Chairman Jerry T. Harmon and Vice-Chairman Kent Connelly recognized Kathy Tomassi for her 5 years of service with Lincoln County. Kathy holds the office of Lincoln County Treasurer. Congratulations Kathy!
At the Commission meeting on December 15th the Lincoln County Commissioners recognized Robby Hillstead for his 30 Years of Service with Lincoln County. Robby is with the Road & Bridge Department in Star Valley. Join us in congratulating Robby!
Request for Qualifications and Proposal
Description of Project:
The Lincoln County old stone jail (now used as a county office building), located at 520 Topaz Street in Kemmerer, Wyoming was built in 1913 and extensively remodeled in the late 1980s. The interior was totally stripped to the rock walls and dirt floor, however, no significant exterior work was done. The building is sandstone that was quarried locally. The columns on the front of the building, various sills and some rocks show deterioration. The grout joints also need to be inspected for deterioration and the mortar needs to be checked for suitability of the mortar material. The project, which may need to be phased, is a request for a proposal to perform a complete masonry restoration and repair of the existing masonry.
The building is in use Monday through Friday and will need to remain in use for the duration of the project. There are multiple entrances to the building so an entrance may be blocked for a period of time to facilitate work. The initial funding available is approximately $50,000. If necessary work will exceed that amount, the contractor is requested to propose a phased project that considers both the funding available and the work that can logically be done in a phased approach while not unnecessarily escalating the overall cost due to the phasing of the project.
The intent is to hire a qualified Masonry Contractor to perform all phases of the project through completion.
Pre-qualification submittal (Optional) January 4, 2016 by close of business
Pre-proposal site visit (Mandatory) January 15, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Proposals/Qualifications due February 1, 2016 by close of business
Interviews of qualified firms (if needed) To be scheduled after February 2nd
Selection of Masonry Contractor Between February 2nd and 16th
Start project Per proposal and contract
- Project scope and budget
- Development of phasing plan, if necessary
- Complete Masonry repair services, including, but not limited to the following: All services, materials and equipment required for the mortar repair/replacement, stone repair/replacement, masonry cleaning and restoration, application of breathable sealer, and any related construction/installation through final acceptance of the work.
Statement Qualification Format:
The Statement of Qualifications shall be short and concise and is to address the following areas:
- Company description: Include a detailed listing of the masonry installation and restoration qualifications of the proposer.
- A description of the guiding principles and operational practices for masonry repair and restoration, including the following:
- How the determination of mortar type is made, determination of appropriateness of type, if type is appropriate but repair is required, an explanation of the proposed color matching process and the mortar repointing process.
- How the determination of whether to repair or replace damaged stone is made, description of the process to repair or replace stone.
- How the determination that cleaning is needed is reached, a description of the cleaning process and materials used.
- Description of the selection of and application process for a breathable sealer.
- List five recently completed projects (similar materials preferred) include the owner’s name, address, phone number and the cost of the masonry work.
- Provide assurance that, if selected, work will be done in accordance with National Park Service Presentation Briefs 1, 2, 3 and 4 relative to masonry work and standards in ACI (American Concrete Institute) 530.
- Evidence of ability to meet schedules and budgets: Examples may include the five previously submitted projects or other projects which presented unique challenges.
- Resumes for the key individuals working on the project, specifically referencing applicable training and/or certifications or other evidence of technical ability.
- Other appropriate qualifications-based selection factors.
- Outline the work that the building requires including approximate costs. Work should be broken down to clearly tie to the description given in #2 of the statement of qualifications.
- Propose a project timeline and budget, develop phases if total cost of work will exceed $50,000.
- If the project budget will exceed $50,000 and there is work that is critical for the building’s structure as opposed to the building’s aesthetic appearance, provide a budget for the critical work.
- Change Order Process: An explanation of pricing practices for masonry repair and restoration including responsibility for errors and changes, i.e., masonry contractor’s errors and owner’s errors and/or changes.
- Statement acknowledging Lincoln County’s requirements for insurance which are: Insurance: Prior to commencement of work, Contractor shall procure and submit proof thereof to the County, and at all times thereafter maintain such insurance as will protect Contractor and County from claims under the Workers’ Compensation Act of Wyoming or any other State concerning employees engaged in the performance of work under this Agreement; and from claims for damages because of negligence or bodily injury, including but not limited to death and damages to property, all with coverage limits of no less than one million dollars ($1,000,000.00). Contractor agrees to provide a certificate of liability insurance to County evidencing said limit. This insurance must cover Contractor’s operations under this Agreement, whether such operations be by Contractor or by any subcontractor or anyone directly or indirectly employed by either of them.
- Pursuant to W.S. 16-6-112, Lincoln County will require some form of guarantee which shall be:
(i) Conditioned for the payment of all taxes, excises, licenses, assessments, contributions, penalties and interest lawfully due;
(ii) For the use and benefit of any person performing any work or labor or furnishing any material or goods of any kind which were used in the execution of the contract, conditioned for the performance and completion of the contract according to its terms, compliance with all the requirements of law and payment as due of all just claims for work or labor performed, material furnished and taxes, excises, licenses, assessments, contributions, penalties and interest accrued in the execution of the contract; and
(iii) In an amount not less than fifty percent (50%) of the contract price.
- Attendance at the pre-proposal site visit at 2:00 p.m. on January 15, 2016. An alternate date may be arranged prior to the site visit, no alternate dates will be arranged after the date of the site visit.
- Submittal of three (3) hard copies of the proposal by 5 p.m. on February 1, 2016, to the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, 925 Sage Avenue. The outside of the envelope shall be marked “Stone Building.”
- The Statement of Qualifications shall be sealed in a separate envelope inside the main envelope and clearly marked “Statement of Qualifications.”
- The Proposal shall be sealed in a separate envelope inside the main envelope and clearly marked “Proposal.”
- Qualifications will be the first item looked at and if the determination is made that the qualifications are not sufficient, the “Proposal” will be returned. Pre-qualification is an option for all proposers and may be done by submitting the “Statement of Qualifications” to the address listed in #2 by 5 p.m. on January 4, 2016.
- As a government entity, Lincoln County will follow all applicable state statutes including the 5% preference for Wyoming contractors. Please note, price will only be a consideration for those proposers whose qualifications were determined to be sufficient.
Lincoln County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive any formalities and to accept the proposal deemed to be in the best interest of Lincoln County.
Payment shall be made as the project is completed and billed. A final payment of ten percent (10%) of the total price shall be made after completion of the project and inspection by County. Said ten percent (10%) of the contract amount retained by County shall be paid to Contractor after project is completed and a voucher submitted to and approved by the Board of Lincoln County Commissioners. County will then publish notice as required by W.S. § 16-6-116. After the required forty (40) days have passed, provided Contractor files with the Lincoln County Clerk, a sworn statement setting forth that all claims for material and labor performed under the contract have been and are paid for the entire period of time for which the final payment is to be made, pursuant to W.S. § 16-6-117. Billing shall be made by Contractor every thirty (30) days and shall be due within thirty (30) days of receipt by County of invoice.
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
The Lincoln County Commissioners will hold a special meeting Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. at the Lincoln County Branch Office in Afton. Interested parties may attend by video conference in the Lincoln County Courthouse, Commission Board Room. The business to be transacted is in regards to Lincoln County obtaining a Title V right of way which connects County Road 340 and Sevenmile Gulch Road and extends approximately 1.75 miles. The County will also consider whether to adopt the right of way as a county road and an MOU for the maintenance and construction of the road.
On December 1st the Lincoln County Commissioners recognized Caleb Ellis for his 5 years of service with Lincoln County. Caleb is a Deputy in South Lincoln County. Congratulations Caleb!
The Lincoln County Commission meeting location for Tuesday, September 15, 2015 has been moved to the Lincoln County Courthouse, Commission Board Room in Kemmerer. They will not be meeting at the LaBarge Town Hall.
Hosted By The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and University of Wyoming Extension
This three-hour workshop will give appointed and elected board members the tools they need to succeed in their positions. A separate track will be offered for special district board members.
Topics to be covered include:
- Board governance & parliamentary procedure
- Legal compliance & open meetings law
- State statutes & reporting
- Fiduciary responsibility
*Dinner will be provided.
Afton — Civic Center
5:15 – 8:15 p.m. **CANCELLED**
Kemmerer — South Lincoln Training & Event Center
5:15-8:15 p.m. **CANCELLED**
For more information or to RSVP please contact:
Corey Roberts (877-2004) or
Kimberly Chapman (783-0570)
Please take notice that on February 4, 2015, the Lincoln County Commissioners will meet for the purpose of appointing two directors to the Lincoln County Weed and Pest Board. Persons interested in serving on said board should submit a petition signed by at least ten (10) landowners of Lincoln County to be submitted at least five (5) days before the date of the meeting. Petition forms may be obtained from the Lincoln County Weed and Pest Office in Afton or from the County Commissioners’ Office in Kemmerer.
Please take notice that on March 3, 2015, Lincoln County intends to adopt RULES REGARDING INDIGENT BURIAL PROVIDED BY LINCOLN COUNTY, WYOMING (“Rules”). Copies of the proposed Rules may be obtained from the Lincoln County Commissioners’ Office: 925 Sage Ave., Suite 302, Kemmerer, WY 83101. Interested persons may submit comments in writing to the Lincoln County Commissioners at 925 Sage Ave., Suite 302, Kemmerer, WY 83101 at any time prior to March 3, 2015. The Rules are new rules authorized by W.S. 16-3-101 et seq. and W.S. 16-4-204 to be adopted by the Lincoln County Commissioners which will govern the procedure and payment related to the burial of indigent persons. The Rules meet the minimum substantive state statutory requirements.
Recently, Sheriff Shane Johnson and the Lincoln Sheriff’s Department launched a new sex offender registration and public notification website called OffenderWatch®. Lincoln County will now be part of a nationwide network of over 5,000 law enforcement agencies which includes every Wyoming county sheriff. The new service is a citizen-friendly, easy to use website that enables citizens to search for potentially dangerous sex offenders and predators, which may be in close proximity to their homes, places of work, schools, churches and day care centers. The information is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and is updated in real time by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office as offender information changes and is reported. As part of this new, innovative service, citizens may enter any address of interest to them, and see a map and listing of all offenders within a user defined radius (of .25 miles out to 2 miles) of that address. Citizens can then register the address to be continuously monitored by the Sheriff, who will send to them an email alerting them if an offender or predator should register an address within their specified radius of their address. Citizens may confidentially register as many addresses as they like, at no cost to them. “Citizens have a right to know who may be living near them and could potentially pose a threat to their families. The Wyoming sheriffs using OffenderWatch® have the most up to date information on all offenders registered in the state and I am happy to be able to provide that information to them,” says Sheriff Johnson. The sheriff has also made available additional web based resources designed to educate and inform the public on ways to keep their families safe. The purpose of the program is to lessen the anxiety of citizens by proactively alerting them should an offender/predator move within proximity to them, and to provide the highest level of security and safety to all Lincoln County citizens. The program also enables the Sheriff to verify that offender addresses do not violate any safety buffers that may be implemented around protected institutions in the county, such as schools, day cares and parks, and helps law enforcement schedule compliance checks for verifying information provided by offenders.
Citizens can access the OffenderWatch® registry at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office sex offender search page at: http://www.communitynotification.com/wy/lincoln/