Working with Benton PUD

Current Opportunities

17-07 : Joint Use - NESC Compliance and Cable Replacement Construction Project

Submission Deadline: 08/23/2017 14:00
Download RFP Document

17-12-03 : Maintenance and Enhancement of Website

Benton PUD (the District), is requesting information to provide technical support for ongoing maintenance and enhancements to the District’s website. 
 
For a copy of the RFI, please contact Contracts and Purchasing at cp@bentonpud.org.

Submission Deadline: 08/02/2017 14:00

Architectural & Engineering Services

Benton PUD advertises once a year in January for architects and engineers to perform services which may include landscape architecture, structural design, land surveying, rate design, transmission steel tower structural analysis, and system planning.

Interested architectural and engineering firms may obtain a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) by contacting Contracts & Purchasing at cp@bentonpud.org.

Materials Management

Benton PUD uses the Materials Management process as a formal way to look at new or revised item(s) brought forward by vendors and manufacturers for evaluation before purchase and implementation of item(s) into our electrical system.  Materials Management meetings are held quarterly.

Interested vendors and manufacturers should complete the following to have their item(s) considered:

  1. Provide the following items in one email to cp@bentonpud.org:
    • Cut Sheets
    • Certified Test Reports
    • Northwest Users List
    • Pricing based on a normal order quantity
  2. Upon notification, coordinate with the Buyer to ship or drop off samples to Benton PUD's Warehouse.  More than one sample is appreciated so that more than one line crew can install and evaluate your product. 

Address for samples:

Benton PUD
Attn: Materials Management
1500 S. Ely St
Kennewick, WA 99337

If all of the above info is not obtained by Benton PUD within six months of the date of the request for technical information and/or samples regarding a new or revised item, the technical information and samples related to that item(s) will be discarded.

Note: Information about item being approved or disapproved will be communicated via email from the Buyer.

Prequalifications

It is required that once a year, information must be submitted under notarization (RCW 54.04.085) by which the Commission of a Public Utility District can prequalify potential bidders on electrical work for the District.  The present District policy is to update all applications every two years, with an affidavit and a Contractor’s Safety questionnaire between the two years.

The District updates its contractor’s prequalified roster every January for designation as a prequalified bidder for electric work, which may include distribution, transmission, substation, area and street lighting, tree trimming and wood pole inspection.  This establishes a roster of contractors from which future projects may be bid. 

The selection process for contractor’s prequalification starts October 1st of each year; an application review and reference checks process is done through a Committee at the District.  All applications must be returned by October 31st to be considered for the new upcoming year.  The selected roster is then sent to the District’s first Commission meeting in December for approval.

Interested contractors may obtain an application packet by contracting Contracts & Purchasing at cp@bentonpud.org.

Small Works

Benton PUD updates its small works roster every January for public work projects under three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000.00). Projects may consist of backhoe or landscaping work, roads, facilities and building repair, electric and electrical distribution construction projects and janitorial.  

Interested vendors must register your company with MRSC Rosters.  If you are already registered, just add Benton PUD to your listing.  If you have any questions on the roster, please contact MRSC Rosters at 206-625-1300 or mrscrosters@mrsc.org.

For more information about working with Benton PUD, contact Contracts & Purchasing at cp@bentonpud.org.