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Professional Consultant Services Roster, Whatcom County WA

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Whatcom County is accepting statements of qualification for 2019. This roster is open through December 31, 2019, and submittals will be accepted at any time.

The County is requesting statements of qualifications, experience, and performance from qualified individuals or firms who are interested in providing services on an as-needed basis. Qualified firms or individuals that may be interested in providing any part of these services are encouraged to respond. Minority or woman owned firms are encouraged to respond.

In accordance with RCW Chapter 39.80 and WCC 3.08.060, and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Local Agency Guidelines (LAG), Whatcom County government is generally announcing its projected requirements for certain professional architectural, engineering, and other consulting services including, planning and management services, recycling, education, environmental protection and restoration, waste and pollution prevention, planning, and management services.

Whatcom County will act in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and all other related laws to ensure that all disadvantaged business enterprises 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, sex or age in consideration for an award. No otherwise qualified handicapped individual, by reason of their handicap will be excluded from participation, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

See Attachment A for Federal Grant Guidelines.


Services may be required to design or engineer roads, bridges, buildings, facilities or flood hazard reduction structures or drainage structures at various sites in Whatcom County. Services may also include land surveys, traffic analysis, cultural assessment and monitoring, planning studies, environmental assessments, river, stream and coastal habitat restoration assessment and design, water quality study design, sampling, source reduction, laboratory tests, or management consulting for county offices.

Qualified individuals or firms interested in providing any part of these services are requested to submit letters of interest, statements of qualifications and relevant experience, as well as completing the enclosed service survey form.

Those who submit qualifications in response to this call may be deemed to have satisfied certain formal bidding requirements, at the discretion of the County, and within the limits of the law.

Engineering projects may involve surveying, road construction inspection, bridge replacement design, traffic analysis, cultural assessment and monitoring, flood damage repair, flood hazard reduction, landslide stabilization, and fish habitat restoration structures. Consultants may be asked to provide recommendations during design, to be available for consultation on construction projects, or to assist with emergency or unusual maintenance projects.

Architectural projects may include schematic design, preparation of comprehensive specifications, interior and exterior design, assistance with bid negotiations, construction management, and detailed plans and specifications on various types of structures. Design projects may be for new or existing buildings, and may include preliminary plans, estimated costs, floor plans, exterior elevations, electrical, mechanical, and ventilation.

Other professional consulting services may include planning studies, environmental assessments, water quality assessments, geophysical analysis, geomorphic assessment, natural resource restoration design and construction support, or various types of management assistance.



All submittals should include the following minimum information:

  • Completion of the Qualifications Survey form (page 6-8 of this RFQ);
  • Relevant nature, experience, location, and financial condition of the firm;
  • Resumes of key individuals who will be available;
  • Professional licenses held; and,
  • Company name, address, phone number, fax, email, and name of key contacts. This information should be easily accessible within the document.

Engineers and architects are requested to include Part Two of the Federal Standard Form SF330-16f as part of their response. Consultants in fields other than engineering and architecture need not include SF330-16f. Copies of this form may be obtained from:

Consultants who have submitted qualifications to Whatcom County in previous years are requested to submit all materials requested, not just an update.

Materials testing firms are requested to indicate whether or not their testing services have been certified by the Washington State Department of Transportation.

To indicate experience, submitters should indicate any successful completion of projects similar in size, nature, and scope to projects that may be addressed by Whatcom County. They also should include relevant education and experience of key individual personnel who will be available for projects, as well as any professional licenses they hold.

Closing Date: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019