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Publications iconKansas Register

Volume 41 - Issue 41 - October 13, 2022

State of Kansas

Department of Wildlife and Parks

Notice of Requested On-Call Mechanical-Electrical-Plumbing Engineering Services

Notice is hereby given of the commencement of the selection process for “on-call” mechanical-electrical-plumbing engineering (MEP) services for the State of Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. Services are required for restricted (small) projects with a project budget of $1,000,000 or less. Projects may generally be for MEP services ancillary to civil projects. Multiple firms may be selected. The contract will be for three years. For more information, contact Brett Blackburn at, phone 785-296-8404.

Respondents should demonstrate their capacity for success on projects involving mechanical-electrical-plumbing engineering projects in Kansas and/or surrounding states. Vendors shall have a strong understanding, and success in the application of the underlying principles of mechanical-electrical-plumbing engineering using a combination of engineering best management practices and techniques with 10 or more verifiable years’ experience (15 or more preferred).

Preferred qualifications/experience for Licensed Mechanical-Electrical-Plumbing Engineering Consultant include but may not be limited to experience and competency in:

  • Design of electrical services and potable water supply lines for campgrounds.
  • Evaluation and design of new (and expansion) electrical systems (power pedestals, main panels, service lines) and water supply/hydrants to support RV sites.
  • Design/Planning and upgrade for new IT, security, A/V, and electrical systems.
  • Design/Planning, troubleshooting, and upgrade to existing HVAC systems.
  • Design/planning/upgrade of site electrical facilities including addition of solar systems in remote locations.
  • Upgrades to the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems in older existing facilities and sites (including manual to motor upgrades).
  • Design, planning, and upgrade of potable water supply and waste systems design including gravity waste systems, dump stations, and grinder pumps.
  • Proficiency specifying, examining, and inspecting materials/designs to be used for civil structures including, pre-manufactured restrooms, shelters, shower buildings, cabins, and other needed items.
  • Familiarity with the requirements in the Building Design and Construction Manual at, as well as KS_DAOFPM submission procedures if needed.
  • Working knowledge of pumps, pumphouses, including power analysis and design of transfer systems in wildlife and low water areas.
  • Experience developing conceptual, construction-ready, and as-built designs for projects (e.g. including appropriately “stamped” drawings as applicable).
  • Successful preparation of federal and state permit applications and associated plans for related projects.
  • Ability and willingness to build upon previously developed assessments, adjust design concepts, and work with local, federal, and state officials to meet project goals.
  • Experience providing effective presentation of project related information to the public or other stakeholders, if needed.
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders including landowners, state and local agencies/boards, and project administrators related to reporting site specific project details before, during, and after construction.
  • Successful preparation of bid documents and demonstrated effectiveness facilitating pre-bid meetings, site visits, and all related correspondence.
  • Construction oversight of contractors implementing plans, design specifications, and meeting permit conditions for related projects.
  • A demonstrated ability to meet project goals within the projected timeline and budget.
  • Ability to respond timely to solicitation from agency and timely initiate consultation/design and project needs.
  • Respondent must show proof of registration and or certification with the Kansas State Board of Technical Professions for applicable work classifications.
  • 10 or more years of verifiable experience in licensed mechanical-electrical-plumbing engineering (15 or more preferred).

Proposals should include a PDF of the following: Statement of professional qualifications (similar to State of Kansas DCC Forms 050,052,054), and information regarding similar work experience. Include firm name, address, contact phone number, and email.

To be considered, proposals should be via email along with a transmittal to It is the proposer’s responsibility to ensure proposals are received by the closing date and time. Delays in email delivery or any other means of transmittal shall not excuse late proposal submissions. Proposals received after the date and time noted below will not be considered. The PDF proposal submissions shall be delivered to the attention of later than 5:00 p.m. on or before Friday, November 18, 2022.

The State of Kansas, as a matter of public policy, encourages anyone doing business with the State of Kansas to take steps to discourage human trafficking. If prospective bidders/vendors/contractors have any policies or participate in any initiatives that discourage human trafficking, the prospective bidder/vendor/contractor is encouraged to submit same as part of their bid response.

Brett Blackburn
Chief Engineer

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