Request for Qualifications

 

Request for Qualifications

Engineering Services

 

The South Texas Water Authority (STWA) requests the submission of qualifications statements, which may lead to the possible award of a contract to provide engineering services for the South Texas Water Authority and Ricardo Water Supply Corporation Pump Station Improvements project through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB).

 

The services to be obtained for the engineering services requires a qualified engineer/engineering firm registered to practice in the State of Texas to prepare final design plans and specifications, to assist with fulfilling TWDB application requirements, bidding, and conduct all necessary interim and final inspections during the construction phase.

Please email a copy of the qualifications statement to Mr. John Marez, Executive Director at jmarez@stwa.org and Ms. Jo Ella Wagner, Assistant Executive Director at jwagner@stwa.org and Rogelio Rodriguez, Administrative Services at rrodriguez@waterfx.org with the subject heading “Response to Engineering Services RFQ” no later than December 21, 2023.

STWA will evaluate the proposals to determine which firm has the best qualifications.

The STWA Board is expected to negotiate an agreement for services that are acceptable to STWA. If an acceptable contract cannot be negotiated, STWA may formally end negotiations and begin negotiating with the next highest qualified person or firm.

 

This contract is contingent upon the release of funds from the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB). Any contract or contracts awarded under this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) are expected to be funded in part by a loan from the TWDB. Neither the State of Texas nor any of its departments, agencies, or employees are or will be a party to this RFQ, or any resulting contract. RFQ’s are issued in accordance with Section 2254 of the Texas Government Code (Professional Services Act).

 

This contract is subject to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, which includes EPA approved fair share goals toward procurement of Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) businesses. EPA rules require that applicants and prime contractors make a good faith effort to award a fair share of contracts, subcontracts, and procurements to M/WBE’s through demonstration of the six affirmative steps. For more details of the DBE Program and the current applicable fair share goals, please visit www.twdb.texas.gov/DBE.

 

STWA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sea, age, handicap or national origin. Small, minority, and women owned business enterprises are encouraged to submit qualification statements.

 

STWA reserves the right to refuse and reject any or all RFQ’s and to waive any or all formalities or technicalities or to accept the RFQ best and most advantageous to STWA. The RFQ’s may be held for a period of 30 days without taking action.