RFQ: CDBG 16-62210-024 Leon Drive/Estella Drive Waterline Replacement Project for Basin City Water/Sewer District

Closing Date:  May 15, 2017






CDBG 16-62210-024 BC

Basin City Water and Sewer District  is requesting qualified engineers to submit statements of qualification to perform a scope of work that includes but is not limited to surveying of existing conditions, design of the last phase for the realignment and reconstruction of an existing water distribution system in Basin City, environmental assessment and documentation, identify and obtain permit(s) (if any), identify and obtain temporary construction permit(s), provide complete design services including completion of plans, specification, and cost estimate, coordinate with landowners, utilities, local, state, and federal agencies, and have knowledge and experience with the requirements and procedures of HUD’s CDBG federal grants and USDA RD loans. The firm may be considered for subsequent phases for additional work. The firm’s engagement to complete subsequent phases depends upon the firms’s satisfactory performance during the preliminary engineering phase and upon negotiation of a supplement to this agreement. The project budget, including construction, is approximately $895,000, with plans and specifications complete by January 1st, 2018.

Questions related to this RFQ shall be submitted in writing only to Basin City Water and Sewer District, via email at bcwater@centurylink.net.

This RFQ packet can be viewed on the Franklin County Public Works’s web site at http://www.co.franklin.wa.us/public_works/index.html.

One or more firms may be selected for an interview based upon the following criteria categories, weighted as indicated:  qualification of key personnel (4); relevant experience as demonstrated on previous projects (4); previous performance (4); expressed interest in the project (2), previous experience with CDBG funded projects (1), and Washington State Certified Minority Enterprise Participation (1).

Firms desiring consideration shall submit a complete qualification package and any other pertinent data to further assist the selection committee in evaluating the firm’s qualification to: Franklin County Public Works Department, 3416 Stearman Avenue, Pasco, Washington, 99301. Qualification packages should be submitted to arrive no later than 1:30 PM on Monday, May 15th, 2017.  The most highly rated firm will be selected for an interview and negotiation of the professional service contract.

The project is partially funded through the Washington State Community Development Block Grant program with federal funds. As a result, cost plus percentage of construction cost contracts will not be allowed and a number of state and federal equal opportunity and affirmative action requirements will apply to the selection process and conduct of the project.

Basin City Water and Sewer District in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin or sex in consideration for an award.

Basin City Water and Sewer District is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Minority- and women-owned firms are encouraged to submit proposals.