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Architect and Engineering Services

Selection of Architects or Engineers

When architectural and engineering services are required by the district, the following procedures will be in effect:

  1. Announcement for professional services will be sent to professional and community publications as well as to publications specifically oriented toward minority and women owned firms. The announcement will specify:
    1. The general nature and scope of the project(s);
    2. The district representative to contact for further details; and
    3. The deadline for submission of letter of interest.
  2. Each interested architect and/or engineer will be advised to submit a resume which includes as a minimum:
    1. Description of professional staff and respective roles for each;
    2. List of projects completed during the past two years and contact person;
    3. Status of current contract;
    4. Description of typical site supervision;
    5. References — bank, bonding company, three clients; and
    6. Exhibits of cost estimates for two most recent projects.
  3. Applicants will be screened by selected staff to identify firms to be interviewed;
  4. Applicants will be interviewed by District assigned committee.
  5. The District will enter into negotiations with the firm(s) to establish a professional services fee which is fair and reasonable. If the District is unable to negotiate a satisfactory contract, the next highest ranked firm will be contacted; and
  6. The tentative contract will be referred to the board as a recommendation.


Date: 05.13.13