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(RFQ) Request for Qualifications _ Safe Routes to School Project

Post Date:11/13/2019 11:59 p.m.

CITY OF EAST WENATCHEE
NOTICE TO CONSULTANTS FOR
KENROY ELEMENTARY AND STERLING INTERMEDIATE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROJECTS

The City of East Wenatchee solicits interest from consulting firms with expertise in Civil Engineering Design. This agreement will be for approximately one (1) year in duration with the option for the City of East Wenatchee to extend it for additional time and money if necessary.  Consultants will be considered for the following projects.

The City of East Wenatchee reserves the right to amend terms of this “Request for Qualifications” (RFQ) to circulate various addenda, or to withdraw the RFQ at any time, regardless of how much time and effort consultants have spent on their responses.

Project Description: Kenroy Elementary Safe Routes to School Project
The work to be performed by the CONSULTANT consists of preparing preliminary engineering design for pedestrian improvements along the 5th St NE corridor adjacent to Kenroy Elementary from June Ave to Kentucky Ave. In addition, improvements will be extended up Jonathan Ave approximately 580’ and up Kansas Ave approximately 340’. This project has a nine (9) percent UDBE goal. The major features of the project are as follows:

• Constructing sidewalks, buffer strips, raised intersection, narrow lane widths, illumination, flashing LED stop signs, crosswalk markings, and pedestrian signage. 

Project Description: Sterling Intermediate Safe Routes to School Project
The work to be performed by the CONSULTANT consists of preparing preliminary engineering design for pedestrian improvements along the 5th St NE corridor adjacent to Sterling Intermediate from N Grover Pl to James Ave, then James Ave from 5th St NE to 8th St NE. This project has a nine (9) percent UDBE goal. The major features of the project are as follows:

• Constructing sidewalks, buffer strips, mini roundabout, raised intersection, rectangular rapid flashing beacons, narrow lane widths, illumination, flashing LED stop signs, crosswalk markings,               and pedestrian signage. 

The City of East Wenatchee reserves the right to retain the services of the successful firm(s) for any subsequent phases (R/W, CN) associated with these projects.

Evaluation Criteria
Submittals will be evaluated and ranked based on the following criteria:
1) Qualification of Proposed Project Manager
2) Qualifications/Expertise of Firm 
3) Ability to meet schedule
4) Approach to project
5) Familiarity with WSDOT/FHWA standards
6) Past Performance/References
7) Approach to meet the UDBE goal (UDBE Participation Plan) 

Submittal
Submittals, one for each project, should include the following information: Firm name, phone and fax numbers; Name of Principal-in-Charge and Project Manager; and Number of employees in each firm proposed to project.
Please submit FOUR copies of your Statement of Qualifications for each project to: City of East Wenatchee, 271 9th Street NE East Wenatchee, WA 98802, Attention City Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 12, 2019.  Submittals will not be accepted after that time and date.   Any questions regarding these projects should be directed to Tom Wachholder, Project Development Manager, at 509-884-1829.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
The City of East Wenatchee in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), commits to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability, in all of its programs and activities. This material can be made available in an alternate format by emailing Maria Holman, City Clerk at mholman@east-wenatchee.com or by calling 509-886-6103.  

Title VI Statement
The City of East Wenatchee in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex in consideration for an award.

Dates of publication in the Wenatchee World:  November 10, 2019 and November 17, 2019