The County of Currituck, North Carolina (“County”) requests Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) for the services of a Design-Builder (“DB” and/or “Proposer”) to provide design, consulting, scheduling, estimating, permitting, construction and construction administration services for a 0.75 million gallons per day (mgd) reverse osmosis (“RO”) expansion of the Mainland water treatment plant (WTP) and a 0.75 mgd RO expansion of the Southern Outer Banks Water System (SOBWS) WTP expansion (“Project”).
The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) package in electronic Portable Document Format (PDF) format shall be requested from Crystal Owens, Contract Purchasing Agent by email at Crystal.Owens@CurrituckCountyNC.gov. The County is not responsible for full or partial sets of RFQ documents, including addendum, obtained from any other source.
Each Proposer having requested the full Request for Qualifications package will be provided a link to a OneDrive folder no later than 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. Proposers shall upload one (1) electronic file of the complete Statements of Qualifications package in Portable Document Format (PDF) format in the provided OneDrive folder link no later than 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. The Proposer’s name and the project name should be clearly displayed in the submittal file name.
It is the sole responsibility of the Proposer to ensure receipt of its Statement of Qualifications to the County. Submittals received after the due date and time will not be considered. Confirmation of receipt by telephone can be made directly to Crystal Owens at 252-232-2381.
The County reserves the right to negotiate with any and/or all Proposers that submit qualifications. The County further reserves the right to reject all offers or award a contract which, in its judgment, is in the best interest of Currituck County. The County reserves the right to waive any informality.
The County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or genetic information in employment or the provision of or contracting for goods or services. The County is an equal opportunity employer and encourages Small Business Entities, Women Owned Businesses and Minority Owned Businesses to submit qualifications.
The Mainland Water Treatment Plant (WTP) is located at:
444 Maple Road
Maple, North Carolina, 27956.
The Southern Outer Banks Water System (SOBWS) Water Treatment Plant is located at
734 Ocean Trail,
Corolla, North Carolina, 27927.
Scope of Work
The County requests qualifications from design-build teams to provide design, consulting, scheduling, estimating, permitting, construction and construction administration services for a 0.75 mgd RO expansion of the Mainland WTP and a 0.75 mgd RO expansion of the SOBWS WTP expansion (“Project”).
Anticipated Project Budget
The anticipated total project budget is approximately two million eight hundred eighty thousand dollars ($2,880,000).This includes an anticipated project budget for the Mainland WTP of approximately one million four hundred forty thousand dollars ($1,440,000) and an anticipated project budget for the SOBWS WTP of approximately one million four hundred forty thousand dollars ($1,440,000).
In order to clarify or modify any part of this RFQ, addenda may be issued and distributed by email to all Proposers. Proposers must submit questions or requests for clarification or information by email to Crystal.Owens@CurrituckCountyNC.gov no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2021. Questions and answers are presented solely for informational purposes and do not change any elements or aspects of the Request for Qualifications document.
Anticipated Project Schedule
Request for Qualifications advertisement
Deadline for submittal of questions
Statement of Qualifications due
Anticipated Award Date
Thursday, October 7, 2021
Monday, October 25, 2021, 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
The County reserves the right to adjust the schedule and add or remove specific activities to meet the unique needs of this Project.
Selection Criteria and Weighting of Qualifications
Statements of Qualifications will be evaluated based on Proposer’s responses to the requirements of this Request for Qualifications. Evaluations will focus on relative strengths, weaknesses, and deficiencies associated with the SOQ.
Each Proposer will be evaluated and shortlisted based on their Statements of Qualifications score (100 points maximum) as determined through a qualification review process scoring criteria noted below:
Section 1:Design-Builder Team (15 Total Points – detailed breakdown of points shown below)
1.1 DB Team Selection (5 Points)
1.2 Profile of Each Firm on DB Team (5 Points)
1.3 Profile of Key Personnel (5 Points)
Section 2:Experience (50 Total Points)
Section 3:Project Approach (35 Total Points)
Interviews with the short-listed teams may be held at the option of the evaluation committee. The County reserves the right to obtain clarification or additional information with any proposer regarding its Statements of Qualifications.
All proposers will be notified of the selection results. Final recommendation of any selected proposer is subject to the approval of County officials. The County reserves the sole right to select the most qualified proposer(s) deemed to be in the best interest of the County.
Project Team Selection
Each design-builder shall submit in its response to this Request for Qualifications an explanation of its project team selection, which shall consist of either of the following:
- A list of the licensed contractors, licensed subcontractors, and licensed design professionals whom the design-builder proposes to use for the project’s design and construction; or
- An outline of the strategy the design-builder plans to use for open contractor and subcontractor selection based upon the provisions of Article 8 of Chapter 143 of the General Statutes.
By submitting an Statements of Qualifications, the Proposer certifies to the County that each licensed design professional who is a member of the DB team, including subconsultants, was selected based upon demonstrated competence and qualifications in the manner provided in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143-64.31