Jasper Public Notices & Bids
The City of Jasper Planning Commission meeting scheduled for
July 26, 2022, at 6:00PM is cancelled due to there being no items
brought for consideration by the deadline.
The next regular scheduled meeting will be August 23, 2022.
UPDATE (7/21/22): Gennett Drive Culvert Replacement and Roadway Embankment Reconstruction is complete. The road is open!
MINOR SPILL REPORT TO EPD
City owned Sanitary Lift Station at 75 Bill Hasty Blvd, Jasper, GA 30143 (just south of Piedmont Mountainside Hospital on HWY 515).
Cause of Spill: Illegal dumping of pieces of wood, sleeping bags, clothing, and other debris into the sanitary sewer collection system that feeds into the lift station. Some of the materials made it into the lift station wet well and the materials clogged the pumps and caused the station to significantly decrease their ability to pump, and then completely quit on 5-16-22. MORE
BIDS | PROPOSALS
The City of Jasper, GA is seeking Proposals from qualified and experienced firms to develop a park and amphitheater master plan. Responding firms should have a strong record in successfully assisting local governments with preparing plans for parks, event venues, and new recreation facilities and experience in working on Federally Assisted Projects. Responding firms should be qualified to provide a comprehensive park masterplan including site design, landscaping design, lighting design, band shell/stage design, restrooms design, and onsite and perimeter parking. Additional Park features may include splash pad, playground, oversite tower, interpretive signage, and other recommended features.
An original and four (4) copies of the proposal must be enclosed in a sealed envelope clearly marked, “Proposal for Professional Architectural Services - Park and Amphitheater”. All proposals must be delivered to the City of Jasper City Hall, Attn: Kim Goldener, Assistant City Manager/Public Information Officer, 200 Burnt Mountain Road; Jasper, Georgia 30143 no later than 3:00pm on Thursday, July 7, 2022.
The Request for Proposals (RFP) and specifications may be downloaded here, ADDENDUM 1, ADDENDUM 2, and ADDENDUM 3 picture_as_pdf, or by emailing Kim Goldener at firstname.lastname@example.org. A copy may also be obtained at City of Jasper City Hall, 200 Burnt Mountain Road; Jasper, Georgia 30143.
Inquiries about the RFP must be made in writing to:
Kim Goldener, Assistant City Manager/Public Information Officer
City of Jasper
THE CITY OF JASPER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY OR ALL PROPOSALS AND TO ACCEPT THE PROPOSAL FOUND TO BE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CITY.
1. Where is the location of the proposed Park and Amphitheater referenced in the RFP?
The park and amphitheater are proposed on 2 lots bordered by Spring Street and S Main Street in downtown Jasper, GA. The combined lots are 3.09 acres; however, the City is evaluating whether there may be additional land purchase opportunities to increase the park size in the future. Please see the blue hatched area below for the lots the City already owns.
2. Does the City have any preliminary estimates, costs or budget for this project?
The City does not have any preliminary numbers for this project; we only know that we will be pursuing federal funding as indicated in the RFP. The City has designated some of our 2020 SPLOST funding towards this project to be used for matching funds.
3. The scope outlined in the RFP mentions “surveying”. Typically, a survey of the existing conditions would be done by a third-party firm hired by the owner. This document is typically provided to the architect/engineer at the beginning of the project. Is the intent for the fee for the survey of the existing site to be included in the RFP response or will it be provided by the owner?
The intent is for the fee for any survey work needed to be included in the RFP response. The City may be able to provide the survey work performed when the property was purchased; however, we recommend including the fees for survey work in the RFP to ensure all bases are covered.
4. The scope outlined in the RFP mentions “field staking.” Field staking would be a scope of work typically provided by the General Contractor during the construction phase of the project. The architect and engineer would typically review the stakes once in place. This scope of work would be included under Construction Administration services. Please clarify the intent behind the request for “field staking.”
The City understands that the General Contractor would be responsible for any field staking during construction phases under the direction of Architect/Engineer. We acknowledge that this would be work (fees) included under Construction Administration services.
5. The RFP scope lists the following in the scope of work: “Ensuring all labor laws are followed by Contractors as required for Federally Assisted Projects.” Typically, the General Contractor, not the Architect, would be responsible for ensuring that his team and his subcontractors followed the labor laws and would be responsible for submitting the required forms. Please clarify the intent behind this scope of work request.
The City acknowledges that the General Contractor is typically responsible for meeting labor law requirements; however, we see this as part of the oversight the Architectural/Engineering firm would provide as a part of the Construction Administration services. We highly recommend that all respondents familiarize themselves with the requirements associated with Federally funded projects.
6. The RFP scope lists the following in the scope of work: “Conducting final inspection and testing.” Under the Construction Administration services, the Architect will perform regular site visits to review the construction progress and will perform a final punch walk with the owner and General Contractor. However, code-required testing and inspections would be done by a third-party reviewer unaffiliated with the project team. Costs for these tests and reports are typically included in the construction budget. Please clarify the intent behind this scope of work request.
The City acknowledges that the General Contractor is responsible for coordinating all required inspections and testing as a part of construction. We are looking for the fees that your Architectural/Engineering firm would charge for the oversight of the work as a part of the Construction Administration services.
7. What is the anticipated size of events to be held at the site?
The City has no anticipated size of events to be held at the site; however, the future park location is directly off of the south end of our downtown Main Street. We see opportunities for different sized and themed events in this space that could potentially be in conjunction with other programmed events, or overflow into the downtown Main Street area.
8. What is the target square footage for the amphitheater?
We do not have a target square footage; however, keep in mind that the site is currently only 3 acres. The City is interested in potentially purchasing other surrounding parcels to increase the overall park size, but there is no schedule for that.
9. The RFP mentions that the scope includes the completion of the Environmental Review Form. Does the site include any known archeological sites or historically significant buildings?
The City is not aware of any archaeological sites on this land. There were structures on the parcels that have since been removed.
10. The RFP mentions that the site extents consist of a 3-acre city owner plot. Could you please provide a map markup or parcel numbers of where exactly the site is located?
Yes. Please see the map referenced on Page 1, Question 1 of this Addendum.
1. We have been unable to locate any information on what is required for a Preliminary Architectural Report (PAR) for the Appalachian Regional Commission. Is there a summary of the items that must be included?
The City recently used the following guidelines from the Appalachian Regional Commission for a different project where DCA/ARC funding was being pursued:
• Brief description of Project Area needs, Conclusions, and Recommendations
• Purpose and Scope
• Previous Studies
• Project Area conditions including description of needs to be addressed
• Description of existing facilities, if any, including existing floor plan with all dimensions and descriptive labels for all rooms
• Projections of future needs
Evaluation of Alternatives
• Descriptions of alternative solutions considered (new construction, renovation, additions to existing structures), including cost estimates for each alternative
• Site selection criteria
• Location relative to population served
• Adequacy of infrastructure (access, water, fire protection, sanitary sewer, storm drainage)
• Soil conditions, and topographic constraints
• Assessment of impacts on existing residents & property owners, if any
Description of Proposed Project
• Identification of applicable federal, state, and local design standards
• Preliminary Site Plan showing proposed ingress – egress, vehicle circulation on-site, drop-off area, regular parking and accessible parking, service access (dumpster location with truck access, mechanical room access), extensions of utilities (water, sanitary, electric, telephone), access road improvements, emergency vehicle access
1. Please confirm that our understanding of the project delivery method is correct – design, bid, and then build.
What the City is looking for with this RFP is a firm that can help us first with the conceptual design work, including phasing and cost estimates, and preparation of the Preliminary Architectural Report (PAR) that is required with the pre-application and application processes for Appalachian Regional Commission grant funding. After grant funding is secured, we’d then need final designs, reports, project administration services, etc. The project administration (or contract administration) portion would include the bid process and oversight of the contractor performing the work as laid out in the RFP.
2. How would the City like to see our firm’s approach to fees laid out in our proposal? Hourly rates or lump sum?
There’s not a specific format that we’re looking for with this project. There are technically 2 phases to the work, with the 2nd phase completely dependent upon the 1st phase being successful. We would recommend that fees be addressed for the activities within each phase, whether they be hourly rates or lump sum amounts. If hourly rates are identified, please include an estimated number of hours identified for tasks.
The following proposals* were received by the City of Jasper on July 7, 2022, at 3PM for RFP# 2022-07:
1. BROS RŌMAN BRÄUN – Milton, Georgia
2. CPL Architecture, Engineering and Planning – Woodstock, Georgia
3. Goodwyn, Mills, and Cawood (GMC) – Atlanta, Georgia
4. Jericho Design Group – Cumming, Georgia
5. Source Urbanism – Stone Mountain, Georgia
6. TVS Design – Atlanta, Georgia
*Listed in alphabetical order
CANDIDATE QUALIFYING FEES
An election for the purpose of electing 2 Councilmembers will be held in the City of Jasper on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Post 1, which will be elected at large for a term of four (4) years beginning on January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2025, with the incumbent being Dr. Folsom (Sonny) Proctor. Post 2, which will be elected at large for a term of four (4) years beginning on January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2025, with the incumbent being Anne Sneve.
Pursuant to O.C.G.A. §21-2-131 (a)(1), the following qualifying fees for candidates seeking office in 2021 were set by the Mayor and Council of the City of Jasper at the January 11, 2021 special called council meeting:
The qualifying fee for each council seat will be $35.00.
The qualifying period for the election shall open Monday, August 16, 2021 and will continue from day-to-day through Wednesday, August 18, 2021. The hours of qualifying each day shall be from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the administrative office of the Pickens County Board of Elections located at 83 Pioneer Road, Jasper, Georgia 30143.