PUD Seeks Consultant Services

Posted Monday, March 20, 2023

Skagit PUD is soliciting Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) for its 2023 Consulting Services Roster.

Consulting firms should possess the required experience and resources needed for any/all of the following Disciplines:

  1. Information and Cybersecurity, including IT auditing, policy management, penetration testing, and incident response.
  2. Network and infrastructure design and implementation services, including local area networks, wide area networks, passive optical networks, wireless networks, data center design, and cabling.
  3. Server administration and configuration services, including physical, virtual, and cloud services.
  4. Unified communication services to include unified communications as a service, broadband technologies, land-mobile-radio technologies, and satellite communications.
  5. SCADA and ICS design, implementation, and configuration services.
  6. Application and software development, implementation, and integration services.

Statements of Qualifications must clearly demonstrate the ability of the respondent firm(s) in the following Significant Evaluation Factors:

Cover Page (maximum 1 page, include Discipline(s) applying for).
General Information (maximum of 3 pages):

  • Overview of the Firm (History, Mission, Vision, and Goals)
  • Proximity to Skagit County
  • Project Management Methodology

Discipline Specific Information (maximum of 5 pages) per Discipline as described above):

  • Experience of the firm for the submitted Discipline. Provide examples of five projects within the last 10 years, including Scope, Project Team, Specialty Subcontractors, and Client Contact.
  • Qualifications of the staff currently working/assigned to the discipline.
  • Excellence in past performance.

NOTE:  Multiple Discipline submittals must be under one cover along with the firm’s General Information. If you submit for one Discipline, your SOQ will be a maximum of 9 pages.  If you submit in two Disciplines (label each Discipline), you will submit one SOQ consisting of no more than 14 pages; three Disciplines will be limited to a maximum of 19 pages; and so on.

Firms desiring consideration shall submit one (1) PDF file of Statement of Qualifications to Catherine Price, contract coordinator, Price@SkagitPUD.org, by noon on Tuesday, April 2, 2023. 

Skagit PUD will score and rank each firm, within each Discipline, based on the evaluation factors listed above and Skagit PUD’s needs. Skagit PUD will then enter into an Agreement for Professional Services with the top-ranked firms in each Discipline.  A specific scope of work will be written for each project during the year, and Skagit PUD will conduct contract negotiations with top-ranked firms on a rotating basis.  The number of firms selected for each Discipline will be at Skagit PUD’s discretion.  Skagit PUD is committed to a program of equal opportunity. Minority and women-owned businesses are encouraged to apply. This is not a Request for Proposal. Statements of Qualifications will be kept on file for the calendar year 2023 or longer at Skagit PUD’s discretion.