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Bid Number: WA6207
Bid Title: Request for Qualifications: WTP Owner Representative Services
Category: Professional Services - Engineers/Architects & other Design Professionals
Status: Open

Description:
The City of Grants Pass (City) is requesting Statement of Qualifications (SOQs) for the purpose of selecting an engineering consultant (Consultant) to provide Owner Representative professional services during the procurement, design and potentially construction of a new Water Treatment Plant (WTP).  The WTP project is anticipated to utilize an alternative delivery method for design, construction and potential operations.

The City’s selection will be conducted using the Qualification Based Selection (QBS) process.  Selection will be an evaluation of the SOQs submitted in response to this Request for Qualifications (RFQ).  At the City’s discretion, a select number of Consultants may be invited to make oral presentations to the selection team. Notice of the Consultants selected for oral presentation (if any) will be provided to all Consultants who submitted a SOQ.

There is no guarantee the City will ultimately enter into an agreement for these services.  All final decisions will be made by the City Council.

Following the selection process, all SOQs will become public record.  A minimum of one SOQ from each proposer will be retained.  All remaining copies will be recycled.  

Municipal Water System

The municipal water system withdraws raw water from the Rogue River.  After treatment, more than 1.9 billion gallons of water is distributed annually to over 10,600 customers through a complex system of 8 reservoirs, 13 remote pump stations and 187 miles of piping.  Water throughout the City and surrounding areas is utilized for a variety of uses including domestic, commercial and Public Safety needs.  The WTP has operated at its current site since the 1930’s.

Click on the following link to view the documents for the Water Treatment Plant Facility:

2014 Water Treatment Plant Facility Plan

General Scope of Project

The selected Consultant is expected to serve as the Owner’s Representative assisting the City with the services including, but not limited to the following:

  • Evaluation of various alternative delivery options.  These options should include CMGC, Design Build and Progressive Design Build.  All delivery options are to evaluate the potential for WTP contract operation.
  • The development of documents and solicitation of alternative delivery teams.
  • The selection of the alternative delivery team.
  • The negotiation of terms, conditions and scope of an agreement for the alternative delivery method selected.

Regardless of the delivery method selected, the Owner’s Representative must be able to provide engineering and technical services applicable to drinking water treatment in order to ensure a thorough and supportable procurement and project delivery process, and to represent the City’s interests.  These services should include experience in the:

  • Analysis of source water quality characteristics.
  • Identification (or elimination) of water treatment processes to meet project goals.
  • Development of performance requirements for the facility.
  • Engineering support for conceptual or preliminary design of the treatment facilities.  The degree of prescription determined by the chosen delivery method.

The Owner’s Representative will need to be versed in navigating through the Oregon regulations. Suggested experience in:

  • Working with and meeting OHA regulations and reviews.
  • Experience with ORS and OARs with regard to Design Build (OAR 137-049-0610(3)).

Potential additional services may include:

  • Technical oversight of the design, permitting, construction, commissioning, warranty and operations of the new WTP.

Statement of Qualifications Submittal

The deadline for submission of the SOQ in response to this RFQ is Thursday August 10, 2017 before 4:00 pm local time.  The SOQ submittals should be directed to the following:

City of Grants Pass
WTP Owner Rep Services
Attn:  Karen Frerk
City Recorder
101 NW A Street
Grants Pass, Oregon 97526

Submittal shall include 1 electronic copy and 4 hard copies of your SOQ.

Additional information

The City will entertain individual Consultant meetings with City Public Works personnel.  These meetings will be scheduled individually by contacting Linda Gay at (541) 450-6110.  The meetings will be conducted July 25th through July 28th, 2017.  Each meeting will be for two hours.  The meetings will be scheduled between 9am and 3pm local time.  Meeting times will be scheduled on a first call basis.

For information regarding this RFQ, contact the City of Grants Pass Public Works Department at 101 N.W. “A” Street by calling Joey Wright at (541) 450-6113 or visit the City’s website at www.grantspassoregon.gov under the heading “Request for Proposals”.

Publication Date/Time:
7/12/2017 8:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
Open Until Contracted
Submittal Information:
Statement of Qualifications Due August 10, 2017 before 4:00 pm
Contact Person:
For information regarding this RFQ, contact the City of Grants Pass Public Works Department at 101 N.W. “A” Street by calling Joey Wright at (541) 450-6113.
Miscellaneous:
The City will entertain individual Consultant meetings with City Public Works personnel. These meetings will be scheduled individually by contacting Linda Gay at (541) 450-6110. The meetings will be conducted July 25th through July 28th, 2017. Each meeting will be for two hours. The meetings will be scheduled between 9am and 3pm local time. Meeting times will be scheduled on a first call basis.
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