Notices

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East County AWP Project Update – Package 4 Request for Qualifications

At the East County Advanced Water Purification (AWP) Project Joint Powers Authority (JPA), we believe that water is an essential service, and we feel an obligation to our community to remain steadfast in our commitment to deliver this important project to improve local and regional water supply reliability by June 30, 2025. The East County AWP Project will implement potable reuse that will create a new source for local, safe, reliable, and drought-proof drinking water and reduce reliance on water imported from Northern California and the Colorado River while also nearly eliminating the discharge of East County’s treated wastewater into the Pacific Ocean.

The fourth package (Package 4) of the East County AWP Project is a collaborative effort between the JPA and the City of San Diego to provide the best long-term solution for the regional management of brine and centrate produced from the AWP treatment process. Package 4 will improve overall water quality in the City of San Diego’s Pure Water sewershed by installing certain facilities to convey wastewater and residuals, including rehabilitation of the East Mission Gorge Force Main to serve as a wet weather/failsafe force main, and a Regional Brine Line (RBL).

The JPA anticipates releasing a request for qualifications (RFQ) for the East County AWP Package 4 project in early March (anticipated March 5, 2021). This exciting project is schedule-driven by a required completion date, project funding deadlines, and seasonal weather and environmental considerations. Package 4 will be delivered using progressive design-build (PDB) methodology and is anticipated to include the design, construction, testing, and start-up/commissioning of the following components:

  • Rehabilitation of the existing East Mission Gorge Force Main to convey brine and centrate flows from the vicinity of the East Mission Gorge Pump Station in Santee to a connection with the new Regional Brine Line extension;
  • New pipeline, approximately 2,500 linear feet, to convey brine and centrate flows from the rehabilitated East Mission Gorge Force Main connection to a connection with the City of San Diego’s South Mission Valley Trunk Sewer; and
  • Rehabilitation of the existing East Mission Gorge Force Main to convey future peak wet weather flows and emergency failsafe flows from the East Mission Gorge Pump Station to the City of San Diego’s North Mission Valley Interceptor. This feature may also include a new pipeline segment of approximately 3,600 linear feet, installed via open trench within Mission Gorge Road.

The JPA intends to procure and deliver the Package 4 work using a best-value, two-step selection process. The upcoming RFQ is step one. Step two will be to release a request for proposals (RFP) to the top three shortlisted design-builders responding to the RFQ.

All interested parties are invited to respond to this RFQ. Each respondent’s submitted statement of qualifications (SOQ) will be evaluated according to the criteria published. The Package 4 RFQ is scheduled to be posted to the East County AWP Project website at www.eastcountyawp.com in early March (anticipated March 5, 2021).

For questions, please contact:

Rebecca Abbott, PE
Engineering Manager
East County Advanced Water Purification
Padre Dam Municipal Water District
619.258.4643 | 619.672.1746 (m)
rabbott@padre.org | www.padredam.org


Announcement of Intent to Issue a Request for Qualifications for Progressive Design-Build Services
Owner: Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District
Project: Paddy’s Run Flood Pump Station Capacity Upgrade

The Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) intends to issue a request for qualifications (RFQ) soliciting statements of qualifications (SOQs) from qualified teams to provide progressive design-build services for the Paddy’s Run Flood Pump Station Capacity Upgrade Project. Subsequent to issuing the RFQ and receiving SOQs, MSD plans to short-list to a maximum of three of the most qualified teams and to issue request for proposals (RFP) to those teams.

The Paddy’s Run FPS Capacity Upgrade Project will provide a new facility with an estimated total pumping capacity of up to 1,900 MGD. The project will be constructed to accommodate new flood pumps, motors, trash racks, and discharge pipes. The project will also include the installation of all the necessary electrical, mechanical, and instrumentation components to allow the automated operation of the new flood pumps, in addition to the required building requirements. MSD estimates the design and construction of this multi-year project to be approximately $70 million.

Due to the project scope and schedule, MSD has selected progressive design-build for delivery of the project. MSD seeks to enter into a cooperative relationship with the selected design-builder, following the request for proposal process, in order to effectively address project quality, functionality requirements, and stakeholder concerns.

The RFQ is expected to be issued in the first quarter of 2021. The project is expected to be awarded in September 2021.

THIS ADVERTISEMENT IS NOT A SOLICITATION OF SOQs.

Please respond to Brandon Flaherty, PE, MSD Project Manager, at brandon.flaherty@louisvillemsd.org to indicate your firm’s interest in this project. A statement of interest is not necessary to respond to this RFQ. No further information will be provided at this time.

Please register for bid notification on MSD’s web based portal at https://louisvillemsd.bonfirehub.com. In order to receive a notice when the RFQ is issued, you will need to register at the above website and follow all applicable instructions.