Contracts for Environmental Cleanups

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May 7, 2019

Setting up to do sampling of a groundwater monitoring wellThe Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) Remediation and Redevelopment Division (RRD) utilizes the services of Professional Services Contractors (Contractors) to investigate, evaluate, design, and supervise the implementation of remedies at sites of environmental contamination.  The state has various indefinite-scope indefinite-delivery (ISID) contracts under which contractors provide environmental services for a variety of state- or federally-funded cleanup sites.  The RRD ISID contracts are renewed every three to five years.  A request for proposals is publicly advertised and contractors can submit a proposal for consideration.  The state reviews and evaluates the responses and selects contractors to place on a list of contractors eligible to work on RRD cleanup projects.  The RRD project managers can then select qualified contractors from the list to assist them with a variety of tasks related to the investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites. 

There are two main ISID contracts utilized by RRD: The Expanded Environmental Remediation (EER) ISID contract and the Environmental ISID contract. The EER contract was recently renewed in 2018 and 12 firms were awarded the contract.  The EER contract is used for more complex projects and requires further bidding among at least three of the twelve firms on the list.  The Environmental ISID contract is used for smaller, less complex projects.  This contract was recently rebid with contracts awarded to 42 firms in March 2019. The bidding process for ISID contracts is initiated by the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget (DTMB) through advertising a request for proposal (RFP) on the SIGMA Vendor Self Service web site. Contractors are selected by a committee consisting of DTMB and EGLE, RRD personnel. Approximately $51.6 million was spent last fiscal year for professional and trade services through state contracts.

Trade contracts are utilized for construction-related work at contaminated sites.  A trade contractor working on an RRD project might dig an excavation to remove contaminated soil or construct a treatment system designed to reduce contaminant concentrations in groundwater underneath the surface.  Our contractors write bidding specifications for various remediation system designs and these specifications are advertised for open public bidding on the SIGMA Vendor Self Service web site.  Bids are evaluated for best value based on price and qualitative components.  The selected contractor then works with the RRD project manager to complete the work. The work funded through these contracts helps to employ Michigan workers and supports our communities by assisting with environmental cleanups.


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