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Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Engineering Services CWSRF

Posted: Tue Oct 25 2016 3:47 PM

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Engineering Services


The City of Blanco is seeking to enter into an engineering services contract with a state‑registered engineer for the bidding, construction management, contract close-out/auditing, and TWDB CWSRF loan application components of the construction of a new 0.225 Million Gallon per Day Wastewater Treatment Plant and other wastewater system improvements. The following outlines this request for qualifications.


 I.       Scope of Work ‑ The engineering contract will encompass the following project‑related engineering services to the City of Blanco, including but not limited to the following:


  • Preparation of the bid packet;
  • General Construction Management;
  • Contract close-out and auditing;       
  • Conduct all field testing and inspections (interim and final);
  • TWDB State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan services, including engineering and environmental feasibility reports, preparation and processing of loan applications for Clean Water SRFs, management and administration of the SRF loans through the bidding and construction phase; and
  • Other special services.


          Please specify actual tasks to be performed under each of these categories. A copy of the project description for these water treatment plant system improvements is attached.


 II.      Statement of Qualifications ‑ The City of Blanco is seeking to contract with a competent engineering firm, registered to practice in the State of Texas, that has had experience in the following areas:


                   Municipal construction including but not limited to waterworks projects;

                   Registered and in good standing as a professional engineer per the Texas Engineering Practice Act;

  •      TWDB‑funded construction projects;
  •      Water treatment and wastewater treatment projects; and

                       Projects located in this general region of the state


              As such, please provide within your proposal a list of past local government clients, as well as resumes of all engineers that will or may be assigned to this project if you receive the engineering services contract award.


              Also, please provide a copy of your current certificate of insurance for professional liability.



    III.      Evaluation Criteria ‑ The proposals received will be evaluated and ranked according to the following criteria:












Work Performance




Capacity to Perform









IV.      For this RFQ, Respondent’s qualifications will be evaluated and the most qualified Respondent will be selected, subject to negotiation of fair and reasonable compensation.


  • Upon the award of this contract, profit (either % or actual cost) must be identified and negotiated as a separate element of the price for any contract with estimated value of $50,000 or more. To comply, the bidder must disclose and certify in its proposal the percentage of profit being used.


    V.               A.    Any loan award is contingent upon release of funds from the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB).

    B.     This contract is subject to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) "fair share policy", which includes EPA-approved "fair share goals" for Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women Business Enterprise (WBE) firms in the Construction, Supplies, Equipment, and Services procurement categories.  EPA's policy requires that applicants and prime contractors make a good faith effort to award a fair share of contracts, subcontracts, and procurements to Minority Business Enterprise and Women-Owned Business Enterprise firms.  Although EPA's policy does not mandate that the fair share goals be achieved, it does require applicants and prime contractors to demonstrate use of the six affirmative steps.  The current fair share goals for the State of Texas are as follows:



















VI.      Deadline for Submission ‑ The proposals received will be received no later than 4:00 pm on November 10, 2016 at the following address: 300 Pecan Street, P.O. Box 750, Blanco, TX 78606.