Public Notice


The Norton-Harding-Jimtown Public Service District (NHJ PSD), Randolph County, West Virginia is in the process of obtaining statements of qualifications from qualified engineering consulting firms to provide engineering services for the NHJ PSD Water Treatment Plant & Distribution System Improvement Project. Professional services to be provided may include, but will not be limited to, the following: preliminary engineering report; project design; preparation of all necessary permit applications; preparation of construction plans, specifications, and bidding documents; assistance during bidding; construction administration services; and construction inspection services.

Sources of funding for these projects may include, but not limited to, the WV Bureau for Public Health Office of Environmental Health Services, WV Small Cities Block Grant Program, USDA Rural Utilities Service, Appalachian Regional Commission, US Environmental Protection Agency, US Economic Development Administration, WV Drinking Water Treatment Revolving Fund, and WV Infrastructure & Jobs Development Council.

Procurement of said services will be in accordance with WV Code Chapter 5G and 2 CFR 200. All firms interested in being considered for this selection must submit at least five (5) copies of a proposal detailing qualifications, technical expertise, management and staffing capabilities, related prior experience, and professional references.

The goal of the competitive process is to objectively select the firm who will provide the highest quality service. Accordingly, technical expertise and related past experience will be weighed heavily. The candidates judged most qualified based on a review of the statements of qualifications will be interviewed. The firm determined to be the most qualified based on an evaluation of the interviews will be asked to prepare fee proposals for engineering services as project scopes are finalized.

Please submit all requested information to: Norton-Harding-Jimtown Public Service District, Attn: Office Manager – Charlotte Phillips, 104 Hayes Street, Norton, WV 26285.

Proposals will be accepted until 3PM (ET), Wednesday, June 9, 2021. The District reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all submissions. All work will be performed in accordance with the regulations issued by State and Federal agencies relative hereto. The selected candidate will be required to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 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, and the Access to Records provisions. The District shall ensure, to the fullest extent possible, that positive efforts are made to utilize small businesses, including those in rural areas, minority-owned firms, and women-owned business enterprises. The District will afford full opportunity to women and minority owned business enterprises to submit a show of interest and response to this request and will not discriminate against any interested individual or firm on the grounds of race, creed, color, sex, age, handicap, or national origin in award of the contract.

Phyllis Lee, Chairman
Norton-Harding-Jimtown Public Service District