Tennessee Wildlife Management Area Timber Sales

Summary

TWRA Wildlife Management areas are managed under the Agency’s strategic plan and Mission to preserve, conserve, manage, protect, and enhance the fish and wildlife of the state and their habitats for the use, benefit, and enjoyment of the citizens of Tennessee and its visitors. Additionally, professional wildlife managers and foresters manage the resources according to sound scientific wildlife management and forestry principles for their sustainable use.

In the process of managing for healthy and sustainable forests and the utilization of the resources that are found on the Wildlife Management Areas, the State regularly harvests timber. Harvests are generally administered through timber sales and these sales are governed by the procedures outlined in CHAPTER 1660-01-36 RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE SALE OF FORESTRY PRODUCTS Basically, regularly scheduled harvests are sealed bid sales going to the highest bidder. The Purchaser and the State then enter into a Timber Sales Contract that outlines the terms and conditions of the sale and removal of the timber. By rule, all scheduled sales require the collection from the Purchaser the amount of 7% of the sale price as a performance deposit.

Each year stands of timber are selected to be harvested to maintain healthy forests through thinning or other intermediate forest health needs or to be harvested to start a new forest cycle and maintain a healthy tree age distribution across the forests.


Timber Sale Bid Opening

None Scheduled Currently

Location of Tennessee Wildlife Management Areas


Sale Information

Current  WMA timber sales are listed below with a minimum notice of 20 business days in advance of bid opening date. Closed sales are listed with winning bids announced by bid opening date.

TWRA WMA  Type A Sales (Click on the Sale Number to download bid information)
Invitation to Bid
 -Sale #
State WMA Total Timber Volume (Board Ft – Doyle Form Class 78 Acres
Bid Opening Date and Time (Winning Bid)
31AA-424-1  Catoosa 144, 400 (+4,785 tons pulp) 102 April 23, 2024 9:00 am Central Time
31AA-424-2 Catoosa 124,900 (+1,259 tons pulp) 66 April 23, 2024 9:00 am Central Time
31AA-424-3 Catoosa 631,988 (+1,208 tons pulp) 109 April 23, 2024 9:00 am Central Time
31AA-424-4 Catoosa 91,000 (+3,452 tons pulp) 92 April 23, 2024 9:00 am Central Time
31AA-424-5 Catoosa 251,000 (+1,712 tons pulp) 106 April 23, 2024 9:00 am Central Time
31AF-424-1 Mount Roosevelt 139,527 (+460 tons pulp) 34 April 23, 2024 9:00 am Central Time
31AF-424-2 Mount Roosevelt 304,184 (+1,320 tons pulp) 101 April 23, 2024 9:00 am Central Time
31AF-424-3 Mount Roosevelt 211,000 (+1,778 tons pulp) 140 April 23, 2024 9:00 am Central Time
31AF-424-4 Mount Roosevelt 250,500 (+1,190 tons pulp) 51 April 23, 2024 9:00 am Central Time
41AA-424-1 North Cumberland 144,700 (+787 tons pulp) 65 April 24, 2024 10:00 am Eastern Time
41AA-424-2 North Cumberland 189,300 (+214 tons pulp) 56 April 24, 2024 10:00 am Eastern Time
41AA-424-3 North Cumberland 405,000 (+919 tons pulp) 61 April 24, 2024 10:00 am Eastern Time
41AA-424-4 North Cumberland 265,500 (+1122 tons pulp) 92 April 24, 2024 10:00 am Eastern Time
TWRA WMA  Type B Sales (Click on the Sale Number to download bid information)
State WMA Invitation to Bid  -Sale # Acres
Bid Opening Date and Time (Winning Bid)

None

Scheduled

     

Timber Sale Virtual Bid Opening

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Instructions to Bid on Sale(s)

1.        Download the "Invitation to Bid " using the link for the timber sale(s) you are interested in submitting a bid (for example 31AA-424-1). Save the file(s) to your computer. Print the "Invitation to Bid" page for each sale which you want to submit a bid.

2.        Complete the "Bid" information for each sale you want to submit a bid. One form must be completed for each individual sale. All "required" information must be provided or the bid will be rejected.

3.        Deliver bid - Bids will be accepted in the following methods:

Hand Delivery

  • The appropriate bid number must be on the outside of the envelope and the envelope sealed. Only one bid per envelope. Please print the name of the bidder, organization, and telephone number on the outside of the bid  The State assumes no responsibility for lost or misdirected bids.
  • Bring the sealed Bid to the Bid Opening location during normal business hours prior to the specified time bids are to be opened.

Mailed

  • The appropriate bid number must be on the outside of the envelope and the envelope sealed. Only one bid per envelope. Please print the name of the bidder, organization, and telephone number on the outside of the bid  The State assumes no responsibility for lost or misdirected bids.
  • Put the sealed envelope into a larger envelope and mail to the address provided in the "Invitation to Bid". If more than one bid is being submitted, the individual sealed envelopes may be placed in one large envelope and mailed to the appropriate address.

Submission of the bid(s) shall follow the GENERAL PROVISIONS of the bid.

General Provisions

Timber sales shall comply with the procedures outlined in CHAPTER 1660-01-36RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE SALE OF FORESTRY PRODUCTS

The timber sale contract will not be assignable by the purchaser in whole or in part without the written consent of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

The departure from the procedures, stipulations, or requirements outlined in the Invitation to Bid and General Provisions may be granted only with approval from the Executive Director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

PREPARATION OF BIDS:

1.        Failure to examine any maps and/or instructions will be at the bidder's risk.

2.        Bids must be filled out in ink or typewritten. No erasures permitted. Errors may be crossed out and corrections printed in ink or typewritten adjacent to the error, and must be initialed in ink by the person signing bid.

SUBMISSION OF BIDS:

1.        Bid Envelope - The appropriate bid number must be on the outside of the envelope and envelope sealed. Only one bid per envelope. Please print the name of the bidder, organization and telephone number on the outside of the bid. The State assumes no responsibility for lost or misdirected bids.

2.        Signature - Bids must be signed and envelope sealed. The person signing the Invitation to Bid must be a person authorized to bind the bidder contractually. Unsigned bids will be rejected. Unsigned bids cannot be signed after the bid has been opened, even if the bidder or the bidder’s representative is present at bid opening. No signatures shall be in pencil. Name of person executing bid and the organization he/she represents should be typewritten or be legibly printed in longhand.

3.        Bid Form - Only bids submitted on bid forms furnished by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be considered.

ACCEPTANCE OF BIDS:

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Only bids in sealed envelopes delivered or mailed to the designated location prior to the bid opening time will be considered. If multiple bids from the same bidder or bidder’s agent or representative are submitted, then all but the highest bid tendered will be voided.

ERROR IN BID: 

No bid shall be altered, amended, or withdrawn after the specified time for opening bids. Negligence on the part of the bidder in preparing the bid confers no right for withdrawal of the bid after it has been opened.

AWARD:

1.        The highest responsible bidder will be declared the purchaser. The purchaser will be required to sign a timber sale contract at which time he will pay the full purchase price and post a performance bond equaling seven (7) percent of the sale price. Both of these amounts shall be in the form of certified or cashier's check, payable to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency .

2.        Should the highest bidder not meet the requirements or stipulations in the Invitation for Bids or General Provisions, then the next highest responsible bidder will be declared the purchaser.

3.        Should two bids be identical in amount, the winner of a coin toss will determine the purchaser.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Copies of the following documents are required to be provided to the State by the Purchaser. Copies can be attached to the signed contract, sent to the State’s contact person by mail, or provided to the State’s contact person no later than the pre-operation meeting. All insurances shall be in good standing and maintained for the term of the contract. Should the status of any of these insurances or documents change, copies should be forwarded to the State’s contact person as soon as possible.

1.        Proof of Worker’s Compensation Insurance applicable to Tennessee, if Purchaser and/or logging contractor have employees

2.        Proof of General Liability Insurance applicable to Tennessee

3.        Proof of Vehicle Insurance for those vehicles utilized under the terms and conditions of the contract applicable to Tennessee

4.        Proof of legal alien work status, if applicable:

1.        United States Passport

2.        Unexpired Foreign Passport with I-551 Stamp

3.        I-94 Arrival/Departure Record

4.        Alien Registration Receipt Card (Resident Alien Card) I-551 (Issued after March 1977)

5.        Alien Registration Receipt Card (Resident Alien Card) I-551 (Issued since 1989)

6.        Alien Registration Receipt Card (Conditional Resident Alien Card) I-551

7.        Temporary Resident Card I-688

8.        Employment Authorization Card I-688A

9.        Employment Authorization Card I-688B