PUBLIC WORKS AND UTILITIES COMMITTEE
RESOLVED, the city of Duluth must undertake a major water system improvement project at the Arlington Pump Station. The city of Duluth desires to develop plans and specifications for the construction of improvements for the Arlington Pump Station and desires to hire a consultant engineer to provide the engineering services required for the design and construction administration. MSA Professional Services, Inc., was rated the top ranked firm and has submitted a proposal for engineering services in connection with this project.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into an agreement with MSA Professional Services, Inc., to provide the city of Duluth with such engineering services.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the cost of said engineering services, estimated at $251,831 is payable from the Water Bond Fund 0511, Department/Agency 500, Object 5332, Job Number 0695WA.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will allow the city of Duluth to undertake a major water system improvement program that will not only provide for near-term water demands, but will also serve the city for the majority of this century. This resolution will authorize contracting with MSA Professional Services, Inc., for engineering services relative to the design and construction of the Arlington Pump Station improvement project. In procuring the services of a consultant, a request for qualifications (RFQ) was used. Seven firms submitted letters of qualifications. Each firm was evaluated based on the project criteria given in the request for qualifications. The committee selected MSA Professional Services, Inc., as the top ranked firm and asked them to submit a proposed fee schedule. Their engineering fee of $251,831 is payable from the Water Bond Fund 0511, Department/Agency 500, Object 5332, Job Number 0695WA.
Summary of the RFQ ranking is as follows:
MSA Professional Services, Inc.
Ayres Associates Inc.