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ADVERTISEMENT FOR A/E REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

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Pursuant to §41-16-72, of the Code of Alabama, as amended, the Alabama Historical Commission requests qualifications from qualified design professionals to provide full architectural/engineering services for Recreational Trail Development at Old Cahawba Archaeological Park in Orrville, AL. This project is funded in part by a Recreational Trails Program grant [Agreement No. 18-RT-54-03] funded by the Federal Highway Administration division of the United States Department of Transportation and administered through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.

Proposed Scope of Work: This project involves full architectural/engineering services to provide pedestrian and equestrian trails (including clearing trees and undergrowth where necessary); widen an existing concrete walking trail; create new parking areas and/or upgrade existing parking areas and water points; and provide a bridge over a slough. The estimated construction cost for the project is $227,750.00.

Background: Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, a property of the Alabama Historical Commission, is the site of Alabama’s first state capital. These infrastructure improvements are part of a series of projects planned in conjunction with the celebration of the state’s bicentennial.

Qualifications: Applicants seeking to provide services for the project must demonstrate experience in trail design and construction; experience with full project management from project inception through completion of construction; and knowledge of and experience with the Alabama Building Commission procedures for design and construction projects. Applicants and consultants shall hold current professional licenses and be registered in the State of Alabama. Applicants will be selected on the basis of experience and qualifications of the firm and consultants with trail design; professional experience with projects of similar complexity and scope; experience and range of services provided by proposed team; and the capability and ability to perform the work in a timely manner. Points will be assigned for the above qualifications.

Recognizing the composition of Alabama’s citizenship, the Alabama Historical Commission encourages submissions from design professionals that represent Alabama firms with diversity in their staffing and proposed project team, including but not limited to, associated design professionals and consultants.

§31-13 of the Code of Alabama (Alabama Immigration Law) imposes conditions on the award of state contracts. Firms must agree to fully comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended by the Immigration Act of 1990, and the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act. Architects and engineers should review and adhere to these guidelines as appropriate to their project type.

In compliance with Act 2016-312, the contractor must certify that it is not currently engaged in, and will not engage in, the boycott of a person or an entity based in or doing business with a jurisdiction with which this state can enjoy open trade.

Response: The following must be submitted with the proposal:

A. A letter of interest.
B. Statement of qualifications utilizing GSA Standard Form 330 for the primary firm and all proposed consultants, information from similar relevant projects including the project description, project budget, scope of work, photographs (before and after), and Owner’s name and contact information, plus any other relevant information.
C. A completed Certification for Procurement of Professional Services. https://ahc.alabama.gov/PDF\Certification_for_Procur.pdf
D. §41-16-82 of the Code of Alabama requires a disclosure statement to be completed and filed with all proposals, bids, contracts, or grant proposals submitted to the State of Alabama in excess of $5,000. The form is available online at http://www.ago.state.al.us/File-AL-Vendor-Disclosure-Statement.

Proposals are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 25, 2019.

Interested firms must submit six (6) hard copies and (1) digital copy of qualifications to:

Overnight Courier Address:
Eleanor Cunningham, Director of Historic Sites
Historic Sites Division
Alabama Historical Commission
468 South Perry Street
Montgomery, AL 36130-0900 (U. S. Mail) or 36104 (Overnight Delivery)