The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has extended to June 2 the deadline for 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: 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 Dun & 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:

  • Go to www.fedconnect.net;
  • Click on “Search Public Opportunities”;
  • Under Search Criteria, select “Reference Number”;
  • Put in the solicitation number “L15PS00182″; and
  • 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 or contact Eric Pagal at 202/591-5079 or epagal@blm.go