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County of San Diego
PUBLISHED: Wednesday January 13, 2010

REQUEST FOR STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS FOR
MATERIAL INSPECTION AND
TESTING SERVICES AND GEOTECHNICAL
CONSULTING ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS FOR FHWA FUNDED
PROJECTS
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The County of San Diego Department of Public Works invites qualified Consultants to submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) to provide services for Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)-funded projects in San Diego County involving construction materials inspection, materials testing and geotechnical engineering consulting for County-maintained bridges and related structures. Consultant must demonstrate ability to perform geotechnical engineering and materials services in accordance with current design and construction guidelines for FHWA projects. Materials services include, but are not limited to, testing and sampling of soil, asphalt concrete, Portland cement products, steel, masonry, aggregate, welding inspection, and non-destructive materials testing. Geotechnical services may include evaluation of geological setting(s), condition, structure and formation, testing and evaluation of soil characteristics, geophysical investigation, groundwater evaluation, landslide investigation and geological hazards (including local and regional seismic faults) and potential for liquefaction. Consultant may be required to provide recommendations/professional opinion during project design phase and/or in the event of unforeseen soil, water seepage, or geologic problems that may be encountered during construction. Consultant laboratory and personnel assigned to County projects shall have appropriate accreditations and/or certifications(s) (e.g. AASHTO, ASTM, NICET, ACI, AWS, etc.) for sampling and testing associated with bridge design and construction. Accreditations and/or certifications shall be valid at time of SOQ submittal and remain valid throughout contract duration. Consultant shall ensure that any subconsultant utilized for backup or specialized services shall also meet the certification requirements prior to and during their employ with Consultant. The County intends to award (3) contracts for an amount not to exceed $300,000 each for a term of up to (3) years. Consultants shall be selected based on Qualifications. Fees for services provided are to be negotiated. Contract award projected for March 2010. Underutilized Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (UDBE) goal for this project is 3.5 percent. UDBE commitment and Good Faith Effort (GFE) submittals are required. SOQs must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 2010, at the following address:

COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
5555 Overland Avenue
Building 6, Suite 6101
San Diego, CA 92123
Attn: Peter Milligan (re: File 1002 -
Material Inspection/Testing and
Geotechnical Consulting As-Needed FHWA)

Interested parties may request a submittal package be sent via email by request on company letterhead by fax to (858) 505-6393. Any questions regarding this solicitation should be directed to Peter Milligan of Engineering Services at (858) 694-2833. The County of San Diego encourages the participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises, and Small Business Enterprises. The County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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County of San Diego
PUBLISHED: Wednesday January 13, 2010


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