Professional Services Required Description

BOROUGH OF MIDDLESEX

PUBLIC NOTICE FOR THE SOLICITATION OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

QUALIFICATIONS AND RATES FOR VARIOUS PROFESSIONALS

FOR APPOINTMENT FROM JANUARY 1, 2012 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2012 AND SPECIAL PROJECTS ON A PROJECT BY PROJECT BASIS

 

The following is a description of the professional services needed, including where appropriate, a description of tasks involved:

APPRAISAL SERVICES for tax appeals, open space acquisitions and property acquisitions for road widening and public works projects. The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of the responses shall be as follows:

  1. Certified by the State of New Jersey as an appraiser (MAI designation)
  2. Provide evidence of professional liability insurance
  3. Experience in preparing appraisal reports for a minimum of five (5) years
  4. Experience in valuation of properties for condemnation purposes
  5. Experience in valuation of properties for tax appeals
  6. Experience in valuation of properties for open space acquisitions; and
  7. Knowledge of the Borough and its operations
AUDITING SERVICESfor the preparation of the annual audit and annual financial statements of the Borough. The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of the responses shall be as follows:

The auditor signing the opinion letter must be certified public accountant and a registered municipal accountant.

  • Provide evidence of professional liability insurance
  • Experience in providing advice and recommendations in the review of capital project requests and timing and issuing of debt instruments by public bodies
  • Experience in the budgeting process and preparation of audits and annual financial statements for public entities for a minimum of five (5) years; and
  • Knowledge of the Borough and its operations.

ENGINEERING SERVICES for the general operations of the Borough. The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of the responses shall be as follows:

  1. Licensed to provide engineering services in the State of New Jersey for a minimum of five (5) years
  2. Evidence of professional liability insurance
  3. Provide evidence of professional liability insurance
  4. Representation of government entities for a minimum of five (5) years
  5. Experience in submitting Federal and State of New Jersey Grant Applications for various infra-structure improvement projects
  6. Experience in State of New Jersey Stormwater Management requirements, including preparation of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan; and
  7. Knowledge of the Borough and its operations.

ENGINEERING SERVICES for the Middlesex Board of Adjustment. The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of responses shall be as follows:

  1. Licensed to provide engineering services in the State of New Jersey for a minimum of five (5) years
  2. Evidence of professional liability insurance
  3. Representation of government entities for a minimum of five (5) years
  4. Experience in review of zoning and land use applications and all related reviews for a minimum of five (5) years
  5. Experience and knowledge of the laws and regulations controlling zoning, development and land use
  6. Experience and knowledge of DEP laws and regulations; and
  7. Provide evidence of professional liability insurance
  8. Knowledge of the Borough Board of Adjustment and its applications.

ENGINEERING SERVICES for the Middlesex Planning Board. The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of responses shall be as follows:

  1. Licensed to provide engineering services in the State of New Jersey for a minimum of five (5) years
  2. Evidence of professional liability insurance
  3. Representation of government entities for a minimum of five (5) years
  4. Experience in review of land use and site plan applications and all related reviews for a minimum of five (5) years
  5. Experience and knowledge of the laws and regulations controlling zoning, development and land use
  6. Experience and knowledge of DEP laws and regulations; and
  7. Knowledge of the Borough Planning Board and its applications.

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SERVICES for the Borough of Middlesex. The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of responses shall be as follows:

  1. Licensed to provide environmental engineering services in the State of New Jersey for a minimum of five (5) years
  2. Evidence of professional liability insurance
  3. Experience with environmental site assessment regulations of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the United States Environmental Protection Agency including site remediation and brownfield development
  4. Experience with remediation procedures dealing with underground storage tanks and surrounding facilities
  5. Experience with all phases of landfill monitoring, including preparation and submission of all documents as required by the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
  6. Representation of government entities for a minimum of five (5) years; and
  7. Knowledge of the Borough and its operations.

LEGAL COUNSEL – BOND COUNSEL.  The Borough requires legal services for the representation of the Borough in issuing bonds and financings.  The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of the responses shall be as follows:

  1. Licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey for a minimum of five (5) years
  2. Evidence of professional liability insurance
  3. Representation of government entities in the field of public finance for a minimum of five (5) years; and
  4. Knowledge of the Borough and its operations.

LEGAL COUNSEL – MUNICIPAL ATTORNEY.  The Borough requires general legal counsel.  The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of the responses shall be as follows:

 

  1. Licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey for a minimum of five (5) years
  2. Evidence of professional liability insurance
  3. Experience in field of municipal law representing governmental entities including preparation of ordinances and resolutions, tax appeals, property acquisitions, knowledge of rehabilitation laws and tax abatement laws and condemnation proceedings for a minimum of five (5) years
  4. Knowledge of the Borough and its operation
  5. Draft or approve as to form and sufficiency all legal documents, contracts, deeds, ordinances and resolutions made, executed or adopted by or on behalf of the Borough
  6. With appropriate approval, conduct appeals from orders, decisions or judgments affecting any interest of the Borough as the Attorney may in his/her discretion determine to be necessary or desirable, or as directed by Mayor and Council
  7. Subject to the approval of Mayor and Council, have the power to enter into any agreement, compromise or settlement of any litigation in which the Borough is involved
  8. Render opinions in writing upon any question of law submitted to the Attorney by the Mayor, Council, or any member thereof, or the head of any department, with respect to their official powers and duties and shall perform such other duties as may be necessary to provide legal counsel to the Mayor, Borough Council and Clerk in the administration of the municipal affairs
  9. Supervise and direct the work of such additional attorneys and technical professional assistants as the Council may authorize for special or regular employment in or for the Borough; and
  10. Have such other different functions, powers and duties as may be provided by general law or ordinance.

LEGAL COUNSEL – BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT.  The Board of Adjustment requires legal counsel.  The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of the responses shall be as follows:

  1. Licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey for a minimum of five (5) years
  2. Experience in the field of municipal law representing governmental entities including land use and zoning matters for a minimum of five (5) years
  3. Provide evidence of professional liability insurance; and
  4. Knowledge of the Borough Board of Adjustment and its operations.     

LEGAL COUNSEL – PLANNING BOARD.  The Planning Board requires legal counsel.  The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of the responses shall be as follows:

  1. Licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey for a minimum of five (5) years
  2. Evidence of professional liability insurance
  3. Experience in the field of municipal law representing governmental entities including land use and site plan for a minimum of five (5) years; and
  4. Knowledge of the Borough Planning Board and its operations.

LEGAL COUNSEL – TAX APPEAL COUNSEL.  The Borough is seeking legal services for tax appeal activities of the Borough.  The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of the responses shall be as follows;

  1. Licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey for a minimum of five (5) years
  2. Evidence of professional liability insurance
  3. Representation of governmental entities in the field of tax appeals, for a minimum of five (5) years; and
  4. Knowledge of the Borough and its operations.

LEGAL COUNSEL – MUNICIPAL PROSECUTOR.  The Borough requires legal services for the position of prosecutor of the Middlesex Municipal Court.  The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of the responses shall be as follows:

  1. Licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey for a minimum of five (5) years
  2. Evidence of professional liability insurance
  3. Experience as a municipal prosecutor for a municipality for a minimum of five (5) years; and
  4. Knowledge of the Borough Municipal Court and its operations.

LEGAL COUNSEL – LABOR ATTORNEY.  The Borough requires legal services for the representation of the Borough regarding labor relations proceedings in which the Borough or any of its officers or agencies may be a party or have an interest.  The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of the responses shall be as follows:

  1. Licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey for a minimum of five (5) years
  2. Evidence of professional liability insurance
  3. Knowledge of the Borough and its operations
  4. Representation of governmental entities in the field of labor relations for a minimum of (5) years
  5. Render opinions in writing upon any question submitted by the Mayor, Borough Clerk or Administrator working in conjunction with aforesaid municipal officials relating to matters of labor law and employee practices and policies, where required by the Borough
  6. Draft or approve as to form and sufficiency all labor related legal documents and contracts, executed or adopted by or on behalf of the Borough; and
  7. With appropriate approval, conduct appeals from orders, decisions or judgments affecting any labor interest of the Borough.

LEGAL COUNSEL – REDEVELOPMENT COUNSEL.  The Borough is seeking legal services for the redevelopment activities of the Borough.  The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of the responses shall be as follows;

  1. Licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey for a minimum of five (5) years
  2. Evidence of professional liability insurance
  3. Representation of governmental entities in the field of redevelopment, with particular emphasis on municipal improvement authorities, for a minimum of five (5) years; and
  4. Knowledge of the Borough and its operations.

LEGAL COUNSEL – ENVIRONMENTAL ATTORNEY.  The Borough requires environmental legal counsel.  The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of the responses shall be as follows:

  1. Licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey for a minimum of five (5) yearsEvidence of professional liability insurance
  2. Experience in field of municipal environmental law representing governmental entities for a minimum of five (5) years.
  3. Knowledge of the Borough and its operation
  4. Draft or approve as to form and sufficiency all legal documents and contracts made, executed or adopted by or on behalf of the Borough
  5. With appropriate approval, conduct appeals from orders, decisions or judgments affecting any interest of the Borough as the Environmental Attorney may in his/her discretion determine to be necessary or desirable, or as directed by Mayor and Council
  6. Subject to the approval of Mayor and Council, have the power to enter into any agreement, compromise or settlement of any litigation in which the Borough is involved
  7. Render opinions in writing upon any question of environmental law submitted to the Attorney by the Mayor or Council,
  8. Supervise and direct the work of such additional attorneys and technical professional assistants as the Council may authorize for special or regular employment in or for the Borough; and

PROFESSIONAL PLANNER – BOROUGH.  The Borough requires planning services for the representation of the Borough.  The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of the responses shall be as follows:

  1. Licensed as a professional planner by the State of New Jersey for a       minimum of five (5) years
  2. Experience in preparation of planning of municipal master plan and         enacting ordinance
  3. Experience in representing municipalities before the Council on Affordable Housing and preparing housing element and fair share plan
  4. Provide evidence of professional liability insurance
  5. Representation of governmental entities in the field of planning for a        minimum of five (5) years; and
  6. Knowledge of the Borough and its operations.

PROFESSIONAL PLANNERPLANNING BOARD/BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS.  The Borough requires planning services for the representation of the Borough Planning Board and Board of Adjustment.  The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of the responses shall be as follows:

  1. Licensed as a professional planner by the State of New Jersey for a minimum of five (5) years
  2. Experience in preparation of planning of municipal master plan and enacting ordinances
  3. Experience in representing municipalities before the Council on Affordable Housing and preparing housing element and fair share plan
  4. Representation of governmental entities in the field of planning for a minimum of five (5) years; and
  5. Knowledge of the Borough and its operations.
  6. Experience with state criteria for granting of variances and zoning requirements
  7. Experience in preparation of planning of municipal master plan and enacting ordinances
  8. Provide evidence of professional liability insurance
  9. Familiar with development and site plan reviews; and
  10. Knowledge of the Borough and its operations.

PROFESSIONAL PLANNER – REDEVELOPMENT.  The Borough requires planning services for the representation of the Borough for redevelopment activities of the Borough.  The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of the responses shall be as follows:

  1. Licensed as a professional planner by the State of New Jersey for a minimum of five (5) years
  2. Evidence of professional liability insurance.
  3. Representation of governmental entities in the field of redevelopment, with particular emphasis on municipal authorities, for a minimum of five (5) years; and
  4. Knowledge of the Borough and its operations.

SEWAGE COLLECTION SYSTEM OPERATORC-4 OPERATOR.  The Borough requires services of a Licensed Sewage Collection System Operator for the sewage collection services in the Borough.  The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of the responses shall be as follows:

  1. Licensed as a professional C-4 License Operator by the State of New Jersey for a minimum of five (5) years.
  2. Evidence of professional liability insurance.
  3. Representation of governmental entities in the field of sewage collection, with particular emphasis on municipal authorities, for a minimum of five (5) years; and
  4. Knowledge of the Borough and its operations
  5. Experience with NJDEP interaction with regards to municipal systems
  6. Experience with requirements and submittal of reports submitted to the MCUA on the systems operations
  7. Experience reviewing the data on sewage quality and quantity, and the quarterly charges from the MCUA and qualified to propose recommended improvements to the collection system and pumping station to im
 
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