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Request for

The City Of Seattle
City Light Department

Request For Qualifications


Ross Powerhouse
Hydro Generator Rebuilt
Inspection Services

The City of Seattle, Seattle City Light Department (“SCL”), seeks to engage a consultant or individual to provide consulting services to act as an independent Consultant which provides Special Inspection and Clerk of the Work Services for the generator rebuilding of Seattle City Light’s (SCL) Hydro-Generator 44 at Ross Powerhouse. The Hydro power plant is located on the Upper Skagit River, in Whatcom County, State of Washington, and approximately 140 miles northeast of Seattle.

Qualifications at a minimum shall be: The Electrical Construction Inspector shall be required to meet certain qualifications and experience levels, including, but not limited to:

  1. A minimum of 10 years experience in high voltage electrical construction such as power generation, transmission, switch and substation facilities and heavy industry uses. 4 years of high voltage electrical engineering experience may replace a part of this requirement (i.e., up to 4 years engineering plus 6 years construction experience can suffice).
  2. A minimum of 4 years experience in construction management, construction contract administration and inspection.
  3. Demonstrated working knowledge of the role of the Inspector and Clerk of the Works in the support of construction contract administration on a heavy industrial electrical construction project

The term of the contract shall extend from the date of execution by the Superintendent of Seattle City Light, or designee, through December 31, 2008.

SCL has identified a budget between $100,000 to $200,000 for this consulting service. The actual contract amount will be determined during contract negotiations.

SCL, may at its option, amend the original contract for scope, time, and funding, subject to the continuing appropriation authority by the Seattle City Council.

NOTE: SCL may elect to extend the contract to include similar services on Hydro-Generator Unit 31 at Diablo Powerhouse (about 5 miles downstream of Ross Powerhouse) currently scheduled for 2008.

Copies of the RFQ and any other additional information may be obtained from Kimberly Rayray, telephone number (206)684-3042 or email address: Proposals must be delivered by 3:00pm on Friday, February 16, 2007, to the address below:

Seattle City Light
700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3200
Seattle, WA 98104-5031
Attention: Kimberly Rayray (SMT 3004)

The City’s proposed schedule are as follows:

Activity Date
Advertise Request for Qualifications January 23-24, 2007
Release RFQ January 23, 2007
Pre-Proposals Conference February 5, 2007
Last day for Clarification February 7, 2007
Addendum/Clarification Issued February 9, 2007
Qualifications due February 16, 2007
Finalists Notified February 23, 2007
Interview Finalists February 27 -28, 2007
Apparent Consultant Selected March 2, 2007
Contract Negotiations Initiated Week of March 4, 2007
Contract Negotiations Completed March 23, 2007
Contract Executed April 2, 2007

The contract that is awarded as a result of this RFQ 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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