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PEC seeks to secure contracted professional engineering services to complete (1) a Geotechnical Report and (2) a Final Design for fish-friendly and flood-resilient structures to replace culverts at ONLY the Piney River (VA Rt. 653) pilot project site in Rappahannock County, VA.

placeholder imageOld culvert and crossing over Piney River. Photo by Claire Catlett

About The Piedmont Environmental Council

PEC is one of the most effective community-based environmental groups in the country that has worked since 1972 to promote and protect the natural resources, rural economy, history and beauty of the Virginia Piedmont. As a 501-C(3) non-profit and accredited land trust, our work empowers citizens and their communities of our nine-county region to conserve land, strengthen rural economies, celebrate historic resources, protect air and water quality, build smart transportation networks, promote sustainable energy choices, restore wildlife habitat, and improve people’s access to nature.

Background of Project

PEC believes that the most important resource that our communities share is clean water. PEC is restoring trout streams in Virginia’s Piedmont to connect fish passage and restore water quality. Eastern brook trout are an indicator species for water quality because they need cold, clean water to survive, and also have become a charismatic species for headwater stream health. As a land trust and non-profit, PEC uniquely works on collaborative initiatives with public and private landowners as conservation partners, and has extended our work for trout stream restoration in the Upper Rappahannock watershed (includes Rappahannock, Orange, Madison, and Greene County).

As of 2019, PEC, VDOT and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) are working together to complete two pilot projects for trout stream restoration in Rappahannock County. VDOT and PEC have selected two pilot projects at public road-stream crossing locations at Piney River (VA Rt. 653) and Bolton Branch (VA Rt. 631) during the project timeline of 2020-2021. PEC has secured the projects’ funds through several federal grants, and will rely on VDOT and USFWS to lead the project’s scope of work with their expertise and technical assistance.

Scope of Services

PEC seeks to secure contracted professional engineering services to complete (1) a Geotechnical Report and (2) a Final Design for fish-friendly and flood-resilient structures to replace culverts at ONLY the Piney River (VA Rt. 653) pilot project site in Rappahannock County, VA. The selected engineering firm will have experience in stream restoration and VDOT transportation engineering, as well as hold an engineering license in Virginia. This RFP will ensure competitive costs for PEC and all partners, and meet federal funding guidance, as given by the OMB Circular. The pilot project included in the Scope of Services in this RFP will be the stream culvert-crossing replacement located at Piney River, on Sycamore Ridge Rd. (VA Rt. 653), near Sperryville, VA (38.694270, -78.259068). This project is located on VDOT Right-of-Way. Read more about the scope of services in the full RFP [PDF 6mb].

Request for Proposals Closing Date: July 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. (EST)

How to Apply - All bids must be received by the closing date to be considered. One electronic copy of each proposal, including all attachments, exhibits, etc. must be summarized as a single document (PDF or Word) and electronically mailed to Claire Catlett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

View and download the full Request for Proposals (PDF 6mb) 

 

 
 
 

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