June 11, 2019
Waukesha — A contractor pre-qualification meeting will be held 10 a.m. June 25 as the Waukesha Water Utility’s Great Water Alliance seeks general and first-tier subcontractors to build a pipeline so Waukesha can access water from Milwaukee.
The meeting will be held at Citizens Bank, 2109 Corporate Drive. Needed subcontractors include trenching and excavation contractors, underground utilities installation contractors, trenchless technologies contractors, electrical contractors, mechanical contractors and plumbing contractors to construct:
A pumping facility and storage facilities in New Berlin.
Approximately 36 miles of large-diameter pipeline. This includes a 13-mile supply pipeline from approximately South 76th Street and West
Oklahoma Avenue in Milwaukee to Waukesha and a 23- mile return pipeline from Waukesha’s Clean Water Plant (treatment plant) to a Root River outfall point at approximately South 60th Street and West Oakwood Road in Franklin.
GWA is seeking the following services: General contractors and first-tier subcontractors, such as trenching and excavation contractors, underground utilities installation contractors, trenchless technologies contractors, electrical contractors, mechanical contractors, and plumbing contractors.
The first step in the process is contractor prequalification. Once prequalified, contractors will be eligible to bid or be part of a team to bid on multiple contract packages as part of the GWA Program. Only prequalified contractors will be allowed to bid on the GWA Program. The contract packages are estimated to span three years beginning in early 2020.
Comprehensive information on the contract packages and the construction requirements will be available at the contractor prequalification meeting. There are several important mandatory steps and key dates regarding this process: Detailed information is available now at www.greatwateralliance.com including a link to the mandatory pre-qualification application documents which will be available on Wednesday. Prequalification applications can also be obtained directly through Quest CDN, www.questcdn.com, on Wednesday.
GWA will stop accepting pre-qualification applications via Quest CDN at noon July 31.
Contractors who are qualified will be notified and a list will be posted online at www.greatwateralliance.com in September.
Waukesha Water Utility received permission from the Great Lakes governors to switch to Lake Michigan water under the Great Lakes Compact and is currently obtaining other needed permits. GWA will begin three years of construction of the pipelines and facilities starting in 2020.
To learn more, visit online at www.greatwateralliance.com.