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Request For Proposals


Boundary Hydroelectric Project
FERC No. 2144

Boundary Dam Relicensing
Consultant Services to Perform Relicensing Studies

September 2006

The City of Seattle, Seattle City Light Department ("SCL") seeks to engage a consultant to perform the Studies for the Boundary Integrated Licensing Process. The Request for Proposals (RFP) can be requested by calling Kim Rayray in the SCL Contracting Services Division at (206) 684 3042, or by email at

The Consultant will (a) perform the studies that are described in the Proposed Study Plan to be filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on October 16, 2006, (b) perform project management tasks as required for the successful and timely completion of the studies identified above, and (c) assist the City in the identification of protection, mitigation and enhancement measures (PMEs) that address issues identified by the studies.

Qualifications at a minimum shall include:
  • Expert knowledge and experience in the performance of large and diverse study programs, including field studies. The range of consulting services required includes but is not limited to: hydroelectric operations; environmental impact analysis for aquatic, water, recreation, terrestrial, land use, botanical, wildlife, and cultural resources related to hydroelectric relicensing studies and evaluations; toxics assessment; concrete arch dam structural analyses and design; hydraulic and hydrologic engineering analyses and design; feasibility and construction cost estimates; acquiring required approvals for performing natural resources studies in Canada.

  • Expert knowledge and extensive experience of FERC hydropower relicensing processes

  • A record of success in Project Management of Study Programs - planning, scheduling, managing and implementing cost-effective, efficient, and timely completion of a diverse body of work.

  • For those who are hiring subconsultants to perform elements of the study program, a record of success in effectively managing the work of subconsultants.

It is anticipated that the selected consultant will provide the services included above starting January 2007, and ending December 2009.

The City's proposed schedule for awarding this contract is as follows:

ActivityDate, 2006
Release RFPSeptember 29
Mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference at Boundary DamOctober 11
Last day for Clarifying QuestionsOctober 13
Addendum IssuedOctober 18
Proposals DueNovember 3
Finalists NotifiedNovember 13
Interview FinalistsNovember 20, 21
Apparent Consultant SelectedNovember 29
Contract Negotiations InitiatedDecember 4
Contract Negotiations CompletedDecember 22
Contract ExecutedDecember 29

Proposals must be received by 3:00pm on Friday, November 3, 2006 at the address below:

Seattle City Light
Seattle Municipal Tower
700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3200
Seattle, WA 98124-4023
Attention: Kim Rayray

The contract that is awarded as a result of this RFP will be awarded in a manner that will comply with all applicable laws of the United States, State of Washington, the City Charter, and Ordinances of the City of Seattle.

Interested consultants are reminded that information regarding the Boundary Relicensing process is available at

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