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Bid Title: Request for Qualifications for Engineering Services for Fire Station 1 Backup Generator Replacement
Category: Public Works
Status: Closed


Fire Station 1
1020 E Central Ave
Backup Generator Replacement

 The City of Bismarck Public Works Department requests written qualifications from professional engineering firms for engineering services required to complete the following:
  1. Evaluate, design, prepare plans, specifications and bidding documents. Also included shall be construction administration services for the replacement of the existing backup generator.
  2. Removal of existing generator and transfer switch. Owner shall retain first right of salvage on this equipment.
  3. The new generator shall have a closed transfer switch and shall be expected to supply 100% power supply to the building.
  4. The supplier of the generator must be within 75 miles of the job site.
  5. Generator will have a 5-year service and warranty contract.
  6. The selected firm will be responsible for assisting the City of Bismarck in obtaining any necessary approvals and /or permits from the ND Department of Health and any other agencies.
  7. The schedule is for the design and construction in the 2021 budget.

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 either 20 single-sided or 10 double-sided standard (8-1/2x11) paper pages.  The primary consideration items will be, but not limited to, the firm’s:

Technical capabilities

  1. Experience and performance records
  2. Understanding of project and proposed work approach
  3. Knowledge of regulations and local conditions
  4. Project personnel assignments and qualifications
  5. Ability to respond in a timely manner

The selection of firms will be based on an evaluation of the written proposals.  A selection committee may interview selected firms, but a professional services agreement will be executed with a single firm.    A detailed scope of work will be developed and price will be negotiated with the selected firm.  An engineering agreement, including price schedule, will be negotiated with the selected firm for approval by the Board of City Commissioners.

Technical inquiries should be directed to Bruce Schirado, City of Bismarck Public Works Department (701-355-1700) or .

Written proposals from qualified consultants will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. CST on Friday, March 19, 2021.  Submit six (6) copies of the proposal, plus one digital copy, to:

Bruce Schirado, Facilities Manager
City of Bismarck
601 South 26th Street (physical address)
P.O. Box 5503 (mailing address)
Bismarck, ND 58506-5503

Dated this 26th day of February, 2021.

Publication Date/Time:
3/3/2021 12:01 AM
Publication Information:
Bismarck Tribune
Closing Date/Time:
3/19/2021 4:00 PM
Submittal Information:
Bruce Schirado, Facilities Manager, PO Box 5503 (Mail), or 601 S 26th Street (delivery)
Bid Opening Information:
March 19, 2021 4:00 PM
Contact Person:
Technical inquiries should be directed to Bruce Schirado, City of Bismarck Public Works Department (701-355-1700) or
Business Hours:
8:00-5:00 Mon-Frid
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