REQUEST FOR QUALIFICIATIONS
MATILIJA DAM ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION PROJECT
ROBLES DIVERSION AND FISH PASSAGE FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS & MEINERS OAKS FLOOD PROTECTION IMPROVEMENTS: PHASE 2 DESIGN PLANNING PROJECT
September 2, 2022
Notice of Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Design Planning Assistance
Ventura County Public Works Agency – Watershed Protection (VCPWA-WP), working in partnership with the Casitas Municipal Water District (Casitas) and other stakeholders, seeks a qualified Design Consultant to undertake [three] inter-related design planning tasks as part of the Matilija Dam Ecosystem Restoration Project (MDERP). These tasks include alternatives refinement, conceptual design planning, feasibility studies, and preliminary (30%) design planning for sediment transport, water supply, fish passage and flood protection improvements at the Ventura River’s Robles Diversion and Fish Passage Facility (Robles Facility), along with associated flood protection improvements for the community of Meiners Oaks. Both Robles and Meiners Oaks are essential components of the MDERP (https://matilijadam.org/), a multi-faceted effort to remove the sediment-laden Matilija Dam from the Ventura River watershed.
Design Consultant qualifications will include demonstrated and successful design experience and expertise in hydrology, hydraulics and sediment transport analyses using multi-dimensional modeling as well as physical modeling, in fish passage design and implementation, and in water diversion systems and associated flood protection measures. California professional licenses will also be required for all engineers, licensed geologists, and other professional positions.
The RFQ includes a description of services to be provided by the respondents, as well as guidelines pertaining to the requested Statements of Qualification. VCPWA-WP reserves the right to change the solicitation schedule or issue amendments to the solicitation at any time; to waive, at its sole discretion, immaterial irregularities contained in the solicitation; and to refrain from contracting with any respondent.
All responses to the RFQ must be submitted to Ms. Anne Duval c/o VCPWA-WP online at Anne.Duval@ventura.org by 4:00pm Pacific time Thursday October 7th, 2022. For more information, and for copies of the RFQ, please see the link below and/or contact Ms. Duval (see email above) or Kirk Norman, MDERP Project Manager, at (805) 654-2017.