Posted Oct 27, 2016
Selection RFQ160929: Engineering Services - Princeton Road widening
- Cincinnati Dayton Rd to Butler Warren Rd.
Posted Sep 13, 2016
Selection RFQ160811: Engineering Services - Millikin Road at
I-75 Interchange Study.
FOR RECENT RFQs
None currently posted.
The Butler County Engineer's
Office utilizes a qualifications-based selection policy. The
policy is based on Section 153.69 of the Ohio Revised Code, which
generally requires all public entities to use a qualifications-based
selection process when hiring design professionals. Firms are
now required to show evidence of financial responsibility when
contracting with public entities.
The County Engineer
will maintain a pre-qualification list of firms which have performed
satisfactory work in the past and have submitted new qualifications
statements. (See Consultant Prequalification
Requirements.) The list will be updated as qualification
statements from additional firms are accepted. Firms will be
categorized according to their qualifications. These categories
include environmental engineering, surveying, geotechnical, traffic,
and structural engineering.
When a need arises
for the BCEO to employ a professional firm, the Engineer will
first estimate if the services required will exceed $25,000.
If the estimate is less than $25,000, the Engineer may choose
a pre-qualified firm from the list. For services estimated to
be greater than $25,000, the following steps will occur:
1) The Engineer will
solicit letters of interest from firms by publicly announcing
the need for professional services for a specific project. This
will include posting it here on the BCEO's web site;
2) The Engineer will
evaluate all interested firms based on predetermined criteria.
A standard evaluation sheet will be used for every project to
determine the three most qualified firms for the project;
3) Once the most highly
qualified firm has been identified, the Engineer will open contract
negotiations with the firm, develop a detailed scope of services
for the project, and determine an appropriate fee for those services.