Request for Proposals: Old Tampa Bay Assimilative Capacity Assessment


Old Tampa Bay Assimilative Capacity Assessment

The Tampa Bay Estuary Program (TBEP), in cooperation with the Tampa Bay Nitrogen Management Consortium (TBNMC), is soliciting proposals for the Old Tampa Bay Assimilative Capacity Assessment project.  The TBEP and TBNMC require technical assistance to develop a comprehensive nutrient budget for Old Tampa Bay that assesses how various factors may be changing this bay segment’s assimilative capacity and whether planned nutrient load reduction projects are adequate to maintain reasonable assurance that water quality and living resource goals will be met consistently into the future. The successful respondent, in collaboration with TBEP and through the TBNMC, will facilitate a consensus-based process to evaluate and consider any changes to bay segment load targets, entity allocations, and/or numeric nutrient criteria in support of appropriate living resource-based goals.

The anticipated  project duration is 12 months. Up to $320,000 may be made available for this project. Please submit any questions using the link below by September 18, 2023. All questions will be collated, presented anonymously, and answered in a document posted on the TBEP website by September 20, 2023. A public meeting (recording below) was held on September 22, 2023.

Proposals are due to TBEP by October 27, 2023.

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