A Call to All Engineering and Consulting Firms

The Central Lake Erie Basin Collaborative is issuing two Request for Proposals (RFPs) for a qualified engineering/consulting firm(s) to provide comprehensive conceptual plans for three stormwater retrofit and four stream and wetland restoration projects within Ohio’s Central Lake Erie basin.

Stormwater Retrofit Conceptual Plans Request for Proposals

The selected consultant will provide comprehensive conceptual plans, detailed construction cost estimates, descriptions of potential permit requirements and utility conflicts, schematics, site maps and other images for stormwater retrofits at three sites: Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Middleburg Heights and Berea, the Perry Middle School and Perry Elementary School in Perry, and Fairhill Partners Campus in Cleveland.  The total maximum cost/price for performance under this contract is $30,000.  This maximum amount of $30,000 shall not be exceeded under any circumstances unless written authorization is obtained from the Collaborative partners.  Candidates are strongly encouraged to provide discussion and comment on alternative approaches to achieve the restoration or stormwater management objectives identified for each site, and to propose alternate and/or complimentary tasks to complete the project more economically.

For a description of the properties, scope of the services, and proposal submission details, click here: Stormwater Retrofit Conceptual Planning RFP. For answers to common questions regarding this proposal, click here: Q & A of RFP for Stormwater Retrofit.

Stream and Wetland Restoration Conceptual Plans Request for Proposals

The selected consultant will develop and provide conceptual plans, detailed construction cost estimates, descriptions of potential permit requirements and utility conflicts, schematics, site maps and other images for stream and wetland restoration projects at four sites: Cleveland Metroparks Brecksville Reservation, Village Hall and adjoining private properties in South Russell Village, North Park in the City of Brunswick, Snow Road Picnic Area at Cleveland Metroparks Big Creek Reservation. The total maximum cost/price for performance under this contract is $50,000.  This maximum amount of $50,000 shall not be exceeded under any circumstances unless written authorization is obtained from the Collaborative partners.  Candidates are strongly encouraged to provide discussion and comment on alternative approaches to achieve the restoration objectives identified for each site, and to propose alternate and/or complimentary tasks to complete the project more economically.

For a description of the properties, scope of the services, and proposal submission details, click here: Stream and Wetland Conceptual Planning RFP. For answers to common questions regarding this proposal, click here: Q & A of RFP for Stream and Wetland Restoration.

This project is funded through grants awarded to Collaborative partners, including an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Section 319 Grant with matching funds from the George Gund Foundation and The Cleveland Foundation.  The contract will include coordination with Collaborative partners, including Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc., West Creek Conservancy, Doan Brook Watershed Partnership, The Nature Conservancy, and other Collaborative organizations.  The selection process will involve screening of submitted proposals and may include interviews.  The Collaborative will select a contractor on the basis of contractor qualifications, understanding of the scope of services, and level of services to be provided.  Any contract awarded under this invitation will be financed through an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Section 319 Grant awarded to the Collaborative partners.

If interested, please send a digital proposal to Derek Schafer (dschafer@westcreek.org) and Heather Elmer (helmer@crwp.org). Submissions must be received no later than 4:00 pm, June 9, 2017.  Proposals received after this date will not be accepted.  The Collaborative expects to award the contract by/on June 16, 2017; however, the Collaborative reserves the right to not award a contract under this proposal.  Work will commence after successful execution of a contract for services between the contractor and West Creek Conservancy on behalf of the Collaborative.

Please direct questions to:

Derek Schafer, Executive Director
West Creek Conservancy
dschafer@westcreek.org
(216) 749-3720

Heather Elmer, Executive Director
Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc.
helmer@crwp.org
(440) 975-3870

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