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Addendum No. 1

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Request for Proposal
Emergency Biosolid Removal

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Los Banos is seeking to enter into a professional service
agreement with a contractor to dredge, dewater, transport and dispose of biosolids and other matter located
in the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant recirculation channel system.

All qualified contractors interested in providing these services are invited to submit their proposal. The
proposals will be evaluated and ranked according to the criteria provided in Exhibit B, “Proposal
Evaluation,” of this Request for Proposal (RFP).

It shall be the Contractor’s responsibility to check the City of Los Banos’ website ( to
obtain any addenda that may be issued.

The Contractor’s attention is directed to Exhibit A, “Submittal Requirements.”

Submit five (5) hard copies and one (1) electronic copy in PDF format on a USB flash drive of the
Contractor’s proposal. The hard copies and USB flash drive shall be mailed or submitted to the City of
Los Banos, 520 J Street, Los Banos, CA 93635, prior to 2:00 P.M. PST on September 8, 2023. Proposals
shall be submitted in a sealed package clearly marked “EMERGENCY BIOSOLID REMOVAL” and
addressed as follows:

City of Los Banos
Attention: City Clerk
520 J Street
Los Banos, CA 93635

No late submittals will be accepted. The City may conduct interviews of the top-ranking contractors in
order to make a final selection. The successful contractor will be recommended to the City Council for
authorization to enter into a Professional Services Agreement for the removal of biosolids at the
Wastewater Treatment Plant recirculation channels with the City of Los Banos.

Failure to comply with the requirements set forth in this Request for Proposal may result in
disqualification. Proposals and/or modifications received subsequent to the hour and date specified above
will not be considered. Submitted proposals may be withdrawn at any time prior to the submission time
specified in this Request for Proposal, provided notification is received in writing before the submittal
deadline. Proposals cannot be changed or withdrawn after the submittal deadline. No handwritten
notations or corrections will be allowed. The responding Contractor is solely responsible for all costs
related to the preparation of the proposal.

The City of Los Banos reserves the right to reject all proposals and to waive any minor informalities or
irregularities contained in this proposal. Acceptance of any proposal submitted pursuant to this Request
for Proposal shall not constitute any implied intent to enter into a contract.

The contract award, if any, will be made to the contractor who, in the City’s sole discretion, is best able
to perform the required services in a manner most beneficial to the City. The completed Fee Schedule in
Exhibit D shall be submitted with the proposal in its own separately sealed envelope. The Contractor
shall not include this cost proposal in the USB as an electronic file.

The City intends to follow, but will not be bound by, the following selection timeline:
Release of Advertisement of RFP 08/11/2023
Deadline to Submit Questions/Clarifications 5:00 P.M. 08/18/2023
Addendum/Questions/Clarifications Posted 5:00 P.M. 08/23/2023
Deadline for Proposal Submittal 2:00 P.M. 09/08/2023
Award Date Tentative 10/04/2023
Completion Date Tentative 12/01/2023

Any questions with regard to submissions, process, or proposals can be emailed to Soknirorn Than, Public
Works Director/City Engineer at Questions shall be submitted before 5:00
P.M. PST on August 18, 2023. Any response to a request for clarification, questions and answers will be
posted to the City’s website at no later than 5:00 P.M. PST on August 23, 2023 and if
necessary, shall become a part of the proposal as an addendum.

The Request for Proposal can be viewed and/or obtained from the City of Los Banos website at

No oral questions or inquiries about the RFP shall be accepted.