Construction

Construction Services & Engineered Equipment Procurement 

Metropolitan plans and builds for the Southland’s future. That has been our legacy since our formation nearly 100 years ago. It began with the construction of the Colorado River Aqueduct, considered to be one of the country’s civil engineering wonders. It carries on today with the Regional Recycled Water Project, which could become one of the largest water recycling projects in the country. 

As regional growth, climate change, and other challenges place new demands on our aging and complex water infrastructure, we take pride in making infrastructure investments to maintain reliability.

Construction Services
Crews Excavate
Greg Avenue Pump Station

MetWorks Program


 

Our Goal

As the nation’s largest water wholesaler, we typically manage 50 public works construction and engineering contracts totally more than $300 million. With a delivery and treatment system that spans six counties, our projects can be found in communities across Southern California. We have construction and rehabilitation projects that focus on upgrading infrastructure, improvements to water treatment, addition of green energy like solar, as well as contracts through our professional services group who solicit competitive bids to support these and our capital improvement projects.

 

This program is intended to provide our prospective contractors with an understanding of our high standard of construction requirement, strict compliance procedures and deadlines, specification and submittal requirements, as well as to provide a list of upcoming construction projects and schedule.

Building A Network 

It benefits all of Southern California to maintain a consistent dialogue and strong network with our Southern California contractor community.  This program brings opportunities for mutual collaboration and provide transparency throughout the entire construction and procurement process.  

How It Works 

Metropolitan will hold a series of quarterly construction workshops that will provide opportunities to effectively work together and share information about upcoming contracting opportunities. 

 

Click here to view materials from our archived workshops.

 We engineer solutions that can accomplish what only a regional entity can do.

Come Work With Us

Metropolitan regularly solicits competitive bids from local construction contractors for our public works capital improvement projects. With $250 million budgeted annually, our capital improvement projects include everything from pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipe rehabilitation, pipeline relining, repair and rehabilitation of existing facilities, seismic upgrades and repairs, and upgrades to Colorado River Aqueduct facilities. We also solicit competitive bids from manufacturers and vendors for purchase of complex, specially designed equipment such as large-diameter steel pipes, hydraulic gates, specialty valves and pumps, and power transformers.

Minimum Requirements

Most of our solicitations require that prime contractors possess valid California contractor license(s) and have a minimum required level of experience and insurance. Contractors also may be required to attend a mandatory pre-bid conference as noted in the Notice Inviting Bid. 

 

​All Metropolitan construction contracts over $100,000 include a small and/or disabled veteran business enterprise subcontractor usage requirement, unless waived.

Etiwanda Pipeline North Relining - Stage 3
Spec No. 1857
Bids Open: 6/7/2022
Approximate Construction Value: $17,000,000 to $21,000,000
Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference: 4/18/22, 10:00 a.m.
Documents

Furnishing Butterfly Valves for the Wadsworth Bypass Pipeline, Inland Feeder-Rialto Pipeline Intertie, and Badlands Tunnel Isolation Surge Tanks
Spec No. 2022
Bids Open: 5/31/2022 2:00 p.m.
Approximate Construction Value: $5,000,000 to $7,000,000
Documents

Metropolitan Headquarters Building First Floor Video Suite Renovation
Spec No. 1989
Bids Open: 6/7/2022
Approximate Construction Value: $283,000 to $345,000
Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference: 4/27/2022
Documents

See other bids.

 

Henry J. Mills Water Treatment Plant Maintenance Building Roof Replacement
Spec No. M-3055
March 2022

West Orange County Lower Feeder Blow-Off Drain Line Replacement
Spec No. 1981
March 2022

Metropolitan Headquarters Building First Floor Video Suite Renovation
Spec No. 1989

March 2022

Etiwanda Pipeline North Liner Repair - Phase 3
Spec No. 1857
March 2022

Headquarters Fire Sprinkler Level P1 Replacement
Spec No. 2007
April 2022

MWD Housing 216-D, 170-D & 153-D Demo
Spec No. M-3059
April 2022

Metropolitan Headquarters Building Security Improvements
Spec No. 2003
April 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sepulveda, West Valley, & East Valley Feeder Interconnection Upgrades
Spec No. 1966
Bids Open:
3/10/ 2022
Bid Results

Orange County Feeder and Extension Relining Reach 3
Spec No. 1961
Bids Open:
3/15/2022
Bid Results

La Verne Shops Building Completion – Stage 4
Spec No. 1873A
Bids Open:
3/15/2022
Bid Results

Second Lower Feeder PCCP Rehabilitation – Reach 3A
Spec No. 1903
Bids Open:
4/5/2022
Bid Results

Metropolitan Delta Properties Flow Meter, Datalogger and Telemetry Installation Phase 4
Spec No. M-3049
Bids Open: 
4/5/2022
Bid Results

OC-88 Pump Station Chiller Replacement
Spec No. 2024
Bids Open: 4/6/2022
Bid Results

F.E. Weymouth Water Treatment Plant Basins 5-8 and Filter Building No. 2 Rehabilitation
Spec No. 1982
Bids Open: 4/7/2022
Bid Results

F.E. Weymouth Water Treatment Plant Battery Energy Storage Systems
Spec No. 2014
Bids Open: 4/13/2022
Bid Results

Joseph Jensen Water Treatment Plant Ozone Power Supply Units Replacement
Spec No. 2001A
Bids Open: 4/27/2022
Bid Results

Hinds, Eagle Mountain, & Iron Mountain Pumping Plants Storage Buildings
Spec No. 2000
Bids Open: 4/28/2022
Bid Results

Protest procedures for our competitive solicitations can be found here.