NOTICE FOR CONSULTING SERVICES
STATEWIDE CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION SERVICES
Notice is hereby given that consulting services will be utilized by the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways, for project management, project inspection, quality assurance, documentation services, and related duties as required on various construction projects throughout the State. The anticipated duration of the agreement is twelve months coincident with the calendar year 2013 with the potential for a (mutually agreeable) twelve month extension. Multiple consultants will be selected. It is anticipated that appropriately accredited and qualified inspectors, Levels I-IV, for the area of assignment will be required.
The general guidelines for performance of the project inspection are as follows:
1) The consulting engineering services required may consist of project management, inspection, quality assurance, review of CPM schedules and shop drawings, and documentation services.
2) The consultant will supply experienced construction and materials inspection personnel. All inspectors must be certified through Bridgemont Community and Technical College.
3) The personnel shall have a working knowledge of WVDOT-DOH standards, specifications and materials testing procedures as well as being certified by the DOH for sampling and testing aggregate, portland cement concrete, bituminous concrete, compaction testing and possess nuclear certifications in the State of West Virginia. The knowledge and certifications required of a given individual will depend on the specific item(s) being inspected and /or sampled/tested.
4) It is the intent that the majority of the required materials testing be conducted by personnel capable of performing the complete field inspection of the affected items.
5) In addition the inspectors shall be knowledgeable of good construction practices and surveying practices and procedures; able to interpret contracts, special provisions, plans and specifications; able to exercise good judgment; able to use engineering, test and office equipment; be accurate and neat in recording data and preparing records and able to maintain a harmonious relationship with the Department, other governmental agencies, contractors and the public.
6) The consultant will supply all necessary transportation for its personnel.
7) The Department will supply field offices, storage buildings and office equipment per normal construction contract specification items or reasonable access to same as it deems necessary.
8) The Department will familiarize appropriate Consultant personnel with the use of Site Manager software for preparation and maintenance of project records and documentation and supply Department required forms to the Consultant.
9) All testing equipment and incidental tools and supplies are to be furnished by the Consultant unless the Department elects to supply same on a given project.
10) The method of payment for the consultant services provided will be specific rate of pay.
Firms interested in being considered for this work must submit a letter of interest and unpriced prospectus to Mr. Stephen T. Rumbaugh, Director, Contract Administration Division, West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways, Building Five, Room A-722, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia 25305 prior to 4:00 P.M. on October 12, 2012. Responses received after this time will not be considered.
As a minimum, the letter of interest will include the following (submitted in duplicate):
1) A completed copy of the Division's Consultant Engineer Confidential Qualification Questionnaire (unless already on file with the Division). The questionnaire should be current as of January 1, 2012 or later.
2) A completed copy of the "Consultant Short List Selection Criteria Technical Evaluation" form found in Appendix E of the WVDOT-DOH Manual for Consultant Services or from the WVDOT web homepage by selecting the following tabs: Business/Upcoming Consultant Contracts/Engineering/Forms and Documents http://www.transportation.wv.gov/highways/engineering/Pages/FormsandDocuments.aspx
3) Overall capabilities to handle this work, including work force available to assign to the project, personnel qualifications, and present workload.
4) Type of work proposed to be subcontracted.
5) Location of base office for the assigned project staff.
6) Indication of whether a cost accounting system has been maintained and is in effect such that it is capable of segregating and identifying accumulating costs for each job that is performed under cost-type contracts.
Submittals shall be prepared simply and economically, providing a straight forward, concise description of the firm's capabilities to satisfy the requirements of the RFP. Emphasis should be on completeness and clarity of content. Elaborate brochures and other representations beyond that sufficient to present a complete and effective proposal are neither required nor desired
Prior to entering into contract negotiations, the selected firm and any subconsultants shall submit a current audited overhead rate computation performed by a State or Federal government agency or independent CPA firm. The submitted overhead audit shall contain a detailed exhibit of the computations with all applicable eliminations and references. The audit shall be done in accordance with Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States and all eliminations required by the Federal Acquisition Regulations will be made.
It is the policy of the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways, that Disadvantaged Business Enterprises shall have the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts financed in whole or in part with Federal funds.
Any technical questions concerning the requirements for this project should be directed to Mr. James M. Colby, Contract Administration Division, at (304) 558-9667 or E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.