Step 1 of 10Prepare for your project
This slideshow explains the process to submit local agency projects to SMUD, which may require the relocating existing SMUD facilities. This includes road widening, water/sewer improvements and extensions, etc.
You can submit your project to relocate SMUD facilities at any time. Review the following information for help with the construction process:
Step 2 of 10Submit your project's "A" plans
The first step in this process is to submit your projects "A" plans detailing the entire project boundary and scope of work required (see a sample "A" letter).
There are 3 ways to submit your project and "A" letter:
Submit an online application
SMUD East Campus - Operations Center
4401 Bradshaw Road
Sacramento, CA 95827
Design & Construction Services
P.O. Box 15830, MS EA-105
Sacramento, CA 95852-0830
Step 3 of 10SMUD provides initial response
SMUD will provide an initial response to your submission by providing SMUD Plant Records Maps of the area identified where the work will take place.
These maps can help you determine if any conflicts exist within your project boundary.
Step 4 of 10Local agency develops minimum 65% construction plans
The local agency develops minimum 65% construction plans, which should be submitted to SMUD.
Plans submitted to SMUD must show the following:
- All SMUD facility conflicts as determined by the local agency.
- Potholing data which shows conflicts with existing SMUD underground facilities.
Step 5 of 10SMUD validates conflicts
SMUD will review plans to determine if our facilities are in conflict with local agency proposed work.
- If no conflicts exist, we'll let you know and the process will end.
- If conflicts are identified, we'll assign the project to an engineering designer typically within 5 business days and notify you.
The assigned engineering designer will be your single point of contact for your project to address your project's requirements to meet your needs.
We'll notify you of preliminary schedules for design and construction, and any fees required to relocate SMUD's facilities.
Step 6 of 10SMUD completes final job design
Your SMUD engineering designer will complete the final job design and determine any cost for the SMUD relocation work.
This final job design will be used by SMUD construction crews to perform SMUD's required work.
Step 7 of 10Local agency develops and submits 100% construction plans
Once the signed and approved "C" plans are submitted, we'll review it against our design package to ensure no change in B plan submittals and project scope.
- If no scope changes exist, we'll notify you of such and the process will proceed as detailed below.
- If scope changes are identified, we'll contact you to determine whether the local agency will revise its C plans to match SMUD's construction plans or whether SMUD will revise its construction plans to match the local agency's C plans.
Please note: Revisions to SMUD's construction plans may delay relocating SMUD facilities and your project.
Step 8 of 10Contract and payment letter
- When required, you'll receive a project quote and contract letter from SMUD. It'll include instructions for approving the contract and making a payment.
Step 9 of 10SMUD schedules construction of your project
We'll schedule your project's construction after:
- We receive your approved contract letter (if required) and any required fees
- Any other holds have been removed from the project.
You'll then receive an email from your engineering designer
that the job is progressing to construction.
Step 10 of 10SMUD's construction work is performed
- The SMUD construction team will relocate our electric facilities and equipment specified in our final job design. The job will then be closed out.