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RFQ Opening- Continuing Engineering Svcs for General Water,Sewer & Reclaimed Utility




The City of Panama City Beach (the City), under the provisions of Section 287.055, Florida Statutes (the Consultant's Competitive Negotiation Act), hereby gives notice that a Request for Statements of Qualifications for professional services is invited from qualified engineering firms or teams to provide continuing engineering services on a wide variety of general water, wastewater and reclaimed water projects, on an as-needed basis. Statements of Qualification (SOQ) will be received by the Utilities Department administrative office located at 116 South Arnold Road, Panama City Beach, FL 32413 until 2:00 PM (CST) on June 27, 2018. Submittals will be publicly opened and receipt acknowledged immediately thereafter.  The qualifications and other information should be submitted in strict compliance with the directives provided in the RFQ.  City is under no obligation; either express or implied, to reimburse responding firms for any expenses associated with preparation and submittal of the Statement of Qualifications in response to this request.

 Statements of Qualification (SOQ) shall be submitted in a sealed envelope or box, plainly marked with respondent’s name, address, date, time of SOQ deadline and clearly marked Statement of Qualifications for Continuing Engineering Services – General Water, Sewer and Reclaimed Utilities.

 A single Firm may only participate in one Team.   If the respondent proposes a joint venture, or to use outside professional services for any of the discipline areas, all such information shall be included in the SOQ package.  Eight (8) printed, bound copies and one digital (PDF) copy shall be submitted. 

 The City envisions entering into a non-exclusive Continuing Master Services Agreement for Services with the successful Firm or Team, with specific task authorizations for each proposed project or task being negotiated and approved by the City on an as-needed basis.  One (1) contract for services is planned to be awarded as a result of this solicitation.  The City has previously entered a Continuing Master Services Agreement with Dewberry Engineering involving the same scope of work defined herein, and the City anticipates issuing individual task orders on a rotational basis between the existing and new firm or team. The City anticipates the Agreement will have an initial duration of four (4) years with an option to extend for not more than two (2) additional two (2) year terms.  The City is under no obligation, either express or implied, to contract for design or construction of any particular project, whether named in this solicitation or not.

 RFQ documents are available at the Utilities Department administrative offices located at 116 South Arnold Road, Panama City Beach, FL 32413, and may be examined or obtained at this address on or after June 7, 2018.  Inquiries regarding this RFQ should be directed to Albert E. Shortt, PE, Utilities Director, email

 The City reserves the right to accept or reject any and all SOQs in whole or in part, to waive informalities in the RFQ documents, to obtain new SOQs, or to postpone the opening of SOQs, or if unable to negotiate a satisfactory contract, to terminate all negotiations under the RFQ and proceed by whatever appropriate means it may elect.  Each Statement of Qualifications shall be valid to the City for a period of ninety (90) days after opening.  The City of Panama City Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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