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 vendors from which submissions it will award a contract for a Management Assessment and Operational Review of various Burlington County departments.
Phase 1 – The vendor is to provide services as listed below to review the County’s management structure, administration and operations and recommend changes to the current structure and operations.
Management Analysis and Staffing Review
Organizational Realignment and Redesign
Evaluate projects and appraise workflow
Recommendation of national best practices
Phase 2 – The vendor is to provide services to implement the accepted recommendations from Phase 1 in conjunction with County staff.
A contract will be awarded to the successful vendor for the term December 1, 2015 through November 30, 2016.
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 Qualifications 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 the Burlington County Solicitor’s Office (609) 265-5289.
Responses must be submitted to the Burlington County Solicitor's Office, 49 Rancocas Road, Room 225, P.O. Box 6000, Mount Holly, New Jersey 08060. Responses are scheduled to be received by November 24, 2015 at 3:00 PM 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. Qualifications 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 professional service provider or in any way restrain or restrict competition. All responsible qualified professional service providers are encouraged to submit qualifications.
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 qualification 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).