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Sealed Proposals for Engineering and/or Architectural Grant Services

Statements of qualifications and proposals are being requested from engineering/architectural firms with a strong record in successfully assisting local governments with the implementation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs.  Responding firms should be technically qualified and licensed in the State of Georgia to provide these services.

The City of Rincon, Georgia (City) plans are to contract for engineering/architectural preliminary design services required for a potential FY2021 CDBG project and, if funded, for engineering/architectural services for the implementation of the project. The purpose of the project is to provide water and sewer system improvements.

Information which should be submitted for our evaluation is as follows:

1)    History of firm and resources

2)    CDBG/EIP/RDF experience, including other DCA grant programs

3)    Key personnel/qualifications

4)    Current workload

5)    Scope and level of service proposed

6)    Experience with similar projects and list of references 

7)    Fees and/or Percentages (if any) associated with the Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) for the application, and Design and Construction Management Services, if the project is funded.  The draft PER would be needed no later than 30 days after selection.

8)    Errors and Omissions Insurance

9)    Statement of Qualifications Form

10) Section 3 Certification Form (Only Submit with your Proposal if you are claiming Section 3 Status.)


All contracts are subject to Federal and State contract provisions prescribed by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. This project is covered under the requirements of Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968, as amended and Section 3 Business Concerns are encouraged to apply.

The City also abides by the following laws as they pertain to HUD Assisted Projects: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Section 109 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Title 1; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act); Section 104(b)(2) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended; Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA); and the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968.

Interested parties should request copies of the Statement of Qualifications Form and Section 3 Solicitation Package prior to preparing and submitting their proposal.  Proposals should be received no later than 4:00 PM on October 30, 2020.  Proposals received after the above date and time may not be considered. We reserve the right to accept or reject any and all proposals and to waive informalities in the proposal process.  Questions, Statement of Qualifications and Section 3 Certification form requests (i.e., request for Section 3 preference), and proposal packages should be submitted to the name and address listed below::



City of Rincon, Georgia

Derrick Cowart, Finance Director

302 S Columbia Avenue

Rincon, Georgia 31326

912-826-5745 Ext 117




What are the insurance requirements? The RFP does not require a firm to provide insurance information. However, this information will be required prior to signing a contract with the firm awarded the contract.


What are the license requirements?  The RFP does not require a firm to provide license information. However, the winning firm will have to provide a valid business license prior to signing a contract. 


Is there a local office requirement? No.


Is this a new contract or have you contracted for this service before? Service has been contracted before.


If you have contracted for this service before, who was the contractor and what was the award price? $45,000.


      Is there a specific amount that you have budgeted for this service? No.