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The City Of Seattle
City Light Department

Request For Proposals

To Provide
Engineering Services
To Conduct:

Ferc Dam Safety Inspections

The City of Seattle, Seattle City Light Department (SCL), is requesting proposals from qualified consultants to perform five-year safety inspections of its licensed hydroelectric projects in accordance with Federal Energy Commission (FERC) regulations. FERC requires that the Independent Consultant(s) be a licensed professional engineer(s) and have at least 10 years experience in dam design and construction and in the investigation of the safety of existing dams.

Initially, SCL anticipates entering into a contract with the selected consulting engineer(s) to complete the inspection of its Boundary Project FERC #2144. This project includes a 340-foot high concrete arch dam and a 1000 MW underground power plant. The inspection report is due to FERC no later than December 8, 2005.

The Scope of Services may be expanded by contract amendment(s) to include inspection(s) of the Skagit Project (2006), South Fork Tolt Project (2007) and/or the Cedar Falls Project (2008).

The estimated costs of performing inspections of Boundary Project, FERC No. 2144-WA; Skagit Project (includes three large concrete dams), FERC No. 553-WA; South Fork Tolt Project (includes one large earth-fill dam and two small earth-fill dams), FERC No. 2959-WA; and Cedar Falls Project (roller compacted concrete gravity dam), unlicensed are $100,000 to $140,000, $150,000 to $200,000, $75,000 to $125,000, and $75,000 to $125,000 respectively.

The first project inspection shall commence on or about January 14, 2005 and terminate on February 28, 2006.

A description of the services requested, evaluation criteria for consultant selection, and other pertinent information are contained in the Request for Proposal documents, which may be obtained by contacting:

Tej S. Mathur, P.E. (SMT 3540)
Seattle City Light
700 5th Ave; Room 3300
PO Box 34023, Seattle, WA 98124-4023
(206) 615-1417

Proposals to provide the necessary services shall be delivered to the Seattle City Light Department by 5:00 pm PST on October 29, 2004, to the above named person.

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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