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El Paso Water Seeks Vendor for Asset Management Planning

The department plans to contract with a firm by early summer to create comprehensive planning including asset management software.

El Paso Water has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for an asset management system as part of ongoing programming that started with a gap analysis.

The department plans to implement a comprehensive asset management program.

The city water department is looking to evaluate professional consulting firms with “organizational, functional and technical capabilities to implement a comprehensive asset management program,” according to RFQ 87-23.

A single firm will be awarded, but the city plans to short-list firms before awarding the contract.

The scope of work includes creating policies, inventories, process development and various assessments; guiding development and implementation of programming; evaluating existing software and guiding new software procurement and implementation; preparing project planning and project management.

The awarded company is expected to augment IT staffing to give training and support. The water department has various software in place including maintenance management systems, SCADA, GIS, financial software and business software.

The RFQ’s statement of qualifications deadline is 3 p.m. MST Oct. 31 with a deadline for clarification requests by Oct. 3. The contract timeline includes an April date for negotiation and a June board approval.
Rae D. DeShong is a Dallas-based staff writer and has written for The Dallas Morning News and worked as a community college administrator.