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CLOSED-On-Call Multidisciplinary Engineering Services for Seattle City Light Power Generation Projects; RFQ #SCL-26626

Original Date Posted: April 9, 2021 5:49 am

Due Date:

May 13, 2021 3:00 PM PST

The purpose of issuing this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is to contract for Multidisciplinary Engineering Consulting Services (engineering, project management and permit related services to respond to unplanned operational disruptions, technical staff shortages during peak workloads and specialized expertise) on an as-needed basis from qualified consulting firms in support of City of Seattle, Seattle City Light’s (SCL) Power Generation Projects. SCL reserves the option of contracting with one or more Consultants through this RFQ process.

SCL’s Engineering, Technology and Operations Division includes units for Electrical Engineering, Civil/Structural and Mechanical Engineering, Project Management, Construction Management, Dam Safety and Technical Resources.

The term of the contract shall extend from the date of execution by the General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of SCL or designee through June 30, 2025. Budget for the Multi-Disciplinary Services will be identified per work authorization issued per individual scopes of work. The initial contract amount will be established at $4,000,000 and may be split between multiple Consultants. SCL may, at its option, amend the original contract for scope, term of contract and funding, subject to the continuing appropriation authority by the Seattle City Council.

Work to be performed under the Multidisciplinary Consultant Services Contract is anticipated to be intermittent in nature with work assigned to the Consultant as required by SCL. SCL does not guarantee the amount or type of work that SCL will authorize under the Contract.

Specific Work Authorizations will be negotiated between SCL and the Consultant at the time the services are required by SCL. The Consultant will be given a written authorization for each Assignment (see Appendix A). Each Assignment may require services in any one, or a combination, of the listed disciplines as addressed later in this document. The specific scope, deliverables, estimated cost and scheduling of such services will be defined in detail in each authorization issued by SCL and accepted by the Consultant.

The City expects to achieve the following outcomes through this consultant solicitation:

To retain a highly qualified consultant team for short notice on-call work in response to unplanned operational disruptions, technical staff shortages during periods of peak workload, needs for specialized expertise, or other short-term project needs. The ability for rapid response to our remote hydro project sites is desired.

To retain a consultant team with sufficient breadth of experience and skills to respond to a wide variety of engineering, architecture, and construction related projects. The desired breadth of experience is described in the scope of work below.

SCL is seeking a firm with a strong local presence to minimize potential future Covid-19 quarantine requirements. It is also a priority for City Light to affirmatively expand its efforts to seek prime consultants willing to share approximately half of the future work with smaller firms and Women and Minority Business Enterprise (WMBE) firms in City contracts so they are
afforded fair and equitable opportunity to compete for City contracts and do not face unfair barriers when seeking and performing on City contracts.

OBTAINING RFQ DOCUMENTS: Documents will be available online April, 13, 2021 at Consultants must complete a free registration prior to viewing, printing and saving to their own equipment at no cost or ordering full or partial document sets and/or CDs through the Web site. For help using this site, please contact Bonfire at for technical questions. You can also visit their help forum at Free internet access to obtain these documents is available at Seattle Neighborhood Service Centers and most public libraries.

Seattle City Light is hosting a Pre-submittal Conference virtually via MS Teams on April 16, 2021 from 2:30 – 3:30 PM (PST). Details are provided in the RFQ.

The City’s proposed schedule is outlined in the RFQ.

The contract awarded as a result of this RFQ will be awarded in a manner that will comply with all applicable laws of the United States, State of Washington, the City Charter, and Ordinances of the City of Seattle.

“WOMEN AND MINORITY AFFIRMATIVE EFFORTS REQUIREMENTS: All proposals are required to meet the Affirmative Efforts requirements as specified in the RFP. An Outreach Plan will be required for the top-rated consultant(s).”

View RFQ Here

View Minimum Qualifications Template

View WMBE Inclusion Plan

View Approach to Scope of Work #1

View Approach to Scope of Work #2

View Narrative of Related Experience

View Resume of Key Project Team

View List of Subconsultants

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