December 20, 2016

DWR Seeks Proposals for Habitat Restoration Projects in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (reposted RFP)

In an effort to quicken the pace of habitat restoration in California’s biggest estuary, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today invited private companies, non-profit groups and individuals to submit proposals to create wetlands in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Through a first-of-its-kind Request for Proposal (RFP), DWR seeks partners to help fulfill its obligations under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.  At the direction of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service, DWR must restore or create 8,000 acres of tidal habitat to benefit Delta smelt and another 800 acres for longfin smelt, plus 17,000 acres to 20,000 acres of seasonal floodplain to benefit juvenile winter-run chinook salmon, spring-run salmon and Central Valley steelhead.  Projects to fulfill these obligations also could help meet DWR’s restoration responsibilities under the California Endangered Species Act, and achieve California EcoRestore restoration targets.

How to access the Request for Proposal Secondary (RFP) number 10127576 for Habitat Restoration within the Sacramento – San Joaquin Delta and Suisun Marsh

To obtain a copy of the RFP solicitation, please visit Cal eProcure at  https://caleprocure.ca.gov/pages/index.aspx. Event ID: 3866. Please read the RFP solicitation carefully.  To submit a bid for these services, you must fully comply with the instructions contained in the RFP. For your reference, key action dates related to the RFP are listed below.

RFP available: Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference: Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 1:00pm in West Sacramento

Proposals must be received by: Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 2:00pm