Professional Engineering Services for the Grand Isle Waterline Lowering Project.
The Parish of Jefferson, authorized by Resolution No. 141453 is hereby soliciting the submittal of a Statement of Qualifications (Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) Questionnaire) from persons or firms interested and qualified to provide professional engineering services related to the design and construction for the Grand Isle Waterline Lowering Project (Council District 1).
Deadline for Submissions: 3:30 p.m., April 28, 2023
The scope of work associated with this project consists of waterline improvements to lower the Grand Isle Waterline between Lafitte and Grand Isle, and incidental work as needed. Project may include the following supplemental services: surveying and geotechnical services.
The firms submitting a Statement of Qualifications (TEC Questionnaire) must identify all sub-consultant firms which they expect to use to provide professional services, and submit a Statement of Qualifications (TEC Questionnaire) for each sub-consultant firm. (Refer to Jefferson Parish Code Ordinance, Section 2-928).
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 by the appropriate Jefferson Parish Department 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) 736-6833.
For fixed fee work, the fee shall be negotiated with the firm by the Jefferson Parish Department of Water and shall be mutually agreeable to both parties.
Compensation for supplemental services, if required, shall be in the form of a “lump sum” or hourly rate 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.
Minimum Requirements for Selection
The persons or firms under consideration shall have at least one (1) principal who is a licensed, registered professional engineer in the State of Louisiana. A subcontractor may not be used to meet this requirement. (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 professional engineer in the State of Louisiana with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience. A subcontractor may not be used to meet this requirement. (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 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)
The following criteria will be used to evaluate each firm submitting a Statement of Qualifications:
Professional training and experience both generally and in relation to the type and magnitude of work required for the particular project. - (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 awarded shall be 10).
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 awarded 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 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, and St. Tammany Parishes (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).
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).
Only those persons or firms receiving an overall cumulative score of at least seventy percent (70%) or greater, with their highest and lowest score not counted, of the total possible points for all categories to be assigned by the participating Technical Evaluation Committee members shall be deemed qualified to perform these professional services.
The person or firm submitting a Statement of Qualification (TEC 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 TEC Questionnaire and all documents and information included in the questionnaire. (Refer to Jefferson Parish Code Ordinance, Section 2-928)
All firms must submit a Statement of Qualifications (TEC Questionnaire). Please obtain the latest TEC Questionnaire, by calling the Purchasing Department at (504) 364-2678. Submissions are to 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.centralauctionhouse.com/registration.php.
No submittals will be accepted after the deadline.
Affidavits are not required to be submitted with the Statement of Qualifications (TEC Questionnaire) 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: April 5 and 12, 2023.