Jan 3rd 2020 | Posted in Texas Government Insider by Texas Government Insider

The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is seeking a firm to develop a $75 million river basin flood planning study.
Study objectives are to evaluate mitigation and abatement strategies to reduce disaster impacts and increase community resiliency based on Texas’ major river basins.

GLO river basins map Land office RFQ solicits engineering firms for $75M river basin flood study

River basin study area

The studies will consider the impact on flood control of structural and nonstructural infrastructure improvements, coding and zoning practices, and regional communication and control. The GLO identified the need for the study in its Regional Planning Studies Survey, which gathered input from local officials, councils of government, and river authorities in communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey, outside Harris County, and the city of Houston.

Entities eligible for the request for qualifications (RFQ) include qualified engineering firms that demonstrate an ability to provide planning implementation, data collection, and analysis services to assist the GLO in fulfilling its agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to conduct planning studies to support areas or communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Submission deadline is 2 p.m. February 10.