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Bid Title: RFQ for Engineering Services for Solid Waste Projects
Category: Public Works
Status: Open


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, and construction support services for Solid Waste collection and disposal projects.  Examples of work include, but are not limited to: Inert and MSW cell expansion, exploration and purchase of suitable site for future City of Bismarck Landfill, MSW cell closure, waste/compaction and composition study, Tier II NMOC assessment, methane vent well installation, feasibility study of methane gas collection and potential for usage on and off site, CNG collection vehicle fuel feasibility study, and ground water analysis.

It is anticipated the following work will be included in the contract 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 the necessary services for design of selected projects including, but not limited to, environmental analysis, survey, design and preparation of bidding documents and bidding support.  For projects where additional land acquisition is required, the consultant would also provide services to support this activity.

Provide construction support services including, but not limited to, 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.

RFQ Published




Publication Date/Time:
11/13/2020 12:01 AM
Publication Information:
The Bismarck Tribune
Closing Date/Time:
12/7/2020 5:00 PM
Submittal Information:
Office of City Administrator, PO Box 5503, 221 N 5th St., Bismarck ND 58506-5503
Contact Person:
Kim Bohrer, City of Bismarck Public Works Department (701-355-1739) or
Business Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fax Number:
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 10 (8-1/2”x11”) single-sided 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

The selection of the 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.

Inquiries should be directed to Kim Bohrer, City of Bismarck Public Works Department (701-355-1739) or

Written proposals from qualified consultants will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. CST on December 7, 2020.

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

Jeff Heintz
Service 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

Dated this 9th day of November, 2020

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