Hardee County Board of County Commissioners

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Hardee County Board of County Commissioners

The Board of County Commissioners serves as the executive and administrative authority for the county.

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Request for Professional Services (RFQ )

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.

  • General Environmental Engineering – 4 bids
  • GeoTechnical Services – 4 bids
  • Surveying and Mapping - 7 bids
  • Stormwater Management & Engineering - 6 bids
  • Transportation and Traffic Engineering - 7 bids
  • Landscape Architecture - 3 bids
  • Planning and Community Development - 1 bid
  • Public Facilities & Architectural Engineering - 4 bids

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.

Discipline 1 2 3
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 Analysis

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.


Corona Virus Notifications

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Vaccination Schedule at Hardee County Department of Health


Vaccinations are administered at The Department of Health in Hardee County at 115 KD Revell Rd Wauchula, FL 33873.
For information regarding availability and scheduling, please contact 863-773-4161.

Florida Special Needs Registry

The Florida Department of Health, in coordination with county health departments and each local emergency management agency in the state, developed a registry for persons with special needs to register with their local emergency management agency to receive assistance during a disaster. The statewide registry provides first responders with valuable information to prepare for disasters or other emergencies.

Registration can be done online through https://snr.flhealthresponse.com/

A paper form is available on our website www.hardeecountyfl.gov/emergency-management or by visiting Emergency Management Office at 404 W. Orange Street Wauchula, FL 33873, or Department of Health at 115 K.D. Revell Road Wauchula, FL 33873. Completed forms will need to be returned to Emergency Management or Department of Health.

Completing the registration does not automatically qualify the individual for a special needs shelter.


Please first contact your health care provider or the local Department of Health if you are at risk for coronavirus (COVID-19 ) . Risk factors that may indicate COVID-19 include fever, cough, or flu-like signs, AND either recent international travel OR contact with someone recently diagnosed with COVID-19. Health care officials will direct you to the appropriate place for care. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, you should avoid the emergency department at your local hospital except in the event of an emergency.

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