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Engineering Services Request for Proposals (RFP

To provide Engineering Services to the City of Mount Vernon for any engineering as may be necessary, including, but not limited to, the Texas Water Development Board’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) and Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

If your firm is interested in being considered as consultant Engineers for the City of Mount Vernon, proposals must be received no later than 9:00 a.m. on September 22, 2009, at the office of the City Administrator, City of Mount Vernon, 109 N. Kaufman Street, PO Box 597, Mount Vernon, Texas, 75457.  One (1) original and five (5) copies of the proposal must be sealed and clearly marked on the face of the shipping material “Engineering Service”. SOQ.

A. This contract is contingent upon release from the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB).
B.  Any contract or contracts awarded under this Invitation for Bid (IFB) or Request for Qualifications (RFQ) are expected to be funded in part by a loan from the TWDB.  Neither the State of Texas nor any of its departments, agencies, or employees are or will be party to this IFB, RFQ, or any resulting contract.
C. This contract is subject to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “fair share policy”, which includes EPA-approved “fair share goals” for Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women Business Enterprise (WBE) firms in the Construction, Supplies, Equipment, and Services procurement categories.  EPA’s policy requires that applicants and prime contractors make a good faith effort to award a fair share of contracts, subcontracts, and procurements to Small Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises.  Although EPA’s policy does not mandate that the fair share goals be achieved, it does require applicants and prime contractors to demonstrate us of the six affirmative steps.  The current fair goals for the State of Texas are as follows:

Category         MBE          WBE
Construction    34.8%       6.7%
Supplies          9.7%         5.2%
Equipment      7.2%         4.1%
Services         16.1%        21.3%

D.   Equal Opportunity in Employment – All qualified Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap, or national origin.  Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the President’s Executive Order No. 11246, as amended by Executive Order 11375, and as supplemented in Department of Labor regulations 41 CFR Part 60.  Small, minority, and women-owned business enterprises are encouraged to respond.
(City of MV 6-2tc 09)