The Borough of East Rutherford is soliciting Qualification Statements from interested persons and/or firms for the provision of the professional services listed below.
Through a Request for Qualification (“RFQ”) process, persons and/or firms interested in assisting the Borough with the provision of such service must prepare and submit a Qualification Statement in accordance with the procedure and schedule in the RFQs. The Borough will review Qualification Statements only from those firms that submit a Qualification Statement which includes all the information required to be included as described (in the sole judgment of the Borough). The Borough intends to qualify (a) persons and/or firm that (a) possess the professional, financial and administrative capabilities to provide the proposed service, and (b) agree and meet the terms and conditions determined by the Borough that provide the greatest benefit to the taxpayers of East Rutherford.
The selection of Qualified Respondents is not subject to the provisions of the Local Public Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1, et seq. The selection is subject to the “New Jersey Local Unit Pay-to-Play Law, N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4, et seq., however. The Borough has structured a procurement process that seeks to obtain the desired results, while establishing a competitive process, to assure that each person and/or firm is provided an equal opportunity to submit a Qualification Statement in response to the RFQ. The factors to be considered by the Borough include, but are not limited to: (i) experience and reputation in the profession; (ii) knowledge of the subject matter to be addressed under contract; (iii) availability to accommodate any required meetings of the Borough or Borough agency; (iv) any other factors demonstrated to be in the best interest of the Borough of East Rutherford.
Instruction and Qualification documents may be picked up at the Office of the Borough Clerk, One Everett Place, East Rutherford, New Jersey 07073 or downloaded from the municipal website www.eastrutherfordnj.net. Completed Qualification Statements must be submitted to, and be received by, Danielle Lorenc, Municipal Clerk, One Everett Place, East Rutherford, New Jersey 07073 on or before 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017. Respondents are instructed to label the outside of the envelope or package to the effect that the enclosure consists of a Qualification Statement in response to this request for the professional service. Qualification Statements will not be accepted by facsimile transmission or email. The responses will be opened after 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017 in the Office of the Borough Clerk.
The professional services for which the Borough seeks Qualification Statements are:
- Planner for the Planning Board
The instructions for Qualification Statements are filed in the office of Danielle Lorenc, Borough Clerk, One Everett Place, East Rutherford, New Jersey 07073, and may be inspected by prospective Respondents during regular business hours.
Completed Qualification Statements must be submitted in the manner designated above, must be enclosed in sealed envelopes bearing the name and address of the Respondent, and the name of the service on the outside, addressed to the Borough of East Rutherford.
BY ORDER OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF EAST RUTHERFORD.
Danielle Lorenc, RMC
NOTE: The Borough of East Rutherford will consider proposals only from firms or organizations that have demonstrated the capability and willingness to provide high quality services in the manner described in this Request for Qualifications.