The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services recently put out a request for qualifications for professional architectural and engineering services for a flood control measure to be built along Cameron Run. The request was released not too long after the Stormwater Drainage Improvements Bond was approved by Fairfax County voters on Election Day.
In the past, streets in the Huntington area flooded during extreme weather conditions and caused property damage to many homes. Community members, including those who are a part of the Huntington Community Association petitioned earlier this year to have the bond included on the November ballot.
According to the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, major disciplines for this project include civic engineering, structural engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical/plumbing engineering, landscaping, value engineering, cost estimator and surveying.
The qualifications submitted should include:
- Statement of interest;
- GSA Standard Form 330 Part I and Part II for the primary firm and all major sub-consultants; and
- List of references with current addresses and telephone numbers for recently completed projects of a similar nature.
A selection committee will then review and evaluate the submissions based on:
- Technical experience of prime consultant and sub-consultants;
- Experience with similar projects;
- Pertinent experience of project manager for prime and sub-consultants;
- Experience in obtaining Fairfax County, Commonwealth of Virginia, federal and other required permits;
- Team structure, project management and overall project approach;
- Understanding of the project;
- Quality control plan;
- Past performance on contracts with Fairfax County (if applicable);
- Availability of resources;
- Presentation quality of SF 330; and
- Ability to respond to project site and county offices efficiently.
Submission must be sent to Carey Needham, director of the Building Design and Construction Division of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 449, Fairfax, VA 22035-0052. All submissions must be in by 4 p.m. Dec. 10.
Interviews from a short-list of selected firms are projected to be held in January 2013. Questions about the request for qualifications should be directed to Dennis W. Holder of the Building Design Branch, Building Design and Construction Division at 703-324-5800.