Public Notice
Kittitas County, Ellensburg, WA

Notice of request for qualifications for Consulting Services Relating to Environmental Services Supporting Bowers Field ACIP.

Kittitas County is requesting Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) from qualified professionals for on-call consulting services relating to Environmental Services supporting implementation of the 2017-2022 Bowers Field Airport Capital Improvement Plan.  The contract will be for a two (2) year period with an opportunity for one-year extension if mutually agreed upon and approval is obtained from the Board of County Commissioners. 

The County provides no guarantee that any projects will become available.  However, as projects develop the County may need the services of hired consultants with expertise in the following areas:

  • Outreach and public involvement activities
  • Archaeological investigations, reports, and/or monitoring plans
  • Critical area evaluations
  • GIS support
  • Other technical planning, and environmental support

    See the full Statement of Qualification for detailed information regarding this request.


    If you wish to be considered for contract work under this SOQ, you must be a registered consultant on the Municipal Research and Service Center of Washington – Shared Small Works and Consultant Roster (

    If interested in providing contract services to the County, submit a sealed envelope to Mark R. Cook, Bowers Field Airport Manager, at 411 N. Ruby St. Suite 1, Ellensburg WA 98926 by 10:00 am on December 15, 2017, indicating your interest.  Submittals shall include a one page cover letter with the firm name as listed on the MRSC web site along with contact information.  Submittals shall also include four (4) copies of your Statement of Qualifications describing the firm’s or team’s ability to professionally provide the aforementioned services.

    Kittitas County reserves the right to reject any and all SOQ’s and to waive any informality in the interests of the County.


    Copies of the request for SOQ may be obtained from Kittitas County as follows:

    Kittitas County Public Works:

Qualification documents may be submitted until December 15, 2017 at 10:00 am to Kittitas County Public Works, 411 North Ruby Street, Suite 1, Ellensburg, WA  98926.

More information is online at

For more information, contact Public Works

Kittitas County shall evaluate statements of qualifications and performance data submitted by firms regarding the proposed project. Following the evaluation, the county may invite one or more firms to meet with county officials to discuss the project and the relative benefits of various methods of providing the desired services. The county then selects from among those firms the one "most highly qualified" to provide the required services. County procedures and guidelines are to include a plan to ensure that women, minority, and veteran-owned firms have the maximum opportunity to compete for the contract. The level of firm participation should be consistent with their availability within the relevant professional community.

After choosing the most qualified firm, the county then negotiates with that firm for a contract at a price the county determines is fair and reasonable, considering the estimated value of the services to be rendered, as well as the scope and complexity of the project. If a satisfactory contract cannot be negotiated, the county formally terminates the negotiations with that firm and attempts to negotiate a contract with the next most qualified firm. The process continues until an agreement is reached or the search is terminated.

In emergency situations, the process outlined above for procuring services maybe dispensed with upon a finding by the county that an emergency requires the immediate execution of the work involved.

All submittals shall become the property of Kittitas County.

Kittitas County reserves the right to reject all submittals and re-advertise if necessary.

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Daily Record: 11/15/17; 11/22/17; 11/29/17; 12/6/17
Daily Journal of Commerce: 11/15/17; 11/22/17; 11/29/17; 12/6/17

Posted: 11/15/2017, Closes: 12/15/2017