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Village of Corrales New Mexico: Juan Gonzales Bas Heritage Farm

Deadline: May 1, 2018

The Village of Corrales (the “Village”) is seeking a contractor with experience in organic farming to plan, manage, provide educational experiences to the public, operate and obtain/maintain an USDA organic certified agricultural facility which is a farmland conservation easement held in trust by the New Mexico Land Conservancy.

The contractor should have the ability and resources to conduct growing projects for a minimum of three years, with optional extension of up to two years, to manage the farmland in exchange for improvements to the property, preserving existing surface water rights, organically improving the soil. The organic certification has been started but the contractor will need to complete the certification if it has not been finalized at the time of the issuance of the contract, retain organic certification of the farm once established, create a sustainable source of local food for the community, and provide public outreach and education.

Upon assuming the contract, the farm manager will provide updates of activities to the Village Administration, Corrales Farmland Preservation and Agricultural Commission’s for review annually in March and September.

Responding firms must farm with organic methods and demonstrate a commitment to a long range educational plan, including but not limited to maintaining an educational children’s/community garden on the southeast half acre of arable farmland and leading or coordinating workshops open to the public on topics related to agriculture, gardening, and food production.

Amount: A contract award will be made. Subcontracting is permitted. The listing threshold for subcontracting for this project is $5,000.

Eligibility: Individuals or organizations may apply.

Link: http://www.corrales-nm.org/rfp/

Note: A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 10:00 am at Village Hall 4324 Corrales Road.

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