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Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Engineering Services

The City of Smithville is seeking to enter into an engineering services contract with a state‑registered engineer. The following outlines this request for qualifications.


  1. Scope of Work - The Engineering contract will encompass all project‑related engineering & surveying services to the City of Smithville for the rehabilitation / refurbishment of multiple elevated water storage tanks and the demolition and replacement of one (1) 600k gallon ground storage tank.  Demolition, replacement, rehabilitation / refurbishment of the elevated water storage tanks shall include but not limited to the following:

                      Preliminary and final design plans and specifications;

                      Preparation of the bid packet;

                      Conduct all field testing and inspections (interim and final); and

                      Other special services.

            Please specify actual tasks to be performed under each of these categories. The specific project will be developed as part of the application which will include a water and/or wastewater improvement project. 

 II.        Statement of Qualifications ‑ The City of Smithville is seeking to contract with a competent Engineering firm, registered to practice in the State of Texas, that has had experience in the following areas:

                      Municipal construction including but not limited to water and wastewater projects;

                     Registered and in good standing as a professional engineer per the Texas Engineering                                   Practice  Act

                    Projects located in this general region of the state

            As such, please provide within your proposal a list of past local government clients, as well as resumes of all Engineers that will or may be assigned to this project if you receive the Engineering services contract award.  Please include the name, address, email address and phone number of at least three (3) references for completed municipal projects.  

            Also, please provide a copy of your current certificate of insurance for professional liability.

III.       Evaluation Criteria ‑ The proposals received will be evaluated and ranked according to the following criteria:












Work Performance




Capacity to Perform








IV.       For this RFQ, Respondent’s qualifications will be evaluated, and the most qualified Respondent will be selected, subject to negotiation of fair and reasonable compensation.  For costs of architectural/engineering (A/E) professional services, negotiations must occur after the initial selection of the engineer or architect as price cannot be used as a selection factor.  (See 2 CFR 200.320(d)(5) and Texas Government Code § 2254.004)

V.        Affirmative Action/EEO:   The City of Smithville is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to attain goals for Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 (12 U.S.C. 1701u) as amended. Section 3 Residents and Business Concerns, Minority Business Enterprises, Small Business Enterprises and Women Business Enterprises are encouraged to submit proposals.

VI.       Deadline for Submission ‑ The proposals received will be received no later than 4:00 pm on June 28, 2019 at the following address: 

Robert Tamble

City Manager

City of Smithville

317 Main St.

or P.O. Box 449

Smithville, Tx, 78957

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