TOWN OF BIG STONE GAP, VIRGINIA

 SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING

 

 

 

CARNES GYM                      

505 E. 5TH STREET, SOUTH

BIG STONE GAP, VIRGINIA                         April 7, 2020                                           6:30 PM

 

1.      Call to Order and Roll Call. 

 

Mr. Johnson, Mayor

Mr. Lawson, Town Manager

Mrs. Bailey, Vice-Mayor

Mr. Hamm, Chief of Police

Mr. Bloomer, Councilman

Mr. Bledsoe, Town Attorney

Mr. Gilley, Councilman

Ms. Hawkins, Town Clerk/Treasurer

Mr. Hughes, Councilman

 

Ms. Lyke, Councilwoman

 

Mr. McKinney, Councilman

 

 

2.     ADOPT OR AMEND AGENDA

3.     PUBLIC COMMENT

 

4.     TOWN MANAGER COMMENTS

 

5.     RESOLUTION 06-2020 – Confirming the County Executive’s Declaration

 

6.     RESOLUTION 07-2020 – Declaration of Local Emergency

 

7.     RESOLUTION 08-2020 – Effectuate Temporary Changes in Certain Deadlines and to Modify Public Meeting and Public Hearing Practices and Procedures

 

8.     COUNCIL DISCUSSION

 

9.     ADJOURNMENT

 

 

TOWN OF BIG STONE GAP

COUNCIL WORKSHOP MEETING

CANCELLED

 

 

The Big Stone Gap Town Council’s Workshop Meeting scheduled for April 7, 2020 is cancelled.

 

The Regular Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 as scheduled at 6:30 pm.

 

 

Authorized by

Amanda L. Hawkins,

Town Clerk/Treasurer
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
GENERAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE
SYSTEM-WIDE WATER LOSS & IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT
TOWN OF BIG STONE GAP, VIRGINIA
The Town of Big Stone Gap (Town) invites Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from qualified firms/individuals for professional engineering services required for the System-Wide Water Loss & Improvements Project – Phase 1. The Town proposes to award one contract for engineering services to include project design, bidding and contracting, construction administration, and inspection. The Project is funded by Rural Development and work will need to be performed in accordance with the requirements of the funding agency. The proposed project includes approximately 27,000 linear feet of 10-inch and smaller waterline replacement in the downtown and southern section of Town.
Statements of Qualifications will be considered based on the following criteria:
1. Experience and qualifications of individuals available for assignment to the project.
2. Location of offeror’s principal office/key personnel and proximity to the Town.
3. Relevant experience in providing similar services.
4. Past work for the Town and nearby municipalities.
5. Capability to perform design and construction management in a timely manner.
Questions related to this request may be directed to Stephen L. Lawson, Town Manager, Town of Big Stone Gap, 276.523.0115 (phone) / 276.523.5625 (fax). One (1) original and five (5) copies of the SOQ must be submitted in a sealed envelope/package marked “Town of Big Stone Gap General Engineering Services for the System-Wide Water Loss & Improvements Project – Phase 1” addressed to Stephen L. Lawson, Town Manager at 505 East Fifth Street South, Big Stone Gap, Virginia 24219. SOQ’s shall be received no later than 3:00 p.m. (local prevailing time) on April 20, 2020. SOQ’s received after the above date/time will be rejected and returned to the offeror unopened. It is the responsibility of the offeror to ensure that its SOQ is received at the appropriate location and by the designated time. As this is a formal invitation, no faxed or electronic SOQs will be accepted.
Offerors will be evaluated based on the factors outlined in this Advertisement. Informal interviews may be conducted. Following the evaluation process, offerors will be ranked, and negotiations will begin with the top-ranked offeror. If an agreement is satisfactory and advantageous to the Town and considered fair and reasonable, the award shall be made to that offeror. Otherwise, negotiations with the offeror ranked first shall be formally terminated and negotiations conducted with the offeror ranked second, and so on until a satisfactory agreement is reached.
This request is extended without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, or physical or mental handicap. The selected firm will be required to comply with the federal requirements, including, but not limited to:

1. President’s Executive Order # 11246 prohibiting discrimination in employment regarding race, color, creed, sex, or national origin
2. President’s Executive Order # 12138 & 11625 regarding utilization of MBE/WBE firms
3. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
4. Virginia Fair Employment Contracting Act of 1975
5. Civil Rights Act of 1964
6. The Americans with Disabilities Act. (ADA of 1990)
7. The Virginians with Disabilities Act
8. The Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA)
9. Age Discrimination Act of 1975
By signing its SOQ, the offeror certifies that it does not and will not during the performance of this contract violate the provisions of the Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, which prohibits the employment of illegal aliens.
The Town reserves the right to accept or reject any or all submissions and to waive any formalities or technicalities it deems appropriate.
The Town is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Small, minority-, and women-owned firms are encouraged to submit proposals.
Authorized By
Stephen L. Lawson, Town Manager
March 27, 2020
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
BOND COUNSEL SERVICES FOR THE
SYSTEM-WIDE WATER LOSS & IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT
TOWN OF BIG STONE GAP, VIRGINIA
Town of Big Stone Gap, Virginia
505 East Fifth Street South
Big Stone Gap, Virginia 24219
The Town of Big Stone Gap is accepting Statement of Qualifications from legal firms to
provide Bond Counsel services for a waterline replacement project. Selection will be made
on the following criteria:
1. Qualifications of the firm and assigned bond counsel representative;
2. Experience in preparing bond documents for loan closings for Virginia Service
Authority with Virginia Resources Authority and Rural Development.
3. Past work for the Town and nearby municipalities.
4. Typical time frame for completion.
Statement of Qualifications will be accepted at the Town's Offices until 3:00 p.m., local
time, on April 20, 2020 marked on outside of submittal "Bond Counsel Services."
Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBE) and Women-owned Business Enterprises
(WBE) firms are encouraged to respond.

03/27/2020
Stephen L. Lawson., Town Manager