District Releases RFQs for Treatment Project and Operations and Maintenance Services for Pure Water Soquel

August 9, 2019

Soquel Creek Water District released today two Request for Qualifications (RFQs) for its Pure Water Soquel Program, one for progressive design build services for the Treatment Project and the other for operations and maintenance of the Treatment Project.

Progressive Design Build Services for Treatment Project

A two-step procurement approach for the Treatment Project of  Pure Water Soquel Program has been initiated with this issuance of a request for qualifications (RFQ) for progressive design build services. The scope of the Treatment Project includes the design and construction of  the Tertiary Treatment Facility co-located at the Santa Cruz Wastewater Treatment Facility, and the Advanced Water Purification Facility at Chanticleer/Soquel Avenue.

With the release of the RFQ, design-build teams are invited to submit a statement of qualifications (SOQ) and, if short-listed, will be invited to submit a full proposal on the treatment project.

The deadline to submit an SOQ is Friday, September 20, 2019.

Operations and Maintenance for the Treatment Project

This RFQ will allow the District to create a prequalified list of Operations Maintenance At Risk (OMAR) Respondents that will be available to work with Treatment Project design-build Respondents as they develop their proposals. Project information provided in this RFQ for the treatment facilities, conveyance system and SWIP/injection wells is for OMAR Respondent’s reference only. Ultimately, a water treatment facility Operator (OMAR Firm) will be selected for the OMAR Project and will collaborate with the selected Treatment and Conveyance Design-Builders. This is not a Design-Build-Operate (DBO) solicitation. However, the intent of this procurement and delivery arrangement is to realize the operational and lifecycle efficiency benefits of operator involvement in treatment design and construction while collaborating with a design-builder. In lieu of a DBO arrangement, the District intends to implement a procurement and contracting approach referred to herein as “Operations and Maintenance at Risk” or “OMAR” to realize many of the benefits of a DBO approach. The scope of this solicitation is the procurement of OMAR services for the Advanced Water Purification Facility (AWPF) includes: entering into a professional services contract to support the AWPF Project’s definition and design with the District’s design-builder, providing operations services to the AWPF Project’s design-builder in support of the commissioning and Acceptance of the Project, and Upon the AWPF Project’s Acceptance, entering into a long-term, performance-focused operations agreement with the District.

The deadline to submit an SOQ is Friday, September 20, 2019.

For more information, visit: https://www.soquelcreekwater.org/construction/rfps-and-rfqs


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