Notice of Bid/Request for Proposal





The State of Florida, Department of Corrections, Bureau of Procurement and Supply, announces that Professional Services are required from Civil/Environmental Engineering firms for the project listed below. Applications from qualified firms are to be sent to the attention of Julyn Hussey, Bureau of Procurement and Supply, Department of Corrections, 2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500, (850)410-4049. The selected firm may be required to perform its services on an accelerated schedule.


Any firm desiring to provide professional services for this project shall apply for consideration with a letter of application, indicating within the body of the letter, your firm’s specific abilities respective to the particular project’s requirements, office location(s) from which the firm will be doing the work and attach current copies of the following:

1.     A copy of the Department of Corrections’ current “Professional Qualifications Supplement” (PQS) (dated September 2004) with current data. The PQS is posted as a related document for printing on the Vendor Bid System under this solicitation at the following website address: criteria_form.

2.     A reproduction of the firm’s current Florida State Board License with the appropriate board governing the discipline offered. If the firm is a corporation, it must be properly chartered with the Department of State to operate in Florida. Include a copy of the charter and current certification that all fees and filings are current.

3.     Attach a current copy of the SF 254 for the office(s) that will be performing the work.

4.     Evidence of professional liability insurance in the amount of at least $1,000,000.

5.     Describe scope of work to be assigned to any sub-consultant and include a SF254 for each subconsultant.

6.     Names, specific qualifications and professional memberships of person(s) to be assigned to this project and their respective roles (do not include resumes).

7.     Names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least five (5) other agencies for whom similar services have been performed within the last five (5) years and the date, project name, brief project deion, firm’s project manager and specific services provided in each case.

8.     If desired by the firm, additional examples of similar projects completed by persons to be assigned to this project, references, (none from Department of Corrections current or former personnel) and any other supporting information.

Submit one original letter of interest and four (4) copies of the required data. The required data shall be submitted in the order listed above. Faxed copies will not be accepted. Applications that do not comply with the instructions set forth above may be considered improper and be disqualified. The plans and specifications developed by the firm awarded this project are subject to reuse in accordance with the requirements of Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, (“Consultants’ Competitive Negotiation Act”).

The awarded firm shall not knowingly engage in this project, on a full time, part time, or other basis during the period of this Contract, any current or former employee of the Department where such employment conflicts with Section 112.3185, Florida Statutes.

Respondents will be ranked by a Competitive Selection Committee based on the information received in response to this Request For Qualifications (RFQ). Interviews of all ranked respondents may or may not be required, at the direction of the Committee. Under the authority delegated to the Secretary of the Department of Corrections by Florida Statute 287.055, sitting as the head of the Department of Corrections, Professional Services Contracts will be awarded to one firm following the recommendations of the Competitive Selection Committee and in accord with the statutory negotiation procedures. All firms responding to this RFQ will be notified by a single posting after approval of the Secretary through the following website address: owa_vbs/owa/ It is the firm’s responsibility to check the website for updated information.

Response Date: August 1, 2006, by 4:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Late submittals will not be opened or considered.

PROJECT: Provide Continuing Civil/Environmental Engineering services for projects in which basic construction cost, for each project, does not exceed $1,000,000, or for a study activity when the fee for professional services does not exceed $50,000.

CONTRACT TERM: Services are for projects authorized within a two (2) year period with an option to renew for one (1) additional two (2) year period.

EXPERIENCE: Candidate firms need to provide information regarding their experience and expertise in Civil/Environmental Engineering, along with their ability to provide services related to surveying, geotechnical and hydro-geological engineering, environmental assessment and cleanup activities, and petroleum storage tank issues.

LOCATION: Most of the work will be related to working on prototype designs for projects in Region III, thus the Region III Office located at 19225 U.S. Highway 27, in Clermont, Florida, is designated as the project site for purposes of the selection process.