LAFOURCHE PARISH GOVERNMENT
Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
Hurricane Ida Disaster Related Architectural Services
Lafourche Parish Government (hereinafter referred to as LPG) has suffered extensive damage to buildings, recreational facilities and fields, and other facilities and infrastructure resulting from Hurricane Ida and needs disaster recovery damage assessments and architectural and engineering services. LPG wishes to hereby solicit the submittal of Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from firms interested in and qualified to fulfill these professional services. This Request for Statements of Qualifications and Cost Proposals is to obtain information and costs for planning purposes and does not guarantee an award. This information will be reviewed and discussed by the Lafourche Parish Government Administration and may or may not result in an award of a contract/purchase order. Lafourche Parish Government reserves the right to make multiple awards, as deemed in the best interest of the Parish.
Minimum Personnel Requirements of this RFQ is as follows:
· At least one licensed professional architect shall have a minimum of ten years’ experience in public building and facilities infrastructure.
· At least one professional electrical engineer registered in the State of LA shall have a minimum of ten years of experience in working on public infrastructure.
· At least one professional mechanical engineer registered in the State of LA shall have a minimum of ten years of experience in working on public infrastructure.
· Experience delivering Hurricane Disaster Recovery A/E services and Damage Assessment infrastructure projects.
· All Damage Assessment documentation and photographs.
· Plans and specifications for projects as needed.
· All documentation related to construction activities resulting from damage assessments.
· Advise LPG of the cost estimate for the project and any cost estimate adjustments caused by changes in scope, conditions, design requirements or construction costs and furnish a revised cost estimate for the project based on final plans and specifications
· Conduct pre-construction planning for compliance with building codes and coordinate with the planning department for any specialized design issues.
· Provide in Progress Reviews as required to keep LPG informed on project progress.
SUBMITTALS & SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
SCHEDUEL OF EVENTS
Public notice of RFQ
Monday 11/1/2021, 8:00 AM
Deadline for receipt of written inquiries
Monday 11/15/2021, 1:00 PM
Deadline to answer written inquiries
Thursday 11/18/2021, 2:00 PM
Deadline for receipt of RFQ responses
Monday 11/29/2021, 4:00 PM
Presentations & Discussions (if applicable)
All Statement of Qualifications will include a brief history of the respondent and a resume of each person in the firm who will be assigned to the project. It must also include a complete list of all projects which the respondent has provided architectural services, including governing body, type of project, amount and program year; this list will be used for reference purposes. All references must indicate excellent program performance.
Offerors interested in providing information requested by this RFQ must submit responses containing the information specified no later than the Deadline for receipt as stated in the Schedule of Events.
The responses must be received printed and bound, three (3) copies each, to the office of Parish President on or before the date and time specified in the Schedule of Events.
Responses received after the deadline and incomplete submissions will not be considered and will not be evaluated.
All Responses should be sealed and the outside of the envelope marked: “Hurricane Ida Disaster Related Architectural Services.”
The materials submitted in response to this request shall become the property of the Parish. Selection or rejection of an Offeror shall not affect this right.
The Parish shall not be liable for any costs incurred by offerors associated with developing the response, preparing for discussions (if any) or any other costs, incurred by the offeror associated with this RFQ.
All qualification statements will be scored and ranked by LPG, with the highest rated respondent being awarded a contract. The firm must also be cleared by GOHSEP/FEMA which will verify that the firm is not debarred from participating in the FEMA PW programs. LPG reserves the right to reject any and all statements. In the event of a tie, the respondent with the most extensive experience with the type of project to be undertaken will be selected to enter into contract negotiation. Unsuccessful respondents will be notified as soon as possible.
Inquiries should be submitted to:
Written questions regarding the RFQ requirements or Scope of Work/Services must be submitted in writing to the Office of Parish President.
Lafourche Parish, Office of Parish President
Thibodaux, LA 70301
The Parish will consider written inquiries and requests for clarification of the content of this RFQ received from potential Offerors. Written inquiries must be received by the date and time specified in the Schedule of Events in Section 2.1. The Parish shall reserve the right to modify the RFQ should a change be identified that is in the best interest of the Parish.
All response to the Statement of Qualifications will be evaluated according to the following criteria and corresponding point system. Qualification statements will be evaluated on the basis of written materials. Sufficient information must be included in the proposals to assure that the correct number of points is assigned. Incomplete or incorrect information may result in a lower score.
Item 1: Experience/Knowledge in Completing the Project
Experience of assigned project staff with this or similar type of construction project.
More than 3 projects
Item 2: Experience of the firm or project engineer with HMGP program
More than 5 years
Less than 5 years
Item 3: Firm’s previous experience with LPG
Unsatisfactory or no previous experience
Item 4: Knowledge of the Particular Needs of LPG Relating to the Project
The Lafourche Parish Council will provide a contract agreement to the selected Consultant(s). Once the contract agreement is signed and returned to the Parish, an official “Notice to Proceed” will be issued. The Consultant(s) will have ten (10) working days to initiate work after the Notice to Proceed is issued.
Archie P. Chaisson, III
Lafourche Parish President