“The California State Water Resources Control Board (Water Boards) is soliciting proposals from firms capable of preparing design and develop plans, specifications, and estimates for the New River Improvement Project (NRIP) Strategic Plan. This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is open to all eligible firms and/or individuals that meet the minimum qualification requirements. The Water Boards intends to make a single contract award. The Contractor will be selected on the basis of written responses to RFQ #17-028-170, plus an oral interview. To view the time schedule, proposal requirements, and minimum qualification requirements for this solicitation, please visit http:///www.caleprocure.ca.gov. For questions, comments, and inquiries regarding this solicitation, please contact Danielle.Knaus@Waterboards.ca.gov by no later than Friday, November 10, 2017.
The Water Boards would like to thank you in advance for your interest in our service needs. The bidding process is the mainstay of our competitive system, and your participation is appreciated and valued.”
About Cental Coast Water Board - State of California
The Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board is moving in a fundamentally new strategic direction, based upon a Vision of Healthy Watersheds. Healthy Watersheds function well ecologically and are sustainable. They support healthy, diverse aquatic habitat, have healthy riparian areas and corridors with sufficient vegetative buffer area to minimize land pollutant runoff into surfaces wate...rs, sufficient cover and canopy to maintain healthy habitat, and have near natural levels of sediment transport. Surface waters meet water quality objectives, and sediments are sufficiently low in pollutants to provide for healthy habitat. Groundwaters are near natural levels in quantity and quality, for water supply purposes and for base flow for sustaining creek habitat and migratory fish routes. A Healthy Watershed sustains these characteristics through measures that ensure the dynamics that provide these healthy factors and functions are protected. For example, watersheds must be protected, through low impact development or other forms of protection, from hydromodification that adversely affects recharge areas' function or creeks' bed or bank stability. Creek buffer/riparian areas must be protected from land disturbance activities. Healthy sustainable watersheds use less energy for imported water, have fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and a lesser carbon footprint than unhealthy watersheds. Our goal of Healthy Watersheds is compatible, supportive, and in coordination with the larger issue (beyond water quality) of sustainability and the State's Global Warming Solutions Act.