REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

GREAT MIAMI RIVER DAM REMOVAL FEASILITY STUDY



Miami Soil and Water Conservation District

City of Troy, Ohio

City of Piqua, Ohio

United States Fish and Wildlife Service

 

The Cities of Troy and Piqua (Cities) are exploring options of removing or augmenting their respective dams on the Great Miami River. These two cities have partnered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program (PFW) in Ohio, the USFWS Carterville Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office in Illinois, and the Miami Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) to complete a feasibility study to describe all effects of potential removal/modification of the structures.


REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

BOARD OF MIAMI COUNTY COMMISSIONERS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL FOR PROCUREMENT

RESOLUTION NO. 17-10-1430  -  ADOPT REVISION TO THE BOARD OF MIAMI COUNTY COMMISSIONERS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL FOR PROCUREMENT (SECTION 8.1)

 

Questions concerning this RFP can also be directed to Donnie Knight, US Fish and Wildlife Service Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, by email donald_knight@fws.gov or phone (614) 747-0256.

All proposals must be titled “Great Miami River Dam Removal Feasibility Study” and received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018 at:

Miami SWCD
1330 N CR 25A; Ste C
Troy, Ohio 45373

Any proposals received after this specified time will not be considered. Final selection is anticipated in March 2018.

Amendment for the Troy and Piqua Feasibility Study

2/15/18

Miami County Soil and Water Conservation District is amending the current Great Miami River Dam Removal Feasibility Study Request for Proposals.

The Scope of Work in the original RFP includes items that require a high level of funding to accomplish and only need to be addressed as described below, not fully executed, to completely satisfy the goals of this feasibility study.

The goals of the feasibility study are to provide the communities, and their constituents, baseline data to forecast what the project needs/limitations are, renderings to depict projected post-removal stream conditions, and cost estimates to complete each item in the scope of work if the dam removals and stream projects will be implemented. It is therefore recommended that consultants bidding on this project separate the items needed at this point with associated costs that would be incurred for the feasibility study, from items that could be completed later in the succession of the project. Items that will need to be completed to see the dam removal/modification and in stream habitat to completion should be listed, commented on and estimated costs lined out for so the items can still be considered but cost to do this work is reserved for funding sources to remove the dams and complete in stream habitat.

It is recommended that consultants bidding on this project itemize costs by task and include, where applicable, costs for tasks to be included in the feasibility study and estimated costs for items to be completed if the dams are to be removed. For the items listed below (and others at contractor discretion) please include description and cost of activities to be completed for the feasibility study, as well as a description of work to needed for dam removal permitting and cost estimates.


Bridge inspections-
will not need to be stamped and approved by a licensed bridge engineer at this point, but should be reviewed to provide comments on in-depth inspection needs and costs if the projects should move forward to dam removal.


Sediment Testing
- Sediment testing may be completed by a partner in this project, but is not mandatory. Please provide a quote for any immediate sediment testing, and should this not occur in the feasibility study, include cost estimates for future sampling and testing. If selected, describe in the study mitigation procedures or other processes that may be needed should legacy contaminants be present.

Modeling- Hydraulic modeling must provide enough information to describe water levels and flows to partners and communities (with renderings depicting stream width and depth), but does not need to be sealed by an engineer at a level defensible for a FEMA flood mapping amendment. Please provide a cost estimate to model and complete a FEMA amendment, to be used if the project moves forward.


As this may require revision or additional work, the amended deadline for proposal submission is March 9, 2018 at 4:30 PM.