The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking proposals for new off-range pasture facilities that can provide a free-roaming environment for wild horses removed from Western public lands.

Proposals will be accepted from the following states through April 22: Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming.

One or more off-range pasture contracts will be awarded and each must accommodate a minimum of 100 wild horses. The contractor must provide humane care for a one-year period, with a renewal option under BLM contract for a four-year or nine-year period.

Applicants who have never conducted business with the government must first obtain a Duns and Bradstreet number at www.dnb.com before registering at www.sam.gov to do business with the federal government. There is no fee involved.

To obtain the solicitation:

  1. Go to www.fedconnect.net;
  2. Click on “Search Public Opportunities”;
  3. Under Search Criteria, select “Reference Number”;
  4. Put in the solicitation number “L15PS00182″; and
  5. Click “Search” and the solicitation information will appear. The solicitation form describes what to submit and where to send it.

For assistance, visit www.blm.gov, contact Eric Pagal at 202/591-5079 or epagal@blm.gov, or contact Ken Lund at 202/912-7034 or klund@blm.gov. They can assist with general ques