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CLOSED-Construction Management and Program Professional Services for the Ship Canal Water Quality Program; SPU RFP# 16-129-S

Original Date Posted: July 12, 2017 1:28 pm

Due Date: 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 17, 2017

Request for Proposals (RFP) for
Construction Management and Program Professional Services for the Ship Canal Water Quality Program
SPU RFP# 16-129-S

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is requesting proposals from qualified consultants with expertise in Construction Management, Program Support and Startup/Commissioning professional services. Proposals received will be considered for completing construction on the Ship Canal Water Quality Program.  The Ship Canal Water Quality Program (SCWQP) is a joint project between Seattle Public Utilities and King County to build an underground storage tunnel, pump station, and conveyance systems to reduce the amount of polluted water that spills into the Lake Washington Ship Canal from Ballard, Fremont, Wallingford, and north Queen Anne.  The 2.7-mile storage tunnel will capture and temporarily hold more than 15 million gallons of stormwater mixed with some sewage that overflows during heavy rains.  When the storm passes, ­flows will be sent to the existing West Point Wastewater Treatment Plant in Magnolia.  For more background information on the Program, please click here or at:

It is intended that the work will be performed in specific expert areas. The initial area of expertise will include Construction Management Support during the completion of design phase for the storage tunnel and pump station, which must be completed by mid-2018. Construction Management will continue through the construction phase of the storage tunnel, pump station and Instrumentation and Control projects from mid-2019 to December 2025.  Also, required will be Program Support Services from the start of the contract through the final completion, acceptance and testing of the project with specific requirements for the Control System Integration and Commissioning Authority tasks which also will last through the completion of the contract tasks.   The expected duration of the contract will be from December 2017 through December 2026.

The estimated cost of the complete contract is $17M.

Interested consultants are encouraged to review the RFP, background documents, and any RFP addenda online at Note that you are required to complete a free registration to view, print or save documents posted on this website and to view contact information for other consultants who have downloaded documents from this website.

The deadline for submitting proposals is 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 17, 2017, delivered to the 50th Floor of the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104-5004.

A Pre-Submittal Conference for prospective bidders will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2017 in Conference Room SMT 5965 (59th Floor) of the Seattle Municipal Tower Building, 700 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM.  Seattle Public Utilities will review the scope of work, consultant expectations, and answer questions from the prospective bidders. Time will be allocated for prospective bidders to network with each other and discuss teaming arrangements. Although attendance to this meeting is not mandatory, attendance is highly encouraged.

Any questions regarding this request shall be directed to Maura Donoghue, Contract Administrator and SPU’s designated contact person, at

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