Request for Proposals

State Route 94 Wildlife Corridor Planning

Funding for the State Route 94 Wildlife Corridor Planning Project was granted by the California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB); specifically, the California Drought, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018, Section 80132(e)(1). The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), California Department of Transportation (CalTrans), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are the state and federal agencies responsible for managing the properties involved in the project. The project area extends along State Route 94 between the communities of Rancho San Diego and Dulzura.

Preparation of CEQA and NEPA Documents RFP

River Partners requests proposals for professional services to meet the requirements and lead the preparation of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents for the Project. The selected Contractor will work closely with River Partners, CDFW and CalTrans, BLM, and other Project partners. It is important to note that although River Partners is the issuing and contracting entity, it is critical to the success of the Project that all Project partners are comfortable with the selected Contractor’s qualifications, proposal, and approach. The selected Contractor will provide highly qualified individuals to complete tasks associated with preparing an anticipated Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for CEQA and an Environmental Assessment (EA) for NEPA. Download this RFP.

All questions concerning this RFP shall be submitted by email to ehavstad@riverpartners.org on or before 4 p.m., September 10, 2021. Answers to questions submitted by proposers will be shared widely, and should any answers to questions amend the RFP, River Partners will issue an RFP Addendum.

Final proposals are due no later than 4 p.m. on October 1, 2021, with project budgets not exceeding $100,000.00. Proposals must be submitted electronically to info@riverpartners.org, and submittals emails should be titled “RFP – State Route 94 Wildlife Corridor Planning: Preparation of CEQA Documentation.”

Preparation of Engineering Designs RFP

River Partners requests proposals for professional services to prepare intermediate plans (65% designs) for new wildlife undercrossing structures for the Project, in addition to replacing the existing infrastructure. The selected Contractor will work closely with River Partners, CDFW, CalTrans, and other Project partners. It is important to note that although River Partners is the issuing and contracting entity, it is critical to the Project’s success that all Project partners are comfortable with the selected Contractor’s qualifications, proposal, and approach. The Contractor chosen will provide highly qualified individuals to complete tasks associated with designing highway wildlife crossing infrastructure. Download this RFP.

All questions concerning this RFP shall be submitted by email to ehavstad@riverpartners.org on or before 4 p.m., September 10, 2021. Answers to questions submitted by proposers will be shared widely, and should any answers to questions amend the RFP, River Partners will issue an RFP Addendum.

Final proposals are due no later than 4 p.m. on October 1, 2021, with project budgets not exceeding $100,000.00. Proposals must be submitted electronically to info@riverpartners.org, and submittals emails should be titled “RFP – State Route 94 Wildlife Corridor Planning: Design of Wildlife Movement Infrastructure.”

Alamo and New River Habitat Restoration Planning

Funding for the Alamo and New Rivers Habitat Restoration Planning and Permitting Project was granted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW); specifically, the Water Supply, Quality, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014, Section 79737(a). CDFW is also one of the state agencies responsible for managing the properties involved in the project, which include the Finney-Ramer Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area (IWA). Through this project, River Partners will develop a site-specific, shovel-ready restoration plan, prepare CEQA documents, and prepare other permit applications for riparian habitat restoration on the Finney-Ramer Unit.River Partners is preparing these documents and seeks professional services to prepare a supplemental report addressing water quality concerns relating to habitat restoration along the Alamo and New Rivers.

Preparation of Pollutant and Toxin Analysis Report RFP

River Partners requests proposals for professional services to prepare a pollutant and toxin analysis and ecological risk assessment report evaluating the potential for adverse ecological effects to resident and migratory terrestrial riparian birds as a result of the proposed riparian habitat restoration project. In addition, the selected Contractor will compile and recommend a list of best management practices to reduce the possible adverse effects that the project may generate. The selected Contractor will work closely with River Partners and other Project partners. It is important to note that although River Partners is the issuing and contracting entity, it is critical to the success of the Project that all Project partners are comfortable with the selected Contractor’s qualifications, proposal, and approach. The selected Contractor will provide highly qualified individuals to complete tasks associated with the preparation of a pollutant and toxin analysis and ecological risk assessment report for the riparian restoration project and provide habitat restoration design recommendations based on findings of the analysis. Download this RFP.

All questions concerning this RFP shall be submitted by email to ehavstad@riverpartners.org on or before 4 p.m., September 17, 2021. Answers to questions submitted by proposers will be shared widely, and should any answers to questions amend the RFP, River Partners will issue an RFP Addendum.

Final proposals are due no later than 4 p.m. on October 1, 2021, with project budgets not exceeding $15,000.00. Proposals must be submitted electronically to info@riverpartners.org, and submittals emails should be titled “RFP – Alamo and New River Habitat Restoration Planning: Preparation of Pollutant and Toxin Analysis.”