RFQ for the Thornton Street, Vista Drive to Malloy Avenue Project

CITY OF FERNDALE

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

 FOR

Plans, Specifications, and Engineering Services

The City of Ferndale is seeking qualification statements from Professional Engineering firms with experience providing design services, up to and including: roadway design; surveying; geotechnical investigation, studies and services; permitting; as well as the creation of plans, specifications and estimates for the Thornton Street, Vista Drive to Malloy Avenue  Project. 

This project will reconstruct the and widen Thornton Street to current standards between Vista Drive to Malloy Avenue. Improvements include upgrading the stormwater, water and sanitary sewer utility systems, installation of ADA compliant sidewalks and ramps on both sides of the road, and upgrades to the street lighting where needed.

Questions regarding this Request for Qualifications should be directed to Katy Radder, Public Works Project Manager, via telephone at (360) 684-2377 or via email at KatyRadder@cityofferndale.org.

The City of Ferndale reserves the sole right to terminate this process, to not award a contract, and to cancel or modify this solicitation process at any time. In no event will the City, or any of their respective agents, representatives, consultants, directors, officers, or employees, be liable for, or otherwise obligated to reimburse, the costs incurred in preparation of this RFQ, or any related costs. The prospective consultant teams shall wholly absorb all costs incurred in the preparation and presentation of the submittals. The RFQ submittals will become the property of the City of Ferndale.

Interested firms shall submit four copies of a Statement of Qualifications that contains the following:

  1. Cover Letter. 
  2. Qualifications: 

Outline the qualifications of the firm to perform this work. 

Project management; provide an organizational chart of the proposed consulting team and a short resume of all key people listed on the chart. 

  • References:

Provide a list of projects that were similar in scope. Project list should include year completed, budget, scope and reference contact. 

The Statement of Qualification submittal shall be a maximum of 10 unbound single-sided pages, including cover letter. 

RFQ SUBMITTAL DEADLINE AND DELIVERY LOCATION

All responses shall be made in writing.  Responses by FAX will not be accepted.  Sealed responses will be received by the Public Works Department of the City of Ferndale, Washington up to the hour of 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 11th, 2019. Responses delivered later will not be accepted. The City of Ferndale is not responsible for delays in delivery.

All responses to this request that are mailed through the United States Postal Service shall be addressed to the Public Works Department, City of Ferndale, P.O. Box 936, Ferndale, WA 98248. Hand-delivered responses, or responses not sent through the USPS, shall be delivered to the Public Works Department, 2nd floor front counter, City of Ferndale, 2095 Main Street, Ferndale, Washington. The United States Postal Service will NOT deliver to the street address.  All responses shall be placed in a sealed envelope, which is clearly marked “THORNTON STREET, VISTA DRIVE TO MALLOY AVENUE PROJECT RFQ”.

The City of Ferndale is committed to providing equal opportunities to State of Washington certified Minority, Disadvantaged and Women’s Business Enterprises in contracting activities. (Section 4 of Chapter 56, Laws of 1975, 1st Ex. Sess. State of Washington.).

The City of Ferndale reserves the right to cancel this request or reject any and all responses submitted or to waive any minor formalities of this call if the best interest of the City would be served.

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Thursday, September 19, 2019 and Friday, September 20, 2019, 7am – 7pm

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Thursday, September 19, 2019 and Friday, September 20, 2019, 7am – 7pm

LaBounty Drive, between Nordic Way and West Smith Road

Drivers should expect delays as traffic is reduced to single lane traffic on LaBounty Drive, between Nordic Way and West Smith Road on Thursday, September 19, 2019 and Friday, September 20, 2019, 7am – 7pm. This work is to complete road improvements associated with a private development project. Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic. Road will remain open during nonworking hours.

If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact Ferndale Public Works Department at (360) 384-4006.

Residents Save Over 8.9 Million Gallons of Water this Summer

Residents Save Over 8.9 Million Gallons of Water this Summer

This summer, thanks to conservation efforts by the people of Ferndale, the city as a whole saved more than 8.9 million gallons of water from being used as compared to last year. Water usage for July and August was the lowest water usage in the last six years.

A combination of the mandatory watering restrictions, outreach to the community and individual conservation efforts resulted in easing the load on the local aquifer, saving wear and tear on the city’s utility system, helping to reduce or prolong some capitol improvements and lower water bills for residents.

“While we are working to secure our new well and expand our water treatment plant, we appreciate everyone doing their part to conserve this summer,” said Public Works Director Kevin Renz. “Letting your lawn mature to gold each year really does have a big impact.”

The mandatory watering restrictions expire on Sunday, Sept. 15th. With the temperatures dropping and the fall rainy weather arriving, residents are welcome to use water how they see fit; however conservation can have a big impact on an individual utility bill, and being attentive to water us helps further conserve this resource. For more ideas on how to conserve water, go to www.cityofferndale.org/water.

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays (Weather Permitting): Monday, September 09, 2019 to Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 7am to 7pm

Riverside Drive, near the Main Street Intersection

Drivers should expect delays as traffic is reduced to single lane traffic on Riverside Drive, near the Main Street intersection from Monday, September 09, 2019 to Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 7:00am to 7:00pm. This work is to complete road improvements associated with a private development project. Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic. Road will remain open during nonworking hours.

If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact Ferndale Public Works Department at (360) 384-4006.

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 to Saturday, September 7, 2019, 7am to 7pm

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 to Saturday, September 7, 2019, 7am to 7pm

Douglas Road, between Imhoff Road and S Church Road

Drivers should expect delays and consider alternative routes as Douglas Road between Imhoff Road and S Church Road will be closed to thru traffic from Tuesday, September 3, 2019 to Saturday, September 7, 2019, between the hours of 7:00am to 7:00pm. Southbound traffic will be detoured via Imhoff Road to Ulrich Road to Johnston Road to S Church Road to Douglas Road. Northbound traffic will be detoured via S Church Road to Johnston Road to Ulrich Road to Imhoff Road to Douglas Road. Flaggers will be on-site directing traffic. This work is to complete improvements associated with a private development project. Road will remain open during nonworking hours.

If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact Ferndale Public Works Department at (360) 384-4006.

First Avenue Pedestrian Improvement Project

Work is scheduled to begin tomorrow today, Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at the intersection of First Avenue and Main Street, Ferndale.  Work is being done as part of the City’s First Avenue Pedestrian project.  This pedestrian safety project will include reconfiguration of the intersection to eliminate the crosswalk on Main Street east of First Avenue, removal of the traffic signal poles and cabinet, plus new striping at the intersection.  Crews from Sail Electric, Inc. are scheduled to remove the signal poles Tuesday morning, starting at approximately 8am.  The Ferndale Police Department will be on hand to stop traffic as necessary so the overhead cross arms can be removed safely.  Drivers are encouraged to drive with care and caution or utilize alternate routes during this tomorrow’s work.  After the initial signal pole removal, the contractor will shift traffic around the work zone, and no lane closures are currently expected. 

It’s estimated that the project will have a duration of up to three weeks.  The Contractor will be utilizing a 4-10 schedule and plans to work between the hours of 7am to 4:30pm Monday through Thursday.

Puget Sound Energy will supply and install a new pedestrian-activated flashing crosswalk beacon later at this intersection once the equipment is ready for installation.  The City will provide additional information regarding the schedule for this work when it becomes available.

For more information on this project, please go to our website at https://www.cityofferndale.org/public-works-department/capital-projects/firstavepedestrianproject/ or contact the Public Works Department at (360) 384-4006.

Updated Road Striping Schedule

The City of Ferndale and the Whatcom County Public Works Department have rescheduled road striping for Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

Starting at 6:00AM on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, crews will be striping fog and centerline stripes on Ferndale roadways in the area generally southeast of downtown.  Those streets include, but are not limited to, Smith Road, Pacific Highway, LaBounty Drive, Slater Road and Hovander Road.

Crews will return at 6:00AM on Thursday, August 29, 2019, to paint Main Street and roadways north of Main Street.  It’s anticipated that the work on Main Street will occur between the hours of 6:00AM and 10:00AM, and parking will be prohibited on Main Street while the work is scheduled.  No parking signs will be placed on Main Street to warn drivers of the parking restrictions.

As always, work is weather dependent and may be rescheduled if affected by adverse conditions.  For more information, please feel free to contact Ferndale Public Works at (360) 384-4006.

Ferndale Paint Striping – August 23rd

Ferndale partners with the Whatcom County Public Works Department for paint striping.  Due to the unforeseen and sudden change in today’s weather, some of the work started this morning was adversely affected.  Crews suspended painting activities and have taken necessary steps to perform containment and cleanup actions where paint lines were not yet cured and were impacted by the rain.  Those streets include Main Street, Douglas Road, Hendrickson Avenue and Ferndale Road. 

If you notice paint on your vehicle, the City recommends washing it off as soon as possible.   The paint used is water based and any tracked paint can be cleaned off vehicles using a standard automotive soap and water. 

County crews were scheduled to restripe City streets today and tomorrow, but has been called off due to an unexpected rain event.  Striping work may continue tomorrow as planned, but is weather dependent.  Please feel free to contact Ferndale Public Works for additional information at (360) 384-4006.

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Friday, August 16, 2019, 7am to 7pm

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Friday, August 16, 2019, 7am to 7pm

LaBounty Drive, between Nordic Way and West Smith Road

Drivers should expect delays as traffic is reduced to single lane traffic on LaBounty Drive, between Nordic Way and West Smith Road on Friday, August, 16, 2019 from 7:00am to 7:00pm. This work is to complete road improvements associated with a private development project. Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic. Road will remain open during nonworking hours.

If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact Ferndale Public Works Department at (360) 384-4006.

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