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Manchester Seawater System Construction

Manchester Seawater System Construction
Port Orchard, WA
Pre-Proposal Conference
March 2, 2023

US Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Manchester Research Station
7305 Beach Dr East
Port Orchard, WA 98366

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM


9:00 AM Introductions and Opening comments by Contracting Officer and Project Manager/COR, Ronette McBean-Felder and Brantley Bain.
9:05 AM Facility Welcome, Overview of Site (Emergency Exits, Fire Drills Meetup Location, Restrooms, Leaving Items in the Conference Room, Designated Smoking Areas, Eateries/Restaurants Nearby, Restricted Access Onsite,
etc.), Barry Berejikian
9:15 AM RFP/Solicitation & Contractual Overview (Presentation) Diana Pickel – Sr. Contract Specialist
9:30 AM Background of Requirement and 100% Design/Specifications Overview Project Manager – Brantley Bain P.E.
9:45 AM Questions on the Presentations
10:00 AM Site Walk
11:30 AM Reconvene to the Conference Room for final thoughts before departing.

NOAA’s Team will remain onsite to address last minute questions (as a reminder all questions are to be submitted via Google Form Link in the Solicitation, Section J.3 and L.5). Thank you to NOAA Fisheries for hosting this event and to the Contractors for their attendance.

Manchester Seawater System Construction Project – Pre-Proposal Conference Agenda (March 2, 2023).docx

manchester Seawater_site

Background Overview:

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is responsible for providing cutting-edge and vital science in support of the US economy and sustainable management of fisheries resources in marine ecosystems. NMFS facilities must support this science with specialized facilities and systems for conducting research on live marine organisms. The NMFS  Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) mission supports the conservation and management of living marine resources and their habitats in the Northeast Pacific Ocean. NMFS research assists resource managers in making sound decisions that build sustainable fisheries, recover endangered and threatened species, sustain healthy ecosystems, and expand domestic seafood production through sustainable marine aquaculture. The Manchester Research Station is a key component of the NWFSC, providing the region’s only laboratories supported by a seawater system. This seawater system is beyond its useful life, presents operational and safety hazards, and must be replaced. A 100% Design and Specification package, which provides detailed project requirements will be included in the published Solicitation.

Project Description: Generally described as follows but not limited to:

This project proposes to construct a new seawater filtration and distribution system providing 2400 gallons per minute (GPM) for critical research on Endangered Species Act listed species. The new system will need to be constructed while the existing system is operating at 100% capacity. This effort will include solicitation of construction services, contract award, and overall execution of the seawater system construction.

The major functions include:

  1. Approximately 3000-4000 linear feet of excavation and installation of seawater distribution lines
  2. Construction of equipment pads
  3. Construction of a head tank
  4. Installation of pumps, filters and UV sterilization equipment
  5. Quality Control and Commissioning of system to ensure proper operation
  6. Management of site construction activities on an active campus to ensure no disruption or impact to onsite science and operations.

NOTE: There are known locations of petroleum and dioxin contamination on the Manchester site. The design notes these locations and attempts to avoid these areas but there is the possibility of exposing some contaminated soil during the excavation.

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