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Posted on: January 27, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Engineering - Request for Qualifications



The City of Cameron requests the submission of qualifications statements, which will lead to the possible award of a contract to provide Engineering services for a project involving the City’s Water Supply Facilities.

Scope of Work

The services to be obtained for the Engineer require:                                                                        

Provide to the City of Cameron a Preliminary Design of the Little River Pump Station and document the work completed, analysis, and recommendations regarding the relocation of the intake structure, channel dam, and pump station in the Preliminary Design Report.   Also investigate an alternative design to create another channel dam impoundment upstream and gravity feed water to the current impoundment and inlet structure so that the current pump station can be used.  The City intends for the selected firm to also provide permitting, design, and construction phase services for the water supply facilities recommended in the primary design stage.

Guidelines for Content of Qualification Statements

DO NOT INCLUDE COST INFORMATION with the qualification statement. Responses that include cost or pricing information will be rejected and will not be considered by the City.

Detailed instructions on preparation of the qualification statement must be obtained from the City. For more information on preparing and submitting the qualification statement, contact Rhett Parker, at (254) 697 - 6646. This information should be requested as soon as possible in order to allow time to prepare the document and comply with the procedures.

Submittal Deadline

Proposals must be received no later than 3 p.m. on Monday February 10, 2020.  Please submit three (3) copies of your proposal to: J. Rhett Parker, CPM, City Manager, City of Cameron, 100 South Houston, P.O. Box 833, Cameron, Texas 76520.

Minimum Qualifications and Selection Criteria

The City will evaluate the proposals to determine which firm has the best qualifications in the following areas: 

•    Municipal construction including but not limited to public works projects:

•    Registered and in good standing as a professional engineer per the Texas Engineering Practice Act

•    Federally-funded construction projects; and

•    Projects located in this general region of the state

•    Engineer/Firm is not debarred or suspended from the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) in the System for Award Management (SAM) 

•    Please include projects related to river hydrology & river erosion especially in the central and east Texas region.

•    Please include projects relating to low level dams and river pumping stations.

As such, please provide within your proposal a list of past local government clients, as well as resumes of all engineers that will or may be assigned to this project(s) if you receive the engineering services contract award. 

Contract Terms and Negotiation Schedule

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

This contract is contingent upon release of funds from the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB). Any contract or contracts awarded under this Invitation for Bid (IFB) or 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 IFB, 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) firms. 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/WBEs through demonstration of the six affirmative steps. For more details of the DBE Program and the current, applicable fair share goals, please visit

The City of Cameron is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap or national origin. Small, minority, and women-owned business enterprises are encouraged to submit proposals.

“The successful respondent will be required to submit TWDB-0217 (Prime Consultant/Contractor Certification). Should the successful respondent require sub-consultants/sub-contractors, the Prime Consultant/Contractor is required to perform a Good Faith Effort solicitation for these sub-consultants/sub-contractors following the TWDB Disadvantaged Business Enterprise guidance found on the TWDB DBE web page, In addition, the following additional forms will be required: TWDB-0216 (Affirmative Steps Solicitation Report) and TWDB-0373 (Participation Summary).”

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