NOTICE TO CONSULTANT ENGINEERS REGARDING A REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS AND LETTERS OF INTEREST
September 13, 2017
The City of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer, seeks to retain the services of a professional consultant engineering firm to provide services related to construction of a Rail to Trails greenway project funded in part by a Transportation Alternatives Program Fund as a Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Locally Managed Program. This project shall adhere to all applicable Federal and State regulations and requirements. The project shall be accomplished in accordance with the project application on which TDOT approval was based. The professional consultant engineering consulting firm (the Prime) and all sub-consultants must be on TDOT’s pre-approved list and the prime must have unlimited status. Responsibilities of the professional consultant engineering firm include, but are not limited to:
- Provide field survey services of the project area
- Provide engineering design services to prepare bid/construction documents for the construction of the project
- Prepare itemized estimate of probable cost using TDOT item numbers
- Prepare project specifications and bid documents
- Prepare bid notice
- Prepare bid advertisement
- Permit submittal for review and approval to TDOT
- Utility submittal for review and approval to TDOT
- Assist City in evaluation of bids and recommendation for contract award
- Construction Engineering Inspection (CEI)
- Any other services needed to complete the design, right-of-way, and bidding for construction of the project.
For a more detailed scope of work and to review the conceptual design plan, contact Jon Hetrick, Recreation & Parks Director, (865) 425-3447 or [email protected].
Firms may request consideration by submitting a letter of interest along with qualifications to Jon Hetrick, Recreation & Parks Director, City of Oak Ridge, PO Box 1, Oak Ridge, TN 37831. All letters of interest and qualifications must be received on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Tuesday, October 10, 2017. The letter of interest and qualifications shall indicate the scope of services to be completed by any sub-consultants.
Prequalification procedures, example letter of interest, list of pre-qualified firms and certified DBEs, TDOT’s standard procurement policy, and additional information can be found at this internet address: www.tdot.state.tn.us/consultantinfo.htm.
The City will evaluate the current prequalification statements on file for those submitting letters of interest and qualifications and choose several firms who would make viable candidates from which to invite proposals and/or presentations. The evaluation of criteria is as follows:
|Criteria||Relative Weights (%)|
|Past experience in the required disciplines with TDOT and other clients.||25%|
|Past experience specific to greenway projects.||40%|
|Qualification and availability of staff.||10%|
|Demonstrated ability to meet schedules without compromising sound engineering practice.||10%|
|Evaluations on prior projects with TDOT and other clients, if available.||5%|
|Knowledge of Federal and TDOT CEI requirements.||10%|
Evaluation proceedings will be conducted within the established guidelines regarding equal employment opportunity and nondiscriminatory action based upon the grounds of race, color, sex, creed, sexual orientation, or national origin. Interested certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms as well as other minority-owned and women-owned firms are encouraged to respond to all advertisements by the City of Oak Ridge.
The City of Oak Ridge reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, accept proposals in part or whole, waive defects, informalities, or minor irregularities in proposals or proposal process and to make proposals awards, as deemed, to be in its best interest. The City of Oak Ridge is not responsible for delays occasioned by the U.S. Postal Services or any other means of delivery utilized by the proposer. Similarly, the City of Oak Ridge is not responsible for, and will not open, any proposal responses that are received later than the date and time stated above.