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    The Gainesville-Alachua County Regional Airport Authority is seeking qualified consultants to provide Airport Engineering and Planning Services. The selected candidate will be tasked with providing services on an “on-call” basis for various smaller projects.

    The Gainesville-Alachua County Regional Airport Authority reserves the right to reject any and all proposals submitted in response to this Request for any reason.  Interested parties are advised that lobbying of Evaluation Committee members, Airport Authority members and Airport Authority employees, regarding Requests for Qualification (RFQ), Bids or Contracts is strictly prohibited from the point of advertisement until a final award is made or protest is resolved.

    Interested parties should send a formal, written request for a copy of the RFQ Package to: Ms. Lynn Noffsinger, Grants and Contracts Administrator, Gainesville Regional Airport, 3880 NE 39th Avenue, Suite A, Gainesville, Florida  32609, E-mail: lynn.noffsinger@flygainesville.com.

    Additional information about Gainesville Regional Airport including a copy of the latest CIP may be obtained by sending an email to Lynn Noffsinger at lynn.noffsinger@flygainesville.com.

    GACRAA is considering selecting a firm on a non-exclusive basis to provide general engineering and planning services on an “on-call” basis for various, smaller project for which the consulting fee is expected to be less than $100,000 and the construction budget is expected to be less than $2 million. Typical projects in this category would include: 

    1. Repairs or modifications to airfield pavements like aprons and taxiways.
    2. Repairs or modifications to airfield drainage systems.
    3. Repairs or modifications to airfield signage, markings and lighting systems.
    4. Airfield obstruction identification and removal projects.
    5. Airfield and roadway maintenance and rehabilitation projects.
    6. Modification and/or expansion of airport maintenance, fueling and support facilities.
    7. Passenger boarding bridge and equipment purchases, upgrades and/or rehabilitation.
    8. Storm damage repair and recovery projects.
    9. Planning and cost estimation for new airfield pavements, new hangar sites, roadways and utilities.
    10. Updates or revisions to the Airport Layout Plan drawing set.
    11. Other projects as assigned

    The successful firm will provide various professional services as appropriate, either in-house or with selective use of sub-contractors, to include but not limited to:

    • Civil, electrical, mechanical, structural, information technology, and various other engineering services as appropriate.
    • Surveying and GIS services
    • Soil and geotechnical testing services
    • Planning services
    • Permitting services (City, SJRWMD, etc.)
    • Detailed cost estimating
    • AutoCAD drawings and exhibits
    • Spec writing services
    • Grant administration support

    Work shall be assigned as needed by issuance of a negotiated project Task Order.

    The contract for services shall be valid for three years subject to approval by GACRAA. In addition, two one-year extensions may be granted at the sole discretion of GACRAA.  A negotiated contract is expected to be reached with the selected firm by June 1, 2019.

    All parties interested in providing these services should mail or hand deliver one original, clearly marked “ORIGINAL”, and three (3) copies of its completed Qualifications Package, as required herein, to: Allan J. Penksa, Chief Executive Officer, Gainesville-Alachua County Regional Airport Authority, 3880 NE 39th Avenue, Suite A, Gainesville, FL 32609

    Submittals should be included in a sealed envelope clearly labeled:

    Gainesville Regional Airport

    RFQ 19-005 On-Call General Engineering and Planning Services

    Deadline for submittals is 4:30 p.m., May 23, 2019If submittals are hand delivered, they must be delivered to the receptionist in the administrative office of the Gainesville Regional Airport where they will be dated, stamped and logged in. The official clock is located in the reception area of the administrative offices of the Gainesville Regional Airport. Submissions received after this time will be returned unopened to the respondent. The administrative office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. The office is closed for lunch from 1-2 p.m.

    Respondents shall address questions regarding this RFQ for interpretation to Ms. Lynn Noffsinger, Airport Contracts and Grants Administrator. Questions must be written and sent via email, The airport will not respond to oral inquiries.  Answers will be in the form of written addenda made available to all those registering with the Authority by formally requesting a copy of this RFQ: Ms. Lynn Noffsinger, Contracts and Grants Administrator, Gainesville-Alachua County Regional Airport Authority, 3880 NE 39th Ave, Suite A, Gainesville, FL  32609, Email: lynn.noffsinger@flygainesville.com.


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