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The City Of Seattle
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Request For Proposals

Boundary Hydroelectric Project
FERC No. 2144

Boundary Dam Relicensing
Strategic Consultant Services

The City of Seattle, Seattle City Light Department ("SCL") seeks to engage a consultant to provide Strategic Consultant Services for the Boundary Dam Relicensing Integrated Licensing Process (ILP).

The Strategic Consultant will (a) assist the City in shaping and maintaining a strategic approach to successfully managing the relicensing process and (b) prepare the documents that must be filed with FERC during the Pre-Application Phase of the Integrated Licensing Process (ILP).

Qualifications at a minimum shall include:

  • A record of providing successful relicensing policy and strategy guidance to hydroelectric utilities.
  • Expert knowledge and extensive experience of FERC hydropower relicensing processes
  • A record of success in Relicensing Project Management - planning, scheduling, managing and implementing cost-effective, efficient, timely and collaborative relicensing processes.
  • A proven record of proficiency integrating technical and resource information from diverse sources into integrated and coherent FERC-required relicensing deliverables, such as the 2006 NOI and Pre-Application Document (PAD).

It is anticipated that the selected consultant will provide the services included above starting January 2005, and ending December 2009.

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

Activity Date
Release RFP October 11, 2004
Pre-Proposal Conference (Seattle) October 26, 2004
Site Walkthrough (Boundary Dam) October 27, 2004
Last day for Clarification November 2, 2004
Addendum/Clarification Issued November 5, 2004
Proposals due November 23, 2004
Notify Finalists December 2, 2004
Interview Finalists December 10, 2004
Apparent Consultant Selected December 17, 2004
Contract Negotiations Initiated December 20, 2004
Contract Negotiations Completed December 30, 2004
2005 and 2006 Budget approved January 1, 2005
Contract Executed January 4, 2005



Copies of the Request for Proposals may be obtained from John Armstrong at telephone (206) 684 3798 or email

Proposals must be delivered by 3:00pm on Friday, November 23, 2004, to the address below:

Seattle City Light
Generation Program Management Division
Seattle Municipal Tower
700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3300
PO Box 34023
Seattle, WA 98124-4023
Attention: John Armstrong

Proposals may be either mailed to the above address or hand delivered to Room 3540 of the Seattle Municipal Tower, attention John Armstrong.

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.


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