THE CITY OF SEATTLE
SEATTLE CITY LIGHT DEPARTMENT
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
TO PROVIDE ENGINEERING SERVICES TO CONDUCT:
FERC DAM SAFETY INSPECTIONS
March 27, 2000
The City of 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, 2000.
The Scope of Services may be expanded by contract amendment to include inspection(s) of the Skagit Project (2001), South Fork Tolt Project (2002) and/or the Cedar Falls Project (2004).
Each project inspection is estimated to cost $50,000 to $75,000.
The first project inspection shall commence on or about June 15, 2000 and terminate on March 21, 2002.
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 contracting:
Donald A. Gwilym, P.E.
Proposals to provide the necessary services shall be delivered to City Light Department by 4:30 pm on April 21, 2000.
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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