Request for Construction Bids: Entiat 3-D LWM (Large Woody Material) Revisited Project

Project abstract: 

***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, the 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 dates 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 Plans attached to the Request for Bids announcement. 

To create a bid for the Entiat 3-D LWM Revisited Project please download the Entiat_3-D LWM Revisited_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 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, 5 pm, Thursday May 4th, 2017, in hardcopy form.  Only hand deliveries and/or mail parcel delivery service submittals 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 1:00 pm at the Preston Pit location, located at Entiat River Road mile 22.5.  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

Attn:  Jackie Olney

RE:  Entiat 3-D LWM Revisited Project

PO Box 151

Toppenish, WA.  98948

(Shipping address:  401 Fort Road, Toppenish, WA.  98948)

Additional Information:

  • 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. 
Project goals: 

The goals of this project are to add instream structural complexity and diversity for listed salmonids in the upper Entiat River, WA.  This work will complement the work that was completed in 2012 and will add additional habitat as well as increasing the riparian footprint at these locations.

Project plan: 

The plan of this project is to add additional complexity to an existing Engineered Log Structure (ELS) #2  that was completed in 2012 as well as add some additional complexity and diversity instream at several locations downstream of existing ELS #3.  The in-water work window for this project is July 16th - July 31st. 

Project progress: 

The rationale for doing this project is to address the ecological concerns for this stretch of the Entiat River as defined by the Regional Technical Team or RTT.  Those concerns were to add instream structural complexity and diversity in the form of wood structures.