RFQ NC20-001 Design Services for Westside Regional Park

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Nassau County, Florida invites sealed bids for:

DESIGN SERVICES FOR WESTSIDE REGIONAL PARK

BID NUMBER NC20-001

Project Summary

The Nassau County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is soliciting Statements of Qualifications from multi-disciplinary design teams to prepare a Master Plan, and Phase One Permitting/ Construction Documents, for the County’s 110 -acre Westside Regional Park It is anticipated that required services will include site planning, survey, geo-tech, civil engineering, architecture, MEP, landscape architecture, cost estimating, public engagement, public art, operations and revenue analysis, and/or other services needed to develop a regional-scale civic facility that offers both recreation opportunities and amenities to support community activities/functions.

Proposals shall include one (1) original and Six (6) copies plus one (1) copy in electronic format, must be in writing, and shall be provided by the Bidder addressed to: Nassau County Board of County Commissioners, c/o John A. Crawford, Ex-Officio Clerk, Robert M. Foster Justice Center, 76347 Veterans Way, Suite 456, Yulee, Florida 32097. Proposals will be received no later than Tuesday, February 04, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Facsimile bids will not be accepted. Bids will be opened and read on Wednesday, February 05, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. or soon thereafter, at the office of the Ex-Officio Clerk, Robert M. Foster Justice Center, Second Floor, 76347 Veterans Way, Suite 456, Yulee, Florida 32097.

For detailed information regarding the bid due date and bid requirements for this RFQ contact the Contract Management Department at 904-530-6040 or email ghagins@nassaucountyfl.com. Bid information is also available at http://www.demandstar.com and the County’s Box.com site, link below:

https://app.box.com/s/awvvyjosh5h83rrvy29aonp5x6t3zdoh

No PROPOSALS may be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days after closing time scheduled for receipt of PROPOSALS.

The County reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and waive all informalities in whole or in part, with or without cause, and/or to accept the proposal that, in its best judgment, will be for the best interest of Nassau County, Florida.

A person or affiliate who has been placed on the convicted vendor list following a conviction for a public entity crime may not submit a proposal/bid on a contract to provide any goods or services to a public entity, may not submit a proposal/bid on a contract with a public entity for the construction or repair of a public building or public work, may not submit a proposal/bid on leases or real property to a public entity, may not be awarded or perform work as a contractor, supplier, subcontractor or consultant under contract with any public entity, and may not transact business with any public entity in excess of the threshold amount provided in Section 287.017, Florida Statutes, for Category Two for a period of thirty-six months from the date of being placed on the convicted vendor list.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in this program or activity should contact the office of the Ex-Officio Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners at (904) 548-4660 or Florida Relay Services at (800) 955-8770 (v) or (800) 955-8771 (TDD). Contact must be made a minimum of seventy-two (72) hours in advance if requiring such accommodations.

Effective July 1, 2012

Amendments to Public Meetings and Public Records Laws for Government Contracting:

Pursuant to recent changes in Florida Statutes Chapter 119.071 (General Exemptions from inspection or copying of public records) the bid opening process is temporarily exempt from Public Records requirements, except bids received pursuant to a competitive solicitation for construction or repairs on a public building or public work. Information may be released to the public once the Board provides a notice of intended decision or 30 days after the bid opening, whichever is earlier.

Pursuant to recent changes in Florida Statutes Chapter 286.0113 (General exemptions from public meeting requirements) any portion of a meeting in which negotiations with a vendor is conducted as part of the “competitive negotiation” process at which a vendor makes an oral presentation or answers questions as part of the “competitive solicitation” process are exempt from public meeting requirements until the Board provides notice of an intended decision or until 30 days after bid opening, whichever is earlier. Any portion of a committee meeting at which negotiation strategies are discussed is exempt.

A complete record shall be made of any portion of an exempt meeting; no portion may be held off the record. The recording of and any records presented at the exempt meeting are exempt from FS119.071 until such time as the board provides notice of an intended decision or 30 days after opening the bids, proposals or final replies.

Please refer to Florida Statutes Chapter 119.071, Chapter 255.0518 and Chapter 286.0113 for further details.

ATTEST:

JOHN A. CRAWFORD

EX-OFFICIO CLERK

DANIEL B. LEEPER

CHAIRMAN

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA