RFQ: Environmental Consulting Support

Environmental Consulting Support for Preparation of an Environmental Assessment

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

Painted Desert Power, LLC is requesting support for the preparation of an applicant prepared Environmental Assessment under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to support evaluation of a transmission right-of-way easement in the Cameron Chapter in coordination with the Navajo Nation and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).

Painted Desert Power is not soliciting any proposals for specific cost information at this time and intends to arrange interview calls or meetings.

Submissions and RSVP responses indicating intent to submit qualifications should be emailed to Navajo Power at: recruiting@navajopower.com.

Qualifications

Painted Desert Power, LLC is seeking a team with strong environmental planning and NEPA experience on the Navajo Nation. Please provide the following in your response to this RFQ:

A. Qualifications: Please provide information on your organization’s experience supporting NEPA projects at Navajo and what services your team can provide versus what services would be subcontracted out. List key projects completed on the Navajo Nation. Provide information on your firm’s quality assurance, change order management, and cost control practices.

B. Project Team Qualifications: A qualified firm must demonstrate that they can provide a strong senior project manager and the required technical specialists to get the project through to a decision document. The project management team must be able to show a track record of successful projects completed on time and within budget. Please provide an organization chart, resumes for key project team members, a list of three-five relevant project descriptions and the roles of the proposed project team members on each. Please confirm that key staff you intend to assign to this project will be sufficiently available over a 12 to 18 month period starting in October, 2020 to support Painted Desert Power.

C. References: Please provide three references from other relevant projects completed, preferably on the Navajo Nation.

D. Rates: Please provide a 2020-2022 rate sheet for all staff.

Evaluation

This RFQ is an expression of interest by Painted Desert Power, LLC to collect information about your organization. This request and your response do not create a binding legal obligation on the part of anyone. Painted Desert Power reserves its right to engage in discussions or negotiations and to reach any agreement or any business relationship as it may determine in its judgment. All submittals shall become the property of Painted Desert Power.

Preference in employment and contracting, including subcontracting, shall be in accordance with the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472) and comply with the Navajo Preference in Employment Act, 15 N.N.C. § 601 et seq., and the Navajo Nation Business Preference Law / Opportunity Act (?), 5 N.N.C. § 201 et seq.