Examples of RFPs/RFQs Requesting Certification
The following contains a list of success stories where ASCE certifications were used as a differentiator.
May 2016 - City of Castroville, TX
"The City of Castroville (Texas) is expanding its existing Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). Construction is anticipated to begin in the second quarter of 2016. The project includes site work, structural concrete, piping, buildings, process equipment, concrete tanks, electrical equipment, and other construction typical of a wastewater treatment facility. The construction schedule is expected to be approximately 20 months and the construction cost is estimated to be $8 million. This project is being funded through the Texas Water Development Board’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program.“
“This RFQ provides Construction Materials Engineering and Testing Firms with sufficient information to enable them to prepare and submit their SOQ to the City. The Requested Services may differ from those services listed herein. The City reserves the rights to delete or add any services to fit the City’s specific needs related to this project.”
One requirement of the RFQ: “Have a Geotechnical Project Manager on the staff of the local office who is a Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineering (D.GE.), granted by The Academy of Geo-Professionals (AGP), an affiliate of ASCE.”
September 2013 - Kansas City District of the Army Corps of Engineers - Fairfax Drainage District Floodwall Project
The axial and lateral load test plan shall be developed and executed by a foundation engineering expert (Expert) that is industry recognized in the design, construction, and testing of deep foundations. The Expert shall have been the lead foundation engineer on at least three different projects utilizing axial load tests and three different projects utilizing lateral load tests on deep foundations. As a minimum, the Expert shall have a Master’s of Science in Engineering, be a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Kansas, and be registered as a Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineer (D.GE). The Expert shall have published a minimum of three load test related articles or papers in peer-reviewed industry journals or conference proceedings.
December 2012 - Citizens Energy Group in Indiana listed in their RFQ, Section II (Scope of Work) that the geotechnical engineer shall be licensed as a geotechnical engineer and/or professional geologist by a nationally recognized entity. The D.GE was accepted as such.
2009 and 2010 - Stamford Water Authority in Connecticut: RFPs requested that projects were preferred to be awarded to project engineers in the lead, with board certifications from AAEE and AAWRE.
The CDM HR Department listed the D.WRE as a preferred certification for their water and environmental engineers to achieve.
May 2014 - The Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority - Division of Engineering
Request for qualifications for professional engineering services for Urban Coastal Defense and Storm Water Mitigation System
Key personnel should include a Diplomate in Port Engineering and Coastal Engineering as certified by the ACOPNE Board.
January 2013 - RFQ for Port of Long Beach Capital Dredging Program
Please identify all team members who have achieved the status of Diplomate with the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port and Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE) of the Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).