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Water/WasteWater//state oF the seCtor The Buckman Diversion’s new pipeline network avoided all conflicts with existing utilities and structures. Flowing Freely KeePing the Lines oF CoMMuniCAtion oPen WAs Key to suCCessFuLLy DeLivering CLeAn, PotABLe WAter to the resiDents oF sAntA Fe, n.M. By todd rich 6 spring//2013 For years, the City oF santa Fe and Santa Fe County in New Mexico relied on local aquifers as the main source of water for residents. The practice could not continue, however—the aquifers had been tapped beyond the level at which they could be replenished and could no longer reliably provide enough water to get the area’s population through a drought. To address the problem, stakeholder representatives from the City of Santa Fe, Santa Fe County and the Las Campanas Limited Partnership formed a coalition called the Buckman Direct Diversion Board to fi nd a way to divert water from the Rio Grande, treat it and pipe the treated water throughout the region. The fi nal project would ultimately include an intake from the river, a sediment-removal facility, a raw-water lift station, two booster stations to pump the water, and the pipelines needed to carry the water to its final destination. The board chose a two-step, design-build solicitation strategy for design and construction with a prescriptive request for proposal (RFP). Evaluation relied heavily on proposed project cost, but quality, risk management and allocation, schedule, qualifications and cost-saving ideas were also factors. The contract went to the joint the quarterly publication of the design-build institute of america

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