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SOQ 21-023 RES. NO. 138288 PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL SOILS INVESTIGATION SERVICES FOR THE DEPT OF PUBIC WORKS
Louisiana > Jefferson Parish Government
SOQ: 32717345

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Bid Law Requirement Update: Act 406
Vendors will be required to submit certain documentation with SOQ submission, i.e. affidavits, proof of insurance, etc. These requirements will be outlined specifically in the instructions of each SOQ package. Vendors should continue to carefully read and respond accordingly per the requirements of the SOQ packages. These changes are pursuant Louisiana Public Bid Law more specifically, Act 406 of the 2016 Louisiana Legislative Regular Session. For the purposes of this communication, this change applies to Jefferson Parish Government bid solicitations only. For more information, please call Jefferson Parish Purchasing at 504-364-2678.

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PUBLIC NOTICE SOQ 21-023

The  Parish  of  Jefferson  is  hereby  soliciting  a  Statement  of  Qualifications  from persons 
or firms interested in providing professional soils investigation services for the Department of 
Public Works on an as-needed basis for a period of two (2) years with maximum allowable fees of 
$300,000.00 per year.
(Resolution #138288)                          (Deadline Date: November 18, 2021 at 3:30 P.M.)

General

The   firms   submitting   a   Statement   of   Qualifications   (Jefferson   Parish   Technical 
Evaluation Committee (TEC) Questionnaire) must identify all sub-consultant firms which they  expect 
 to  use  to  provide  professional  services,  and  submit  a  Statement  of Qualifications  
(Jefferson  Parish  TEC  Questionnaire)  for  each  sub-consultant  firm. (Refer to Jefferson 
Parish Code Ordinance, Section 2-928).

With regard to the questionnaire, Principal means 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.

Compensation

The cost of these soils investigation services will be negotiated by the Jefferson Parish 
Department of  Engineering.   As  determined by the  Engineering Department,  services will be paid 
for on a lump sum fee basis or on the basis of the person or firm’s certified and itemized salary 
costs plus a fee to cover overhead cost and profit in accordance with  guidelines  established  in  
Attachment  “A”  to  the  Standard  Professional  Services Agreement for Jefferson Parish.  Copy of 
Attachment “A” may be obtained by calling the Jefferson Parish Engineering Department at (504) 
736-6505.

Minimum Requirements for Selection

1.   One  principal  who  is  a  professional  engineer  who  shall  be  registered  as such in 
Louisiana.
2.   A  professional  in  charge  of  the project who  is  a professional engineer  who shall  be  
registered  as  such  in  Louisiana  with  a  minimum  of  five  (5)  years’ experience in the 
disciplines involved.
3.   One   employee   who   is   a   professional   engineer   registered   as   such   in 
Louisiana  in  the  field  or  fields  of  expertise  required  for  the  project  (A  sub- 
consultant may meet the requirement only if the advertised project involves more than one 
discipline.)

Evaluation Criteria

The following criteria will be used to evaluate the statement of the firms submitting:
1)   Professional training and experience in relation to the type of work required for soils 
investigation services - 35 points.
2) Capacity for timely completion of newly assigned work, considering the factors of  current 
unfinished workload,  and  person or  firm’s available  professional  and support personnel - 20 
points.
3)  Location  of  the  principal  office  where  work  will  be  performed  -  15  points 
(Preference shall be given to persons or firms with a principal business office at which  the  work 
 will  be  performed  as  follows:    (A)  Jefferson  Parish,  including municipalities   located   
within   Jefferson   Parish   (15   Points);   (B)   Neighboring Parishes  of  the  Greater  New  
Orleans  Metropolitan  Region,  which  includes Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles and 
St. Tammany Parishes (12

Points); (C) Parishes other than the foregoing (10 Points); (D) Outside the State of Louisiana (6 
Points)).
4)  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  or  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 
- 15 points (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.).
5) Prior successful completion of projects requiring soils investigation services for which firm 
has provided verifiable references - 15 points.
6)  Size  of  firm,  considering  the  number  of  professional  and  support  personnel required 
to perform soils investigation tasks, including drafting of reports, plans, and specifications – 10 
points.
7)   Past   Performance   by   person   or   firm   on   Parish   contracts   -   10   points 
(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.).

The maximum  cumulative fee that can be charged for all work on this contract shall not exceed 
$300,000 per year unless increased by contract amendment approved by the Jefferson Parish Council.

All  firms  (including  sub-consultants)  must  submit  a  Statement  of  Qualifications (Jefferson 
Parish TEC Questionnaire).   Please obtain the latest questionnaire form by calling  the  
Purchasing  Department  by  telephone  at  (504)  364-2678  or  using  our  web address:  
jeffparish.net.   Submissions  shall  be  submitted  on  the  eProcurement  site  at 
www.jeffparishbids.net. These submissions will only be accepted electronically via the Parish’s 
e-Procurement system, Central Bidding, Central Bidding can be accessed by visiting either 
www.centralauctionhouse.com or www.jeffparishbids.net. All vendors will be  required  to  register  
with  Central  Bidding.  Jefferson  Parish  vendors  are  able  to register for free by accessing 
the following link: www.centralauction.house.com/SignUp or www.jeffparishbids.net.

The firms submitting a Statement of Qualifications (Jefferson Parish TEC Professional Services 
Questionnaire) must identify all sub-consultant firms which they expect to use to  provide  
professional  services,  and  submit  a  Statement  of  Qualifications  (Jefferson Parish TEC 
Professional Services Questionnaire) for each sub-consultant firm. (Refer to Jefferson Parish Code 
of Ordinances, Section 2-928).

No Statements will be accepted after the deadline. (Resolution No. 138288).   Parish- Wide.

Disputes/protests  relating  to  the  decisions  by  the  evaluation  committee  or  by  the 
Jefferson Parish Council shall be brought before the 24th Judicial Court.

All submittals are required to be submitted electronically.


ADV: The New Orleans Advocate: October 6, 2021.

Additional Notes/Requirements
Please respond to this Statement of Qualifications per the instruction in the Public Notice. All responses will only be accepted electronically through this site.
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