Timber Sale Preparation Bidding Process

Bidding will be handled through Buy4Michigan (www.buy4michigan.com). Only pre-qualified timber sale preparation contractors may bid. When work becomes available for bidding, an email will be sent to all pre-qualified bidders and the bid information will be posted on the Buy4Michigan website. The email will notify bidders of the location of the work and include a link to Buy4Michigan. Dates when bids are due will also be included.

To view bid items on Buy4Michigan, select “Contract & Bid Search” from the main page. Under “Advanced Search,” select “Bids.” This will take you to the “Advanced Search” page. On this page, enter the word ‘timber’ for Bid Description and click the “Find It” button. The page will refresh and a listing of the available bid packets will be displayed at the bottom of the page. Click on the “Bid #” of interest. Please review the prescription form and map(s) which are found by clicking on the link next to “Attachments.” Note the bid Item Information. You are encouraged to examine these offerings carefully in the field as the acreages, distances, and other values presented are estimates, and are not guaranteed.

If you are interested in submitting a bid for a particular bid packet, follow these steps:

  • Make sure you are pre-qualified state of Michigan vendor. If your application for pre-qualification is in process, you may receive an information email to review bid items as they become available. However, your pre-qualification must be received and successfully evaluated by the bid due date in order to be awarded any bids.
  • Review the Timber Sale Preparation Contract Bid Packets listed at Buy4Michigan. Each bid packet will be awarded to a single vendor on the basis of their bid form, contract history and their Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) received during the pre-qualification process. Bid packets will be awarded based on “Best Value to the State.”
  • Please review the prescription form, maps and the bid items. You are encouraged to examine these offerings carefully for yourself as the acreages, distances, and other values presented are estimates, and are not guaranteed.

Bid forms will not be accepted after the date and time shown for each bid packet.