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Bayfront Recycled Water Project Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

West Bay Sanitary District
Bayfront Recycled Water Project
Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

The West Bay Sanitary District (District) is requesting competitive proposals for design-build services to design and construct the “Bayfront Recycled Water Facility Project” (“Project”) at the District’s decommissioned Bayfront Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) site in Menlo Park, San Mateo County, California.  West Bay Sanitary District (District) is implementing the Project to construct a satellite facility at its decommissioned Bayfront WWTP site, recycled water distribution pipeline, pumping and storage, and influent wastewater pumping station and force main. The purpose of the project is to offset potable demands and deliver recycled water to users in the Menlo Park-Bayshore Area.  The District is pursuing a recycled water facility with an initial product-water capacity of approximately 0.6 MGD, with provisions to expand this capacity to up to 1.0 MGD in the future.

The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) invites those design-build entities interested in responding to this RFQ (Respondents) to submit statements of qualifications (SOQs) associated with providing integrated design-build services to the District for the Project. The qualifications phase is step one of a two-step process the District intents to follow to select a Design-Built Entity (“DB Entity”) to complete the Project:

  • Step 1: The qualification phase of the design-build entities, which generates a shortlist of Respondents.
  • Step 2: The technical proposal from the Shortlist. Only those Respondents that are selected at Step 1 will be allowed to participate in Step 2.

This procurement is structured to comply with the requirements of California Public Contract Code Section 22160 et seq., as well as other applicable law for procurement and execution of design-build projects by public agencies operating water recycling facilities and/or wastewater facilities.

The DB Entity will be responsible for all design-build services comprising this Project, including, but not limited to implementing the five (5) Project scope elements as identified below, and providing the design, construction, project management, surveying, geotechnical investigations, scheduling, quality control, inspection, laboratory testing, permitting, procurement of all labor, materials and equipment, and any other work and services that can be generally identified through start-up and acceptance of the Project by the District. The detailed technical requirements for the Project are being developed and will be presented in the RFP.

It is anticipated that, except as restricted by applicable law, the District will reserve the right to require the DB Entity to conduct a competitive bidding process for all elements of the construction work. It is anticipated that the Project will be partially financed with funds from California Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF or SRF). The Respondents and DB Entity must therefore also meet the requirements of the following:

  • California Senate Bill No. 785, CHAPTER 931 (including California Public Contract Code §22160 et seq., “Local Agency Design-Build Projects”)
  • California State Revolving Fund Requirements, including, but not limited to, the American Iron and Steel (AIS) Provisions, Davis Bacon Act, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) requirements.

The RFQ document is available electronically at the District Website ( All relevant project documents are also available on the website, under “About Us”, What’s New.  In addition, any addenda to the RFQ will be posted to the District website.  SOQs from qualified parties are due at 2:00 P.M. Pacific Time, Thursday, October 19, 2023.