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Solicitation Number: 170020
Solicitation Title: Low Service 66-Inch Steel Water Main
Solicitation Description:

The following listing enumerates the major items of work included in the contract:

  • Shutdown and dewatering of approximately 17,000 feet of 66-inch water main between the months of July 2018 and May 2019.

  • Construction of up to 9 access/entry ports to 66-inch steel water main. Each access requires excavation to expose portions of the existing water main, removal of asbestos coal tar coating on the pipe exterior, cutting and welding new 24-inch access manway tees and flanges to the steel pipe, construction of cast-in-place access structures founded on helical piles, and pavement restoration.

  • Installation of a new 66-inch butterfly valve, section of new 66-inch steel pipe fitted with 24-inch access manways tees, split sleeves, cast-in-place valve vault, manhole frames and covers, and pavement restoration.

  • Installation of cathodic protection system components at each access location including drilling and installing up to fourteen anodes at each access location, along with associated cables, test stations, and test station boxes.

  • Coordination with a third party inspection firm, hired by DC Water, who will conduct manned entry inspection of the water main.

  • Completion of any necessary repairs identified during the inspection which may include spot repairs using epoxy coating, carbon fiber lining, welded plates, joints seals, and internal bonding of continuity plates for cathodic protection systems.

  • Maintenance and protection of traffic at all locations during the construction of the access structures as well as during the manned entry for inspection and during repair of any identified defects.

A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be conducted on March 6, 2018. The Conference will begin at 10:00 AM and end at 11:00 AM in the Conference Room at DC Water’s Blue Plains Visitor Center located at 5000 Overlook Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20032. All attendees are required to make reservations for this Conference by submitting to dets-construction.bid.inquiry@dcwater.com the name, title and firm name of the attendee(s), by 3:00 p.m. on March 5, 2018.

This project may be funded in part by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  A Fair Share Objective for Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) participation in this work of 32% and 6%, respectively, has been established. Participation by M/WBEs at the 32% and 6% level, respectively, is a contract goal.  The contract requires bidders to conduct directed outreach to M/WBEs. The program requirements are fully defined in USEPA’s “Participation by Disadvantaged Enterprises in Procurement under EPA Financial Assistant Agreements – May 27, 2008.”  Please be aware that program participation requires M/WBEs are made aware of contracting opportunities to the fullest extent practicable through dedicated outreach and recruitment activities.  That is, bidders for DC Water construction contracts must make prescribed “good faith efforts” to ensure that M/WBEs receive a “fair share” of procurement opportunities funded by EPA.  For further guidance, please refer to 40 C.F.R.§ 33.301, or contact DC Water Grants Coordinator Rhonda Green at 202-787-2276.

Notice is hereby given that DC Water has determined that all bidders for the above referenced project must be a DC Water current pre-qualified contractor prior to submitting a bid on the project.

The Davis-Bacon wage determinations shall apply.

DC Water Owner Controlled Insurance Program will provide insurance.

Bid documents are available at the Department of Procurement, 5000 Overlook Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20032.  Sets of Bidding Documents can be procured for a non-refundable $50.00 purchase price each, payable to DC Water.  Payment must be in the form of a money order, certified check or a company check.  Documents can be shipped to Bidders providing a Federal Express account number.

The DC Water Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant is a secured facility.  Persons intending to pick-up Bidding Documents are to contact the Department of Procurement at 202-787-2020 for access authorization.

For procurement information contact DC Water Procurement Dept. via email; ProcurementConstructionInquiry@dcwater.com

For technical information contact:  DETS-Construction.Bid.Inquiry@dcwater.com.  Please insert the IFB No. in the Subject Line.

View DC Water’s website at www.dcwater.com. for current and up coming solicitations.

Prebid Meeting Power Point. See attachment.

Addendum No.1 is issued. See attachment.

Plan Holders List is issued as of March 28, 2018. See attachment.


Solicitation Type: Invitation for Bids (IFB)  
Commodity Codes: 541330 - Engineering Services
237110 - Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction
Procurement Type:
  • Minority Business Enterprise
  • Open Market
  • Women Business Enterprise
Contract Type: Fixed Price
Release date of Solicitation: February 18, 2018
Close Date/Time or IFB Bid Opening Date/Time: April 04, 2018 2:00 PM
Procurement Contact: Inquiry Procurement Construction (Procurement Construction)  
Technical Contact: DETS-Construction.Bid.Inquiry@dcwater.com  
Email Questions To: DETS-Construction.Bid.Inquiry@dcwater.com  
Last Date for Questions: March 25, 2018 2:00 PM

RFQ or Bid Document Information

RFQ or Bid Document Fee: $50.00
Documents located at: Procurement/Material Management
Estimated Project Cost: $6,000,000.00 to $8,000,000.00

Pre-Bid / Pre-Proposal Conference

Conference Date/Time 03/06/18 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Conference Address

District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority Blue Plains Visitor Center Conference Room 5000 Overlook Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20032

Conference Description

- not specified -

RFQ Document - You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the PDF file below. (get Adobe Reader)
Solicitation Documents
Prebid Meeting March 6, 2018
Addendum No.1
Plan Holders List
DC Water Documents - No Documents Attached -
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