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SOQ 22-036 Coastal Engineering Suoolemental
Louisiana > Jefferson Parish Government
Solicitation: 25954356


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SOQ 22-036
Supplemental Coastal Engineering and Consulting Services
The Parish of Jefferson, authorized by Resolution No. 139868, is hereby soliciting the submittal of a Statement of Qualifications (Jefferson Parish Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) Professional Services Questionnaire) from persons or firms interested and qualified in providing Coastal Engineering and Consulting Services on an as-needed basis for miscellaneous projects located throughout Jefferson Parish for the Department of Coastal Management on an as-needed basis for the remainder of the three year period, which commences on April 6, 2022 and terminates on April 5, 2025, with maximum annual allowable fees of $500,000.00 per project. (Parishwide)
Deadline for Submissions: 3:30 pm on August 12, 2022
The thirty-two (32) persons or firms currently approved by Council Resolution No. 139448, dated April 6, 2022 should not respond to this advertisement, which is for the sole purpose of approving additional persons or firms qualified to provide routine engineering services for Coastal Engineering Consulting Services in Jefferson Parish.
Specific scope of coastal engineering consulting services may include civil, hydraulic, hydrologic, environmental, mapping and CAD support.  Work may include planning, permitting, design, bidding and construction administration and related supplemental services on an as-needed basis for projects located throughout the Parish as selected by the Parish Council.
This scope for coastal restoration and protection services includes but is not limited to marsh and ridge restoration, shoreline stabilization and protection, beneficial use of dredge material, living shoreline design, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, design analysis and reports, biological and environmental assessments of wetlands, technical evaluations, cost estimates, opinions of probable construction cost and field investigations.  In addition to technical services, the scope includes coastal grant writing, outreach and educational support and development of associated marketing materials.
Projects may include the following supplemental services:  surveying (including bathymetric) and onshore and nearshore geotechnical services.
The Council, at its discretion, may choose one or more qualified firms to provide the services.
Compensation for the required design services will be made on an hourly rate basis or a fixed fee basis, or a combination of both, depending on scope and complexity of the work.  The Parish reserves the right to determine the method of payment (hourly or fixed) for each individual assignment.
For hourly rate work, the firm shall be compensated on the basis of their certified and itemized salary costs plus a fee to cover overhead costs and profit in accordance with guidelines established in Attachment “A” to the Standard Professional Services Agreement for Jefferson Parish.  A copy of Attachment “A” may be obtained by calling the Jefferson Parish Department of Capital Projects at (504) 736-6779.
For fixed fee work, the fee shall be negotiated with the firm by the Jefferson Parish Department of Ecosystem and Coastal Management and shall be mutually agreeable to both parties. 
Compensation for supplemental services, if required, shall be in the form of a “lump sum” for each supplemental service, which shall be mutually agreeable to the Parish and the Consultant. 
All costs associated with this project shall be subject to Jefferson Parish review and approval.
A maximum yearly cap established by Jefferson Parish based on anticipated needs for these services shall be $500,000 per engineering contract, and the established cap shall not be increased without Council approval.  
Minimum Requirements for Selection 
The persons or firms under consideration shall have at least one (1) principal who is a licensed, registered architect or a professional engineer in the State of Louisiana (Section C. of TEC Professional Services Questionnaire); 
The persons or firms under consideration shall have a professional in charge of the Project who is a licensed, registered engineer or architect in the State of Louisiana with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience (Section K. “PROFESSIONAL IN CHARGE OF PROJECT:” of TEC Professional Services Questionnaire); 
The persons or firms under consideration shall have one (1) employee who is a licensed, registered architect or professional engineer in the State of Louisiana in the applicable discipline involved.  A subcontractor may meet this requirement only if the advertised Project involves more than one discipline (Section D. of TEC Professional Services Questionnaire). 
Principal is defined as the sole proprietor of the firm, or one who shares an ownership interest with other persons in the firm, including but not limited to, a partner in a partnership, a shareholder in a corporation, or a member of a limited liability corporation.
Evaluation Criteria
The following criteria shall be used to evaluate each firm submitting a Statement of Qualifications: 
Professional training and experience in relation to coastal engineering including, but not limited to, coastal planning, permitting, design, marsh and ridge restoration, shoreline stabilization and protection, beneficial use of dredge material, living shoreline design, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, biological and environmental assessments of wetlands, design analysis and reports, technical evaluations, cost estimates, field investigations, coastal grant writing, outreach and educational support  (Maximum points awarded shall be 35).
Size of firm considering the number of professional and support personnel required to perform the type of engineering tasks, including project evaluation, project design, drafting of technical plans, development of technical specifications and construction administration (Maximum points shall be 20).
Capacity for timely completion of newly assigned work, considering the factors of type of engineering task, current unfinished workload, and person or firm’s available professional and support personnel – (Maximum points shall be 20).
Past Performance by person or firm on projects of or similar comparable size, scope, and scale.  Assertions of fault by a person or firm, which shall include time delays, cost over-runs, and or design inadequacies in prior work completed for the Parish shall be evidenced by substantiating documentation provided by the Director of Public Works for the requesting department or the Director of Engineering and received by the Chairman of the Evaluation Committee a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled date of the Technical Evaluation Committee meeting (Maximum points awarded shall be 10).
Location of the principal office.  Preference shall be given to persons or firms with a principal business office as follows:  (1)  Jefferson Parish, including municipalities located within Jefferson Parish (15 points); (2)  Neighboring Parishes of the Greater New Orleans Metropolitan Region, which includes Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Tammany (12 Points); (3)  Parishes other than the foregoing (10 Points); (4)  Outside the State of Louisiana (6 Points) (Maximum points awarded shall be 15).
Adversarial legal proceedings between the Parish and the person or firm performing professional services, in which the Parish prevailed or any ongoing adversarial legal proceedings between the Parish and the person of firm performing professional services, excluding those instances or cases where the person or firm was added as an indispensable party, or where the person or firm participated in or assisted the public entity in prosecution of its claim.  In the event that the person or firm fails to provide accurate and detailed information regarding legal proceedings with the Parish, including the absence of legal proceedings, the person or firm shall be deemed unresponsive with regard to this category, and zero (0) points shall be awarded (Maximum points awarded shall be 15 for the lack of any such adversarial proceedings as defined).
Prior successful completion of projects of the type and nature of the engineering services, as defined, for which firm has provided verifiable references (Maximum points awarded shall be 15). 
Each firm’s lowest and highest score shall be dropped and not count towards the firm’s score. Only those persons or firms receiving an overall cumulative score of at least seventy percent (70%) or greater, of the total possible points for all categories to be assigned by the participating Technical Evaluation Committee members shall be deemed qualified to perform engineering consulting tasks.
The person or firm submitting a Statement of Qualification (Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) Professional Services Questionnaire) must identify all subcontractors who will assist in providing professional services for the project, in the professional services questionnaire.  Each subcontractor shall be required to submit a Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) Professional Services Questionnaire and all documents and information included in the questionnaire.  (Refer to Jefferson Parish Code Ordinance, Section 2-928)
All persons or firms (including subcontractors) must submit a Statement of Qualifications (Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) Professional Services Questionnaire) by the deadline. The latest professional services questionnaire may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Department at (504) 364-2678 or via the Jefferson Parish website at  This questionnaire can be accessed by hovering over “Business and Development” on the website and clicking on the Professional Services Questionnaires option under “Doing Business in Jefferson Parish”.
Submissions will only be accepted electronically via Jefferson Parish’s e-Procurement site, Central Bidding at or  Registration is required and free for Jefferson Parish vendors by accessing the following link:
No submittals will be accepted after the deadline.
Affidavits are not required to be submitted with the Statement of Qualifications, but shall be submitted prior to contract approval.
Disputes/protests relating to the decisions by the evaluation committee or by the Jefferson Parish Council shall be brought before the 24th Judicial Court.
ADV: The New Orleans Advocate:  July 13 and 20, 2022

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For entire project Ellis Engineering, LLC =SEALED= 01-Aug-2022 11:17:30 AM
Please see our questionaire attached.
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For entire project Linfield, Hunter & Junius, Inc. =SEALED= 10-Aug-2022 10:34:38 AM
Statement of Qualifications

Supplemental Coastal Engineering and Consulting Services
SOQ 22-036
Resolution No. 139868

Due Date - Friday, August 12, 2022 - 3:30 p.m.
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For entire project Infinity Engineering Consultants, LLC =SEALED= 10-Aug-2022 01:37:12 PM

Michelle Gonzales
Director, Ecosystem and Coastal Management
1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Suite 310
Jefferson, LA 70123


Submitted by:
Infinity Engineering Consultants, LLC.
4001 Division St.
Metairie, LA 70002
[email protected]

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For entire project EXP U.S. Services, Inc. =SEALED= 11-Aug-2022 10:02:34 AM
SOQ 22-036 Supplemental Coastal Engineering and Consulting Services

Dear Members of the Selection Committee,

EXP U.S. Services Inc. (EXP) is grateful and excited for the opportunity to submit our Statement of Qualifications to
the Jefferson Parish Technical Evaluation Committee for Coastal Engineering and Consulting Services.

Best Regards,
Jonathan Markle
[email protected]
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For entire project ECM Consultants, Inc. =SEALED= 11-Aug-2022 03:23:28 PM
Submitted for: Supplemental Coastal Engineering and Consulting Services
                        SOQ 22-036 Resolution No. 139868

Submitted By:  ECM Consultants, Inc.
                        1301 Clearview Parkway
                        Suite 200
                        Metairie, LA  70001
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For entire project Applied Technology & Management Inc. =SEALED= 12-Aug-2022 09:30:16 AM
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For entire project Burk-Kleinpeter, Inc. =SEALED= 12-Aug-2022 09:48:12 AM
To: Jefferson Parish Purchasing Department
Ms. Donna M. Evans
General Government Building
200 Derbigny Street, Suite 4400
Gretna, LA 70053

From: Burk-Kleinpeter, Inc.
3240 S. I-10 Service Road West, Room 300
Metairie, LA 70001
TELEPHONE (504) 483-6266

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For entire project AMI Consulting Engineers P.A. =SEALED= 12-Aug-2022 12:38:45 PM
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For entire project Pivotal Engineering, LLC =SEALED= 12-Aug-2022 03:04:47 PM
Pivotal Engineering, LLC
1515 Poydras Street, Suite 1150
New Orleans, LA 70112

Jefferson Parish Government

SOQ 22-036 Coastal Engineering Suppemental 
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For entire project Southern Shores Engineering =SEALED= 12-Aug-2022 03:06:31 PM
Southern Shores Engineering, LLC
SOQ No. 22-036
Coastal Engineering Supplemental
Jefferson Parish Purchasing Department
200 Derbigny Street
General Government Building, Suite 4400
Gretna, LA 70053
Buyer Name:  Donna M Evans
Buyer Email:  [email protected]
Buyer Phone:  504-364-2691
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