Release Date: 02/19/2007

The Division of Administration's Office of State Purchasing is advertising a Request For Proposals (RFP) to remove and properly dispose of hurricane related marine debris from Louisiana coastal waters. 

The presence of debris on the state's shrimping and oyster grounds is an issue of major concern.  Debris in these waters constitutes a danger to navigation and fishing and has resulted in damages to vessels and loss and damage to fishing gear. 

The purpose of the RFP is to obtain competitive proposals as allowed by LA R.S. 39:1593.C from bona fide, well qualified proposers interested in removing debris from the state's shrimping and fishing grounds.  Funding for the proposed project comes from a congressional appropriation for the rehabilitation of Louisiana oyster beds and shrimp grounds (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grant #NA06NMF4540319).

Sealed proposals will be opened at the Office of State Purchasing, Division of Administration, P. O. Box 94095, 1201 North Third Street, Claiborne Building, 2nd Floor, Suite 2-160, Baton Rouge, LA at 10 a.m. CT on March 27, 2007, for the following:

File No. N 51181 KP
Solicitation No.  2214071

Request for Proposal for Shrimp and Fishing Grounds Debris Removal for Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

A non-mandatory pre-proposal conference is scheduled per the following.  Attendance is not required but is strongly urged.

  Date: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007
  Time:  9 a.m., CST
  Place: LA Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries
   2000 Quail Drive, Room 459
   Baton Rouge, LA  70808 

All proposers are hereby notified that a Request for Proposal is being used in lieu of an Invitation to Bid.

Proposal form, information and specifications may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Section, Division of Administration, P.O. Box 94095, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9095, or by calling Llewellyn DeFoe at 225-342-8020, or by faxing your request to 225-342-8688 or from LaPAC (LaPAC is the state's on-line electronic bid posting site, resident on State Purchasing's Web site at  To download and view the RFP, click on the link labeled "Search By Bid Number" and enter the Bid Solicitation Number.

No proposals will be received after the date and hour specified.  The right is reserved to reject any and all proposals and to waive any informalities.

For more information, contact Martin Bourgeois at 225-765-2401 or