Review of Potomac Low Flow Allocation Agreement Contractor

Rockville, Maryland
Fixed Price Contract
Jul 14, 2017
Aug 04, 2017
Request for Proposal

In 1978, the United States of America, the State of Maryland, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the District of Columbia, the Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission and the Fairfax County Water Authority, signed the Potomac River Low Flow Allocation Agreement (LFAA). The LFAA provided for an allocation of the Potomac River for drinking water purposes in the metropolitan Washington area during periods of extreme low flow and it has served as an important backstop to other water management planning and decision making actions. Since its adoption 39 years ago, however, there have been changes to population, water demand and use, laws and regulations, threats to supply and understanding of the metropolitan area’s water resources and the ecology of the Potomac River. In recognition of those changes, the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB) is seeking a contractor to conduct a review of that Agreement, its subsequent Modifications, and a related Memorandum of Intent (collectively referred to as the LFAA), resulting in a report that identifies aspects that the governing parties to the LFAA might, in a subsequent process, consider for amendment. The report will document the applicable laws, regulations, and practices that apply to the LFAA, the perspectives of the LFAA’s governing and member parties on possible amendments, and other factors that might relate to changes to the LFAA. The LFAA is available on ICPRB’s website at

All interested parties should go to the link for the Request for Proposal (RFP):

The proposal, in no more than 10 pages, should include:
1. A detailed description of the contractor’s plan to accomplish the tasks described above and that demonstrates an understanding of the project objectives;
2. If more than one person will be involved, then a clear description of roles and level of engagement for each team member;
3. A description of the contractor’s relevant prior experience; and
4. A resume of 1 to 2 page length for each member of contractor’s team (will not count against the 10 page limit).

Deadline for Proposals: August 4, 2017 

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