Bidding by Loggers
dstaples at livingston.net
Sun Nov 9 22:11:14 EST 1997
> Today was our bid opening day, for a 74,300 Bd.Ft. harvest on part of our
> woodlot, and the results were good.
> There was one bid from an out-of-state mill that did not inspect the property,
> even though the Notice of Timber Sale said "Because of the extensive road
> layout and scattered location of the forest stands on the property, making the
> showing will be helpful in preparing your bid." The property is not one that
> can be eyeballed from the road, either.
> Does it often happen that loggers will bid on a job sight unseen, having been
> warned that it might not be an ordinary job? This firm had not worked with
> our consulting forester in the past, so he didn't have that experience to
> guide him.
> ForestFair at aol.com
Not unusual, but if they have no experience with your forester they took
a gamble. Of course, they may have been on the property; without your
knowledge, also not unheard of from company folks.
What species did you sell?
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