COUNTY OF FAIRFAX
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
BASIC ORDERING AGREEMENT PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services is soliciting
Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from Architectural/Engineering (A/E) firms to provide professional services in
the areas of master planning, evaluation, design, commissioning, sustainability, operations and maintenance,
regulatory compliance, peer reviews, project management (PM), safety, and construction management (CM)
services for new facilities or those to be rehabilitated/replaced within the Fairfax County Integrated Sewer System
under Basic Ordering Agreements (BOAs).
Up to three (3) BOA contracts may be awarded in response to this advertisement with a ceiling limit of $5,000,000
per year each. The amount authorized for any one project shall not exceed $2,500,000. Selected firms will be
required to perform other miscellaneous duties such as project scheduling, constructability review, cost estimating,
construction testing and monitoring, forensic engineering, partnering, claim analysis, value engineering,
commissioning, project close-out, and staff resource augmentation for professional support services. All services
will be implemented on a task order basis (as needed). The initial term of each BOA will be one-year and may be
renewed for up to three additional one-year terms at the option of the County. Any uncommitted authorization in a
BOA at the end of each one-year term will not roll over to the next one-year term.
The Fairfax County Integrated Sewer System is operated as the Wastewater Management Program (WWM), and is
governed by the County of Fairfax, Board of Supervisors. The sewer service area covers approximately 234 square
miles in the Potomac River Watershed, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, and includes adjacent municipalities.
The County’s sewer system consists of nearly 4,000 miles of gravity sewer lines and force mains ranging in size
from 8 inches to 72 inches, 60 plus pump stations ranging in capacity from 0.1 to 37 million gallons per day (MGD),
over 50 metering stations, and the Noman M. Cole, Jr., Pollution Control Plant (NCPCP). Currently, the NCPCP
is a 67 million gallon per day advanced wastewater treatment facility, which includes preliminary treatment, primary
treatment, biological nutrient removal (BNR), enhanced nutrient removal (ENR), chemical phosphorous removal,
tertiary filtration, disinfection, and water reuse. Solids processing includes gravity thickening and dissolved air
flotation, sludge storage, centrifugal dewatering, incineration, and ash disposal. Flow received at the NCPCP must
be processed on a continuous and uninterrupted basis, 24-hours a day, seven days a week and meet all regulatory
requirements for air, water, and safety.
The BOAs are primarily to be utilized for projects related to wastewater treatment at the NCPCP but may be utilized
for the wastewater collection system and other related projects as needed. The scope of projects may include, but
are not limited to, the following types of work:
• Facility/process rehabilitations;
• Treatment and process improvements;
• Capacity Management Operations and
• Hydraulic modeling and simulation;
• Odor control;
• Asset condition assessment;
• Energy auditing and management;
• Operations and maintenance improvements;
• Environmental Management Systems;
• Peer review and Cost estimating
• Studies, Sustainable Design, Permitting, Project
Management, Construction Management;
• Assistance with Alternative delivery methods
(CMAR, DB, PDB, etc.);
• Staff resource augmentation;
• Information systems development, coordination
• Security assessment and planning/emergency
• SCADA support (e.g. maintenance, modifications,
When assigning task orders under the BOAs, the County will consider the following factors:
• Number and dollar value of previously authorized task orders
• Current and projected workload capacity
• Specialized services or expertise required for the project
• Previous experience and performance with similar projects
All submissions must be complete and clearly demonstrate capability to provide the required services. The SOQ
will be evaluated based on the following criteria using a 1 to 5 scale. The top-ranked firms will be invited to
interviews currently scheduled for March 2023.
1 Project Managers’ Qualifications and Relevant Experience
2 Key Team Members’ (Prime and Sub-Consultants) Qualifications and Relevant
3 Firm’s (Prime and Sub-Consultants) Relevant Experience, for primary and
support of design, PM and CM services
4 Ability to respond to project sites timely
5 Current and projected workload capacity in three years
6 Past performance/references on PM and CM BOA contracts
Consultants who wish to be considered for this work must submit ten (10) hard copies of their SOQ to:
Guiying (Laurel) Xiao, P.E., Senior Engineer
Wastewater Design and Construction Division
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 463
Fairfax, Virginia 22035-0056
Firms must also submit an electronic copy in addition to the printed copies of the SOQ, to
DPWESCAPWastewaterTreatmentInquiry@fairfaxcounty.gov. Please note each email cannot have
an attachment over 20MB, multiple emails may be sent. Once the submission is received, an email will be
sent to the firm confirming receipt.
All SOQ shall be delivered no later than 2:00 p.m., local prevailing time on Wednesday, January 18, 2023.
Submissions will be dated and time stamped upon receipt and late submissions will not be considered. The
Statements of Qualifications shall be bound in black “D” ring binders, limited to a total of sixty (60) pages of printed
information (excluding tabs or dividers), and printed double-sided.
The Statements of Qualifications submission must include:
• Statement of Interest
• GSA Standard Form 330 Part I and Part II for the primary firm and all major sub-consultants
• List of references with current addresses and telephone numbers for projects of a similar nature that have
been completed within the past ten (10) years
All questions and inquiries pertaining to this solicitation should be directed to Guiying (Laurel) Xiao, P.E. at 703-
550-9740 ext. 1406111 or by email at Gui.Xiao@fairfaxcounty.gov.
Fairfax County is committed to the “One Fairfax Policy” and its vision of equity in the delivery of programs and
services to the community. The County is committed to paying a living wage to all qualified County employees and
encourages contractors and subcontractors involved in all County programs, services, and activities to pay a living
wage to their employees.
Unless noted otherwise, the selected firms shall be required to use the County’s Capital Project Management
Information System (CPMIS) on all task orders.
To request this information in an alternate format, please call Susan Bausch, Wastewater Design and
Construction Division, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services at 703-324-5800, TTY: 711.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND
12000 GOVERNMENT CENTER PARKWAY, SUITE 449
FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA 22035-0013
TELEPHONE: (703) 324-5800
SECTION 1 (Section 1 to be completed by PM/Contract Manager)
RFQ ISSUE DATE:
DUE DATE / TIME
SECTION 2 NAME AND ADDRESS OF FIRM: (Sections 2 and 3 to be completed by consultant – signed and returned
along with the Statement of Qualifications)
Federal Employer Identification No.
SECTION 3 BUSINESS CLASSIFICATION (Described below)
CHECK ONE: ☐ Large (Y)
☐ Minority-Owned Small (X)
☐ Woman-Owned Large (A)
CHECK ONE: ☐ Individual
☐ Small (B)
☐ Minority-Owned Large (V)
☐ Non-Profit (9)
☐ Woman-Owned Small (C)
State in which incorporated:
Statements of Qualifications subject to terms and conditions of this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) will be received by the Fairfax County
Department of Public Works and Environmental Services as indicated in the RFQ.
Request for Protection of Trade Secrets or Proprietary Information
This form is provided as a courtesy to assist vendors desiring to protect trade secrets and
proprietary information from disclosure under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. In order
to receive protection, you must (a) invoke the protection prior to or upon submission of the data or
other materials, (b) identify the data or other materials to be protected, and (c) state the reason(s)
why protection is necessary. Each of these requirements must be met with respect to the particular
information for which protection is sought.
1. Submission of this form shall satisfy the invocation requirement with respect to data or
other materials clearly identified herein.
2. Identification of the specific data or other material for which protection is sought.
Suggested forms of designation include: listing the submittal section, tab, or page numbers;
attaching to this form a copy of the table of contents from your submittal with the relevant
trade secret or proprietary contents highlighted; or identifying herein a document stamp
used within the submittal to designate the relevant materials (e.g. “all portions of the
submittal marked “Proprietary” or “Trade Secret””). NOTE: The classification of an entire
document, line-item prices, and/or total prices as proprietary or trade secrets is not
acceptable and may result in disallowing the protection sought.
3. For each distinct section of data or other information identified in response to paragraph
b), above, state the reason(s) why protection is necessary. NOTE: Your explanation must
do more than simply stating the materials are “proprietary,” or “trade secrets,” or “not
publicly available.” You may attach additional sheets to this form as needed.
Use of this form does not guarantee protection. It is incumbent upon each vendor to meet the
prerequisites for protection of their trade secrets or proprietary information. Provision of this form
does not constitute legal advice; you are encouraged to consult with your legal counsel prior to
designation of materials for protection.
DATA/MATERIAL TO SECTION NO., REASON WHY PROTECTION IS NECESSARY
& PAGE NO.
February 16, 2021