RFQ TAP SIDEWALK PROJECT

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TOWN OF HILLSBROUGH NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR

ENGINEERING SERVICES RELATED TO THE TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES PROGRAM SIDEWALK PROJECT

(State Project: Hillsborough #41368) DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION

The Town of Hillsborough, New Hampshire, is seeking Statement of Qualifications from New Hampshire licensed professional engineering firms to provide engineering and technical services to the Town of Hillsborough in the areas of Design, Construction and Supervision to construct sidewalks along the south side of West Main Street (NH Route 149)- State Project #41368

All statements must be received by 4:00 PM, prevailing time, on March 2nd 2018. Interested parties must submit Three (3) copies of their statements in a sealed envelope marked with the company name, address and “Hillsborough Sidewalk Construction Project RFQ”. Statements should be addressed to Town Administrator Laura Buono, at the Town of Hillsborough Town Offices, 27 School Street, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, 03244.

The Town of Hillsborough reserves the right to reject any and all statements. Interviews may be scheduled the week of March 19 – 23, 2018.

The Town hereby notifies all respondents that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit proposals in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in consideration for an award.

Copies of the request for qualifications may be obtained free of charge from the Office of the Board of Selectmen, 27 School Street, Hillsborough, NH 03244, or by calling (603) 464-7970. They are also available on the Town’s web site at http://www.town.hillsborough.nh.us.

 

TOWN OF HILLSBROUGH

NEW HAMPSHIRE

                                             REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR

ENGINEERING SERVICES RELATED TO THE TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES PROGRAM SIDEWALK PROJECT

(State Project: Hillsborough #41368) DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION

 

BACKGROUND

The project being proposed by the Town of Hillsborough is the construction of sidewalks to solidify a link between the most densely developed commercial and residential areas in town. Existing sidewalks either intermittent, nonexistent or in poor condition

Hillsborough has a population of 5,962 with an estimated 4% of the population who walk within the community. Many of those use West Main St./RTE 149 to both walk to work and to obtain the goods and services offered in our commercial area. The proposed project will connect to sidewalks in the downtown area to our commercial area of town.

The need for an improved and expanded sidewalk system has been a high priority for the citizens and administration of Hillsborough for many years. According to NHDOT data, in the last 5 years there have been 13 accidents reported along the segment of road where the sidewalk would be constructed. Six of those accidents resulted in injuries and two involved pedestrians.

Based on a recommendation for a sidewalk improvement plan included in the 1999 Master Plan, the Town of Hillsborough submitted a "Sidewalk Project" application to the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the central region in 2014. The Sidewalk Project ranked in the top five "Municipal" projects included in the CEDS.

The town’s people have recently demonstrated support for sidewalk improvements by voting in a capital reserve for that purpose at Town Meeting 2016.

Lastly, in the summer of 2016 the Town's Public Work Department reconstructed approximately 500 linear feet of sidewalk on West Main Street. The TAP project would take off where that project ended and construct new sidewalks along West Main Street to Shaw's Supermarket sidewalks.

SCOPE OF SERVICES

The Engineering firm shall provide engineering and technical services associated with the following:

Engineering Study- submission of an Engineering Study to NHDOT for review and approval which includes:

Engineering Study -submission of an Engineering Study to NHDOT for review and approval which includes:

  • Existing condition survey and documentation (Town can provide GIS base maps)
  • Design Criteria
  • Environmental review and documentation including meetings with NHDOT Cultural and Nature Resources
  • Utility Evaluation
  • Public  Involvement  -public  meetings  with  the  Town  to  present  the  project  and presentation of the preferred alternative
  • Alternative  analysis  with  selection  of  preferred  alternative  from   all  alternatives considered
  • Preliminary Site Plan
  • Engineer 's Estimate of Cost

Preliminary Design - submission of Preliminary Design plans, hydrologic and hydraulic data, Engineer's Estimate and other pertinent data as required to NHDOT for review and approval.

Final Design -Submission of Final Design Plans, Right of Way (ROW) negotiations and acquisitions, contract documentation and specifications for bidding, and Engineer's Estimate.

Coordination - coordination with Town staff, NHDOT, NHDES (if required), NH Natural Heritage Bureau, NH Division of Historic Resources and others as required.

Construction Phase Services - includes close to full-time construction oversight, preparation and attendance of pre-construction conference, maintenance of project records such as daily reports, correspondence, federal and state labor compliance, field notebooks for field measurements, quantity book, engineers estimate of balances and excesses, record book, record plans, lab book, certificates of compliance, and coordination of change orders and Quality Assurance and Materials Testing. A scope and fee will be negotiated as a contract amendment and not included in the original contract.

 

SUBMISSION   REQUIREMENTS

 

The Statement of Qualifications must contain the following:

  • Evidence that the firm has performed or is performing the construction of ADA Compliant asphalt sidewalks with curbing off the roadway with emphasis on pedestrian- oriented design, preferably along a Main Street corridor within the Scope of Services for more than two (2) municipal government clients in the last three (3) years.
  • Demonstrated experience and qualifications of the actual people who will undertake the work.
  • Demonstrate that the firm and the principal staff who will be assigned the work have a thorough understanding of New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) Transportation Alternatives Program and the requirements for the program for all phases of work.
  • Provide a listing of municipal or local government clients for whom general engineering and intersection design/construction services have been provided. Include client name, address, contact person, telephone number, number of years of service, and parameters covered.
  • Identify any subcontractor or firm that may be used during the course of the contract.
  • Brief discussion on methodology for project approach and management.
  • Draft Schedule through construction.
  • Three (3) copies of proposal, with tabs separating each section.

SELECTION PROCESS:

A review committee comprised of Town officials will review all statements and select a number of firms for formal presentations and interviews. The selection will be based upon a combination of factors including, but not limited to:

  • Understanding of Project Scope
  • Experience of appointed staff
  • Schedule and time to perform work
  • Experience of supervisory personnel
  • Experience and capabilities of the firm
  • < > approach and capacity to perform the work

    Experience in Sidewalk and Pedestrian Projects

  • < > completion of similar scope of work

    < >Statements shall be irrevocable for a period of ninety (90) calendar days following date received.

    The Board of Selectmen's decision shall be final and the Town reserves the right to reject any or all statements as they determine to be incomplete, and to waive defects or minor irregularities where the best interest of the Town would be served.

    General questions regarding this RFQ may be addressed to: Laura Buono, Town Administrator by mail, phone or email at: 27 School Street, Hillsborough, NH 03244; (603) 464-7970; Laura@Hillsboroughnh.net.