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The City of Fraser seeks the services of a professional firm with experience and knowledge relating to assessing revenue requirements to comprehensively determine cost of service and rates for water service and sanitary sewage disposal service. The City is requesting that firms express their interest in providing the services herein by submitting a detailed proposal valid for at least 90 days. Firms shall submit proposals describing the ability to provide the following:
The City of Fraser operates both water distribution and wastewater collection systems for Residential, Commercial, and Industrial customers. There are approximately 5,300 active utility accounts (4,304 residential and 1,050 commercial).
Project Description: The purpose of this project is to conduct a comprehensive water and sewer rate study. It is expected that the successful firm will draw conclusions and make recommendations to the City of Fraser to develop a secure financial plan for the future of the water and sewer funds and the activities that those funds support.
Preliminary Scope of Work: After receiving written approval by the City to proceed, the CONSULTANT will provide a plan to prioritize the work, perform the work, and record the work performed. The following tasks shall be included as a minimum:
PROPOSAL PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION:
Prepare and submit ten (10) copies of your detailed proposal, including fee structure, signed by an officer of your firm, by 4:00 pm on Friday, December 29th, 2023. All proposals shall be sealed, and the envelope clearly labeled: Utility Rate Study RFP with your company’s name in the return address of the envelope.
All questions or concerns regarding this RFP should be submitted in writing or via e-mail no later than December 15, 2023 to Cindi Greenia, City Clerk at City of Fraser, 30000 Garfield Rd, Fraser, MI 48026 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All proposals shall be addressed to:
Cindi Greenia, City Clerk
City of Fraser
30000 Garfield Rd.
Fraser, MI 48026
The Detailed Proposal should include, in the following order:
A sub-committee of the City Council, along with the City Manager, DPW Superintendent, and Finance Director will review all detailed proposals and may conduct interviews with each of the three (3) top-rated firms if warranted. Final selection will be based on:
The City of Fraser reserves the right to reject all bids. Further, the City is not bound to accept the lowest bid but rather, the best bid submitted for the work to be performed and the qualifications of the bidder.
Utility Rate Study RFP