Scottsdale approves pair of engineering services contracts

Scottsdale City Council meets at City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd. (Independent Newsmedia/Arianna Grainey)

Scottsdale will have water and water reclamation treatment services after the City Council approved a pair of engineering on-call service contracts with two separate companies.

The city approved on consent contracts with Valentine Environmental Engineers and Water Works Engineers at its Tuesday, Feb. 5 meeting at City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Each contract will not exceed $150,000 annually, according to a city staff report to council.

City staff say the contracts, which are for one year with four possible one-year extensions, will “provide process control related professional services for water and water reclamation facilities.”

Scottsdale City Hall (File photo)

More specifically, the city is looking for the two companies to provide a primary focus of technical assistance, training and engineering analysis for process optimization.

In regards to technical assistance, the city expects the companies to provide “technical guidance and support related to the various water resources systems and treatment facilities,” according to a staff report.

Expectations also include technical expertise that will focus on procedural implementation regarding recent advances in treatment technologies.

The city also wants the engineers to provide “on-site training of staff as it relates to the sophisticated systems and facilities within the Water Resources Department.”

The engineers will also conduct system analyses and develop conceptual level treatment as well as operational alternatives to help play future capital improvements as well as asset management driven modifications.

The companies will also “analyze the use of new or emerging technologies to address anticipated or imminent regulatory changes in water resources.”

City staff say they received four proposals regarding engineering support services on Aug. 1, 2018. A five-person city staff panel vetted the proposals based on capability, experience, knowledge of project features and the firm’s suggested approach.

News Services Reporter Josh Martinez can be contacted at jmartinez@newszap.com or at 623-445-2738

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