May 8th 2020 | Posted in Water by Texas Government Insider

The San Antonio Water System (SAWS) is seeking consulting services for three water and wastewater infrastructure projects and one engineering work order contract all under its 2020 Production Facilities Improvements Project.

SAWS anticipates awarding a contract to more than one consultant as a result of this request for qualifications (RFQ).

San Antonio Water System headquarters

An $8 million rehabilitation of SAWS’ 60-year-old King Street Pump Station is needed to comply with state requirements and federal standards. The station’s electrical and disinfection systems have deteriorated and require replacement. Design is scheduled to begin in September, and advertisement for bids is set for March 2022.

SAWS’ 40-year-old Ranch Town No. 2 Pump Station requires an estimated $3.6 million in improvements such as replacement of its electrical and computer control equipment. Design is set to begin in September with bid advertisement beginning in November 2021.

Construction of a new 36-inch diameter well at SAWS’ Mission Pump Station for $4.7 million is necessary to provide an additional source of water and redundancy to a station that has several wells over 70 years old. Design is scheduled for September with bid advertising set for a January 2022 start.

The fourth charter is a 2020 Production Facilities Engineering Work Order Contract for general types of projects that periodically entail rehabilitation, improvement, addition/demolition, replacement, and expansion of equipment at its production facilities. The work order contract will be on an as-needed basis, and the scope of the work will depend on the nature of each individual project. A work order will be issued upon identification of a project and determination of its scope and schedule.

Deadline to submit RFQ applications is 2 p.m. CST on June 3. A non-mandatory pre-submittal conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. May 13. The SAWS board is scheduled to consider and award the contract in September.