The Salt Lake City Water District wants to tap a firm to communicate and engage with decision makers, key stakeholders and members of the public regarding replacement of its 42-mile aqueduct system that was placed into service in 1951.
The Salt Lake Aqueduct is highly visible to the public, traversing through its neighborhoods, front/back yards and public roads.
The communications partner “will effectively inform and respond to the impacted public throughout the project” via social media, emails, websites, outreach materials and open houses, according to the RFP.
It will increase understanding of the project’s relevance to audience’s self-interest and to the health and safety of the environment.
The firm will “provide genuine and meaningful opportunities for parties to express their concerns and provide opinions and feedback.”
The engagement services are divided into three phases: preliminary design (June 20, 2022); detailed design & bidding (October 2023); and construction (January 2024).
Deadline for responses to the RFP is May 18. They go to the Utah supplier portal at SCiQuest.