Friday, June 1, 2012

Design-Build Proposals Requested for Improvements to DWSD Incinerators (PC-791) (UPDATED)

The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) has released an RFP package for design-build services for the construction of Contract PC-791, “Sewage Sludge Incinerator Air Quality Control Improvements.” Proposals are due August 1, 2012* July 25, 2012 at 12:00 noon. 

A pre-proposal conference will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at the Detroit Wastewater Treatment Plant at 9300 W. Jefferson, Detroit, Michigan.  For more information, contact Dan Edwards at (313) 964-9471 or

In the RFP, DWSD is seeking a qualified firm to provide design-build services under a negotiated, fixed-price contract to provide all design, obtain all necessary permits, furnish all materials and equipment, perform any required demolition and removal, temporary or permanent rerouting of existing piping or electrical service, construct, start-up, and test all modifications and improvements necessary to enable the eight multiple hearth incinerators at Incineration Complex II of DWSD’s Wastewater Treatment Plant to continuously comply with new air quality regulations for Sewage Sludge Incineration Units as incorporated into 40 CFR Part 60 by the Final Rule published by U.S. EPA on or about March 21, 2011, as well as providing all other Work and obligations required by the Contract Documents. 

Optionally, DWSD may direct the Contractor to also bring two incinerators in Incineration Complex I into compliance with the new regulations.

Click here for a copy of the RFP Advertisement.  RFP documents are also available on Dodge Reports (No.

Update (7/20): The due date for proposals was extended to August 1, 2012 per Addendum No. 3.  

Update (9/26): The Board of Water Commissioners approved today a design-build contract in the amount of $37,989,471 with Walsh Construction Company. The contract duration is 1,676 calendar days. 

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