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INVITATION TO BID
DESIGN-BUILD REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)
Somerset-Pulaski Veterans Park on Main Street
Somerset Pulaski Economic Development Authority (SPEDA) issues a Request for Proposals (RFP) from engineering, construction, and/or associated firms related to the planning, design and development of a newly proposed Somerset-Pulaski Veterans Park located on Main Street in downtown Somerset, Kentucky.
This RFP is intended to address the scope of services and to outline information SPEDA requires from those qualified firms who wish to respond to this solicitation. SPEDA requires a Design/Build Proposal.
Responses should communicate a firm’s competence and experience in the preparation of similar projects in civil design and construction along with storm water management, retention and maintenance. A Statement of Qualifications and a formal proposal will be accepted by SPEDA until Noon EST on August 17th, 2021 at SPEDA office located at 306 East Mt. Vernon Street, Suite 316, Somerset, KY 42501. The proposal must be sealed and clearly marked for it’s purpose. One (1) complete hard copy and one (1) completed digital copy of each response must be received. email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
SPEDA desires to assess the following:
At minimum, proposals must include the following items: (1) a statement of interest; (2) a resume and summary outlining the respondent’s experience; (3) a summary of the project process and plans with estimated starting time along with a timeline for completion; and (4) an estimated cost or cost options for this project.
The proposal shall include everything necessary for the planning, prosecution and completion of the work and fulfillment of the contract, including, but not limited to: furnishing all engineering design, quality control, materials, equipment, all management, labor necessary to complete the project.
SPEDA reserves the right to reject any and all bids/proposals received, and to select bid/proposal it determines to be in it’s best interest.
SPEDA is an equal opportunity employer.
For Bid/Proposal Packet information on this Design/Build RFP, please contact Chris Girdler at email@example.com or 606-425-5409
SPEDA’s mini-grant series provides strategic investments to businesses currently operating or in the start-up phase in Somerset and Pulaski County, Kentucky. Created to enhance assistance available to small businesses and strengthen economic growth and development locally, approved projects must demonstrate their benefit to the local community.
Businesses applying for mini-grants should present their overall plan, specific need for investment and ways in which funds will be utilized. Applicants are encouraged to show how their business helps to build community, mobilize local resources and strengthen community institutions and networks.
Mini-grants are subject to approval for up to $2,500 per business entity and require a 20 percent match of total project costs. Projects for which grant funds are provided must be completed within six months.
Forcht Broadcasting has joined the program as a partner and will offer $2,500 in advertising and marketing services to each of the four grant participants.
SPEDA administers program funds at its sole discretion. Nonprofits and governmental organizations are not eligible for SPEDA’s mini-grant program. Each applicant must complete the application in full by the application deadline.
The 2021 application deadline is currently closed. Check back for the next round of mini-grants, which will be awarded in April 2022.