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Village of Parish Request for Qualifications (RFQ) – engineering services, design and construction, municipal water system

Village of Parish Request for Qualifications (RFQ)engineering services for design and construction of a municipal water system project

The Village of Parish is issuing this Request for Qualifications for the qualifications-based procurement of an engineering firm to assist with engineering tasks associated with design and construction phase services for the installation of a municipal water system throughout the Village.

Qualifications must be received via email to the Village Mayor, or delivered to the Village of Parish Village office, 2938 East Main Street, Parish, NY 13131 by February 2nd, 2024 at 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.

Any response not meeting the minimum requirements for consulting engineer’s prior experience as outlined in this request will be rejected.  The Village of Parish reserves the right to reject any and all Qualifications.

If you have any questions regarding this Request for Qualifications, please contact Village Mayor Jackie Murphy at All questions shall be submitted in writing.


The Village of Parish is in the process of developing a municipal water system project to bring municipal water to properties throughout the Village. The Village is in the process of, or has applied for, state and federal funds, and may continue to do so as funds are appropriated and notice of funding opportunities are issued. 

As such the Village of Parish seeks to contract with an Engineering Firm for professional services which include:  grant assistance, funding assistance, and engineering planning, designing, and construction administration and construction observation services.

All firms interested in being considered must submit a proposal detailing qualifications, technical expertise, management and staff capabilities, and related prior experience. The purpose of the qualification-based process is to objectively select the firm that will provide the highest quality of service. Selected respondents may be interviewed and the firm determined most qualified will be asked to prepare a proposal which would include fees for said services for specified scope(s) of work.


The Village of Parish has been working on providing municipal water to their property owners for a number of years. The Village was awarded a New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (NYSEFC) Water Infrastructure Improvements Act (WIIA) grant in the amount of $5,000,000 in December 2023. The Village is now interested in moving forward with the design and construction phases of the project.

A Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) was completed for the project by Capital Consultants Architecture and Engineering (C2AE), dated June 2023, and is available at the Village offices for review.


At a minimum, qualification submittals shall include the following firm information; highlighting the firm’s capabilities in the following general service offerings:

  • Firm (or Branch Offices) Name and Address
  • Year Established
  • Drinking Water – Treatment and Distribution Design
  • Funding Assistance
    • Application/Writing
    • Administration Support
  • Federal, State, and Local grant/funding studies, assessments and report preparation including:
    • Preliminary engineering reports
    • Environmental assessment and statement
    • Public engagement
  • Construction administration and observation experience for drinking water infrastructure projects

All work to be undertaken as part of this proposed program must be in accordance with applicable State and Federal requirements.

Consulting Engineer’s Minimum Qualifications:

  1. The person responsible for project coordination must have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience with federal/state funding programs as they relate to drinking water infrastructure projects.
  • The firm must have successfully provided services for a minimum of three (3) state and/or federally funded drinking water infrastructure projects in the past 5 years. The firm will not be accepted if there have been any unresolved audit exceptions relative to services.
  • The firm must submit references as to the firm’s professional qualifications from a minimum of three (3) previous clients for which the firm has performed similar work as outlined in this RFQ. Include address and telephone number.
  • Format for Professional Qualifications for the consulting firm shall at a minimum include the following:
  1. Key personnel to be assigned to project and brief resumes of their qualifications and experience.
    1. The firms experience in the development, design and construction of state and/or federally funded drinking water infrastructure projects.

Final Selection:  Final selection of the Firm will be based upon the maximum total points scored as set forth in the following “Rating System”. The Village of Parish reserves the right to negotiate contract(s) with the firm deemed the most qualified to perform the professional services required.


  1. Grant Writing and State/Federal Funding Administration Assistance: Maximum 20 Points.
  2. Firm’s Project Completion Background: Maximum 20 Points.
  3. References from Similar Service Contracts: Maximum 20 Points.
  4. Firm’s Familiarity with Community’s Needs: Maximum 20 Points.
  5. Availability of Staff and Experience of the Project Team: Maximum 20 points.


Statement of Qualifications submittals should be organized to address each evaluation criteria as listed above and provide references where appropriate. Brochures and similar generalized background materials may be included, but are not required.


Qualifications must be submitted via email or dropped off by 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time February 2nd, 2024. The preferred consultant will be selected shortly after submittals are evaluated and interviews are completed.  The consultant should be prepared to submit more detailed contract information and begin work immediately upon selection.

Village of Parish to hold meeting on village water project Monday, December 5, 2022, 6:00 p.m., Parish village hall


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Parish will hold a Public Meeting on Monday, December 5th, 2022 at 6pm at the Village Hall in the Village of Parish, New York. If you would like to show interest or gather information prior to the meeting, please contact the Village Clerk via phone: (315) 625-4592 or email:

THE PURPOSE of the meeting is to further discuss the Village Water Project.

By Order of The Village Board.
Dated:  November 9th, 2022
Tasia M. Engst,
Parish Village Clerk

Village Water Committee Monday, October 3, 2022, 6:00 p.m.

The Village Water Committee’s next meeting is on Monday, October 3rd at 6:00 p.m. at the Parish Village Hall, 2938 East Main Street, Parish, New York.

We will be discussing our options from the Village of Mexico along with hearing from OCWA/Town of Hastings on their options.

If you are not currently on the committee but would like to participate please contact Tasia, the Village Clerk via email: or phone (315)625-4592 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

Public hearing – legal notice – village water project

Legal Notice

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, THAT THE board of Trustees of the Village of Parish will hold a Public Meeting on Thursday, September 1st, 2022 at 7pm at the Village Hall in the Village of Parish, New York. If you would like to show interest or gather information prior to the meeting, please contact the Village Clerk via phone: (315)625-4592 or email:

THE PURPOSE of the meeting is to form a Public Committee to discuss the Village Water Project.

By Order of The Village Board.

Dated: August 18, 2022
Tasia M. Engst,
Village Clerk
Village of Parish

Parish town and village joint board meeting Thursday, July 8, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

The Parish town and village joint board meeting originally scheduled for June 2021 was rescheduled and will take place at the Parish Village Gym, 2939 East Main Street, Parish, New York, on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

This meeting will also be offered to the public via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 840 5236 4800
Also available by phone (long distance charges apply):
+1 929 205 6099

As Executive Orders allowing remote participation by municipal officials via Zoom have expired, all town and village board members must be physically present at the meeting in order to be able to vote.

Parish town-village boards joint meeting RESCHEDULED to Thursday, July 8, 2021

The next Parish town-village boards joint meeting which would normally fall on Thursday, June 10 according to the schedule established at the beginning of the year has been rescheduled to Thursday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Parish Village Gym, 2038 East Main Street, Parish, New York.

The meeting has been rescheduled due to anticipated additional information pertaining to matters expected to be on the joint meeting agenda.

Water district #1 referendum scheduled

The referendum for water district #1 has been scheduled for Monday, March 1, 2021 from noon until 8:00 p.m. at the Parish Fire Station, 16 Union Street, Parish, New York. Additional information will be made available as the referendum date gets nearer.

Parish water district public hearing Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 6:30 p.m.

The town and village of Parish will hold a public hearing regarding Water District #1 on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 6:30 the Parish Village Gym, 2938 East Main Street, Parish, New York. The town and village are currently evaluating the feasibility of constructing a new potable water system to serve the residents and businesses within the district.

The hearing will be open to the public via in-person attendance and via Zoom. Residents are encouraged to attend to hear the presentation and ask questions.  Due to the current COVID restrictions on gathering sizes, the public hearing will be held via Zoom (meeting ID: 844 2413 7530):
or by phone: 929.205.6099 (meeting ID: 844 2413 7530).
Long distance phone charges may apply.

Residents can also register to comment, to ask questions at the meeting, or to attend the hearing in person (limited availability).  Register by providing your name to the town supervisor at 315.625.4512 or by e-mail at , or the town clerk at 315.625.4507 or by e-mail at

Town of Parish, Lead Agency in Joint Water Project with Village of Parish, Requests Engineering Services Proposals

The Town is working as the lead agency on a joint water project with the Village of Parish. Town of Parish Water Supply Area No. 1 is a new water service area in the Town which includes the Village in its entirety.

The Project will connect to the existing water main system in the Town of Hastings and will provide a new pump station and water storage tank to serve the Water Supply Area.

The Town is in need of engineering services to submit funding applications to New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) for both the NYS Water Infrastructure Improvement Act (WIIA) and NYS Intermunicipal Water Infrastructure Grant Program (IMG) and United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Development (RD)  as well as to complete the Design and provide Construction Phase Engineering services for the Project as outlined above.

The proposal should include the necessary work to perform the complete design which may include but is not limited to: survey, geotechnical report, and any federal, state or local permitting required. This proposal should also include all work related to submitting funding applications on behalf of the Town.

The Proposal must be submitted in electronic form, signed by an authorized officer of the Proposer, and received by 1:00 p.m. on April 13, 2020 to be considered. The size of the electronic submittal shall not exceed 3 MB. If the file exceeds 3 MB other delivery arrangements should be made.

Proposals are to be submitted to:  Proposals received after the time and date specified above will not be accepted and will be returned. This project will require M/WBE/EEO participation as well as SDVOB.