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Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) is seeking proposals from qualified bidders to furnish all labor, materials, equipment, tools, supplies and incidentals required to complete the following construction activities #1-4 at the Appalachian Harvest food hub in Duffield, Virginia:

Construction Activities Completion Dates
1Install 220V hook-up for dryer at existing meterAugust 10, 2018 (negotiable)
2Grade and gravel site for 14’X52’ and 10’ X 17’ X 3” gravel drainage area with weed blockerJuly 23, 2018 (firm)
3Build concrete form for 14’X52’ concrete padJuly 23, 2018 (firm)
4Pour and grade concrete pad with slight downhill graded edge on 3 sides and fiberglass on 14’X52’ pad;July 23, 2018 (firm)

ASD will use federal funds through the Appalachian Regional Commission to pay for this cost. As a funding requirement, we will be hiring through an open and free competitive negotiation process. It is our intention to fully consider and evaluate fairly each proposal submitted.

ASD will make a final selection based on the proposal which best meets these specifications, our needs, price and other criteria factors listed below. We are not limited, unless otherwise noted, to making our selection based only on the lowest-priced proposal. A range of factors, as noted below, will be considered in making the final selection. A weight of 1 to 4 has been assigned to each factor, denoting its relative importance in the final selection. ASD reserves the right to ask for revised proposals from any or all companies submitting proposals if major revisions in the basic specifications become mandatory.

Evaluation Criteria and Relative Importance

Value System 1 to 4: 1 = Most important

(No more than three criteria shall be rated 1; two or more criteria must be rated 2 or 3)

  1. On-time completion dates: 1
  2. Price of services offered and materials needed: 1
  3. Designs are functional and maximize available space: 2
  4. References from previous clients: 2

Please review these criteria carefully and include information in your proposal as appropriate. All proposals should also include:

Open bids will be accepted until July 13, 2018 at 3:00 PM. A bidder will be selected and announcements made to all bidders by July 13, 2018 at 4:00 PM. Construction activities #2, #3 and #4 must be completed by the completion dates specified in the table on page 1. If more time is needed for construction activities #1, however, alternative completion dates can be offered for negotiation.

Thank you for your consideration, and we look forward to hearing from you. If you should have further questions, the contact person for this RFP is:

Dale Craig
Appalachian Harvest/Appalachian Sustainable Development
Office:  276.623.1121
Fax:  276.623.1353

Proposals can be submitted electronically via email or fax to Dale Craig, mailed in or submitted in hard copy form in person at 1096 Ole Berry Dr., Suite 100, Abingdon, VA 24210.


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