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BLM seeks bids for off-range corrals in the West for wild horses

by Nevada State News
Horse gather near Tonopah. Image: BLM

Facilities must be located in Idaho, Nevada or Utah

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – BLM announced last week it is seeking contractors to provide corral space for animals gathered from public rangelands in the West. BLM will award contracts to facilities in the states of Idaho, Nevada and Utah that can accommodate 500—10,000 wild horses and burros in safe, humane conditions.

The corrals will serve as short-term holding and preparation facilities for animals to be transferred to off-range pastures or adoption and sale locations.

Rapidly growing herds the stress they place on the land requires the agency to remove more animals than it can place into private care, officials sais. “Off-range care facilities provide needed capacity to hold these excess animals, while providing veterinary care and preparing them for adoption.”

Proposals are accepted through November 30, 2020.

Applicants who are new to conducting business with the government must first obtain a Dun and Bradstreet number at www.dnb.com and then register at www.sam.gov/ to respond to the solicitation. No fee is involved. The solicitation describes what to submit to the BLM and where to send it. To respond to this solicitation:

(1) Go to https://beta.sam.gov/

(2) Scroll down under Contract Opportunities (FBO) and click “Search Contract Opportunities”; 

(3) Enter the solicitation number (140L0120R0008) in the “Keywords” field and hit Enter.  

For assistance, please contact David Slade, 303-236-4079, dslade@blm.gov. A list of frequently asked questions is available at https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/wildhorse_OffRangeCorralFAQ_3.10.2020.pdf. .

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