The City desires to engage a Program Manager to provide services to ensure the successful completion of the new WRF on time and on budget. The Program Manager will be accountable to the City Council, though the City Manager, for overall program schedule, budget, and quality. It will be important that the project proceeds in a smooth and integrated fashion, in accordance with all provisions listed in this RFP.
It is anticipated the services furnished by the Program Manager to the City will be authorized through annual task orders defining the specific services to be performed and the estimated cost for each phase of services.
The City considers a Program Manager and a Project Manager different in that a Program Manager will spend significant time and effort integrating the various complex activities and sub-projects associated with the new WRF, communicating to stakeholders, and negotiating plan changes related to the work.
The Program Manager will lead the administration of this large project, currently and conservatively estimated $150M and includes water reclamation with ground water recharge to promote water independence as one of the projects goals. The Program Manager will also oversee the day to day management of the project, with a chief focus on project costs control.
The Program Manager shall furnish program management personnel, including a dedicated person to provide Program Manager Services as required for the new WRF project. The Program Manager shall be responsible for all matters related to the new WRF project and shall complete liaison activities among the City staff, the Contractor, existing technical team, and others as appropriate; such that the impact of the project on regular City operations is minimized.