NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD This Funding Announcement is not a request for applications.
This announcement is to provide public notice of the National Park Serviceï¿½s intention to fund the following project activities without full and open competition.
ABSTRACT Funding Announcement
Number NPS-#P11AC00165 Project Title Weed Management-Grand Teton National Park/Teton County Recipient Teton County Principle Investigator / Program Manager Kathy Mellander-ATR, Jason Brengle-Program Manager Total Anticipated Award Amount $34,32 4. 00 Cost Share None Required New Award or Continuation? New Award under Cooperative Agreement,P11AC00165 Anticipated Length of Agreement Through September 30, 2016 Anticipated Period of Performance Through September 30, 2016 Award Instrument Cooperative Agreement Statutory Authority 16 U.S.C.
ï¿½1g, 16 U.S.C.
93-629, (7 U.S.C.
seq) CFDA # and Title 1 5. 227 Distribution of Receipts to State & Local Government Single Source Justification Criteria Cited #4 ï¿½ Unique Qualifications NPS Point of Contact Tina Holland Page 1 OVERVIEW, RECIPIENT AND NPS SUBSTANTIAL INVOLVEMENT TCW&P and GTNP vegetation management personnel share a common goal in the reduction of existing exotic plant populations and minimizing future spread.
The 50% cost-share on herbicide provides a significant cost savings to the government thus benefiting the taxpaying public.
Treatments efficiency will be improved with the increased collaboration flexibility and the ability of TCW&P to treat across agency boundaries.
The agreement will allow the involved parties to move further towards larger scale landscape or ecosystem type management of exotic plant species.
The primary scope of this project is roadside exotic plant treatment and herbicide procurement.
NPS personnel will monitor treatment progress and efficacy.
We work extensively with Teton County Weed and Pest on various weed treatment projects within and along the boundary of GTNP.
Our public purpose is reduction of state and county listed noxious weeds in and adjacent to GTNP, which in turn helps preserve big game habitat and overall ecosystem integrity.
SINGLE-SOURCE JUSTIFICATION DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SINGLE SOURCE POLICY REQUIREMENTS Department of the Interior Policy (505 DM 2) requires a written justification which explains why competition is not practicable for each single-source award.
The justification must address one or more of the following criteria as well as discussion of the program legislative history, unique capabilities of the proposed recipient, and cost-sharing contribution offered by the proposed recipient, as applicable.
In order for an assistance award to be made without competition, the award must satisfy one or more of the following criteria:
(1)Unsolicited Proposal ï¿½ The proposed award is the result of an unsolicited assistance application which represents a unique or innovative idea, method, or approach which is not the subject of a current or planned contract or assistance award, but which is deemed advantageous to the program objectives; (2)Continuation ï¿½ The activity to be funded is necessary to the satisfactory completion of, or is a continuation of an activity presently being funded, and for which competition would have a significant adverse effect on the continuity or completion of the activity; (3)Legislative intent ï¿½ The language in the applicable authorizing legislation or legislative history clearly indicates Congressï¿½ intent to restrict the award to a particular recipient of purpose; (4)Unique Qualifications ï¿½ The applicant is uniquely qualified to perform the activity based upon a variety of demonstrable factors such as location, property ownership, voluntary support capacity, cost-sharing ability if applicable, technical expertise, or other such unique qualifications; (5)Emergencies ï¿½ Program/award where there is insufficient time available (due to a compelling and unusual urgency, or substantial danger to health or safety) for adequate competitive procedures to be followed.
The National Park Service awarded this agreement Teton County Weed and Pest District based on the following exception.
(4) Unique Qualifications ï¿½ The cooperator is part of a standing MOU between NPS, Grand Teton, NRCS, WT DOT, USFWS, WYGF, Wyoming Office of State Lands, BLM, Teton Conservation District, USDA Forest Service, allowing all parties to benefit in working together in inventory, monitoring, control, and to prevent the spread of noxious weeds across Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Area.
As such, the applicant is uniquely qualified to perform the activity based on the MOU agreement.
The principal objective of this agreement is to facilitate the implementation of noxious weed control and herbicide purchase between the NPS and the County.
This agreement provides procedures and direction for the control of designated and declared noxious weeds on lands administered by the NPS and the purchase of herbicide.
The County is actively engaged in a noxious weed control program and is desirous of cooperating with the NPS in the control of noxious weeds on adjacent NPS controlled lands.
The County can more advantageously and efficiently use personnel and weed control equipment by incorporating in its program the treatment of NPS controlled lands.
The parties have agreed to outline the operating procedures under which the County will provide services for the control of noxious weeds on NPS controlled lands.
The parties identify the noxious weeds of priority concern to include, but not strictly limited to the following species:
Hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana) Black henbane (Hyoscyamus niger) Bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare) Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) Common mullein (Verbascum thapsus) Common tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) Dalmatian toadflax (Linaria dalmatica) Diffuse knapweed (Centaurea diffusa) Downy brome (Cheatgrass) (Bromus tectorum) Dyerï¿½s woad (Isatis tinctoria) Field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) Hoary cress (Cardaria draba) Houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale) Leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula) Mayweed chamomile (Anthemis cotula) Musk thistle (Carduus nutans) Orange hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum) Oxeye daisy (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) Perennial pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium) Plumeless thistle (Carduus acanthoides) Prostrate knotweed (Polygonum aviculare) Puncturevine (Tribulus terrestris) Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) Russian knapweed (Centaurea repens) Saint Johnswort (Hypericum perforatum) Saltcedar (Tamarisk) (Tamarix ramosissima) Scentless chamomile (Matricaria perforata) Spotted knapweed (Centaurea maculosa) Sulfur cinquefoil (Potentilla recta) Yellow hawkweed (Hieracium fendleri) Yellow toadflax (Linaria vulgaris)