SUPPLEMENTAL REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL
SERVICE CONTRACTS IN THE TOWN OF KEARNY
(Calendar Year 2020)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5 et seq. the Town of Kearny shall pursue a “Fair and Open Process” in awarding contracts for the positions set forth below, for calendar year 2020 and hereby solicits qualifications in the form of resumes and letter applications directed to the Town of Kearny, which shall be submitted to the Town Clerk at 402 Kearny Avenue, Kearny, NJ 07032, together with documentation showing qualifications and compliance with criteria set forth by the Town and by State Statute. All qualifications shall be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “SUPPLEMENTAL RFQ FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES” addressed to the Town Clerk, to be received no later than 10:00 a.m. on January 23, 2020. Two (2) originals must be submitted, one of which is to be non-bound. Prior to submission of qualifications interested parties should review the attached criteria that will be used by the Town to evaluate proposals.
All bidders are required to comply with N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 and N.J.A.C. 17:27-1 et seq. (State affirmative action/equal opportunity laws) and Town of Kearny Ordinance 2007-(O)-41; as amended (payment of living wages and medical benefits for employees). Each professional is also required to have on file a current Business Registration Certificate. The Town reserves the right to reject proposals for some or all of the positions and/or to award contracts for some or all of the positions listed below.
The Town previously requested qualifications for the following positions, but insufficient responses were received. The Town is again requesting professional services qualifications for the following positions:
1. Bond Counsel – Bond Counsel is engaged on an as-needed basis to prepare Bond ordinances, to represent the Town in Local Finance Board meetings, and to provide tax advice. Services related to Bond and/or Note Sales are compensated at a fixed rate commensurate with the dollar amount of Bonds issued. Other services may be compensated at fixed rates or hourly rates. The Town reserves the right to qualify more than one party as Bond Counsel.
2. Environmental Consultant – The Environmental Consultant is compensated on an hourly rate basis and shall perform such duties as: A) oversee the remediation of municipal contaminated sites in accordance with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s applicable standards and regulations; B) provide technical advice and assistance to Town departments as needed. C) maintain all papers, documents, memoranda, reports and other materials relating to the administration of its duties; D) attend Town meetings as requested by the Mayor and Council or Town Administrator and E) when directed by the Mayor and Council or Town Administrator provide the services necessary to prepare and provide detailed environmental reports and studies. The Town reserves the right to qualify more than one party as an Environmental Consultant for the Town.
Patricia Carpenter, Clerk
Town of Kearny
TOWN OF KEARNY
CRITIERIA FOR SUBMISSION OF QUALIFICATIONS FOR
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTS UNDER THE
FAIR AND OPEN PROCESS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, to all applicants for positions set forth more fully in a notice of publication soliciting request for qualifications shall take into consideration the following factors, which will be weighed by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Kearny as the basis of awarding contracts for professional services most advantageous to the Town:
I. Resume and letter application and proposal for professional position including all documentation that provides the following for evaluation by the Mayor and Council:
a. Familiarity with the Town of Kearny and its form of government.
b. Experience and reputation in the field for the position sought.
c. Knowledge of the area of expertise for the position sought (i.e. Bond Counsel, Environmental Consultant, etc.).
d. Availability to accommodate all required meetings of the Town.
e. Compensation proposal.
f. Such other factors deemed to be in the best interest of the Town of Kearny.
II. The term of said contract shall be for a period terminating December 31, 2020.
III. Selection of professionals shall be based on the Mayor and Council’s evaluation of the submitted material in the criteria set forth in this document.
IV. Submit all materials in a sealed envelope marked “SUPPLEMENTAL RFQ FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES” addressed to Town Clerk, Town of Kearny at 402 Kearny Avenue, Kearny, NJ 07032 to be received on or before 10:00 a.m. on January 23, 2020. Two (2) originals must be submitted, one of which is to be non-bound.
Patricia Carpenter, Clerk
Town of Kearny