REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING CONSULTANT SERVICES FOR
WATER & WASTE WATER SYSTEM OPERATION AND SYSTEM EVALUATION

Pasquotank County, NC is seeking Qualification Statements from interested and qualified engineering firms to provide recommendations for an evaluation of water & waste water system operations, long range planning and strategic options for its rural water systems.

PURPOSE

This Request for Qualifications is sought to obtain expert professional, technical and advisory services at the discretion of Pasquotank County and its Board of Commissioners to obtain a system evaluation, economic analysis and developing long range plans for its water & sewer system.

BACKGROUND

Pasquotank County Water System has two water plants, with a combined daily capacity of 4.7 million gallons, thirty-four {34) wells, five {5) elevated storage tanks, and approximately 200 miles of water lines, serving approximately 7,500 active customers. There is also a waste water plant with a land application operation. It consists of a four acre lagoon and fifty acres of hardwood trees. It is permitted to treat 171,000 G.P.D.

SCOPE

The Pasquotank County Board of Commissioners is evaluating key strategic assets, cost centers and revenue generators to include, but not limited to, all enterprise fund services and operations. The governing body's goal is to ensure the economic viability of the County's water system, to maintain aaffordable rate structure and to plan for growth opportunities of its water production, distribution capabilities and its waste water capacities.

PROJECT TIMELINE

The Board of Commissioners has placed a high priority on this project and will move expeditiously to secure professional engineering services within thirty to sixty days.

QUALIFICATION STATEMENT FORMAT

1) Provide a detailed narrative of the firm's perception and understanding of the project, outlining any unique considerations or experience with analysis of strategic options including public/private partnerships, privatization and contractual operations & maintenance versus county staffing.

2) Firm history and statement of qualifications

3) Key principal and associate staff; identification of any associate firms involved and pertinent responsibilities; identification of the Project Manager. Provide a project organization chart.

4) Recent examples of similar projects, schedules and results.

5) Description of the work plan, proposed meetings, schedules, and approach to scope of work and reporting. Include any additional analysis or service that may be pertinent to this type of project.

6) Other relevant information that demonstrates the team's qualifications for conducting this scope of work.

7) Provide information on the firm's financial stability and insurance coverage.

REVIEW OF QUALIFICATIONS AND EVALUATION CRITERIA

1) Specialized and relevant experience

2) Overall performance based on past projects, evidenced by references

3) Project approach and proposed organization to complete objectives

4) Proposed schedule

5) Demonstrated understanding of the proposed project engagement

INCURRING COSTS

The County of Pasquotank is not liable for any cost incurred by the Consultant in the preparation or presentation of a response to this request.

RIGHT TO AWARD OR REJECT

It is understood that all submittals will become part of the public file on this matter, without obligation to the County of Pasquotank. Pasquotank County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals.

CONTRACT

The successful proposer will be required to execute a general engineering base contract with the County of Pasquotank. In addition, each work element will require a detailed scope of work and task order approved by the County. Fees shall be agreed upon in advance by both parties. Such an agreement shall be an approved work authorization or supplement to the contract and approved by Pasquotank County.

An informational meeting will be held at 2:00pm on September 3rd in the Board of Commissioners meeting room at the Pasquotank County Courthouse, 206 East Main Street, Elizabeth City, NC.

The firm or team desiring to propose services will submit ten {10) copies entitled "Pasquotank County Water & Waste Water System Evaluation" on or before September 17 at 3:00p.m. by mail or deliver same to:

Sparty Hammett, County Manager
206 East Main Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Proposals are due September 17, 2019 at 3:00p.m.