The majority of DPMC's projects will be small to intermediate
in size having design and construction administration fees up to $400,000.
The procedure for the selection of Professional Consultants for routine
projects will be similar to those of a major selection process, in that,
the process is competitive and the most qualified firm (including cost
and other factors) will be awarded the contract.
The pool of Professional Consultants for each of these routine contracts
will be selected using a computer-generated list of DPMC pre-qualified
consultants. The computer will randomly select the firms that will be
requested to submit technical and fee proposals. The selected firms
will be notified by the DPMC with instructions for submitting a technical
proposal and sealed fee proposal for the project. The selected consultants
will be given a Scope of Work for the project, invited to attend a site
visit (if necessary), and submit technical proposals based upon the
Scope of Work.
proposals will be independently evaluated by a Selection Committee comprised
of using agency representatives and DPMC staff. Sealed fee proposals
will also be submitted with the technical proposal. Each firms proposal
will be evaluated, scored and ranked by the Selection Committee based
on the pre-established evaluation criteria. All the sealed fee proposals
will then be opened and reviewed. A final contract fee will be negotiated
with the highest ranked firm at a fair and reasonable compensation as
determined by the Selection Committee. If the Selection Committee is
unable to negotiate a satisfactory fee with the highest ranked consultant,
the Committee may terminate negotiations with that consultant and begin
negotiations with the next highest ranked consultant. This process will
continue until a successful agreement is reached.
If your firm wishes to be
included in this selection process, it must have an active pre-qualfication by the DPMC Prequalification
Unit at the time of the computer-generated short-listing process. If your firm is not presently pre-qualified
and wishes to become pre-qualified, please submit a Professional
Consultant Prequalification Application (DPMC Form 48A). You may also obtain a copy of the Professional
Consultant Prequalification Application by calling (609) 984-6979 during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30