Surface Water Supply Project Opportunities

Contractor Opportunities

We are currently in the Design Phase of the Surface Water Supply Project (SWSP), and anticipate holding contractor outreach events for the SWSP in spring 2018. To be notified of these opportunities, follow this link and select the “Surface Water Supply Project Opportunities – Contractor Outreach Workshops, Bid Information, Etc.” list.

Minority, Women, and Small Business Enterprise and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Opportunities

As a result of ongoing community outreach and the feedback received, the SWSP team has identified a strong desire for inclusion of local
minority-owned and small businesses in the contracting and implementation of the SWSP. In response to this community feedback, the WHCRWA is undertaking a four-step approach to encourage diversity in contracting and implementation of the SWSP by:

  1. Utilizing a database of certified local minority companies that can be accessed by prime contractors for inclusion in bidding
  2. Holding workshops to facilitate Minority, Women, and Small Business Enterprise (MWSBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification
  3. Creating a resource event where potential prime contractors on the SWSP can meet potential minority subcontractors
  4. Tracking MWSBE and DBE participation on the SWSP on an annual basis

In accordance with this approach, the West Harris County Regional Water Authority partnered with the City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity to conduct four MWSBE and DBE Pre-certification Workshops in neighborhoods near the Surface Water Supply Project alignment in March 2017. The workshops were held at Melrose Community Center on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, Tidwell Community Center on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, Fry Road Municipal Utility District Administration Building on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, and Acres Homes Multi-Service Center on Thursday, March 30, 2017. All workshops were held from 12 to 2 p.m., and lunch was provided from local small businesses. A summary of these workshops can be downloaded here.

For those who are interested in becoming MWSBE or DBE certified by the City of Houston, the Office of Business Opportunity holds MWSBE and DBE Pre-Certification Workshops every Thursday at 2 p.m. in their offices located at 611 Walker St, 7th Floor Houston, Texas 77002. More information about these workshops can be found by following this link. The City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity also hosts videos about the certification process on their homepage.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have questions, concerns, or feedback related to the Surface Water Supply Project, please contact the Surface Water Supply Project team by calling 1-844-638-SWSP (7977), or emailing info@surfacewatersupplyproject.com.

ABOUT THE WHCRWA

The WHCRWA was established in 2001 to supply surface water to the western region of Harris County. The WHCRWA service area includes approximately 120 municipal water providers within the boundaries of the WHCRWA and seven located outside of the WHCRWA boundaries. As mandated by the Texas legislature, the WHCRWA has several objectives:
  • To acquire and provide a reliable supply of surface water
  • To conserve, preserve, protect, and recharge groundwater resources
  • To facilitate compliance with subsidence district requirements
  • To encourage water conservation

ABOUT THE NFBWA

The NFBWA was established in 2005 to supply surface water to the northern region of Fort Bend County. The NFBWA service area includes approximately 69 utility districts and two cities, Fulshear and Arcola. Although this project is directly sponsored by the WHCRWA, the NFBWA is funding approximately 45 percent of the total cost and is a beneficiary of the surface water to be provided by the Surface Water Supply Project.

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