REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES The City of Sidney is soliciting proposals for engineering services to assist with the projects associated with its storm drainage system for a selection term of 5-years. The City may, at its discretion, utilize the engineer to provide grant assistance, planning, preliminary and final design services, bidding assistance, and construction administration. Where state or federal grant and/or loan funds are to be used, plans and specifications and construction administration are to be in strict compliance with all applicable requirements under the respective funding programs. The services to be provided may include: " Preparation of grant applications, including but not limited to FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grants and DNRC Renewable Resources Grant; " Assisting with Facility Plans and Capital Improvement Plans for storm drainage. " Preparing Preliminary Engineering Reports and environmental checklists for the storm drainage system; " Conducting hydraulic analysis and modeling to assess the storm drainage and flooding; " Preparing state or federal grant and/or loan applications to fund the construction of improvements recommended; " Designing recommended storm drainage system improvements including preparing plans and specifications and assembling a bid package in conformance with applicable requirements; " Providing bid evaluation services such as preparing the advertisements for bid solicitation, conducting the bid opening, and evaluating the bids received; " Providing construction engineering services such as conducting the preconstruction conference, field staking, on-site inspection of construction work, compaction density testing, preparing inspection reports, and reviewing contractor requests for payment; " Conducting final inspection and preparing project certification; and " Submitting certified record drawings to the City and appropriate regulatory agency upon project completion. The projects anticipated to begin under this RFQ include but are not limited to: " Hydraulics and Hydrology Assessment of the drainage affecting Sunflower Lane; " Grant assistance for FEMA, DRNC and other related grants; " Sunflower Lane Storm Drainage design, bidding and construction oversight assistance; and " Storm Water Facility Planning and Storm Water Capital Improvements Plan. There is no guarantee that the City will require any number of the above, and the City will reserve the right to seek a dditional assistance from other firms for some of the above if the City finds this to be in the City's best interest. Responses should include: 1. The firm's legal name, address, and telephone number; 2. The principal(s) of the firm and their experience and qualifications; 3. The experience and qualifications of the key staff to be assigned to team including qualifications related to grant assistance, hydraulics/ hydrology, modeling, and storm drainage planning; 4. A description of the firm's prior similar projects, including size of community, location, total construction cost, and name of a local official knowledgeable regarding the firm's performance; and 5. A description of the firm's current work activities, as well as the firm's anticipated availability during the term of the selection. Respondents will be evaluated on following criteria: 1. Qualifications of the professional personnel to be assigned to the project 25% 2. Consultant's capability to meet time and project budget requirements 10% 3. Location 5% 4. Present and projected workloads 5% 5. Related experience on similar projects 30% 6. Recent and current work for the City 25% Limit Statement of Qualifications to 20 pages, plus cover letter, cover page, table of contents and appendices with employee resumes and a list of references. One page shall be interpreted as one side of single?spaced, typed, 8½" x 11" sheet of paper. The selection of the Engineer may be based only on an evaluation of the written responses or the City may decide to interview firms and will select offerors to interview based upon an evaluation of the written responses. The award will be made to the most qualified offeror whose proposal is deemed most advantageous to the City, all factors considered. Unsuccessful offerors will be notified as soon as possible. The City has the right to retain engineering services for a term of 5 years. Questions and responses should be directed to Director of Public Works, Jeff Hintz at 115 2nd Street SE, Sidney, Montana, 59270 or by calling (406) 433-2809. All responses must be received/postmarked at City Hall no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, August 19th, 2019. Please state "Professional Engineering Services Statement of Qualifications" on the outside of the response package and provide 8 copies of the proposal. This solicitation is being offered in accordance with state statutes governing procurement of professional services. Accordingly, the City of Sidney reserves the right to negotiate an agreement based on fair and reasonable compensation for the scope of work and services proposed, as well as the right to reject any and all responses deemed unqualified, unsatisfactory or inappropriate. MNAXLP Publish July 24, 28, 31 & August 4, 2019