REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

Carbon County seeks statements of interest and qualifications from engineering firms for the provision of engineering services for the Carbon County Airport near Price, Utah for a term of five years.

After receiving proposals, the County may require interviews or presentations from firms interested in acting as Carbon counsel for Carbon County.  Carbon County reserves the right to negotiate with firms submitting proposals and may request that applicants be willing to make changes to the scope of representation and the terms upon which their representation would be based. The contract entered into shall be subject to the provisions of Executive Order 11246 (Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Employment Opportunity) and to the provisions of the Department of Transportation Regulations 49 CFR Part 23 (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Participation).

The firm chosen will assist Carbon County with projects at the airport, which may include, in no order of priority, the following:
Pavement preservation;
Acquisition of snow removal equipment;
Construction of snow removal equipment building;
Rehabilitate runway 15/33 lighting;
Construct taxilane.

STATEMENT OF INTEREST AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Proposals submitted should include the following:

(a) a brief statement of the firm’s general ability and willingness to act as the County’s engineer and technical adviser on general airport operations, general aviation matters, airport development and maintenance, compliance with FAA regulations and other applicable statutes and rules, and a declaration that it is free of any conflicts of interest which would prevent the firm from representing Carbon County;

(b) the names and curriculum vitae of the lead engineers and all associate counsel who will act as litigation counsel;

(c) a statement as to the firm’s experience in providing engineering services to other airports, along with a list of airport and aviation related clients;

(d) evidence of general liability and professional liability insurance.

PROPOSALS DUE:

Statements of interest must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “Airport Engineer” by 5:00 p.m. on March 5, 2019 to the Carbon County Clerk/Auditor’s office located at 751 E 100 N, Suite 1100, Price UT 84501.

Proposals will be opened and acknowledged on the record at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Carbon County Board of Commissioners on March 6, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. at 751 East 100 North, in the Commission Chambers on the Second Floor.  An award of contract will be made at a later date after the proposals have been reviewed by the County Commission.

PROPOSAL EVALUATION:

Statements of interest and qualifications will be evaluated by the Carbon County Board of Commissioners pursuant to FAA Advisory Circular 150/5100-14E Change 1.  Carbon County will select the firm which scores the highest after evaluating the following components of the request as follows:

(a) capability of the firm to perform all or most aspects of the proposed projects at the Carbon County airport in accordance with FAA regulations, policies and procedures (50%);

(b) demonstrated experience in providing similar engineering services similar to those proposed in this request (25%);

(c) familiarity with the Carbon County Airport or similarly situated airports within the Western United States (25%);

(d) ability of the firm to meet with Airport officials on site or at their offices, as well as ability to be on site as needed for consultation while projects are ongoing (25%);

Carbon County will select the firm that it believes most likely to provide superior results for Carbon County and its citizens based on the above criteria. Carbon County will then negotiate a scope of work and fees for consulting services with the selected firm.

Carbon County also reserves the right to modify this solicitation at any time.  Carbon County further reserves the right to consider proposals in a closed session of its meeting as allowed by Utah Code Annotated section 52-4-205(1)(c).

The contract entered into shall be subject to the provisions of Executive Order 11246 (Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Employment Opportunity) and to the provisions of the Department of Transportation Regulations 49 CFR Part 23 (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Participation).

Questions regarding this proposal should be submitted to Christian Bryner at (435) 636-3704 or christian.bryner@carbon.utah.gov.

Published in the ETV Newspaper February 13, 20 & 27, 2019.

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