Request for Quotes: Enhancing Resilience and Emergency Preparedness of Water Utilities through Improved Mapping

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), Bureau of Water Resources, is soliciting proposals for the selection of a qualified consultant to assist with continuance of a statewide mapping inventory, and to perform Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping for a select group of Massachusetts communities. GIS mapping will be specific to critical infrastructure for Public Water Systems (PWSs) and Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs). This procurement is funded through a state grant for MassDEP’s Water Management Act (WMA) program.

The Request For Quotes (RFQ) was issued on January 31, 2017. Grant funding is contingent upon appropriation by the Massachusetts legislature.

Water Management Act Grant Opportunity Notice: GIS Mapping Grant  doc format of Water Management Act GIS Mapping Grant Opportunity

BRP RFQ 2017-10, Water Management Act Grant for GIS Mapping of Water Utilities  doc format of BRP RFQ 2017-10, WMA Grant for GIS Mapping

This RFQ seeks a qualified consultant to assist with GIS mapping of critical infrastructure for public water systems and publicly-owned treatment works for a select group of Massachusetts communities. The RFQ will close on February 24, 2017.

Water Management Act GIS Mapping Grant - Response to Questions  pdf format of WMA GIS Mapping Grant - Response to Questions

Questions and answers regarding the GIS mapping Request for Quotes issued on January 31, 2017. 

 

Request for Responses: American Water Works Association Water Audit

Request for Responses: American Water Works Association M36 Water Audit  pdf format of RFR for Water Management Act Water Audit Grant

MassDEP is soliciting interest from Water Management Act (WMA) registrants and permit holders to receive a free American Water Works Association (AWWA) M36 “Top-Down” Audit from a private consulting firm (the consulting firm has yet to be determined). For certain facilities that meet the outlined data criteria, a “Real-Loss Component Analysis” can also be done.  The selected WMA public water suppliers (PWSs) are required to participate in the AWWA M36 Audit; however, the consulting firm hired by MassDEP will guide the audit and provide a report to the PWSs and MassDEP following its completion.  The RFI will close on September 18, 2017.

Statewide Water Management Act Grant

This grant program is designed to assist eligible public water suppliers and municipalities with Water Management Act permits by providing funds for planning assistance, demand management, and withdrawal impact mitigation projects in local communities. The Department has determined that the focus of these grants will be for: 1) planning projects for specific watersheds or subwatersheds to identify implementation projects to improve ecological conditions; 2) conservation projects aimed to reduce the demand for water within a municipality or a watershed, such as rate studies or drought resiliency planning; and 3) withdrawal mitigation projects that address the following: improve or increase instream flow, wastewater projects that keep water local, stormwater management projects that improve recharge, reduce impervious cover and/or improve water quality, water supply operational improvements, habitat improvement, demand management, reduction of wastewater inflow and infiltration, and other projects that can be demonstrated to mitigate the impacts of water withdrawals..

  • Awards: approximately 10 per year
  • Reimbursement rate: 80%

Grant Links:

Water Management Act Grant Q&A  pdf format of Water Management Act Grant Q&A

Questions and answers from a public informational hearing.

Water Management Act Grant Opportunity Notice  pdf format of Water Management Act Grant Opportunity Notice

RFR BRP 2018-01, State Fiscal Year 2018 Water Management Act Grant  pdf format of RFR BRP 2018-01, State Fiscal Year 2018 WMA Grant

 

Additional forms to attach to application:

Prompt Pay Discount Form  pdf format of Prompt Pay Discount Form

Sample EEA Policy Statement  doc format of Sample EEA Policy Statement

Additional Environmentally Preferable Products/Practices Form  doc format of EPP Form

 

Project summaries from past years:

SWMI Grant Report Summaries for 2012-2013  pdf format of SWMI Grant Report Summaries for 2012-2013
doc format of                             SWMI Grant Report Summaries for 2012-2013

SWMI Grant Report Summaries for 2013-2014  pdf format of SWMI Grant Report Summaries for 2013-2014
doc format of                             SWMI Grant Report Summaries for 2013-2014

SWMI Grant Report Summaries for 2014-2015  pdf format of SWMI Grant Report Summaries for 2014-2015
doc format of                             SWMI Grant Report Summaries for 2014-2015

SWMI Grant Report Summaries for 2015-2016  pdf format of SWMI Grant Report Summaries for 2015-2016
doc format of                             SWMI Grant Report Summaries for 2015-2016

SWMI Grant Report Summaries for 2016-2017  pdf format of SWMI Grant Report Summaries for 2016-2017
docx format of                             SWMI Grant Report Summaries for 2016-2017

 

For more information on Water Management Act Program grant opportunities, contact:

Jen D'Urso
617-654-6591
jen.durso@state.ma.us