Bid on Removal Contracts
FOR CONTRACTORS: Bidding on Derelict Vessel Removal
Most of the work to remove and dispose of derelict and abandoned vessels on state-owned aquatic lands is done by private contractors. DNR and state agencies are required to use Washington state contract 01816 for removals over the direct-buy limit ($10,000), including non-emergency removals for vessels up to 100 feet. Local government agencies may also use contractors from this list, but are not required to do so. This contract uses a pool of pre-qualified vendors to bid on planned projects.
For emergency derelict vessel services or oil spill response, DNR and state agencies are required to use Washington state contract 00214 over the direct-buy limit. This contract is used for time critical incidents or threats in which response delays may result in increased human health exposure, environmental impact, economic disruptions or clean-up costs.
If you would like to be notified of bidding opportunities, sign up through Washington’s Electronic Business Solutions (WEBS). You will need to register an account with WEBS. You can sign up to receive notices about a wide variety of bidding opportunities, depending on the types of work you do. The commodity code used for derelict vessel removal and disposal is 959-77.
Occasionally, DNR seeks bids on projects that are not part of the state contract, primarily for disposal of vessels larger than 100 ft. DNR will advertise these projects through WEBS.
For projects under $10,000, DNR can purchase services directly from qualified vendors.
For more information about the bidding process specific to state contract 01816 or 00214, contact Richard Worthy, DES Contracts Specialist at 360-407-9407.
For more information about DNR’s Derelict Vessel Removal Program and contracting process, contact Troy Wood, DNR Derelict Vessel Removal Program Manager at 360-902-1574.