A potential 10-year, $1 billion contract list for helicopter support services to the U.S. Forest Service was announced yesterday.
According to a post on GOVCONWIRE, the indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity contract covers the provision of helicopters in the Type 3 category to support national resource conservation and wildland fire management programs. A notice posted Wednesday on the SAM.gov site identifies contractors on the list in a PDF linked from that site.
- Award Details
- Contract Award Date: Apr 26, 2023
- Contractor Awarded Address: Boise, ID USA
- Base and All Options Value (Total Contract Value): $1,000,000,000.00
Additional details may be available from David P. Hershey at NIFC.
Type 3 helicopters are light rotorwing aircraft that weigh up to 7,000 lbs. and can carry up to nine passengers. These contracted aircraft will support a variety of missions such as fire monitoring and suppression, initial attack, prescribed fire and aerial ignition, short-haul, and rappelling operations. The government may also use the helicopters for law enforcement and administrative flights. The firm-fixed-price contract has a one-year base period along with nine option years.