MRB Group will receive sub-consultant Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) at the office of MRB Group until 10:00 a.m., on the 20th day of October 2022, at 303 W. Calhoun Ave., Temple, TX 76501. SOQs received after the closing time will be returned unopened.
SOQs will be accepted for the following professional services:
Prospective firms may submit for one or more of the above services. Separate SOQs will be required for each professional service.
This contract is subject to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, which includes EPA-approved * fair share goals toward procurement of Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) businesses. EPA rules require that applicants and prime contractors make a good faith effort to award a fair share of contracts, subcontracts, and procurements to M/WBEs through demonstration of the six affirmative steps. For more details of the DBE Program and the current, applicable fair share goals, please visit www.twdb.texas.gov/dbe.
*NOTE: Recipient/Applicant Information Notice (RAIN)
Effective October 1, 2019, EPA approved a class exception that temporarily waives the fair share goals requirements in 40 CFR Part 33, which includes the requirement that recipients must negotiate fair share objectives for minority business enterprise (MBE) and women’s business enterprise (WBE) participation in procurement under assistance agreements.
This contract is to be funded through a loan obtained from the TWDB as part of the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and Clean Water State Revolving Fund. There are a number of special provisions for this funding that prospective consultants, by submitting an SOQ, acknowledge understanding of the following:
A contract is contingent upon release of funds from the TWDB. Any contract or contracts awarded under this Request for Qualifications are expected to be funded in part by financial assistance from the TWDB. Neither the State of Texas nor any of its departments, agencies, or employees are or will be a party to this Invitation for Statements of Qualifications or any resulting contract.
Equal Opportunity in Employment – All qualified Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information. The consultant shall carry out applicable requirements of 40 CFR Part 33 in the award and administration of contracts awarded under TWDB financial assistance agreements. Failure by the consultant to carry out these requirements is a material breach, which may result in the termination of the awarded financial assistance. Small and minority firms are encouraged to submit SOQs for this project.
The project consists of the following:
The design of new aeration equipment, lift station pumps, and installation of a generator of sufficient size to operate the wastewater treatment plant during emergencies.
Please direct questions to Janet Sheguit at (254)771-2054. Questions submitted after 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2022, will not be answered.
MRB Group reserves the right to reject any or all SOQs or to waive any informality in the RFQ process.
SOQs may be held by MRB Group for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days from the date of the SOQ submittal for the purpose of reviewing the SOQs and investigating the consultant’s qualifications prior to the contract award.