October 16, 2015

Public Notices · Advertisement for Engineering Services
2016 Ongoing Maintenance Project

The Board of Trustees of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County intends to employ an engineer to provide engineering services for the 2016 ONGOING MAINTENANCE PROJECT for multiple branch locations. The Library's facilities include a 550,000 square foot Main Library and 40 branch libraries located throughout Hamilton County.

The project will consist of replacing and retrofitting major HVAC mechanicals and controls, roof replacement, and electrical upgrades at multiple branch locations. The bidding is anticipated in February 2016 for a construction startup in March 2016. The preliminary project estimate is $4,000,000.

The engineer will provide services during the investigative, evaluation, design, bid and construction phases of the project. Services will include cost estimating and value engineering.

Engineering firms interested in being considered for a contract to provide full services should reply with a proposal no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, November 13, 2015. Proposals received after this deadline will not be considered. Statements of qualification 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, The Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director, Third Floor Administrative Offices, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 800 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.

As required by Ohio Revised Code 9.33.2, proposals will be evaluated and ranked on the basis of qualifications. The Library will enter into contract negotiations with the firm ranked most qualified.