DOlive Watershed: Request for Qualifications

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for
D’Olive Watershed Restoration Design Services
Proposals Due June 30, 2014, at 5:00pm CDT CLOSED

The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP) works collaboratively with landowners, local governments, agencies, and contractors to implement effective watershed restoration projects in Coastal Alabama. To achieve this function, MBNEP seeks qualified contractors to provide design services for projects that restore impaired water resources in the D’Olive Watershed in Baldwin County, Alabama.

The MBNEP is facilitating restoration efforts in the D’Olive Watershed funded through a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation – AL Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund 2013. Restoration efforts are targeted at eroding stream systems that are transporting sediments to downstream water resources, causing declines in water quality and habitat in the Mobile Bay ecosystem. Restoration efforts include stream restoration and stormwater related best management practices in the D’Olive Creek, Tiawassee Creek and Joe’s Branch watersheds, draining a total area of over 7,700 acres of Spanish Fort, Daphne, and unincorporated Baldwin County.

The full proposal can be viewed in our Library.

Q & A

1) The "certified ecological designer" requirement is extremely limiting. There are only 10 "certified ecological designers" in the U.S. and only 1 of these is located in the Southeast (Florida). Can you clarify this requirement?

  • These are intended to be examples of recommended qualifications and are not all required for selection.

2) The "certified professional in stormwater management" is uknown to me. Is this meant to be Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ)?

  • The correct name of this certification is Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ).

3) Can you explain the role the Dauphin Island Sea Lab will have in the restoration project?

  • The Dauphin Island Sea Lab's role will be administrative sponsor to Mobile Bay NEP only.

4) In the project description section, is our team limited to only 5 similar projects or can we list more?

  • There is no limit on project descriptions

5) On page 2, the last bullet under Contractor Qualifications, several certifications/licenses/registrations are listed for "appropriate staff credentials." Are these meant as examples of credentials for staff, or is it meant that the staff must have all of the crendentials listed?

  • Examples. Not all are required

6) One of the requirements for the proposal document is "Key Personnel Qualifications for up to 7 individuals listed on the organizational chart (up to one page per person)." Would it be acceptable to have a narrative outlining the seven team members' qualifications, and later provide corresponding one-page resumes in an appendix?

  • Yes

7) Is there a maximum number of pages allowed for submittal of the Qualifications package?

  • No

8) Will selected candidates be required to follow pre-determined prescriptions for each restoration project?

  • No