Request for proposals: Quantitative microbial source tracking field demonstrations

March 2, 2018

The purpose of this procurement is to show that a well-designed and executed quantitative microbial source tracking (MST) study can be used to improve water quality management decision-making in Washington State watersheds.

The objective is to conduct a statewide competition to support  one or more projects that clearly demonstrates the ability and cost-effectiveness of a quantitative DNA-based MST technology to characterize pollution sources in surface waters with elevated fecal coliform bacteria levels in Washington State.

The agency reserves the right to amend and modify this RFP. Only bidders who have properly registered and downloaded the original RFP directly via the Washington Electronic Business Solution (WEBS) will receive notifications of amendments to this RFP, which bidders must download, and other correspondence pertinent to this procurement.

To be awarded a contract, bidders must be registered in WEBS. Visit to register.

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