Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) Engineering Design Services for Old Highway 91 Project

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Washington County, Utah Public Works Department is soliciting competitive sealed Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from qualified engineers/firms (consultant) to provide services as outlined in the SCOPE OF SERVICES SECTION of this request (see downloadable documents).

Background

Washington County intends to construct improvements to Old Highway 91 from the Arizona border (mile marker 0.0) to the Gunlock Road (mile marker 16.7). The anticipated improvements are listed in the attached document entitled “Engineer’s Estimate of Probable Construction Costs Prepared For Old Highway 91 Clear Zone Improvements, Sign Replacement, and Culvert Extensions” dated August 14, 2015. A total budget of $1,909,00.50 is available for the project, including $1,735,475 of Utah state funds and $173,547.50 of Washington County funds. The project is intended to be constructed using the Washington County, Utah Construction Design Standards-Adopted August 18, 2009. A copy of those standards is available at the Washington County website: washco.utah.gov under the Public Works tab. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets will also be a guideline for our construction. Since no Federal funding is to be used on this project, most federal requirements will not apply for this project.

Scope of the Project

Washington County owns the right-of-way and is responsible for maintenance and safety of Old Highway 91. We have compiled some proposed improvements that we believe are needed along the roadway in order to improve safety and provide better flood protection. We are now asking for qualified engineers/firms to help us refine the improvements needed, prioritize the improvements that can be built with the available funding and provide design drawings and specifications to advertise, bid, and build the project. The County employs a full-time Public Works inspector that can provide most of the needed day-to-day inspection; however some construction management services are anticipated to be needed by the consultant.

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Public Lands Summit

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Public lands issues are in the public eye but there is a great deal of misunderstanding about the law, history, and policies that have raised public lands issues to such prominence. In an effort to provide clear and accurate information about these issues, a group of county leaders and public lands users decided to hold this Summit. By putting together an agenda of credible experts, we intend to provide public lands users and local governments with both a clearer understanding of the issues and useable tools. All participants will be provided with a packet containing the information that is presented during the summit. If participants go home from this summit ready to work with their friends and neighbors to improve public lands discourse, we will consider this event a success.

When: May 13th, 2016
Where: Las Vegas @ Arizona Charlie’s
Time: 10:00 am — 4:00 pm PST

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