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Solicitation Number: 130180
Solicitation Title: Gravity Thickener Upgrades - Phase II
Solicitation Description:






The following listing enumerates the major items of work included in the contract:
  • Primary sludge screening and degritting systems upgrades.
  • Recommissioning Gravity Thickeners 5 and 6.
  • Upgrades to Gravity Thickeners 1-4 and 7-10.
  • Installation of covers and ventilation system for Gravity Thickeners 1-10.
  • Associated pumps, piping site work, electrical work, instrumentation upgrades, and all appurtenant Work as indicated on drawings and specified.

A Pre-Bid Conference will be conducted on November 29, 2018. The Conference will begin at 2:00 p.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. in the Conference Room at DC Water’s Blue Plains Visitor Center located at 5000 Overlook Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20032. A site visit will take place immediately after the conference.  A site visit will be conducted at 3:15 p.m.  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 November 27, 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 32% and 6%, 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.

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 $100.00 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 upcoming solicitations.

Attach are the following:

Plan Holders List

Pre-Bid Conference

Pre-Bid Meeting Sign-in Sheet

 Addendum No.  1 has been issued. See attachment.

 Addendum No. 2 has been issued. See attachment.

Addendum No. 3 has been issued. See attachment.

Addendum No. 4 has been issued. See attachment.

Addendum No. 5 has been issued. See attachment.

Addendum No. 6 has been issued. See attachment.

Addendum No. 7 has been issued. See attachment.

Solicitation Type: Invitation for Bids (IFB)  
Commodity Codes: 238210 - Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
334515 - Instrument Manufacturing for Measuring and Testing Electricity and Electrical Signals
237990 - Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
333911 - Pump and Pumping Equipment Manufacturing
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: November 11, 2018
Close Date/Time or IFB Bid Opening Date/Time: February 27, 2019 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:

- not specified -

RFQ or Bid Document Information

RFQ or Bid Document Fee: $100.00
Documents located at: Procurement/Material Management
Estimated Project Cost: $40,000,000.00 to $50,000,000.00

Pre-Bid / Pre-Proposal Conference

Conference Date/Time 11/29/18 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Conference Address

DC Water Blue Plains Visitor Center Conference Room 5000 Overlook Ave,. SW Washington, D.C. 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
130180 Pre-Bid Conference
Pre-Bid Meeting Sign-in Sheet
Addendum No. 1
Addendum No. 2
Addendum No. 3
Addendum No. 4
Addendum No. 5
Addendum No. 6
Plan Holders List
Addendum No. 7
DC Water Documents - No Documents Attached -
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