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December 1


The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) is seeking an engineering firm experienced
with sewer planning, modeling, design and estimating of sewer system expansions into unserved
areas. The project is to serve the northern New Hanover County by significantly increasing
sewer conveyance capacity. The project consists of a major regional pump station in the general
vicinity of Kerr Avenue and College Road with a large diameter sewer force main that
discharges at the Northside Wastewater Treatment Plant. This infrastructure is identified as the
Kerr RPS and 21,565 LF of 24-inch sewer force main on the attached sketch entitled “Northern
NHC Sewer Planning to Increase Availability.”

Sewer design experience shall include design and modeling of manifolded connection pressure
force mains. Experience with design of systems that accommodate uncertain growth rates by
phased construction is preferred.

The deliverable will be a Preliminary Engineering Report and the selected firm may not
ultimately design any of the infrastructure indicated in the report. Design and construction
services will be solicited under a new Request for Qualifications. The resulting design and
construction project may be federally funded with time and conditional constraints defined by
American Rescue Plan Act or other legislation.

The preliminary engineering report (PER) will:
1. Evaluate and size the proposed pump station and force main within the context of current and projected growth rates due to infrastructure investment in Northern New Hanover County.
2. Provide a recommended location and wet well depth for the pump station to received gravity flow from nearby unsewered land and total pumping capacity from existing and future force mains discharging to the pump station.
3. Consideration and recommendations for manifolding existing and future force mains into a new large diameter force main planned in this project.
4. Consideration and recommendations that promote system resiliency.
5. Wastewater modeling and master planning as necessary.
6. Recommend a preferred alternative to include the force main route and consideration of incremental build-out construction phasing scenarios.
7. Provide detailed cost estimates for phased and total build-out construction scenarios.
8. Provide design, permitting and construction durations for each identified phase in the preferred alternative. Include considerations for design-build delivery methods.
9. Support due diligence land and easement acquisition activities.

Consulting engineering firms are invited to submit a Statement of Qualification to the CFPUA to
be received no later than 2:00 PM on December 8, 2021. Submittals received after this deadline
will not be considered.
CFPUA will address questions regarding the RFQ until 2:00 PM on December 1, 2021.
Questions submitted after this time will not addressed. Questions concerning this advertisement
should be directed to Julia Faircloth, Procurement Manager, Cape Fear Public Utility Authority,

SOQ’s shall be limited to 25-pages or less, excluding cover page, table of contents, tabs, resumes
and appendices.

Firms shall submit their statement of qualifications for consideration in .pdf format to Maximum file size for .pdf submission is 25MB. A reply will be sent to the
email address submitting the statement of qualifications to confirm receipt. It is the submitting
firms’ responsibility to confirm that CFPUA has received statement of qualifications via email. If
email reply is not received from, please call 910-332-6472 or 910-332-6589
before deadline for submission.

Submitted information shall comply with N.C.G.S. 143-64.31 through 64.34 (aka Mini Brooks

Firms submitting Qualifications are encouraged to carefully check them for conformance to the
requirements stated herein. Qualifications that do not meet ALL of the below listed requirements
will be disqualified. No exception will be granted.

Firms submitting Qualifications to perform the Preliminary Engineering Report for the Northern
Regional Pump Station and Force Main will be evaluated based upon the firm’s experience,
proposed personnel experience, personnel knowledge and familiarity with projects in the typical
scope of work. This scope is defined in the General section of this Request for Qualifications, by
demonstration with previous project experience and references.

Final Preliminary Engineering Report deliverable is due on June 1, 2022, with draft version
deliverable dates to be negotiated during scoping.

Qualifying Statements shall include:
1. Firm name, address, telephone number, fax number, email address, and contact person(s).
2. Year in which the firm was established and any former names under which the firm operated.
3. Qualifications and experience of personnel who would be providing planning, modeling and design services for the project(s) by providing:
a. A list of planning, modeling and design projects demonstrating experience/understanding of the experience described in the General section above. Project information shall include:
i. a summary of the scope of work and deliverables,
ii. the owner of the project, and
iii. the name, number and email of a reference for the project.
The following criteria will be deemed necessary for selection:
• The firm must meet the following insurance requirements. Workers Compensation may be waived if firm has no employees.
• General Liability $1,000,000 per occurrence/$2,000,000 aggregate. Authority must be additional insured and endorsement required.
• Workers Compensation $500,000/$500,000/$500,000. Waiver of Subrogation against the Authority and endorsement required.
• Auto Liability Insurance $1,000,000 per occurrence combined single limits applicable to claims due to bodily injury and/or property damage. Authority must be additional insured and endorsement required.
• Professional Liability not less than $2,000,000 per loss.

Any firm wishing to be considered must be properly registered with the Office of the Secretary
of State.

The selected firms will be notified by telephone and/or email. The CFPUA reserves the right to reject any and all submissions. Any questions concerning this advertisement should be directed to Julia Faircloth, Procurement Manager, Cape Fear Public Utility Authority, at by December 1, 2021 at 2:00pm.

Northern Regional PS PER RFQ


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