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Owner: DC Water

Project: Piney Branch Tunnel

The following RFQ/RFP is active in the Oracle platform:

Solicitation Number: DCW-SOL-24-10380
Issue Date: 5/9/24 2:02 PM
Proposal Due Date: 6/13/24 2:00 PM

Point of Contact: Ines Eden


DC Water Introduction
In 1996, the District Government initiated the creation of The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water), an independent authority of the District of Columbia providing services to the region. On April 18, 1996, following A 30-day congressional review period, the District Council enacted DC Law 11-111, “The Water and Sewer DC Water Establishment and Department of Public Works Reorganization Act Of 1996.”

DC Water is governed by a board of directors consisting of 11 principal and 11 alternate members. The board is composed of six District of Columbia representatives, two each from Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland, and one from Fairfax County in Virginia.

DC Water distributes drinking water and collects and treats wastewater for more than 702 residents and 23.8 Mmillion annual visitors in the District of Columbia. DC Water also provides wholesale wastewater treatment services for 1.6 million people in montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland, and Fairfax and Loudoun Counties in Virginia. We are proud to provide these vital, safe, and high-quality services to our customers while also protecting and enhancing our environment.

To distribute drinking water, DC Water operates more than 1,350 miles of pipes, four pumping stations, five reservoirs, four elevated water storage tanks, 43,860 valves and 9,500 public hydrants. To collect wastewater, DC Water operates 1,800 miles of sanitary and combined sewers, 22 flow-metering stations, and nine off-site wastewater pumping stations. To treat wastewater, DC Water operates the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant, the largest advanced wastewater treatment facility in the world.

For more information about DC Water, please visit More information about DC Water’s procurement and compliance are also provided in the “Work with us” section.

Intent to Issue RFQ for Progressive Design-Build Services (Louisville, KY)

Owner: Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District

Project: Upper Middle Fork Pump Station and Conveyance

The Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) intends to issue a request for qualifications (RFQ) soliciting statements of qualifications (SOQs) from qualified teams to provide progressive design-build services for the Upper Middle Fork Pump Station and Conveyance Project (Project). Following receipt and evaluation of the SOQs, MSD plans to short-list to a maximum of three teams and then issue a request for proposals (RFP) to those short-listed teams.

MSD is implementing a project to eliminate 18 sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) on the Upper Middle Fork Interceptor in the vicinity of the Upper Middle Fork Pump Station (UMFPS) located near the intersection of Breckenridge Lane and Dutchmans Parkway. The Project will include the construction of a large-diameter deep rock tunnel with an approximate capacity of 35 million gallons. The Project will also include replacing the existing UMFPS with a new 10 mgd UMFPS including the installation of all the necessary electrical, mechanical, and instrumentation components to allow for the automated operation of the new UMFPS, in addition to the required odor control, screening, and building requirements. The design and construction of this multiyear Project is currently estimated to be approximately $130 million.

Due to the Project scope and schedule, MSD has chosen to proceed with a progressive design-build delivery method for the Project. MSD seeks to enter into a cooperative relationship with the selected design-builder, following the request for proposal process, in order to effectively address Project schedule, quality, functionality requirements, and stakeholder concerns.

The RFQ is expected to be issued in the Q3 of 2024. The Project is expected to be awarded in Q1 of 2025.


Please respond to Brandon Flaherty, PE, DBIA, MSD Senior Engineer and Project Manager, at to indicate your firm’s interest in this project. A statement of interest is not necessary to respond to the forthcoming RFQ. No further information will be provided at this time.

Register for notifications on MSD’s web based portal at To receive a notice when the RFQ is issued, you will need to register at the above website and follow all applicable instructions.