Jackson County Highway Department-Request for Qualifications
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATION (RFQ) FOR MASTER TASK ORDER
PHASE I, II, III ENGINEERING SERVICES JACKSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS FEBRUARY 10, 2020
The Jackson County Highway Department (Department) is seeking a qualified Consulting Engineering
Firm to enter into a contract for the performance of services On Call or Indefinite
Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) under task or work orders issued on an as-needed or on-call
The Department at times receives Federal funds, which are used to fund some engineering and design
related consulting services. Over the recent years, the Department has received Surface
Transportation Program funds for numerous projects including 3R and New Construction/Reconstruction
projects and Highway Safety Improvement Program funds for several roadway and intersection
projects. Currently the Department has a Highway Safety Improvement Program project funded as well
as several Surface Transportation Program projects under development in-house. The Department
anticipates that they will continue to apply for these funding sources, as well as other State and
Federal funding sources including, but not limited to, Motor Fuel Tax, Highway Safety Improvement
Program, Surface Transportation Bridge, and other funds that may become available. It is
anticipated that the current Township Bridge Program projects under development and many future
projects will likely fall outside of this service request.
The Department is in need of professional Phase I and Phase II (preliminary design and design
engineering) and limited Phase III (construction engineering) services for various federally funded
projects from the funding sources listed above. The typical types of projects funded by those
sources include, but are not limited to: roadway widening or reconstruction projects, intersection
improvements including signalization, pedestrian/bicycle facilities, bridge replacement or
rehabilitation, and engineering studies.
The Department reserves the right to perform a separate Qualifications Based Selection (QBS)
process on any given project, depending on the complexity of the assignment and if the Department
determines it is in their best interest.
The established contract period for this IDIQ shall be five (5) years, which is the time from
execution of the IDIQ contract to when all work orders are issued. The total time from execution of
an IDIQ contract to the completion of all work orders issued will not exceed ten (10) years. The
maximum total dollar amount which may be awarded under this IDIQ is $1,000,000.00. The Department
may execute multiple IDIQ contracts should it be deemed in the best interest of the Department.
The typical services to be provided are described in the Minimum Scope of Services section of this