The Smith River Rancheria (“Tribe”) is a federally recognized Indian Tribe of Tolowa Indians located in Smith River, California. The Tribe has received Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Funding for the “South Rancheria Wastewater Infrastructure Project.”
The Smith River Rancheria is soliciting proposals from qualified consultants to design and prepare construction contract documents for the Tribe’s Wastewater Infrastructure Project. It is the intent of the Tribe to hire a qualified Consultant who can provide project management, preliminary design, and final design services, culminating in the preparation of contract documents including plans, specifications, and construction cost estimates, complete and ready for solicitation of construction bids. In order for the Consultant to be considered qualified, the firm or project team must demonstrate experience in the successful completion of projects involving wastewater collection systems and pump station evaluation and design.
Interested consultants are invited to submit qualifications in accordance with the requirements of this Request for Proposals (RFP) and attend a mandatory field review meeting on October 20, 2014 beginning at 11:00 A.M at the Lucky 7 Casino parking lot, 350 North Indian Road. The Tribe anticipates accomplishing the work associated with the project for approximately $870,000, including design, development of HUD approved format NEPA Environmental Assessment, development of Storm Water Pollution Protection Plan (SWPPP), environmental compliance, permitting (including Coastal Grading Permit), construction including contingencies, and assistance during construction. The successful Consultant must be aware of the financing limitations and be able to provide a clear plan for delivering a bid package that meets the goals within the project budget constraints.
Proposals are due by 5:00pm, October 24, 2014. The Consultant services contract is expected to be awarded by November 12, 2014 and contract documents completed by February 27, 2015. The actual time frame to complete this design work will be negotiated with the successful Consultant. The Tribe intends to select a single consultant team for all aspects of the work necessary to complete the contract documents. Any Consultant responding to the RFP must be willing to commit the necessary resources to the project within a mutually agreed upon schedule.
Complete RFP is available at https://www.tolowa-nsn.gov/departments/grants-and-contracts/
Questions regarding this RFP should be directed to:
Brad Cass, Natural Resources Director
Smith River Rancheria
140 Rowdy Creek Road
Smith River, CA 95567