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CONTRACT FOR PLANNING AND RELATED SERVICES, PITTSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA

October 1, 2001
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District, Pennsylvania, requires an indefinite delivery, architect-engineer contract for planning services and related responsibilities. Projects will be located in the USACE Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, including Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Huntington, Louisville, Nashville and Pittsburgh districts. Firms must have specialized experience and technical competence in studies pertaining to navigation and evaluation of existing and projected future waterway traffic flow patterns, components of which include surveys, hydrology and hydraulics considerations, geotechnical considerations and design of structural components. Experience with GIS/CADD computer technology and the ability to deliver drawings in native formats compatible with ArcView GIS and the latest Tri-Service GIS standards or MicroStation CADD software and the latest Tri-Service A/E/C CADD standards is required. Firms must staff experienced, registered/licensed surveyors, engineers, architects and landscape architects to be considered. Principal fields of expertise required include engineering, hydrology, sociology, economic, demographics, earth science, environmental planning, landscape architecture and more. Primary services to be provided include GIS support, wetlands evaluation and delineation, fish and wildlife habitat impact evaluation, reconnaissance and feasibility investigations. Other required services include the preparation of reports for a variety of activities pertaining to navigation, flood control, water and sediment quality, water supply, wastewater treatment, recreation, and more. The contract will be for a base period not to exceed one year with up to two option periods. Award of the contract is anticipated in March 2002.

Michele R. Hutfles, contract specialist, 412-395-7479. E-mail: michele.r.hutfles@usace.army.mil