The Surface Water Supply Project is currently advertising the Segment 3 A3 Construction Project. Scope of Contract is for construction of approximately 8,900 linear feet of 42-inch diameter water lines with all necessary valves and appurtenances, from north of Lakeside Forest Lane to north side of Interstate Highway 10. The proposed water line installation will consist of primarily open cut construction; however, tunnels are required at some crossings of Harris County roads, TxDOT roads, Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) drainage systems, and private pipelines. Additionally, this work necessitates the partial removal and replacement of backslope swales owned and maintained by the CenterPoint Energy.

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, April 22, 2021 for “Construction of Contract Segment 3 A3 for the West Harris County Regional Water Authority (WHCRWA), Harris County, Texas.” More information is available on CivcastUSA by clicking here.

Click here to visit the Segment 3-A3 portion of this website for additional information.

This RFQ is specific to the qualification of Respondents for Segments A1/2 and B1/2. The WHCRWA released an RFQ for construction services for Segments A, B, and C (excluding Segment B3) in March 2019 (the “Original RFQ”) and qualified nine (9) Respondents in June 2019 based on the SOQs received. Segment C is currently under construction, but there have been delays with advertising Segments A1/2 and B1/2 for construction. Due to the amount of time that has transpired, the WHCRWA has elected to solicit responses from additional respondents for the Segments A1/2 and B1/2 projects.

Qualifications, 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, April 21, 2021 for “Request for Qualifications for Construction Services-Surface Water Supply Project- Segments A1/2 and B1/2 for the West Harris County Regional Water Authority (WHCRWA), Harris County, Texas.” SOQs received after the closing time will be rejected. Respondents must register on the CivcastUSA website in order to submit Statement of Qualifications (SOQs). Visit the CivcastUSA summary page by clicking here for more information.

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 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.