The District of Columbia (DC) Department of General Services ("Department" or "DGS") is charged with maintaining clean, safe, and pest-free areas in and around certain District of Columbia public facilities. The Department is issuing this Request for Proposals to engage multiple firms (each, a "Contractor") to perform Citywide Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Services at various District facilities to control pest populations with the least amount of risk to people and the environment. The Contractors shall provide knowledge about pests and their management, on-going comprehensive inspections of facilities, pest monitoring, proper identification and management of pests consistent with IPM principles and IPM reporting, including recommendations to prevent future pest infestations. The awarded Contractors shall be required to provide these Services at various District locations, identified on Section J, Attachment J.l - List of Locations & Frequency Service Schedule. The awarded Contractors shall provide all management, tools, supplies, equipment, vehicles and labor necessary to successfully perform Integrated Pest Management Services as required for a base year and up to four (4) one (1) year option periods.
The Department has categorized a list of locations into the following three (3) groups (each, a "Group"): Group A shall consist of:
A.1 - Shelters
A.2 - Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) & Municipals
Group B shall consist of:
B.1 -Fire & EMS (FEMS)
B.2 -Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR); and
Group C shall consist of:
C. l DC Public Schools (DCPS)
Each Group also includes Supplemental Services (on-call and emergency service calls). The Department reserves the right at any time (including after an award hereunder), to either add or remove facilities and/or to increase or decrease the responsibility under an awarded contract.
The Department intends to award three (3) contracts (one for each Group). Interested Offerors may submit offers on all Groups and are required to submit price proposals on all line items within each Group, including the base year and the four option year periods. DGS intends to select one (1) Contractor for each Group; however, the Department reserves the right to award more than one contract to a single Contractor if it is the most advantageous to the District.