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Category: Public Works
Status: Closed


The City of Bismarck Public Works Department requests written qualifications from professional engineering firms for engineering services required to complete the following:

Provide analysis, design, construction and technical support services for operation and maintenance activities for the Water and Waste Water Treatment Plants, Water Distribution, Waste Water Collection and Storm Water Collection systems.  Work can include repair or replacement of existing equipment and evaluation of treatment and conveyance processes.

It is anticipated the following work will be included in the contracts awarded as a result of this request.

  • Periodic working sessions with City staff to review potential projects and evaluate potential solutions.

  • On an as-requested basis, provide services including evaluation of treatment and conveyance processes, design and preparation of bidding documents and bidding support.

  • Provide construction support services including contract administration, survey support, construction observation, project close out, as-built drawing preparation, and warranty support.

Work will be assigned on an as-requested basis at a negotiated yearly rate schedule.  This selection is for analysis and design services for three years of the contract date, with additional time for the completion of construction and close out of any projects designed under the agreement.  The proposed agreement may be renewed for up to an additional two-year period for project design on the agreement of both parties.

Publication Date/Time:
1/10/2018 8:00 AM
Publication Information:
Published in the Bismarck Tribune
Closing Date/Time:
2/16/2018 5:00 PM
Submittal Information:
Michelle Klose, P.E., 601 S 26th St, PO Box 5503, Bismarck ND 58506-5503
Contact Person:
Inquiries should be directed to Kim Bohrer, City of Bismarck Public Works – Utility Operations, (701) 355-1739 or
Business Hours:
8:00-5:00 Monday-Friday
The engineering selection process will be completed in accordance with established City of Bismarck procedures. Written proposals shall address the firm’s ability to perform the necessary services in a timely manner. Written proposals shall be limited to a maximum of 20 pages. The primary consideration items will be, but not limited to, the firm’s:

1. Technical capabilities
2. Experience and performance records
3. Understanding of project and proposed work approach
4. Knowledge of regulations and local conditions
5. Project personnel assignments and qualifications
6. Ability to respond in a timely manner

Special Requirements:
Written proposals from qualified consultants will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. CST on Friday, February 16, 2018.

Submit six (6) copies of the proposal, plus one digital copy, to:

Michelle Klose
Utilities Operations Director
City of Bismarck
601 South 26th Street
P.O. Box 5503
Bismarck, ND 58506-5503

Telephone (701) 355-1700
Facsimile (701) 221-6840

The selection of firms will be based on an evaluation of the written proposals. A selection committee may interview selected firms and may recommend multiple firms to enter into contracts with. An engineering agreement, including price schedule, will be negotiated with the selected firms for approval by the Board of City Commissioners.
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