Segment B1 and B2 Update

The Surface Water Supply Project is currently advertising Segment B1 and B2 Construction Project. The Scope of Work includes construction of approximately 14,500 linear feet of 84-inch diameter and 40,000 linear feet of 96-inch diameter waterlines with all necessary valves and appurtenances, from west of Brittmoore Road to west of I-45. The proposed waterline installation will be primarily installed with Open-Cut construction methods. The tunnels will cross Harris County roads, TxDOT roads, Union Pacific Railroad, BSNF Railroad, Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) drainage systems, and private pipelines. Details of this work are provided in the Construction Drawings and Project Manual. This project is a part of the overall Surface Water Supply Project.
Contractors have been pre-qualified to bid on this project. Only those Prequalified Prime firms listed below are eligible to submit a bid for the contract. All other bids will be disregarded.

  • Oscar Renda Contracting
  • Garney Construction
  • Harper Brothers Construction
  • Thalle Construction Company
  • S.J. Louis Construction of Texas Ltd
  • Five Companies, LLC

Sealed Bids, addressed to West Harris County Regional Water Authority, will only be received electronically using the “E-Bidding” function on the CivcastUSA website (www.CivcastUSA.com) until 2:00 PM, Local Time, January 19, 2021. More information is available at https://www.civcastusa.com/project/61966ac26427f699c81a1cef/summary.

Segment B3 (Long Tunnel) Update

The Surface Water Supply Project is currently advertising the Segment B3 (Long Tunnel) Construction Project.

The Scope of Work includes construction of approximately 23,000 linear feet of 96-inch diameter water lines with all necessary valves and appurtenances, from west of I-45 to the south side of Hopper Rd. The proposed water line installation will be primarily installed with tunneling construction. The tunnel will cross Harris County roads, TxDOT roads, Union Pacific Railroad, BSNF Railroad, Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) drainage systems, and private pipelines. Details of this work are provided in the Construction Drawings and Project Manual. This project is a part of the overall Surface Water Supply Project.

Contractors have been pre-qualified to bid on this project. Only those Prequalified Prime firms listed below are eligible to submit a bid for the contract. All other bids will be disregarded.

  • Granite Construction Company
  • JAY-DEE Contractors, Inc.
  • McNally Tunneling Corporation/Kiewit JV
  • Michels Corporation
  • SAK Construction, LLC
  • Super Excavators, Inc.
  • Triad Engineering & Contracting Co. – TMM JV

Sealed Bids, addressed to West Harris County Regional Water Authority, will only be received electronically using the “E-Bidding” function on the CivcastUSA website (www.CivcastUSA.com) until 2:00 PM, CST, January 12, 2022.

More information is available at civcastusa.com

All formal bid documentation will be posted on CIVCAST.  WHCRWA encourages all interested contractors to create an account on the CIVCAST website, and interested parties can sign up to receive updates anytime the WHCRWA posts items to CIVCAST.

Since 2016 the SWSP, a jointly funded project between the WHCRWA and NFBWA, has made significant strides to motivate participation by local minority-owned and small businesses to encourage diversity in contracting and implementation of the SWSP.

Overview

We are currently in the final stages of the Design Phase of the SWSP, and construction has begun for Segment c and Segment 3 of the Surface Water Supply Project. To date, the project team has held multiple contractor outreach events to encourage participation by local minority-owned and small businesses.

To be notified of up-coming opportunities, visit the Contact Us page and select “Surface Water Supply Project Opportunities – Contractor Outreach Workshops, Bid Information, Etc.” from the email list.

Surface Water Supply Project Prequalified Contractors

The following contractors have been prequalified to support construction of Segments A-1, A-2, B-1, and B-2 of the Surface Water Supply Project. This list below has been updated per consideration of Statements of Qualifications received from contractors to be prequalified to support construction of Segments A and B. More information about this prequalification process is available here: https://www.civcastusa.com/

Please note: Contractors to support the Segment B3 “Long Tunnel” and the pump stations will undergo separate prequalification via CIVCAST.

Prequalified contractor teams for Segments A and B are listed in the document below.

SWSP Pre Qualified Contractors 2021

Local subcontractors interested in supporting delivery of the Surface Water Supply Project are encouraged to contact these contractors for potential teaming opportunities. To access contact information for Prequalified firms, access Contractor Outreach Workshop Attendee Registration Sheets here .

Please note: Contractors to support the Segment B3 “Long Tunnel” and the pump stations will undergo separate prequalification via CIVCAST (www.CIVCASTusa.com).

As a result of ongoing community outreach and the feedback received, the SWSP team has identified a strong desire for inclusion of local minority-owned and small businesses in the contracting and implementation of the SWSP. In response to this community feedback, the WHCRWA and NFBWA are undertaking a four-step approach to encourage diversity in contracting and implementation of the SWSP by:

  • Utilizing a database of certified local minority companies that can be accessed by prime contractors for inclusion in bidding
  • Holding workshops to facilitate MWSBE and DBE certification
  • Creating a resource event where potential prime contractors on the SWSP can meet potential minority subcontractors
  • Tracking MWSBE and DBE participation on the SWSP on an annual basis

For those who are interested in becoming MWSBE or DBE certified by the City of Houston, the Office of Business Opportunity holds MWSBE and DBE Pre-Certification Workshops every Thursday at 2 p.m. in their office located at 611 Walker St, 7th Floor Houston, Texas 77002. More information about these workshops can be found by visiting the City of Houston Business of Opportunity events page. You can also view videos about the certification process by visiting the City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity main page.