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City Releases Request for Proposals for Design-Build of WRF

At the January 23, 2018 City Council Meeting, the Morro Bay City Council approved release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for Design-Build Services of the Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) Onsite Improvements to three teams. The RFP, which was released on January 24th, includes changes resulting from input provided by the WRF Citizens Advisory Committee at two meetings (1/4/18 and 1/11/18), and input from City Council during the January 17th Study Session and the January 23rd regular meeting. The three teams were selected after meeting requirements in the City’s Request for Qualifications and include: AECOM/WM Lyles Co, Joint Venture; Filanc Black & Veatch, Joint Venture; and Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. with Tetra Tech, Inc. Proposals are due on April 24, 2018.

City Reviewing Draft Request for Proposals for Design-Build Services for WRF Onsite Improvements Project

The City is currently reviewing the Draft Request for Proposals (RFP) Package for Design-Build Services for the WRF Onsite Improvements Project. The RFP Package will be revised per City input prior to release. The RFP is the second step of a two-step procurement process for the design-build project. City Staff anticipates requesting final review and approval for release at the January 23, 2018 City Council meeting. After the City Council has made its final review and schedules the release of the RFP package, it will be provided to the short listed teams determined during the SOQ process. The Draft RFP Package was presented at the January 4, 2018 WRF Citizens Advisory Committee meeting.

City Receives Four Statements of Qualifications for Design-Build Services for WRF Onsite Improvements

The City has received four Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) for Design-Build Services for the WRF Onsite Improvements Project.  The City is in the process of evaluating the SOQs and staff expects to make a recommendation to City Council for the short list in January.  Shortlisted teams will be eligible to respond to the upcoming Request for Proposals for Design-Build Services for the WRF Onsite Improvements Project.  The four teams that provided SOQs were: AECOM/WM Lyles Co, Joint Venture; Filanc Black & Veatch, Joint Venture; Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. & Tetra Tech, Inc.; and Sundt/Parsons, Joint Venture.

Request for Qualifications for Design-Build Services for WRF Onsite Improvements

The City is requesting sealed statements of qualifications (SOQs) for design-build services for the City of Morro Bay Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) Project onsite improvements.

Read more about the project and SOQ requirements here: Morro Bay WRF Request for Qualifications

August 2017 Update

August 2017 WRF Update:

Aug 2017 WRF Update 08/03/17

Peer Review Report from Public Works Meeting on 06/07/17:

Peer Review Report 06/29/17

Related letters from CA Coastal Commission and Regional Water Quality Control Board:

CCC Letter to City Council 07/11/17

RWQCB Letter to City Council 07/11/17

Morro Bay One of Twelve Communities Selected to Apply for Federal Water Infrastructure Loan

Press Release Morro Bay WRF – WIFIA – 07/20/17

Water Reclamation Facility Goals

Morro Bay’s Water Reclamation Facility Community Goals, adopted by City Council in December 2013 and amended on October 24, 2017, are:

  • All aspects of the WRF project shall be completed ensuring economic value with a special emphasis on minimizing rate payer and City expense.
  • Communicate WRF project progress including general project status, milestones, and budget/cost information to our community members regularly.
  • Produce tertiary, disinfected wastewater in accordance with Title 22 requirements for unrestricted urban irrigation.
  • Design to produce reclaimed wastewater to augment the City’s water supply, by either direct or indirect means, as described in a master water reclamation plan and to maximize funding opportunities.
  • Include features in the WRF project that maximize the City’s opportunities to secure funding and maximize efficiencies.
  • Design to minimize the impacts from contaminants of emerging concern in the future.
  • Ensure compatibility with neighboring land uses.


Contact Info

John Rickenbach
WRF Deputy Program Manager
595 Harbor Street
Morro Bay, CA 93442
805-610-1109
jrickenbach@morrobayca.gov

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