Notice is hereby given that the Natchitoches Parish School Board will receive sealed bids for approximately 273 acres of timber thinning on Board-owned property near Natchitoches, Louisiana. The legal description of this property is a portion of Section 16, Township 8 North, Range 7 West.

This sale is comprised of well-stocked 26-year old planted pine which has been thinned once. This sale is intended to be an operator select thinning, leaving 80 square feet of Basal Area of Dominant or Co­ Dominant PINE trees. Sale harvest boundaries are flagged in PINK. Shapefiles and/or a plat of the sale area is available upon request from Echo Forestry, the agent for the Natchitoches Parish School Board.

You may contact Echo Forestry for bid and sale information by contacting Joe A. Cooper at 318-663-8526.

Bids should be for a single, per-ton blended price for all pine products, and a per-ton price for hardwood pulpwood. Bids will be accepted until 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 18, 2021, and will be publicly opened and read aloud at that time in the School Board’s Central Office, 310 Royal Street, Natchitoches, Louisiana, 71457-5709. Bids will be accepted by mail, hand-delivery, or electronically.

Mailed bids should be sent to School Board’s address, ATTN: Michelle Demery. Please mark mailed bids clearly on the envelope “Timber Bid – Tract 0807”. The successful bidder will be required to pay a $25,000 deposit upon contract execution, to applied to the timber stumpage when it is harvested. You may find bid-related documents and place electronic bids at  CENTRAL_BIDOING.COM.

For questions related to the electronic bidding process, please call Central Bidding at 225-810-4814.

A mutually agreeable timber sate contract will be prepared granting the successful bidder a period of 24 months in which to remove the timber. Bids received after the date and time of opening will not be considered. Additional information may be obtained upon request by contacting Michelle Demery, purchasing/Risk/Accounts Payable Manager, at 318-352-2358, Ext. 1155, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

/s/ Lee Waskom
Director of Business Affairs