Contractor Opportunities

NEIWPCC contracts with many specialists to provide or support research, monitoring, outreach, and other work.

Individuals, private companies, research institutions, watershed organizations and other non-profits help us to support the needs of our states and partner programs. If you are interested in pursuing a competitive opportunity, apply for one listed below.

For detailed descriptions of each opportunity click on the downloads below. You may also call us at 978-323-7929.

To apply for these opportunities click here for Online RFP Submissions

NEIWPCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Requests for Proposals

2021 Climate-adaptive Design Phase II-HREP

NEIWPCC, in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (NYSDEC) Hudson River Estuary Program, is inviting proposals from engineering, landscape architecture and other relevant consultants to partner with an eligible community to select elements from their Climate-adaptive Design (CaD) Studio and develop them to an implementable, community supported project.

This RFP is eligible for publicly owned land only. Eligible communities are those that have hosted a CaD Studio (Phase I) and not yet received Phase II RFP funding: Village of Catskill, City of Hudson, City of Kingston, and Town and Village of Ossining, NY. CaD Studio locations that have previously received Climate-adaptive Design Phase II funding in 2019 are not eligible for this RFP and include Kingston Point and Village of Piermont. Study areas from the Block Park and Rondout CaD Studios in the City of Kingston are eligible.

Design elements chosen for the project must meet the goals of the Climate-adaptive Design process to increase community resilience to sea-level rise and climate change through an engaged stakeholder process. Eligible projects must also enhance habitat value while reducing the impacts of shoreline and/or stormwater flooding. This may include options for strategic relocation, natural and nature-based shorelines, floodable parks, adapted structures and infrastructure, and stormwater green infrastructure.

Deliverables of this RFP include an Inclusive Stakeholder Engagement Strategy, Summary of Baseline Data, Climate Projections and Site Analysis, Summary of Permitting Meeting, and Draft and Final Preliminary Designs and Implementation Plan that include cost estimates and are legally and technically feasible (compare to 30% design milestone). The deadline for applications is July 23, 2021 12:00 PM (noon).

There is a total of $125,000 available for this RFP. It is anticipated that at least one successful project or proposal will be chosen.

Request for Proposals

Appendix A – Title Page Format

Appendix B – Overall Budget Form

Appendix C – Task-Based Budget Form

Appendix D – Additional Resources for Developing Your Proposal

2021 Restoration of Watershed Connectivity-HREP

NEIWPCC, in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program, is inviting proposals for projects that will help prepare communities to restore aquatic habitat connectivity for herring and eel, reduce localized flood risks, and improve conditions on Hudson River estuary tributaries.

Specifically, this RFP is for proposals to create and secure adoption of municipal management plans that:

  1. document barriers to fish movement such as dams and culverts. Culverts will have been identified following the protocol of the North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative (NAACC). Dams may have been identified by the NYS Inventory of dams or by the applicant for unregulated dams.
  2. document constrictions that cause flooding at culverts and bridges,
  3. prioritize sites for mitigation of these environmental impacts, and
  4. add priority sites into municipal hazard mitigation plans, highway department capital plans, and/or comprehensive plans, where feasible. These plans should refer to the Climate Smart Communities Program, as municipalities may be able to claim points through the Culvert and Dam action.

A successful project will engage at least two municipalities. The project will also develop at least three conceptual (30%) construction designs for priority sites for each municipality. The designs must focus on priority sites for flood mitigation and/or habitat. At least two must be focused on high quality stream habitat for fish passage, per municipality. Ultimately, NEIWPCC anticipates these projects will lead to on-the-ground infrastructure projects that replace culverts and bridges with better structures that accomplish aquatic passage and reduced flood risk goals.

There is a total of $100,000 available through this RFP. We anticipate supporting one project to develop plans for two or more municipalities, which include three or more conceptual designs for each municipality (at least six conceptual designs total).

Request for Proposals

Appendix A – Title Page Format

Appendix B – Overall Budget Form

Appendix C – Task-Based Budget Form

Wanted: Water Quality Presenters

Training Webinars for Water Quality Impairment Professionals.

NEIWPCC is now accepting presentation proposals for our National 303(d)/TMDL Webinar Series. Since 2016, this EPA-funded program has offered training and technical assistance to advance Clean Water Act Section 303(d) implementation. Section 303(d) requires states to identify and list waters which don’t meet water quality standards and develop plans to reduce pollution.  Over 350 people from state, tribal, and federal 303(d) programs and other related organizations have attended webinars so far.

We will consider all submissions and are especially seeking proposals focused on our priority topics, which include community engagement, data management and analysis, and emerging concerns for TMDLs. Funding of up to $1,500 per webinar is available to support eligible applicants. See the full Call for Applications for more information.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed quarterly, generally in March, June, September, and December. We expect to schedule approximately 4 webinars in 2020 and will provide information about the selection timeline upon receipt of your proposal.

Submit your application online. For more information on the program and for a complete listing of previous webinars, visit our webinar series website. Contact Emma Gildesgame with questions.