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Notice #: 05531752
Professional Providers


Pursuant to Chapter 103D, HRS, the Kauai County Department of Water anticipates the need to engage the following professional services. Those determined to be qualified to provide the requested professional services shall be placed on a list for a one-year period. The requested services include, but are not limited to:

Special Counsel Services: Qualified attorneys licensed in the State of Hawaii who can provide advice, counsel, and/or representation in civil matters including, but not limited to: administrative law, contract law, construction law, eminent domain, torts, workers compensation.

Fiscal: Financial services, such as computer software system analysis and procedures; integration and training for billing and financial systems; financial and budgetary reporting, analysis and formatting; financial management and water rate analysis and Facilities Reserve Charge study; automation of timekeeping process.

Engineering: Civil, architectural, mechanical, electrical, and industrial engineering for waterworks facilities and other work relating to:
A. construction management and engineering project management;
B. planning and design for the drilling and testing of water wells, surface water
treatment facilities, construction of water tanks, water transmission and
distribution mains, and evaluation of water quality issues related to merging of
surface water and groundwater systems;
C. outfitting of water facilities with new or renovated deepwell production-
pumps, booster pumps, water tank electrical controls, SCADA, instrumentation
and piping;
D. planning, design and construction management for waterworks facilities site
improvements, including structures, landscaping, fencing and pavement,
portable generator shelters;
E. inspection, repair, recoating, renovating and replacement of buildings,
waterworks facilities (deepwell sites, tunnel sources, tanks, pump stations,
pipelines and controls), and development of maintenance management
programs for fixed facilities (valves, fire hydrants, pump station etc.)
and mobile equipment;
F. leak detection;
G. design, install, inspect, and repair of corrosion control-systems;
I. water meter analyses, repair and testing services;
J. thermographic inspection of electrical systems.

Project No. PLH-39a, Department of Water’s Office and Baseyard Improvement, Phase 2: Evaluate, recommend and design improvements for the Department of Water’s Office and Baseyard, such as interior office renovations (front office lobby security improvements), office space planning and layout (Microlab 2nd floor), Computer Server Room, and site improvements including new concrete driveway, culvert and headwall, chain-link fence and automatic operating gate. Design of material storage and handling system for the warehouse stocking of waterworks materials (pipes, fittings, couplings, repair clamps, meters, valves, electric motors, pumps, gaskets, nuts & bolts, etc.)

Water Resources and Planning: Hydraulic Model Maintenance and Support Services: Professional engineering and computer system services for hydraulic model maintenance and support to include review and update of existing and new water system facilities, water system service areas/pressure zones, consumer demand information, system calibration, formal training and on-call support.

GIS Implementation Support Services: Engineering, planning, computer GIS analysis services. The work shall include research and development requirements and the design and development of a Geographic Information System that will be used in displaying and linking information for water system facilities (i.e. water meter, fire hydrant, valve and pipe distribution system), service area/pressure zones, customer/billing service information, water meter application and building permit request, customer agreement processing, capital improvement project information and hydraulic model support.

Computer System Services: Provide professional support services for the maintenance and management of the Department’s computerized maintenance management information system utilizing Summit’s MPET software and for its supervisory control and data acquisition system utilizing Wonderware.

Those interested and capable of providing the professional services required shall submit a letter of interest together with a single copy of a statement of qualifications (SOQ) to Ms. Wynne Ushigome, Acting Manager & Chief Engineer, Kauai County Department of Water, P.O. Box 1706 or 4398 Pua Loke Street, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii 96766. Questions may be directed to Ms. Emi Tanihiro at (808) 245-5409.

SOQs should identify the area(s) of professional services provided by the proposer, and include a description of the proposer\u2019s firm and the qualifications and related experiences of the principals and staff members, with supporting data and information as they relate to the proposed subject-matter areas. Use of Federal Form SF 330 or State Form DPW 120 with supplemental information, where appropriate, is encouraged. SOQ\u2019s should include, but not be limited to, the following information:

A. the name of the firm or person, the principal place of business, and location
of all of its offices;
B. the age of the firm and its average number of employees for the past five years;
C. the education, training, and qualifications of key members of the firm;
D. the education, training, and qualifications of key members of the associate
firms for subcontracted work;
E. the names and phone numbers of up to five clients who may be contacted,
including at least two for whom services have been rendered during the
preceding year; and
F. any promotional or descriptive literature which the firm desires to submit.

Expressions of interest, SOQs, and accompanying information must be received by the Department of Water no later than 4:00 p.m., October 1, 2007. Fax or electronic transmittals will not be accepted.
(SB05531752 9/10/07)