The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (“MPCA” or “State”) requests proposals from qualified experienced environmental contractors (Contractors) to perform environmental investigations and other response actions at sites throughout Minnesota. The State seeks multiple Contractors to provide environmental services, including risk assessments, sampling, investigations, feasibility studies, removal and response actions, remedial design, response action oversight, and long-term operation and maintenance activities statewide. The State is also seeking qualified Contractors experienced in communicating scientific and technical information to the general public. The Contractors will not conduct construction services directly; however, the Contractors will be overseeing and subcontracting construction services in accordance with the MPCA Contractor and Subcontractor Purchasing Manual.
The goal of the Master Contract is to investigate, identify, and remediate releases of contaminants that pose a threat to the state’s environment, and the public’s health and safety. MPCA and Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) are authorized to respond to releases of petroleum, hazardous substances, pollutants, and contaminants which have been reported to the State or in which the State suspects there has been a release. These tasks are being conducted by multiple programs within these agencies. Some of the “responsible persons” have not been identified for some of the release sites, or the responsible party is unwilling or unable to proceed with a required site investigation and/or corrective action, or the State has been given the authority to undertake response actions. At this point, the State may take over and conduct any appropriate response actions that are needed.
Multiple Contractors (the number for each Category of Service has not yet been determined) are being sought to conduct the tasks statewide referenced in the following Categories:
- Category A – Full Environmental Investigation and Remediation Services
- Category B – Limited Environmental Investigation and Remediation Services
- Category C – Closed Landfill Program Environmental Services
- Category D – Public Engagement and Communication
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will utilize category A for services within the Scope of Services. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will utilize categories A & B for services within the Scope of Services.
Questions and answers
Prospective responders who have any questions regarding this RFP must email email@example.com, subject line “Remediation Master Contract”, no later than March 9, 2023, at 4 p.m. Central Time. Answers to questions will be posted in the SWIFT Supplier Portal, no later than March 14, 2023. MPCA employees cannot answer questions about this RFP; direct contact regarding this RFP with any MPCA personnel may result in disqualification.
The total amount of money available for work under this Master Contract is approximately $300 million for five years between all Master Contracts issued under this RFP. No payments will be made except for work authorized by a Work Order that is issued from the State. No minimum payment is guaranteed by the State.
How to apply
The request for proposals (RFP) can only be viewed through the online SWIFT portal. The RFP is called an “Event” within the SWIFT system.
- Go to the online SWIFT portal.
- Click on "Bidding opportunities".
- Find the event name “MPCA Master Contract” or event ID 2000013930.
- Click "View Bid Package" to see the RFP and forms.
Proposals are only accepted through the SWIFT portal.
- Register as a bidder in the SWIFT Supplier Portal.
- Choose "Register for an Account” and then “Register as a Bidder.”
If you are already registered in the SWIFT system as a supplier (previously known as a vendor), use your Supplier ID. Visit the SWIFT Supplier Portal under “Informational Tips” and “Supplier Portal Help” for more information. For questions about applying through SWIFT, please contact the Vendor Assistance Help Desk at 651-201-8100, option 1.