Biodredging and Biosolids Reduction Program RFP 2022

Agency: City of Grand Forks
State: North Dakota
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 115310 - Support Activities for Forestry
  • 541330 - Engineering Services
  • 541990 - All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Posted Date: Sep 30, 2022
Due Date: Oct 17, 2022
Solicitation No: 8638
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Biodredging and Biosolids Reduction Program RFP 2022
  • Department: Finance, Water Works Division
  • Category: Request for Proposals
  • RFP Number: 8638
  • Start Date: 09/28/2022
  • Close Date: 10/17/2022 4:30 PM

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Request for Proposals- Project 8638
Bio-Dredge & Biosolids Reduction Program
City of Grand Forks
Grand Forks, ND

The City of Grand Forks is seeking a qualified firm to plan, mitigate and report on biosolids reduction program for the City of Grand Forks, ND.

The City of Grand Forks is working to reduce the biosolids within Primary Cell 2 of the wastewater treatment lagoons. The proposal will need to describe the methodology used as well as explain the tools that will be used in this process as well as how this will be documented and reported to the City of Grand Forks.

Project Characteristics and Considerations:
The pond is 201 acres and is designed to hold 330 million gallons of wastewater. On average the daily loading is 80-120 k gallons/day with 3.5% solids and 70% volatile. This system was built in 1960-1962 and receives a bypass of approximately 2 million gallons per month. This is an aerobic system with no solids digestion. This proposal is to help reduce the biosolids for the City Grand Forks, ND.

Selection Process:
The submission materials will be reviewed by a team including representatives of the City of Grand Forks Water Department. Based on that review, up to three finalists will be notified. Interviews of the finalist can be conducted by the same group if deemed necessary. A recommendation will be forwarded to the City Council for review and approval.

Submission Materials:
1) Proposal on how you would perform the work including methodology as well as the types of tools planned to be used to perform services and document sludge reduction.

2) Proposed service must include the following:
a. Daily application of proposed product
b. Local on-call availability
c. Detailed service and activity reports per site visit

3) Proposed products must contain the following:
a. Quality control measures used during production
b. Certificate of Analysis (Upon Request)
c. Lot coding with an established recall/traceability program
d. No pathogens, antibiotics, or genetic modification
e. Spore-forming, facultative bacteria
f. Micronutrients and bio-stimulants included in the product formulation

4) A budget for the work to be performed

5) A description of what will be reported to the City

6) A description on two similar projects along with at least one reference from each of these projects.

The budget includes travel costs, hourly wages, product purchases, reimbursable expenses, etc.

September 26, 2022 RFP Issued and
September 28, 2022 RFP Advertised
October 17, 2022 RFP Submissions Due by 4:30 pm CST
October 21, 2022 RFP Reviewed & Scored
October 24, 2022 Finalists Informed
October 31-Nov 4, 2022 Finalists Interviewed if deemed necessary by review committee
Nov 14 & 21,2022 Committee of the Whole review and Council approval of selected proposal
Jan 1, 2023 Work to begin

General Instructions:
1) The deadline for submission of the concept proposal is 4:30 pm CST on October 17, 2022.
a. Inquires and submissions shall be made to:

Melanie Parvey, Water Works Director
724 N. 47th St.
Grand Forks, ND 58206

2) The City of Grand Forks reserves the right to waive irregularities to reject any or all submissions, to re-solicit submissions, and to negotiate with selected respondents if such action is deemed to be in the City’s best interests.

3) Fees shall be negotiated with the successful firm. If the fee cannot be agreed upon, the City reserves the right to terminate negotiations, then negotiate with the second and third ranked firms in order, if necessary, until a satisfactory contract has been negotiated.

4) All costs associated with proposal preparation shall be borne by the proposer. The City reserves the right to reject any and/or all proposals.

5) No member, officer, or employee of the City of Grand Forks, its governing body or of any local public body having jurisdiction within the City of Grand Forks’ service area, shall have any interest, direct or indirect, in any resultant contract or the proceeds thereof.

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