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3/20/14: NOTICE TO CONSULTANT ENGINEERS

NOTICE TO CONSULTANT ENGINEERS
REGARDING REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
NEWPORT ROAD DRAINAGE DITCH
FLOOD PROTECTION IMPROVEMENTS
MILLINGTON, TENNESSEE

The City of Millington, Tennessee, an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer, seeks to retain the services of a professional consultant engineering design and planning firm, or team of same, to provide services related to design, preparation of bidding and construction documents, construction administration, and inspection services for the following projects, which may be combined into one project or two separate projects:

1) Construction of a stormwater pumping station to be located west of the existing gated structure located in the Big Creek Levee System (final pumping station location to be based on maximizing the naturally occurring storm water storage areas).

Responsibilities of the professional consultant(s) include but will not be limited to:

? Investigate available pumping equipment and evaluate pump characteristic performance curves
to maximize flood protection to the interior drainage area during high water events on Big Creek
within the constraints of available budget for design and construction of the pumping plant.
? Prepare a preliminary design of pumping station to include number of pumps and operating
criteria.
? After approval by the City of the preliminary design, prepare bidding and construction
documents (plans and specifications) for advertisement for bids to construct the pumping station.
? Assist the City Engineer with evaluation of bids and recommend award of contract to the lowest
responsible and responsive bidder.
? Provide construction administration and engineering services during construction of the
pumping plant.
? Provide adequate on-site inspection services during the construction period.
? Provide as-built drawings and operations and maintenance documents for the pumping plant.

2) Construction of a floodwater overflow channel to connect the existing Newport Road Ditch near the existing gated structure located in the Big Creek Levee System and an existing stormwater detention sump area located adjacent to drainage channel.

Responsibilities of the professional consultant(s) include but will not be limited to:

? Prepare a hydraulic design of the proposed overflow connecting channel to include horizontal
and vertical alignment, bottom width and side slopes to assure adequate flow from the existing
Newport Road Ditch near the gated structure to the existing stormwater detention area.
? After approval by the City of the preliminary overflow connecting channel design, prepare
bidding and construction documents (plans and specifications) for advertisement for bids to
construct the connecting channel.
? Assist the City Engineer with evaluation of bids and recommend award of contract to the lowest
responsible and responsive bidder.
? Provide construction administration and engineering services during construction of the
pumping plant.
? Provide adequate on-site inspection services during the construction period.
? Provide as-built drawings of the constructed channel.

Firms may request consideration by submitting a letter of interest along with qualifications to Darek Baskin, City Engineer, City of Millington, Office of Planning and Economic Development, 4836 Navy Road, Suite #3, Millington, TN 38053. All letters of interest and qualifications must be received by Mr. Baskin?s Office on or before 2:00 p.m. Central Time on March 27, 2014. The letter of interest and qualifications shall indicate the scope of services to be completed by any sub-consultants. The City will evaluate those submitting letters of interest and qualifications and choose several firms who would make viable candidates from which to invite proposals and/or presentations. The factors that will be considered in evaluation of letters of interest are: (a.) Past experience in the required disciplines. (b.) Past experience specific to stormwater pump station design. (c.) Qualification and availability of staff. (d.) Demonstrated ability to meet schedules without compromising s
ound engineering/design practice. (e.) Evaluations on prior projects and other clients, if available. (f.) Size of project. (g.) Past local experience, particularly as related to drainage analyses and design of similar magnitude and scope within the region and local vicinity. Evaluation proceedings will be conducted within the established guidelines regarding equal employment opportunity and nondiscriminatory action based upon the grounds of race, color, sex, creed or national origin. Interested certified Section 3 consultants, Locally Owned Small Business firms, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms as well as other minority-owned and women-owned firms are encouraged to respond to all advertisements by the City of Millington.

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