National Park Service Issues Request for Proposals for Elwha Water Facilities Construction Project

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Date: September 7, 2007
Contact: Barb Maynes, 360-565-3005

The National Park Service has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for construction of the Elwha Water Facilities, the second of two major construction projects to begin this year as part of the Elwha Restoration Project.  A pre-solicitation notice for this project was released on August 16, 2007.

The Elwha Water Facilities (EWF), includes a new Elwha Surface Water Intake, new Elwha Water Treatment Plant, upgrades to the Crown “Z” Water Road for construction access, and area Flood Protection.  The estimated cost range for construction of the EWF is $50 to $70 million. 

More information about the RFP, along with instructions for contractors interested in submitting a proposal, can be found by visiting the Olympic National Park website.

Contractors interested in learning more about this project are invited to attend a pre-proposal meeting, 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 19.  The meeting will be held in the Juan de Fuca Room of the Red Lion Hotel, 221 North Lincoln Street in Port Angeles, Washington; the morning meeting is scheduled to last approximately two hours and will be followed by a site visit to the Elwha Water Facilities project area.

Earlier today, a contract for construction of the Port Angeles Water Treatment Plant was awarded to a joint venture of Watts Constructors LLC and John Korsmo Company (Watts/Korsmo A JV) as the prime contractor.  This plant is designed to protect Port Angeles’ municipal water supply during and after removal of the two Elwha dams.

As stipulated in the Elwha River Ecosystem and Fisheries Restoration Act of 1992, water quality protection measures for Elwha water users must be completed and in place before dam removal can begin.  Dam removal is scheduled to begin after the Port Angeles Water Treatment Plant and Elwha Water Facilities are completed.

More info on Port Angeles Water Treatment Plant contract award.

Last updated: February 28, 2015

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