From SOQ to IDIQ: Trail Contracting Models

In this webinar, PTBA will explore different trail contracting models.

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Event Details

October 07, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Mountain Time)
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (Central Time)
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (Eastern Time)


FREE for members
FREE for nonmembers

Learning Credit Cost:

  • CEUs are FREE for this webinar.
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    Webinar Sponsors

    This webinar is free to the public, thanks to a generous sponsorship from the
    Professional TrailBuilders Association and the Federal Highway Administration.


    Webinar Outline

    This webinar will explore different trail contracting models. Speakers will discuss the contractual elements of trail design and trail construction, bidding models, and hybrid opportunities with volunteers and/or youth corps. Speakers will address typical confusions and pros/cons of a range of models for trail contracting. The session will include a 15 minute facilitated Q+A session.

    This webinar is part of a three-part webinar series hosted by the Professional TrailBuilders Association. Join us for all three webinars (or view the recordings):

    • October 7, 2021: From SOQ to IDIQ: Trail Contracting Models
    • November 4, 2021: TBD
    • December 2, 2021: TBD

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand trail design contractual elements including: Trail Master Plan, Conceptual design, Corridor design, Field Design, Field Flagging, and Permitting/compliance
    • Understand construction contract models, specifically design/build vs. construction only
    • Understand multiple bidding models including RFP/RFB, RFQ, IDIQ
    • Understand hybrid contracts that integrate professional trail contractors with volunteers and youth corps


    This webinar qualifies as a Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) course (via LA CES).



    Scott Linnenburger, Principal, Kay-Linn Enterprises
    Boulder, Colorado

    Scott Linnenburger has more than 15 years of experience in recreation/trail development, conservation planning, and environmental restoration projects. His successful management of more than 175 projects in the federal, state, local, and private sectors demonstrates a keen ability to assist clients in developing projects that fulfill their mission, protect natural resources, and enhance community sustainability. Scott has served on the Board of American Trails and the Professional Trailbuilders Association. Scott has a Masters of Environmental Management from Duke University’s Nicholas School, with a focus on wetland/stream ecology, restoration, and habitat planning.


    Jed Talbot, Owner, OBP Trailworks, LLC
    Brunswick, Maine

    Jed Talbot is the President of the Professional TrailBuilders Association, as well as the owner of OBP Trailworks, LLC (OBP), a Maine based company that designs, builds, and consults on all types of pedestrian and motorized trails. Hallmarks of OBP include technical stone work, rustic timber joinery, naturalistic accessible trails and challenging backcountry rigging systems. Jed’s philosophy is one that synthesizes traditional historic practices with innovative modern tools and techniques. His passion for understanding and developing safe and creative practices is matched by his desire to teach and inspire others who want to pursue conservation based work. Jed has facilitated over 100 workshops on trail building techniques and conservation related skills to volunteer, municipal, federal, private, public, and non-profit crews across the country.


    Jeremy Wimpey, Ph.D., Principal, Applied Trails Research
    Staunton, Virginia

    Jeremy Wimpey, PhD. is one of the country’s leading recreation ecology practitioners. His applied field investigations help public lands managers understand the phenomena and mechanisms associated with visitor-use-related-impacts to wildlife, water, vegetation, and soils as and impacts to other recreationists (degradation or enhancement of users' experiences) in outdoor settings. His efforts focus on estimation of recreation demand, wildland recreation classification/resource inventory, public involvement, social impact analysis, state comprehensive planning, site design, land acquisition, use measurement, impact assessment, and facility operation/maintenance. His unique background— academic, trail enthusiast, entrepreneur— brings an innovative and holistic approach to providing solutions for recreation management challenges.


    Scott Gordon, Managing Consultant, ContourLogic LLC
    Boulder, Colorado

    Scott Gordon has trail experience spanning 20 years during which he has designed dozens of successful new trails, reroutes and retrofits. He sees trails as both a recreational amenity and a tool to manage visitors and protect cultural and natural resources. Not only a student of trail literature, Scott also contributes to the body of trail building techniques. He is fluent in current trail practices including those covered in USFS publications and standards, and IMBA’s book Trail Solutions. Scott completed a five-year tenure with International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), by contributing to the development of model trail systems and gateway trail opportunities across the country.


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    Learning Credits and CEUs

    American Trails is proud to be a certified provider of the following learning credits and continuing education opportunities:

    • American Institute of Certified Planners Continuing Maintenance (AICP CM)
    • Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES PDH)
    • National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) CEU equivalency petition
    • CEU/PDH equivalency petition for other accepting organizations

    Learning credits are free for American Trails webinars and are either free or a $15 fee for other conferences, webinars, or workshops.


    While we may individually agree (or disagree) in whole or in part with any or all of the participants, the views expressed in these webinars are not necessarily representative of the views of American Trails as an organization or its board and staff.

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