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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 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Professional Services for Kittitas County, Washington.
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) HAZARD MITITGATION PLAN UPDATE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR KITTITAS COUNTY, WASHINGTON
All submittals received after 5:00 PM, local time, June 9, 2023, will be discarded.
The Kittitas County Flood Control Zone District seeks a qualified professional to lead an update to Kittitas County’s Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan.
SCOPE OF WORK:
Professional services are needed to update the Kittitas County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). The current 2019 HMP expires on September 15, 2024. The HMP update must meet 44 CFR Part 20 1.6, FEMA’s current Local Mitigation Planning Policy Guide, and Community Rating System Floodplain Management Floodplain Planning requirements. Required services include planning process facilitation and documentation, data requirement identification and satisfaction, community and stakeholder outreach, and plan preparation.
PROCEDURES FOR SUBMITTAL:
If you wish to be considered for work under this Request for Qualifications (RFQ), you must be a registered consultant on the Municipal Research and Service Center of Washington – Shared Small Works and Consultant Roster (www.mrscroster.org).
To respond to this solicitation for Hazard Mitigation Planning Services, submit a sealed envelope with three (3) printed copies of the RFQ to Ms. Candie Leader, Administrative Supervisor, at 411 N. Ruby St. Suite 1, Ellensburg WA 98926, no later than 5:00 PM on June 9, 2023. Failure to adhere to submittal requirements allows for disqualification.
For your records, the County will provide a confirmation email to the contacts provided in the submittal confirming receipt of your interest in the proposal. Submittals received after 5:00 PM local time June 9, 2023, will be disregarded. The County reserves the right to reject one or more submittals.
To facilitate review, RFQ submittals shall conform to the following format.
Responders are directed as follows:
SELECTION PROCESS AND PROPOSED SCHEDULE:
Kittitas County selection will be based on:
A Kittitas County review committee will re review and rank the RFQs. The committee may choose to interview a shortlist of consultants before making the selection. If interviews are to be conducted, the shortlisted consultants will be notified at least 10 (ten) days prior to the interview date.
The County reserves the right to reject any and all submissions to this RFQ, request clarification, and waive informalities/technicalities, if deemed in the best interest of the County. The County assumes no responsibility for costs incurred in responding to this RFQ.
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.
Anticipated Dates and Tasks
5 PM local time June 9, 2023 - Deadline for RFQ submittals
June 16, 2023 - Selection of Firms to Interview
June 23, 2023 - Interviews and Reference Checks
July 7, 2023 - Provider Selection
July 18, 2023 - BOCC Contract Award
The above schedule is tentative and may be changed based on the number of proposals submitted.
The selected consultant will be expected to enter into a Standard Local Agency Professional Services Negotiated Hourly Rate Consultant Agreement. Insurance requirements are included in that agreement. A detailed scope of services and associated fees will be developed and agreed to by the selected consultants and the County and incorporated as part of the contract.
Direct all inquiries regarding this request for services to Candie Leader, Administrative Supervisor at (509) 962-7523, or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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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Published: Daily Record: 05/18/2023; 05/25/2023; 06/01/2023Daily Journal of Commerce: 05/18/2023; 05/25/2023; 06/01/2023
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.