DEADLINE PASSED: RFP: RainCheck 2.0, Buffalo Sewer Authority

The BUFFALO SEWER Authority (hereinafter referred to as “BUFFALO SEWER”) is public benefit corporation created, in part, to relieve the Niagara River, Buffalo River and Lake Erie from pollution by the sewage and waste of the City.   BUFFALO SEWER is responsible for the sanitary wastewater and stormwater collection and treatment system within the City of Buffalo. 

On March 18, 2014 BUFFALO SEWER’s combined Sewer Overflow Long Term control Plan (LTCP) was approved by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). As part of the approved LTCP, BUFFALO SEWER committed to the installation of green infrastructure to manage the runoff from at least 1,315 acres of impervious surfaces in targeted areas of BUFFALO SEWER’s collection system.  

BUFFALO SEWER is seeking proposals from qualified professional environmental/urban planning/stormwater design and stakeholder engagement consulting teams to work with BUFFALO SEWER from January through December 2018 to develop Rain Check 2.0 - a practicable, strategic plan for how the BUFFALO SEWER will deliver green infrastructure projects to reduce the runoff from 500 acres of impervious surfaces located within six (6) priority sewer basins.    

In late 2018, BUFFALO SEWER expects to utilize the above process and the resultant report to develop a detailed implementation strategy and schedule.  

Sealed submissions must be received by BUFFALO SEWER no later than Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 10:00 am EST.    


Listed below are anticipated target dates and relevant times by which actions related to this Request for Proposals will be completed.  

EVENT                                                                                         DATE                                             _     TIME                      

Issuing of Request for Proposals                     October 14, 2017

Preproposal Meeting/Webinar                        October 20, 2017                                              11:00AM ET

Final Questions due                                              October 27, 2017                                              3:00 PM ET

Submission Due Date                                           November 8, 2017                                           10:00 AM ET

Invitations for Interview                                     November 17, 2017

Interviews (as applicable)                                  November 27 and 28, 2017 

BUFFALO SEWER Board Mtg for Award        December 6, 2017

Target Notice to Proceed                                   January 2, 2018

Buffalo Sewer highly recommends participation in the pre-proposal meeting/webinar.  Participants must email Ms. Barrett O’Neill at regarding their participation, indicating if they will attend in person or via webinar no later than October 19, 2017 at 5pm.

For more Information, see the Attached Document