RFQ: Continuing General Engineering Consulting Services For Planning And Design

Agency: Clay County
State: Florida
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 541330 - Engineering Services
  • 541611 - Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
Posted Date: Nov 5, 2021
Due Date: Dec 6, 2021
Solicitation No: 21/22-9
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File 21/22-9 RFQ: Continuing General Engineering Consulting Services For Planning And Design Bid Advertisement 11/04/2021

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in accordance with F.S. 287.055 the Consultant’s Competitive
Negotiation Act (CCNA), the Board of County Commissioners, Clay County, will be accepting
sealed qualifications which will be received until 4:00 P.M., Monday, December 6, 2021 at the
Clay County Administration Building, fourth floor, Purchasing Department, 477 Houston Street,
Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043 for the following:
RFQ No. 21/22-9, Continuing General Engineering Consulting Services
For Planning And Design
Qualifications will be opened at 9:00 A.M., or as soon thereafter, on Tuesday, December 7, 2021
in the Clay County Administration Building, Conference Room “B”, fourth floor, 477 Houston St,
Green Cove Springs, Florida.
The opened Qualifications will be read aloud and preserved in the custody of the Purchasing
Department for later examination for conformance to all bid requirements. The Finance and Audit
Committee of the Board will present its recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners
as soon thereafter as possible.
Qualifications will not be valid unless received by the RFQ deadline and in a sealed envelope
marked “RFQ No. 21/22-9, Continuing General Engineering Consulting Services For
Planning And Design”. Envelopes are to be submitted in person or delivered by courier to the
above address. No postal mail will be accepted.
After due consideration, Clay County intends to entertain a short list of firms. Staff will begin
negotiations with the number one ranked Consultant derived from the Clay County Board of
County Commissioners short listing. If the negotiation with the Consultant is successful, contract
procedures will be initiated. If a successful negotiation cannot be reached, the County may seek a
proposal from the number two, then number three ranked Consultant if deemed necessary by the
County.
During the Request for Qualification Period, from publication of the Notice of a Request for
Qualifications to the making of a Bid Decision, and during any related Protest Period, Bidders are
prohibited from contacting, by any means, whether orally, telephonically, electronically or in
writing, any member of the Board, any County Employee, including the County Manager, the
County Attorney, or the Commission Auditor, any member of the designated Evaluation
Committee or any agent of the County regarding the Request for Qualifications in any
respect, with the exception of (i) inquiries may be submitted to the Purchasing Department or
other County Employees or agents if specifically provided in the Request for Qualifications (ii)
pre-Bid conferences provided for in the request package; and (iii) formal presentations by Bidders
to the designated Evaluation Committee or to the Board or any committee thereof specifically
contemplated in the Request for Qualifications. For information concerning procedures for
responding to this Bid, contact the Purchasing Division, Donna Fish, Purchasing Department,
(904) 278-3761 or by email: purchasing@claycountygov.com
The County reserves the right to waive formalities in any response, to reject any or all responses
with or without cause, to waive technical and non-technical or non-material defects in the
solicitation or submittal of any responses, including the lack of availability of adequate funds,
regulatory agency requirements, to make award in part or completely, and/or to accept the response
that, in its judgment, will be in the best interest of the County of Clay. Bid proposals in which the
prices obviously are unbalanced will be rejected. Interested vendors are advised that the Clay
County Board of County Commissioners has a local preference policy and Buy American policy.
The
complete
policy
for
both
can
be
viewed
at:
https://www.claycountygov.com/government/purchasing/vendor-information
FOLLOWING THE BID OPENING AND TABULATION, A “NOTICE OF INTENT TO
AWARD BID” OR A “NOTICE OF REJECTION OF ALL BIDS” WILL BE POSTED ON
THE INTERNET AT: https://www.claycountygov.com/government/purchasing/bcc-bid-tabs-
current-bids-intent-bids-rejection-bids THIS WEB PAGE CAN ALSO BE ACCESSED FROM
THE
HOMEPAGE
OF
THE
COUNTY’S
WEBSITE
AT:
HTTPS://WWW.CLAYCOUNTYGOV.COM/HOME BY FOLLOWING THE “NOTICE OF INTENT
BIDS” LINK UNDER THE “BUSINESS” ROLLOVER BUTTON ON THE COUNTY’S
HOMEPAGE. NO OTHER NOTICE WILL BE POSTED.
PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS ARE NOTIFIED THAT THE FAILURE TO INCLUDE
WITHIN THE SEALED BID ENVELOPE A PROPER BID BOND OR OTHER SECURITY
APPROVED UNDER THE COUNTY’S PURCHASING POLICY, IF REQUIRED FOR
THIS REQUEST,WILL RESULT IN REJECTION OF THE BID AND SHALL, AS WELL
AS THE FAILURE TO FILE A WRITTEN NOTICE OF PROTEST AND TO FILE A
WRITTEN PETITION INITIATING A FORMAL PROTEST PROCEEDING WITHIN
THE TIMES AND IN THE MANNER PRESCRIBED IN CHAPTER 8, SECTION I OF THE
COUNTY’S PURCHASING POLICY SHALL, CONSTITUTE A WAIVER OF THE
RIGHT TO PROTEST THE BID REQUEST, ANY ADDENDUM THERETO, OR THE BID
DECISION, AS APPLICABLE, AND TO INITIATE A FORMAL PROTEST
PROCEEDING UNDER THE PURCHASING POLICY. THE COUNTY’S PURCHASING
POLICY CAN BE VIEWED AT THE COUNTY’S WEBSITE BY FOLLOWING THE
APPROPRIATE LINKS FROM THE HOMEPAGE ADDRESS SET FORTH ABOVE.
IF A PROSPECTIVE BIDDER IS IN DOUBT WHETHER THIS REQUEST REQUIRES A
BID BOND, SUCH PROSPECTIVE BIDDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING
APPROPRIATE INQUIRY.
A PERSON OR AFFILIATE WHO HAS BEEN PLACED ON THE CONVICTED VENDOR LIST FOLLOWING
A CONVICTION FOR A PUBLIC ENTITY CRIME MAY NOT SUBMIT A BID ON A CONTRACT TO PROVIDE
ANY GOODS OR SERVICES TO A PUBLIC ENTITY, MAY NOT SUBMIT A BID ON A CONTRACT WITH A
PUBLIC ENTITY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OR REPAIR OF A PUBLIC BUILDING OR PUBLIC WORK,
MAY NOT SUBMIT BIDS ON LEASES OF REAL PROPERTY TO A PUBLIC ENTITY, MAY NOT BE
AWARDED OR PERFORM WORK AS A CONTRACTOR, SUPPLIER, SUBCONTRACTOR, OR
CONSULTANT UNDER A CONTRACT WITH ANY PUBLIC ENTITY, AND MAY NOT TRANSACT BUSINESS
WITH ANY PUBLIC ENTITY IN EXCESS OF THE THRESHOLD AMOUNT PROVIDED IN SECTION
287.017, FLORIDA STATUTES, FOR CATEGORY TWO FOR A PERIOD OF 36 MONTHS FROM THE
DATE OF BEING PLACED ON THE CONVICTED VENDOR LIST
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BID ADVERTISEMENTS SCHEDULE
RFQ No. 21/22-9, Continuing General Engineering Consulting Services
For Planning And Design
(CLAY TODAY) For publication on: November 4, 2021

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