RFP / RFQ

EDA funding for wastewater treatment plant

The City of Bandera is requesting federal assistance from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) for engineering design, land acquisition, and permitting for the eventual construction of a new wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). The new plant will be located in Bandera County, Texas in the vicinity of the existing plant at 548 Hwy 16 S Bandera, TX 78003 but constructed completely out of the floodplain. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the City is assessing the potential of the proposed project to affect the environment and/or historic properties. The project includes the construction of a WWTP with a capacity of 0.277 million gallons per day (MGD), and a public roadway providing access to the facility.  Project information is available for review at https://www.cityofbandera.org/. Any interested party wishing to submit comments regarding the potential effect the proposed facility may have on any environment and/or historic properties may do so by sending comments via email to Melisa Durham at melisa@lcmsinc.com, or via telephone 512-452-0432.  Please reference the WWTP Project. Comments received by 5:00 pm central on February 14, 2022 will be considered. 

REQUEST FOR PORPOSALS ADMINSTRATION SERVICES: TWDB loan for wastewater treatment plant

The City of Bandera is soliciting for proposals from interested qualified professionals to provide consultant/management grant administration services.  The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals for any reason it finds to be in the best interests of the City.

Any contract or contracts awarded under this Request for Proposals (RFP) are expected to be funded by grants/loans from the Texas Water Development Board Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and/or Clean Water State Revolving Fund.  Neither the State of Texas nor any of its departments, agencies, or employees are or will be a party to this RFP, or any resulting contract.  This RFP is issued in accordance with Section 2254 of the Texas Government Code (Professional Services Act) and Title 40 CFR Part 31 (Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments).

This procurement is subject to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, which includes EPA-approved “fair share goals” for Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) & Women Business Enterprise (WBE) firms in the Construction, Supplies, Equipment, and Services procurement categories. EPA’s policy requires that applicants and prime contractors make a good faith effort to award a fair share of contracts, subcontracts, and procurements to SMWBEs. Although EPA’s policy does not mandate that the fair share goals be achieved, it does require applicants and prime contractors to demonstrate use of the six affirmative steps. The current fair share goals for the State of Texas are as follows:

MBE: CONSTRUCTION 19.44%; SUPPLIES 25.34%; EQUIPMENT 16.28%; SERVICES 20.41%.

WBE: CONSTRUCTION 9.17%; SUPPLIES 8.82%; EQUIPMENT 11.45%; SERVICES 13.66%.

Equal Opportunity in Employment - All qualified Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap, or national origin. Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the President’s Executive Order No. 11246, as amended by Executive Order 11375, and as supplemented in Department of Labor regulations 41 CFR Part 60. Small, minority, and women-owned business enterprises are encouraged to respond.  The City is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to attain the goals for Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 (12 U.S.C. 1701u) as amended.

The RFP is available from the City of Bandera upon request, by calling or e-mailing Keely Hansen, Administrative Assistant, during regular business hours at (830) 796-3765 or adminassist@cityofbandera.org. Three (3) physical copies and one (1) electronic copy of the Proposal Package must be received by 3:00 PM (Local Time) on Monday, February 14, 2022 in a sealed envelope and clearly labeled accordingly, at the following address:

City of Bandera
511 Main Street 
PO Box 896 
Bandera, TX 78003
Confidential: Proposal Enclosed - CONSULTANT/MANAGEMENT SERVICES RFP
Attention: Keely Hansen

The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or provision of services, programs or activities. Small Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises are encouraged to submit Proposals. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS ENGINEERING SERVICES: TWDB loan for wastewater treatment plant

The CITY OF BANDERA (City) is soliciting statements of qualifications (SOQ) for professional engineering services associated with proposed water and wastewater infrastructure improvements including the relocation of the WWTP. The proposed project will include assistance in application preparation and documentation to Federal, State, and other possible funding sources.

Any contract or contracts awarded under this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) are expected to be funded by grants/loans from the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and TWDB Clean Water State Revolving Fund. Neither the State of Texas nor any of its departments, agencies, or employees are or will be a party to this RFQ, or any resulting contract. This RFQ is issued in accordance with Section 2254 of the Texas Government Code (Professional Services Act) and Title 40 CFR Part 31 (Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments).

This procurement is subject to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “fair share policy,” which includes EPA-approved “fair share goals” for Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) & Women Business Enterprise (WBE) firms in the Construction, Supplies, Equipment, and Services procurement categories. EPA’s policy requires that applicants and prime contractors make a good faith effort to award a fair share of contracts, subcontracts, and procurements to SMWBEs. Although EPA’s policy does not mandate that the fair share goals be achieved, it does require applicants and prime contractors to demonstrate use of the six affirmative steps. The current fair share goals for the State of Texas are as follows:

MBE: CONSTRUCTION 19.44%; SUPPLIES 25.34%; EQUIPMENT 16.28%; SERVICES 20.41%%.

WBE: CONSTRUCTION 9.17%; SUPPLIES 8.82%; EQUIPMENT 11.45%; SERVICES 13.66%. 

Equal Opportunity in Employment - All qualified Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap, or national origin. Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the President’s Executive Order No. 11246, as amended by Executive Order 11375, and as supplemented in Department of Labor regulations 41 CFR Part 60. Small, minority, and women-owned business enterprises are encouraged to respond. The City of Bandera is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to attain the goals for Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 (12 U.S.C. 1701u) as amended.

The RFQ is available upon request by calling or e-mailing Keely Hansen during regular business hours at (830) 796-3765 or adminassist@cityofbandera.org. Three (3) physical copies and one (1) electronic copy of the SOQ package must be received by 3:00 PM (Local Time) February 14, 2022, in a sealed envelope and clearly labeled accordingly, at the following address:

City of Bandera 
511 Main Street PO Box 896 
Bandera, TX 78003 
CONFIDENTIAL RFQ – Engineering Services

The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or provision of services, programs or activities. Small Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises are encouraged to submit Proposals. The City of Bandera is an Equal Opportunity Employer.