Proposals for Wastewater Treatment Plant Reconstruction

Proposals for Wastewater Treatment Plant Reconstruction
PPEA RFQ / RFP 22-0220
September 29, 2022

The City of Fredericksburg is using the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act (PPEA) process for the design and construction of improvements to upgrade and expand the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant, located at 700 Beulah Salisbury Road, GPIN 7788-39-8980.

The two-step process involved soliciting initial qualifications from design-build teams, and then soliciting detailed proposals from the teams that were short-listed based upon their qualifications.  Two teams, Kokosing Industrial, Inc./Arcadis and Ulliman Schutte Construction, LLC/Black & Veatch, responded to the initial request for qualifications and were determined to be qualified for the project. The City solicited detailed proposals both design-build teams (RFP#22-0220 issued June 30, 2022), and both teams submitted proposals for the project.   

Copies of the proposals from the two teams are here for review.  These versions are redacted versions with information removed that constitutes trade secrets or is information that would be damaging to the City’s negotiating position if released. Copies of the redacted proposals are also available in the office of the City Manager for public inspection. 

The City Council will consider the project and these proposals at a public hearing, after which it may award an Interim Agreement or a Comprehensive Agreement to one of these teams based upon these proposals and additional negotiations.  An Interim Agreement would permit the selected design-build team to perform compensable activities related to the project (e.g. the start of design and/or construction work), including any work required or appropriate to complete before the execution of a “Comprehensive Agreement.” The project would be completed under a “Comprehensive Agreement” that covers all topics required for the completion of the design and construction of the improvements. 

The date of the public hearing is not yet final, but is anticipated to be Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Proposal from Kokosing Industrial, Inc./Arcadis

Proposal from Ulliman Schutte Construction, LLC/Black & Veatch