RFQ – Shoreline Stability Study

Currituck County hereby requests qualified consultants to submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) and a Technical Proposal for professional services for conducting a shoreline stability model to assist the Owner in making informed decision regarding beach management.

The study will be conducted along a 13.69 mile section of coastline stretching from  333 Audobon Dr, Corolla, North Carolina 27927 north to Mile Marker 17. The surveys will be based on 1,000-foot transects and will encompass the entire littoral zone. A survey will occur each year for 3 consecutive years and after a major storm event.

Proposals will be evaluated to determine the Consultant’s capability to provide professional services for Shoreline Studies. Submittals made in response to this request for Statement of Qualifications will be reviewed by a committee and ranked based on criteria identified in the Selection Process section of this RFQ. A short-list of firms may be made based on a review of the qualifications and technical proposals. At the discretion of Currituck County, firms may also be interviewed.

Proposals must be received no later than Monday, April 1, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Requests for extensions of this date will not be granted except by written amendment to the Request for Qualifications applicable to all prospective Offerors.

Deliver proposals to the Owner at the following location:

Ben Stikeleather, Assistant County Manager
County of Currituck
153 Courthouse Road, Suite 204
Currituck, North Carolina 27929

Proposals must be submitted in sealed envelopes with the words “Shoreline Stability Model Open April 1, 2019” on the face of the envelope. Proposals must be signed in ink by an authorized representative of the Offeror. (Note: Documentation of signature authority shall be provided for both this RFQ response.) Provide one (1) original and two (9) copies of the proposal. The lower left corner of the face of the envelope shall indicate the Offeror’s name and title of the proposal.

Written questions and requests for clarification shall be submitted no later than Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. To the extent Currituck County determines to respond to questions and requests for clarification, responses and any supplemental instructions will be in the form of a final written addendum, which if issued, will be emailed to all Offerors holding this RFQ not later than Friday, March 8, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. All addenda shall become part of the RFQ.

Project Background

Currituck County’s largest industry is tourism. Tourism is based around the beaches of our Outer Banks. In order to secure the future of this industry, and the investments made in our Outer Banks, Currituck County needs to better understand the changes that are occurring in our beaches. The County feels that a multiyear study of the littoral zone will provide the data to drive informed decisions on shoreline management in the future.