Trail Center Engineering RFP

The Giles County Board of Supervisors is soliciting qualification statements and  proposals from qualified engineering firms for services related to the design and  construction of a trail, trail center, and associated parking and entrances. The projects  will be partially administered and constructed by the County as well as a contracting firm  procured for the construction of the trail center building. Services required will include  engineering studies, design and drafting, cost estimates, environmental permit  applications and compliance, construction inspection, and project management. This project will be funded, in part, through ARC POWER and the Appalachian Trail  Conservancy. MBE/WBE/SBE 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. 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 two 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 two 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 and Town 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. Should the County and Town determine in writing and in their sole  discretion that only one offeror is fully qualified, or that one offeror is clearly more  highly qualified and suitable than the others under consideration, a contract may be  negotiated and awarded to that offeror.


Qualified, licensed firms shall submit five bound copies of proposals including forms SF 254 and SF-255. Proposals shall be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on January 20, 2021, to the  attention of Chris McKlarney, 315 North Main Street, Pearisburg, VA 24134. Questions  may be addressed to Chris McKlarney at 540-921-2525 or by email at

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