Smith Basin Rehabilitation Project

The Orange County Water District (OCWD) is seeking proposals from qualified firms that are interested in providing design, bid and construction phase services for the Smith Basin Rehabilitation Project. The objective of the Smith Basin Rehabilitation Project is to repair scarps and rills in the basin walls and regrade the bottom of the basin.

Design services will include a Geotechnical and slope stability analysis of the existing basin geology; topography and survey of existing conditions to provide preliminary design concepts; and final design drawings and specifications for the rehabilitation of the basin slopes, basin bottom grading, and reconfiguration of the Santiago Creek low flow alignment. The Consultant will work with OCWD staff to select repair and reconfiguration options and develop the technical specifications and construction drawings for the project.  The Consultant will help coordinate permitting activities for the project with the applicable local jurisdictions.

Bid phase services will include developing bid documents, responding to RFI’s, attend a pre-bid meeting, assist OCWD with bid submittal review if needed and attend the bid opening if required.

Construction phase services will include submittal/shop drawing reviews, responding to RFI’s, and compiling/preparing of record drawings operation and maintenance manuals.

The Consultant will perform the geotechnical investigation, perform all required design calculations and produce construction drawings (including a grading plan), technical specifications and construction plans needed to implement the project.  OCWD will perform any required regulatory permitting; however, the Consultant will be expected to help coordinate encroachment permitting tasks with the applicable local jurisdictions.

This Request for Proposals (RFP) describes the project, the required scope of services, project milestones, Consultant selection process, and the minimum information that must be included in the proposal.  Failure to submit information in accordance with these requirements and procedures may be cause for disqualification.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that proposals will be received at the office of the Orange County Water District, 18700 Ward Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (mailing address: P.O. Box 8300, Fountain Valley, CA 92728-8300), until 2:00 P.M. (PST) local time on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.