Project Description

The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) is seeking a qualified consultant team to provide engineering design services for the County Road 6 Pond Retrofit (CR-6 Pond), which is in the City of Orono and fully within an MCWD-held easement. This project will involve design, permitting, cost analysis, plans and specifications, and construction oversight.

The CR-6 Pond was originally constructed in 1998 to reduce sediment and nutrient loading to Long Lake. The dual-celled regional stormwater pond is approximately 2.5 acres and captures the drainage from two northern tributaries, treating 3,370 acres of runoff. Recent water quality monitoring and sediment survey data indicate that the CR-6 Pond has not been performing as effectively as originally designed.

Retrofit options have been assessed through feasibility to evaluate potential for increasing the pond’s nutrient removal performance. A combination of two design elements were determined to be the most cost-effective solution and are now being advanced into design. The design elements include a gravity sand filter bench and an earthen berm to further define the dual-celled pond.

How to apply

Responses to the RFP should be submitted to Kailey Cermak no later than 4 PM on Monday, April 22, 2024. All responses should be submitted via email to Kailey Cermak ( and Michael Hayman ( No page limit is required; however, respondents will be evaluated on clarity and conciseness.

Each proposal should include the following items:

  • Cover letter
  • Project understanding
  • Approach and methodology
  • Qualifications and experience
  • References
  • District resources
  • Subcontracting

Please see the RFP below for more information and submittal guidance.


MCWD will host an informational meeting on this RFP on April 10, 2024, at 12:30 PM at the MCWD offices at 15320 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345. You are encouraged to RSVP to Kailey Cermak, MCWD Planner-Project Manager. Please see the RFP below for virtual meeting attendance.

The anticipated timeline for the proposal review process, which is subject to change, is as follows:

  • Submit RFP questions: April 5, 2024
  • Optional RFP informational meeting: April 10, 2024
  • Deadline for receipt of proposals: April 22, 2024
  • Interviews: May 6 and May 7, 2024
  • Consultant selection: May 23, 2024


If you would like to receive project updates during the RFP process, please contact:

Kailey Cermak, Planner-Project Manager