Stantec, a global leader in sustainable design and engineering, has been awarded a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide a full suite of architectural, engineering, professional, and technical services for the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), a federal agency under the US Department of the Interior.
Stantec’s work will support Reclamation’s mission to assist in meeting the increasing water and power demands of the Western US while protecting the environment. In alignment with the US infrastructure bill, which prioritizes water, dam, and hydropower security, Stantec will support a variety of projects, including dams, canals, fish passage, hydropower facilities, hydraulic structures, pipelines, new buildings, bridges, water treatment plants, and additional water infrastructure. Work under this IDIQ contract may be performed throughout Reclamation’s footprint, which spans 17 Western States (extending from California, north to the Canadian border, east to North Dakota, and south to Texas).
Stantec’s work will support Reclamation’s mission to assist in meeting the increasing water and power demands of the Western US while protecting the environment
Under the US$45-million contract, Stantec will work closely with Reclamation’s Technical Services Center—the organization’s resource center for engineering, scientific, and technical expertise—on a variety of projects within the civil, geotechnical, mechanical, electrical, water and environmental science, engineering, risk analysis, dam safety, and security professional service areas.
Reclamation is the largest wholesaler of water in the country, delivering water to more than 31 million people and providing irrigation for 60% of the nation’s vegetables and 25% of its fruits and nuts. Additionally, Reclamation is the second largest producer of hydropower in the US, operating 53 hydroelectric powerplants that have produced an average of 40 billion kilowatt-hours annually over the last decade. Hydropower is a critical component of the energy transition, the move from carbon-based fuels to renewable energy sources.
“Reclamation is a leader in meeting water and power demand, and we’re incredibly excited to support their continued mission to deliver a sustainable and reliable water supply to the Western US, while protecting the environment,” said Stu Lerner, Stantec’s chief operating officer. “We look forward to building on our longstanding history collaborating with Reclamation on the delivery of high-quality, successful projects to help meet increasing water needs and balance the multitude of competing uses of water in the West.”
Stantec has a long history of supporting Reclamation as a trusted partner on major water resources, ecosystem restoration, and hydropower projects, such the San Joaquin River Restoration Program in Central California and the Grand Coulee Power Plant Rehabilitation and Upgrade in Washington. Over the last 20 years, Stantec has delivered more than 190 on-call/task orders and contracts for Reclamation. This work has spanned a broad scope of architectural/engineering services, accounting for more than US$165 million in gross revenue.