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File #: 20-954A    Version: 1
Type: Contract/Agreement Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 5/20/2020 Department: Utilities
On agenda: 4/27/2021 Final action:
Title: Ranking of firms and agreements for requirements of Utilities professional engineering services.
Attachments: 1. FE_Agreement - Ardurra, 2. FE_Agreement - Black Veatch, 3. FE_Agreement - Brown and Caldwell, 4. FE_Agreement - CDM, 5. FE_Agreement - CPH, 6. FE_Agreement - Halff, 7. FE_Agreement - Hazen, 8. FE_Agreement - HDR, 9. FE_Agreement - Jacobs, 10. FE_Agreement - McKim, 11. FE_Agreement - Mead, 12. FE_Agreement - Parsons, 13. FE_Agreement - Pennoni, 14. FE_Agreement - Reiss, 15. FE_Agreement - Stantac, 16. FE_Agreement - Wright Pierce, 17. Agreement - Ardurra, 18. Agreement - Black Veatch, 19. Agreement - Brown and Caldwell, 20. Agreement - CDM, 21. Agreement - CPH, 22. Agreement - Halff, 23. Agreement - Hazen, 24. Agreement - HDR, 25. Agreement - Jacobs, 26. Agreement - McKim, 27. Agreement - Mead, 28. Agreement - Parsons, 29. Agreement - Pennoni, 30. Agreement - Reiss, 31. Agreement - Stantac, 32. Agreement - Wright Pierce, 33. Ranking Spreadsheet, 34. Prime and SBE Subconsultant Listing
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Ranking of firms and agreements for requirements of Utilities professional engineering services.



Recommended Action:

Recommended Action

Approval of the ranking of firms and agreements with each of the sixteen highest ranked firms, as listed below, for requirements of Utilities professional engineering services for five-years.


1.                     Ardurra Group, Inc.

2.                     Black & Veatch Corporation

3.                     Brown and Caldwell

4.                     CDM Smith, Inc.

5.                     CPH, Inc.

6.                     Halff Associates, Inc.

7.                     Hazen and Sawyer, P.C.

8.                     HDR Engineering, Inc.

9.                     Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.

10.                     Mead & Hunt, Inc.

11.                     McKim & Creed, Inc.

12.                     Parsons Transportation Group, Inc.

13.                     Pennoni Associates Inc.

14.                     Reiss Engineering, Inc.

15.                     Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.

16.                     Wright-Pierce, Inc.


                     The purpose of this continuing Consultant Competitive Negotiation Act (CCNA) contract is to provide professional engineering services for the design delivery of various Utilities projects programmed in the County’s Capital Improvement Program.

                     Award recommendation with sixteen firms per CCNA requirements; the maximum limit over the five-year term is $2,500,000.00 for each firm for a total of $40,000,000.00.

                     Ardurra Group, Inc., Black & Veatch Corporation, Brown and Caldwell, CDM Smith, Inc., CPH, Inc., Halff Associates, Inc., Hazen and Sawyer, P.C., HDR Engineering, Inc., Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., Mead & Hunt, Inc., McKim & Creed, Inc., Parsons Transportation Group, Inc., Pennoni Associates Inc., Reiss Engineering, Inc., Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., Wright-Pierce, Inc. have committed to utilizing multiple certified Small Business Enterprises (SBE) for individual work assignments resulting from this contract, shown on the attached SBE Listing.

                     Specific SBE commitments will be established when the County utilizes a firm for an individual work assignment. The requesting department, working with Economic Development, will ensure SBE’s are utilized.


Contract No. 190-0457-CN (SS); the maximum limit over the five-year term is $2,500,000.00 for each firm, for a total of $40,000,000.00. Authorize the Chairman to sign and the Clerk of the Circuit Court to attest.



Strategic Plan:

Foster Continual Economic Growth and Vitality
4.4 Invest in infrastructure to meet current and future needs

Deliver First Class Services to the Public and Our Customers
5.3 Ensure effective and efficient delivery of county services and support




The purpose of this continuing CCNA contract is to provide professional engineering services for the preliminary design and final design delivery of various Utilities projects programmed in the County’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) as required for the term of the contract. The firms in order of ranking are attached on the ranking spreadsheet.



Background Information:

A request for proposal to comply with CCNA per Florida Statute 287.005 was released on June 18, 2020 and the negotiation process concluded in February 2021.

The contract includes negotiated burdened hourly rates including all labor, direct/indirect overhead, margins/profits, and travel within the Tampa Bay Metropolitan Statistical Area (TBMSA). Travel outside of the TBMSA will be reimbursed in accordance with Section 112.061, Florida Statutes.

All rates for prime consultants and sub-consultants were evaluated to determine competitiveness based on current market conditions.


Fiscal Impact:

The maximum limit over the five (5) year term of the contract is $2,500,000.00 for each firm for a total of $40,000,000.00. The County Administrator has delegated authority to increase the maximum limits of contract purchase orders pertaining to these agreements pending the negotiated rates remain the same.


Funding is derived from various Capital Improvement Program budgets and/or operating budgets per individual work assignment on a multiple year/multiple work assignment basis.


Staff Member Responsible:

Megan Ross, Director, Utilities
Merry Celeste, Division Director, Purchasing & Risk, Administrative Services
Joe Lauro, Director, Administrative Services






Agreement - Ardurra
Agreement - Black & Veatch Corporation
Agreement - Brown and Caldwell
Agreement - CDM Smith, Inc.
Agreement - CPH, Inc.
Agreement - Halff Associates, Inc.
Agreement - Hazen and Sawyer, P.C.
Agreement - HDR Engineering, Inc.
Agreement - Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.
Agreement - Mead & Hunt, Inc.
Agreement - McKim & Creed, Inc.
Agreement - Parsons Transportation Group, Inc.
Agreement - Pennoni Associates Inc.
Agreement - Reiss Engineering, Inc.
Agreement - Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.
Agreement - Wright-Pierce, Inc.
Ranking Spreadsheet

Prime and SBE Subconsultant Listing