DAVID FORD CONSULTING ENGINEERS INC
As a part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Civil Program for Operation and Maintenance program for the National Portfolio Assessment for reallocation expand the Corps Water Management System (CWMS) to enable regulation of reservoir flows on a real-time basis for both authorized reservoir purposes and flood risk management. Analyze selected watersheds, locate or develop required data. Project 013681, Sacramento. CA 95811-3124.
The accelerated CWMS deployment campaign (hereinafter referred to as the project) is a component of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. The objectives of the project are as follows: 1. To enhance the capability of the Corps of Engineers offices nationwide to make well informed decisions for managing reservoirs and water control systems. This will be achieved by expanding, at an accelerated pace, the availability of advanced information technology resources for hydrometeorological data management, display, and dissemination; watershed runoff forecasting; flood stage prediction; reservoir operation analysis; and flood impact analysis. 2. To create and maintain jobs for US citizens, in keeping with the goal of the ARRA. This will be achieved by using HEC’s BPA contractors to undertake the work and manage its successful completion. Those contractors, in turn, may use local consulting resources if appropriate and useful to the project. The intended deliverable of the overall project is, for critical Corps of Engineers watersheds, a fully functional CWMS decision support system that will enhance water management. The CWMS decision support system includes HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, HECResSim, and HEC-FIA. For each watershed, software will be installed as needed and configured by a contractor, with cooperation of HEC and Division or District staff. Contractors will configure and calibrate the models, using data and information collected from District and Division staff. Contractors will test the software under simulated real time high flow conditions, demonstrating the deployment under a stress test. Contractors will document actions taken to deploy the decision support system. Finally, contractors will transfer the technology to Corps staff in the appropriate District or Division offices.
This task order is for a “lead contractor” (LC) to assist HEC in managing rapid deployment of CWMS at Corps districts and coordinate the day-to-day activities of the blanket purchase agreement (BPA) contractors contributing to this effort. This role includes working with HEC on selecting watersheds to be implemented, identifying what models and tasks are necessary for each implementation, developing management plans, and performance work statements. The LC will recommend assignments of tasks to other BPA contractors through the Corps PM. The LC will facilitate the work of the BPA contractors, clarifying statements of work, deliverables, and schedules with the PM. The LC will monitor the progress of the BPA contractors, reporting to the PM and supply the weekly reporting information to meet ARRA requirements. The LC will take all necessary actions to ensure the project objective is met.