In order to obtain most state and federal funding for your community's project, you will need to complete a Preliminary Engineering Report (PER). But what all is a PER useful for? And what are some common questions that community leaders might have? Find out below!
Are you a community in Indiana working on a Public Works project? Did you know that there are a variety of delivery methods, including obtaining quotes or bids and implementing a design-build or guaranteed savings project method? Refer to our quick reference on Project Delivery Alternatives.
Before we get into the 5 reasons, let's make sure we've got a clear understanding as to what a Guaranteed Savings Contract (GSC) is. A GSC provides a method for selecting a contractor for water, wastewater and energy projects utilizing qualifications. GSCs preserve the strengths of design-bid-build (DBB), while incorporating the value and performance benefits of design-build (DB). They are primarily intended for the replacement of something that is failing. One example would be a failing water main, with the curb and pavement above the main also included in the GSC. With that said, here are 5 reasons why a GSC might just be the right thing for you.
For communities and water/sewer utilities in Indiana and Ohio, you may not know about funding sources that are available for drinking water and wastewater projects. We have pulled together some resources for you. There are federal dollars (from USDA, HUD and EPA) allocated every year to the states. Each state handles those funds through state-run programs.