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Background: Mexico’s  national water utility, the Comisión Nacional del Agua (CONAGUA), invites submission of qualifications and proposal data (collectively referred to as the "Proposal") from interested U.S. firms that are qualified on the basis of experience and capability to develop the CONAGUA Water Quality Improvement Project Technical Assistance.

The Grantee is for seeking technical support for preliminary field studies and related assessments for implementing superoxygenation technology at the Valle de Bravo water reservoir ("Reservoir") outside of Mexico City, Mexico. The Reservoir is one of seven reservoirs that comprise the Cutzamala System ("System"), the largest single source of water for the greater Mexico City Metropolitan Area, providing approximately 24 percent of the potable water to city's 21.3 million inhabitants.

The Reservoir’s functionality is currently hindered by high concentrations of nutrients, such as nitrates, phosphates, iron, and silica. This high nutrient concentration has prompted a damaging eutrophication process at the Reservoir, resulting in the development of large quantities of algae and plant life that diminish oxygen in the water and hinder the Reservoir's function as a source of drinking water for local residents in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area. As a direct consequence, water originating from the Reservoir has put additional technological and cost strains on the System's water treatment processes.

The objective of the Valle de Bravo Water Quality Improvement Project Technical Assistance is to provide early-stage support in deploying superoxygenation units at two sites located in the Reservoir. The U.S. firm selected will be paid in U.S. dollars from a $530,756 grant to the Grantee from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.

Link for more information: https://ustda.gov/business-opportunities

Proposal Deadline: The deadline for submission of proposals to the Grantee at the above address is 2:00 PM (local time in Mexico City, Mexico) on February 22, 2019.

Interested U.S. firms should submit an original copy (in English and Spanish), and electronic copy (in English and Spanish, PDF file preferred).

Point of Contact:

Ing. Guillermo Álvaro Hernandez Viveros
Director de Agua Potable, Drenaje y Saneamiento 
Organismo de Cuenca Aguas del Valle de México (OCAVAM)
Comisión Nacional del Agua (CONAGUA)
Río Churubusco No. 650 Planta Baja, Esq. Tezontle
Colonia Carlos Zapata Vela, Del. Iztacalco, C.P. 08040 
Ciudad de México, MÉXICO
Email: guillermo.hernandezv@conagua.gob.mx
Phone: +52 (55) 5664-7440 or 
+52 (55) 5804-4300 Ext. 3278