Request for Proposals
Architectural & Engineering Design Services
County of Tulare Resource Management Agency
Submittal Deadline: 01/24/2014
The Tulare County Resource Management Agency (RMA) Public Works Department is seeking qualified consulting firms for the planning, design, specification development and project cost estimate for construction of a new Transit Operations and Maintenance Facility (TOMF).
The RMA is requesting a proposal for professional services from qualified consulting firms with an expertise in transit operations and maintenance facilities, for the planning, design, specification development and project cost estimate for construction of a new TOMF. Additionally, the Consultant will be responsible for developing biddable documents, plans, and project cost estimate needed for construction. The Consultant will also provide professional assistance during the bidding process, bid evaluation and selection of the construction firm as well as submittal review and field observation during construction as needed.
Funding in the amount of $3.2M has been secured for the design and construction of the TOMF and the associated infrastructure. The RMA completed a facility site master plan in 2012 with conceptual designs. The RMA desires the services from Consultants to design a TOMF. The new TOMF will be constructed on an undeveloped 19 acre parcel of land adjacent to our existing Road Yard which allows us to build a complete facility without demolition of any existing buildings. The design calls for a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling facility as part of the TOMF. The TOMF building and CNG facility will be designed as one project on approximately 15 of the 19 acres.