RFQ – On-Call Engineering Services for Federally Funded Transportation Projects

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On-Call Engineering Services for Federally Funded Transportation Projects

The City of Los Banos (City) is seeking qualified consulting firms to provide civil engineering services on an on-call basis. The response to this solicitation will be in the form of a Statement of Qualifications.

The City intends to award a single contract for the requested services. Total amount payable to the Consultant shall not exceed $949,000 and with a performance period of the contract not to exceed 5 years including any amendments.

All qualified firms interested in providing these services are invited to submit their Statement of Qualifications (SOQs). The Consultant’s SOQs will be evaluated and ranked according to the criteria provided in Appendix B, “Proposal Evaluation,” of this Request for Qualifications (RFQ).
Addenda to this RFQ, if issued, will be sent to all prospective Consultants the City has specifically e-mailed a copy of the RFQ to and will be posted on the City of Los Banos’ website at:

It shall be the Consultant’s responsibility to check the City of Los Banos’ website to obtain any addenda that may be issued.

The Consultant’s attention is directed to Appendix A, “Submittal Requirements.”
Submit five (5) hard copies and one (1) electronic copy in PDF format on a CD/DVD of the Consultant’s SOQs. The hard copies and CD/DVD shall be mailed or submitted to the City of Los Banos, 520 J Street, Los Banos, CA 93635, prior to 4:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time (PST), on February 7, 2019. SOQs shall be submitted in a sealed package clearly marked “ON-CALL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR FEDERALLY FUNDED TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS” and addressed as follows:

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

Submittals received after the time and date specified above will be considered nonresponsive and will be returned to the Consultant.

Any proposals received prior to the time and date specified above may be withdrawn or modified by written request of the Consultant. To be considered, however, the modified submittal must be received prior to 4:00 p.m., PST, on February 7, 2019.

Unsigned submittals or submittals signed by an individual not authorized to bind the prospective Consultant will be considered nonresponsive and rejected.

Upon review of submitted proposals, the Selection Committee will determine whether interviews are necessary to determine a Consultant selection. Interviews will be held with the top three ranked consultants. The City reserves the right to hold interviews or make a Consultant selection based solely on the Statement of Qualifications received.

This RFQ does not commit the City of Los Banos to award a contract, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a proposal for this request, or to procure, or contract for services. The City of Los Banos reserves the right to accept or reject any or all SOQs received as a result of this request, to negotiate with any qualified Consultant, or to modify or cancel in part or in its entirety the RFQ if it is in the best interests of the City of Los Banos to do so.

The prospective Consultant is advised that should this RFQ result in recommendation for award of a contract, the contract will not be in force until it is approved and fully executed by the City of Los Banos.

All products used or developed in the execution of any contract resulting from this RFQ will remain in the public domain at the completion of the contract.

The anticipated consultant selection schedule is as follows:
SOQ review and evaluation: February 11 through March 1, 2019
Oral interviews (if necessary): March 11 through March 15, 2019
Cost Negotiation: March 18 through March 22, 2019
Contract Award: April 17, 2019

Any questions related to this RFQ shall be submitted in writing to the attention of Greg Pimentel via email at greg.pimentel@losbanos.org. Questions shall be submitted before 5:00 p.m. on January 30, 2019. Answers to questions shall be posted on the City website before 5:00 PM PST on February 1, 2019. No oral question or inquiry about the RFQ shall be accepted.