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.
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 Segment C of the Surface Water Supply Project, and this list will be updated in 2021 following receipt and consideration of Statements of Qualifications 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/
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.