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Bid Title: Rattlesnake Wilderness Dams Project RFQ
Category: All Construction
Status: Closed

Trout Unlimited (hereinafter referred to as “TU”), through a partnership with the City of Missoula, is seeking qualified firms interested in supplying professional services for the evaluation and design of dam decommissioning and rehabilitation projects in the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness (Lolo National Forest), located near Missoula, Montana.  

Professional services are necessary for the data collection, evaluation, planning and implementation of dam decommissioning and rehabilitation projects in order to improve public safety, water quality, fisheries/wildlife habitat, recreation and historical and ecological integrity.   

The purpose of this Request for Qualifications is to obtain / evaluate current qualifications of firms with the personnel and experience to complete project activities. TU may conduct discussions with one or more firms regarding key personnel, relevant project experience, applicable expertise, anticipated concepts and the relative utility of alternative methods of approach for furnishing the requested services. TU would then intend to negotiate a contract (or contracts) at a price that the organization determines to be fair and reasonable, with one or more qualified firms that provide a suitable service mix of skills, experience and expertise to implement the project activities. 
Publication Date/Time:
5/24/2020 8:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
6/19/2020 5:00 PM
Submittal Information:
Trout Unlimited, Rob Roberts at
Contact Person:
Rob Roberts
Trout Unlimited
312 N. Higgins, Suite 200
Missoula, MT 59802
Special Requirements:
TU and City of Missoula are seeking a qualified entity to support the data collection, evaluation and future design phases of a comprehensive project to decommission and rehabilitate dams and associated facilities in the Rattlesnake Wilderness Area. The ultimate intent of this project is to develop detailed engineering design plans and construction bid packages. There is not currently a defined schedule for these project activities. It is expected that a schedule and scope of work will be developed as part of the planning process. Duties assigned for this project may include, but are not limited to:
• Data gaps evaluation and workplan development
• Coordination with the public, city and county government, and state/federal agencies
• Identifying site constraints and limitations
• Topographic and bathymetric surveys, including LiDAR
• Hydrologic investigations
• Geotechnical investigations
• Dam inspection to comply with Montana Dam Safety Act
• Evaluating feasibility of potential alternatives and developing preliminary cost estimates,
• Developing a list of data and analysis needs to support final engineering design
• Performing hydraulic and sediment transport analyses
• Developing site-specific treatments for dams, littoral zones, and streamchannels;
• Preparing final restoration plan including drawings and specifications,
• Developing a construction phasing plan,
• Preparing cost estimates and potential implementation schedules,
• Defining and preparing regulatory permitting requirements,
• Preparing bid documents,
• Construction oversight,
• Completing as built surveys and construction reports, and
• Developing and implementing monitoring plans.
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