ADVERTISEMENT FOR REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
BSP Engineers will receive sub-consultant Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) at the office of BSP Engineers, Inc. until 3:00 p.m., on the 14th day of August, 2017, at 15 W. Central Ave., Temple, TX 76501. SOQs received after the closing time will be returned unopened.
SOQs will be accepted for the following professional services:
Professional Land Surveying, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydro-Geologist, and Engineering for Design and Inspection of Steel Water Storage Tanks.
Prospective firms may submit for one or more of the above services. Separate SOQs will be required for each professional service.
This contract is subject to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) "fair share policy", which includes EPA-approved "fair share goals" for Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women Business Enterprise (WBE) firms in the Construction, Supplies, Equipment, and Services procurement categories. EPA's policy requires that applicants and prime contractors make a good faith effort to award a fair share of contracts, subcontracts, and procurements to Small Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises. Although EPA's policy does not mandate that the fair share goals be achieved, it does require applicants and prime contractors to demonstrate use of the six affirmative steps. The current fair share goals for the State of Texas are as follows:
CATEGORY MBE WBE
EQUIPMENT 7.12% 5.39%
SERVICES 10.84% 5.72%
SUPPLIES 9.68% 9.34%
CONSTRUCTION 12.94% 8.72%
Prime consultants are required to comply with EPA's good faith effort policy when awarding sub-agreements for construction, supplies, equipment, and services. A complete version of Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program, is available at: http://www.twdb.texas.gov/financial/programs/DBE/
This contract is to be funded through a loan obtained from the TWDB as part of the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. There are a number of special provisions for this funding that prospective consultants, by submitting an SOQ, acknowledge understanding of the following:
A contract is contingent upon release of funds from the TWDB.
Any contract or contracts awarded under this Request for Qualifications are expected to be funded in part by financial assistance from the TWDB. Neither the State of Texas nor any of its departments, agencies, or employees are or will be a party to this Invitation for Statements of Qualifications or any resulting contract.
Equal Opportunity in Employment - All qualified Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or handicap. The consultant shall carry out applicable requirements of 40 CFR Part 33 in the award and administration of contracts awarded under TWDB financial assistance agreements. Failure by the consultant to carry out these requirements is a material breach, which may result in the termination of the awarded financial assistance.
The project will consist of the following:
The construction of a new public water supply groundwater well, new 50K ground storage tank, 500 GPM pump station, 1100 LF of new 8” water transmission main and connection to existing system.
Please direct questions to Janet Sheguit at (254)774-9611. Questions submitted after 5pm on Thursday, August 10th, will not be answered.
The BSP reserves the right to reject any or all SOQs or to waive any informality in the RFQ process.
SOQs may be held by BSP for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days from the date of the SOQ submittal for the purpose of reviewing the SOQs and investigating the consultant’s qualifications prior to the contract award.
Small and minority firms are encouraged to submit SOQs for this project.