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RFQ for Santa Clara Watershed Environmental Assessment

REQUEST FOR STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS

Washington County Watershed Plan – Environmental Assessment

PURPOSE OF REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONs (RFSQ)

Washington County is requesting qualifications from Engineering Firms licensed in the State of Utah for development of a Watershed Project Plan – Environmental Assessment and all necessary supporting data for the Santa Clara Watershed: Dammeron Valley, Diamond Valley and the Shivwits Band of Paiute’s Reservation.
The scope of services proposed under this RFSQ consist of:

  • Identify Problems, Opportunities and Concerns
  • Determine Objectives
  • Inventory Resources
  • Analyze Resource Data
  • Formulate Alternatives
  • Evaluate Alternatives
  • Make Decisions
  • Review and Draft Environmental Assessment

It is anticipated that this RFSQ will result in a contract award with duration of service of 18 months. A detailed Statement of Work (SOW) can be found in the attachment.

BACKGROUND

This project proposal lies within Santa Clara River Watershed in Washington County, Utah and includes the development of an authorized PL-566 Watershed Plan. The watershed area for this proposal is 243,000 acres. The proposed projects encompass the rural unincorporated communities of Dammeron Valley and Diamond Valley as well as stream restoration, irrigation, and riparian restoration to benefit the endangered Southwest Willow Flycatcher within the Shivwits band of Paiute’s Reservation. The flood control measures for Dammeron and Diamond Valleys include channel routing and small flood and sediment control basins of less than 12,500 acre-feet individual structure capacity and 25,000-acre feet total capacity.
The proposed project consists of three projects areas:

  1. Dammeron Valley — Dammeron Valley is a small unincorporated community consisting of 435 homes and approximately 1200 residents. Watershed impairments including recent fire and monsoonal storms have resulted in severe flooding and sediment flows causing damage to homes property and infrastructure. In May of 2019 Washington County commissioned a master plan study to address potential solutions. Recommendations from the study include construction of four flood and sediment basins and flood channels to safely detain and rout floodwater and sediment.
  2. Diamond Valley — Diamond Valley is a small unincorporated community consisting of 313 homes and approximately 900 residents. The valley has no natural drainage and is a closed basin. Monsoonal storms cause flooding and damage to homes and property. The general plan and recently prepared
    Washington County master plan include constructing two flood and sediment basins as well and channel improvements.
  3. Shivwits Paiute Indian Reservation — The Shivwits Paiute Indian Reservation consists of approximately 28,200 acres located generally Northwest of the cities of Santa Clara and Ivins and along the Santa Clara River. Flooding along this reach has caused severe erosion of historic agricultural fields and destroyed pipelines and ditches used for irrigation. Flooding has also degraded habitat for wildlife including the endangered Southwest Willow Flycatcher. The tribe is working with the local NRCS Soil Conservationist to prepare a conservation plan. This project would restore irrigation to the agricultural fields, provide stream restoration for wildlife and streambank protection for the agricultural fields.

SUBMITTING YOUR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS (SQ)

SQs must be received by Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 5:00pm. SQs received after the deadline will be late and ineligible for consideration.

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Four copies of the SOQ are due at Washington County Public Works Office. Proposals are to be submitted in a sealed envelope and marked "Watershed Plan — Environmental Assessment for the Santa Clara Watershed Project SOQ".

Attention: Todd Edwards – Washington County Engineer
Washington County
197 East Tabernacle
St. George, UT 84770
(Google Maps)

Proposals submitted by any means other than mailing, courier, or hand delivery will not be accepted.

QUESTIONS

Inquiries regarding the SOQ should be directed to Todd Edwards, County Engineer at (435) 773-3599, or by inquiry to the address above

RESPONSE FORMAT – STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS

All SQs must include:

  1. Letter of Transmittal. Introducing the Engineering Firm and the nature of the SQ.
  2. Executive Summary. The Executive Summary is limited to two pages and is to briefly describe the Engineering Firm’s SQ. This summary should highlight the major features of the SQ. It must indicate any requirements that cannot be met by the Engineering Firm. The reader should be able to determine the essence of the SQ by reading the executive summary. Protected information requests should be identified in this section.
  3. Detailed Response. This section should constitute the major portion of the SQ and must contain at least the following information:
    • A complete narrative of the proposed Engineering Firm’s assessment of the work to be performed, the Engineering Firm’s ability and approach, and the resources necessary to fulfill the requirements. This should demonstrate the proposed Engineering Firm’s understanding of the desired overall performance expectations. Clearly indicate any options or alternatives proposed.
    • This detailed response shall not exceed 12 pages in length, using a font no smaller than Times New Roman 12-pt. A detailed resume for the proposed Project Manager may be included with this detailed response and it will count in the 12-page limit. The 2-page Executive Summary will not count in this 12-page limit. Any tab pages, separation pages, attachments, brochures, pamphlets, etc. will all count toward this 12-page limit.

SQ EVALUATION CRITERIA

A committee will evaluate SQs against the following weighted criteria. Each area of the evaluation criteria must be addressed in detail within the SQ. A firm will be selected based on the following criteria:

WEIGHT EVALUATION CRITERIA
30% Demonstrated ability to meet the scope of work
45% Demonstrated technical capability (proven track record), etc.
15% Qualification and expertise of staff proposed for the Project
10% Performance references for similar projects

COMPENSATION FOR SERVICES

Washington County intends to enter into a professional services contract with the selected engineer/firm with the most points. Compensation for the services rendered, is to be based upon a time-expended basis at agreeable hourly billing rates with an agreed maximum not to exceed value. If an agreement cannot be reached on compensation with the selected engineer/firm, then negotiations will proceed with the next engineer/firm with the most points until an agreement is reached.
The County reserves the right to award the contract to the highest ranked firm without further consideration or discussion. The County reserves the right to reject any and all proposals received. The County also reserves the right to waive any irregularity, informality, or technicality in the proposals in its best interest. If terms cannot be mutually agreed upon, The County will enter into negotiations with the secondary engineer/firm.

Confluence Park hydroelectric power plant

RFP — Lease of Confluence Park Fields for Farming

Request For Proposal

Washington County is seeking proposals to lease three fields totaling approximately 29.32-acres in Confluence Park, La Verkin, Utah to be farmed and maintained under a 1 to 5-year lease.

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Submittal Procedure / Timeline

Proposals must be submitted bearing the title Confluence Park Fields and received no later than 12:00pm on May 27th, 2020. Proposals may be submitted in-person in sealed envelopes or fax or email:

Cameron Rognan
Washington County HCP
10 N. 100 E Tabernacle
St. George, UT 84770
http://www.redcliffsdesertreserve.com/
Email: cameron.rognan@washco.utah.gov
Phone: (435) 256-6310
Fax: (435) 634-5758
Washington County of Utah

Notice of Vacancy — Dammeron Valley Special Service District Administrative Control Board

NOTICE is hereby given that there is (1) vacancy on the Dammeron Valley Special Service District Administrative Control Board.

To qualify for appointment to that Board, an individual must meet the following qualifications:

  1. Be a U.S. Citizen;
  2. Be a qualified elector (registered voter) within the district to which you are applying

Those wishing to serve on a Special Service District aforementioned should submit a Candidate for Appointment form (click here to download) to the Washington County Commission Office, 197 East Tabernacle, St. George, Utah 84770 (Google Maps), no later than Friday, June 5, 2020.

The County Commission will consider the nominees for appointment to these boards at its June 16, 2020, County Commission meeting.

Published in The Spectrum May 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, 2020.

Washington County of Utah

Notice of Vacancy — Angel Springs Special Service District

NOTICE is hereby given that there is one (1) vacancy on the Angel Springs Special Service District Administrative Control Board.

To qualify for appointment to that Board, an individual must meet the following qualifications:

  1. Be a U.S. Citizen;
  2. Be a qualified elector (registered voter) within the district to which you are applying

Those wishing to serve on a Special Service District aforementioned should submit a Candidate for Appointment form (click here to download) to the Washington County Commission Office, 197 East Tabernacle, St. George, Utah 84770 (Google Maps), no later than Thursday, May 28, 2020.

The County Commission will consider the nominees for appointment to these boards at its June 16, 2020, County Commission meeting.

Published in The Spectrum April 29, 30 and May 1, 2, and 3.

Washington County of Utah

2020 Tax Sale

Notice is hereby given that on May 28, 2020, at 10:00 AM, Kim Hafen, Clerk-Auditor, will offer for sale (unless redeemed prior to sale) at public auction, pursuant to the provisions of section 59-2-1351 Utah Code, the described real estate situated in said county and now held by it under preliminary tax sale. This sale will be located in:

Washington County Administration Building
197 East Tabernacle
St George, Utah
(Google Maps)

Auctions will be by open bidding wherein the full parcel will be sold to the highest dollar bidder.

Tax Sale — Full List & Details

Published in the Spectrum
May 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2020

Confluence Park hydroelectric power plant

Bid for Confluence Park Field Leveling and Irrigation Project

NOTICE OF BID INVITATION
Washington County
Confluence Park Field Leveling and Irrigation Project

Washington County will receive sealed proposals until 10:00 a.m. local time, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at the Washington County Commission Office, for Confluence Park Field Leveling and Irrigation.

Visit Public Works to download Bid Documents

This project consists of construction of approx. 32.25 acres of land leveling, 2,920 LF of 8” diameter PVC pipe, 1,960 LF of 6” diameter PVC pipe, 12 6” gate valves, and 12 concrete irrigation outlet boxes may be awarded at the discretion of the Owner.

Bids will be opened publicly at 10:05 a.m., March 25, 2020, at the Washington County Commission Chambers, Administration Building:

197 East Tabernacle
St. George, UT 84770
(Google Maps)

Bid documents may be obtained from Washington County Public Works Department. Please contact Washington County Public Works Deptartment at 435-634-5780 to reserve a printed set of plans and specifications and to get your name on a list for any notifications of bid addenda or clarifications.

The bid will be awarded to the lowest responsible responsive bidder. If, however, the County deems it to be in the best interest of the County, the County reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive any informalities or minor defects in any bids, to eliminate entire items, and increase or decrease the quantities shown in the bid form.

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Gould Wash Scoping Announcement

SCOPING NOTICE
Gould Wash Flood Protection
Washington County, Utah

The public is invited to attend, discuss the project, and submit a comment during the public scoping meeting:

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Hurricane Community Center
Bryce Canyon Room
63 South 100 West
Hurricane, UT 84737
(Google Maps)

All comments should be directed to Bobbi Preite:

McMillen Jacobs Associates
1471 Shoreline Drive
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 985-1542
gouldwash@mcmjac.com

Comments may be mailed or emailed to the above address or submitted during the public scoping meeting.

Project Information

Gould Wash Flood Protection Map

The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), with assistance from Washington County (project sponsor), is considering improvements within the Warner Draw Watershed to reduce flooding to Hurricane City from the Gould Wash drainage.

An evaluation of potential project alternatives and associated environmental impacts is required to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ’s) regulations and will be documented in the form of a Supplemental Watershed Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (Plan-EIS). The project is currently in the scoping phase and NRCS and Washington County are soliciting input and holding a scoping meeting.

At this time, NRCS is requesting comments on the project during an open comment period to identify issues and resource sensitivities. Written comments can be submitted during the open comment period starting January 21, 2020, and ending 30 days after the Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS is posted in the Federal Register (i.e., 30+ days after the start of the open comment period). The NRCS project website will be updated with the comment period closing date as soon as the date of the Federal Register posting is determined.

Additional information can be found at the NRCS Gould Wash Flood Protection project website accessed from:

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/ut/programs/planning/wpfp/

Click here to download Scoping Announcement Flyer

Proclamation Declaration — No. 2019-10 & 2019-11

PROCLAMATION DECLARING OCTOBER 26, 2019 AS NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY

WHEREAS, unused and unneeded prescription drugs pose a health and safety risk as they can be abused by household members or stolen;

WHEREAS, unused prescription drugs should be done in a safe manner;

WHEREAS, October 26, 2019 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, and areas around the country will have disposal locations for unused prescription drugs to be safely disposed; and

WHEREAS, Washington County, Utah desires to participate in the take back day.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that THE COUNTY COMMISSION OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH, does hereby declare October 26, 2019, is Prescription Drug Take Back Day in Washington County.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that area residents are encouraged to drop off their unused prescription drugs between 10 am and 2 pm at the St. George Police Department, 265 North 200 East, St. George (Google Maps), and Smith’s Food and Drug at 20 North Bluff Street, St. George (Google Maps).

PROCLAMATION DECLARING NOVEMBER AS ALPHA-1 AWARENESS MONTH

WHEREAS, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) is one of the most common and serious hereditary disorders in the world and can result in life threatening lung disease in adults and liver disease in both children and adults; and

WHEREAS, Alpha-1, discovered just 56 years ago, has been identified in nearly all populations and ethnic groups; and

WHEREAS, Alpha-1 is often underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed, with fewer than 10% of affected patients diagnosed correctly: and

WHEREAS, Washington County, Utah encourages efforts to educate the public and health care providers about Alpha-1 and help identify those affected; and

WHEREAS, Washington County, Utah supports families and individuals affected by this disorder as they attempt to navigate the challenges and trials it may present:

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that THE COUNTY COMMISSION OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH, does hereby declare November 2019 as ALPHA-1 Awareness Month

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