|Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - March 7, 2017|
Agenda Item #28
Agreement 15-0909JE, Professional Transportation Engineering Services
Contact and/or Presenter Information
Contact: Jacob Erickson, Contracts Negotiator - Financial Management Department, Procurement Division, x3053
Presenter: Sia Mollanazar, Deputy Director - Engineering Services, Public Works Department, x7487
Authorization for the County Administrator or his designee to execute the five (5) Agreements for Professional Transportation Engineering Services with AECOM Technical Services, Inc. of Tampa, FL; Cardno, Inc. of Clearwater, FL; HDR Engineering, Inc. of Sarasota, FL; Hardesty & Hanover, LLC of Tampa, FL; and Kisinger, Campo & Associates, Corp. of Tampa, FL.
Manatee County Code of Laws
The purpose of the Request for Proposal (RFP) was to obtain from multiple qualified firms their credentials, experience, and qualifications for the provision of professional transportation engineering services. The selected Proposers shall provide services on an as required basis. Project services typically include engineering services for design and specification, services during bidding and construction, record drawings, and permits for construction of various transportation projects incorporated into the Manatee County Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). It is projected that work will also include a variety of tasks, special projects, and feasibility studies associated with transportation services. Engineering service specialties shall include, but are not limited to: civil, structural, electrical / instrumentation, environmental, and industrial. Other service specialties shall include, but are not limited to: biological and ecological evaluations, geological and hydro-geological investigations, mapping and surveying, landscape architecture, and property acquisition. Also included in the Scope of Services is Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Construction Engineering and Inspection Services (CEI), and Stormwater Engineering Services.
The RFP was advertised on the Manatee County website, DemandStar, and also provided to the Manatee County Chamber of Commerce for release to its members. Sixteen (16) proposals were received and included:
An Evaluation Committee was formed to review the proposals, resulting in a recommendation to the County Administrator. The Evaluation Committee was comprised of the following members:
After the initial evaluation committee meeting, the Evaluation Committee elected to invite eight (8) firms to participate in an oral presentation. Subsequently, the Evaluation Committee discussed the strengths of the proposers and the value of services each offered.
AECOM Technical Services, Inc., Tampa, FL - The firm demonstrated exceptional qualifications in their proposal. Located in Tampa, AECOM Technical Services, Inc., provides full service capabilities in regards to Transportation Engineering, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) Services, and Stormwater Engineering Services. AECOM Technical Services, Inc., also has extensive knowledge and experience managing Local Agency Program (LAP) projects funded by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District One with federal transportation funds. This, coupled with the experience of key personnel involved in previous projects, led the Evaluation Committee to recommend AECOM Technical Services, Inc., for award consideration.
Cardno, Inc., Clearwater, FL – The firm demonstrated exceptional qualifications in their proposal. Based in Tampa, FL, Cardno, Inc., is able to provide the following transportation services: highway design, structures and bridge design, traffic signal and signal systems design, transportation planning, engineering studies and cost estimates, design / build, streets and drainage design, traffic engineering and design, intelligent transportation systems (ITS) design, traffic operational studies, stormwater management studies, and value engineering. This was further enhanced by their improved service model, where Cardno, Inc. put an emphasis on controlling project costs and schedules. These components led the Evaluation Committee to recommend Cardno, Inc. for award consideration.
HDR Engineering, Inc., Sarasota, FL – The firm demonstrated exceptional qualifications in their proposal. HDR Engineering, Inc. is a full-service engineering, architectural, and consulting firm who employs more than 189 employees between their Sarasota and Tampa offices. HDR has more than 41 years of experience performing studies, design and construction management and engineering inspection services for multiple transportation projects in Florida. Included in these projects are rural and urban roadways, interstates and expressways, minor and major complex bridges, and CEI for both roadways and bridges. Furthermore, HDR also has the capabilities to perform Drainage and Stormwater Management, Construction Engineering and Inspection services, and Intelligent Transportation Systems. Taking these capabilities into consideration, the Evaluation Committee ultimately decided to recommend HDR Engineering, Inc. for award consideration.
The Heimburg Group, a Hardesty & Hanover company, Tampa, FL – The firm demonstrated exceptional qualifications in their proposal. The Heimburg Group, a Hardesty & Hanover company, is a multi-discipline professional engineering consulting firm that offers a range of engineering, design and planning services. The firm demonstrated exceptional experience on highway design and planning including FDOT District 1, 2, and 7. This experience and knowledge base is further enhanced through the use of The Heimburg Group’s listed subconsultants which include Atkins North America, Inc. Coupling The Heimburg Group’s experience and skill with the supporting subconsultants led the Evaluation Committee to recommend The Heimburg Group, a Harvesty & Hanover company, for award consideration.
Kisinger Campo & Associates, Inc., Tampa, FL – The firm demonstrated exceptional qualifications in their proposal. Headquartered in Tampa, FL, Kisinger Campo & Associates, Inc. (KCA) is a multidisciplinary engineering firm with more than 200 employees including 43 Professional Engineers. During the Oral Presentation, KCA highlighted the roadway, structures, bridge inspection, drainage/stormwater, environmental, civil engineering design, GIS and asset management (Special Project), and construction services as their specialties. Another key evaluation point for the Evaluation Committee was the strength and ability of the proposed professional personnel. Leveraging this experience and the service capability led the Evaluation Committee to recommend KCA for award consideration.
Hanson Professional Services, Inc., Lakewood Ranch, FL – The firm demonstrated exceptional qualifications in their proposal. Founded in 1954, Hanson employs approximately 400 employees throughout 22 offices nationwide. The office that will be responsible for providing services is locally based in Lakewood Ranch, FL. Hanson Professional Services, Inc. demonstrated extensive experience in all disciplines outlined in the RFP Scope of Services. Although initially selected by the Evaluation Committee, Hanson Professional Services, Inc. withdrew themselves from consideration for award.
DRMP, Inc., Tampa, FL – The firm demonstrated acceptable qualifications in their proposal. With an office in Tampa, FL, DRMP, Inc. is a multi-discipline firm serving public, private and industrial sector clients. Though DRMP has the resources of 300 engineers, planners, surveyors, technicians and additional support personnel, the Evaluation Committee determined after Oral Presentations that DRMP, Inc. had more experience in construction management and design services rather than the services set forth in the Scope of Services. Though a strong candidate for award consideration, further discussion by the Evaluation Committee resulted in the Committee ultimately not recommending DRMP, Inc. for award consideration.
Lombardo, Foley & Kolarik, Inc., Palmetto, FL – The firm demonstrated acceptable qualifications in their proposal. With the firm’s office located in Palmetto, Lombardo, Foley & Kolarik, Inc. provides civil engineering, surveying and land planning services to both public and private clients. After further review of the proposal and during the subsequent Oral Presentation, the Evaluation Committee determined that Lombardo, Foley and Kolarik, Inc. (with 13 employees) did not have the necessary manpower to complete the projects listed in the Scope of Services. Though a local firm, the Evaluation Committee ultimately determined that Lombardo, Foley & Kolarik, Inc. would not be recommended for award consideration.
In sum, the committee concluded that AECOM Technical Services, Inc. of Tampa, FL; Cardno, Inc. of Clearwater, FL; HDR Engineering, Inc. of Sarasota, FL; Hardesty & Hanover, LLC of Tampa, FL; and Kisinger, Campo & Associates, Corp. of Tampa, FL demonstrated a vast amount of experience with a history of providing successful professional transportation engineering services to a variety of clients.
The remaining respondents, although well qualified, were not selected based on a comparison of capabilities with the selected firms:
The Agreements will be managed by the Public Works Department.
County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)
Explanation of Other
Instructions to Board Records
Original to Board Records.
Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Estimated Annual Expenditure: $600,000 / Various CIP Accounts
Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Attachment: Agreement 15-0909JE Department Memo.pdf
Attachment: Agreement 15-0909JE - AECOM Technical Services, Inc..pdf
Attachment: Agreement 15-0909JE - Cardno, Inc..pdf
Attachment: Agreement 15-0909JE - Hardesty and Hanover, LLC.pdf
Attachment: Agreement 15-0909JE - HDR Engineering, Inc..pdf
Attachment: Agreement 15-0909JE - Kisinger Campo and Associates, Corp..pdf