Jobs & RFP Opportunities

 

Beginning summer 2018, KRRC will seek proposals from local companies, Tribes, and other service providers to carry out various project activities.

PLEASE NOTE: Information on this page is subject to change as the project develops.

Live Opportunities

Native Seed Propagation

KRRC is seeking experienced native plant seed propagators in the Klamath Basin that are capable of propagating the collected native seed to the large amounts that will be needed during the Project area restoration. Seed Propagation will begin in February 2019. Subsequent task orders for future years may be warranted based on Project needs and vendor performance.

The Request for Qualifications and Proposals (RFQP) is now available.

Schedule:

  • RFQP issued: November 16, 2018
  • Deadline to submit questions to KRRC: November 30, 2018
  • Proposals due: December 14, 2018 at 5PM PST
  • Selection of Preferred Proposer: December 28, 2018
  • Service Agreement Award: January 31, 2019

Dam Removal Design-Build Contract

Design and construction of road and bridge access improvements to accommodate construction vehicles/traffic, bridge, and culvert improvements to accommodate new river/creek geometry, dam modifications required to drawdown the reservoirs, reservoir drawdown, dam and hydropower facilities removal, recreation facilities removal, and restoration of former reservoirs and other disturbed areas.

Contract will utilize the Progressive Design-Build (PDB) delivery method. The first phase will be awarded for design, planning, permitting support and pre-construction services related to the above. It is expected that subsequent phases (e.g., construction, post-construction monitoring) will be awarded to the same PDB contractor pursuant to successful submission and negotiation of Guaranteed Maximum Price proposals that align with the goals of KRRC and this project.

The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is complete.

KRRC’s evaluation of the Statement of Qualifications pursuant to the Request for Qualifications for the Dam Removal Design-Build Contract is complete. The following approved shortlisted Respondents will be issued the Request for Proposal (RFP) and will be invited to prepare Proposals in response to the RFP.

The shortlisted Respondents have asked us to include an email address that local, tribal, and other parties can use to contact them about contracting, supplying, and employment opportunities. The shortlisted Respondents are currently particularly interested in meeting preliminary services needs, including design services, invasive exotic vegetation control, seed collection and propagation services, and steel diversion control gate fabrication.

Schedule:

  • RFQ issued: September 18, 2018 – Complete
  • SOQ due: October 19, 2018 at 5PM PDT – Complete
  • Shortlist notification & RFP published: November 2018 – Complete
  • RFP Issued to Proposers: December 4, 2018
  • Proposal Due Date: February 12, 2019 at 5PM PST
  • Execution & Preliminary Services work start: Q1/Q2 2019
  • Project Implementation work start: Q1 2020

Resources:

Potential Upcoming Opportunities to Contract Directly with KRRC

2018

Groundwater Monitoring — RFP Jan 2019, Start Feb 2019
KRRC will be contracting with service providers to monitor groundwater in the reservoir areas. This will include downloading data from probes on a monthly basis and analyzing the data. KRRC will also seek local labs to analyze water quality data.

Anticipated Timing:

  • RFP in Jan 2019
  • Proposals Due in Feb 2019
  • Contractor Selected in Feb 2019
  • Work Window March 2019-July 2022

2019

Water System Design — Q1 2019
KRRC will seek a design engineer for a replacement water pipeline and associated water infrastructure for the City of Yreka. KRRC is working with the City of Yreka and the State of California to develop a plan to move the City of Yreka’s water line before reservoir drawdown.

Potential Contracting Opportunities With Dam Removal Design-Builder

The selected Dam Removal PDB Contractor will develop a plan to meet KRRC’S local and tribal goals and will be required to monitor and report the progress of this effort. In addition, the Dam Removal PDB Contractor will be striving to build their team to implement the work using the most qualified and cost-efficient subcontracting and staffing possible. To this end, KRRC expects there will be numerous opportunities for specialty, local and tribal subcontractors to competitively bid portions of the work directly with the Dam Removal PDB Contractor in 2019, as they work toward developing their maximum guaranteed price for construction.

Some of those possible opportunities are provided below:

2019

Invasive Exotic Vegetation (IEV) Eradication — Start Q2 2019
Prospective PDB Contractors will propose a contractor to perform IEV eradication using several methods, including hand pulling, tilling/disking, covering with black plastic, mowing/cutting, grazing, and — as a last resort and upon approval — application of herbicides, either by brushing (stumps and cut stems), wicking, and/or spraying. All methods of invasive species removal will be closely evaluated for both their beneficial and detrimental effects on the surrounding environment.

Status: Work in 2019. Refer to Design-Build Contractor RFQ/RFP.

Native Seed Collection 2019
The PDB Contractor will seek service providers to collect seeds of over 50 different plant species within the Project area watershed. Collected seed will be dried, cleaned, tested, and stored by the vendor, for later propagation in the Project area. Propagation of native seed will be done by other contractors under a separate contract described below. This is separate from the 2018 seed collection contract previously awarded by KRRC. Work will commence in 2019 and subsequent task orders for future years may be warranted based on Project needs and vendor performance. Since not every proposed native plant produces seed every year, long-term seed collection will guarantee good plant diversity in the project area.

Status: Work included in 2019. Refer to Design-Build Contractor RFQ/RFP.

Drawdown Gate Fabrication — Start Q3 2019
Status: Work starts Q3 2019. Scope not in first phase of Design-Build contract.
Water System Construction — RFP Q4 2019, Start 2020
Additional information to be provided.
Hatcheries Construction (Fall Creek and Iron Gate facilities) — RFP Q4 2019, Start 2020
Additional information to be provided.
Downstream Flood Control Improvement Construction — RFP Q4 2019, Start 2020
Additional information to be provided.

2020

Dam Drawdown Modifications — Q1 2020
Status: Work starts Q1 2020. Scope not in first phase of Design-Build contract.
Bridges, Culverts & Paving Construction — Q1 2020
Status: Work starts Q1 2020. Scope not in first phase of Design-Build contract.
New Recreation Facilities Construction — RFP Q4 2020, Start 2021
Additional information to be provided.

2021

Dam Removal — Q1 2021
Status: Work starts Q1 2021. Scope not in first phase of Design-Build contract.
Habitat Restoration — Q2 2021
Status: Work starts Q2 2021. Scope not in first phase of Design-Build contract.
Fencing Construction — Q2 2021
Status: Work starts Q2 2021. Scope not in first phase of Design-Build contract.

Resources

Briefing on Upcoming Opportunities – September 18 & 19 and November 7, 2018

KRRC joined regional business and economic development leaders in Redding, Klamath Falls, Medford, Mount Shasta, and Yreka to present on opportunities to work on the project. Please refer to the following resources from the informational meetings:

Previous Opportunities

Vegetation Test Plot Construction

The selected contractor will be responsible for the construction of vegetation test plots in the vicinity of the reservoirs to determine ideal conditions and seed mixes for future reservoir habitat restoration. Construction will involve excavation, fill placement, seeding, irrigation, and maintenance.

Proposals were due on October 12, 2018.

Schedule:

  • RFQP issued: September 21, 2018
  • Deadline to submit questions to KRRC: October 5, 2018
  • Proposals due: October 12, 2018 at 5PM PDT
  • Services agreement award: October 26, 2018
Native Seed Collection 2018 — Under contract Aug 2018
As part of restoration of former reservoir areas, KRRC will revegetate areas with native seed. KRRC will seek service providers to collect seeds of over 50 different plant species within the Project area watershed. Collected seed will be dried, cleaned, tested, and stored by the vendor for later propagation in the Project area. Propagation of native seed will be done by other contractors under a separate contract described below. The first seed collection season will start in August of 2018 and continue until November 2018.

Status:

Frequently Asked Questions

How can the local workforce contract with KRRC?
In summer and fall 2018, Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) will seek proposals for several field activities to be performed in 2018-2019. Local companies, Tribal Nations, and other qualified service providers are encouraged to respond.

KRRC will generally issue Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to procure this work. Each RFP will explain the key requirements of a particular activity. Interested service providers must submit a proposal describing how the key requirements will be met. KRRC will select the most qualified company or individual to perform the work. AECOM (KRRC’s technical consultant) will supervise the work, which may be contracted through AECOM or directly with KRRC.

How are contracts advertised and awarded?
Most business and employment opportunities will be procured through the Request for Proposals process, or RFP.  A brief description of the key steps in the RFP model follows.

  1. RFP Development*: KRRC will develop a request for proposals, which includes a summary of the work and procurement process, in addition to a detailed list of technical requirements and a draft contract agreement.
  2. Notify Local Entities & Advertise: KRRC will notify county and Tribal agencies and our jobs newsletter list prior to RFP advertisement. Then, the RFP will be advertised directly in a variety of venues including our jobs newsletter, local jobs bulletin boards, and business opportunity and job websites.
  3. Service Providers Submit Proposals:Service providers develop their proposals over a time period that will vary depending on the complexity of the work, usually between 2 to 4 weeks.
  4. RFP Evaluation: KRRC will evaluate proposals using the specific selection criteria developed for each package. Examples for RFP selection criteria may include technical approach to the work, price, percent local involvement, etc. KRRC will normally require 2-5 weeks to review proposals, but this depends on the RFP.
  5. Contract Negotiation & Award: After the winning proposal is selected, KRRC will negotiate the terms and contract with a service provider.

*In some instances, the RFP process will be preceded by a short RFQ process to pre-qualify service providers prior to RFP release.

Who should I contact with questions about RFPs or job opportunities related to this project?
Please email us at info@klamathrenewal.org.
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