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Environmental Engineering Services - City of Pittsburgh

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is soliciting proposals for consultants to provide environmental services on an as-needed basis for URA properties and projects located throughout the City of Pittsburgh (City). The services could include the following environmental engineering services: Phase I and II Environmental Assessment Services, Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) Assessments, ACM Sampling, ACM Remediation Monitoring, Lead Based Paint Sampling, Lead Based Paint Remediation Monitoring, Soil Sampling, Field and Laboratory Testing, and Environmental Remediation Project Management Services. It is the goal of the URA to select one or more consultants for these services and to enter into contracts with each of them, thereby giving the URA the flexibility to use different consultants for various projects based upon type of work, past experience with similar projects, time constraints and cost.   

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at Noon ET

RFP Details

Engineering
Consultant

Contact Information

McGarry Luginski
Project Engineer

Resources & Addendums

Introduction

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is soliciting proposals for consultants to provide environmental services on an as-needed basis for URA properties and projects located throughout the City of Pittsburgh (City). The services could include the following environmental engineering services: Phase I and II Environmental Assessment Services, Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) Assessments, ACM Sampling, ACM Remediation Monitoring, Lead Based Paint Sampling, Lead Based Paint Remediation Monitoring, Soil Sampling, Field and Laboratory Testing, and Environmental Remediation Project Management Services. It is the goal of the URA to select one or more consultants for these services and to enter into contracts with each of them, thereby giving the URA the flexibility to use different consultants for various projects based upon type of work, past experience with similar projects, time constraints and cost.   

The URA has adopted a goal of 18% minority participation and 7% women’s participation in its contract work and the URA wishes to achieve this level of significant MWBE participation in these contracts. To that end, majority consultants are encouraged to team with, subcontract, and/or joint venture with certified minority- and women-owned firms.  

The URA anticipates that the duration of this contract will be three (3) years.

Proposal Requirements

The URA is interested in hiring consultants for engineering services for sites located within the City that have yet to be determined. A firm’s proposal should include:

1. Identify your firm’s strengths in performing a variety of environmental engineering services.

2. Provide qualifications of the staff that will be available to provide these services (please identify the person that will be the URA’s primary point of contact during the work).

3. The URA has a long history of diversity and inclusion within all its programs and other activities. The URA encourages the full participation of minority and women business owners and professionals in this effort. The URA requires that all respondents demonstrate a good faith effort to obtain minority and women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) participation in work performed in connection with URA projects. In the form of a narrative, state as succinctly as possible your firm’s efforts to provide opportunities for MWBE firms. MWBE participation can be satisfied by:

a. Ownership/partnership of firm;

b. Use of minority or women-owned businesses as vendors for legal, printing, office supplies, travel, etc.; and

c. Subcontracting with organizations owned and controlled by minorities and/or women. If this is to be done, that fact, and the name of the proposed subcontracting organizations, must be clearly identified in the proposal. 

Any questions about MWBE requirements should be directed to MWBE@ura.org.

4. Indicate the MWBE status of your firm, if applicable.

5. Submit direct hourly rates, hourly billing rates and classifications for employees most likely to be used on the future projects. (See Exhibit “A”). Please include the derivation of the consultant’s billing factor in this section of the proposal, as well as identifying overhead factors, fee or percentage of profit, direct costs and anticipated escalation.

Consultant Selection Criteria

Selection for this assignment will be made based on the following criteria:

1. The qualifications and experience of the staff assigned to the work and their professional experience with similar type projects

2. Experience of the firm in providing a variety of environmental services

3. The MWBE narrative and the overview of the firm’s strategy toward MWBE participation

4. Billing rates/overhead factors

Proposal Submission

Three (3) copies of the proposal must be submitted.  

Proposals are to be submitted at the offices of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, to:  

Martin Kaminski
Director of Engineering and Construction
Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh
200 Ross Street, 11th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

no later than Noon ET, Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Proposals will not be returned.  

Any questions regarding this correspondence should be made in writing to Mr. McGarry Luginski, project engineer at mluginski@ura.org.

Selection Process

The URA intends to select consultants based upon information in the response to the RFP submitted by the proposer, performance in previous undertakings and other pertinent factors.  The selected respondent will be chosen on the basis of respondent qualifications, experience and the criteria outlined in this RFP. The URA shall be the sole judge as to which proposals and respondents best meet the selection criteria. The URA reserves the right to negotiate with any, all, or none of the respondents.  

The URA shall have the right to verify the accuracy of all information submitted and to make such investigation as it deems necessary to determine the ability of respondent(s) to perform the obligations in the response. The URA, in its discretion, reserves the right to reject any response when the available evidence or information does not satisfy the URA that the respondent(s) is qualified to carry out properly the obligations of the response; is a person or firm of good reputation or character for strict, complete and faithful performance of business obligations; or if the respondent(s) refuses to cooperate with and assist URA in the making of such investigation.  

Respondent(s) acknowledge by submitting information and proposals to the URA that the URA does not undertake any obligations and shall have no liability with respect to this RFP and responses thereto, nor with respect to any matters related to any submission by a respondent.

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