Request for Proposals: Farmland Appraiser

LEGAL NOTICE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)

The Centre County Agricultural Land Preservation Board (CCALPB) is requesting the services of an independent state certified general real estate appraiser to determine market value and farmland value for properties submitted for agricultural easement purchase. The appraiser shall be a member or candidate member of an organization that subscribes to the "Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice,” as amended and revised, published by the Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation, and shall follow such ethical and professional standards. Appraisals shall be completed within eight (8) weeks of authorization to proceed. The appraisals shall be in accordance with the provisions of PA Act 43 of 1981 (as amended), the Pennsylvania Agricultural Area Security Law, and the Guidelines for the Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easements adopted by the CCALPB. The selected appraiser(s) will be retained to prepare one to three (1 – 3) appraisals annually for a two-year period with the option of an additional year at the CCALPB’s discretion. The term of service would begin February 1, 2022. Proposals shall be received by mail no later than 5 pm Thursday, January 27, 2022, to the Centre County Planning Office, Willowbank Office Building, 420 Holmes Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823-1488. Attn: Diana Griffith, Coordinator, Agricultural Land Preservation Program. Professional references should be provided and bidder must be able to provide documented experience in farmland appraisals. Proposals should state the cost to prepare a USPAP appraisal and a combined USPAP/self-contained appraisal, and shall be clearly marked “Ag Easement Appraisal.” Self-contained appraisals must meet ACEP-ALE requirements. For the complete packet of County and State requirements governing ag easement appraisals, email Diana Griffith at dlgriffith@centrecountypa.gov. *Proposals will be opened at 1 pm on January 27, 2022 in Suite 340 of the Willowbank Office Building.* The award to the selected certified general real estate appraiser(s) for appraisal services will be made no later than Friday, January 28, 2022; however, the Centre County Agricultural Land Preservation Board reserves the right to accept or reject all proposals submitted.
 
ATTEST:
Diana Griffith, Coordinator
Centre County Agricultural Land Preservation Coordinator 


CORRECTION TO THE NOTICE


*Proposals will be opened at the Centre County Agricultural Land Preservation Board meeting beginning at 7:30 pm on January 27, 2022 in Suite 340 of the Willowbank Office Building.*

Request for Proposal


Contract Awarded
At the Centre County Agricultural Land Preservation Board meeting on March 24, 2022, the following bidder was selected as the appraiser of farmland preservation applicant farms:

Brian D. Pedrick, ASA, IFAA
State Certified General Appraiser
License # GA-001200L (PA), 32588 (MD)
Agrarian Associates Inc.
327 Cumberland Street
Lebanon, PA 17042

$1,750 per applicant appraisal
$2,500 per federal funding applicant appraisal 

No additional bids were received.