CORRECTED RFP Opening Results

RFP Opening Results

Addendum No. 1

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NOTICE
Request for Proposals
For
Water Master Plan Update

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Los Banos (“City”) is seeking proposals from qualified
consulting firms (Consultant) to provide professional engineering services for the Water Master Plan
Update. The update shall insure the City has adequate water facilities to support future growth as defined
in the recently adopted City General Plan. At the conclusion of the Water Master Plan Update, a prioritized
short- and long-term Capital Improvement Program (CIP) plan with detailed descriptions and cost
estimates shall be prepared based on the findings. An analysis of the current funding mechanisms will also
be a part of this Water Master Plan Update, as well as a review of available funding from the state and
other agencies for maintenance, and capital improvements of water infrastructure. This should include a
series of short- and long-term funding strategies for City to pursue.

All qualified Consultants interested in providing these services are invited to submit their proposal. The
proposals will be evaluated and ranked according to the criteria provided in Exhibit B, “Proposal
Evaluation,” of this Request for Proposal (RFP).
It shall be the Consultant’s responsibility to check the City of Los Banos’ website (www.losbanos.org) to
obtain any addenda that may be issued.

The Consultant’s attention is directed to Exhibit A, “Submittal Requirements.”

Submit five (5) hard copies and one (1) electronic copy in PDF format on a USB flash drive of the
Consultant’s proposal. The hard copies and USB flash drive shall be mailed or submitted to the City of
Los Banos, 520 J Street, Los Banos, CA 93635, prior to 2:00 P.M. PST on April 17, 2024. Proposals
shall be submitted in a sealed package clearly marked “WATER MASTER PLAN UPDATE” and
addressed as follows:

City of Los Banos
Attention: City Clerk
520 J Street
Los Banos, CA 93635

No late submittals will be accepted. The City may conduct interviews of the top-ranking Consultants in
order to make a final selection. The successful Consultant will be recommended to the City Council for
authorization to enter into a Professional Services Agreement for the update to the Water Master Plan for
the City of Los Banos.

Failure to comply with the requirements set forth in this Request for Proposal may result in
disqualification. Proposals and/or modifications received subsequent to the hour and date specified above
will not be considered. Submitted proposals may be withdrawn at any time prior to the submission time
specified in this Request for Proposal, provided notification is received in writing before the submittal
deadline. Proposals cannot be changed or withdrawn after the submittal deadline. No handwritten
notations or corrections will be allowed. The responding Consultant is solely responsible for all costs
related to the preparation of the proposal.

The City of Los Banos reserves the right to reject all proposals and to waive any minor informalities or
irregularities contained in the proposal. Acceptance of any proposal submitted pursuant to this Request
for Proposal shall not constitute any implied intent to enter into a contract.
The contract award, if any, will be made to the Consultant who, in the City’s sole discretion, is best able
to perform the required services in a manner most beneficial to the City. The completed Fee Schedule in
Exhibit D shall be submitted with the proposal in its own separately sealed envelope. The Consultant
shall not include this cost proposal in the USB as an electronic file.

The City intends to follow, but will not be bound by, the following selection timeline:

Release of Advertisement of RFP 03/15/2024
Deadline to Submit Questions/Clarifications 5:00 P.M. 03/25/2024
Addendum/Questions/Clarifications Posted 5:00 P.M. 04/01/2024
Deadline for Proposal Submittal 2:00 P.M. 04/17/2024
Award Date 05/01/2024

Any questions with regard to submissions, process, or proposals can be emailed to Charles Bergson, Public
Works Director/City Engineer at charles.bergson@losbanos.org. Questions shall be submitted before
5:00 P.M. PST on March 25, 2024. Any response to a request for clarification, questions and answers will
be posted to the City’s website at www.losbanos.org no later than 5:00 P.M. PST on April 1, 2024 and if
necessary, shall become a part of the proposal as an addendum.

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

No oral questions or inquiries about the RFP shall be accepted.