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The City of Van Buren requests qualifications for preliminary engineering services, cost estimate, and subsequent design and inspection services to assist in a proposed project to be partially financed with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Water/Wastewater funds. The proposed project consists of finalizing the ongoing wastewater system upgrades for up to $750,000.

Information provided to the City of Van Buren must include:

1.                  The specialized experience and technical competence of the firm with respect to street and transportation improvements or related work.

2.                  The capacity and capability of the firm to perform the work in question, including specialized services, within a period of twelve months beginning {Date of initial advertisement}.

3.                  The past record of performance of the firm with respect to such factors as control of costs, quality of work, and ability to meet schedules.

4.                  The firm’s proximity to and familiarity with the area in which the project is located.

5.                  References from previous clients of related work with the firm within the past five years.

6.                  Documentation of E-Verify requirement compliance. 

The firm will be selected based on the above qualifications.  Once the most qualified firm is selected, a cost for preliminary engineering will be negotiated separately from the cost for engineering design. Contracting for these activities shall occur separately and costs/payments associated with each will be clearly defined. Contracts executed for engineering design and construction inspection services shall be contingent upon the award of the grant and commitment of all project funds.

The above information should be submitted no later than 4 p.m. on August 12th, 2024 to the City of Van Buren, 1401 Main St, Van Buren, MO 63965 or to clerk@cityofvanburen.com.  Responses will be graded by the City Council at the regular City Council meeting on August 12th, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.  For more information contact City Clerk Gerri Flatt at (573) 323-4335. Any responses received after this date and time will not be considered.

The City of Van Buren is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and invites the submission of proposals from minority, women, and Section 3-owned firms.