The Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry, is OFFERING FOR SALE UNDER BID NOS. A-13-13-01 and A-13-13-02 CERTAIN TIMBER ON STANDING STONE STATE FOREST NEAR LIVINGSTON, TN.
Sealed bids will be received in the District Office of the Tennessee Division of Forestry, 390 South Lowe Ave., Suite #10, Cookeville, TN 38501-4702 until 9:00 a.m., May 31, 2013 at which time they will be publicly opened. Only bids submitted on bid forms furnished by the Division of Forestry will be considered. There will be two sales on May 31, 2013, one sale with bid no. A-13-13-01 and one sale with bid no. A-13-13-02. INTERESTED BIDDERS MUCH BID ON EACH SALE SEPARATELY. The Division of Forestry estimates but does not guarantee, that in Sale No. A-13-13-01 there is 409,401 board feet (International 1/4 inch Rule) of sawtimber available for removal. Sale No. A-13-13-02 contains 535,522 board feet (International 1/4 inch Rule) of sawtimber available for removal. The successful bidder of each sale will be required to sign a timber sale contract at which time they will pay the full purchase price and post a performance bond equaling seven (7) percent of the sale price of the timber. Both of these amounts will be in the form of a certified or cashiers check payable to the Tennessee Division of Forestry. The purchaser’s on-site supervisor must have successfully completed Tennessee’s Master Logger Program, or an equivalent program in another state.
Forestry Division personnel will conduct a tour of the sale areas on May 21, 2013. Those interested should meet at the State Forest Forester’s office on Standing Stone State Forest at 9:00 a.m. Interested bidders may obtain bid forms, pro forma contracts, a map of the sale areas, and additional information at http://www.tn.gov/agriculture/forestry/timbersales.shtml or by contacting Andy McBride, State Forest Forester, Standing Stone State Forest, at (931) 403-1010. 5/7/1tc