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RFP: Blaney Creek Design Project RFP for Preliminary Engineering & Design Services

General Information: The upper Grays River subbasin and surrounding tributaries have a relatively steep, confined channels, with hillside composed of erosive soils, susceptible to mass wasting when vegetation is disturbed or removed (via timber harvest). Blaney Creek is a tributary of the South Fork Grays Page 2 of 24  River, situated 0.4 miles upstream of its confluence with the upper Grays watershed. During the 1990’s two large rotational landslides mobilized and traveled down the northwest slope of Blaney Creek. This pair of landslides likely contributed to the formation of a steep boulder cascade, creating a documented, full fish passage barrier. The detail of this slide is documented in the 2007 BPA Grays River Watershed and Biological Assessment and surveyed by WDFW fish passage staff. This project aims to restore fish passage and improve habitat through a 1.1 mile reach of Blaney Creek as well as 0.4 miles of a left bank tributary. The project area begins at the 7300 road crossing and continues to a documented 25ft bedrock waterfall.


Critical Dates:

  • Mandatory Site Tour: July 7, 2023 – 10:00am PST
  • Request for Clarification/Question Submittals by: July 14, 2023 – 6:00pm PST
  • Response to Questions: est. July 21, 2023 – 6:00pm PST
  • Proposal Submission Deadline: July 28, 2023 – 2:00 pm PST
  • Tentative Award Selection/Contract Award: August 7, 2023
  • Anticipated Project Timeline: August 2023 – June 15, 2024
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