Request for Qualifications (RFQ) - The New York Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPR&HP) is seeking to retain two (2) professional Engineering design teams to provide professional services on a term contracting basis for the CENTRAL, FINGER LAKES AND THOUSAND ISLANDS State Park Regions.

Services to be Provided - Assignments (specific projects are not yet determined) will be on an as-needed basis and typically include project schematics (including project renderings), project design, phase studies, investigations, assessments, reports and related services in support of the capital program for facilities in the identified Parks Regions. The general, but not specific, projects are anticipated to include:

The disciplines required to provide the professional design services for the referenced facilities include but are not limited to: Civil Engineering, Mechanical (MEP) Engineering, Structural Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Historic Preservation, Surveying, Geotechnical, Cost Estimating and Environmental.

Estimate of Cost - The total compensation over the term of the agreement shall not exceed $1,500,000 unless supplemented otherwise.

Contract Term - The term of the contract is thirty-six (36) months, unless supplemented otherwise, and commences upon contract approval by the Office of the Comptroller.

Proposal Format and Submission Instructions

Interested firms shall submit qualifications consisting of four (4) copies of a short portfolio that provides a Letter of Interest, the firms most recent SF 330 or SF 254 and SF 255 (Federal or State Modified), and not more than an additional 15 pages describing the firm's qualifications, relevant experience, proposed staffing, proposed sub-consultants and present workload. Professional firms, licensed to practice Engineering in New York State, including Minority and Women-Owned firms are encouraged to reply.

Selection of the firm(s) deemed to be "the most highly qualified" shall be in accordance with Qualification Based Selection Procedures. For this proposed Professional Design Service Term Contract, the resumes of key personnel must include a) current assignments (project location and duties), b) estimated completion date of current assignments and c) client, client contact person and telephone number. If sub-consultants are proposed, the role of each sub-consultant should be discussed. The submission should describe the organization of proposed project staff indicating the role of each key individual. A brief description of a proposed project approach may be included.

Special Project Requirements: The top-ranked firms on the "short list" may be requested to prepare and give oral presentations before the "State Parks" selection committee.

Proposal Due Date

The due date for the submittal is July 12, 2018 2:00 PM.

MBE & WBE Goals

The goal for Minority Business subcontracting goal is 3%. The goal for Women-owned business subcontracting goal is 3%.

Licensing Requirements

Designated firms must submit proof of authority to practice Engineering in NYS immediately upon designation.

Procurement Lobbying 139-j and 139-k

Interested firms MUST comply with the OPRHP agency policy statement related to SS139-j and SS139-k of the State Finance Law. The OPRHP agency policy statement can be accessed on the State Parks website at:

Attention: In accordance with State Finance Law Section 139-j, the following agency staff has been designated as contacts for this contract:

Charles Briggs Phone 518-486-5677

Please note that contacting any other agency staff regarding this contract may be a violation of State Finance Law Section 139-j resulting in a determination of contractor non-responsibility.

Contract Term: 36 months

Proposal Due: July 12, 2018 2:00 PM

Project Location: Central, Finger Lakes & ThousandIsland

State Park Regions

Submit To: Charles Briggs

NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Capital Programs

625 Broadway

Albany, N.Y. 12207

(518) 486-5677

(518) 486-2372 FAX


Deadline: Thursday, July 12, 2018

Date Published: Thursday, June 14, 2018

Date Updated: Thursday, June 14, 2018


Charles Briggs

Park Engineer, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207


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