Request for Proposals: Gates Farm Survey


The Centre County Agricultural Land Preservation Board has the need for the services of a Registered (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania) Professional Land Surveyor to prepare a survey of tillable and pasture land done in accordance with the Professional Standards of Practice as defined by the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors in their Surveying Standards for Pennsylvania with an error of closure of at least 1' :10,000' the following tax parcels located in Centre County, on which an agricultural conservation easement is to be placed: Tax Parcel 24-003-,001-,0000-, located in Ferguson Township (containing approximately 182 acres to be subject to the easement), whose owner is Carl R. Gates. The survey shall be a written legal description of the parcels, exclusions, and easement boundary setting forth the metes and bounds of the above farm (including any existing easements or right-of-ways). A plot plan of property boundaries shall accompany the written legal description. The survey shall comply with the boundary survey measurement standards published by the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors in their Surveying Standards for Pennsylvania with an error of closure of at least 1':10,000' and section 138e.73 of the Agricultural Conservation Easement Purchase Program Regulations. The survey for Tax Parcel 24-003-,001-,0000- must be completed no later than Monday, March 4, 2024. Proposals shall be received (hand delivered or by mail) no later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday, January 25, 2024, at the Centre County Planning Office, Third Floor, Willowbank Office Building, 420 Holmes Street, Bellefonte, PA; Attn:  Coordinator, Agricultural Land Preservation Program. Proposals are to be submitted in a sealed envelope and clearly marked “Gates Ag Easement Survey.” Proposals will be opened during the Centre County Agricultural Land Preservation Board meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2024 in Room 146 of the Willowbank Office Building. The award to the selected Professional Land Surveyor for surveying services shall be made no later than Friday, January 26, 2024; however, the Board has the right to accept or reject any or all proposals. The contract for services will be a fixed-price contract with payment made upon the submission of an invoice following completion of the survey. References are required. For more information about this Request for Proposal, contact (Monday thru Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.): Diana Griffith, Coordinator, Agricultural Land Preservation Program, Centre County Planning Office, Suite 340, Willowbank Office Building, Bellefonte, PA 16823-1488. Phone: (814) 355-6791 / FAX: (814) 355-8661, or

Gates Farm Survey RFP Packet

Gates Tax Parcel Map