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Solicitation Number: 100040
Solicitation Title: Blue Plains Tunnel

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Solicitation Description: The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) requests the submittal of a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) for design-build services in connection with the Blue Plains Tunnel (BPT), a part of DC WASA’s Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) for control of Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO) to the Anacostia River. Detailed information on the scope of work, procurement process, and required content of the SOQ, submittal requirements, and evaluation process are contained in the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) document. Firms wishing to submit SOQ’s should contact Ms. Melva Massey directly at (202) 787-2363, by facsimile at (202) 787-2453, or by e-mail at mmassey@dcwasa.com to obtain the RFQ document. Requests must refer to Contract No. 100040.
The construction included in the BPT contract includes, but is not limited to: five shafts ranging in diameter from 50 to 110 feet excavated to depths of 140 feet, and approximately 23,600 linear feet of 23 foot inside diameter tunnel excavated in soft-ground under and adjacent to the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers, lined with bolted/gasketed precast concrete segments. After review of the SOQ’s received, DCWASA will shortlist to a maximum of three teams in accordance with the evaluation criteria listed in the RFQ. DC WASA will then issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) package to the shortlisted firms, who will be invited to submit a proposal. Selection of the Design-Builder will be based upon both technical and price elements in accordance with the selection criteria specified in the RFP. The contract resulting from the RFP will be subject to Fair Share Objectives for Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MBE and WBE) in the amounts of 28 percent and 4 percent for the professional services component, and 32 percent and 6 percent for the construction component, respectively. The program requirements are fully defined in the U.S. EPA’s Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Procurement Under EPA Financial Assistance Agreements – May 27, 2008. SOQs will be accepted until March 16, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. local time by DCWASA’s Melva Massey located on the 5th floor of the Central Operations Facility (COF). A pre-SOQ meeting will be held at DC WASA’s COF building, 5000 Overlook Ave, SW, Washington, DC 20032 on Friday, February 5, 2010, starting at 10:00 a.m. Persons attending will have to obtain a visitor’s pass at the security building located at the plant’s entrance. Please allow 30 to 60 minutes to complete this process. The COF building is located immediately to the right of the entrance gate. Parking will be available in designated areas. Reservations - Space will be limited and firms attending are limited to attendance of two (2) persons. To make reservations, call Ms. Melva Massey at (202)787-2363 or send an email to mmassey@dcwasa.com. Reservations should be made no later than January 29, 2010. If space becomes limited, reservation will be given preference.
Solicitation Type: Request for Qualifications (RFQ) 
Procurement Type:
  • Minority Business Enterprise
  • Open Market
  • Women Business Enterprise
  • GM Award/Execute Date: 05/05/2011 
    BOD Award/Execute Date: 05/05/2011 
    Contract Term: - not specified -
    Award Information
    Awarded to: Traylor/Skanska/Jay Dee Joint Venture
    Award Amount: $330,560,992.00
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