On June 22, 2018, the state of Louisiana announced that it’s seeking a small number of large construction companiess to build multiple large-scale marsh creation and ridge restoration projects in the Barataria Basin.
This is the first time the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is using a method called “outcome based performance contracting.” This method allows the state to use a single contract with a company to provide finance, design, build, monitoring and maintenance of a project. Payment is made by the state only when the project is substantially complete.
Those companies determined to be qualified for the program will be allowed to bid on restoration projects costing up to $65 million each.
The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is seeking qualified Proposers to provide full delivery of marsh creation and/or ridge restoration projects within southeast Louisiana. This Request for Statements of Interest and Qualifications (RSIQ) is solicited pursuant to La. R.S. 49:214.6.2 and 49:214.7, (http://legis.la.gov/legis/Law.aspx?d=672078) and (http://legis.la.gov/legis/Law.aspx?d=285577), which created an alternative project delivery method, known as outcome-based performance contracting, for use by the CPRA to award a contract to finance, design, construct, and monitor integrated coastal protection projects (Figure 1).
This RSIQ shall allow CPRA to evaluate and select qualified Proposers who shall be invited to submit proposals to a subsequent Request for Proposal (RFP) for full delivery of marsh creation and/or ridge restoration projects. The RFP shall describe in detail the types and amounts of large-scale marsh creation and/or ridge restoration projects sought by CPRA, and shall define the minimum project outcomes, goals or outputs associated with each habitat type.
The term “Outcome-based performance contractor” is defined in La. R.S. 49:214.7. For purposes of this solicitation the terms “outcome-based performance contractor’’, “Proposer”, “entity” and “contractor” may be used interchangeably and shall be understood as to be synonymous with the term “outcome-based performance contractor” as defined in the La. R.S. 49:214.7. The term “Owner” is defined in La. R.S. 49:214.7 as the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.
This RSIQ is for the evaluation and selection of qualified Proposers to provide full delivery of completed projects involving a comprehensive suite of services that may include, but is not limited to, the following: project finance, project site identification, property rights acquisition, scientific and engineering analyses of project sites, access routes and borrow areas; topographic, bathymetric, magnetometric and hydrographic surveys; geotechnical investigations and analyses; hydrologic and hydraulic analyses and simulations; water quality analyses; environmental, biological and natural resource investigations; regulatory permitting and compliance; construction; and, post-construction monitoring, maintenance and adaptive management.
Closing date: August 13, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern.