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PERFORMANCE WORK STATEMENT (PWS)
Vegetation Removal Services at Caño Martín Peña, San Juan, Puerto Rico

July 2022

Part 1
General Information

1. GENERAL INFORMATION:

This is a non-personal services contract to remove all vegetation along Caño Martín Peña in San Juan,
Puerto Rico from within the project limits shown in Figure 1 (From Luis Munoz Rivera Bridge to San
Jose Lagoon). The Government will not exercise any supervision or control over the contract service
providers performing the services herein. Such contract service providers shall be accountable solely to
the Contractor who, in turn is responsible to the Government.

1.1 Description of Services:

The Contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials,
supervision, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform terrestrial and aquatic
vegetation removal activities above land surface (without removal of stumps and roots), clean-up and
removal of surficial vegetation debris, vegetation debris shredding, transport and legally dispose
vegetation debris at a final disposal facility, as defined in this Performance Work Statement (PWS) except
for those items specified as Government furnished property and services.

1.2 Background:

The Caño Martín Peña (CMP) is a waterway approximately 4 miles long, connecting San Juan Bay and
San José Lagoon, in metropolitan San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is part of the San Juan Bay Estuary (SJBE),
the only tropical estuary that is included in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National
Estuary Program. The total drainage area of the CMP is about 4 square miles (2,500 acres). The eastern
2.2-mile-long segment of the CMP and adjacent areas, including the San José Lagoon, are the focus of the
Caño Martín Peña Ecosystem Restoration Project.

1.3 Objective:

The objective of this contract is to conduct mechanical vegetation removal activities at the site (refer to
the attached Figure 1). The contractor shall remove vegetation and trees without removal of stumps and
roots, shred, transport the vegetation debris, and legally dispose of the vegetation debris at a final disposal
facility (burning or chemical control is not allowed).

1.4 Non-Personal Services:

The Government shall neither supervise contractor employees nor control the method by which the
contractor performs the required tasks. Under no circumstances shall the Government assign tasks to, or
prepare work schedules for, individual contractor employees. It shall be the responsibility of the
contractor to manage its employees and to guard against any actions that are of the nature of personal
services or give the perception of personal services. If the contractor believes that any actions constitute,
or are perceived to constitute personal services, it shall be the contractor's responsibility to notify the
Contracting Officer immediately.

1.5 Scope:

The task will include the removal of approximately 40 acres of terrestrial and aquatic vegetation within
and along the banks of the Caño Martín Peña from Luis Munoz Rivera Bridge to San Jose Lagoon. The
vegetation removal activities will include but are not limited to cutting, mulching, grinding, and
physical removal. Vegetation removed will be processed as needed (mulching, grinding) and
transported to an appropriate upland facility for disposal. Removal of tree stumps and roots is not part
of this scope. The contracted work shall be in accordance with this PWS.

1.6 Period of Performance:

The period of performance will not exceed one year from the date of award.

1.7 Place of Performance:

The field work to be performed is at the Caño Martín Peña in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from Luis Munoz
Rivera Bridge to San Jose Lagoon.

1.8 Recognized Holidays:

The Contractor will not be required to work on holidays indicated below.

Labor Day (FED)
Columbus Day (FED)
Veteran’s Day (FED)
Thanksgiving Day (FED)
Christmas Day (FED)

New Year’s Day (FED)

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday (FED)

President’s Day (FED)

Memorial Day (FED)
Independence Day (FED)

Juneteenth National Independence Day (FED)

1.9 Post Award Conference/Periodic Progress Meetings:

The Contractor agrees to attend any post award conference convened by the contracting activity or
contract administration office in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation Subpart 42.5. The
Contracting Officer, Contracting Officers Representative (COR), and other Government personnel, as
appropriate, may meet periodically with the Contractor to review the Contractor's performance. At these
meetings the Contracting Officer will apprise the Contractor of how the Government views the
contractor's performance and the Contractor will apprise the Government of problems, if any, being
experienced. Appropriate action shall be taken to resolve outstanding issues. These meetings shall be at
no additional cost to the Government.

1.10 Contracting Officer Representative (COR):

1.10.1. The Contracting Officer has appointed the following individual as COR:

Javier Cortes
Environmental Engineer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
ATTN: CESAJ-EN-GE
701 San Marco Blvd

Jacksonville, FL 32207
O: 904-232-1896
M: 904-616-8837 gov cell
Email: Javier.Cortes@usace.army.mil

2. CONTRACTOR ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT

2.1 Business Relations:

The contractor shall successfully integrate and coordinate all activity needed to execute the requirement.
The contractor shall manage the timeliness, completeness, and quality of problem identification. The
contractor shall provide corrective action plans, proposal submittals, timely identification of issues, and
effective management of subcontractors. The contractor shall seek to ensure customer satisfaction and
professional and ethical behavior of all contractor personnel.

2.2 Key Personnel:

The follow personnel are considered key personnel by the government: The contractor shall provide a
contract manager who shall be responsible for the performance of the work. The name of this person and
an alternate who shall act for the contractor when the manager is absent shall be designated in writing to
the contracting officer. The contract manager or alternate shall have full authority to act for the contractor
on all contract matters relating to daily operation of this contract. The contract manager or alternate shall
be available between 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday except Federal holidays or when the
government facility is closed for administrative reasons.

3. SECURITY

3.1 Security Requirements:

Security clearances will not be required for this contract.

3.2 Physical Security: (Reserved)

The contractor shall be responsible for safeguarding all government equipment, information and property
provided for contractor use. Government-furnished equipment, property, and facilities are not applicable
to this contract. The contractor shall be responsible for safeguarding their equipment and supplies on site,
and information regarding the project.

4. QUALITY

4.1 Quality Control:

The contractor shall develop and maintain an effective quality control program to ensure services are
performed in accordance with this PWS. The contractor shall develop and implement procedures to
identify, prevent, and ensure non-recurrence of defective services. The contractor’s quality control
program is how he assures himself that his work complies with the requirement of the contract.

4.2 Quality Assurance:

The government shall evaluate the contractor’s performance under this contract in accordance with the
Performance Requirement Summary (PRS). Additionally, the Government will use a Quality Assurance
Surveillance Plan (QASP), in the inspection of the services. This plan is primarily focused on what the
Government must do to ensure that the contractor has performed in accordance with the performance
standards. It defines how the performance standards will be applied, the frequency of surveillance, and
the minimum acceptable defect rate(s).

4.3 Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP):

The Government shall monitor the Contractors performance under this contract in accordance with the
Governments QASP.

4.4 Performance Requirements Summary:

The contractor service requirements are summarized into performance objectives that relate directly to
mission essential items. The performance threshold briefly describes the minimum acceptable levels of
service required for each requirement. These thresholds are critical to mission success.

5. GOVERNMENT CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION

5.1 Post Award Conference/Periodic Progress Meetings:

The Contractor agrees to attend any post award conference convened by the contracting activity or
contract administration office in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation Subpart 42.5. The
contracting officer, Contracting Officers Representative (COR), and other Government personnel, as
appropriate, may meet periodically with the contractor to review the contractor's performance. At these
meetings the contracting officer will apprise the contractor of how the government views the contractor's
performance and the contractor will apprise the Government of problems, if any, being experienced.
Appropriate action shall be taken to resolve outstanding issues. These meetings shall be at no additional
cost to the government.

5.2 Contracting Officer Representative (COR):

The COR monitors all technical aspects of the contract and assists in contract administration The COR is
authorized to perform the following functions: assure that the Contractor performs the technical
requirements of the contract: perform inspections necessary in connection with contract performance:
maintain written and oral communications with the Contractor concerning technical aspects of t