MRB Group Engineers, PC. will receive sub-consultant Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) at the office of MRB Group, PC until 3:00 p.m., on the 28th day of February, 2024, 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:
Professional Geotechnical Engineering and Electrical Engineering for the Design, Construction
Administration of a Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements.
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) “fair share policy”, which includes EPA-approved “fair share goals” for Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women Business Enterprise (WBE) firms in the Construction, Supplies, Equipment, and Services procurement categories. EPA’s policy requires that applicants and prime contractors make a good faith effort to award a fair share of contracts, subcontracts, and procurements to Minority Business Enterprise and Women-Owned Business Enterprise firms. Although EPA’s policy does not mandate that the fair share goals be achieved, it does require applicants and prime contractors to demonstrate use of the six affirmative steps. The fair share goals are temporarily waived from being negotiated with EPA Region 6. Entities receiving federal financial assistance are still subject to the TWDB’s goals and may not substitute them with other agency or program goals.
The Fair Share Goals for categories CONSTRUCTION and NON-CONSTRUCTION are 8%. This is in accordance with the EPA’s 8% statute, 42 U.S.C. 4370d, and are effective until superseded.
Prime consultants are required to comply with EPA’s good faith effort policy when awarding subagreements for construction, supplies, equipment, and services. A complete version of Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program, is available at: http://www.twdb.texas.gov/financial/programs/DBE/
This contract is to be funded through a loan obtained from the TWDB as part of the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. There are a number of special provisions for this funding that prospective consultants, by submitting a 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 to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or handicap. 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.
The project will consist of the following:
Improvements to the existing City of Mart Wastewater Treatment Facility. The project involves new lift station pumps, new aeration basin, new clarifier, new chlorine contact basin, new non-potable water system, new office/MCC/chlorine/blower building, and solids handling building.
Please direct questions to Susan Hilton, P.E. at (254) 771-2054. Questions submitted after 5pm on Friday, February 23, 2024, will not be answered.
MRB Group Engineering, PC 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 Engineering, PC 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.
Small and minority firms are encouraged to submit SOQs for this project.