Eagle River Watershed Council is soliciting proposals for environmental and engineering planning and permitting (NEPA) support for the Wearyman Watershed Health Improvement project on the White River National Forest. The request for proposals is open and available below. Qualified applicants can submit proposals to Anna Nakae, nakae@erwc.org, by Friday, July 28, 2023, 5:00 pm MDT.

Questions/clarifications must be submitted to Anna Nakae via email by Friday, July 14, 2023, 5:00 pm MDT. Responses will be emailed to all interested parties and will be posted here by Friday, July 21, 2023.

Responses to submitted questions:

  1. Could you please provide an example contract and/or contractual terms? Yes, example of contractual terms are linked below. These terms are from a past project contract that was also in partnership with the United States Forest Service. Please note, the contract was from a heavy equipment contract so some provisions may not apply for the resulting contract of this RFP. Access example contractual terms here.
  2. Is the proposal cover/back and cover letter excluded from the total page count? Yes, the proposal cover/back and cover letter can be excluded from the total page count.
  3. Would 11×17 size be acceptable for tables, such as cost estimates and rates? Yes, 11×17 is acceptable for tables.
  4. What existing environmental data surveys (beyond state and national datasets) are known to be available to assist with the analysis, such as aquatic, biological, or soil-geotechnical surveys in the project areas?  The USFS has fish presence data, macroinvertebrate data, and pebble counts for Wearyman Creek.
  5. Are there engineering firms that the White River National Forest would recommend for this project? In the interest of fairness, the White River National Forest does not have any particular firms it would recommend. However, to be qualified to do the work requested, an engineering firm, at minimum, should be able to develop conceptual level designs and cost estimates for each of the alternatives, sufficient to identify fatal flaws and support the selection of the preferred alternative.