REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
North Lenoir Water Corporation
220 Academy Heights Road
Kinston, NC 28504
The REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) procedure shall be evaluated and administered through the “Information Technology – Best Value” procurement under North Carolina General Statue 143-129.8. The referenced procurement shall be utilized to enable the OWNER to effectively select the most appropriate SCADA System to meet their business and future operational objectives. The procurement allows the OWNER to evaluate PROPOSALS based on the complexity and ingenuity of the technology solutions available.
North Lenoir Water Corporation is accepting PROPOSALS for the unit price items and technical services for the installation of a Standalone SCADA System or Web Hosted SCADA System. The PROPOSER may submit a PROPOSAL for the Standalone SCADA System (Base) or Web Hosted SCADA System (Alternate), or both.
The standalone SCADA system shall be hosted locally at North Lenoir Water Corporation’s office that will allow the Owner to monitor tank water levels; well pump flow rates; and automatic and manual operation of the well pumps. The SCADA system shall allow remote access from any device from anywhere over the Internet. The standalone SCADA system shall include but not be limited to the following components: SCADA system computer, peripherals, and SCADA HMI software; Unit CCU, Units D, and Units G; Operator Interface Terminals (OITs); antennas, masts, poles, coaxial cable, and radios; configuration and setup; and any other equipment and services required for a complete and fully functional system.
The web hosted SCADA system shall be hosted remotely in a secure location that will allow the Owner to monitor tank water levels; well pump flow rates; and automatic and manual operation of the well pumps. The SCADA system shall allow remote access from any device from anywhere over the Internet. The web hosted SCADA system shall include but not be limited to the following components: Unit CCU, Units D, and Units G; Operator Interface Terminals (OITs); antennas, masts, poles, coaxial cable, and radios; configuration and setup; and any other equipment and services required for a complete and fully functional system.
Separate sealed PROPOSALS for the construction of 2017 Water System Improvements Contract No. 1 – SCADA Replacement will be received by the ENGINEER at North Lenoir Water Corporation, 220 Academy Heights Road, Kinston, NC 28504 until 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, June 20, 2019, and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud.
The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined at the following locations:
North Lenoir Water Corporation,
220 Academy Heights Road,
Kinston, NC 28504
McDavid Associates, Inc.,
3714 North Main Street,
Farmville, NC 27828-0049
Dodge Data and Analytics,
4300 Beltway Place,
Arlington, TX 76018-5253
(View online at www.construction.com)
30 Technology Parkway South,
Norcross, GA 30092
(View online at www.constructconnect.com)
400 SW 7th Street,
Stuart, FL 34994
(View online at www.ConstructionJournal.com)
Builders & Contractors Exchange, Inc.,
1118 Azalea Garden Road,
Norfolk, VA 23502‑5612
(View online at www.bceva.com)
Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be obtained at the office of McDavid Associates, Inc. located at 3714 North Main Street, Farmville, NC 27828-0049 upon a non‑refundable payment of $100.00 for each set.
The OWNER reserves the right to reject any and all PROPOSALS, waive all technicalities, and accept the most advantageous PROPOSAL. The OWNER shall select which PROPOSAL is most advantageous based upon criteria established by this CONTRACT DOCUMENT.
PROPOSER shall be properly licensed under Chapter 87, General Statutes of North Carolina.
Small, minority, women’s, and disadvantaged businesses and labor surplus area firms are encouraged to submit PROPOSALS.
This PROJECT is subject to the good faith efforts and goals for participation by minority businesses required by G.S. 143‑128.2. The OWNER has adopted a verifiable ten percent (10%) goal for participation by minority businesses in the total value of the WORK.
PROPOSERS shall, within the time frames specified in the PROPOSAL documents, submit all required affidavits and documentation demonstrating that the PROPOSER made the required good faith effort in compliance with G.S. 143‑128.2. Failure to file all required affidavits and documentation within the required time frames is grounds for rejection of the PROPOSAL.
Prospective PROPOSERS who have been found guilty of discrimination within the last two (2) years are debarred from submitting a proposal.
PROPOSERS are advised that this solicitation for proposals is a “best value procurement” as defined in N.C.G.S. 143-135.9.(a)(1) and that PROPOSALS will be evaluated based on multiple factors including total cost of ownership. Selection of a contractor will be based on a determination of which proposal offers the best trade-off between price and performance where quality is considered an integral performance factor. The evaluation of PROPOSALS will be based on criteria set forth in the PROPOSAL SCHEDULE.
A pre‑Proposal conference will be held at 10:00 AM on June 4, 2019 at North Lenoir Water Corporation, 220 Academy Heights Road, Kinston, NC 28504. Prospective PROPOSERS are encouraged to attend this pre‑Proposal conference as part of their good faith efforts.
North Lenoir Water Corporation
May 23, 2019