Mr. Lany Chertoff
Water Industry Council
101 Clark Street, 29th Floor
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201

Dear Mr. Chertoff:

The NewYork State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC), under contract with New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP), is soliciting qualifications from firms with an office located within 100 miles of the New York City watershed boundary interested in providing professional services for the upgrade of existing wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) located within the NYC watershed. The qualification requirements are contained in the enclosed document, "Request for Qualifications" (RFQ).

Qualification packages received by EFC will be utilized by NYCDEP to qualify firms/teams for placement on a Pre-Qualified Engineer List. The Owner’s of WWTPs in the NYC watershed may then utilize this list to solicit proposals from pre-qualified firms/teams for engineering services with respect to the Upgrade for their particular WWTP. Proposals will be subject to review by EFC, and review and approval by WWTP Owners and NYCDEP before the firm/team may enter into an agreement with the WWTP Owner.

Qualification packages must be submitted in writing no later than 4:00 P.M.

December 19, 1997 to NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation, 50 Wolf Road, Room 502, Albany, NY 12205, Attn: Robert H. Sammons.

RH Sammons
Robert H. Sammons, P.E.
Deputy Director
Technical Advisory Services


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