REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS:
The Town of Franklin (hereinafter the Town) is accepting submittals for an engineer or engineering firm for 1) review, design, and production of construction documents for the relocation of approximately 2.5 miles of Town-owned water and wastewater lines and facilities located within the right-of-way for US-23/US-441, which are being relocated as part of NCDOT Project R-5734B, and 2) provision of construction progress monitoring, quality testing, and completeness review during the construction phase (collectively, the Project).
The Town is hereby soliciting responses from capable and experienced engineers/engineering firms. A selection committee will determine a first and an alternate candidate and negotiate scope and fee to be considered by the Town. If an agreement cannot be reached with the selected candidate, negotiations with the alternate will commence.
The selected engineer or firm shall work in cooperation with the Town Manager, Town Engineer and other assigned Town staff to ensure the design and construction of the Project in line with the Towns needs, standards, goals, schedule, and budget endorsed by the Town.
Deadline for receipt of responses is January 22, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. A short list of firms will be determined and the Town will interview the design teams on January 27, 2020 with a selection being made prior to the Town Councils regular meeting of February 3, 2020.
The response shall contain no less than the following:
A cover sheet with Project name, full contact information of the submitter, and date of submission.
Three (3) sets of submittals in an 81/2 x 11 hardcopy format, not to exceed 25 sheets (excluding cover), double- or single-sided; and one (1) electronic submittal on a flash drive.
A letter of interest and statement summarizing the teams composition, interest, and experience, and special qualifications for this type of work.
A listing of specific team members, their respective positions in their firms and roles in preconstruction and construction work, shown in a personnel organization flowchart.
Website link(s) to additional or supporting information.
Additional Project information is available by request via email to Town Engineer Nathanael Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org. Professional services for each team will be procured using the selected engineer/firms proposed contract, as modified through a negotiation process with the Town. All questions, inquiries and submittals shall be made only to:
Town of Franklin
PO Box 1479
Franklin, NC 28744
Fax: (828) 524-4540
Under no circumstances shall contacts be made with other Town of Franklin personnel or members of the Town Council regarding this Request for Qualifications and selection process. Based upon interviews, a firm and alternate will be named followed by negotiations for a service fee.