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Join us on June 23, 2023, 2 PM, to learn more about a new solicitation for Phase 1 – Design Service at Glover Archbold Park. As a leader and innovator in the water and wastewater industry, DC Water is seeking qualified design firms to participate in a collaborative delivery project.


The Glover Archbold Park Creek Bed Sewer project is in the southern section of the Glover Archbold Park, between Massachusetts Avenue, NW and Canal Road, NW. Glover Archbold Park, managed by the National Park Service – Rock Creek Park. Operating Unit is approximately 229 acres of forest and springs. The project area is roughly bounded by Massachusetts Avenue, NW on the north side; 44th Street, NW on the west side; 42nd Street, NW and Georgetown University on the east side and Canal Rd, NW to the south. Foundry Branch, a tributary to the Potomac River, provides drainage for the park and the surrounding neighborhoods. However, Foundry Branch is entirely contained within a piped storm sewer gravity system, within Glover Park, starting north of Massachusetts Avenue, NW, and continuing under Canal Road, NW to the Potomac River.

The scope of work for Phase 1 – Design Services may include; NEPA compliance, Section 404 (CWA), wetland delineation, Section 106 (NHPA), local jurisdiction compliance (DOEE, DDOT, DOB, etc.), topographic survey, tree survey, sewer and stormwater inspection, flow monitoring, geotechnical investigation, sewer and storm rehabilitation, stream restoration, stream asset protection, outfall rehabilitation, stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, traffic control (MOT), temporary access, bypass pumping, and site restoration. The design firm will posse experience working in collaborative delivery methods such as construction management at-risk (CMAR).

Contractors are aware that this project will be subject to DC Water’s Business Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives. Inasmuch the utilization goals for certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises and Women Business Enterprises will be in effect as well as mandatory requirements for a robust and active engagement to the certified firm community. Additionally, contractors will be expected to support DC Water’s local hiring initiatives, specifically targeting jobs and training opportunities (to include apprenticeship) for residents in the underserved communities.

Compliance Goals: TBD
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