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TABLE OF CONTENTS LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL . . ................................................................................1 MANAGEMENT/TECHNICAL EXECUTIVE SUMMARY.............................................. 3 LADWP LOCAL WATER RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ................................................ 4 INCREASE WATER CONSERVATION. ..................................................................... 5 INCREASE STORMWATER CAPTURE..................................................................... 6 INCREASE RECYCLED WATER USE...................................................................... 6 INCREASE PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT........................................................................ 6 INTEGRATE COMPLEMENTARY STRATEGIES ......................................................... 7 PROJECT & RISK MANAGEMENT........................................................................... 7 THE GEOSYNTEC TEAM. ...................................................................................... 7 VOLUME 1—MANAGEMENT PROPOSAL.............................................................. 9 CHAPTER 1: PROPOSER’S QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE................................................................. 11 SIMILAR SERVICES ............................................................................................ 12 REFERENCES . ................................................................................................... 27 CITY CONTRACTS .............................................................................................. 28 CHAPTER 2: ORGANIZATIONAL/MANAGEMENT APPROACH TO THE WORK.............................................................................. 31 SUBCONTRACTORS . .......................................................................................... 32 ORGANIZATION CHART...................................................................................... 37 PROJECT MANAGEMENT.................................................................................... 39 CHAPTER 3: QUALIFICATIONS OF KEY PERSONNEL........................................... 43 STAFF BIOS ....................................................................................................... 44 R ESUMES & CERTIFICATIONS. ........................................................................... 49 VOLUME II—TECHNICAL PROPOSAL................................................................. 51 CHAPTER 1: TECHNICAL APPROACH................................................................ 53 LADWP LOCAL LOCAL WATER LOCAL WATER LOCAL WATER LOCAL WATER

WATER SUPPLY DEVELOPMENT. .................................................. 54 SUPPLY STRATEGY: INCREASE WATER CONSERVATION. .............. 55 RESOURCE STRATEGY: INCREASE STORMWATER CAPTURE........ 57 SUPPLY STRATEGY: INCREASE RECYCLED WATER USE. .............. 59 SUPPLY STRATEGY: INCREASE PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT................. 62

CHAPTER 2: COMPLIANCE MATRIX TO TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS........................................................................... 65 VOLUME III—BUSINESS PROPOSAL................................................................. 69 i


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CHAPTER 1: FEE SCHEDULE.............................................................................. 71 CHAPTER 2: COMPLIANCE WITH TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF AGREEMENT.................................................................. 73 CHAPTER 3: SBE/DVBE PARTICIPATION AND OTHER REQUIRED COMPLIANCE FORMS. . ......................................................... 75 CHAPTER 4: FINANCIAL STABILITY.................................................................. 77 APPENDIX 1 APPENDIX 2

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LADWP LOCAL WATER RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the largest municipal utility in the nation, delivers safe, reliable, and affordable water supplies to the residents and businesses of Los Angeles. With increasing demands on the water system accentuated by decreasing reliability in the sources of water supplies, LADWP, consistent with the vision of city leaders, endeavors to expand the local water supply portfolio by accelerating water conservation, s to r m w a te r c a p tu r e , a n d w a te r re c y c l i n g . Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. (Geosyntec) is pleased to offer LADWP a team of local subject experts supported by accomplished technical staff (the Geosyntec Team) to assist LADWP in this endeavor. LADWP is already planning to make significant investments to meet local supply goals over the next 25 years (Figures 1 and 2).1 The Geosyntec Team possesses practitioners qualified to help LADWP by taking decisive action in key areas:

Figure 1. LADWP reports that local water supply in fiscal years 2011-2015 averaged 550,130 acre feet per year (LADWP 2016).

WATER-EFFICIENT TECHNOLOGIES, WATER CONSERVATION, AND WATER CONSERVATION OUTRE ACH •  Managing Increasing Demand •  Reducing Unbilled Consumption, Unauthorized Consumption, and System Losses •  Improving Management During Peak Demand •  Maintaining Revenue Generation WATERSHED MANAGEMENT/ STORMWATER CAPTURE •  Developing Projects •  Designing Projects •  Implementing Projects •  Estimating Project Costs and Schedules •  Engaging Partners •  Securing Funding

1. LADWP must meet multiple water resources goals established in ED No. 5, pLAn, and the Water Conservation Act of 2009.

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Figure 2. LADWP projects that local water supply in fiscal years 2039-2040 will yield 709, 500 acre feet per year.


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both the LADWP and the surrounding community. The Upper Stone Canyon Reservoir Water Quality Improvement Project required extensive coordination with members of the community and presentations of several design options. It helped the community and LADWP to come to a solution that was acceptable to all parties. Studies, workshops, cost estimates and the final presentation were all provided at an accelerated pace to meet deadlines set by the State of California. This was accomplished by our early establishment of a schedule for meetings, presentations, design development, document production and final submittal. By meeting with area residents and listening to community concerns, our designs often used trees as arboreal clusters that would enclose and screen tanks or other elements of sites from neighboring views. We developed securityconscious landscapes, using low-growing native and drought-tolerant shrubs with selected thorny, prickly materials at perimeters to discourage unauthorized use of the areas. WATERSHED MANAGEMENT/ STORMWATER CAPTURE L ADWP Stormwater Capture Master Plan Within the past 10 years, LADWP has invested millions of dollars in increasing the amount of local stormwater captured for water supply through projects like the Hansen Spreading Grounds Enhancement Project, the Big Tujunga D a m R e t r o f i t , a n d t h e Wo o d m a n Av e n u e Stormwater Capture Project. LADWP has also invested internally, developing the Watershed Management Group–staffed by six engineers and a Water Works Engineering Manager within the Water Resources Division–to provide technical leadership on behalf of LADWP. Now, LADWP has developed a Stormwater Capture Master Plan to completely understand the potential stormwater that can be realistically and reliably captured to augment the City’s water supply portfolio. The Master Plan investigates existing and proposed programs, policies, and projects to better manage runoff from individual parcels and from the larger watersheds flowing into, and within, the City. Following the inventory and model development tasks, Geosyntec compiled and analyzed an

extensive list of potential stormwater capture alternatives (policies, ordinances, projects, programs) to truly compare the strategic and business case aspects for each project, individually and as part of a larger suite of alternatives. The Geosyntec Team has developed centralized and distributed stormwater capture programs and projects to compare alongside the existing list, including the Tujunga and Pacoima Spreading Grounds project. Geosyntec crafted an implementation plan from the suite of selected alternatives to create a roadmap for LADWP that capitalizes on political, physical and financial opportunities. At the same time, Geosyntec launched a parallel comprehensive public outreach campaign to ensure that critical, public buy-in for this highly scrutinized project is achieved. The campaign involved meeting one-on-one with key opinion leaders, conducting stakeholder interviews to gather input on the Master Plan, and coordinating public meetings to gather input and deliver the “Stormwater Message” about the reality of stormwater capture as a reliable water supply. Broadway Neighborhood Stormwater Greenway The Broadway Neighborhood Stormwater Greenway was identified through the Central and West Coast Basins Distributed and Regional Stormwater Capture Feasibility Study as the most ideally suited local project for immediate implementation of neighborhood-wide Low

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Health, Geosyntec investigated alternatives to capture more stormwater for groundwater recharge. WRD’s 420 square mile service area is located within Los Angeles’ most urbanized watersheds including those of the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Rivers. Segments of these rivers and their receiving waters are impaired and subject to existing and proposed enforceable surface water quality regulations including multiple TMDLs. The assessment considered a suite of factors important to siting groundwater recharge projects (e.g. geologic conditions, pre-existing contamination, dewatering) and local water quality objectives. Using these existing tools, datasets, and analyses, Geosyntec prioritized individual catchments for stormwater capture for groundwater recharge. Through a targeted outreach, Geosyntec identified possible sites for pilot projects and, after selection, provided concept designs within a focused area. Analyses identified approximately 10% of the 270,000 acres within the WRD service area as providing opportunities for local and regional stormwater recharge where nearly 17,000 acre-feet per year of potential water supply benefits can be expected. Of those, nearly 8,000 acres were identified as high priority areas that could contribute more than 4,000 acre-feet per year to the local potable aquifers. In addition, the study identified that each acre of land in south Los Angeles County that receives appropriately well-sited retrofits

could annually yield approximately 0.54 acrefeet of groundwater recharge and more than 200 pounds of priority pollutant reduction. Benefits and costs of the pilot project, advanced to the 5-10% design level, were estimated by Geosyntec. The residential and subregional BMPs have roughly equal cost to benefit ratios. Street BMPs have somewhat higher costs than benefits, while the commercial green street has significantly higher cost than benefit. It is critical to note that these benefits only include water quality and supply, and ignore other values such as aesthetic appeal, green job creation and increased economic activity.

Los Angeles Area Enhanced Watershed Management Prograns Geosyntec is leading and/or supporting EWMP d e v e l o p m e n t f o r a n u m b e r o f Wa t e r s h e d Management Groups (WMGs). These WMGs include the North Santa Monica Bay Coastal Wa t e r s h e d a n d S o u t h B a y B e a c h C i t i e s Watersheds (as Prime Consultant); the Santa Monica Bay, including the City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and El Segundo (as technical PM); and the Peninsula Watersheds (technical lead). The EWMP includes prioritization of water-quality issues, and identification of implementation strategies and Best Management Practices (BMPs) that meet pertinent standards, integrate water-quality monitoring, and provide

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ORGANIZATION CHART

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT Each project is unique and has priorities and objectives which should be managed by a customized project team to meet the specific needs of the project. Geosyntec will follow the proposed organizational chart to delegate responsibilities and tasks based on the skills and qualifications of each team member. Rather than select a single project manager to support LADWP, Geosyntec has assembled a team of experienced project managers from within the firm. Thus, the Geosyntec team is capable of managing multiple, concurrent projects in the event of simultaneous needs. Geosyntec’s Project Director, Dr. Mark Hanna, P.E., will oversee all projects that result from a contract with LADWP. Dr. Hanna has over 20 years of experience directing and managing complex projects for public and private entities, including LADWP and Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD). Furthermore, each member of the Geosyntec project management team has at least five years of experience. In fact, a majority of Geosyntec’s project managers have over 20 years of civil engineering experience. To learn more about each project manager’s unique qualifications, please refer to personnel biosketches and resumes. Dr. Hanna will support the selected Project Manager as an adviser throughout the duration of the project; review deliverables for consistency with project expectations; and verify that proper quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) procedures are carried out. The team’s group of Project Managers will be supported by a team of task leaders who are experts in specific disciplines. Depending on the needs of each task, an appropriate Project Manager will be selected and tasked with the delivery of the project and selecting a support team of technical leaders to manage individual components of each project. In addition to discipline-specific task leaders, the Project Manager will also select appropriate personnel responsible for independent project reviews as necessary (see QA/QC section below for more details). The selected Project Manager will then be responsible for management of project scope, budget, and schedule; preparing and submitting monthly progress reports and invoices to

“GEOSYNTEC PERSONNEL CLEARLY UNDERSTOOD AND INTERNALIZED THE WATER SERVICES ORGANIZATION GOAL AS IT RELATES TO PROVIDING A SUSTAINABLE AND RELIABLE WATER SOURCE TO ITS CUSTOMERS. THE QUALITY OF GEOSYNTEC’S WORK WAS OUTSTANDING… [AND] ACCOMPLISHED THIS WHILE MEETING VERY CHALLENGING BUDGET AND SCHEDULE DEMANDS” GENE COUFAL, 2011. LADWP AQUEDUCT MANAGER (RET.)

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