The City of Parksville has approved a new mass Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) process and are looking for the first round of applications.
The city issued its first request for SOQs last week. The program was developed by Robert Harary, the city’s new director of engineering and operations.
They are looking for consulting firms interested in working with the city to fill out standardized statements for the service areas they are interest in, which will then be kept on file and brought up as projects begin. This replaces the old system of putting out individual requests for proposals (RFPs) for every individual project.
Council can still use the RFP process when they want and are still required to do so on contracts over $100,000.
The city is now requesting new SOQs from qualified consultants for the term September 1, 2011 through December 31, 2013.
Firms will still be able to apply and update their information after the first round of applications.
For more details check http://parksville.ca/cms.asp?wpID=379, available on the city’s website (parksville.ca) under the “business” tab.