On January 31, 2019, The Surface Water Supply Project (SWSP) hosted a second contractor outreach workshop at the Embassy Suites Hilton–Energy Corridor in Houston, Texas from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Email invitations were sent to contractors that specialize in open-cut and tunneling methods of construction. A total of 135 contractors participated in the workshop.
During the workshop, a brief overview of the SWSP was covered including the request for qualifications (RFQ), contract specifics, project standards, and additional work opportunities. The North Fort Bend Water Authority was in attendance. To promote SBE/ DBE participation for the construction of the project, the City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity provided information on promoting the success of small businesses and ways for developing Houston’s workforce.
The project presentation was followed by a question & answer session where contractors were encouraged to vocalize their ideas and suggestions. Contractors were also encouraged to submit written comments during the workshop by completing a Feedback Form. To conclude the workshop, contractors were invited to participate in a networking session for potential project teaming opportunities while reviewing the proposed construction plans of each SWSP segment.
To submit procurement feedback or view the attendee sheet, presentation, and project details from the meeting, please visit the Procurement Documents page. The SWSP encourages contractors to create a CIVCAST account to view all bid documents as they become available. It is anticipated that the formal RFQ will be posted late February 2019.