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Volume 40 - Issue 5 - February 4, 2021

State of Kansas

Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

Notice of Requested “On-Call”
Geotechnical Engineering Services

Notice is hereby given of the commencement of the selection process for “on-call” geotechnical engineering consulting services for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. Services are required for restricted (small) projects with a project budget of $1,000,000 or less. Multiple firms may be selected. The contract will be for three years. For more information, contact Brett Blackburn at brett.blackburn@ks.gov, phone 785-296-8404.

Respondents should demonstrate their capacity for success on projects involving geotechnical engineering for projects in Kansas and/or surrounding states. Vendors shall have a strong understanding, and success in the application of the underlying principles of geotechnical engineering using a combination of engineering best management practices and techniques with principal(s) having ten or more verifiable years’ experience (15 or more preferred).

Preferred qualifications/experience for licensed geotechnical engineering consultant include but may not be limited to:

  • Geotechnical investigation planning, implementation, and results analysis including ground improvement techniques, slope stability, soil-structure interaction, hydrogeology, liquefaction potential, subsurface investigation instrumentation and monitoring.
  • Proficient knowledge of behavior and structural interconnected properties of geologic materials (including natural soil and rock, compacted soil fill, crushed stone, concrete and manufactured stones, and groundwater.
  • Subsurface investigations, design and analysis, and construction inspection services.
  • Geologic resource evaluations, soils/geologic materials properties, analysis, drilling, and coring.
  • Soil analysis and testing, including but not limited to: Standard parameter determination, direct shear, consolidation/compaction, compressibility, hydrometer/sieve/specific gravity, In-Sutu testing, swell/shrinkage potential, UU/CU/CD triaxial, permeability, densities, proctors, plasticity indices, soil-structure interaction, and soil-structure interaction with incoherent ground motion; machine induced vibration and gradations.
  • Asphalt testing, including but not limited to; densities, cutback sampling, cores, specific gravity, bulk density, gradation, and extraction, mix design, and stability.
  • Concrete testing and masonry testing, including but not limited to: Compressive strength, flexural strength, freeze/thaw durability, air, slump, cylinders, beams, yield, coring, cement content, mix design verification, batch plant inspection, and rebar inspection.
  • Building/structure foundation evaluation.
  • Groundwater analysis relating to soil stability.
  • AASHTO r-18 certified lab.
  • Ability and willingness to build upon previously developed assessments, adjust design concepts, and work with stakeholders to meet project goals.
  • Experience providing effective presentation of project related information to the public or other stakeholders, if needed.
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders including landowners, state and local agencies/boards, and project administrators related to reporting site specific project details before, during and after construction.
  • Construction oversight of contractors implementing plans, design specifications, and meeting permit conditions as related to geotechnical needs/inspections for related projects.
  • A demonstrated ability to meet project goals within the projected timeline and budget.
  • Ability to respond timely to solicitation from Agency and timely initiate consultation/design and project needs.
  • Respondent must show proof of registration and or certification with the Kansas State Board of Technical Professions for applicable work classifications.
  • Ten or more years of verifiable experience in licensed geotechnical engineering (15 or more preferred).

Proposals should include a PDF of the following: Statement of professional qualifications (similar to State of Kansas DCC Forms 050,052,054, and information regarding similar work experience. Include firm name, address, contact phone number, and email.

To be considered, proposals should be via email along with a transmittal to brett.blackburn@ks.gov. It is the proposer’s responsibility to ensure proposals are received by the closing date and time. Delays in email delivery or any other means of transmittal shall not excuse late proposal submissions. Proposals received after the date and time noted below will not be considered. The PDF proposal submissions shall be delivered to the attention of brett.blackburn@ks.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. on or before Friday, February 19, 2020.

The State of Kansas, as a matter of public policy, encourages anyone doing business with the State of Kansas to take steps to discourage human trafficking. If prospective bidders/vendors/contractors have any policies or participate in any initiatives that discourage human trafficking, the prospective bidder/vendor/contractor is encouraged to submit same as part of their bid response.

Brad Loveless
Secretary

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