REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: CITY OF BOILING SPRING LAKES SEWER MASTER PLAN

08.02.2018

Five copies of the response to this request must be submitted to County Engineering by the close of business (5:00pm) on Monday, September 10, 2018.

The City of Boiling Spring Lakes encompasses approximately 23.3 square miles and has a population of 6,519 based upon the 2016 Municipal Population Estimates. The city has a major thoroughfare, NCDOT Hwy. 87, running north to south across the big lake, and has a railroad corridor, owned and operated by MOTSU, on the east side near the city owned Sanford Dam.  There is a private golf course, open to public play, within the city and two county schools located on the southern edge of the city.

Brunswick County provides water service to a large portion of the city, and limited sewer along the Hwy. 87 corridor.  The sewer system runs from the county elevated water tank at the north to the county schools at the south.  Both schools are currently connected to public sewer.  The sewer system consists of a combination of a low-pressure collection system, a gravity collection system, and two pump stations.  The sewage is conveyed to the county West Brunswick WWRF for treatment.

Brunswick County Engineering and Public Utilities is requesting proposals from qualified engineering, water resource, and environmental firms for the analysis and completion of a comprehensive sewer master plan for the City of Boiling Spring Lakes.

Firms interested in being considered for this work should submit proposals to:

William L. Pinnix, P.E.

Director of Engineering

Post Office Box 249

Building I

75 Courthouse Drive

Bolivia, North Carolina 28422

910.253.2408

For consideration five copies of the response to this request must be submitted to County Engineering by the close of business (5:00pm) on Monday, September 10, 2018.

At a minimum all proposals should include the following information:

  1. Qualifications of the employees who will be assigned to the project. The project manager and other key team members should be clearly identified. If subconsultants are to be used for any portion of the work they also should be identified, and their qualifications included.
  2. Firm experience on similar sewer master planning projects. The proposal should include a description and contact person for projects similar in size and scope to this one.
  3. A project schedule for the estimated duration of the master plan study with key dates for presentations and deliverables shown.
  4. A brief description of the project approach to be used by the firm should be included.
  5. A brief discussion of the firm’s ability to meet budget constraints on the project should be included. This includes an estimate of man-hours to complete the sewer master planning effort.

Brunswick County reserves the right to select the firm that best meets its needs for this project and to negotiate a final scope of work that reflects the work to be completed.

MINIMUM SCOPE OF WORK

A. MEETINGS WITH COUNTY AND CITY STAFF

The consultant shall attend a project kickoff meeting with key county and city staff to discuss the overall approach to the citywide sewer master planning effort.  Meetings with the city will help identify the areas that should, or should not be, included for future sewer service.

B. MASTER PLAN EVALUATION AND PREPARATION

After the areas within the city to be served are identified the consultant shall perform the sewer analysis and prepare the sewer master plan report. The report should include:

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Wastewater Service Area Land Use Demographics
  • Wastewater Flow Projections
  • Unsewered Areas
  • Wastewater Collection, Pumping, and Transmission Information
    • a) Recommended new collection systems
    • b) Recommended new transmission pump station(s)
    • c) Recommended new transmission mains
    • d) Recommended upgrades to existing county pump stations
  • Project Capital Improvements
  • Hydraulic Modeling

C. PRESENTATIONS AND DELIVERABLES

The consultant shall make presentations to the city and county elected officials and staff. At a minimum there will be a midpoint and final presentation.

Four copies of the final report in written format and PDFs are required.