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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL/STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL/STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS

TOWN OF NASHVILLE PLANNING GRANT

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

Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 2010       10-320

 

Obituaries
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Carol Ann Spencer-Thomas, 73, Brown County
  Wife of Charles R. Thomas of Brown County

Robert 'Bob' F. Melton, 80, Brown County
  Husband of Annabelle Melton of Brown County

The Rev. John S. Honeay, 89, Greenwood
  Member of Unity Baptist Church and father of Barbara Ranard (Harvey) of Brown County

  • January 31
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • January 31
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • January 31
    Live band at sports bar
    8 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • January 31
    'Wild' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • January 31
    'Psycho' party at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • February 1
    'Wild' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • February 2
    Gnaw Bone Sewage District
    5:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 3
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • February 3
    Bean Blossom Regional Sewer Board
    7:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Women's Bible study offered
    1 to 3 p.m. Cornerstone Inn, 54 E. Franklin St.
  • February 4
    Lake Lemon Conservancy District annual meeting
    6 p.m. Benton Township Senior Center, 7616 E. State Road 45, Unionville
  • February 4
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • February 4
    Van Buren Township Advisory Board
    7 p.m. Van Buren trustee's office, 4748 Christianburg Road
  • February 4
    BC Emergency Management Advisory Council
    8 a.m. Ambulance Base, 53 State Road 46 East
  • February 5
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 5
    Jackson Township Board
    6 p.m. Jackson Fire Station, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • February 6
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • February 7
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 7
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • February 7
    Karaoke at sports bar
    8 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • February 7
    Cabin Fever Concert features local music
    7 to midnight The Seasons Lodge, 560 State Road 46 East
  • February 9
    Washington Township Trustees
    7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 9
    Reservation deadline for Valentine's tea at local shop
    Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • February 10
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 10
    Van Buren Fire Department
    6 p.m. Van Buren Fire Station, 4040 State Road 135 South
  • February 10
    Peaceful Valley Heritage Preservation Society meeting set
    6:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 10
    BC Genealogical Society meeting slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • February 11
    East Hill Cemetery meeting slated
    7 p.m. Morgantown Community Center, 269 W. Washington St.
  • February 12
    BC Convention & Visitors Commission
    8:30 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 13
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • February 13
    Daddy-daughter Valentine's dance Friday the 13th
    6:30 p.m. Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • February 14
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • February 17
    Hamblen Trustee Board annual review
    6:30 p.m. 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane off Hornettown Road
  • February 19
    Woodlands project dinner, meeting slated
    6 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 20
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 7
    Meet 'Wilderness Plots' author at the library
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 8
    'Wilderness Plots'-themed concert planned
    4 p.m. BCHS, 235 School House Lane
  • March 8
    Brown County bridal tour slated
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m. various locations
  • March 10
    Soil & water conservation district to celebrate 62 years
    6 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • March 21
    Venders needed for Jackson TFD yard sale
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jackson Township Fire Department, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • April 26
    County history center dedication slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould