Project Title: Collier County Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study for Hydrodynamic Modeling and Initial Water Quality Evaluations

General Information

*Issue Date: 02 April 2020
*Application Date: 01 May 2020
*Funding Opportunity No: W81EWF-20-SOI-0008

Federal Awarding Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center 3909 Halls Ferry Road Vicksburg, MS 39180-6199
CFDA No: 12.630
Statutory Authority: 10 USC 2358
 Issue Date: 2 April 2020
Statement of Interest/Qualifications Due Date: 1 May 2020, 1600 hrs, Central
Central Full Application Package Due Date, if Invited: 22 May 2020, 1600 hrs, Central
Estimated Total Program Funding (optional): $250,000.00 is available for this one year effort.
Expected Number of Awards: one award

Opportunity Description

Description: Collier County and the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), are partnering to conduct a Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Study to determine the Federal interest and feasibility of alternatives to mitigate coastal flood risk in Collier County, Florida. The CSRM Study is in the Feasibility Study (FS) phase in which alternatives are proposed and developed to conceptual/preliminary design level, benefit/cost analyses are conducted, and environmental studies are completed to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The magnitude of the feasibility study will require an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

A component of the FS / EIS is the analysis of expected impacts of certain proposed alternatives on tidal circulation and water quality in local waters, tidal rivers, streams and embayments in Collier County, including but not limited to those around Naples and Marco Island. These waters are shown (Figure 1). The purpose of the modeling is to support determination of whether the proposed alternatives will have significant impacts on circulation and water quality, and if so, to what degree and what potential mitigation actions might be applied required.


Objective 1:  Participate in the development of the components of the FS / EIS.

Objective 2:  Compile existing data and pertinent literature required to support the hydrodynamic and water quality modeling and analyses necessary as a component of the FS / EIS.

Objective 3:  Hydrodynamic modeling of the nearshore waters of Collier County, Florida will be performed to support the efficient and stable simulation of processes in these waters.

Objective 4:  Hydrodynamic modeling and analysis of circulation, flushing, and transport of conservative constituents will be performed to support the formulation and evaluation of alternative(s) – as proposed by USACE – for mitigating coastal flooding impacts in Collier County.  Alternatives include beach nourishment and dune restoration along most of Collier County beaches, flood gate at Bonita Beach Road with an associated floodwall along Bonita Beach Road, flood gate and wall along Seagate Drive, tide gates with associated pump stations and structural tie-ins to land at Doctor’s and Wiggin’s passes, a floodwall along a significant portion of the Tamiami Trail Road with a flood gate on the Gordon River.

Award Information

Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for studies to be sponsored by the Norfolk District and the Engineer Research and Development Center to provide hydrodynamic and sediment transport modeling to support selected alternatives in the draft study/EIS and assess their potential impacts on local ecosystem features and local waters. The estimated level of funding for FY20 is approximately $250,000.00 for a one year modeling effort and it is expected that the modeling can be done in one year post award. Total funding will not exceed $250,000.00 over the life of this cooperative agreement.

Government Involvement: The Government will work cooperatively with the investigator to identify issues the protocol must address, provide maps with designs of proposed features and associated coordinates for the modeling effort, and other maps as needed. The Government may also assist in data analysis review, and will review/provide comment to draft reports. Government personnel may also assist the contractor in rendering the report(s) into appropriate format for publication in a peer-review scientific journal.

Eligibility Information

1. This opportunity is restricted to non-federal partners of the Piedmont – South Atlantic Coast or South Florida – Caribbean Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit (CESU) units.

2. Cost Sharing – This action will be 100% funded by USACE.

Application Process

See attachment for application information and further details.