Request For Proposals - On-Call Material Testing Services Public Works

Agency: Glenn County
State: California
Type of Government: State & Local
Posted Date: Jun 28, 2019
Due Date: Jul 26, 2019
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Request For Proposals - On-Call Material Testing Services

COUNTY OF GLENN

PUBLIC WORKS AGENCY

WILLOWS, CA

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

TO PROVIDE ON-CALL MATERIAL TESTING SERVICES

The Glenn County Public Works Agency is accepting Technical Proposals for On-Call Material Testing Services for various upcoming County projects. A more detailed description of the tasks required are defined in the Request for Proposals (RFP).

Submissions in response to this RFP must be received by the Glenn County Public Works Agency no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday July 26, 2019 delivered either in person or by mail to the following address:

COUNTY OF GLENN

PUBLIC WORKS AGENCY

777 NORTH COLUSA STREET

WILLOWS CA, 95988

Attention: Cole Grube

Interested firms may download the complete RFP here: https://www.ebidboard.com/docs/1906/270044/RFP_Final.pdf

The complete RFP may also be requested at the Glenn County Public Works Agency Office, by telephone at (530) 934-6530, or by email at engineer@countyofglenn.net .

Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered. The County of Glenn reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive any informality in any submission.

Friday, July 26, 2019 5:00pm Open

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Public Works Agency
777 North Colusa Street
Willows, CA 95988
June 27, 2019
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
On-Call Material Testing Services
Request for Proposals
On-Call Material Testing Services
CONTACT INFORMATION........................................................................................................................... 1
INTRODUCTION........................................................................................................................................... 1
BACKGROUND ............................................................................................................................................. 1
PROJECT DESCRIPTION .............................................................................................................................. 2
SCOPE OF SERVICES.................................................................................................................................... 2
CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS ..................................................................................................................... 3
PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS ...................................................................................................................... 4
CONSULTANT SELECTION PROCESS......................................................................................................... 5
DISPUTE RESOLUTION ............................................................................................................................... 5
SCHEDULE OF WORK.................................................................................................................................. 6
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ..................................................................................................................... 6
ATTACHMENTS
A. Sample Contract
Request for Proposals
On-Call Material Testing Services
CONTACT INFORMATION
Interested firms shall submit one (1) copy and (1) electronic version of the proposal (Proposal) no
later than July 26, 2019, to:
County of Glenn
Public Works Agency
777 N. Colusa Street
Willows, CA 95988
Attention: Cole Grube, Assistant Director
Or if by U.S. Mail, to:
County of Glenn
Public Works Agency
PO BOX 1070
Willows, CA 95988
The Proposal shall be in the format identified herein. Any questions regarding this request shall be
directed to Cole Grube at the Public Works Agency, via phone at (530) 934-6530, or via email at
engineer@countyofglenn.net
This RFP and attachments are available on the County’s website at
https://www.countyofglenn.net/govt/bids. It is the responsibility of prospective proposers to
check the County’s website for any future addendums to this RFP.
INTRODUCTION
The Glenn County Public Works Agency (County) seeks qualified and experienced consultant to
provide on-call materials testing services for various County projects. The selected firm may assist
the County with various material testing tasks for local and/or state funded projects, including, but
not limited to: testing and reporting on hot mix asphalt, soils, aggregates, and concrete. The work will
be assigned on an as-needed basis for various projects and efforts in the County of Glenn. They may
be discrete, short term assignments or may be part of larger capital projects. The amount payable to
the selected firm shall not exceed $20,000 per fiscal year and the term of the contract will be three
(3) years, beginning July 1, 2019.
It is the County’s intent to procure a Consultant on the basis of demonstrated competence and
professional qualifications in accordance with Chapter 10 Division 5 Title 1 of the California
Government Code (§4525 to 4529.5). The County will award a contract to the firm that best presents
the proposal which, in the sole judgement of the County, best serves the community’s interest.
BACKGROUND
Glenn County is located approximately halfway between Sacramento and Redding in Northern
California, with a population of 28,017. Land use is largely agricultural with the coastal range to the
west, the Interstate 5 corridor bisecting the County North and South, and the Sacramento River
generally bordering the east side of the County.
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PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Request for Proposals
On-Call Material Testing Services
The County of Glenn undertakes a number of road maintenance projects each year. Because the
County does not have the in-house facilities or staff to complete materials testing services, the
successful firm shall have the capability to perform the material testing services required to support
the County in the development and construction of road maintenance projects.
The selected firm shall perform consultation, research, professional and technical services required
including, but not limited to, field sampling, construction materials testing, analysis, reports, plant
inspection and work related to testing equipment calibration. The selected firm shall provide all
necessary personnel, material, transportation, lodging, instrumentation, and the specialized facilities
and equipment necessary to satisfy all appropriate agencies and required to ensure compliance with
all applicable federal, state, and local statutes, laws, codes, regulations, policies, procedures,
ordinances, standards, specifications, performance standards, and guidelines, applicable to the firm's
services and work product.
SCOPE OF SERVICES
The following is an outline of anticipated tasks required to perform this work. In order to accomplish
the scope of work, understanding of materials testing services for public works projects is necessary.
The scope of work includes, but is not limited to: testing and reporting on hot mix asphalt, soils,
aggregates, and concrete. Additional details regarding project materials and specifications
requirements are presented below.
1. Soils/Aggregate Testing
Compaction Testing
Gradation and Sand Equivalent
Moisture content and dry density determination
Durability Index
Unconfined Compressive Strength Test
Atterberg Limits
Gradation Analysis
Resistance (R) Values
Batch Plant Inspection and Sampling
2. Concrete Testing
Compressive strenth
Slump
Unit Weight
Mix review
Batch Plant Inspection and Sampling
3. Asphalt Concrete Testing
Maximum Density
Percent Compaction
Air Void Content
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Request for Proposals
On-Call Material Testing Services
Oil Content
Temperature
4. Material Source Inspection
Stockpile Management Practices
Including Segregation Mitigation
Loading and Transport Procedures
5. Other
Performance of field inspections, field and laboratory testing of construction
materials, and engineering services to support, control, document, and assure a high
quality of construction is attained.
CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS
The top-ranked consultant will receive written notification of the selection. Negotiations for contract
agreement and payment will commence after notification. The final contract will need to be approved
as to form by County of Glenn’s Counsel and an authorized representative of the consultant. A sample
agreement has been attached to this RFP for reference (Attachment A). The consultant shall adhere
to the provisions of this agreement and advise the County of Glenn in their proposal of any provisions
for which they have alternative wording, or any provisions which they cannot accept.
Should it be awarded a contract, the consultant shall not discriminate against any person who
performs any work thereunder because of age, race, color, sex, religion, creed, national origin, marital
status, political affiliation, or disability.
Prevailing wages will apply if the services to be performed will involve land surveying - such as flag
persons, survey party chief, rodman or chainman; materials sampling and testing - such as drill rig
operators, pile driving, crane operators; inspection work; soils or foundation investigation;
environmental hazardous materials; and other services as specified by the California Department of
Industrial Relations (DIR). California State Prevailing Wage information is available through the
California DIR websites below:
DIR FAQ: http://www.dir.ca.gov/OPRL/FAQ_PrevailingWage.html
DIR Wage Determination: http://www.dir.ca.gov/oprl/DPreWageDetermination.htm
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