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City of San Diego
PUBLISHED: Thursday February 07, 2013



The City of San Diego (City) is requesting proposals from highly qualified civil engineering firms for consultant services for Consultant Services for Programmatic Water Transmission Pipelines Condition Assessment (H135941).

It is the policy of the City to provide equal opportunity in its civil engineering professional services contracts. Toward this end, proposals from small local businesses, disadvantaged businesses and disabled veteran, women and minority owned businesses are strongly encouraged. Prime consultants are encouraged to provide subconsultant opportunities or joint venture with these firms. The City endeavors to do business with firms sharing the City's commitment to equal opportunity and will not do business with any firm that discriminates on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition or place of birth.

This project has a voluntary Small Local Business Enterprises (SLBE) / Emerging Local Business Enterprises (ELBE) Participation Level (SLBE/ELBE) goal of 20%. SLBE/ELBE goals are achieved by contracting with SLBE and ELBE firms as defined in the following website, Attainment of the SLBE/ELBE goal is strongly encouraged, but strictly voluntary.

The City of San Diego will ensure that full access to programs, services, meetings and activities comply with Section 504, Title V, of the Rehabilitation Act and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 1990, Public Law 101-336.

In-depth knowledge and a strong understanding of the local environment, and a local presence for interfacing with the City's project management staff are essential to the successful completion of this project. The proposal must address the consultant's knowledge and understanding of: the City and other local agencies' regulations and policies; local environment; and local building codes and other criteria. The proposal must also address how the consultant plans to interface with the City's project management staff and the consultant's workforce in San Diego County.

The Request for Proposal (PDF) and the Standard As-Needed Electronic Forms (Word may be downloaded from the following Ebidboard website:

It is important to register at this website to become an official RFP holder. You must be a registered RFP holder to receive addenda. A pass/fail requirement, at Section 6.2.10 of the RFP, requires acknowledgement of all addenda in proposals. For assistance, phone or email John Mendivil at 619-235-5855 or

A pre-proposal meeting will be held on Thursday, Februrary 21, 2013, 1:30:00 PM, at the Metropolitan Operations Center, MOC II Auditorium, 9192 Topaz Way, San Diego, CA 92123. It is strongly recommended that all interested parties attend. For more information, assistance, to request an agenda in alternative format, or to request a sign language or oral interpreter for the meeting, please contact Richard VanderSchaaf, at 858-292-6453 at least five working days prior to the meeting to ensure availability.

Proposals are due no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013, at the location stated in the RFP. This RFP does not commit the City to award a contract or to defray any costs incurred in the preparation of a proposal pursuant to this RFP. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals received as a result of this RFP. The City also reserves the right to revise this RFP, including but not limited to the pre-proposal meeting date and the proposal due date. If the City revises the RFP, all RFP holders of record will be notified in writing by the City.

The objectives of the Programmatic Water Transmission Pipeline Condition Assessment are to identify the pipelines that present risks of failure, evaluate potential risks and consequences of pipeline failure, prioritize the pipelines or portion of pipelines for future rehabilitation or replacement, prepare planning level action plans and cost estimates for pipeline repair or replacement based on assigned priorities, estimated costs, and funding levels provided by the City. The work includes performing detailed condition assessments to identify defects and determine the physical condition that reduce the serviceability of the pipelines to provide continued reliable service. Selection of the pipelines for the detailed assessments shall be through the programmatic risk analysis study. Probable inspection technologies, methodologies and work plans shall be identi-fied. Pipeline appurtenances such as valves, cathodic protection systems, manways, air release valves, vacuum relief valves, drain and blow-off valves, and pipeline structures shall be included in the assessments. The remainder of the Scope of Services is contained in the Request for Proposal for Consultant Services for Programmatic Water Transmission Pipelines Condition Assessment (H135941), as Exhibit A to the Draft Agreement.
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City of San Diego
PUBLISHED: Thursday February 07, 2013

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