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On-Call DWW Planning; SPU RFQ/Contract# 23-233-S

Original Date Posted: April 16, 2024 8:00 am

Due Date:

1:00 PM Pacific Time on May 15, 2024

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for
On-Call DWW Planning
SPU RFQ/Contract# 23-233-S

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is requesting responses from qualified consultants to provide tailored support for the future planning, engagement, and analysis needs of the Drainage and Wastewater (DWW) System Planning Section – both citywide and within specific focus areas.

The DWW System Planning Section of SPU provides citywide planning and focus area planning services for the DWW Line-of-Business. These critical planning functions – including their associated engagement and technical analysis components – are led by SPU planning staff who rely on consultant support. Currently, consultant support for the DWW System Planning Section is secured through three separate contracts that are nearing the end of their terms: DWW Integrated System Plan (18-245-S), DWW Vision Plan (18-042-S), and On-Call GSI Program Support Services (19-056-S).

SPU will execute one (1) or more on-call-type contract(s) with an estimated combined fee of $5,000,000 over a 5-year term. The schedule for specific deliverables is not known at this time. Work Assignments will be developed iteratively over the course of the contract(s) with varying dates for milestones and deliverables depending on the scope. SPU does not guarantee any minimum quantity of work under these contracts.

Interested consultants are encouraged to review the solicitation, background documents, and any addenda online at

The deadline for submitting responses is 1:00 PM Pacific Time on May 15, 2024, electronic submittals are to be uploaded to the City’s Procurement Portal:

SPU PRE-SUBMITTAL CONFERENCE:  An optional pre-submittal conference will be held on April 23, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM Pacific Time, via MS Teams Meeting ID: 227 531 431 604, meeting passcode: T766Pc at URL:
Or join by phone at: +1-206-686-8357; Phone Conference ID: 530 675 913#. SPU will review the scope of work, consultant expectations, and answer questions from the prospective bidders. Although attendance at this meeting is not mandatory, attendance is highly encouraged.

Proposers may submit questions to the procurement portal (Bonfire) under the Vendor Discussions section. The City strongly prefers that consultants submit questions in Bonfire but will accept questions submitted to the Contract Administrator in email format, as well. Questions shall be directed to Sherry Shaffer,Contract Administrator & SPU’s designated contact person, at . To facilitate preparation of responses to questions, please submit questions by no later than 5:00 PM Pacific Time on April 26, 2024. All responses to questions will be posted at under the Public Notices Section in the respective procurement opportunity.

Consultant selection for this solicitation will be subject to all applicable laws and ordinances. The participation of women- and minority-owned firms is a high priority cultural value of the City of Seattle and is strongly encouraged at all tiers.

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