The Contractor will provide a
legal boundary survey of the WRP easement area including the route
of ingress and egress. If needed, access shall be surveyed, but no
monumentation is required. The surveyor must be a licensed registered
land surveyor, with the New Hampshire Board of Licensure for Land Surveyors.
Surveys shall meet the
accuracy specifications and positional tolerances for a Class 1 survey. The
survey will show both the easement and the access route. Services shall include
a metes and bounds description and execution of certification and other such
documents that may be required for the Government to obtain title insurance.
Tasks include, but are not limited to, providing geodetic control ties to
all surveyed boundaries with the state plane coordinate system. Surveys will
include a locus map of the site.
The surveyor will provide an
original (Mylar suitable for recording in the Town’s Land Evidence records)
and two copies (36x24), and two copies of the survey plat 11x17 in size to
the Local WRP Coordinator. The contractor is not to provide a copy of the plat
to the landowner without the approval of the CO. The surveyor shall prepare the
survey in Autodesk Map 3D 2005. The Surveyor will provide the survey (.dwg)
file on a CD. All electronic files and drawings developed under this contract
are the property of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
The following statement will
be included on each survey:
THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT THIS
SURVEY WAS DONE BY THE UNDERSIGNED, THAT THE SURVEY WAS DONE ON THE GROUND IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE MOST RECENT MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR PROPERTY BOUNDARY SURVEYS,
AS SET FORTH BY THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF LICENSURE FOR LAND SURVEYORS
AND THE ACCURACY SPECIFICATION AND POSITION TOLERANCE ARE IN ACCORDANCE WITH
CLASS 1 SURVEYS.
The contractor will also
include the name of the landowner and WRP contract number in the legend area of
the survey plat.
The surveyor will provide as
Attachment A to the survey, a legal description of the easement property.
Attachment B will include a description of the route of ingress and egress to
the subject property.
Natural or manmade barriers,
such as ditches, streams, creeks, or rivers are occasionally used as boundary
lines in property descriptions. In those instances, in property descriptions
where boundary lines are called for as being located at or along the centerline
of a ditch, stream, creek, or river, for purposes of defining the Wetland
Reserve Program Easement, the surveyor shall traverse along the top bank of such
ditch, stream, creek, bayou, or river. In those cases where property
descriptions call for boundary lines to be located at or along a lake, for the
purposes of defining the Wetland Reserve Program Easement, the surveyor shall
traverse along the top bank of such lake or in the absence of a top
bank, the surveyor shall
traverse along the mean high water elevation for the lake. Questions regarding
these traverses shall be directed to the Contracting Officer.
The surveyor will contact the
local NRCS WRP Program Manager or WRP Biologist prior to beginning the
Coordinator or Biologist will provide location maps of the easement area,
written access, and other descriptive information as needed.
Monuments and witness posts
shall be installed by the surveyor at the time the survey is completed and prior
to delivery of the plat of survey and legal description. Monuments and
witness posts with sign shall be installed at each corner and every 500 feet
along a tangent. Witness posts and monuments are not required when the boundary
runs along a river, lake or stream. Witness posts and monuments are required at
the intersection of property lines and rivers, lakes, or streams.
Acceptable monuments are:
1. Underground magnetic
2. One inch diameter iron
pipes or 5/8” iron rods.
3. Four inch square concrete
posts with a center point.
Minimum length for all
monuments is two feet. All monuments will be set flush with or below the ground
surface and witnessed with a witness post. Acceptable witness posts are:
1. Three inch diameter
southern Yellow Pine pressure treated to .4 pounds per cubic foot retention of
chromated copper arsenate (CCA). Minimum length shall be seventy-eight inches.
2. “T” shaped steel fence
post 1 3/8” x 1 3/8” x 1/8” or heavier. Minimum length shall be seventy-eight
inches. Fence post color shall be green.
3. “U” shaped metal sign
post, seventy-eight inches long, and 1.12 lbs per foot. Color shall be green.
The contractor is required to
attach a WRP boundary sign, 3x4 1/2, to the top of the witness post using a
galvanized nut and bolt or lag screw. A wire attachment is not acceptable. The
WRP sign has two 3/8 inch drilled holes. The contractor will be required to pick
up the signs at the NRCS Office, Federal Building, 2 Madbury Road, Durham, NH
Upon completion, the surveyor
will contact the local NRCS WRP Coordinator or Biologist to allow for
certification that the work has been completed in accordance with NRCS
This certification will be
made prior to any reimbursement to the surveyor. The surveyor will provide one
copy of the survey plat to the WRP Coordinator.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
A Contractor will not survey
a WRP easement property for a spouse, children, partners or business associates,
nor have a financial interest in the real estate to be covered by the proposed
The required delivery
schedule will be provided for each Task Order and enforced in accordance with
the terms and conditions of the contract.
Payment will be made in
accordance with FAR Clause 52.232-26, Prompt Payment for A&E Services contained
in the contract. The Contractor will submit an invoice for payment to the NRCS
Contracting Officer. Payment will be processed upon receipt of a certificate of
completion by the local WRP Coordinator. Payments are made by the USDA
Natural Resources Conservation Service in Durham, New Hampshire, and will be done by
electronic transfer of funds (EFT) into the contractor’s account. The contractor
must submit a completed SF 1199 Direct Deposit Sign-up form to the Contracting
Officer upon award of contract.
Only the NRCS Contracting
authorize a modification to this contract. Any variations in the number of acres
surveyed should be reported to the CO immediately. The surveyor will not modify
the easement area surveyed by direction of the landowner. Technical questions
should be directed to Jody Walker, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs
(603)868-7581 X103. All other questions should be directed to the NRCS
Contracting Officer, Pat Pickett at (802) 951-6796 X224.