NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Burlington, New Jersey, is issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and requesting responses from qualified Public Health Education Consultants from which submissions it will award contracts for a Public Health Consultant able to facilitate and identify community adult and youth fitness and nutrition programs in order to address health disparities through health education programs. Contracts will be awarded to the successful individual for the term April 15, 2014 through April 14, 2015. Responders must meet the minimum years of experience requirements and other specific experience, knowledge and practical qualification requirements as set forth in the RFQ. Copies of the Request for Qualification form are available on the Burlington County website http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/Legal. All interested qualified candidates are encouraged to download the RFQ from the website. If an applicant desires to receive a copy of the RFQ by mail, requests should be made to Eve Cullinan at the Burlington County Health Department (609) 265-5548. Responses must be submitted to the Burlington County Health Department 15 Pioneer Blvd, PO Box 6000 New Jersey 08060. Responses are scheduled to be opened on March 28th, 2014 10:00 AM at which time all responses will be opened. 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 Burlington County 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 Burlington County Solicitor's Office later than the above-referenced scheduled opening. Nothing herein is intended to exclude any responsible qualified attorney or in any way restrain or restrict competition. All responsible qualified attorneys/law firms 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 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 RFQ is being solicited through a fair and open process in accordance with N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4, et seq. The RFQ does not constitute a bid and is intended solely to obtain competitive responses from which the County may choose applicants that best meet the County's needs. It is the County's intent that no statutory, regulatory, or common law bidding requirements 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).