Request for Proposals: North Groundwater Well Field and Supply Water Line
Freese and Nichols, Inc. (FNI) is working with the Greenbelt Municipal and Industrial Water Authority (GMIWA) to provide study, design, bid, and construction management services for the North Groundwater Well Field and Supply Water Line. As part of this work, NFI requires support from qualified subconsultants for the following: (1) Field Survey, (2) Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) Exploration (3) Geotechnical Drilling and Laboratory Testing, (4) Well Designer, (5) Easement Acquisition Firm. The general work scope for each item is described below.
(1) General Description for Field Survey Work Scope: Field surveyor to tie-in all requested surface topographic features within identified survey boundaries, measure inverts of requested structures/pipelines, locate existing utilities, identify existing property owners/boundaries and existing easements, and complete property research. Field surveyor will be responsible for obtaining right of entry as needed to complete the work.
(2) General Description for SUE Exploration: SUE surveyor to review proposed alignment, identify existing utilities through plan review and field survey, and exploratory investigation of selected utilities via vacuum excavation or other similar means.
(3) Geotechnical Drilling and Laboratory Testing: Geotechnical driller to conduct field exploration, perform laboratory testing, and provide data results.
(4) Well Designer: FNI requests support from a qualified firm to perform well design including reviewing existing study information, pilot testing, pump design and selection, well casing and screen design, above ground piping and valves, and general construction representation. FNI will provide electrical design to support the well design.
(5) Easement Acquisition Firm: FNI requests support from a qualified firm to identify locations and alignments where easements will be needed, determine landowners and stakeholders, negotiate easement acquisition, and review existing easements already acquired.
(6) Archeological Studies: FNI requests support from a qualified firm to evaluate proposed alignment and well sites, identify any potential NRHP sites, perform archeological investigations, coordinate and acquire necessary permits through the Texas Historical Commission, and any other work required to permit the project.
Submittal Format: FNI requests a statement of qualifications from your firm if you are interested in providing these services. The statement of qualifications shall be in the form of a response letter (Maximum two pages), indicating your firm’s ability to meet the requirements of this project submitted electronically to:
Freese and Nichols, Inc.
801 Cherry Street, Suite 2800
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Attn. Andrew Richardson
Submittal Requirements: The response letter shall include the following items at a minimum. DO NOT INCLUDE COST INFORMATION with the qualification statement. Responses that include cost or pricing information will be rejected and will not be considered. FNI will evaluate the proposals to determine which firm has the best qualifications.
- Identification of work scope item(s) for which firm is submitting qualifications.
- Confirmation that the firm is capable of providing all services described therein.
- Any supporting documentation, such as resumes, certifications, etc. (these attachments are not counted as part of the page count).
- Firm’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) status.
- Past Experience with GMIWA, if any.
- Past Experience on a minimum of two projects of similar scope
- Confirmation that the firm can service the location of the GMIWA in Donley County.
Response Deadline: Please submit qualifications statement in electronic format via email by 5:00 pm on March 24, 2023. FNI will review all responses and provide notification by March 27, 2023.
This contract is contingent upon the release of funds from the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB). Any contract or contracts awarded under this Request for Proposals (RFP) and Statements of Qualifications are expected to be funded in part by funding from the TWDB. Neither the State of Texas nor any of its departments, agencies, or employees are or will be a party to this RFP and Statements of Qualifications or any resulting contract. RFQ’s are issued in accordance with Section 2254 of the Texas Government Code (Professional Services Act). This contract is subject to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, which includes EPA-approved fair share goals toward procurement of Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) firms. EPA rules require that applicants and prime contractors make a good faith effort to award a fair share of contracts, subcontracts, and procurements to M/WBEs through demonstration of the six affirmative steps. For more details of the DBE Program and the current, applicable fair share goals, please visit http://www.twdb.texas.gov/financial/programs/DBE/index.asp.
Equal Opportunity in Employment — All qualified Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap, or national origin. Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the President’s Executive Order No. 11246, as amended by Executive Order 11375, and as supplemented in Department of Labor regulations 41 CFR, Part 60. Small, minority and women-owned firms are encouraged to submit proposals.
A complete version of the TWDB document “TWDB-0210 Guidance Disadvantaged Business Enterprise for State Revolving Fund Projects” is available online at: https://www.twdb.texas.gov/financial/instructions/doc/TWDB-0210.pdf
Originally published February 8
Updated March 27