Search found 3656 matches

by Scooter
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for the final contract for Planting in Quesnel Contract: PL19TLH006 Client: BCTS Quesnel # of Trees: 1,889,348 Season: Spring 2018 Contractor Rating System: Yes Left on the Table: 2.7% This is the last of the four BCTS Quesnel contracts, in the Batnuni area for the most part. No...
by Scooter
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Health, Safety & Training Information
Topic: Taping Forearms to Prevent Tendonitis
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Taping Forearms to Prevent Tendonitis

I don't know much about the physiology of compression, so I just read this article: http://www.fleetfeethartford.com/sports-medicine/sports-medicine-corner/compression I'm not sure how accurate it is, but it seems that there is some medical basis for using compression as one extra way of minimizing ...
by Scooter
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here is yet another job for Planting in Quesnel Contract: PL19TLH005 Client: BCTS Quesnel # of Trees: 2,567,538 Season: Spring/Summer 2018 Contractor Rating System: Yes Left on the Table: 11.2% This one is interesting. Most of this is spring work (2,129,690 trees) with 437,848 summer. A lot of this ...
by Scooter
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for another contract for Planting in Quesnel Contract: PL19TLH004 Client: BCTS Quesnel # of Trees: 2,182,024 Season: Spring/Summer 2018 Contractor Rating System: Yes Left on the Table: 4.7% The breakdown on this contract is for 1,663,680 spring trees and 518,344 summer trees. Th...
by Scooter
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for a contract for Browse Cone Removal on East Thurlow Island Contract: FH18TCB042 Client: BCTS Campbell River # of Cones: Approximately 15,000 Contractor Rating System: N/A This contract is for the removal of "approximately 15,000" cones on approximately 117 Ha, spread out over...
by Scooter
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for a job for Planting in Smithers Contract: PL19TAS102 Client: BCTS Smithers # of Trees: 1,101,480 Season: Spring 2018 Contractor Rating System: No Left on the Table: 10.4% I looked at this job, and it didn't look nice. Messy blocks, and some bad soupy access. The bids on this ...
by Scooter
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Health, Safety & Training Information
Topic: WorkSafe, & Liability of Companies/Supervisors
Replies: 1
Views: 55

WorkSafe, & Liability of Companies/Supervisors

Here's an article which is an excellent albeit grim reminder of the responsibility for companies and supervisors to ensure due diligence with the training of employees, and even more so, to be aware of the extra efforts required for the training of persons considered to be "young employees." It's al...
by Scooter
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Planting in Nova Scotia
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Planting in Nova Scotia

Depending on where you're working in BC, the land can be anywhere from 10 to 20 cents for most normal Interior work. That also depends on the difficulty of the land. I've worked for 9 cents before, on really nice ground, and I've worked for 80 cents before. There is no "standard" tree price because ...
by Scooter
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for another contract for Planting in Williams Lake Contract: PL19TLE001 Client: BCTS Williams Lake # of Trees: 1,324,918 Season: Spring 2018 Contractor Rating System: Yes Left on the Table: 4.2% A smaller contract, which unfortunately is spread out into three very separated clus...
by Scooter
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here a contract for work Planting in Port McNeil Contract: PL18THD219 Client: BCTS Port McNeil # of Trees: 476,865 Season: Spring 2018 Contractor Rating System: Non Left on the Table: 21.6% This is a large amount to leave on the table for a contract with a moderate dollar value. This contract includ...
by Scooter
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for a contract for Planting in Merritt Contract: PL19DCS101 Client: MOF (because I think it's silly to acknowledge an agency like MOFLNROPR that has extra intials every year) # of Trees: 706,420 Season: Spring 2018 (Option to Renew) Contractor Rating: N/A (BCTS only) Left on the...
by Scooter
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for a contract for Planting in Burns Lake Contract: PL19TAS100 Client: BCTS Burns Lake # of Trees: 1,990,800 Season: Spring 2018 Contractor Rating System: Yes Left on the Table: 31.0% If there's one thing that a company can count on during viewing season, it's that if they make ...
by Scooter
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for another contract for Planting in Mackenzie Contract: PL19TGE003 Client: BCTS Mackenzie # of Trees: 1,661,802 Season: 750K Spring and 912K Summer 2018 Contractor Rating System: Yes Left on the Table: 3.1% I've attached some of the relevant contract documents to the bottom of ...
by Scooter
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for a contract for Aspen Planting in Vanderhoof Contract: PL19DSN020 Client: MOF Van derhoof # of Trees: 25,452 Season: Spring 2018 Contractor Rating System: N/A (MOF doesn't participate) Left on the Table: 52.1% This is an interesting contract. It's a small planting contract, b...
by Scooter
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are ... no certain results ... for a contract for doing Fir Beetle work in Williams Lake Contract: FH18DCC001 Client: Ministry of Forests Williams Lake This is an odd release, having the names redacted. I can only assume that once the contract has been signed, they'll release the names beside t...
by Scooter
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Health, Safety & Training Information
Topic: Cheap Programmable VHF Radios
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Cheap Programmable VHF Radios

I bought some cheap Chinese handhelds from Amazon. Now let me clarify up front that I don't intend or want these to be replacements for proper good traditional handhelds from companies like iComm. I'm simply experimenting with them as an extra tool to have in the field. Let me give you some backgrou...
by Scooter
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for the first of four BCTS contracts for Planting in Quesnel Contract: PL19TLH003 Client: BCTS Quesnel # of Trees: 985,720 Season: Spring & Summer 2018 Contractor Rating System: Yes Left on the Table: Negligible This contract consists of 487k spring and 499k summer. Most of the ...
by Scooter
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for a contract for Planting in Vanderhoof Contract: PL19TJE007 Client: BCTS Vanderhoof (FFT Funding) # of Trees: 335,500 Season: Spring 2017 Contractor Rating System: Yes Left on the Table: Inconsequential This is a job funded by the Forests For Tomorrow program. It's all fill p...
by Scooter
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for a contract for Planting in Merritt Contract: PL19TEF001 Client: BCTS Kamloops # of Trees: 2,917,876 Season: Spring 2018 Contractor Rating System: Yes Left on the Table: 1.2% I've attached a few of the relevant contract documents to the bottom of this post. Additional maps an...
by Scooter
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for a contract for Planting in Houston Contract: PL19TAS101 Client: BCTS Houston # of Trees: 2,209,281 Season: Spring 2018 (Option to Renew) Contractor Rating System: Yes Left on the Table: 5.8% Quite a large gap between the #2 and #3 bidders on this list. I've attached some of ...
by Scooter
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for a contract for Planting in Williams Lake Contract: PL19TLE002 Client: BCTS Williams Lake # of Trees: 4,353,002 Season: Spring 2018 Contractor Rating System: Yes Left on the Table: 9.3% This job is in an area that I'm quite familiar with, having worked there twice in the past...
by Scooter
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for a contract for Planting in Revelstoke/Shushwap Contract: PL19TKR004 Client: BCTS Nelson # of Trees: 140,144 Season: Spring 2018 Contractor Rating System: No Left on the Table: 3.6% This is a small job. However, it's also a technical job - entirely 512A stock, with difficult ...
by Scooter
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are partial results for a contract for Planting in Quesnel Contract: PL19DQU001 Client: MOFLNRO (Ministry of Forests) Season: Spring 2018 # of Trees: 1,099,730 Left on the Table: Unknown I found this in the Contract Awards section on BC Bid. This office didn't release the results of all competi...
by Scooter
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

For those of you wondering what "Left On The Table" means, it's the gap (in dollar or percentage terms) between the lowest and second lowest bidder. Why is this important? Let me use an example, with two different contracts being bid upon by four companies each. We'll pretend that the contracts are ...
by Scooter
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for a contract for Manual Brushing in Kootenay Lake Contract: BR19TFD003 Client: BCTS Nelson Season: 2018 I've attached some of the relevant contract documents to the bottom of this post. More information, including maps and so on, can be found using the Advanced Search on BC Bi...
by Scooter
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for a contract for Planting in Mackenzie Contract: PL19TGE004 Client: BCTS Mackenzie # of Trees: 2,974,532 Season: Summer 2018 Contractor Rating System: Yes Left on the Table: 23.6% The amount of money left on the table on this job is stunning. Over $180k in real terms. Would Co...
by Scooter
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Tell us more! Are the volumes of work in Alberta consistent for the past couple years, or going up or down? How much of the work is doing surveys, and how much is Fall & Burn? What does the future look like? The future for planting in BC is looking like there should be more work in the next several ...
by Scooter
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Quite a few planting or brushing contract results will be announced over the next three days (five contracts, I think). I'll post those here on Thursday and Friday nights. In the meantime, here are the results for a small Brushing contract in Revelstoke/Golden Contract: BR19TKR005 Client: BCTS Verno...
by Scooter
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for a contract for the Application of Deer Repellent out of Squamish Contract: BR18LMN007 Client: MOF Squamish This contract covers the application of (presumably) Plantskydd on 22 blocks totaling approximately 190 Hectares. I've attached some of the relevant contract documents ...
by Scooter
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for a contract for Brushing in Sea-to-Sky, Upper Lillooet Contract: BR18LMN200 Client: MOF Squamish This contract is for about 77 hectares of work, including almost half of which is heli access. I've attached some of the relevant contract documents to the bottom of this post. 01...
by Scooter
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Advice on Getting a Stuck Truck out of the Mud
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Advice on Getting a Stuck Truck out of the Mud

If you're ever having problems making a YouTube link work, take out the "s" from HTTPS at the start. I don't know why the board doesn't accept HTTPS vids yet. I just edit them myself when I see that someone has posted something and the tags aren't working. I find that it's very helpful to carry a sh...
by Scooter
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for a contract for Planting in Clearwater Contract: PL19TEE001 Client: BCTS Clearwater # of Trees: 1,250,882 Season: Spring/Summer 2018 (3 year OTR) Contractor Rating System: Yes Left on the Table: 1.2% I've attached some of the relevant contract documents to this post. 01. $609...
by Scooter
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for another contract for Manual Brushing in North Arrow Contract: BR19TFG004 Client: BCTS Nelson Season: 2018 I've attached some of the relevant contract documents to the bottom of this post. 01. $132,986 - Greenpeaks Resource Management 02. $140,438 - Hamelin Silviculture 03. $...
by Scooter
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for another contract for Brushing & Mistletoe Eradication in Prince George Contract: BR19TGE002 Client: BCTS Prince George Season: 2018 I've attached some of the relevant contract documents to this tender. 01. $233,903 - Lignin Industries 02. $271,122 - Spectrum 03. $359,284 - G...
by Scooter
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for a contract for Brushing in North Arrow Contract: BR18TFG016 Client: BCTS Nelson Season: Fall 2017 I've attached some of the relevant contract documents to the bottom of this post. 01. $45,098 - Andre Hamelin / Hamelin Silviculture 02. $63,174 - Raven Ventures 03. $64,718 - W...
by Scooter
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

I also have to catch up on some brushing contract results from the past couple of months. Here are the results for a contract for Brushing in Prince George Contract: BR18TGC005 Client: BCTS Prince George Season: Fall 2017 I've attached some of the relevant tender documents to the bottom of this post...
by Scooter
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for another contract for Planting in Vernon Contract: PL19TKN003 Client: BCTS Vernon # of Trees: 1,310,722 Season: Spring & Summer 2018, 3 year OTR Contractor Rating System: Yes Left on the Table: 12.93% I've attached some of the relevant documents to the bottom of this post. It...
by Scooter
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for a contract for Planting in the Kootenay Lakes area Contract: PL19TFD002 Client: BCTS Nelson # of Trees: 1,071,115 Season: Spring 2018 Contractor Rating System: Yes Left on the Table: 18.93% This is a massive amount to leave on the table - $89,557 in total, in actual dollar t...
by Scooter
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for a contract for Planting in the Boundary area Contract: PL19TFF001 Client: BCTS Boundary # of Trees: 985,000 Season: Spring 2018 Contractor Rating System: No Left on the Table: 8.41% I've attached some of the relevant contract documents to the bottom of this post. 01. $390,39...
by Scooter
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for a contract for Planting in Cranbrook Contract: PL19TFH001 Client: BCTS Crankbrook # of Trees: 771,300 Season: Spring 2018 Contractor Rating System: Yes Left on the Table: 3.21% I've attached some of the relevant contract documents to this post. 01. $271,725 - 35.2 cents/tree...
by Scooter
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for a contract for Planting in Arrow North Contract: PL19TFG002 Client: BCTS Nelson # of Trees: 513,891 Season: Spring 2018 Contractor Rating System: Yes Left on the Table: 4.74% I've attached some of the relevant contract documents to the bottom of this post. This contract incl...
by Scooter
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here's another educational tip which is related to the previous post about the Houston PL19TAS101 contract overview. If you're switching back and forth between the current contract map without roads (Houston_2018_Overview_Morice.pdf) and the archived "Burns Lake 2015.pdf" map that I mentioned, and y...
by Scooter
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

I've attached a copy of what I call a "challenging overview map." This one is for a contract which is currently open, and contractors are currently looking at blocks on this job. Unfortunately, this overview map has a few deficiencies: - There are four blocks on this map (91606-1, 91606-2, 91606-3, ...
by Scooter
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for a contract for Planting in Arrow South Contract: PL19TFG001 Client: BCTS Nelson # of Trees: 520,453 Season: Spring 2018 Contractor Rating System: Yes Left on the Table: 0.02% This may go down in history as the closest bid in a very long time. At least the closest that I reme...
by Scooter
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for another contract for Planting in Vanderhoof Contract: PL19TJE003 Client: BCTS Vanderhoof # of Trees: 1,911,995 Season: Spring 2018 Contractor Rating System: No Left on the Table: 9.64% I've attached some of the relevant contract documents to this post. 01. $504,045 - 26.4 ce...
by Scooter
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here's my Safety Pro Tip #2 for this year's viewing season. With all of the wildfires throughout BC this year, if you see recently burned ground on either side of the road when approaching a bridge, it's probably in your own best interests to stop the truck and do a quick "structural integrity" asse...
by Scooter
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

I find these last two jobs to be an interesting case study. Look at the spreads between the following six companies, when comparing the two jobs: Brinkman (10.0 cents) Celtic (8.7 cents) Apex (5.4 cents) Folklore (4.7 cents) These four companies had an average spread between contracts of 7.2 cents p...
by Scooter
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for a second job for Planting in Fort St James Contract: PL19TJE006 Client: BCTS Fort St James # of Trees: 1,724,900 Season: Spring 2018 Contractor Rating System: No Left on the Table: 3.53% I haven't seen Summit doing much bidding in the public domain over the past few years. I...
by Scooter
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 65
Views: 5031

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

Here are the results for a contract for Planting in Fort St James Contract: PL19TJE005 Client: BCTS Fort St James # of Trees: 1,799,000 Season: Spring 2018 Contractor Rating System: No Left on the Table: 1.66% I've attached some of the relevant contract documents to this post. 01. $524,481 - 29.2 ce...