Public Notice
Kittitas County, Ellensburg, WA

Notice of request for qualifications for Updating and Review of the Ryegrass Limited Purpose Landfill Plan and Financial Assurance.

The Kittitas Solid Waste Department is requesting Qualifications and Proposals from qualified consultants to provide a comprehensive review and recommendations for the limited purpose landfill in accordance with WAC 173-350-400.

Qualification documents may be submitted until July 10. 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Kittitas County Solid Waste office located at 925 Industrial Way, Ellensburg, WA  98926.

More information is online at

Submit statements of qualifications and performance data to Kittitas County Solid Waste at 925 Industrial Way, Ellensburg, WA  98926 on or before July 10. 2019 at 2:00 pm.

The following Scope of Work is a potential outline of the tasks and process necessary to complete the.  Consultants may propose an alternative Scope of Work if it will meet the requirements of 173-350 WAC, and is acceptable to Kittitas County.

Kittitas County will require the consultant’s services through the entire update process, including public hearings, comment periods, revisions, and adoption of the final draft plan.

In order to accomplish the goal of complying with 173-350 WAC the consultant will undertake the following tasks:

Task 1.0           Location Requirements 173-350-400(2) WAC. Review of Phase 3 as shown in existing plan and determine if a Phase 4 and 5 are possible.

Task 2.0           Design Standards 173-350-400(3) WAC . Alternative designs pursue option of unlined facility. For Phase 3 as shown in existing plan.

Task 3.0           Plan of Operations 173-350-400(4)(f) WAC Review and update as needed.

Task 4.0           Ground Water Monitoring 173-350-400(5) WAC

Task 5.0          Closure Plan 173-350-(6)(d) WAC Review and update

Task 6.0          Post Closure Plan 173-350-400(7)(b) WAC

Task 7.0          Financial Assurance Plan 173-350-400(8) WAC

Task 8.0          Environmental Checklist, Complete an environmental checklist in accordance with the State Environmental Policy as provided in applicable laws and regulations.

Task 9.0          Health Department and Department of Ecology Final Approval . Submit the updated Plans for final approval.

For more information, contact Solid Waste

Kittitas County shall evaluate statements of qualifications and performance data submitted by firms regarding the proposed project. Following the evaluation, the county may invite one or more firms to meet with county officials to discuss the project and the relative benefits of various methods of providing the desired services. The county then selects from among those firms the one "most highly qualified" to provide the required services. County procedures and guidelines are to include a plan to ensure that women, minority, and veteran-owned firms have the maximum opportunity to compete for the contract. The level of firm participation should be consistent with their availability within the relevant professional community.

After choosing the most qualified firm, the county then negotiates with that firm for a contract at a price the county determines is fair and reasonable, considering the estimated value of the services to be rendered, as well as the scope and complexity of the project. If a satisfactory contract cannot be negotiated, the county formally terminates the negotiations with that firm and attempts to negotiate a contract with the next most qualified firm. The process continues until an agreement is reached or the search is terminated.

In emergency situations, the process outlined above for procuring services maybe dispensed with upon a finding by the county that an emergency requires the immediate execution of the work involved.

All submittals shall become the property of Kittitas County.

Kittitas County reserves the right to reject all submittals and re-advertise if necessary.

Daily Journal of Commerce: May 10. May 17, May 31, 2019

Posted: 5/8/2019, Closes: 7/10/2019 2:00:00 PM