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City of Claremont, New Hampshire Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
Water Engineering Services

The City of Claremont, New Hampshire (City), Department of Public Works (DPW), issues this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for consulting engineer services (Engineer) to provide general and recurring engineering services for water distribution, SRF funding, design and construction, water treatment and in-line turbine energy project permitting. The Selected consultant will be pre-qualified to provide services on an on-call basis through June 30, 2021, with an option to extend on a yearly basis after a performance review for up to 4 additional years. The initial project will be to replace 2” water lines on multiple streets within the city.

The Department seeks qualified consultants to provide analysis, evaluation, recommendations, design, management, scoping, planning, estimating, implementation, permitting, bidding, construction related engineering services, and resident engineering services on an as needed basis.

Qualifications Statements shall be submitted by qualified firms that have a capable and demonstrable background in the aspects of work described in the Scope of Services of this RFQ. Firms submitting Qualifications Statements must be licensed to practice engineering in the State of New Hampshire and listed on the State of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services’ Roster of Prequalified Consulting Engineers. It is the intent of this RFQ to select one qualified firm with expertise in the engineering disciplines listed in the Scope of Services.

Any questions regarding this RFQ may be addressed to Victor St. Pierre, Director of Public Works, at vstpierre@claremontnh.com All questions received and their corresponding responses will be issued as an addendum to this RFQ on the City’s website. Prospective consultants shall be solely responsible for obtaining all questions and answers related to this RFQ.

Qualification Statements are due at the City of Claremont City Hall, Office of the City Manager, located at 58 Opera House Square, Claremont, NH 03743 no later than 2:00 pm, on Thursday February 6, 2020. Three (3) hard copies and one (1) electronic copy (in .pdf format on USB thumb drive) are required. Submissions will not be accepted via fax or email. Submissions received at the above address after this time will not be considered.

The submittal shall be entitled:

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS – WATER ENGINEERING SERVICES

City of Claremont, New Hampshire

Copies of the RFQ, and any issued addenda can be obtained from the City’s website.

City of Claremont, New Hampshire
Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
Wetland and Stormwater Engineering Services

A. Scope of Services

The scope of services associated with this RFQ includes all aspects of project development focused on:
• Replacement of 2” or smaller water lines as they approach end of service
• Removal of lead service lines, goosenecks and fittings
• Distribution and looping for improvement of water system
• Design, estimating, bid documents for use with SRF funds. Loan is in place.
• Construction services as needed
• Water turbine to energy projects
• Water treatment plant operations
• This list is not all-encompassing but does include base services that can be expected to be provided during the course of the subject contract for Water Engineering Services.

This work includes, but is not limited to: design services, permitting assistance, bid document preparation, construction, oversight/administration, proposal development, engineering study/review and analysis, peer plan review, grant/loan funding application, project coordination and administration assistance, and other general engineering tasks as they arise.

Project tasks proposed as a part of the scope for these services may vary greatly depending on available funding, the urgency of the requested service, and the nature of the proposed work. Consultant selection does not guarantee the award of any particular scope of work. In addition to having sufficient resources to complete requested tasks, the selected Consultant must have the ability to complete those tasks within the time frames established by the City. These time frames may be of a short duration or for emergency situations.

The general description of services to be provided by the Consultant follows.

B. Qualifications Statement

Prospective consultants shall submit a Qualifications Statement in response to this RFQ. The Qualifications Statement shall be limited to 20 single-sided or 10 double-sided pages and shall include the following (page covers, tabs/dividers, the cover letter and resumes are not included within the page count):

1. Cover Letter: Signed by a representative of the consultant firm authorized to enter into contracts and commit the staff and corporate resources to complete the scope of work as expeditiously as possible.

2. Firm Profile: Provide a general outline of the firm, including brief history, areas of practice/service, place(s) of business of the firm, and the office from which the services of this RFQ will be provided. If the firm is proposing the use of subconsultants to perform any aspects of the defined base services, similar information on each additional firm shall be included.

3. Project Team: Provide a description of the project team proposed to provide the services identified in this RFQ. Identify the Project Team Manager/Main Client Contact and other key personnel who would be charged with providing services to the City. The Project Team Manager shall be a registered professional engineer in the State of New Hampshire. Provide individual resumes of no more than two pages each describing the background and experience of each key employee. If the firm is proposing the use of subconsultants to perform any aspects of the defined services, resumes for subconsultant personnel should be included as well.

4. Firm’s Related Experience: Provide a description of the experience of the firm and project team, including specific examples of similar work and their relationship to the services included in this RFQ. Provide other pertinent information that may clearly and effectively identify the prospective consultant as a qualified firm. General promotional materials are not needed or wanted.

5. References: Up to three (3) references shall be provided for relevant projects completed over the past five (5) years. Include names of contact persons with email addresses and telephone numbers to facilitate contacting them.

6. Firm Performance: Provide a statement describing what procedures your firm proposes to implement and follow to ensure quality end products and successful project outcomes for the proposed General Engineering Services. 

C. Consultant Selection

The selection process will be a Qualifications Based Selection (QBS). It is the City’s intent to select a consultant based on the merits of the firm’s Qualification Statement. Qualification packages will be scored and ranked. The top firms may be interviewed. The firm that is ranked the highest will be notified and the City will meet with the selected firm to negotiate hourly fees for engineering services, terms, and conditions of the contract and applicable insurance coverage. If not agreed upon with the selected firm, the City will entertain entering into negotiations from the second-rated consulting firm and so on, until an agreement is reached. The City reserves the right to discontinue the selection process at any time prior to awarding the contract.

D. Other

This RFQ does not commit the City of Claremont to pay any costs incurred by engineering firms in the preparation, submission, or presentation of a qualifications package. By submitting to this RFQ, the firm is authorizing the City to request any relevant information or ask any questions in order to make an informed decision. The firm further agrees to release the City from any liability in the review of the firm’s Qualifications Statement and references.

If the Selection Committee feels, at any time, that a firm’s Qualification Statement contains false or misleading statements, references, or any other matter which does not support a function, attribute, capability, or condition as stated by the firm or firms submitting, the submittal shall be rejected, regardless of the status of the phase of the selection process.


City of Claremont, New Hampshire Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
Wastewater Engineering Services

The City of Claremont, New Hampshire (City), Department of Public Works (DPW), issues this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for consulting engineer services (Engineer) to provide general and recurring engineering services for wastewater collection, SRF funding, design and construction, wastewater plant improvements. The Selected consultant will be pre-qualified to provide services on an on-call basis through June 30, 2021, with an option to extend on a yearly basis after a performance review for up to 4 additional years. The initial project will be to do electrical improvements to the treatment plant and options for sludge to compost process.

The Department seeks qualified consultants to provide Analysis, evaluation, recommendations, design, management, scoping, planning, estimating, implementation, permitting, bidding, construction related engineering services, and resident engineering services on an as needed basis.

Qualifications Statements shall be submitted by qualified firms that have a capable and demonstrable background in the aspects of work described in the Scope of Services of this RFQ. Firms submitting Qualifications Statements must be licensed to practice engineering in the State of New Hampshire and listed on the State of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services’ Roster of Prequalified Consulting Engineers. It is the intent of this RFQ to select one qualified firm with expertise in the engineering disciplines listed in the Scope of Services.

Any questions regarding this RFQ may be addressed to Victor St. Pierre, Director of Public Works, at vstpierre@claremontnh.com All questions received and their corresponding responses will be issued as an addendum to this RFQ on the City’s website. Prospective consultants shall be solely responsible for obtaining all questions and answers related to this RFQ.

Qualification Statements are due at the City of Claremont City Hall, Office of the City Manager, located at 58 Opera House Square, Claremont, NH 03743 no later than 2:00 pm, on Thursday February 6, 2020. Three (3) hard copies and one (1) electronic copy (in .pdf format on USB thumb drive) are required. Submissions will not be accepted via fax or email. Submissions received at the above address after this time will not be considered.

The submittal shall be entitled:

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS – WASTEWATER ENGINEERING SERVICES

City of Claremont, New Hampshire

Copies of the RFQ, and any issued addenda can be obtained from the City’s website.

City of Claremont, New Hampshire
Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
WASTEWATER ENGINEERING SERVICES

A. Scope of Services

The scope of services associated with this RFQ includes all aspects of project development focused on:
• Upgrade electrical components at the wastewater treatment plant
• Process engineering as needed
• NPDES permit is due July 2012, review and submit support
• Dewatering equipment upgrades
• Compost system improvements
• PFAS/PFOA information support on bio-solids
• Collection system replacement design, bid and construct
• SRF funding applications and support
• Energy and environmental improvements
• This list is not all-encompassing but does include base services that can be expected to be provided during the course of the subject contract for Wastewater Engineering Services

This work includes, but is not limited to: design services, permitting assistance, bid document preparation, construction oversight/administration, proposal development, engineering study/review and analysis, peer plan review, grant/loan funding application, project coordination and administration assistance, and other general engineering tasks as they arise.

Project tasks proposed as a part of the scope for these services may vary greatly depending on available funding, the urgency of the requested service, and the nature of the proposed work. Consultant selection does not guarantee the award of any particular scope of work. In addition to having sufficient resources to complete requested tasks, the selected Consultant must have the ability to complete those tasks within the time frames established by the City. These time frames may be of a short duration or for emergency situations.

The general description of services to be provided by the Consultant follows.

B. Qualifications Statement

Prospective consultants shall submit a Qualifications Statement in response to this RFQ. The Qualifications Statement shall be limited to 20 single-sided or 10 double-sided pages and shall include the following (page covers, tabs/dividers, the cover letter and resumes are not included within the page count):

1. Cover Letter: Signed by a representative of the consultant firm authorized to enter into contracts and commit the staff and corporate resources to complete the scope of work as expeditiously as possible.

2. Firm Profile: Provide a general outline of the firm, including brief history, areas of practice/service, place(s) of business of the firm, and the office from which the services of this RFQ will be provided. If the firm is proposing the use of subconsultants to perform any aspects of the defined base services, similar information on each additional firm shall be included.

3. Project Team: Provide a description of the project team proposed to provide the services identified in this RFQ. Identify the Project Team Manager/Main Client Contact and other key personnel who would be charged with providing services to the City. The Project Team Manager shall be a registered professional engineer in the State of New Hampshire. Provide individual resumes of no more than two pages each describing the background and experience of each key employee. If the firm is proposing the use of subconsultants to perform any aspects of the defined services, resumes for subconsultant personnel should be included as well.

4. Firm’s Related Experience: Provide a description of the experience of the firm and project team, including specific examples of similar work and their relationship to the services included in this RFQ. Provide other pertinent information that may clearly and effectively identify the prospective consultant as a qualified firm. General promotional materials are not needed or wanted.

5. References: Up to three (3) references shall be provided for relevant projects completed over the past five (5) years. Include names of contact persons with email addresses and telephone numbers to facilitate contacting them.

6. Firm Performance: Provide a statement describing what procedures your firm proposes to implement and follow to ensure quality end products and successful project outcomes for the proposed General Engineering Services. 

C. Consultant Selection

The selection process will be a Qualifications Based Selection (QBS). It is the City’s intent to select a consultant based on the merits of the firm’s Qualification Statement. Qualification packages will be scored and ranked. The top firms may be interviewed. The firm that is ranked the highest will be notified and the City will meet with the selected firm to negotiate hourly fees for engineering services, terms, and conditions of the contract and applicable insurance coverage. If not agreed upon with the selected firm, the City will entertain entering into negotiations from the second-rated consulting firm and so on, until an agreement is reached. The City reserves the right to discontinue the selection process at any time prior to awarding the contract.

D. Other

This RFQ does not commit the City of Claremont to pay any costs incurred by engineering firms in the preparation, submission, or presentation of a qualifications package. By submitting to this RFQ, the firm is authorizing the City to request any relevant information or ask any questions in order to make an informed decision. The firm further agrees to release the City from any liability in the review of the firm’s Qualifications Statement and references.

If the Selection Committee feels, at any time, that a firm’s Qualification Statement contains false or misleading statements, references, or any other matter which does not support a function, attribute, capability, or condition as stated by the firm or firms submitting, the submittal shall be rejected, regardless of the status of the phase of the selection process.


City of Claremont, New Hampshire Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
Wetland and Stormwater Engineering Services

The City of Claremont, New Hampshire (City), Department of Public Works (DPW), issues this Request For Qualifications (RFQ) for consulting engineer services (Engineer) to provide general and recurring engineering services for Wetland permitting, flood control and stormwater projects. The Selected consultant will be pre-qualified to provide services on an on-call basis through June 30, 2021, with an option to extend on a yearly basis after a performance review for up to 4 additional years.

The Department seeks qualified consultants to provide Analysis, evaluation, recommendations, design, management, scoping, planning, estimating, implementation, permitting, bidding, construction related engineering services, and resident engineering services on an as needed basis.

Qualifications Statements shall be submitted by qualified firms that have a capable and demonstrable background in the aspects of work described in the Scope of Services of this RFQ. Firms submitting Qualifications Statements must be licensed to practice engineering in the State of New Hampshire and listed on the State of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services’ Roster of Prequalified Consulting Engineers. It is the intent of this RFQ to select one qualified firm with expertise in the engineering disciplines listed in the Scope of Services.

Any questions regarding this RFQ may be addressed to Victor St. Pierre, Director of Public Works, at vstpierre@claremontnh.com  All questions received and their corresponding responses will be issued as an addendum to this RFQ on the City’s website. Prospective consultants shall be solely responsible for obtaining all questions and answers related to this RFQ.

Qualification Statements are due at the City of Claremont City Hall, Office of the City Manager, located at 58 Opera House Square, Claremont, NH 03743 no later than 2:00 pm, on Thursday February 6, 2020. Three (3) hard copies and one (1) electronic copy (in .pdf format on USB thumb drive) are required. Submissions will not be accepted via fax or email. Submissions received at the above address after this time will not be considered.

The submittal shall be entitled:

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS – WETLAND AND STORMWATER ENGINEERING SERVICES

City of Claremont, New Hampshire

Copies of the RFQ, and any issued addenda can be obtained from the City’s website.

City of Claremont, New Hampshire
Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
Wetland and Stormwater Engineering Services

A. Scope of Services

The scope of services associated with this RFQ includes all aspects of project development focused on:
•  wetland regulation and permitting,
•  river bank stabilization, erosion control
•  washouts, culvert sizing
•  dam and spillway upgrade
•  stormwater management
•  maintenance, and/or replacement of City-owned culverts, stream infrastructure
•  This list is not all-encompassing but does include base services that can be expected to be provided during the course of the subject contract for Wetland and Stormwater Engineering Services

This work includes, but is not limited to: design services, permitting assistance, bid document preparation, construction oversight/administration, proposal development, engineering study/review and analysis, peer plan review, grant/loan funding application, project coordination and administration assistance, and other general engineering tasks as they arise.

Project tasks proposed as a part of the scope for these services may vary greatly depending on available funding, the urgency of the requested service, and the nature of the proposed work. Consultant selection does not guarantee the award of any particular scope of work. In addition to having sufficient resources to complete requested tasks, the selected Consultant must have the ability to complete those tasks within the time frames established by the City. These time frames may be of a short duration or for emergency situations.

The general description of services to be provided by the Consultant follows.

B. Qualifications Statement

Prospective consultants shall submit a Qualifications Statement in response to this RFQ. The Qualifications Statement shall be limited to 20 single-sided or 10 double-sided pages and shall include the following (page covers, tabs/dividers, the cover letter and resumes are not included within the page count):

1. Cover Letter: Signed by a representative of the consultant firm authorized to enter into contracts and commit the staff and corporate resources to complete the scope of work as expeditiously as possible.

2. Firm Profile: Provide a general outline of the firm, including brief history, areas of practice/service, place(s) of business of the firm, and the office from which the services of this RFQ will be provided. If the firm is proposing the use of subconsultants to perform any aspects of the defined base services, similar information on each additional firm shall be included.

3. Project Team: Provide a description of the project team proposed to provide the services identified in this RFQ. Identify the Project Team Manager/Main Client Contact and other key personnel who would be charged with providing services to the City. The Project Team Manager shall be a registered professional engineer in the State of New Hampshire. Provide individual resumes of no more than two pages each describing the background and experience of each key employee. If the firm is proposing the use of subconsultants to perform any aspects of the defined services, resumes for subconsultant personnel should be included as well.

4. Firm’s Related Experience: Provide a description of the experience of the firm and project team, including specific examples of similar work and their relationship to the services included in this RFQ. Provide other pertinent information that may clearly and effectively identify the prospective consultant as a qualified firm. General promotional materials are not needed or wanted.

5. References: Up to three (3) references shall be provided for relevant projects completed over the past five (5) years. Include names of contact persons with email addresses and telephone numbers to facilitate contacting them.

6. Firm Performance: Provide a statement describing what procedures your firm proposes to implement and follow to ensure quality end products and successful project outcomes for the proposed General Engineering Services. 

C. Consultant Selection

The selection process will be a Qualifications Based Selection (QBS). It is the City’s intent to select a consultant based on the merits of the firm’s Qualification Statement. Qualification packages will be scored and ranked. The top firms may be interviewed. The firm that is ranked the highest will be notified and the City will meet with the selected firm to negotiate hourly fees for engineering services, terms, and conditions of the contract and applicable insurance coverage. If not agreed upon with the selected firm, the City will entertain entering into negotiations from the second-rated consulting firm and so on, until an agreement is reached. The City reserves the right to discontinue the selection process at any time prior to awarding the contract.

D. Other

This RFQ does not commit the City of Claremont to pay any costs incurred by engineering firms in the preparation, submission, or presentation of a qualifications package. By submitting to this RFQ, the firm is authorizing the City to request any relevant information or ask any questions in order to make an informed decision. The firm further agrees to release the City from any liability in the review of the firm’s Qualifications Statement and references.

If the Selection Committee feels, at any time, that a firm’s Qualification Statement contains false or misleading statements, references, or any other matter which does not support a function, attribute, capability, or condition as stated by the firm or firms submitting, the submittal shall be rejected, regardless of the status of the phase of the selection process.


REQUEST FOR QUOTES

STEVENS BROOK CONSERVATION EASEMENT
NATURE TRAIL CONSTRUCTION

The City of Claremont is seeking quotes from qualified companies for construction of approximately 3,000 feet of new nature trail within the Stevens Brook Conservation Easement.  The layout of the trail can be viewed here.  Please note that a 30-ft pedestrian bridge for crossing the Stevens Brook will be part of the project.  The Vendor will be responsible for obtaining any and all permits needed for the bridge.

Please submit a quote that is all inclusive of man-hours, material, and equipment.  Volunteers can be used as deemed appropriate.  We would like this project to start Spring/Early Summer 2020.     Please provide a list of 3 commercial references in New England where you have recently completed construction projects of this nature.    

The Vendor is responsible for all necessary and appropriate insurances.

Questions can be directed to Gary Dickerman at gdman411@gmail.com.

Send written proposals to:  Stevens Brook Trail, City of Claremont, Planning and Development Department, 14 North Street, Claremont, NH  03743.  Proposals must be clearly marked “Stevens Brook Trail”.

Send email proposals to: dbearse@claremontnh.com Please use the words “Stevens Brook” in the subject line.

Deadline: March 1, 2020