Purpose: The City of Ridgecrest intends to have a consultant complete an energy and water resilience study that will identify and analyze vulnerabilities to be addressed by the region. This study is meant to be comprehensive in identifying critical and aging infrastructure; points of failure (energy and water); transportation limitations; flood, wind, heat, extreme weather, drought, and chronically overdrawn water table as natural risks; identify and secure communication risks, and to create an action plan to support the continued mission readiness of NAWS China Lake. The City requests GIS Data created to also be included within the study. The purpose of this document is to invite proposals for these deliverables.
Intent: It is the City's intent to solicit proposals, along with fee proposals, from firms. After receipt of the proposals, scoring of the proposals will be performed. The top ranked firm will be contacted, and the proposal will be discussed in detail. The fee proposal will be discussed and negotiated in contract terms for scope, cost and schedule. It is the intent of the City to negotiate specifically: contract cost for time and deliverables with an amount not to exceed. The negotiation of fee will evolve around the appropriateness of the fee relative to the scope of work. It is also the City's intent to negotiate the time to perform the services and the resources available to perform the services with one firm. However, if successful contract terms, (appropriateness of scope, cost, timing, and firm's resources) cannot be negotiated with one firm, then the next ranked firm will be called in to negotiate terms, etc.
Period of Consultant Agreement: The consultant agreement is expected to take effect upon approval by the Policy Committee established by the City of Ridgecrest on behalf of the OEA Grant Management. The City reserves the right to negotiate an extension of the contract solely within its discretion. Any extensions are subject to Policy Committee approval.