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WRP Surveyor

 

Scope of Services

Wetlands Reserve Program

Boundary Survey 

 

Description of Work:
 

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 insuranceTasks 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.
 

SIGNATURE
 

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 survey.  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 markers.

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  03824-1499.
 

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 specifications.
 

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 easement.
 

DELIVERY
 

The required delivery schedule will be provided for each Task Order and enforced in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract.
 

PAYMENTS
 

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.
 

AUTHORITY
 

Only the NRCS Contracting Officer may 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.
 

For more information: http://www.fbo.gov/spg/USDA/NRCS/NHSO/AG%2D1428%2DS%2D08%2D0001/Combine%20Synopsis%5FSolicitation.html

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