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In order to assure compliance with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (IOCRA) and related requirements regarding competitive negotiation of professional services, the Town of Nashville, Indiana is seeking Requests for Statements of Qualifications for the provision of engineering planning

services relating to an Economic Development Study. This project will be supported in part by the Community Development Block Grant Planning Grant program funded by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

Description of Project/Scope of Services:  In order to provide the community with the information they need, the plan must contain the following:  1. Demographics & Economic Study to improve tourism;  2. Public input on potential tourism attractions;  3. Site development for areas in the Town of Nashville for economic development;  4. Arts and Cultural School general feasibility.

Type of Contract:  Town of Nashville will execute a cost reimbursement type of contract for these services that is contingent on the final commitment of grant funding. All services will be stated on the cost reimbursement basis (hourly rate and maximum hours fixed).  The awarded contract will have a not to exceed clause that will limit the allowable fees charged in connection with these services through close out.

Federal Requirements:  Prospective offerors should note the successful proposer must meet the

following terms and conditions:  1. 24 CFR Part 85.36.  2.Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  3. Conflict of Interest (24 CFR Part 570).  4. Access to records.  5. Executive Order 11246 - Equal Employment Opportunity.  6. Executive Order 12138 - Women Business Enterprise Policy.  7. Architectural Barrier Act of 1968.  8. Age Discrimination Act of 1975.  9. Section 3 Clause - Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968.  10. Section 504 - Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  11. Retention and Custodial Requirements (24 CFR Part 85.42).  12. Executive Order 11063.  13. Affirmative Action Program / Plan.  14. Davis Bacon and Related Acts.  The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (IOCRA) has a 10% MBE/WBE goal for all projects funded with Community Development Block Grant funds.

Rate of Proposals/Qualifications:  The proposal must include sufficient information regarding qualifications

and determine that the architect/engineer is qualified and experienced in similar projects.  Do not include a proposed fee with the proposal, as this is a qualification based selection process.  The proposal should include the following:  1. A description of expertise, experience and resources directly relevant and available for the proposed project.  2. A list of similar projects previously completed.  3. A list of references.  4. Resumes of professional staff members that will work on this project.  5. Name of person to be in charge of project.  6. Description of scope of services as per Description of Services Needed  7. A project time line.

The proposal shall also provide the following information: Name, title, address and telephone number of individuals with authority to negotiate and bind the proposer contractually, and who may be contacted

during the period of proposal evaluation.

Award of Contract:  Proposal Evaluation criteria shall include:  1. Specialized experience or technical expertise of the organization and its personnel in connection with the scope of services to be provided and complexity of the project. (30pts); 2. Capacity of the organization to perform the work within time limitations, taking into consideration the current planned workload of the firm. (30pts);  3. Past record of performance on contracts, including quality of work, timeliness and cost control. (25pts);  4. Familiarity of the organization with this type of project or problems applicable to the project. (15pts).

If you are interested in providing the required services, please note that four (4) copies of the Statement of Qualification of each prospective organization must be received by the Clerk Treasurer's Office, Town of

Nashville, 200 Commercial Drive, P.O. Box 446, Nashville, IN 47448 no later than 4:00 p.m. on November 29, 2010. The proposal must be submitted in writing in a sealed envelope labeled "Economic Development Study Proposal". Statement of Qualifications received after this time will be returned unopened.  Each Statement of Qualification will be reviewed for completeness and clarity according to the above criteria.

Town of Nashville may or may not negotiate the fee schedule with one or more offers.  The town reserves the right to reject any and/or all proposals. The town is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The contract is tentatively scheduled to be awarded in December 2010. Offerors may desire additional information, a site visit, or clarification regarding the Statement of Qualification.  If so, please contact the Clerk Treasurer's office during regular business hours at (812) 988-7064 or Lisa Westenberger of ARa at (812) 376-9949.

Robert Kirlin

Town Council Vice President

Carrie Riley, Grants Management

Administrative Resources association

748 Franklin Street

Columbus, IN 47201

812-376-9949 office

812-376-8857 fax

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Josephine Lee Cueto, 62, Morgantown
  Daughter of Priscilla Burgmeier of Nashville

Mary 'Jane' Kollman, 92, Nashville
  Mother of Janet (Tom) Gaskins of Nashville

Charlotte K. (Adkins) Wilson, 67, Franklin
  Former resident of Brown County

  • November 22
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 22
    Salt Creek Trailhead dedication for Meijer family planned
    10 a.m. by CVS Pharmacy, 292 S. Van Buren St., near junction of 46 East and 135 North
  • November 22
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 23
    Annual community-wide hymn sing planned
    6:30 p.m. Nashville Christian Church, 160 S. Van Buren St.
  • November 23
    Nashville Reserve Officers host chili cook-off
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville P.D., 200 Hawthorne Drive
  • November 25
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 25
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • November 28
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 29
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 29
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 2
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 3
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 4
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 12
    Widowed group plans Christmas party
    noon Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • December 12
    BCSP Christmas bird count slated
    8 a.m. BCSP Nature Center, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • December 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road