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RFP: College Hill Open Reservoir Dam Engineering Assessment (RFP-COP-04-19-04)

Request for Proposals
College Hill Open Reservoir Dam Engineering Assessment

Note: Interested firms should submit their proposal to the Purchasing Department no later than 2:30 p.m. on 5/15/2019. 

Project Description: 

The City is seeking a proposal from qualified firms for an Engineering Assessment of College Hill Open Reservoir Dam, a Class B Dam.  6NYCRR Part 673 requires owners Class B (Medium Hazard) dams to perform an Engineering Assessment (EA) of their dam on a regular basis.  The City is seeking proposals for this dam’s initial.  The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Guidance for Dam Engineering Reports should be followed (DOW 3.1.4).

The Engineering Assessment and Report must, at a minimum, include the following:

1. Hazard classification evaluation

2. Complete Safety Inspection

3. Evaluation of the dam’s spillway capacity

4. Evaluation of the dam’s structural stability

5. Evaluate Outlet works (reservoir drain) capacity

6. Review of the dam’s Emergency Action Plan, and

7. Provide a conclusion as to whether the dam is in conformance with current dam regulations and safety guidance.

The assessment should determine the condition of the dam relative to the appropriate safety criteria. It should identify deficiencies and recommend, as appropriate, remedial repairs, operational restrictions, monitoring, and/or modifications. The assessment should also identify any analyses and/or studies needed to assess and determine solutions to identified deficiencies. The engineering assessment must be performed by a professional engineer registered to practice in New York State and possessing appropriate experience in evaluation of dams of type, size, and location to be assessed.

Proposal Evaluation Criteria:

Cost Proposal (25% of Total Points Awarded)

Experience of Firm with Engineering Assessments of dams (35% of Total Points Awarded)

Experience and Qualification of Proposed Staff (25% of Total Points Awarded)

Logistics and Familiarity with the Area (15% of Total Points Awarded)

Proposal Due Date:     May 15, 2019  2:30 p.m.
Location:                    City of Poughkeepsie


Joseph A. Chenier
Assistant Civil Engineer
City of Poughkeepsie
62 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
(845) 451-4058
Fax: (845) 451-4101
Email: [email protected]

Submit to:

City of Poughkeepsie
Purchasing Department
62 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601