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 firstname.lastname@example.org