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RFQ

Municipal Engineer Combined Sewer System

TOWN OF GUTTENBERG REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
FROM MUNICIPAL ENGINEER FIRMS INTERESTED IN SERVING AS
MUNICIPAL ENGINEER TO THE TOWN  OF GUTTENBERG
FOR THE SPECIAL PROJECT  OF THE GUTTENBERG'S
COMBINED SEWER  SYSTEM

Introduction

The Town  of Guttenberg  ("Town")  is a municipality  of Hudson  County, New Jersey . Pursuant toN.J.S.A.  19:44A-20.5 et seq, the Towo seeks Requests for Qualifications ("RFQ") from municipal engineer firms that wish to provide services to the Towo as directed by the Towo Administrator or other appropriate officials within the Towo for the special project of the Guttenberg's combined sewer system.


Scope  of Services

The Town ofGnttenberg with the Town ofNorth Bergen operates a combined sewer system. The Town of Guttenberg's portion of said system is subject to an Administrative Compliance Order that is attached hereto as attachment "A". The time and deadlines for that Order was extended by a letter of September 24, 2013 attached hereto as attachment "B".  The Administrative Compliance Order requires the Town of Guttenberg to prepare and submit certain docwnents to the United States Enviromnental  Protection Agency.

The municipal engineering company selected for this project will provide the following:

1.      On or before February 19,2014, the engineer will submit, with the Town's approval, a Facility Inventory Assessment Analysis (FIAA). This assessment will contain an inventory engineering assessment of all faculties owoed and/or operated by the Towo of Guttenberg. The assessment will include the operational status and mechanical and structural integrity of the major components of the combined sewer system. This FIAA will also include a sewer service map delineating existing facilities. If this Facility Inventory and Assessment Analysis is rejected by the USEPA, the engineering firm will be responsible for whatever corrections are necessary for the acceptance of this assessment by the USDEP.

2.      On or before February 19, 2014, the engineer will submit, with the Towns's approval, a prioritized list of combined sewer projects and implementation schedule.  If this plan is rejected by the USEPA, the engineering firm will be responsible for whatever corrections are necessary for the acceptance of this plan by the USDEP.

3.    On or before  February  19, 2014,  the engineer  will develop  a combined  sewer overflow  pollution  prevention  plan as  required  by Part I. E.! of the Towo of Guttenberg's permit which requires the Town of Guttenberg to develop, implement and maintain a combined sewer overflow pollution prevention plan (CSOPPP) which
 
meets the minimum content requirements as specified in the permit.  If this plan is rejected by the USEPA, the engineering firm will be responsible for whatever corrections are necessary for the acceptance of this plan by the USDEP.

4.      On or before May 20, 2014, the engineer will submit, with the Town's  approval, a preparation of an Operation and Maintenance Plan. Said plan will contain the following components:

A.    Annual budget analysis.

B.    Financial management system.

C.    Staffing and training.

D.    Emergency  operations  program  including  system  vulnerability analysis.

E.    Administrative functions.

In this plan, the engineer will provide an adequate operation training program, a schedule of collection system inspections, a program for the cleaning and maintenance of the system, a program for the collecting and maintaining of documentation of the collection system activities which should include but not be limited  to  customer  complaint  response,  inspection  results  and  maintenance activities. In addition, the engineer will provide a vulnerability analysis which will be an evaluation of the of the assets of the combined sewer system for susceptibility to malfunction and identify corrective actions that can reduce or mitigate the risk of vandalism, sabotage or failure of said equipment.

If this operation and maintenance plan is rejected by the USEPA, the engineering firm will be responsible for whatever corrections are necessary for the acceptance of this plan by the USDEP.

This preparation of the operation and maintenance manual shall be fully integrated with the North
Bergen MUA's Operation and Maintenance Manual.

All  necessary  documents  can  be  downloaded  from  the  official  Guttenberg  website, www.guttenbergnj.org

Professional Information and Qualifications

1.    Name of Firm;

2.    Address  of principal  place of business  and all other  offices  and corresponding telephone and fax nun1bers. Please note specifically which engineers will be assigned to work with the Town;
 

3.   Description of firm's engineers' education, experience, qualifications, number of years with the firm and a description of their experience with projects similar to those described above;

4.    Examples of your record of success (or significant achievements) servicing public entities with projects similar to these description above;

5.   The firm's ability to provide the services in a timely fashion (including staffing, familiarity and location of key staff);

6.    Cost details;

7.    Any other information which the interested firm deems relevant;

8.    New Jersey Business Registration Certificate;

9.   Fully executed Non-Collusion Affidavit which is attached;

10.    Fully executed Disclosure of Ownership form which is attached;

11.    Mandatory Equal Employment Opportunity Language (if applicable).

Section Criteria

The selection criteria used in awarding a contract or agreement for professional services as described herein shall include:

I.    Qualifications of the individuals who will perform the tasks and the amounts of their respective participation;

2.   Experience and references;

3.   Ability to perform the task in a timely fashion, including staffing and familiarity with the subject matter;

4.   Cost competitiveness; and

5.   Other factors, if demonstrated to be in the best interest of the Town.
 




Submission Requirements

RFQ must be hand-delivered no later than November 22, 2013 at 2:00p.m. to:

Alberto Cabrera, Town Clerk
Office of the Town Clerk
Guttenberg Town Hall
6808 Park Avenue
Guttenberg, New Jersey 07093

Please submit one original and seven (7) copies to the RFQ. Use white 8 Y, x 11 paper. Please also deliver one (1) copy to the office of Charles P. Daglian, attorney for the Town of Guttenberg at 34 Jones Street, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306.