City of Modesto NVRRWP Design-Build

Mission Critical's team modeled the WTP and 7-mile pipeline as part the effort for the project win.

The Myer-Rados JV was recently awarded the North Valley Regional Recycled Water Program (NVRRWP) project in a competitive, three phase Design-Build procurement,

The joint venture consisted of Myers & Sons and the Rados Companies, joined by lead engineering firm MWH Global and key subcontractor Michels Corporation.  Mission Critical was selected to lead proposal management efforts and drive home the win for Phase II Technical Proposal and Phase III Interview phases.

The NVRRWP project has three primary scope elements: waterworks facilities reconstruction; Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) and the construction of a new 7-mile pipeline.  On completion, the project will convey treated wastewater from the City of Modesto’s Jennings Road tertiary treatment plant to customers of the Del Puerto Water District (DPWD) via the Delta- Mendota Canal (DMC), providing much needed supply for DPWD agricultural customers who have seen their supplies severely curtailed in recent years.

The project addresses two key goals:

  • Provide a regional solution to address water supply shortages within DPWD’s service area on the west side of the San Joaquin River in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced Counties, south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta (Delta).
  • Allow the City of Modesto  to permanently discontinue its practice of discharging treated effluent to the San Joaquin River, and promoting the beneficial reuse of recycled water.

Overall, the project is expected to deliver up to 35,000 acre feet per year (AFY) of recycled water directly to the United States Bureau of Reclamation (BOR)

Mission Critical Scope:  Mission Critical was selected by the Myers-Rados team to lead Technical Proposal development and Interview coaching efforts as a partner in securing the final win. Beginning in early March 2016, Mission Critical led the Technical Proposal phase encompassing the development of detailed responses to 13 separate project elements including:

  • Effluent Pump Station (EPS) Reconstruction
  • 2600’ of environmentally sensitive Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) under the San Jaoquin River
  • 7 miles of pipeline construction through key agricultural lands
  • Critical Jack and Bore work under both Caltrans and Railway facilities
  • Tie-in construction to the Del Puerto Water District Delta-Mendota Canal

Mission Critical staff managed narrative development efforts for technical, compliance, experience and staffing sections as well as leading the proforma and compliance efforts on behalf of the JV members, acting as extension of staff for the firms and streamlining the efforts for each.  Our staff technically authored full project-specific sections for Safety, Design-Build Coordination and Management and Funding Compliance while providing “30% to complete” technical, narrative development and editing/proofing for the final 484 page effort as a whole, often working from basic technical outlines or quickly assembled notes from individual team members.

Overall, Mission Critical coordinated the procurement response efforts of both JV partners, the Design team of MWH Global, as well as key specialty contractors, enabling key members of the Client team to focus on the their specialty scope while dramatically reducing the hourly impact of the DB effort on any individual teaming partner.

“Importantly, Mission Critical provided 3D modeling and visualization efforts utilizing SketchUp,” says RoAnn Thorne, Managing Partner.  “This reduced the overall cost to the JV team, while also reducing the level of effort required of the Design Team.”

Mission Critical provided full document design, including layout, incremental reviews, final compliance and printer/prepress management services.  As the JV team moved into the Interview Phase, Mission Critical led Interview Preparation efforts as well, working remotely and in group sessions and developing – in tandem – a full presentation suite as well.

Unrelenting Focus Delivers Results

The City of Modesto awarded the NVRRWP project to the Myers-Rados team in early June 2016.  This is the second win for this team in collaboration with Mission Critical. The first project, the $63.3M Caltrans I-215 Barton Road Reconstruction CMGC was awarded to Myers-Rados  in 2015.

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