NC18-012 SR200/A1A Corridor Design Plan

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS​
​NASSAU COUNTY​​ FLORIDA

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)

​​ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Nassau County, Florida invites sealed bids for: ​​

​SR200/A1A CORRIDOR DESIGN PLAN BID NUMBER NC18-012 ​

​ RFQ proposals shall include an original and Six (6) copies, must be in writing, and shall be provided by the Bidder addressed to: Nassau County Board of County Commissioners, c/o John A. Crawford, Ex-Officio Clerk, Robert M. Foster Justice Center, 76347 Veterans Way, Suite 456, Yulee, Florida 32097. RFQ’s will be received no later than Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Facsimile bids will not be accepted. Bids will be opened and read on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., or there soon after, at the office of the Ex-Officio Clerk, Robert M. Foster Justice Center, 76347 Veterans Way, Suite 456, Yulee, Florida 32097. (see notice below regarding Amendments to Public Meetings and Public Records Law for Government Contracting, Effective July 1, 2012). ​

Scope of Work

​The Nassau County Board of County Commissioners is soliciting Statements of Qualifications from professional consultants to work with the County in completing a corridor design plan for the State Road 200/A1A/ Buccaneer Trail Corridor (“SR 200/A1A Corridor” or “Corridor”) from Police Lodge Road west of I-95 and continuing east to the Intracoastal Waterway, approximately 13.18 miles. The term corridor in this study refers to a multi-modal transportation network surrounding a major transportation facility, and encompasses all adjacent land uses and existing and planned destination points. The County is looking for a consultant team with sufficient experience to work quickly in a collaborative framework with other team members, the public, citizen committees, elected officials and staff. The process must include extensive public involvement activities including innovative outreach efforts through various approaches toward the goals of engaging a broad and deep cross section of the community. The firm should have qualified, licensed technical staff in architecture, engineering and urban design that have experience in and are familiar with large-scale government projects, and are capable of producing innovative, illustrative, visual planning documents as well as associated narrative policy suggestions. Firms shall provide evidence of required qualifications and financial capability and stability in accordance with the information specified in this document. The intent of this RFQ is to pre-qualify no less than five (5) firms using the established selection criteria in the RFQ and enter into a Standard Professional Services contract. ​​

​ The PROPOSAL documents are available on Onvia Demandstar at http://www.demandstar.com and Public Purchase at https://www.publicpurchase.com or from: ​​

​ Nassau County Contract Management/Purchasing Department ​
​James S. Page Governmental Complex ​
​96135 Nassau Place, Suite 6, Yulee, Florida 32097 ​
​ Phone: 904-530.6040 Fax: 904-321-2658 ​
​ Email: ghagins@nassaucountyfl.com ​​

​No proposals may be withdrawn for a period of ninety (60) days after closing time scheduled for receipt of proposals. ​​

​The OWNER reserves the right to reject any and all PROPOSALS and waive all informalities in whole or in part, with or without cause, and/or to accept the bid that, in its best judgment, will be for the best interest of Nassau County, Florida. ​​

​A person or affiliate who has been placed on the convicted vendor list following a conviction for a public entity crime may not submit a proposal/bid on a contract to provide any goods or services to a public entity, may not submit a proposal/bid on a contract with a public entity for the construction or repair of a public building or public work, may not submit a proposal/bid on leases or real property to a public entity, may not be awarded or perform work as a contractor, supplier, subcontractor or consultant under contract with any public entity, and may not transact business with any public entity in excess of the threshold amount provided in Section 287.017, Florida Statutes, for Category Two for a period of thirty-six months from the date of being placed on the convicted vendor list. ​​

​ Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in this program or activity should contact the office of the Ex-Officio Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners at (904) 548-4660 or Florida Relay Services at (800) 955-8770 (v) or (800) 955-8771 (TDD). Contact must be made a minimum of seventy-two (72) hours in advance if requiring such accommodations. ​

Effective July 1, 2012 Amendments to Public Meetings and Public Records Laws for Government Contracting: ​​

​Pursuant to recent changes in Florida Statutes Chapter 119.071 (General Exemptions from inspection or copying of public records) the bid opening process is temporarily exempt from Public Records requirements, except bids received pursuant to a competitive solicitation for construction or repairs on a public building or public work. Information may be released to the public once the Board provides a notice of intended decision or 30 days after the bid opening, whichever is earlier. Pursuant to recent changes in Florida Statutes Chapter 286.0113 (General exemptions from public meeting requirements) any portion of a meeting in which negotiations with a vendor is conducted as part of the “competitive negotiation” process at which a vendor makes an oral presentation or answers questions as part of the “competitive solicitation” process are exempt from public meeting requirements until the Board provides notice of an intended decision or until 30 days after bid opening, whichever is earlier. Any portion of a committee meeting at which negotiation strategies are discussed is exempt. A complete record shall be made of any portion of an exempt meeting; no portion may be held off the record. The recording of and any records presented at the exempt meeting are exempt from FS119.071 until such time as the board provides notice of an intended decision or 30 days after opening the bids, proposals or final replies. Please refer to Florida Statutes Chapter 119.071, Chapter 255.0518 and Chapter 286.0113 for further details. ​

​PAT EDWARDS
​CHAIRMAN BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA

​ ATTEST: JOHN A. CRAWFORD EX-OFFICIO CLERK