June 10, 2016 – Request for Proposals for Geotechnical Engineering Services

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Request for Proposal for
Geotechnical Engineering Services

Notice is hereby given that the Los Banos Public Works Department (herein called the “City”) is seeking proposals from qualified consultants for geotechnical engineering services for the 2016-2017 fiscal year utility projects.

Sealed proposals will be received by the City, at the office of the City Clerk, until 2:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Savings Time (PDST) on June 28, 2016, then at said office, publicly opened and read aloud. City shall reject all proposals received after the specified time and will return such proposals to proposer, unopened. Consultants must submit proposals in accordance with these instructions. No emailed or faxed proposals will be accepted.

The engineering services will consist of compaction testing of native and aggregate base soils; and compaction testing of HMA patch paving. The testing will be performed as part of water, sewer, and storm line installations. Testing will require using Caltrans standards in the State right-of-way. Testing in the City of Los Banos’ right-of-way will be per City Standards. Field testing will be performed during both day and night shift periods. Consultant shall provide the Schedule of Fees to include hourly rates for staff levels and all tasks associated with services delivered.

Each proposal must be submitted in a sealed envelope (with Schedule of Fees in a separate sealed envelope within the sealed proposal envelope) and addressed to the City of Los Banos at 520 J Street, Los Banos, CA 93635. Each sealed envelope containing a proposal must be plainly marked on the outside as “Geotechnical Services: Attention City Clerk”, and the envelope shall also bear on the outside, the name of the consultant, and their address. If forwarded by mail, the sealed envelope containing the proposal must be enclosed in another envelope addressed to the City of Los Banos at 520 J Street, Los Banos, CA, 93635, and also clearly state, “Geotechnical Services: Attention City Clerk”.

The City may conduct interviews of the top ranking consulting firm in order to make a final selection.

The successful consulting firm will be recommended to the City Council for authorization to enter into a Professional Services Agreement for the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year Utility Projects with the City.

Any questions with regard to submission, process, or proposal can be emailed to Greg Pimentel, Assistant Public Works Director at greg.pimentel@losbanos.org.

The Request for Proposal can be viewed and/or obtained from the City of Los Banos website at www.losbanos.org.

Acceptance of any proposal submitted pursuant to this Request for Proposal shall not constitute any implied intent to enter into an agreement for services. The City reserves the right to reject any and all proposals prior to execution of the agreement.