NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR ENGINEERING PROPOSAL
The Tri-County Water Association, Marion County, West Virginia, is in the process of obtaining engineering services to develop, design, and provide construction administration and resident project representation for water system improvements which may include but is not limited to water system extensions & overall water system improvements.
Professional services will include (1) preparation of bidding and contracting documents, (2) participation in the evaluation of bids received, and (3) monitoring and inspection of construction activities to insure compliance with plans and specifications. Procurement of said services shall be in accordance with Chapter 5G of the Code of West Virginia. Contracts are to be awarded on a fixed fee basis. All consultants interested in being considered for this project must submit a proposal detailing qualifications, technical expertise, management/staffing capabilities and related prior experience.
The aid of the competitive 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. Selected respondents will be interviewed and the firm judged most qualified will be asked to prepare a final proposal which would include fees for said services.
Please submit all requested information no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, December 4, 2020, to Becci Ware, Tri-County Water Association, 113 Minnick Road, Shinnston, WV 26431.
Attention is directed to the fact that the proposed project(s) may be undertaken using various Federal and State funding sources, examples of which are: Small Cities Block Grant Program (SCBG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the State of West Virginia, USDA -Rural Utilities Service (RUS), the West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council (IJDC), the United States Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA), the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). All work shall be performed in accordance with the regulations issued by the federal funding source and the State of West Virginia pertaining thereto. The selected firm will be required, if applicable, to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, President’s Executive Order 11246, Section 109 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1974, Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, Conflict of Interest Statement, Access to Records provisions, and the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisitions Policies Act of 1970. The selected firm must also fully comply with the Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise and Affirmative Action requirements. If a portion of the project is subcontracted, then “positive efforts” must be made to subcontract to Minority/Women-Owned Businesses. This shall be done in compliance with the six (6) affirmative steps as outlined in 40 CFR 33.240. The Tri-County Water Association will afford full opportunity to minority business enterprises to respond to this request and will not discriminate against any interested firm or individual on the grounds of race, creed, color, sex, age, handicap or national origin in the awarding of this contract.
The Association will afford full opportunity for minority/disadvantaged 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, creed, color, sex, age, handicap or national origin in the contract award.