Mercer

NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE BLUEWELL PSD – BROWNING LAMBERT MOUNTAIN/ROCK WATERLINE EXTENSION REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPRAISER, REVIEW APPRAISER, RIGHT-OF-WAY NEGOTIATOR, ACCOUNTANT, PROJECT ATTORNEY, AND BOND COUNSEL The Bluewell Public Service District, Mercer County, West Virginia is in the process of obtaining professional services necessary to complete a project known as the Browning Lambert Mountain and Rock Waterline Extension Project. These services include appraiser, review appraiser, right-of-way negotiator, accountant, project attorney and bond counsel. The selected Appraiser, Review Appraiser, and Right-of-Way Negotiator will work closely with the project attorney, engineer and administrator to obtain all necessary right-of-ways and parcels. The selected Accountant will provide accounting services to prepare Rule 42 Exhibit to accompany the application for Certificate of Convenience and Necessity to the West Virginia Public Service Commission as well as any other services needed in relation to the project. The Accountant will work closely with the project’s engineer, administrator and legal counsel. The Project Attorney is an integrate part of the project team and will provide general legal services as necessary during the development and construction of the project. Areas of practice include obtaining Certificate of Convenience from the West Virginia Public Service Commission, title work as necessary to obtain construction right-of-ways and parcels and review of all contract and related documents as necessary. The Project Attorney will work closely with the project administrator and the project engineer. Procurement of said services shall be in accordance with 24 CFR Part 86.36 (d)(3). Contracts are to be awarded on familiarity with and expertise on this type of project, as well as on a fixed fee basis for services. All those interested in being considered for this must submit a proposal detailing qualifications and staffing capabilities, related prior work experience, fee schedule and ability to complete work as needed on this project in a timely manner. The object of the competitive bid process is to objectively select the firm who will provide the highest quality of service at a realistic fee. Accordingly, technical qualifications and experience will be weighed heavily. If interested in providing any of these services, please submit an original and three (3) copies of all requested information to: Bluewell Public Service District PROFESSIONAL SERVICES P. O. BOX 3066 Bluefield, WV 24701 Proposals will be accepted until close of business on February 1, 2016. Any questions can be directed to Bryan Rotenberry, General Manager, 304-589-3470. Attention is directed to the fact that the project may be undertaken through grants and loan funds from HUD/Small Cities Block Grant, Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Grant Program, Rural Development USDA, the West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council, State Revolving Loan Fund, WV Department of Health and Human Resources. All work will be performed in accordance with the regulations issued by HUD, ARC, RD-USDA, WV IJDC, WV-DEP, WV DHHR, and the State of West Virginia appertaining thereto. The selected firm(s) will be required to comply with Executive Order 11246, Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1974, Conflict of Interest Statement and Access of Records, Title VI and Section 109. The Bluewell Public Service District will afford full opportunity for minority business enterprises to submit a show of interest in response to this invitation and will not discriminate against any interested firm or individual on the grounds of race, color, creed, sex, age, handicap or national origin in the contract award. These contracts will be awarded to the responsible offeror whose proposal is within the competitive range and determined to be the most advantageous to the Bluewell Public Service District, price and other factors considered including familiarity and expertise with this type of project. The Bluewell Public Service District reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all proposals. The Bluewell Public Service District also reserves the right to negotiate the fee for services. George Harrison, Chairman Bluewell Public Service District