PER Request

The Village of Jemez Springs is seeking proposals for professional engineering services for a Preliminary Engineering Report for the Village of Jemez Springs Wastewater Treatment Plant to address water quality issues as well as EPA Administrative Order CWA-06-2022-1812.

The PER should follow United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service, Bulletin 1780-2 and will be an evaluation of the current wastewater facility, conditions, and equipment, with a final report to contain recommendations for improving processes and, at a minimum the following: Executive Summary, Project Planning Area, Existing Facilities, Need For Project, Alternatives Considered (for Power and Waste Treatment), Proposed Project, Conclusions and Recommendations. A visit to the facility can be arranged.

The plant was last upgraded in 2013. The PER should include an inspection of the entire ferric system and the flow into both basins with recommended modifications, an evaluation of the UV system and UV computer rack, and any other issues that may not be known.

The duration of the professional services contract resulting from this RFP shall be for (60) days from the date of award and may be extended for up to (180) days from the date of award. Future design, bidding, and construction phases may be awarded pending funding availability.

Proposals will be accepted until 3 March 2023 at 5:00 PM. Please contact Rose Fenton at or 575-829-4203 Monday – Friday from 8:00AM until 5:00PM for information.

This project is wholly or partially funded with United States Environmental Protection Agency funds, and therefore must comply with all federal cross cutter requirements. Neither the United States nor its department’s agencies or employees is or will be party to this invitation for bids or any resulting contract. This procurement will be subject to all applicable federal regulations including the Davis Bacon Act requirements.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the President’s Executive Order No. 11246, as amended.

To ensure that Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) have the opportunity to compete for procurements funded by EPA financial assistance, all Bidders shall make the six good faith efforts as outlined by EPA at The bidder must make a good faith effort to solicit and hire Disadvantaged Business subcontractors and suppliers to meet the goals outlined in EPA XP-215. A good faith effort requires that the Contractor:

  1. Complete the affirmative steps outlined in XP-215
  2. Submit XP-215 with the bid proposal
  3. Submit with the bid proposal proof that affirmative steps have been taken and this should include copies of advertisements and letters of solicitation.

A Bid Proposal that omits XP-215 or does not support that a good faith effort was made will be considered non-responsive and the Bid Proposal rejected.