REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS GILES COUNTY TRAIL EXPANSION

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
GILES COUNTY TRAIL EXPANSION

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The Giles County Board of Supervisors is soliciting qualifications and proposals for civil engineering services to assist in the design of a trail system extending from the new Trail Center at Mountain Lake to Bald Knob and the Appalachian Trail, in association with a $500,000 Federal Lands Access Program grant. The project will consist of 2.5 miles of trail construction, 1,200 liner feet of sidewalk, parking area, and trail signage design. The design services will include surveying, stormwater evaluation and design, pavement design, permitting, construction monitoring, and coordination with landowner and the Department of Transportation. MBE/WBE/SBE/SWaM/DBE firms are encouraged to submit qualifications.

Applicants must comply with the following: President’s Executive Order Number 11246 prohibiting discrimination in employment regarding race, color, creed, sex, or national origin; the President’s Executive Orders Number 12138 and 11625 regarding utilization of MBE/WBE firms; and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as all other VDOT requirements. Bidders must certify that they do not or will not maintain or provide for their employees any facilities that are segregated on the~basis of race, color, creed, or national origin.

Proposals will be evaluated in compliance with Virginia Code Section 2.2-4301 (3) (a). The county shall engage in individual discussions with three or more offerors deemed fully qualified, responsible and suitable on the basis of initial responses and with emphasis on professional competence, to provide the required services and shall thereafter select in the order of preference three or more offerors whose professional qualifications and proposed services are deemed most meritorious. Negotiations shall then be conducted, beginning with the offeror ranked first. If a contract satisfactory and advantageous to the county can be negotiated at a price considered fair and reasonable, the award shall be made to that offeror. Otherwise, negotiations with the offeror ranked first shall be formally terminated and negotiations conducted with the offeror ranked second, and so on until such a contract can be negotiated at a fair and reasonable price.

The Board reserves the right to reject any or all proposals or to decline the award to any or all Proposers. The submission of a proposal does not by implication or expression commit the Board to enter into an agreement with that Proposer, or any other Proposer. No agreement shall occur until a resolution formally approving such agreement has been enacted by the Board and a written contract has been executed.

A copy of the full Request for Proposal is available on the county website or at the County Administration Office, 315, North Main Street, Pearisburg, VA 24134. All proposals should be submitted via email to mbray@gilescounty.org or by hard copy at the above address, no later than 1:30 PM on Thursday, March 13, 2024.

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