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Goodyear Wants DB for Water Treatment Plant

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange

Goodyear plans to build a $114M water treatment facility with an initial capacity of eight million gallons per day, and it’s looking for a design-build team to make that happen.

In an RFQ published this week, the City’s procurement office announced it is seeking statements of qualification for complete design-build-operate-maintain services, “including design, design review/value engineering, permitting and regulatory assistance, and construction services.”

The chosen firm will also to operate and maintain the facility and provide training to city personnel for one year, with an optional annual renewal for up to four years. The ultimate goal will be to transition operation to the city.

Design and construction services will include canal turnout, a raw water pump station and transmission main, the treatment facility and a distribution system connection. While the initial capacity will be 8MGD, it may eventually be expanded to 16MGD.

The proposed $114M initial budget includes land acquisition, design, construction and related services.

The request identifies the project elements as follows:

SRP Canal Turnout: A turnout from the proposed connection point, built to Salt River Project standards. It must meet the current capacity requirements and be expandable to the facility’s ultimate design capacity, including a potential capacity of up to 25,000 acre-feet per year.

Raw Water Pump Station: To be located as close to the turnout as practically possible, the station will have to satisfy the initial 8MGD capacity requirement and be expandable to 16MGD.

Raw Water Transmission Main to move water from the pump station to the treatment facility. It will need to be designed and built to meet the both the initial 8MGD capacity and ultimate 25,000 ac-ft/year requirements.

Water Treatment Facility: Built to satisfy the initial 8MGD capacity requirement and expandable to 16MGD, the facility will have to comply with all federal, state and local water quality regulations and also be designed to dispose of all waste streams. Raw and finished water storage requirements will be determined during the design process.

Distribution System Connection: A connection to transport the finished water from the facility into the city’s existing distribution system.


The project will be broken into two phases. Phase 1 – Preconstruction Services – “includes all engineering analysis, design, design review, value engineering and cost-model development services to bring the design to approximately 90 percent.”

The city expects to award the preconstruction services contract in March, 2018. The construction guaranteed maximum price contract is to be awarded in Sept., 2019, with construction documents completed and approved at the same time. The construction notice to proceed will be issued in Oct., 2019, with completion targeted for Oct., 2021.

Goodyear will host an optional pre-offer conference Oct. 6 from 10 a.m.-noon in the council chambers at the Goodyear Municipal Court on West Van Buren Street.

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