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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.

Current Requests for Proposals

2022 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,
  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.
  5. Provide technical assistance to municipalities over the course of the project that is relevant to stream habitat restoration and climate resiliency as needed.

A successful project will engage at least two municipalities. The project will also develop at least four conceptual (30%) construction designs for priority sites for each municipality (at least eight total designs). 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 (under a separate funding source) that replace culverts and bridges with better structures that accomplish aquatic passage and reduced flood risk goals.

There is a total of $130,000 available through this RFP. We anticipate supporting one project to develop plans for two or more municipalities, which include four or more conceptual designs for each municipality (at least eight conceptual designs total).

Proposals must be received by June 10, 2022 (12:00 noon EST).

Request for Proposals

Appendix A – Title Page Format

Appendix B – Overall Budget Table Format

Appendix C – Task-Based Budget Format

We received a single question for our pre-application webinar, “Is there flexibility on the timeline for getting through the contracting phase and for the project itself, once the award is made?” We provided the following answer to the entity with the question, “Yes. The schedule in the RFP is the optimal timeline; however, we will consider projects that vary from this timeline and we understand that the processes required in the administrative phases of the timeline (e.g., contracting) vary based on each individual entity. If you submit a proposal, please include your best understanding of the timeline you anticipate based on your specific circumstance.”

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 Richard Friesner with questions.