Request for Qualifications 15-01
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that expressions of interest and statements of qualifications will be received by the Pipeline Safety Trust via electronic submission for the following:
Independent Consulting Services from Pipeline Safety Technical Experts
to Provide Independent Technical Assistance to Local Governments
and Communities related to On-shore Oil and Gas Pipelines in the U.S. and Canada
PROJECT DESCRIPTION & BACKGROUND
The Pipeline Safety Trust is an independent nonprofit organization based in Washington State and formed in the aftermath of a pipeline tragedy fifteen years ago. The Trust promotes pipeline safety through education and advocacy, increased access to information, and partnerships with residents, safety advocates, government, and industry, working toward safer communities and a healthier environment.
Community organizations, local governments and individuals frequently ask the Trust for suggestions of independent technical experts with experience in engineering who can provide paid technical assistance in a broad variety of areas relating to oil and gas pipelines. They seek general advice, as well as specific advice related to pipeline conceptual design, construction methods, corrosion, pressure cycling, materials, electrical interference, air quality, mechanics, chemical impacts, siting safety, inspection techniques, leak detection, repair methods and a host of other topics. They may contract for technical assistance and analysis, written reports, expert testimony, interpretation of pipeline safety regulations and standards, other related services or a combination of things. While those requesting assistance can often find individuals who practice general environmental consulting, geology and hydrology within their local communities, it is much more challenging for them to find technical experts with experience in engineering – or more specifically, those who can work with them without being conflicted due to existing relationships with pipeline operators.
In order to provide an array of options to these local governments and community groups, we are undertaking a request for qualifications (RFQ). The results of this RFQ will be edited, compiled, and made publicly available as a resource directory; the directory will be posted on the Pipeline Safety Trust website and specifically made available to people looking for such technical expertise. Inclusion in the directory will not imply endorsement by the Trust.
This project is funded in part by a US DOT, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Community Technical Assistance Grant.
SUBMITTAL CONTENT AND FORMAT
The Statement of Qualifications can be submitted using the form linked at the end of this announcement. Interested consultants are welcome to submit additional information via email using the subject “RFQ 15-01.” Brevity of text will be appreciated, and additional information may or may not be included in the published directory. Additional materials shall not exceed four pages (4) in length, and the Trust reserves the right to edit for clarity and consistency.
Questions and additional information submittals may be sent to Samya Lutz, Outreach Coordinator at .
No scope, selection process, evaluation criteria, terms, or conditions are included for this RFQ as each local government or community group will have their own process when in need of services. The purpose of this RFQ is to ease the process of these local governments, individuals, and citizen groups by having an already compiled resource directory of independent pipeline safety technical consultants who may be able to assist them.
By responding to this RFQ you consent to publication of your information in the resource directory.