Notice is hereby given that the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Burlington, New Jersey, is issuing a Request for Qualification (RFQ) requesting responses from professional planning firms for review, preparation and related services, which companies are duly licensed and in good standing in the State of New Jersey, for the purpose of creating a pool for use by the various departments within Burlington County within calendar years 2015-2017 (inclusive) for the performance of professional planning services including, but not limited to:
Responders must have familiarity with and experience in dealing with at least one or all of the following qualifications:
1. the State of New Jersey Eminent Domain Act N.J.S.A. 20:3-1;
2. the U.S. Eminent Domain Statutes and Regulations
3. the State of New Jersey Farmland Preservation Act;
4. The State of New Jersey Green Acres Act;
5. general real estate analysis, examination, leasing and related matters.
All work must conform to the appropriate professional standards.
Specifications as to required experience, knowledge and relevant qualifications are contained in the RFQ.
Copies of the Request for Qualification form are available on the Burlington County website http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/Legal. Questions regarding the RFQ should be directed, in writing, to Carl V. Buck III, Senior Assistant Solicitor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Responses must be submitted to the Burlington County Solicitor’s Office, 49 Rancocas Road, P.O. Box 6000, Mount Holly, New Jersey 08060 on or before the date of the RFQ opening Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Any responses received after said opening, whether by mail or otherwise will be returned unopened. No responses will be accepted after the above referenced date. Proposals must be submitted in sealed envelopes with the name of the RFQ clearly marked on the outside of the envelope. Responses may not be e-mailed, faxed or transmitted over the telephone.
It is recommended that each response be hand delivered to the Solicitor’s Office. The County assumes no responsibility for delays in any form of carrier, mail or delivery service causing the proposal to be received at the Solicitor’s Office later than the above-referenced scheduled opening. Nothing herein is intended to exclude any responsible qualified professionals or in any way restrain or restrict competition. All responsible qualified professionals are encouraged to submit proposals.
The Board of Chosen Freeholders reserves the right to accept or reject any or all responses submitted in the best interest of the County and the Board further reserves the right to waive any defect or informality in any proposal should it be in the best interest of the County.
Responders to the RFQ are required to comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27 and submit a Conflict of Interest Certification.
This Request for Qualifications does not constitute a bid and is intended solely to obtain competitive responses from which the County may create a pool of eligible contractors to perform services as needed. It is the County's intent that no statutory, regulatory, or common law bidding requirement apply to this Request for Qualifications. The County intends to award any contracts for these services pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(1)(a)(i) and any other appropriate statute(s) and or regulation(s).