Request for Proposals: Underground Facility Damage Investigation & Analytical Services

18 December 2017

The Vermont Department of Public Service (Department) is soliciting proposals for investigation and analytical services related to enforcement of 49 CFR 192.614; Vermont Statutes Annotated Title 30, Chapter 86; and Public Utility Commission Rule 3.800.  These services would be for two years, commencing on March 1, 2018 and terminating on February 29, 2020

Damage to underground utilities, such as electric, gas and communication lines, most often occurs during excavation activities.  This damage affects business, can be expensive to repair, and is a serious risk to public safety.  Vermont Law assigns damage prevention responsibilities to many parties, including, but not limited to, facility owners, excavators, and the general public. When damage occurs, it typically results from the failure, by one or several of the responsible parties, to fully or effectively carry out their obligations.

Facility operators submit an Underground Facility Damage Report (UFDR) to the Department for each incident of underground damage. Each UFDR is logged, and investigated by the Department. The Underground Facility Damage Investigation and Analytical Service contractor investigates facility damage incidents, gathers evidence, and produces an Investigation Report.  The Department Damage Prevention Team reviews each incident and determines the root cause and appropriate corrective actions to be taken.

Request for Proposals: Underground Facility Damage Investigation and Analytical Services

Written proposals must be sent to the address below by 4:00 pm on January 31, 2018.

William B. Jordan, Director of Engineering
Vermont Department of Public Service
112 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620-2601
Fax: 802-828-2342