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Bid Title: Backflow Assembly Testing
Category: Other Professional Services & Non Design Consultants
Status: Open


The City of Grants Pass is requesting proposals to perform testing services for approximately 4,610 single family residential backflow assemblies. A detailed listing of backflow assemblies will be provided to the contractor, including assembly address, general location, make, model, serial number, and size. This will be a two-year agreement.

Complete details may be obtained on the City of Grants Pass website under ‘ 

The deadline for submission of the proposal in response to this RFP is May 24, 2023, before 3:00 pm local time.  

For additional information please contact Heidi DrinkworthBobst, Water Distribution, at (541) 450-6134 or or Rod Vinyard at (541) 450-6137 or



Publication Date/Time:
5/3/2023 8:30 AM
Publication Information:
Grants Pass Daily Courier
Closing Date/Time:
Open Until Contracted
Contact Person:
Heidi DrinkworthBobst, Water Distribution, at (541) 450-6134 or or
Rod Vinyard at (541) 450-6137 or
Length of Agreement
The term of agreement shall be for a two-year period. If the City terminates the contract due to performance issues, the contractor will not be eligible for consideration in future residential contracts for a two-year period.

Labor, Transportation, Equipment, and Tools
Contractor is responsible to supply all labor, transportation, equipment, and tools necessary to complete the scope of services.

A listing of the project manager and all key personnel to be utilized on the project, detailing qualifications and responsibilities shall be supplied to the City.

Contractor is expected to dig-out, expose, and remove any dirt or debris as necessary for facilitating timely testing to minimize customer inconvenience. Spoils shall be hauled away, and hardscapes left clean.

Only qualified persons with current State of Oregon Backflow Assembly Tester Certification shall perform testing.

Contractor shall perform testing and maintain test gauge equipment in accordance with requirements of OAR 333-61-070 and 072.

Contractor shall display an identification badge provided by the City when working on this contract. Contractor shall make every attempt to communicate testing to the customer. No testing shall be performed without attempting to notify the customer of the purpose on their property. Not all backflow assemblies are located on private property, some are in the right of way.

All aspects of work shall be performed in a neat, professional, and courteous manner.

Proposed Schedule

Schedule Activity
May 3, 2023 Publication & Posting of Advertisement for Proposals
May 17, 2023 Deadline for Submission of Proposer Inquiries
May 24, 2023, by 3:00 pm Deadline for Submission of Proposals
May 25, 2023 Evaluation of Proposals
May 25, 2023 Notice of Intent to Award posted online
June 5, 2023 Contract Award and Notice to Proceed

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