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REQUESTS FOR QUALIFICATIONS
WEST GLENDIVE WASTEWATER SYSTEM ENGINEERING, LAND USE PLANNING, AND/OR GRANT ADMINISTRATION SERVICES

The Dawson County Commission is soliciting proposals to hire a firm to provide general engineering and/or grant administration services the West Glendive Wastewater System. The County will utilize the selected firm to serve as an on-call County Engineer for a period of up to six years for all professional engineering, land use planning, and/or grant administration related activities associated with the West Glendive Wastewater System. Desired services may include the following: preliminary engineering, final design, surveying, construction administration, inspection work, land use planning, grant writing and/or grant administration.  The immediate need is to assist the County with design of the West Glendive Wastewater Mainline Replacement Project that has been identified in the Preliminary Engineering Report (PER). The agreement and payment terms will be negotiated with the selected offeror.

 Responses to this RFQ should include:
1.         The firm's legal name, address, and telephone number;
2.         The principal(s) of the firm and their experience and qualifications;
3.         The experience and qualifications of the staff to be assigned to the project
4.         A description of the firm’s recent (within five years) experience of related projects.
5.         Provide experience with grant-funded public infrastructure projects (those funded by DNRC, TSEP, CDBG, SRF, RD, TA, etc.).  Please provide project examples that include the size of the community, location, total construction cost, and the name of a local official knowledgeable regarding the firm's performance. 
6.         A description of the firm's current work activities and how these would be coordinated with the project, as well as the firm's anticipated availability during the term of the project;
7.         A work plan and schedule for the proposed mainline replacement project, and
8.         List, including contact names, of county on-call clients in Montana.
The proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Related experience on similar projects (30%);
  • The qualifications of professional personnel to be assigned to the project (20%);
  • Recent and/or current work for the County, (20%);
  • Present and projected workloads (20%);
  • Overall quality of the proposal (10%);

Three (3) copies of the proposals and all supporting materials suitable for evaluation shall be submitted.  Legibility, clarity, and completeness are essential.  Proposals should provide assurance that the firm has the professional capability to satisfactorily complete all the tasks as described in the previous section.

 The award will be made to the most qualified offeror whose proposal is deemed most advantageous to the County, all factors considered.  Unsuccessful offerors will be notified as soon as possible.  Questions and responses should be directed to the Dawson County Commission, 207 W. Bell ST, Glendive, MT 59330.  All responses must be received by 5:00 p.m. on September 15th, 2020.  Please state "West Glendive Wastewater RFQ Services Proposal" on the outside of the response package.  Proposals may not exceed 25 one-sided pages, excluding a cover letter, dividers, and personnel resumes.

 Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 requires recipients of CDBG funding, to the greatest extent feasible, extend to lower-income residents’ opportunities for training and employment that may arise projects.  Further, to the fullest extent feasible, the consultants and contractors selected to design, and manage the construction of public facilities projects will utilize businesses located in or substantially owned by residents of Dawson County.

 This solicitation is being offered in accordance with federal and state statutes governing the procurement of professional services.  Accordingly, the County reserves the right to negotiate an agreement based on fair and reasonable compensation for the scope of work and services proposed, as well as the right to reject all responses deemed unqualified, unsatisfactory, or inappropriate. 

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
DAWSON COUNTY  

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Dennis Zander – Chairman
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Joe Sharbono – Member
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Gary Kartevold - Member  

REQUESTS FOR QUALIFICATIONS
WASTEWATER ENGINEERING AND/OR GRANT ADMINISTRATION SERVICES

The Dawson County Commission is soliciting proposals to hire a firm to provide general engineering and/or grant administration services the West Glendive Wastewater System. The County will utilize the selected firm to serve as an on-call County Engineer for a period of up to six years for all professional engineering, land use planning, and/or grant administration related activities associated with the West Glendive Wastewater System. Desired services may include the following: preliminary engineering, final design, surveying, construction administration, inspection work, land use planning, grant writing and/or grant administration.  The immediate need is to assist the County with design of the West Glendive Wastewater Mainline Replacement Project that has been identified in the Preliminary Engineering Report (PER). The agreement and payment terms will be negotiated with the selected offeror.

 Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 requires recipients of CDBG funding, to the greatest extent feasible, extend to lower-income residents’ opportunities for training and employment that may arise projects.  Further, to the fullest extent feasible, the consultants and contractors selected to design, and manage the construction public facilities projects will utilize businesses located in or substantially owned by residents of Dawson County.

 Copies of the detailed request for proposals (RFQ), including a description of the services to be provided by respondents, the minimum content of responses, and the factors to be used to evaluate the responses can be obtained by contacting the Dawson County Clerk & Recorder, at (406) 377-3058, or 207 W. Bell ST, Glendive, MT 59330.   All responses must be received by 5:00 p.m. on September 15th, 2020, in the Dawson County Clerk & Recorder’s Office and a detailed Request for Qualifications can be downloaded at www.dawsoncountymontana.com.

 Publish:                      

 August 15, 2020
August 29, 2020