BY COUNCILOR STOVER:
WHEREAS, the city of Duluth desires to provide rehabilitation and reconstruction of four lift stations; and
WHEREAS, the city desires to hire professional engineering services to provide the engineering services required for design, plan preparation and specifications for construction phases; and
WHEREAS, MSA Professional Services, Inc., has submitted a proposal for engineering services in connection with this project.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into an agreement with MSA Professional Services, Inc., to provide the city with such engineering services.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the cost of said engineering services, estimated at $95,366, will be payable from the Sewer Fund 530-500-1905-5536.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize the professional engineering services for the design, plan and specifications for construction phase of lift stations. Lift stations #7, #21, #2 and #38 show signs of surpassing their useful life. Repairs or reconstruction are required. In procuring the services of a design consultant, the qualification based selection (QBS) process was used. Six firms submitted letters of qualifications. Each firm was evaluated based on the project criteria given in the request for statement of qualifications. The firm selected as the most qualified to design, prepare plans and specifications and provide engineering services during construction is MSA Professional Services, Inc. Requisition No. 05-0253