***Attention Contractors: Due to circumstances out of our control the snowpack this year has been higher than in previous years. As a result of this, dates for the pre-bid project tour and the bid packet due date have each been pushed back by one week respectively. Please make note of the updated changes below as well as in the bid packet cover letter. We apologize for this inconvenience.***
The Yakama Nation's Upper Columbia Habitat Restoration Project is requesting bids for construction of a Salmon Habitat Enhancement Project to be implemented adjacent to the Entiat River during the permitted in-water work window of July 16th-July 31st. The project will involve all work elements and specifications found in the Project Planset attached to this Request for Bids announcement.
To create a bid for the Signal Peak & Upper Burns Project please download the Signal Peak & Upper Burns_Construction_Bid_Packet.pdf file from this webpage and follow the directions provided.
This project has adopted by reference in the Engineer's Planset the 2014 Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Standard Specifications for Road Bridge, and Municipal Construction. Please also download a digital copy of the WSDOT_Standard_Specs_Manual-2014.pdf file from this webpage for reference when producing your bids.
Please note that bids will be due in Toppenish by Close of Business, 5PM, Thursday May 4th, 2017, in hardcopy form. Only hand deliveries and/or mail parcel delivery service submittal will be accepted.
If you are interested in an award for this contract please attend the only pre-bid site visit scheduled on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the project meeting location (USFS Preston Pit, Entiat River Road Mile 22.5). From this location we will drive as a group to each of the project locations. This site visit will be conducted by Yakama Nation Fisheries Habitat Biologist Christopher Clemons, who is the project manager. Bids should be mailed, parcel delivered, or hand delivered to:
Yakama Nation Fisheries
Attn: Jackie Olney
RE: Signal Peak & Upper Burns Project
PO Box 151
Toppenish, WA. 98948
(Shipping address: 401 Fort Road, Toppenish, WA. 98948)
- Davis Bacon Wages apply to this contract. The winning contractor will adhere to the Davis Bacon rules and comply and submit all necessary paperwork to the Yakama Nation.
- The Yakama Nation is exempt from state taxes on this project. Please see the attached Treaty Fishery Exempt Cover Letter and Treaty Fishery Exempt Certificate. The winning contractor will receive signed copies for their records.
The goal of this project for all four sites is to add instream structural complexity and diversity for listed salmonids in the Upper Entiat River, WA. Additionally, this project will help to open up floodplain features that have been otherwise inaccessible due to man-made structures.
The project plan for all four project sites is to complete habitat enhancement projects within the in-water work window of July 16th-July 31st. The rationale for doing this project is to address ecological concerns for this stretch of the Entiat River as defined by the Regional Technical Team or RTT. Those ecological concerns or what was formely known as limiting factors, will be to increase complexity and diversity through the palcement of wood and rock structues as well as removing man-made structures that have cut off the mainstem Entiat from floodplain features.
At this stage of the project permits are being obtained, wood for the project has already been decked close to project placement and the final Environmental Assessment authored by the Forest Service is out for a 45-day objection period that ends in the middle of April. ***All project permits are expected to be obtained by the start of project construction and in time for the in-water work window; however due to unforseen circumstances this project is pending based upon the receiving all of the required permits prior to construction. The Yakama Nation reserves the right to cancel the project if all of the permits are not obtained and will notify the contractor at least 30-days prior to the in-water work window.***