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Continuing the reconstruction of the Puerto Rican Parrot Recovery Program

In 2019, a collaboration agreement for the Reconstruction and Hardening of the Puerto Rican Parrot Recovery Program’s Facilities, located at the Río Abajo and the Maricao State Forests, was ratified between Para la Naturaleza, Fish and Wildlife Services and Department of Environmental and Natural Resources. During this period a Project Management team was set, and Jorge L. Rigau FAIA Arquitectos PSC have been working in coordination to design what will eventually be constructed.  

Construction documents for the project have been completed and the project is ready to invite professionals and firms for inspection services and general contractors for the construction.  

We are recruiting for Inspection Services that will include the construction of the new support building at the Maricao State Forest offices and the rehabilitation of the José L. Vivaldi Aviary at the Río Abajo State Forest.   The firms or professionals interested need to be licensed and an active collegiate member, to perform continuous professional Inspection services as required to fulfill this obligation under applicable codes.  

Applicants considered will be evaluated by a committee following an evaluation criterion that includes previous experience, qualifications, availability and workload, and costs.

We are also inviting companies specialized to submit proposals for General Construction Contractor for the projects at the Maricao State Forest and for the rehabilitation of the José L. Vivaldi Puerto Rican Parrot Aviary at the Río Abajo State Forest, Arecibo/Utuado.  General contractors participating in this process shall specify which facility will be considered for bidding, either Maricao Aviary, Río Abajo Aviary, or both.  

As reference, Maricao Project consists of the demolition of an existing structure and the construction of a support building and shelter in hurricane season. In addition to a wastewater collection tank and the electrical and mechanical infrastructure. On the other hand, the Río Abajo project consists of the rehabilitation of several structures, demolition and construction of new housing, structures and infrastructure to support the breeding activities of the parrot. In addition to a wastewater collection tank and electrical and mechanical infrastructure. 

Applicants considered will be evaluated by a committee following an evaluation criterion that includes previous experience, qualifications, availability and workload, costs, litigation history, occupational health and safety plan, and financial capacity. 

The infrastructure of the Puerto Rican Parrot Recovery Program facilities and their wild populations was severely impacted by Hurricanes Irma and María in 2017. These impacts have delayed the recovery of the species by directly affecting wild individuals and the captive breeding capabilities of the aviaries across Puerto Rico. It is critical to the recovery of the species the repairs to these two facilities.

If your company is interested in participating in receiving more information, please contact us via email before April 23rd, to: com-inbound-restauracin-aviario@procoretech.com