Accepting Lead Awareness RFPs

Submissions closed on March 29, 2024, 11:59 PM

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As part of the City’s Participatory Budgeting (PB) process, residents in the Third Ward allocated $500,000 of their total $1M investment to address lead concerns in the water system. Recognizing the City continues its initiative to replace all lead service lines (LSL) in Grand Rapids, the focus of this funding has turned to those that may not have had their LSL replaced yet, as well as risks that may exist “behind the meter” inside of these homes.

To help address these risks, the City of Grand Rapids (the City), through this request for proposals (RFP), seeks proposals from experienced and qualified persons, organizations or firms to partner with the Grand Rapids Water Utility to:

  1. Promote the availability of free lead-reducing water filters to interested residents in the Third Ward;
  2. Coordinate distribution of up to 6,000 lead-reducing water filters and educational materials (supplied by the Water Utility) to identified homes in the Third Ward; and
  3. Provide informal, in-home lead risk evaluations of the water systems in homes (pipes, fixtures) for those that may request it.

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