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July 11, 2023


The City of Fosston intends to select a consultant to assist with development of final engineering services for a sidewalk and trail project (Project) in the City of Fosston and is requesting Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from consultants with similar type experience to provide these services. Interested consultant firms are requested to submit one (1) copy of a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) to Cassie Heide, City Administrator, 220 1st St E., Fosston, MN 56542 no later than 12:00 p.m. (local time) on Friday, July 28th. The SOQ should be limited to ten (10) pages (including cover letter, table of contents and section dividers) covering airport familiarity, project understanding, project team, agency relationships, and relevant experience. Firms should demonstrate their reputation with other city sidewalk and trail projects by providing at least three (3) city sidewalk and trail projects. Additional information may be requested from the highest ranked proposer. Interviews may be conducted at the discretion of the Authority. Proposals received after the stated date and time will be returned unopened and considered non-responsive. Electronic submissions will not be accepted.
At a minimum, the SOQ shall include the following:
a. Sidewalk and Trail Project scope and understanding
b. Firm’s background and key personnel including a list of all personnel who will be performing services on the task and availability.
c. Relationships with Federal, State and Local Agencies
d. Recent relevant experience including three (3) sidewalk and or trail projects for which the consultant provided similar services.
e. References, including contact information, for the recent relevant experience.

The scope of work will include final design; technical assistance; management and oversight of the public bidding process; and construction management services; grant administration and close out; programming; project justification/need and environmental documentation for the Project. The consultant may assist as a link and facilitator between the City and Federal, State and Local agencies. Not all of the services or development items listed in this request may be contracted or eventually required. The Project is anticipated to be initiated and completed in the 2023-2024 timeframe. The Project is expected to be funded through Federal, State and Local resources. The selected firm will be subject to all Federal, State and Local requirements.

The SOQs will be ranked in areas such as sidewalk and trail project familiarity; project scope and understanding; corporate history and background in wastewater consulting; demonstrated experience with similar projects; key personnel professional qualifications and overall project coordination; knowledge and familiarity with State of Minnesota and Local regulations, policies and procedures; and success of recent projects. The highest ranked proposer will be contacted to enter into negotiations with the Authority for a final scope of work and budget. If negotiations are not successful, the Authority will terminate negotiations and enter into negotiations with the next highest ranked proposer.

This is a Qualification Based Selection process. SOQ submittals shall exclude fees or costs. The Authority reserves the right to initiate additional procurement action for any services included in this procurement, but not under contract.

The City reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal received and to make decisions in the best interest of the Authority. The Authority reserves the right to waive irregularities that are not material to the evaluation and award of the contract.

Questions and clarification requests must be submitted electronically to Cassie Heide by July 28th.
7/11, 2023


Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State
Certificate of Assumed Name
Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 333

The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable customers to be able to identify the true owner of a business.

ASSUMED NAME: Gasper Farms

PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS: 27186 237th Ave SW Crookston MN 56716 USA

Name: Connie Gasper, LLC
Address: 27186 237th Ave SW Crookston MN 56716

Name: Michael Gasper, LLC
Address: 27186 237th Ave SW Crookston MN 56716

Name: Joel Gasper, LLC
Address: 22779 265th St SW Crookston MN 56716

If you submit an attachment, it will be incorporated into this document. If the attachment conflicts with the information specifically set forth in this document, this document supersedes the data referenced in the attachment.

By typing my name, I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath.

SIGNED BY: Connie Gasper
MAILING ADDRESS: None provided

Work Item 1398052200029
Original File Number 1398052200029
06/29/2023 11:59 PM
Steve Simon
Secretary of State
7/05-7/11, 2023

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