The Board of County Commissioners serves as the executive and administrative authority for the county.
Building a Sustainable Hardee County
On April 7th of this year the County put out a Request for Qualifications (RFQ ) for continuing Architectural and Engineering Services. In total there were eight (8 ) disciplines for which potential applicants could place a bid. All bids were to be received by May 23, 2022.
Eighteen (18 ) firms submitted bids in either one or multiple fields, for a total of thirty-six (36 ) bids. The 8 disciplines and the number of bids received in each discipline is listed below.
Beginning on May 25, 2022 the Purchasing Department began distribution of the RFQ bid responses to the members of the Selection Committee, which was comprised of: Park Winter, Utilities Director; Danny Weeks, Facilities Director; Carmen Soles, Purchasing Director; and Todd Miller, Planning and Development Director. In addition, Mr. Christopher Simpron, Public Works Director, served as an Ex-Officio member of the Committee.
The Selection Committee met initially on June 2, 2022 to review the bid responses for completeness and responsiveness. After reviewing the responses, all bids were accepted for consideration, scoring and ranking.
On June 7, 2022, the Selection Committee met again to score and rank each bid. The meeting was open to the public, and one representative from a bidding firm attended the meeting. After Mr. Christopher Simpron recorded each individual member’s scores and ranks, the ranks were totaled and final rankings were assigned. With only one firm responding in the Planning and Community Development discipline, the Committee chose not to make a recommendation for that discipline. The top three (3 ) ranking firms for the remaining seven (7 ) disciplines are listed in the table below.
|General Environmental Engineering Services||SCS Engineers||Craig A. Smith||CIVILSERV|
|GeoTechnical Services||Tierra, Inc.||PSI||Madrid/CPWG|
|Surveying/Mapping Services||AIM Engineering||Chastain Skillman||CIVILSERV|
|Stormwater Management & Engineering Services||Craig A. Smith||Chastain Skillman||Applied Sciences|
|Transportation (Road & Bridge ) and Traffic Engineering Services||Chastain Skillman||Kimley Horn||Johnson Engineering|
|Landscape Architecture||Kimley Horn||Madrid/CPWG||Cool & Cobb|
|Public Facilities Architectural Engineering Services||The Lunz Group||Plunkett Raysich||George F. Young|
Funding for work performed under a continuing services contract with a selected firm will be provided through the Professional Services funds of the Department requesting the work.
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