Monday, June 26, 2017

REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS FOR CONDUCTING ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS AND REUSE PLANNING

The City of Louisville, Mississippi (“City”), on behalf of the coalition of Winston County, Noxapater, and Louisville hereby solicits written Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from professional environmental consulting firms interested in contracting with the City to perform grant management activities, environmental assessments, site re-use planning, and related activities associated with the recently EPA-awarded Brownfield Community-wide Assessment Grant. 

 This is Federal Brownfield funding and will require adherence to the conditions required for its use. The firm selected will be eligible to negotiate a contract with the City. No minimum order or work is guaranteed. If the selected firm is unsuccessful in negotiating a contract or does not maintain the minimum requirements, the City, at its discretion, may select the next ranked firm for contract negotiation. All work will be ordered on an "as-needed" basis. Though the federal Brownfield Grant funding is for a three-year period, the selected firm will be eligible for contract negotiation for five (5) years with optional years at the City’s discretion.

The minimum requirements, which must be satisfied on or before July 21, 2017 and maintained for the duration of a contract with the City, for an applicant to be considered, are:


the applicant must be a “Brownfield Consulting Firm” that has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality (MCEQ);


the applicant must submit three (3) copies, signed by an authorized representative of the applicant, of the SOQ on or before the time and date specified below; and


the applicant must not submit an SOQ that exceeds twenty (20) pages (includes every printed page except front and back cover and transmittal letter); and


the applicant must submit on a CD and in PDF format example final work product which includes:


One (1) Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ASTM E1527-13) that meets EPA’s “All Appropriate Inquiry” Standard and has been completed by the firm within the last two (2) years; and


One Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) that has been approved by the EPA for a brownfield site and has been completed by the firm within the last two (2) years.

Applicants that do not comply with these minimum requirements and/or do not satisfactorily document in the SOQ that they meet the minimum requirements will not be considered. Selection of the Firm, in addition to the minimum requirements, will be based on the following rating criteria: (1) environmental assessment and site re-use planning experience of key personnel that involved hazardous/toxic substances, pollutant, or contaminant; (2) EPA Brownfield Grant management experience, and (3) experience of key personnel with projects associated with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s Brownfield Program. Information for Preparation of Statement of Qualifications may be obtained by contacting Glen Haab, via email at glen@winstoncounty.com or by telephone at (662) 773-8719.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the SOQs are received by the following person by the required time and assume all risks of delivery. The City must receive on or before 3:00 p.m., July 21, 2017, three copies of an SOQ:

Mail & Delivery Address:

Ms. Babs Fulton

City of Louisville

200 South Church Avenue

PO Box 510

Louisville, Mississippi 39339