DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY (DC WATER)
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)
DC CLEAN RIVERS PROJECT
CONTRACT NO. 150020 – NORTHEAST BOUNDARY TUNNEL UTILITY RELOCATIONS (DIVISION U)
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) requests the submittal of a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) for design-bid-build services in connection with the Northeast Boundary Tunnel Utility Relocations. The Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT) will reduce flooding in the District and will control combined sewer overflows (CSOs) to the Anacostia River. The construction for the Northeast Boundary Tunnel Utility Relocations will precede the NEBT contract and relocate utilities in the project corridor of the NEBT. The work associated with Division U includes seven (7) sites located in NW and NE DC. Utility relocations include, but are not limited to, water mains, gravity sewers, Pepco duct banks and cables, Washington Gas lines, Verizon facilities, and Comcast facilities. Detailed information on the scope of work, procurement process, required content of the SOQ, submittal requirements, and evaluation process are contained in the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) document.
After review of the SOQs received, DC Water will shortlist up to four Contractors in accordance with the evaluation criteria listed in the RFQ. DC Water will then provide Contract Documents to the shortlisted firms, who will be invited to submit a bid. Selection of the Contractor will be based upon price in accordance with the selection criteria specified in the RFP.
The contract resulting from the Contract Documents will be subject to Fair Share Objectives for Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MBE and WBE). MBE and WBE objectives for construction services are 32 percent and 6 percent, 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 25, 2008.
Firms wishing to submit SOQs should contact Ms. Kimberly Isom by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the RFQ document. The RFQ will be available for distribution on September 14, 2015. Requests must refer to Contract No. 150020. SOQs are due on October 15, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. (local time). The SOQs shall be directed to Kimberly Isom located on the 2nd floor of the Central Maintenance Facility (CMF) at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant, 5000 Overlook Ave SW, Washington, DC 20032. Persons submitting SOQs must obtain a visitor’s pass at the Visitor’s Center located at the plant’s entrance.