Balm Grove Dam Removal & Stream Enhancement Project No. 7122
Opens Closes Status
6/13/2022 7/6/2022 Closed
[Note: Request for Proposal documents will be posted on June 13, 2022. If you sign in for this solicitation, you will be notified when those documents have been posted.]

Proposals for the construction of Clean Water Services’ (District) Balm Grove Dam Removal & Stream Enhancement Project No. 7122 (Project) will be electronically received from Proposers by Rachael Caravone, Operations Coordinator, via Equity Hub’s Bid Locker at https://bidlocker.us/details/3021_Balm_Grove_Dam_Removal_Stream_Enhancement (Bid Locker) until 2:00 P.M. local time, on July 6, 2022. Before Proposers can submit their Proposal, they will need to sign up with Bid Locker at https://bidlocker.us/Home/bidlockerus. There is no cost to register. Proposals will not be accepted after the specified time and date. No facsimile, mailed or emailed Proposals will be accepted. The Proposals will not be publicly opened or read aloud.

District is seeking Proposals from contractors with demonstrated experience in construction within natural resource areas with limited access, seasonal time constraints and high level of public interaction. In addition to the dam removal, the Proposal shall demonstrate the contractor’s experience with stream and ecological restoration including work area isolation, water management/diversion, and in-water construction. Generally, the Project includes the following components, divided into two construction phases planned for the in-water work windows in 2022 and 2023:

1. Demolition of a concrete dam
2. Temporary water management
3. Instream and bank grading and excavation
4. Large wood and boulder habitat structure placement
5. Berm removal and channel widening
6. Revegetation
7. Public Interaction

The Request for Proposals (RFP) may be downloaded from the District’s website at https://dynamic.cleanwaterservices.org/Bids (Solicitation Page) under the title of the Project. Prospective Proposers will need to sign in and provide certain information to download the RFP. Information provided will be accumulated for a Bid Holder’s List and a Proposer’s email will be used to send automatic emails alerting Proposers when a change to the RFP or a RFP document is posted. Prospective Proposers are responsible for obtaining any Addenda from District’s Solicitation Page or by clicking on the link provided in an automatic email from District. If you experience problems downloading the RFP or wish to make arrangements to view a copy of the RFP or ask any questions regarding document distribution, Proposers may contact Abbey Rhode, whose information is provided below.

District is using a multi-step selection process:
1. Step 1 (RFP/ Shortlisting): District will issue a RFP and will evaluate and score the Proposals. The RFP requirements, detailed procurement process description, Schedule, and evaluation criteria are in the RFP. District will then opt to identify a single Successful Proposer based on the highest ranking score, or will name two Shortlisted Proposers who will then advance to Step Two of the procurement.
2. Step 2, Optional (Interview/Selection): The District may invite the highest-scoring Proposers (Shortlisted Proposers) to an interview. Further details of the Step 2 process are in the RFP.

The District will conduct a meeting for those interested in responding to the RFP. Attendance at the meeting is mandatory. The Mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting will be held on June 21, 2022 at 9:00 AM at 10660 NW Balm Grove Loop; Gales Creek, OR 97117 and will be scheduled for 1.5 hours. The first 30 minutes hour of the Mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting will consist of a site tour and overview of the Project Requirements by the District. The remaining one hour will address any questions or topics from the Proposers. Direct communications on administrative issues, such as viewing and obtaining the RFP and the Bid Holder’s List to: Clean Water Services Abbey Rhode, Project Engineer 2550 SW Hillsboro Hwy. (503) 681-4472 rhodea@CleanWaterServices.org.
 
Prior to submitting its Proposal, Proposers shall be licensed with the Oregon Construction Contractors Board as required by ORS 701, and thereafter comply with the requirements of ORS chapter 701 with respect to licensing. This is a public works project subject to both federal and state prevailing wage rate requirements in the Davis Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. § 3141 et seq.) and ORS 279C.800 to 279C.870, respectively. Contractor and any subcontractors shall comply with ORS 279C.838 and 279C.840 and the Davis Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. § 3141 et seq.). Proposers need not be licensed under ORS 468A.720 (regarding licensing of contractors on projects involving asbestos abatement). Proposers and subcontractors will be required to have a public works bond filed with the Construction Contractors Board before starting work on the Project unless there is an applicable exemption under ORS 279C.836(4), (7), (8), or (9). 

Proposers shall be qualified in accordance with the applicable provisions of ORS chapters 279A and 279C in order to submit a proposal for public work in Oregon. 

District reserves the right to cancel this solicitation or reject any Proposal that does not comply with all prescribed public bidding procedures and requirements, including the requirement to demonstrate the Proposer’s responsibility under ORS 279C.375(3)(b) as that term is used in any applicable District’s Purchasing Rules and ORS 279A.010(1)(r). District may reject any Proposal in accordance with ORS 279C.395 and all Proposals for good cause after finding that it is in the public interest to do so.