Riverbend Water Resources District (‘Riverbend’), located in Bowie, Cass, and Red River Counties, is soliciting separate Request for Qualifications (RFQs) from consultants who are interested and highly qualified to provide Financial Advisor, Legal, and Bond Counsel services. The scope of work for each RFQ pertains to providing assistance with Riverbend’s closing and project initiation on funding secured through the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. This funding was approved by the TWDB Board on August 5, 2020, for the new Riverbend Regional Water Treatment System.
Riverbend will also be requesting at a later date the submission of Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) for program management services associated with the engineering design and construction of the new Riverbend Regional Water Treatment System. This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) will solicit proposals to determine the highest qualified engineering firm to oversee and manage numerous contracts for the new regional project. These contracts will include professional engineering services for planning, design and construction management funded through the TWDB DWSRF Program.
Copies of each of the current three RFQs are posted for viewing on Riverbend Water Resources District’s website at www.rwrd.org. Proposals for each of the RFQ requests will be received by Riverbend at their office located at 228 Texas Avenue, Suite A in New Boston, Texas 75570 until 3:00 P.M. (CST) on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.
The projects to be constructed pursuant to these contracts will be financed with assistance from the TWDB and are subject to all TWDB applicable Federal and State laws and regulations and contingent upon release of funds by TWDB. The contracts awarded under each of the RFQ requests reference TWDB Project Number 62883.
As a condition of federal grant awards, this contract is subject to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, which includes EPA-approved fair share goals toward procurement of Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) firms in the construction, supplies, equipment, and services procurement categories. EPA rules require that applicants and prime contractors make a good faith effort to award a fair share of contracts, subcontracts, and procurements to M/WBEs through demonstration of the six affirmative steps. Note MBE/WBE contract percentages for the following: Construction: 19.44%/9.17%; Equipment: 16.28%/11.45%; Supplies: 25.34%/8.82%; Services: 20.41/13.66%.