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Kittitas (pronounced 'KITT-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
Kittitas County, Ellensburg, WA
Notice of request for qualifications for Architectural and Engineering Services for the Design of the New Lower CountyTransfer Station
Kittitas County Solid Waste is requesting Statement of Qualifications for qualified architectural and engineering services for the design of the new transfer station facilities to be built at 2603 Green Ave, Ellensburg, WA, 98926.
More information is online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/notices/.
KITTITAS COUNTY SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATION: LOWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION
Kittitas County is seeking proposals for Architectural and Engineering services for a solid waste transfer station, compost facility, household hazardous waste facility and administrative office to be located on approximately 38.84 acres.
The new facility will be located at 2603 Green Ave, in Ellensburg, WA.
The project would consist of acquiring all necessary permits, and designing, the facility to meet all requirements and criteria stated herein and providing the documents for Kittitas County to go out to bid for construction. The project must be constructed to meet all Federal, State, and local requirements. Must obtain all applicable permits for construction and for the operation of a Transfer Station, Compost Facility, Household Hazardous Waste facility and administrative offices.
Terms of the proposed contract may be negotiated after firm selection.
It is the goal of the County to select a firm that best provides the following:
Proposal Due: October 18, 2022 at 2:00pm
Proposal Initial Review Complete: One Weeks after Due Date
Interviews of top three firms: Three Weeks after Due Date
Final Firm Selection: Negotiate with Selected firm
Schedule delays during County evaluation and review periods will extend proposer and contractor completion times by an amount of time equal to the County’s delay.
Kittitas County will review all proposals within two weeks of receipt deadline, at which time not more than three (3) firms will be selected for interviews.
Interviews will be held within three (3) weeks of the receipt deadline.
The successful firms will be notified in writing as to the interview schedule and location. It is requested that the project manager that would be assigned to this project be present at and take part in the interview. Selected firms will be given not more than 60 minutes to present their proposal and answer questions.
Selection will be based on the following criteria:
Team Experience: 25%
Proposed Scope of Work: 25%
Design Approach/Layout: 25%
Preliminary Schedule with milestone to out to bid: 25%
All proposals shall address each of the following, in the following order with responses numbered the same as listed:
Scope of Work
General Proposal Requirements
Proposals should not exceed 20 pages. (Supporting documents may be included and will not be considered in the 20-page limit.)
Four copies of each proposal shall be labeled “Proposal to Design the Kittitas County Transfer Station” and delivered to the Kittitas County Solid Waste Department at 925 Industrial Way, Ellensburg, WA, 98926, no later than 2:00 p.m on October 18, 2022. Late proposals will not be accepted.
In addition to the requirements stated above, the design must address the requirements of as shown in our Basis of Design Report from December 2016 and the following criteria and considerations. The Basis of Design Report and Project Materials can be found at the following site.
AGREEMENT OF SERVICES:
The selected consultant will be expected to enter into a standard Kittitas County Professional Services Agreement. Insurance requirements are included in that agreement.
Persons with disabilities may request this information be prepared and supplied in alternate forms by calling (509-962-7542).
Kittitas County reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals or any items or part thereof or to waive any information or irregularities in the proposals. Kittitas County shall have the sole discretion to determine the most responsible proposal.
Kittitas County in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin or sex in consideration for an award.
Direct all inquiries regarding this request for services to Patti Stacey, Solid Waste/Maintenance Director at 509-962-7542, or via e-mail: Patti.Stacey@co.kittitas.wa.us
For more information, contact Solid Waste
Firms are encouraged to submit annually a statement of qualifications and performance data.
Kittitas County shall evaluate current statements of qualifications and performance data on file with the agency, together with those that may be submitted by other firms regarding proposed projects. Following the evaluation, the county invites 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 and minority (WMBE) firms have the maximum opportunity to compete for the contract. The level of WMBE firm participation should be consistent with their availability within the relevant professional community. Counties are not to consider cost when determining which firm is the most highly qualified.
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 architectural or engineering 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.
Published: Daily Record: 22, 29Daily Journal of Commerce: 22, 29
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.