Environmental Services Contract

Daniel Newman, Contract Coordinator
Phone: (785) 296-0225    Fax: (785) 559-4262 or (785) 559-4259
Email: Daniel.Newman@ks.gov

1000 SW Jackson, Suite 410
        Topeka, KS 66612-1367

The Environmental Services Contract provides KDHE environmental programs a mechanism for hiring pre-approved consultants for assessment and remedial activities.

2018 Environmental Services Contract

ESC Ordering Officers
Module A - State Cleanup Programs (excluding Tanks)Module B - Storage Tanks ProgramModule C - Risk Assessments
Bob Jurgens (Bob.Jurgens@ks.gov) XXX
Randy Carlson (Randy.Carlson@ks.gov) XXX
Teresa Hattan (Teresa.Hattan@ks.gov) XXX
Jorge Jacobs (Jorge.Jacobs@ks.gov) XX
Deanna Ross (Deanna.Ross@ks.gov) XX
Austin Clapp (Austin.Clapp@ks.gov) XX
Joseph Dom (Joe.Dom@ks.gov) XX
Daniel Newman (Daniel.Newman@ks.gov) XX
Alexandra Richards (Alexandra.Richards@ks.gov) XX
Andrea Schiller (Andrea.Schiller@ks.gov) XX
Chris Hase (Chris.Hase@ks.gov) XX
Margaret Townsend (Margaret.Townsend@ks.gov) XX
Julie Coleman (Julie.Coleman@ks.gov) XX
Maura O'Halloran (Maura.O'Halloran@ks.gov) XX
Seth Mettling (Seth.Mettling@ks.gov) X
Darryl Morgan (Darryl.Morgan@ks.gov) X
Cathy Tucker-Vogel (Cathy.Tucker-Vogel@ks.gov) X
Marlene Spence (Marlene.Spence@ks.gov) X
Sharon Morgan (Sharon.Morgan@ks.gov) X
Chris Anderson (Chris.Anderson@ks.gov) X
Stephanie Pfannenstiel (Stephanie.Pfannenstiel@ks.gov) X

2019 Annual Consultants Meeting:

KDHE hosted an Environmental Services Contract Workshop on August 13, 2019, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm as part of the first day of the Kansas Environmental Conference. The workshop included presentations by KDHE (available for download), Burns and McDonnell, and Geoprobe. Burns and McDonnell presented a case study of a coordinated effort between multiple programs and a vendor to quickly address an emergent situation at a site. After the workshop, KDHE management and contractors were able to discuss potential changes to be considered during the next bid cycle.

Environmental Services Contract

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) contracts with qualified environmental Vendors to perform tasks at environmentally contaminated sites in Kansas, including:

  • Assessment, investigation, remediation, restoration, and monitoring at projects in State- and Federal-funded programs; and
  • Development and review of human health and ecological risk evaluations.

The Environmental Services Contract is being administered by the Bureau of Environmental Remediation (BER), but includes use by other bureaus within KDHE such as Bureau of Waste Management (BWM) and Bureau of Water (BOW).

KDHE has awarded contracts to multiple Vendors; however, receiving an award does not guarantee work for a successful Vendor as KDHE will use these contract services on an as needed, if needed, basis.

Programs will request site specific work request bids from successful Vendors. Site-specific work request awards are based on cost and qualifications.

All work performed under this Contract shall be in conformance with the KDHE Division of Environment Quality Management Plan (QMP) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Current Environmental Services Contract Vendors

Contractor/VendorCityStateKDHE Contract #Module
AECOM Technical Services, Inc.OmahaNE41587XXX
Associated Environmental, Inc.ManhattanKS41580XX
Braun IntertecLenexa KS41569X
Burns & McDonnellKansas CityMO42180XX
Coranco Great Plains, Inc.WahooNE42188XX
EMR Environmental, LLCLawrenceKS44364XX
Environmental Remediation & Monitoring (ER&M)MeridenKS41588XX
GeoCore Inc.SalinaKS41581X
GHD Services, Inc.TopekaKS41586XXX
Golder AssociatesLakewoodCO41577XXX
GSI EngineeringTopekaKS41571XX
Kennedy/Jenks ConsultantsMissionKS41567XX
Larsen & Associates, Inc.LawrenceKS42107X
Milco Environmental Services, Inc.KearneyNE41583X
Olsson AssociatesOverland ParkKS41582X
Professional Environmental Engineers, Inc.Kansas CityMO41568XX
SCS Engineers Overland ParkKS41578XX
Southwest EnvironmentalMcCookNE41570X
TerraconLenexa KS41585X
TechLaw, Inc.ChantillyVA41574X
Tetra TechKansas CityMO41572X

The Environmental Services Contract contains three different and separate modules:

  • Module A - State and Federal Funded Programs (excluding Storage Tanks):
  • Common tasks include: ASTM Phase I and II Environmental Assessments, media-specific Assessments and Investigations, Evaluation of Remedial Alternatives, Remedial Design, Implementation and Operation (including maintenance), Restoration, and Monitoring.

  • Module B - BER Storage Tanks Program: Perform Assessment, Investigation, Evaluation of Remedial Alternatives, Remediation (including maintenance), Restoration, and Monitoring.
  • Module C - Risk Assessment: Provide technical support to KDHE staff overseeing or performing risk assessment activities which may include Development and Review of Baseline Risk Assessments, Eco-Risk Assessments, and Tier III Risk Analysis, assist with risk management decision making, or participate in face-to-face meetings or teleconferences between KDHE staff, the regulated party and their representatives.

Bureau/Program-Specific Information


Brownfields Program: The Vendor shall have the capability to perform Phase I and Phase II Site Assessments in accordance with the most current ASTM 1527 Standard and methodology at KDHE's request. All Phase I and Phase II Site Assessments must be conducted under the direction of an "environmental professional" as defined in 40 CFR Part 312 "Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries." The Vendor shall also have the capability to perform or subcontract asbestos and lead assessments/removals.

Dry Cleaner and Orphan Sites Remediation Programs: These two state-funded programs are responsible for assessing, remediating, and monitoring contaminated sites. The Dry Cleaning Program conducts state-lead investigations and remediation of soil and groundwater contamination at sites that have applied and been accepted into the Dry Cleaning Facility Release Trust Fund. The Orphan Sites Program addresses sites where known or suspected contamination poses a threat to human health or the environment and a potentially responsible party (PRP) has not yet been identified or the PRP is recalcitrant or is unable to proceed.

Guidance documents for various work tasks under these programs include:

Site Assessment Program: : This program uses both state and federal funds to evaluate sites with known or suspected releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants. While KDHE staff will typically conduct the Pre-CERCLIS Screening Assessments (e.g., Initial Site Screening (ISS), Site Evaluation (SE), and/or an Integrated Site Evaluation (ISE)), Vendors must be able to perform these assessments if requested. Work requests will also include various CERCLA assessments such as, Preliminary Assessment (PA), Integrated Assessment (IA), Site Inspection or Expended Site Inspection. All assessments will be consistent with EPA guidance and must be conducted in accordance with KDHE's QMP.

Superfund Program: The Vendor shall have the capability to provide assessment, remedial design, installation, maintenance, operation, and monitoring at Superfund sites under direct oversight by KDHE. Depending on the phase of the project (i.e., assessment and remedial design/implementation vs, long-term operation and maintenance and monitoring, etc.) activities performed under this program may be either federally or state funded.

Surface Mining Program: The Vendor shall have the capability to perform engineering services and design on Kansas Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation Projects, including the ability to work on projects requiring hazard mitigation and compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. Work on the Projects may include aerial mapping, design work, environmental permitting, and specification development in accordance with the AML Project Design Guidelines.

Vapor Intrusion (VI): Vapor Intrusion assessment or general VI support may be requested for various programs within KDHE. The Vendor shall be able to collect vapor samples including soil gas, sub-slab and indoor air for risk characterization and monitoring purposes. VI assessment must be conducted in accordance with all relevant guidance and SOPs.

Additional Tasks: A variety of other tasks may be requested by various programs within KDHE, which may include:

  • Aquifer tests, hydrogeologic services, geophysical surveys, pilot tests, treatability studies, etc;
  • Performing and/or reviewing various vadose zone and groundwater models;
  • Assist with or conduct planning and organization of public meetings;
  • Review and compilation of regulatory agency records, title searches, operational history for targeted properties; and,
  • Identification of current and past owner/operators, generators, transporters, etc.


The Vendors shall be able to provide service for one or all of the following scopes of work for the Storage Tank Section: 1) Probing, 2) Limited Site Assessments, 3) Monitoring, 4) Site Summary Assessment, 5) Remedial Design Plan, 6) Site Remedial Plans, 7) Operation, Maintenance, & Monitoring, 8) Excavations, 9) Limited Kansas Risk-Based Corrective Action, and 10) Well Abandonment, 11) Emergency Response.

The Storage Tank Section has an RFP for each scope of work requested, including the workplan and report requirements. All work will be conducted in accordance with the requirements outlined in the work request RFP.


The Vendor performing tasks under this module is expected to be a representative of KDHE, advocating a position consistent with KDHE policy and guidance. All tasks performed under this module must be in accord with all appropriate EPA and KDHE risk assessment guidance documents.


Standard forms referenced or used during the RFP submittal process or implementation of the contract are noted or hyperlinked below.