Announcing MWSBE and DBE Pre-Certification Workshops for the Surface Water Supply Project

By | March 7, 2017

Please join the West Harris County Regional Water Authority for City of Houston MWSBE and DBE Pre-Certification Workshops for the Surface Water Supply Project

You are invited to participate in workshops held by the West Harris County Regional Water Authority to encourage local MWSBE and DBE participation in the upcoming Surface Water Supply Project.

Please join us for a City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity workshop to learn about:

  • the 39-mile Surface Water Supply Project construction
  • the City of Houston Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Women Business Enterprise (WBE), and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification process
  • MWSBE and DBE contracting opportunities with the Project’s future prime contractors that may be available beginning in 2018

MWSBE and DBE Pre-Certification Workshops

To register, please select the link for one of the workshop dates below and complete the online registration form. This event is free to attend, and lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
12 – 2 p.m.
Melrose Community Center
1001 Canino Rd
Houston, TX 77076
Click here to register.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
12 – 2 p.m.
Fry Road MUD
20111 Saums Rd
Katy, TX 77449
Click here to register.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
12 – 2 p.m.
Tidwell Community Center
9720 Spaulding St
Houston, TX 77016
Click here to register.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
12 – 2 p.m.
Acres Homes Multi-Service Center
6719 W Montgomery Rd
Houston, TX 77091
Click here to register.

The pre-certification workshops will be conducted in English. Persons interested in attending the meeting who have special communication or accommodation needs, or need an interpreter, are encouraged to call the project hotline at 1-844-638-SWSP (7977) or email the project community outreach team at Requests should be made at least five business days before the pre-certification workshop. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs.

The West Harris County Regional Water Authority encourages all subcontractors interested in submitting bids to the Surface Water Supply Project’s future prime contractors to utilize or be pre-certified as MWSBE or DBE contractors through the City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity.

The Surface Water Supply Project is a 39-mile-long cathodically-protected welded steel 8-foot-diameter water pipeline and two large pump stations that will be constructed by the West Harris County Regional Water Authority in partnership with the North Fort Bend Water Authority. The pipeline will supply surface water from Lake Houston, via the City of Houston’s Northeast Water Purification Plant, to west Harris and north Fort Bend counties to facilitate compliance with the regulatory plans of the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District and Fort Bend Subsidence District, respectively. Construction of the Surface Water Supply Project is currently anticipated to begin in late 2018. More information about the project is available at

Contracting opportunities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Welding services
  • Electrical services
  • Pipefitting services
  • Construction flagging services
  • Dust abatement services
  • Carpentry services
  • Surveying services
  • Landscaping services
  • Trucking services
  • Traffic control services
  • Stormwater protections services
  • Security services
  • And, many others!

Email or call 1-844-638-SWSP (7977) with questions.

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