Request For Qualifications For On-Call Environmental Consulting Services

Bid Opportunity Title
Request For Qualifications For On-Call Environmental Consulting Services
Bid Due Date & Time
Proposals in response to the RFQ are due to Mr. Pete Famolaro at pfamolaro@sweetwater.org by 5:00 p.m. on October 10, 2022. Proposals submitted after this deadline will not be considered.
Bid Description

Sweetwater Authority (Authority) is seeking a professional services consultant (or consultant team) to assist the Authority on an on-call basis with a variety of future environmental compliance, data collection, reporting, document production and/or policy related tasks. The Authority invites your firm to provide a proposal in response to this request for qualifications (RFQ), listing its qualifications to provide professional environmental consulting services including the tasks described in the scope of work (Section C).
Services of the selected consultant will be requested in the form of task orders on a case-by-case basis to meet the Authority's needs. The Authority's Water Quality Department will serve as the administrative lead on the proposed contract, and individual task orders will be assigned and coordinated by Water Quality or Engineering Department project managers as appropriate.

RFQ and addendums will be posted on the Authority’s website under Bid Opportunities Results.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
The Authority was formed in 1977 as a Joint Powers Agency between the City of National City and the South Bay Irrigation District. Governed by a seven-member Board of Directors, the Authority is a publicly-owned water agency that serves potable water to a population of approximately 200,000 in the City of National City, the western portion of the City of Chula Vista, and the unincorporated areas of Bonita and Lincoln Acres, in San Diego County, CA. The Authority’s service area covers approximately 36 square miles. The Authority has several sources of water supply including surface water, fresh and brackish groundwater, and raw and treated imported supplies purchased from the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA). The Authority’s mission is “to provide its current and future customers with a safe and reliable water supply through the use of the best available technology, sound management practices, public participation and a balanced approach to human and environmental needs”.

More information on the Authority can be found at www.sweetwater.org.

AGREEMENT EXECUTION AND RENEWALS
The selected Consultant will be expected to execute the Authority's standard Agreement for Services (Agreement). Exceptions to the Agreement should be noted in the proposal for consideration. A copy of the agreement is provided in Attachment A. All services shall be performed on a time and materials basis in accordance with the standard hourly rates as submitted by the Consultant and the terms of the Agreement. The Agreement will be in effect for one year and renewable for four subsequent years on an annual basis, for a total of five contract years, at the Authority's discretion.

Refer to the RFQ for full (complete) details.

CONSULTANT SCOPE OF WORK
his section provides the Consultant with examples of services that may be required during the term of the Agreement. However, the Authority offers no guarantee as to the quantity or type of work that will actually be requested. The Authority typically budgets about $75,000 per year for these services; however, an annual fixed budget amount is not guaranteed, and no payment to the Consultant would be made in the absence of satisfactory work, as determined by the Authority, on an authorized Task Order.

Refer to the RFQ for full (complete) details.

PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS
Proposals submitted by potential Consultants shall be concise, well organized and demonstrate the responder's experience applicable to the requirements of this RFQ. A proposal submitted in response to this RFQ shall be in the order listed in the RFQ. Refer to the RFQ for full (complete) details and instructions.

CONSULTANT SELECTION SCHEDULE
The Authority will evaluate all proposals based on the evaluation criteria presented in this section, as well as other information obtained through background information and references.
1.Proposals must be received by the Authority's Water Quality Department NO LATERTHAN 5:00 P.M., October 10, 2022. Proposals shall be delivered by email to the Authority's Biologist at pfamolaro@sweetwater.org.
2.Authority staff will evaluate the proposals and make a contract award recommendation.
3.Following award, an Agreement between the Authority and the selected Consultant will be executed and a Scope of Work will be issued.

If you have any questions regarding this RFQ or the described scope of work, please contact our Biologist, Pete Famolaro, at 619-409-6814 or by email at pfamolaro@sweetwater.org.

We look forward to your bid submittal.
SWEETWATER AUTHORITY

Business Website Address
Phone Number
(619)409-6814
Business Address
Sweetwater Authority, 100 Lakeview Avenue, Spring Valley, CA 91977
Point of Contact Name:
Mr. Pete Famolaro

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