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Manatee County Government Administrative Center First Floor, Commission Chambers 9:00 a.m. - February 13, 2018
REVISED February 13, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #26


Subject
Agreement 17-0523JE, Utility Architecture / Engineering Services

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Contact: Jacob Erickson, Contracts Negotiator - Procurement Division, x3053

Presenter: Sia Mollanazar, Deputy Director - Engineering Services, Public Works Department, x7487



Action Requested

Authorization for the County Administrator or his designee to execute the seven (7) Agreements for Utility Architecture / Engineering Services with Ayres Associates of Tampa, FL; Black & Veatch Corporation of Tampa, FL; Brown and Caldwell of Sarasota, FL; CH2M Hill, Engineers Inc. of Tampa, FL; HDR Engineering, Inc. of Sarasota, FL; Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc. of Tampa, FL; and McKim & Creed, Inc. of Clearwater, FL.



Enabling/Regulating Authority
Manatee County Code of Laws

Background Discussion

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is for the provision of Utility Architecture/Engineering Services and Construction Engineering and Inspection Services for various County projects such as potable water design, sanitary sewer design, lift station design, Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Design, etc.. The Consultants’ services will include conducting studies and preparing reports regarding maintenance and operation of existing facilities, systems, and connections; providing technical assistance on utility, operational, technical, and consulting on engineering issues related to the utility system. Additionally, the Consultants may provide design and specifications services during bidding, CEI services during construction, and record drawings and/or permits for selected utility projects incorporated into Manatee County’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). Other work may include a variety of tasks such as special projects and feasibility studies associated with utility architecture/engineering services.

The RFP was advertised on the Manatee County website, DemandStar, and was also provided to the Manatee County Chamber of Commerce for release to its members. Eighteen (18) proposals were received from the following (in alphabetical order):

  • AECOM Technical Services, Inc., Tampa, FL
  • Arcadis U.S., Inc., Tampa, FL
  • Atkins North America, Inc., Tampa, FL
  • Ayres Associates, Tampa, FL
  • Black & Veatch Corporation, Tampa, FL
  • Brown and Caldwell, Sarasota, FL
  • Cardno, Inc., Clearwater, FL
  • CH2M Hill, Engineers Inc., Tampa, FL
  • CPH, Inc., Sarasota, FL
  • Hazen and Sawyer, Sarasota, FL
  • HDR Engineering, Inc., Sarasota, FL
  • Infrastructure Solution Services, LLC, Sarasota, FL
  • Johnson Engineering, Inc., Lakeland, FL
  • Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., Tampa, FL
  • King Engineering Associates, Inc., Sarasota, FL
  • McKim & Creed, Inc., Clearwater, FL
  • Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Sarasota, FL
  • ZNS Engineering, L.C., Bradenton, FL

An Evaluation Committee comprised of the following members was selected to review and evaluate the proposals:

  • Sia Mollanazar - Deputy Director-Engineering Services, Public Works Department
  • Jeff Goodwin - Wastewater Division Manager, Utilities Department
  • Jacob Erickson - Contracts Negotiator, Financial Management Department (Chairperson)

Upon conclusion of the initial technical evaluations of proposals, the Evaluation Committee elected to invite ten (10) firms to participate in oral presentations. Subsequently, the Evaluation Committee discussed the strengths of the proposers and the value of services each offered and is recommending award to seven firms. A summary of those final evaluations for the recommended firms are noted below.

Ayers Associates, Tampa, FL – Ayers demonstrated exceptional qualifications in their proposal and oral presentation.  The firm has an office in Tampa, FL and has many years of experience with public sector clients. The Evaluation Committee also noted their experience with FDOT and their expansive use of technology.

Black & Veatch Corporation, Tampa, FL – Black & Veatch demonstrated exceptional qualifications in their proposal and oral presentation. The firm has an office located in Tampa. The firm demonstrated extensive experience in providing the services required. The firm also proposed a strong project approach.

Brown and Caldwell, Sarasota, FL – Brown and Caldwell demonstrated exceptional qualifications in their proposal and oral presentation. The firm has extensive experience in all disciplines outlined in the RFP. The firm’s key personnel have considerable experience and the firm’s client list includes a significant number from the public sector.

CH2M Hill, Engineers Inc., Tampa, FL – CH2M Hill demonstrated exceptional qualifications in their proposal and oral presentation. The firm has previous experience working on Manatee County projects under contract and performed satisfactorily. CH2M has also provided services on projects for other public sector clients. The firm proposed a very experienced project team with advanced knowledge on how to provide the scope of services.

HDR Engineering, Inc., Sarasota, FL – HDR demonstrated exceptional qualifications in their proposal and oral presentation. The firm has over 189 employees located in their Sarasota and Tampa offices and provides a full range of utility engineering, transportation, environmental, architectural, planning, and construction engineering and inspection services. The firm has experience with larger dollar value projects. It has a division designated to utilities projects with personnel experienced in these types of services.

Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc., Tampa, FL – Kimley-Horn demonstrated exceptional qualifications in their proposal and oral presentation. The firm has over 50 years of experience providing engineering, planning, and environmental services.  The firm has previous experience working on Manatee County projects under contract and performed satisfactorily. During the oral presentations, the firm discussed their many years of experience with Manatee County and their clear understanding of the County’s utility architecture/engineering needs. Furthermore, Kimley-Horn presented a cohesive and capable project team with many years of experience.

McKim & Creed, Inc., Clearwater, FL – McKim & Creed demonstrated exceptional qualifications in their proposal and oral presentation. The firm has an office in Clearwater, FL, and over 39 years in business. The firm has more than 100 full-time Florida employees and a proven record in providing services within budget and scheduling requirements. The firm has previous experience working on Manatee County projects under contract and performed satisfactorily.  The firm demonstrated an advanced understanding of the County’s needs in relation to the scope of services of the RFP. McKim & Creed presented a clear project approach and proposed a strong project team.

In summary, the committee concluded to recommend award to Ayres Associates of Tampa, FL; Black & Veatch Corporation of Tampa, FL; Brown and Caldwell of Sarasota, FL; CH2M Hill, Engineers Inc. of Tampa, FL; HDR Engineering, Inc. of Sarasota, FL; Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc. of Tampa, FL; and McKim & Creed, Inc. of Clearwater, FL.

The Agreements will be managed by the Public Works Department.



County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records

Original to Board Records.

Copies to:
Public Works Department - Jeff Streitmatter (jeff.streitmatter@mymanatee.org)

Procurement Division - Jacob Erickson (jacob.erickson@mymanatee.org)



Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Estimated Annual Expenditure: $1,000,000 / Various CIP Accounts

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
N/A


Attachment:  Department Memo - Agreement 17-0523JE.pdf
Attachment:  Ayres Associates - Agreement 17-0523JE.pdf
Attachment:  Brown and Caldwell - Agreement 17-0523JE.pdf
Attachment:  Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc. - Agreement 17-0523JE.pdf
Attachment:  McKim & Creed, Inc. - Agreement 17-0523JE.pdf
Attachment:  CH2M HILL, Engineers, Inc. - Agreement 17-0523JE.pdf
Attachment:  Black & Veatch Corporation - Agreement 17-0523JE.pdf
Attachment:  HDR Engineering, Inc. - Agreement 17-0523JE.pdf