Arizona tribe seeks environmental study of Miner Flat Dam project

WHITERIVER, Ariz., U.S. 3/8/12 (PennWell) — The White Mountain Apache Tribe seeks proposals from consultants to prepare an environmental impact statement on the proposed White Mountain Rural Water System, including Miner Flat Dam in Arizona. Proposals are due March 23.

The tribe accepted qualifications in January for engineering design of the system, including technical evaluation of hydropower potential of the project. The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a construction cooperative agreement to the White Mountain Apache and is assisting the tribe on the project.

The tribe now seeks environmental consulting services including collection, analysis, and coordination with design firms in sufficient detail to prepare an EIS for the project’s three components:
o A 160-foot-tall, 450-foot-wide roller-compacted-concrete dam on the North Fork of the White River, spillway, outlet works, and a technical evaluation for the potential of hydroelectric generation;
o A 12.4 million-gallon-per-day water treatment plant for municipal purposes; and
o A 60-mile water transmission system including pipelines, pump stations, and storage tanks.

A request for proposals may be obtained from the tribe’s Internet site at http://www.wmat.us/RFP.html. A sources sought notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. R11AV32054A1 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are due by 4 p.m., Mountain time, March 23. For information, contact Cheryl Pailzote, Project Manager, Miner Flat Project, White Mountain Apache Tribe, 202 E. Walnut St., P.O. Box 2109, Whiteriver, AZ 85941; (1) 928-338-2475; E-mail: cpailzote@wmat.us.

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Arizona tribe seeks engineering of Miner Flat Dam, study of hydro

WHITERIVER, Ariz., U.S. 12/7/11 (PennWell) — The White Mountain Apache Tribe seeks qualifications for engineering design of the White Mountain Rural Water System, including Miner Flat Dam, plus technical evaluation of hydropower potential of the Arizona project. A site visit is planned Dec. 14, with submissions due Jan. 6, 2012.

The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a construction cooperative agreement to the White Mountain Apache in September and is assisting the tribe in recruiting engineering companies.

The tribe seeks feasibility-level design and field investigations of three components:
o A 160-foot-tall, 450-foot-wide roller-compacted-concrete dam on the North Fork of the White River, spillway, outlet works, and a technical evaluation for the potential of hydroelectric generation;
o A 12.4 million-gallon-per-day water treatment plant for municipal purposes; and
o A 60-mile water transmission system including pipelines, pump stations, and storage tanks.

A request for qualifications document with submittal instructions may be obtained from the tribe’s Internet site at http://www.wmat.us/RFP.html. A sources sought notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. R11AV32054A in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

In a two-phase selection process, Phase 1 bidders are to submit information and qualifications by 5 p.m., Mountain time, Jan. 6. A short-list of three firms is to be selected for the second phase request for proposals.

A site visit is scheduled Dec. 14, with those planning to attend directed to contact the address below by e-mail. Questions are to be submitted by e-mail by Dec. 18.

For information, contact Cheryl Pailzote, Project Manager, Miner Flat Project, White Mountain Apache Tribe, 202 E. Walnut St., P.O. Box 2109, Whiteriver, AZ 85941; E-mail: cpailzote@wmat.us.