Day: September 21, 2020

TOWN OF WEAVERVILLE USDA-FUNDED WATER TREATMENT PLANT EXPANSION PROJECT REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES

TOWN OF WEAVERVILLE USDA-FUNDED WATER TREATMENT PLANT EXPANSION PROJECT REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES

The Town of Weaverville (Town) will be undertaking an expansion of the Town’s water treatment plant located at 50 Sams Road, Weaverville, NC, from 1.5 million gallons per day to 3.0 million gallons per day of water treatment production capacity. USDA funding to finance up to 100% of the total project related expenses will be requested. The Town is seeking professional engineering services for all necessary professional engineering for the project. This work initially includes the preparation of a Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) and all required Environmental Reports, including specifically an Environmental Assessment prepared under the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), all in accordance with USDA guidelines to support the USDA application process. If funding is approved, additional work will include the final design, approval, permitting, bidding and award, construction inspection, and contract administration through the final certification on the project.

Interested engineering firms must first submit an “interest” email to the Town’s Public Works Director, Dale Pennell, at [email protected] by not later than October 9, 2020. This email should include all contact information including contact person, phone number, email address, and mailing address. A packet of project related information will be mailed to all firms that have timely submitted an “interest” email. The project packet will contain project information, including facility plans and related information, and instructions on scheduling a site visit, which is strongly encouraged. To be considered, qualifications packages must be submitted in hard copy by 4:00 pm on October 30, 2020, to the attention of:

Selena Coffey, Town Manager
PO Box 338

30 South Main Street
Weaverville, NC  28787

Five copies of the qualification package should be submitted. The qualifications package should be limited to 20 pages (not including front or back covers, table of contents, and cover letter), should be clearly marked to indicate the project title, and should include the following:

  1. Description of engineering services on previous projects with comparable scope and complexity;
  2. List of specific personnel who would serve on the firm’s project team with names and titles;
  3. References from at least 3 owners for which engineering services were provided on similar projects;
  4. Familiarity with the water treatment plant, the expansion project, and surrounding area;
  1. Description of relevant experience with the water treatment plant expansion projects and USDA-funded projects;  
  2. Discussion of team availability; and
  3. Proposed project timeline. 

Awards will be made to the responsible and qualified firm whose qualifications are best aligned with the Town’s  project and strategic objectives. The Town reserves the right to accept a firm that is most advantageous to the Town. For more information concerning the project or submitting a qualifications package please contact Water Treatment Plant Superintendent Trent Duncan by email at [email protected] or call (828)658-2417.

Date of Posting and Publication: September 23, 2020