Requests For Proposals, Invitations To Bid, Information for Vendors

Mesquite-Brazito Wastewater System Improvements

UPDATE: LRGPWWA Board awarded the contract for this project to File Construction contingent upon USDA-Rural Development approval on 4/17/19

Bid Tab – Mesquite-Brazito P1

Sealed Bids for the construction of the Mesquite-Brazito Wastewater System Improvements will be received by LRGPWWA, at the office of the

LRGPWWA – La Mesa Office, 521 St. Valentine, La Mesa, NM,

until 2:00 p.m. local time on March 27, 2019, at which time the Bids received will be opened and read. The Project consists of a base bid and 3 bid alternates. The Base Bid is the installation of 2 lift stations with SCADA, 28,000 LF of 8” and 10” gravity sewer mains, 108 epoxy coated concrete manholes, 17,000 LF of 4” and 6” sewer forcemains, and associated infrastructure. Approximately 200 sewer services will be installed and septic tanks decommissioned. The Bid Alternates will consist of an additional 2 lift stations with SCADA, 12,500 LF of gravity sewer mains, 45 epoxy coated concrete manholes, 2,300 LF of 4” and 6” sewer forcemains, and associated infrastructure. The Bid Alternates also include the installation of SCADA equipment and programming at 10 existing lift stations. Both the Base Bid and Bid Alternates include resurfacing of paved and unpaved roadways.

Bids will be received for a single prime Contract. Bids shall be on a lump sum and unit price basis, with additive alternate bid items as indicated in the Bid Form.

The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is:

Bohannan Huston, Inc. located at 425 S. Telshor Blvd., Suite C103, Las Cruces, NM 88011, telephone 575-532-8670.

Prospective Bidders may examine the Bidding Documents at the Issuing Office on Mondays through Fridays between the hours of Monday – Thursday 7:30 to 5:30 and Friday 7:30 to 11:30, and may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents from the Issuing Office as described in the full document below.

Mesquite-Brazito Wastewater Project Bid Opening is RESCHEDULED to March 28th, same time and place.

Email Notification Lists

Engineering firms and contractors who wish to be notified by email of upcoming Requests for Proposals or projects going out to bid may contact Projects Manager Karen Nichols at karen.nichols@lrgauthority.org to be added to the email list.

RFP #FY2020-01 for Mesquite Wetlands Closure Project

Request For Proposal for Professional Services for LRGPWWA Mesquite Wetlands Closure Project ad appeared in the Las Cruces Sun New on July 28, 2019.  The full RFPis available to download below, and interested firms may contact Projects Manager Karen Nichols by email at karen.nichols@lrgauthority.org  to receive additional information about the project including latest Discharge Permit and Closure Plan.  Deadline is 3 pm August 28, 2019.  The address given is for in-person or delivery service.  Contact the Projects Manager if you plan to send by US Postal Service.

UPDATE 8/28/19: Two proposals were received.  RFP Committee meets 9/5/19 to evaluate proposals and make a recommendation for selection to the board.  Board meeting is 9/18/19, and selection of an engineering firm for this project is on the agenda.

UPDATE 9/19/19: The LRGPWWA took action on 9/18/19 to adopt the RFP Committee recommendation to select Bohannan Huston, Inc. for this project.  Contract negotiations are pending.

Advertisement for Bids

The LRGPWWA is seeking proposals for professional engineering services for planning (technical memorandum), design, construction and post-construction phases for a waterline extension project in its South Valley Service Area.

A Service Area Map can be downloaded by clicking this link.

RFP can be downloaded by clicking this link.

UPDATE: RFP Committee met on 9/12/18, Board acted on Committee recommendation on 9/19/18 to select Souder, Miller & Associates

For information, email Projects Manager Karen Nichols at karen.nichols@lrgauthority.org or call 575-233-5742 extension 1018.

Sealed Bids for the construction of the US Highway 70 Bore Crossing Line Repair will be received, by LRGPWWA, at the office of the LRGPWWA, (for in-person or delivery service – postal address is PO Box 2646, Anthony NM 88021), until 2:00 p.m. local time on January 24, 2018, at which time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read. The Project consists of replacing approximately 175 lf of 6” PVC water pipeline in an existing bored crossing.

Bids will be received for a single prime Contract. Bids shall be on a lump sum and unit price basis, with additive alternate bid items as indicated in the Bid Form.

The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is: Bohannan Huston, Inc. located at 425 S. Telshor Blvd., Suite C103, Las Cruces, NM 88011, telephone 575-532-8670. Prospective Bidders may examine the Bidding Documents at the Issuing Office between the hours of Monday – Thursday 7:30 to 5:30 and Friday 7:30 to 11:30, and may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents from the Issuing Office as described below.

For bidding forms, and Contract Documents, including plans, specifications, and other documents to be used in connection with the submission of bids, prospective Bidders are invited to register under the “BHITracker” web portal link located at www.bhinc.com to obtain access to the “Bids” section for distribution of bid documents electronically. Select the pertinent project as listed on the projects list. Register new company account by providing the following contact information: Company name, contact name, company role, telephone number and email address. The Bidder shall receive a notification email once the bidder has been registered with the site. Each registered bidder will be able to re-access the site from www.bhinc.com and selecting the “BHITracker/Bids” icon which will direct the Bidder to the BHITracker bid document distribution site. The Bidder shall have a specific username and password in order to gain access to the “LRGPWWA US Highway 70 Bore Crossing Line Repair” project. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including Addenda if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office.

If you do not or cannot access the site, please notify us as soon as possible. The following shall be performed through the BHITracker site.

  1. DOWNLOAD THE BIDDING DOCUMENTS FROM THE BHITRACKER SITE: The bidding documents are available during the bidding phase from the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS tab under the BIDDING DOCUMENTS subsection. When issued, addenda will be available from the ADDENDA SECTION.
  2. PLEASE SUBMIT ALL QUESTIONS THROUGH THE BHITRACKER SITE: To submit a question, go to the BIDDING tab and click on SUBMIT QUESTION. This will direct you to a form to enter the question, when complete click SUBMIT and the question will be sent to BHI for review. Responses to questions will be included in the Addenda section (under the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS tab) and bidders will be notified via email when this information is available.
    1. The bidders list is provided in the BIDDERS LIST tab.

Bidding Documents also may be examined at the following locations:

Construction Reporter 1609 Second St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 (505) 243-9793

The PlanIt Room 1155 Westmoreland Suite 109, El Paso, TX 79925 (915) 781-2900

Upon request, paper copies of the BIDDING FORM with all necessary forms to complete a bid may be obtained by the issuing office.

A pre-bid conference will NOT be held. Bidders shall submit questions to the Owner / Engineer during the bidding phase through the BHITracker Site. Responses to the questions will be provided via an addendum. The last day for questions is close of business (5:00 pm local time) January 17, 2018.

Bid security shall be furnished in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.

Owner: LRGPWWA
By: Karen Nichols
Title: Projects Manager
Date: January 7, 2018

Low Bidder was General Hydronics, project is complete

The Lower Rio Grande PWWA is seeking proposals for engineering professional services for a PER and Environmental Information Document for its East Mesa water service area. The RFP can be downloaded below. Deadline is 3 pm on Monday, November 6, 2017.

If you would like to review planning documents from previous East Mesa system projects, email Projects Manager Karen Nichols at karen.nichols@lrgauthority.org for a Google Drive download link.

Selected firm was Vencor Engineering, contract negotiations in progress.

RFP #LRG2018-01 East Mesa Water Service Area PER & EID
Project Description – E. Mesa Planning Documents

Separate sealed BIDS for the construction of the Valle Del Rio Water System Improvements will be received by Lower Rio Grande Public Water Works Authority, Attn: Karen Nichols at 521 St. Valentine, La Mesa, NM (not a mailing address), until 2:00 p.m. (Local Time), October 10, 2017, and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud.

Contact Karen Nichols, Project Manager at 575-233-5742 Ext. 1018 for address to submit BIDS to a United States Postal Service address.

Project Description: This project consists of the construction of a new 170,000-gallon welded steel water storage tank and associated site work. The work also includes the installation of 6-inch C900 PVC yard piping, valves and appurtenances as well as the replacement of two existing submersible well pumps, controls, telemetry equipment, meters and connections to the existing distribution system along with associated additive alternates.

The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined at the following locations:

Souder, Miller & Associates, 3500 Sedona Hills Pkwy., Las Cruces, NM 88011 (575) 647-0799

Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS in electronic media format may be obtained at the website of the ENGINEER, Souder, Miller & Associates, at www.soudermiller.com, at no cost. Bidders are responsible for monitoring the website referenced above for notifications of changes and addenda related to this project.

This project is wholly or partially funded with United States Environmental Protection Agency funds, and therefore must comply with all federal cross cutter requirements. Neither the United States nor its department’s agencies or employees is or will be party to this invitation for bids or any resulting contract. This procurement will be subject to all applicable federal regulations including the Davis Bacon Act requirements.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the President’s Executive Order No. 11246, as amended.

Separate sealed BIDS for the construction of the Valle Del Rio Water System Improvements will be received by Lower Rio Grande Public Water Works Authority, Attn: Karen Nichols at 521 St. Valentine, La Mesa, NM (not a mailing address), until 2:00 p.m. (Local Time), October 10, 2017, and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud.

Contact Karen Nichols, Project Manager at 575-233-5742 Ext. 1018 for address to submit BIDS to a United States Postal Service address.

Project Description: This project consists of the construction of a new 170,000-gallon welded steel water storage tank and associated site work. The work also includes the installation of 6-inch C900 PVC yard piping, valves and appurtenances as well as the replacement of two existing submersible well pumps, controls, telemetry equipment, meters and connections to the existing distribution system along with associated additive alternates.

The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined at the following locations:

Souder, Miller & Associates, 3500 Sedona Hills Pkwy., Las Cruces, NM 88011 (575) 647-0799

Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS in electronic media format may be obtained at the website of the ENGINEER, Souder, Miller & Associates, at www.soudermiller.com, at no cost. Bidders are responsible for monitoring the website referenced above for notifications of changes and addenda related to this project.

This project is wholly or partially funded with United States Environmental Protection Agency funds, and therefore must comply with all federal cross cutter requirements. Neither the United States nor its department’s agencies or employees is or will be party to this invitation for bids or any resulting contract. This procurement will be subject to all applicable federal regulations including the Davis Bacon Act requirements.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the President’s Executive Order No. 11246, as amended.

To ensure that Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) have the opportunity to compete for procurements funded by EPA financial assistance, all Bidders shall make the six good faith efforts as outlined by EPA at http://www.epa.gov/osbp/dbe_efforts.htm. The bidder must make a good faith effort to solicit and hire Disadvantaged Business subcontractors and suppliers to meet the goals outlined in EPA XP-215. A good faith effort requires that the Contractor: 1) Complete the affirmative steps outlined in XP215, 2) Submit XP-215 with the bid proposal, 3) Submit with the bid proposal proof that affirmative steps have been taken and this should include copies of advertisements and letters of solicitation. A Bid Proposal that omits XP-215 or does not support that a good faith effort was made will be considered nonresponsive and the Bid Proposal rejected.

A PRE-BID MEETING will be held at 521 St. Valentine, La Mesa, NM on September 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Low bidder was Morrow Enterprises, contract award is pending

Sealed proposals for construction of the Lower Rio Grande Public Water Works Authority’s Berino Area Waterline Extension will be received by Parkhill, Smith & Cooper at 115 West Griggs Avenue, Las Cruces, New Mexico, until 2:00 p.m. (MST), Wednesday June 21, 2017, and at that time and place will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after the bid opening begins will not be accepted.

For more information please see the complete bid announcement posted below.

Four bids were received – Project awarded to J29 Enterprises

Waterline Extension Project Bid Announcement

Architectural Services for Central Office Building Project

Download the RFP below. Deadline is 3 pm on February 23, 2017.

RFP is closed. Selected firm was Wilson & Company.

RFP #LRG-FY2017-01

Submissions of sealed bids are invited from Bidders for the Lower Rio Grande Public Water Works Authority Water Tank Inspection, NM. The nature of the work consists of inspection of potable water tanks including the production of a DVD with audio, pit and blister analysis, recording of sediment levels, and may include maintenance items found during inspection for the Lower Rio Grande Public Water Works Authority.

Bids to complete this work will be received by Huitt-Zollars, Inc., Projects Engineer, Raymond De La Vega, PE, and be delivered in person or delivery service to 333 Rio Rancho Dr. NE Suite 101, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, until 2:00 p.m. (local time), Tuesday January 31, 2017 at which time and place all bids will be opened and tabulated. Bids received after the bid opening begins will not be accepted.

Bid Documents for this supply contract project may be obtained by contacting Huitt-Zollars, Inc. 333 Rio Rancho Dr. NE Suite 101, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, beginning Monday, January 18, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (local time), weekdays.

Pre-Bid Conference will not be held. All questions are to be sent to Raymond De La Vega at rdelavega@huitt-zollars.com no later than January 25th. Bid Security in the amount of 5% of the total Bid shall accompany each Bid in accordance with instruction to bidders. All bidders shall hold their bids for Sixty one (61) days after actual date of bid opening.

The Authority reserves the right to reject any or all Bids and to waive informalities or irregularities in the Bidding.

January 18, 2017
Lower Rio Grande Public Water Works Authority
Karen Nichols, Projects Manager

CLOSED: Riley Industrial Services was selected.

LRGPWWA Purchasing Sole Source Requests

The Lower Rio Grande Public Water Works Authority uses competitive purchasing thru price quotes, Invitations to Bid, and Requests For Proposals whenever possible. Occasionally, it becomes necessary to purchase items or services from a sole provider, in which case a Sole Source Request and Determination form is submitted to the NM Dept. of Finance and Administration. Copies of those forms may be downloaded to the right.