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Bid Title: RFP for Materials and Soil Testing Services and Special Inspections Services for Fire Stn. #2
Category: Construction Services
Status: Open

Notice of Request for Proposals for Materials and Soil Testing Services and Special Inspections Services for Davidson Fire Station # 2

August 12, 2016

The Town of Davidson is soliciting proposals from engineering firms for special inspections and material testing services for the construction of Fire Station # 2 on Davidson-Concord Road. The proposed station will be approximately 5000 enclosed square feet, including truck bays and residential areas, plus approximately 500 square feet of roofed exterior porch. Construction bids are due from contractors on August 18, 2016. Construction is slated to begin in mid-October, 2016.

Special inspections of soils and materials inspections will consist of testing of earthwork, cast-in-place concrete, and steel. See the Schedule of Special Inspections for information on required inspections. The project requires removal of unsuitable fill and replacement with structural fill prior to construction. Heavy-duty concrete driveways and bay floors for fire trucks will be required.

Brian Bumann of LaBella Associates is the architect on the project and will receive RFP submittals electronically until 4 p.m. on Friday, August 26 at . Complete plans, specifications, and contract documents are available for inspection; requests should be sent to . Questions regarding this RFP should be sent to no later than Friday, August 19, 2016.

Any firm wishing to be considered must be properly registered with the Office of the Secretary of State and with the North Carolina Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. Any firm proposing to use corporate subsidiaries or subcontractors must include a statement that these companies are properly registered with the NC Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

Submitted proposals should consist of the following information:
• Cover letter with the following:
o Statement of interest in the project.
o Identification of the point of contact for the RFP process with telephone number and email address.
o Name, address, telephone, email, and website for the prime firm.
o Signature of a duly authorized principal
• Qualifications and experience:
o Provide information about three similar projects on which the firm has performed testing and inspection services.
• Scope of Services:
o Outline the proposed services for soils, foundations, concrete, and steel testing, and any other services necessary (such as reporting and coordination with the general contractor) to complete the work.
• Itemized quote for services:
o Special inspections, including all soils and materials testing: tests, unit prices, hourly rates, and not-to-exceed expenditures.
o Hourly rates and approximate number of hours for additional work.
• Availability:
o Confirm the availability of staff to begin this project when construction begins.

Firms submitting proposals to perform the special inspections, soils, and materials testing on the Fire Station # 2 project will be evaluated based on a combination of price and other considerations. Although price will be a major component of the selection process we will also consider the following:
• The firm’s experience, knowledge, familiarity, and past performance with inspection and testing services with emphasis on construction similar to this project.
• The experience of the firm’s proposed staff to perform the type of work required.
• The firm’s understanding of the project-specific issues and their responsibility in delivering services for the project.
The town reserves the right to waive irregularities and the right to reject any proposals at any point during the selection process.

The selected firm will be required to furnish proof of professional liability insurance coverage in the minimum amount of $1,000,000, worker’s compensation coverage at the statutory limits, and automobile liability insurance with $250,000/$100,000 minimum limits.

The successful firm shall indemnify and hold harmless the Town of Davidson for claims and liabilities resulting from negligence, errors, or omissions of the firm; including, but not limited to, the engineers, technicians, or sub-consultants.

All work will run concurrent with the construction schedule, estimated to be eight months from the Notice to Proceed issued to the contractor.
Publication Date/Time:
8/12/2016 12:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
Open Until Contracted

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