REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS (RFQu)
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
RFQu NO.: P21-5000134
RFQu CLOSING DATE: March 31st , 2021
RFQu WASTEWATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS P21-5000134
RFQu NOTICE: Notice is hereby given that sealed proposals shall be received by the City Clerk's
Office, 2330 McCulloch Boulevard N., Lake Havasu City, Arizona, 86403 until 3:00 p.m. Arizona
Time on March 3, 2021 All proposals received in proper form shall be publicly opened and read aloud
on the same day at 3:00 p.m., Room 109, City Hall, 2330 McCulloch Boulevard N., Lake Havasu City,
Arizona, 86403. Public openings may be attended in-person or virtually by accessing the following video
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The City may reject any proposal not in compliance with all prescribed public competitive procurement
procedures and requirements, and may reject for good cause any or all proposals if Lake Havasu City
finds it is in the public interest to do so.
RFP DESCRIPTION: Much of the city’s wastewater infrastructure was constructed in late 1990’s
to early 2000s after a city-wide effort to replace on-site septic systems with a formal city-wide
wastewater collection and treatment system. One of the largest septic-to-sewer conversion
projects in the country. The wastewater system in Lake Havasu City consists of a network of
approximately 350 miles of gravity sewer, 75 lift stations, 21 miles of sewer force mains, 7 miles
of reuse force mains, 3 treatment plants, effluent ponds, a comingling pond, percolation ponds,
reuse pump and booster stations, storage tank, vadose wells and other miscellaneous effluent
disposal systems. These systems continue to age and demand continues to grow requiring
constant upgrades, replacement and ongoing maintenance. Planning, prioritizing and
implementing these upgrades are an essential part of city wastewater program.
While a portion of flows drain toward the lower lying area in the City where two of the treatment
plants are located, the majority of flows are pumped through a series of lift stations and force
mains 12 miles to the north to the City’s North Regional Treatment Plant. The forcemain is
made up of many segments of pipe that have several low points and high points. As a result
over time, many miles of force mains have been severely corroded due to hydrogen sulfide gas
emissions collecting at the high points resulting in commonly occurring emergency repairs.
Further study may be required.
Additionally, the city has several wastewater treatment facilities that are aging and include items
that are in need of repair. Evaluation of existing treatment plant components may be required.
The Master Plan identified several deficiencies with the system as well as improvement projects
to enhance quality and performance. Several of these projects are programmed in the City’s
upcoming budget and the Consultant will provide engineering services to accomplish the design,
and possibly construction administration, of these projects. Wastewater treatment facilities are
regulated through local and state agencies such as the ADEQ requiring their approval for design
review and construction.
There is not an expressed or implied obligation for Lake Havasu City to reimburse responding firms for
any expenses incurred in preparing proposals in response to this request.
RFQu documents, specifications, and addenda may be obtained in the following locations:
Lake Havasu City Website: https://www.lhcaz.gov/budget-and-finance/bids-rfps
Onvia DemandStar: https://www.demandstar.com/app/buyers/bids/382843/details
Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Lake Havasu City endeavors to ensure the accessibility of all of its
programs, facilities and services to all persons with disabilities. If you need an accommodation for this meeting, please contact
the City Clerk's office at (928) 453-4142 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting so that an accommodation may be arranged.
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