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Proposal & Bid Notice Details:



Project Specs:

Notice ID #: 8380

Bid Date: 11/20/2023

Type Of Notice: Request for Qualifications
Location: NC: Randleman


Contact: See Notice Summary for details on how to respond to this notice.

Notice Summary:



John Franklin Kime Water Treatment Plant Expansion & Reverse Osmosis Treatment System Installation

Progressive Design-Build Services

Oct. 4, 2023

Statement of Qualifications Due by:

November 20th, 2023

3:00 pm



Piedmont Triad Regional Water Authority

Physical Address: 7297 Adams Farm Road

Randleman, NC 27317


Note: This document was prepared using elements of DBIA Document Nos. 405 and 410.


This REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (“RFQ”) from the Owner named below invites the submittal of a Statement of Qualifications (“SOQ”) from firms interested in providing design-build services for the Project described below. By submitting an SOQ, the Proposer represents that it has carefully read the terms and conditions of this RFQ and all Attachments, and/or Addenda thereto and agrees to be bound by them. This RFQ is not an offer to enter into a contract, but merely a solicitation of persons interested in submitting an SOQ to the Owner for the Project.


Piedmont Triad Regional Water Authority (“PTRWA” or “Owner”)


John Franklin Kime Water Treatment Plant (“JFK-WTP”) Expansion & Reverse Osmosis Treatment System Installation – Progressive Design-Build Services


7297 Adams Farm Road

Randleman, NC 27317

In accordance with PTRWA guidelines, submittals for the services specified will be received by the PTRWA at the specified location listed in this RFQ document, until the time and date cited. Submittals received by the correct time shall be considered. Submittals received after the due date and time will not be considered.


To view or download the RFQ for this project go to either website listed below.

Piedmont Triad Regional Water Authority website:

State of North Carolina IPS:             


Proposer’s SOQ shall be submitted no later than: November 20, 2023, 3:00 PM

Electronically mail submission packets to:

Piedmont Triad Regional Water Authority

Attention: Rebecca Brown (

Subject: “JFK-WTP Expansion & RO Project – Progressive Design-Build Services SOQ”

Proposers must submit one (1) electronic copy to the person and address stated above. 

All SOQs must be submitted pursuant to the instructions below. It is the Proposer’s sole responsibility to ensure that the SOQ is delivered in the manner required by this RFQ by the due date and time. Owner has the right to reject any SOQs not properly delivered.

Non-mandatory Pre-submittal and Business Outreach Meeting: October 19, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. at the JFK-WTP, 7297 Adams Farm Road, Randleman, NC 27317. Although this meeting is not mandatory, attendance is strongly encouraged. A site visit will follow the meeting.

Deadline for Questions: November 3, 2023 by 3:00 pm, EST. Submit all questions regarding this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to Rebecca Brown at  List in the email subject line: “JFK-WTP Expansion & RO – Progressive Design-Build Services Questions”.


Piedmont Triad Regional Water Authority

John Franklin Kime Water Treatment Plant Expansion & Reverse Osmosis Treatment System Installation

Progressive Design Build Services Addenda No. 1

November 6, 2023


1. Paragraph 2.4 – Change the interview date with shortlisted proposers from December 6th, 2023 to December 7th, 2023.

2. Paragraph 3.4 - Delete any reference to “Exhibit G and H” and replace with “Exhibit D and E”.

3. Paragraph 4.2.2 – Delete the paragraph and Replace with

a. 4.2.2 - Page limit shall be 50 single-side pages not counting the letter of interest, minimum qualifications statements (see Section 5.12) ,corporate structure questionnaires (see Section 5.13), documents needed under paragraph 5.11 and team resumes”.

4. “Paragraph 5.12.2 Delete any reference to “Exhibit C” for insurance requirements and replace

with “Paragraph 5.11”.

5. Paragraph 5.13.1 - Delete any reference to “Exhibit D” and replace with “Exhibit C”.


Client Name:

Piedmont Triad Regional Water Authority

Project Name:

John Franklin Kime Water Treatment Plant Expansion & Reverse Osmosis Treatment System

Installation Progressive Design Build Services

Meeting Subject:

Pre-proposal meeting and site visit notes

Meeting Date:


Meeting Time:

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Meeting Location:

7297 Adams Farm Road, Randleman, NC 27317

Meeting minutes

 1. Introductions: Please see attached attendee sign-in sheet. All attendees introduced themselves.

2. Project description : Greg Flory, PTRWA Executive Director, provided an overview of the project.

a. Expansion of Water Treatment Plant from 14.7 MGD capacity to 26.7 MGD plus addition of Emerging Compound Treatment-Reverse Osmosis (RO).

b. Need pilot study for the emerging compound treatment, PTRWA will rely on Design-

Build (DB) team for guidance for

i. RO vendors

ii Concentrate stream treatment

iii Length of the pilot would depend on water quality variations during the year

iv All piloting equipment shall be provided by the DB team

c. Maintenance of plant operations

i. Operations and maintenance staff will be heavily involved in design and construction, in order to understand and maintain systems after completion of construction and to provide input for shutdowns

ii. The water treatment plant will need to be in operations throughout construction.

d. Intake Pump Station (IPS) and raw water line

i. Fiber lines run alongside where new raw water line

ii. Additional sample lines will need to be run from IPS.

iii. Flooding at the IPS has been a concern in the past, a diesel driven pump located at a higher elevation might be considered for redundant service

iv. A site was identified as a spot for waste soil along the route for IPS.

e. 200-Foot buffer is to be maintained around the lake.

f. The RO Building will also be used for additional lab space and storage

g. Site civil

i. Additional parking for staff between administration building and future RO building.

ii. Complete road improvements across WTP for easier O&M access


3. Schedule


Non-mandatory Pre-submittal Meeting

Oct 19, 2023

Last Date to Submit Questions Regarding the RFQ

Nov 3, 2023


SOQ Due Date

Nov 20, 2023

Notification of Short Listed Proposers (Optional)

Nov 29, 2023

Interviews with Short Listed Proposers (Optional)

Dec 7, 2023

Notify Design-Builder of Intent to Select and Negotiate (Phase 1)

Dec 13, 2023

a. Date for interviews with short listed proposers will be changed via addenda from Dec. 6, 2023 to Dec. 7, 2023.
b. Three proposals are needed. If PTRWA received only two, the project will be readvertised for an additional week, resulting in the schedule being pushed back one week.

4. Evaluation criteria: Greg Flory went over the criteria. Following items are of importance to PTRWA
a. Innovative ideas
b. Approach to Quality control
c. Project team, experience and location

5. The Design-Build Agreement is anticipated to utilize the Design-Build Institute of America Progressive Design-Build Agreement for Water and Wastewater Projects, Document No. 545, and the DBIA Standard Form of General Conditions of Contract Between Owner and Design- Builder, Document No. 535.

6. Proposal page limit
a. 50 pages excluding
i. Resumes do not count toward total number of pages.
ii. Section 5.11- Financial and Legal do not count toward total number of pages.
b. No additional information shall be included via website links or barcode scanners
c. Language in Section 5.12 relating to the insurance requirements will be modified via addenda. The insurance requirement can be found in section 5.11- Financial and Legal.
7. MBE, WBE, SBE, DBE participationSite visit
a. The proposals should highlight use of these organizations when possible.
8. Site Vist

John Franklin Kime Water Treatment Plant Expansion & Reverse Osmosis System Installation Design Build Services Piedmont Triad Regional Water Authority

Pre-proposal Meeting



Sheet


Name                                     Email                                                              Company

Gregory Flory                                              PTRWA         

Joy Sparks                                               PTRWA

Rebecca Brown                                          PTRWA

Manish Bhandari                                        Black and Veatch

Christopher Crotwell                 HDR  

Linnell Stanhope                            Crowder Construction

Pavol Segedy                                  HDR

Katie Walker                                 HDR

Jon Lapsley                                     CDM Smith

T L Floyd                                            CDM Smith

Reed Barton                          bartonr@cdmsmith.ocom                     CDM Smith

Mary Knosley                                   HDR

Darric Beach                                   Crowder Construction

Bill Dowbiggin                              CDM Smith


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