SW-76C RFQ for Inspection and Ombudsman Services for City Sidewalk Repair Projects

Project Manager

Clint Blackburn, PE
Phone: 919-560-4326, ext. 30245

Project Description

This is a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from qualified firms (Engineers) to provide ombudsperson services for the annual sidewalk repair contract. The selected consultant will be asked to perform the following activities for the project:

Act as an Ombudsperson for the project – The engineer shall provide ombudsperson services as requested by the City to address public matters pertaining to the project such as:
Be present during construction activities to address concerns
Informing business and homeowners of when work will be completed
Addressing complaints made by the public
Being an expert in PROWAG compliant sidewalk 

Design of all curb ramps included in the project – The engineer shall provide PROWAG compliant designs to the contractor of the sidewalk repair contract for all curb ramps associated with the 2019 sidewalk repair contract. These ramps are to be designed to current ADA and PROWAG standards. The engineer shall also be available during construction to modify or answer questions about the design.
Preparation of all Traffic and Pedestrian Control Plans – The engineer shall provide traffic and pedestrian control plans to the contractor of the sidewalk repair contract for all locations within the project. These plans should comply with current MUTCD standards. 

Act as Inspector for the project – The engineer shall provide inspection services for the City projects SW-76 and SW-80 and address matters pertaining to the project such as:
·        Field inspection of the work.
·        Verify whether work is done under required specifications.
·        Verify the quantities of pay items installed by the Contractor
·        Review daily reports and quantities put into PDRx system by contractor
·        Addressing questions from the contractor
·        Being aware of specifications and standard details for Sidewalk, PROWAG compliant curb ramps and curb and gutter 
·        Being aware of the challenges of doing concrete repair in the City of Durham public right of way

Other Services – The engineer shall provide similar additional services related to various sidewalk repair projects as needed on an hourly basis.

Project Schedule

  • Pre-Submittal Meeting:  Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 3:00 P.M.-Zoom meeting : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83699662773
  • Submittals Due:  Friday, October 9, 2020 - 10:00 A.M.
  • Anticipated Notice to Proceed:  January 2021

Project Status

This project is underway.
Proposals were received on Friday, October 9, 2020 and are in review. The list of locations for SW-76 sidewalk repair project is available on https://durhamnc.gov/4312 .