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Program and Procurement Management

Your Trusted Advisor to Deliver Complex Infrastructure Projects

Ribbon cutting ceremony for successful project implemented by West Yost for Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency

Partnering with Municipalities

Guidance to Assess, Safeguard, and Deliver Capital Improvement Programs

Increasingly, municipal governments have been considering innovative approaches to assess and safeguard their infrastructure investments and deliver capital improvement programs to customers. West Yost partners with municipalities in the Western United States as a program and procurement manager, guiding clients through project prioritization, procurement evaluation and selection, and creation of regional and regulatory alliances. As a trusted owner’s advisor, West Yost helps agencies gain the political support needed to execute large infrastructure projects, navigate public-private partnerships and implement design-build projects and programs. We can support your funding needs as well.

We bring the same owner’s advisory philosophy to municipalities when providing asset management support. Our sustainable approach to asset management is based upon the importance of the entire asset lifecycle for municipal water, wastewater, and stormwater assets. West Yost delivers clients a comprehensive set of skills, experience, and services to safeguard infrastructure, reduce risks, extend facility life, and implement repair and replacement programs. From asset management business planning to risk assessment and rehabilitation programming, we create customized asset management programs through engagement and understanding of a client’s stakeholders, objectives and constraints.

Project Highlights

Aerial photo of Davis-Woodland Water Supply Project site under construction

Owner’s Agent for Design-Build-Operate of Regional Water Treatment Facility

Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency, Woodland, CA

West Yost served as the Owner’s Agent for the landmark Davis-Woodland Water Supply Project (DWWSP). The DWWSP supplements the existing groundwater-only systems throughout the region with a new primary surface water supply, serving over two-thirds of the urban population in Yolo County.

Stanislaus Regional Water Authority aerial view of project site for new treated surface water along side of river

Owner’s Representative for Regional Surface Water Supply Project

Stanislaus Regional Water Authority (SRWA)

West Yost is working with the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority to develop and implement a new treated surface water supply to serve the cities of Turlock and Ceres, California. The declining quality and availability of groundwater supplies serving the customers of both Ceres and Turlock makes this regional project critical to the future water supply in this region.

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Owner’s Representative for Davis Wastewater Treatment Plant

City of Davis

West Yost served as the owner’s advisor to the City of Davis for implementation of the City’s first design-build (DB) infrastructure project. In anticipation of increasingly stringent regulatory requirements, the project consisted of the design and construction of new secondary, tertiary and solids dewatering processes at the wastewater treatment plant. To control project costs, the City was seeking ways to encourage cost-saving innovation during design and construction.

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Asset Management Program Audit Services

If your asset management program is just starting out or you are struggling with defining it for your utility, we can help you. West Yost recently completed an evaluation of the asset management program for a water utility located on the West Coast giving its management a health report card and several recommendations for even greater performance. Working collaboratively with the utility we evaluated their existing processes, tools and standards and assessed their level of implementation evaluating key asset management elements.

Grabhorn Reservoir Owner’s Advisor

Tualatin Valley Water District, Beaverton, Oregon

West Yost served as Owner’s Representative for the design and construction of a 5 MG replacement reservoir and valve house. We evaluated the potential options of new reservoir size and locations, and project delivery methods including Design-Bid-Build (DBB); CM/GC; Lump-Sum Design-Build; and Progressive Design-Build (PDB). Working collaboratively with TVWD, West Yost developed the risk allocation and contract terms.

aerial photo of Grabhorn Reservoir under construction with half of roof installed

Owner’s Representative for Regional Wastewater Control Facility Modifications Progressive Design-Build Project

City of Stockton

The City of Stockton’s wastewater treatment plant was aging and faced new discharge permit requirements with limits on nitrogen in the treated effluent discharged to the San Joaquin River. Over $220 million in improvements are being procured through a progressive design build contract with a joint venture design build team.

West Yost staff on site at Stockton's wastewater treatment plant

Funding Strategy, Acquisition, and Management

Comprehensive Funding Services

Our experts review the options, identify the best targets, walk you through the process, and can help manage reporting as well!
West Yost assists clients in identifying, applying for, capturing, and allocating project funds through state, federal and local loan and grant programs. Our expertise includes working with multi-agency groups to identify funding mechanisms, define institutional relationships, and coordinate documentation and schedule requirements. West Yost has assisted over 30 clients in securing nearly $900 million in funding.

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Help your project come to life with grant research, writing, application, management, and reporting support!

Team Spotlight

Lindsay Smith, PE

Program and Procurement Management Business Sector Leader, Vice President

Brett A. Storey

Watershed Management Practice Area Leader, Principal Engineer II

Michael Zacharia, PE

Asset Management Practice Area Leader, Principal Engineer II

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