Engineering Overview

Efficiency Through Standard Work

See the PDF document presentation that Denver Water gave at the Rocky Mountain Governmental Purchasing Association at the 2012 Fall Conference.

Programs and Projects is responsible for providing engineering services related to new and existing Denver Water facilities. These services are provided through a number of engineering disciplines and related functions including civil, structural, electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and dam safety. Personnel within each group are responsible for managing projects from conception through design and construction including scheduling, budgeting, control of assigned projects, and the necessary coordination with other divisions and sections as well as outside agencies.

Denver Water’s Engineering Division solicits bids for various projects each year, including work on pipelines, pump stations, reservoirs, bridges and buildings. When Engineering prepares these projects for bid, it sets a goal for small businesses and minority- or women-owned businesses based on the disciplines required for the project. When the specifications are made available for prime contractors, lists of certified Small, Minority and Women Business Enterprise businesses can be obtained from the Small Business Administration (8A), Women’s  Business Enterprise National Council, City and County of Denver and the Rocky Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council.

Some of the most common disciplines for Denver Water projects include: electrical, mechanical, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, hauling, welding, sanitary conveniences, flagging, landscaping and roadway restoration. Some of the most common supplies needed for Denver Water projects include: pipe and appurtenances, concrete forming and finishing, manholes, bedding, asphalt and concrete.

Denver Water generally requires competitive sealed bidding on items valued at $50,000 or more. For purchases valued at less than $50,000, competitive written or verbal quotes and/or competitive sealed bids are obtained.