Government Contract | California
Professional Services For Electric Transmission Line Engineering

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000511361

Bid Title: Professional Services For Electric Transmission Line Engineering

Agency Bid No. Title: 40

Received Date: 03/15/2016

Close Date: 04/11/2016

Purchase Type: Term:

Delivery Point: Santa Clara, California

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Questions Due By 03/30/2016 03:00 PM


Specifications include, but are not limited to: The City of Santa Claras Electric Utility, Silicon Valley Power (SVP), seeks to engage a consultantto provide electric transmission line engineering.Silicon Valley Power (SVP) operates an electric distribution utility with a service territory thatoverlays the Santa Clara, California city limits. The City of Santa Claras Electric Department,Silicon Valley Power (SVP), has undertaken a significant capital construction program for theconstruction and upgrading of electric transmission, substation and distribution facilities over thenext five years. This work is necessary to meet customer demands for increased electric load whilemaintaining SVPs high service reliability to the utilitys customers.Due to the large quantity and complexity of the planned work, SVP considers it necessary to usethe services of an outside engineering firm to provide design services for the identified transmissionline work. Minimum requirements of Firms and detailed description of required services areincluded in Attachment A-Scope of Work/Services.For the purpose of determining the qualifications and awarding an agreement, this RFP requestsproposals for the re-configuration of the South Loop. The South Loop is approximately 12 milesof 60kV transmission line that feeds 6 substations. The substations provide power to residential,commercial and industrial customers. The existing capacity of the South Loop is 173 MVA and islimited by the continuous line rating of the overhead transmission lines. The electrical load on theSouth Loop is projected to increase 50% in the next 5 years. This load increase would overload theexisting electrical lines on the South Loop.An initial planning study was preformed to evaluate the options to address the projected overloadon the South Loop. The study evaluated a variety of options based on factors such as cost, futuregrowth capacity, and reliability. The recommendation of the study was to transfer some of theelectrical load from the South Loop to the East Loop. The East Loop has a capacity of 173 MVA,but only has 10 MVA of load. The study proposes transferring up to 3 substations from the SouthLoop to the East Loop. The study provides two suggested routes for building the approximate 2miles of overhead line required to reconfigure the South Loop. The break-up can involve bothoverhead and underground construction.Once the successful firm is awarded a contract there will be other projects for which specific feeestimates will be requested. It is the intent of the City to enter into a 5-year agreement with thesuccessful engineer.

Product Code: 92570

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: City of Santa Clara

State: California

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Melisa Revino

Phone: 408-615-6672




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