The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) requests the submittal of Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from qualified consultants for the performance of program management services for the development and implementation of a significant capital improvement program (CIP) in the District of Columbia and, to a limited extent, in the neighboring jurisdictions.
The CIP consists of planning, design and construction of linear and vertical infrastructure in the water and sewer service areas; including piping, pumping, storage and other appurtenance structures like hydrants, valves, inflatable dams, diversion structures, and manholes. The program generally includes rehabilitation or replacement of small and large diameter water mains, rehabilitation of water, sanitary and storm pumping stations, rehabilitation of minor and major sewers, rehabilitation of storage facilities, condition assessment of water and sewer buried infrastructure, pumping stations and storage facilities. All projects and process changes will be planned and coordinated with existing operations and must be in full compliance with all applicable environmental regulations.
The Program Management Consultant (PMC) firm, team of firms, or joint venture (JV) will provide expertise that DC Water does not currently possess and will provide supplemental project management staffing to increase flexibility and efficiently support the development and implementation of the CIP. The successful PMC team will be a recognized expert in the field of water and wastewater conveyance and treatment systems and will possess extensive resources in all required engineering, program management and project management disciplines applicable to a capital program of this scale, scope and complexity. The PMC will also demonstrate successful experience coordinating multiple processes, projects and operations interfaces, while maintaining solid budgeting, scheduling, fiscal reporting and project controls. The prime PMC firm or JV shall be required to use 51% its own staff in the execution of this Contract.
The PMC will also support the Blue Plains Treatment Plant (wastewater treatment) Program through standardization of templates, processes, reports & other program and project controls, tools and business processes that can enhance the enterprise CIP delivery platform. The PMC will work with consultants and contractors retained by DC Water, and with DC Water employees; and will fully integrate all work into a comprehensive program to be managed by the PMC, under direction from DC Water. During the course of the contract period, the PMC shall be fully responsible and accountable to various stakeholders.
It is anticipated that the services to be provided pursuant to this solicitation may be required for up to five years, commencing mid-2016. The initial contract period will be three years with two renewal periods of one year each to be exercised at the discretion of DC Water. The agreement resulting from this request for qualifications statements and technical proposal submissions will be subject to a Fair Share Objective for Minority and Women Business Enterprises participation in this work of 28% and 4%, respectively. The program requirements are fully defined in the EPA’s Participation by Disadvantaged Enterprises in Procurement under EPA Financial Assistance Agreements, May 27, 2008.
Interested firms should contact the A/E Coordinator, Mrs. Senail Manley, by e-mail – Senail.Manley@dcwater.com, to obtain a more detailed Request for Qualifications Statements. Qualifications Statements must be received by 2:00 PM on February 10, 2016. Request must refer to DCFA #477-WSA.