Bid Title: Request for Qualifications for Engineering Services
Category: Public Works
Status: Closed


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, construction and technical support services for operation and maintenance activities for the Water and Waste Water Treatment Plants, Water Distribution, Waste Water Collection and Storm Water Collection systems.  Work can include repair or replacement of existing equipment and evaluation of treatment and conveyance processes.

 It is anticipated the following work will be included in the contracts 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 services including evaluation of treatment and conveyance processes, design and preparation of bidding documents and bidding support.
  •  Provide construction support services including 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.

Request for Qualifications

Publication Date/Time:
1/19/2021 12:01 AM
Publication Information:
The Bismarck Tribune
Closing Date/Time:
2/26/2021 5:00 PM
Submittal Information:
Michelle Klose, Director of Utility Ops, 601 S 26th St, or PO Box 5503, Bismarck ND 58506-5503
Contact Person:
Inquiries should be directed to Kim Bohrer, City of Bismarck Public Works Department (701-355-1739) or
Business Hours:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday-Frida
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 20 single-sided or 10 double-sided pages on standard letter (8-1/2x11) paper. 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

Special Requirements:
The selection of 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.
Written proposals from qualified consultants will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. CST on Friday, February 26, 2021.

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

Michelle Klose
Utilities Operations Director
City of Bismarck
601 South 26th Street
P.O. Box 5503
Bismarck, ND 58506-5503

Related Documents:

Return To Main Bid Postings Page