Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC)
Request for Proposals (RFP): Consultant to Prepare Three Feasibility Studies of Water Technology Test Bed Locations
Solicitation No: FY16-WIP-FS
Release Date: June 1st, 2016
Proposals Due: July 15th, 2016
Total Maximum Funding Available: $300,000
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (“MassCEC”) seeks proposals from qualified consultants to conduct feasibility studies (“studies”) in an effort to assess the physical condition (electrical, mechanical, structural, etc.) of three specific water technology demonstration/testing sites (herein after referred to as “test beds”) and develop gross estimates of the capital costs needed for facility rehabilitation to support industry research efforts. In addition to the physical assessment of each test bed site, MassCEC requires that the selected consultant conduct an overall business assessment and feasibility of the commercial operation and management potential for each of the three sites.
Test bed locations for feasibility analysis were previously selected by MassCEC through a preliminary exercise to collect “Expressions of Interest” from prospective drinking water treatment plant operators, wastewater treatment plant operators, laboratories, existing testing facilities or other parties interested in serving as a test bed for innovative water technologies.
Expressions of Interests were received from and selected for the following three sites: 1) the currently existing and operational Massachusetts Alternative Septic Testing Center (MASSTC) in Barnstable County on Cape Cod; 2) UMass Amherst Wastewater Pilot Plant in Amherst, MA which has not been constructed to date; and 3) the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) Deer Island Pilot Plant which exists, however, has been offline since approximately 2001. Descriptions of each facility are provided in Appendix B. The responses for each of the three test bed facilities will be made available upon request. MassCEC can help to arrange access to each of the test bed facilities for those proposals that move to the final stage of the selection process. Where needed, access can also be arranged to the selected consultant during the on-site information gathering phases of the feasibility analysis.