Volume 41 - Issue 32 - August 11, 2022
State of Kansas
Department of Transportation
Notice to Consulting Firms
The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is seeking a qualified consulting firm or team of firms to perform professional services for the project described in Table 1 below. Interested consultants must email a proposal to KDOT.DesignContracts@ks.gov by 12:00 p.m. (CDT) August 31, 2022, to be considered for selection.
Interested consulting firms must be prequalified by KDOT or otherwise demonstrate qualification in category 241 Construction Inspection and Testing.
If a firm is not currently prequalified by KDOT, a proposal may still be submitted. Firms not prequalified must also provide documentation that demonstrates the firm is qualified for each specified category listed in this notice for the project. Firms must use the KDOT prequalification form to provide this documentation. KDOT 1050 Prequalification Category Definitions (Blue Book) can be found at http://www.ksdot.org/descons.asp. Consultants may create a team to meet the prequalification requirements. All firms doing business with KDOT must be registered and in good standing under the laws of the State of Kansas at the time of contracting and must comply with applicable state and federal laws, rules, and regulations.
|Table 1: Resource and Inspection Needs
|Resource and Inspection Needs
|Replacement of end-of-life dynamic message signs and installation of signs and cameras at key statewide locations
|Table 2: Project Summary
|Route and Scope
Project manager and inspectors as necessary to inspect: ITS installations, signing, traffic control, AASHTOWare data entry, all project records, all project paperwork, and final paperwork, etc.
Anticipated Consultant Scope
KDOT anticipates the following to be included in the consultant’s scope: Construction Inspection/Testing.
KA-5777-01 will be managed out of the KDOT office in Topeka, Kansas.
Anticipated Schedule and Key Dates
- Proposals are due by or before 12:00 p.m. (CDT) August 31, 2022
- Anticipated Start Date: December 5, 2022
- Number of workdays: 305
- Anticipated Calendar Completion Date: December 1, 2024
- Ranking of proposals is expected to occur on or around September 15, 2022. Negotiations with the most highly ranked firm are expected to begin on or around September 15, 2022. An executed agreement is anticipated around October 1, 2022.
Instructions for Proposal
- No cost or pricing information shall be submitted with the proposal. Proposals including cost or pricing information will be considered non-responsive and withdrawn from further consideration.
- The consultant’s proposal must not exceed 4 pages total (including any cover letter, index, etc.). All pages shall be standard letter size (8.5” x 11”). Any page larger than standard letter size will be count as two or more pages depending on size.
- A single PDF (2MB maximum size) of the proposal including all attachments must be emailed to KDOT.DesignContracts@ks.gov by the proposal due date and time.
- The subject line of the email and the PDF file name must read:
- “KA-5777-01–ConstInsp for ITS in Multiple Co._FIRM NAME”
- The proposal must be accompanied by Special Attachments No. 8 (“Tax Clearance Certificate”) and No. 10 (“Policy Regarding Sexual Harassment”). If you need a Tax Clearance Certificate, you can request one at https://www.ksrevenue.gov/taxclearance.html. Allow 2-3 business days for processing.
- The outline in Table 3 below describes the expected proposal organization and content sections.
- Table 4 lists the evaluation criteria and associated weights which will be used to make a selection.
|Table 3: Proposal Content
|Description of Intent
|(No more than 1 page)
|Describe how your firm will meet the fluctuating inspection needs of the project.
|Approach to Quality Control
|Describe methods or procedures your firm will use to provide all services with professional quality and technical accuracy.
|Qualifications and Experience
|For key personnel to be assigned to the project provide names, qualifications, education, training, and expertise. Identify their area(s) of responsibility and percent of their time dedicated to the project. List work for which you do not have in-house capability and name the firm you propose to subcontract with.
|Describe team’s past performance with respect to ability to meet project schedules; quality of work; and ability to control costs on similar transportation projects, especially those performed for KDOT. Include three references and contact information.
|Familiarity with KDOT and Project Area
|Describe team’s familiarity with KDOT’s inspection processes and standards. Describe familiarity with the project area and any identified special site conditions.
|Table 4: Evaluation Factors
|The quality and completeness of the response
|Availability to respond to the work
|Qualifications and experience of project manager and other key project team members proposed for services
|Past performance history for similar projects/services for KDOT
|Understanding of the project area
|Understanding of KDOT contract administration and closeout procedures
Contract Terms and Conditions
A standard KDOT agreement for engineering and technical services will be used for professional services projects. The following special attachments will need to be provided by the selected consultant and all subconsultants with the signed work order following negotiations and will become attachments to the contract.
- Special Attachment No. 8 (“Tax Clearance Certificate”)
- Special Attachment No. 10 (“Policy Regarding Sexual Harassment”)
All questions regarding this Request for Proposals shall be emailed to KDOT.DesignContracts@ks.gov.
Questions can be submitted until August 16, 2022; answers will be provided to all prequalified consultants on August 23, 2022.
Marcia Turner, P.E., Contracts Manager
Division of Engineering and Design
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