LA County Public Works Selects New Provider for Water Infrastructure Services Contract

The Los Angeles County (LAC) Department of Public Works has selected a new provider for a broad range of water resources infrastructure projects including mitigation, on-call environmental compliance and community outreach services. The contract for ICF was awarded by the county’s Water Resources Branch.

ICF, headquartered in Fairfax, VA, is a global consulting and technology services company, particularly in the areas of government, energy, environment and infrastructure projects. ICF’s team including biologists, engineers, hydrologists, and climate change experts are experienced in the impacts of regulatory changes — including government’s role in water resource management — flood control, ecosystem restoration, water efficiency and water supply and conservation.

“Water is a precious commodity in drought-prone states like California and it is vitally important that we protect the storage and distribution of this valuable resource,” said David Freytag, senior vice president for ICF. “ICF is excited to work with Los Angeles County to maintain and improve its water infrastructure to ensure the safety, reliability and availability of water to the citizens of this growing region.”

ICF is slated to provide water resources support throughout Los Angeles County’s service area. This will include projects and facilities in the Los Angeles River and surrounding waterways and watersheds in southern California. ICF’s support will also include as-needed environmental, biological and cultural services for various county projects addressing water resources, watershed management, water quality, supply, conservation, flood control and related improvements.

For the past three decades ICF has supported some of California’s most important, complex and controversial water projects. These have included operational improvements to the California State Water Project and Central Valley Project, two of the largest public water and power developments and conveyances in the world. Additionally, ICF has a long history of providing on-call environmental services to other major public works and water and infrastructure agencies within the region and throughout California.

The new LAC contract with ICF has a multimillion dollar ceiling value and a term of up to four years, including one three-year base and a one-year option.

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