June 15, 2016


The Board of Trustees of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County intends to employ an engineer to provide engineering services for the 2018 – Energy Retrofit Project – Phase 3 – Main Library.

The project will consist of replacing and retrofitting major HVAC mechanicals and controls at the Main Library. Bidding is anticipated in October 2018 for a construction startup in November 2018. The preliminary project estimate is $2,500,000.

The engineer will provide services during the design, bid and construction phases of the project. Services will include value engineering, scheduling, construction logistics, supervision and coordination of all construction operations.

Engineering firms interested in being considered for a contract to provide full services should reply with a Statement of Qualifications no later than 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2018. Proposals received after this deadline will not be considered. Statements of Qualifications should include information regarding the firm’s history; education and experience of owners and key personnel; the technical expertise of the firm’s staff for this type of project; previous library projects completed by the firm; the firm’s experience and capabilities in cost estimating and construction administration and coordination; availability of staff; and client and contractor references. Proposals should be transmitted to Kimber L. Fender, Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director, Third Floor Administrative Offices, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 800 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-2009.

As required by Ohio Revised Code 153.65-153.71, Statements of Qualification will be evaluated and ranked on the basis of qualifications. The Library will enter into contract negotiations with the firm ranked most qualified.