Contract Management

Wastewater Operations Branch obtains the services of contractors for construction, renewal, operation, and maintenance of the wastewater collection system, lift stations, treatment plants and administration buildings. The Contract Management Section is responsible for the development, renewal, administration, and management of service contracts for the Branch.

The Contract Management Section prepares technical specifications and cost estimates for new contracts and participates in contract bids, evaluations, and award processes. The section also involves responsibility for the day-to-day execution of these contracts (a receiver role), monitoring contract compliance, preparation of annual budget estimates, and monitoring contract cap and budget balances.

The Contract Management Section also prepares and administers approximately 25 cleaning and televising and sewer rehabilitation contracts totaling over $65 million each fiscal year.

The sewer rehabilitation projects are fully funded through the Texas Water Development Board Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) via the EPA. These projects involve rehabilitation and renewal of sanitary sewer lines throughout the City.

The Greater Northeast Houston Service Area (GNESHA) is located in and around Lake Houston and comprises the public infrastructure utilities of drinking water distribution and wastewater collection and treatment. This is currently contracted out and the wastewater infrastructure is comprised of 5 wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) and approximately 60 lift stations (LS).