Legal Notices

NOTICE FOR CONSULTING SERVICES Notice is hereby given by the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways, that consulting services will be utilized for six-year inspection projects per the current National Bridge Inspection Standards and may include design plans for repairs, for the following project: 1) Williamstown-Marietta Interstate Bridge, Wood County, carrying Interstate 77 over the Ohio River, Wood County Route 1 and CSX Railroad. The bridge consists of eleven spans with an overall length of 2611’0″. There is one steel truss span at 651’0″, nine continuous steel girder spans at 199’0″, 205’0″, 205’0″, 231’0″, 205’0″. 205’0″, 202’0″, 193’6″, and 191’0″, and one simple span steel girder at 117’0″. The bridge has two 29’0″ roadways separated by 4’0″ of concrete barriers. Additional information may be obtained on each bridge by contacting William Murray, Operations Division, Bridge Preservation Section Manager at (304) 414-8958 or by email at Bill.R.Murray@wv.gov. The above project is currently scheduled for work to begin in 2022. Single or multiple assignments may be made for this work. Structure is located on a route in an urban and extremely high traffic area that will mandate traffic disruption. Progressive and innovative methods of inspection access will be considered in the selection process. Firms interested in being considered for this project must submit a letter of interest and unpriced prospectus to Mr. Jacob Bumgarner, Director, Operations Division, West Virginia Division of Highways, Building Five, Room A-350, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia 25305-0430 or via e-mail to DOHMaintenanceLOQ@wv.gov prior to 4:00 p.m., May 27, 2021. As a minimum, the prospectus will include the following items for evaluation: 1) A completed copy of the Division’s Consultant Confidential Qualification Questionnaire (CCQQ) dated January 1, 2020 or later, if not already on file. This form may be found on the follow website: www.transportation.wv.gov/highways/engineering/Pages/. It must specifically indicate the staff levels by classification located in-state vs. out-of-state. It must also identify the person in-charge overseeing the work that holds a valid professional license issued by the West Virginia Board of Professional Engineers. 2) Overall capabilities to perform the work, including workforce available to assign to the project, personnel qualifications, and present workload. 3) Location of office in which the work will be performed. 4) Type of work anticipated to be sub-contracted or performed by a sub-consultant. 5) Indication of whether a cost accounting system has been maintained and is in effect such that it is capable of segregating and identifying accumulating costs for each job that is performed under cost type projects. 6) A completed copy of the Division’s “Consultant Short List Selection Criteria Technical Evaluation” form limited to a single page of data. One loose leaf copy of form is to accompany the bound unpriced prospectus. Cross referencing on this form to other parts of the prospectus is not acceptable. 7) Indication of the project(s) for which the firm is submitting information for consideration. If the submission is for all projects, a statement to that effect shall be made and a detailed listing shall not be required. 8) A copy of a valid “Certificate of Authorization” to offer Engineering, Surveying, or other related services within the state, issued by the appropriate West Virginia Board. A single “Letter of Qualification” and one unpriced prospectus are required and must contain all of the above information required to be considered. Failure to provide the required information and/or insufficient information will cause disqualification and the prospectus will be returned. All evaluation factors as noted herein before will be given equal consideration in the selection process unless a project specific weighting of the evaluation factors is shown in the Notice for Consulting Services. Prior to entering into any contract negotiations, the selected firm and any subconsultants shall submit a current audited overhead rate computation performed by a State or Federal government agency or independent CPA firm. The submitted overhead audit shall contain a detailed exhibit of the computations with all applicable eliminations and references. The audit shall be done in accordance with Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States and all eliminations required by the Federal Acquisition Regulations will be made. The submitted certified audited overhead (Indirect Cost Rate) report shall include the certification, certifying that the allowability of costs used to establish the final indirect cost rate are in accordance with the FAR cost principles, or a verification indicating this certification was previously submitted and accepted by the cognizant agency. This requirement will be waived for the selected firm or any subconsultant when its portion of the fee for the project is less than Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000.00). In such instances, a company computed overhead rate may be utilized. It is the policy of the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways, that Disadvantaged and Women-owned Business Enterprises shall have the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts financed in whole or in part with Federal funds. LC-109171 04-27/05-04;2021