Scope of Project:
The Muskingum River Parkway consists of Lock and Dams No. 2 through No. 11, which are regulated by the ODNR Dam
Safety Program. These structures are part of a river navigation system that was constructed in the 1840s. Many of these
structures have unique historical characteristics which have been maintained since their original construction.
Criteria Architect/ Engineer (C-A/E) services are being requested to provide criteria documents, construction
administration, and testing services for dam replacement and lock rehabilitation at McConnelsville Lock and Dam No. 7.
The project is located on the Muskingum River Parkway owned by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in Morgan
County. The dam, constructed in 1841 and reconstructed in 1959, is approximately 14 feet in height and 192 feet wide
and regulated by the ODNR Dam Safety Program as a Class II structure. It is a cellular sheet pile structure, filled with
sand and gravel capped with concrete. The dam is in poor condition and in need of replacement. The lock is located at the
downstream end of the canal, approximately 0.2 miles downstream of the dam. The lock is approximately 26 feet wide
with sandstone masonry lock walls approximately 229 feet in length and up to 30 feet in height. As funding allows,
rehabilitation of the lock walls, downstream valves, and other improvements will be considered. This project will be carried
out under the Design Build delivery method.
Construction would be undertaken to ensure public safety and long-term performance as well as functional and
aesthetic improvements. The site of the proposed work is located at McConnelsville Lock and Dam No. 7 and
includes full dam replacement and may also include lock improvements. All work shall be performed in compliance
with all applicable regulatory requirements including ODNR dam safety and USACE/OEPA 401/404 permitting
processes. The C-A/E will need to lead early collaboration efforts and include consideration in the criteria documents
for all permitting and regulatory processes associated with this project.
All aspects of the project and related issues will be implemented and operated consistent with the Contracting
Authority and/or Owner’s policies and procedures.
B. Scope of Services
The selected firm shall use recently completed detailed analyses to develop design criteria for improvements at
McConnelsville Lock and Dam No. 7 to help bring the dam into compliance with Ohio dam safety laws and rules. These
improvements may include a replacement of the existing dam, abutment rehabilitation, lock rehabilitation, and valve
replacement. Preliminary assessment of the system has been completed, including recommended alternative remedial
measures. The selected firm shall prepare Concept and Design submission outlining project requirements, budget and
schedule considering Owner and regulatory requirements, and development of criteria documents. The selected C-A/E
shall assist the Owner in development of criteria documents, Design Build Best Value Selection, Preconstruction, GMP
Proposals and Amendments, Construction Administration services including quality assurance testing, and Project
Closeout services. The selected firm may also be requested to coordinate with entities seeking local initiatives on or
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around the structure. All work shall be performed in compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements, including Ohio
dam safety laws and rules.
Pursuant to ORC 153.694, professional design firms selected to provide C-A/E services shall not provide any A/E
of Record services for the project for which the professional design firm was selected as the C-A/E.
For projects advertised with an appropriately developed Study and Report, upon award of the Agreement, commence with
Design. For projects without a Study and Report, upon award of the Agreement, commence by developing the Study and
The selected C-A/E, as a portion of its required Scope of Services and prior to submitting its proposals, will discuss and
clarify with the Owner and/or Contracting Authority, the cost breakdown of the Architect/Engineer Agreement detailed cost
components to address the Owner’s project requirements. Participate in the Encouraging Growth, Diversity & Equity
(“EDGE”) Program as required by statute and the Agreement.
As required by the Agreement, and as properly authorized, provide the following categories of services: Concept and
Design Criteria, Best Value Selection, Preconstruction, Construction and Closeout, and Additional Services of all types
including Preliminary Design and 50% Design if a Design-Builder is not engaged to perform these services.
Refer to the Ohio Facilities Construction Manual for additional information about the type and extent of services required
for each. A copy of the standard Agreement can be obtained at the OFCC website at http://ofcc.ohio.gov.
During the construction period, provide not less than 40 hours (excluding travel time) on-site construction administration
services each week, including (1) attendance at progress meetings, (2) a written field report of each site visit, (3) on-site
representation comprised of the A/E and its consultant staff involved in the primary design of the project, all having
relevant and appropriate types of construction administration experience.
For purposes of completing the Relevant Project Experience Matrix in Section F of the Statement of Qualifications (Form
F110-330), below is a list of relevant scope of work requirements for this RFQ:
1. Experience with design of dam and canal related projects, including innovative design alternatives, for low head
dams, locks, and gates with a focus on lock structures, cofferdams, and development of dewatering plans.
2. Experience in construction administration for dam rehabilitation projects.
3. Experience with hydrologic, hydraulic and flood routing analyses.
4. Experience in structural, geotechnical, seepage, and stability analyses.
5. Experience in the technical review and oversight of dam construction project design submissions.
6. Knowledge of Ohio Dam Safety Laws and Rules and familiarity with regulatory and permitting agencies having
authority over dam and water resources related projects.
7. Direct experience with historic structures, regulatory permitting, and associated mitigation of any impacts.
8. Experience in developing and maintaining a quality assurance testing program for dam construction projects.
9. Experience in professional survey for heavy civil projects including topographic, bathymetric, right of way, and
10. Experience working under a contractual relationship for state and/or other governmental agencies as a C-A/E.
C. Funding / Estimated Budget
Total Project Cost $7,300,000 State Funding $7,300,000
Construction Cost $7,000,000 Other Funding $0
Estimated A/E Fee 2.0% to 3.0%
NOTE: The C-A/E fee for this project includes all professional design services, and consultant services necessary for proper completion of the
C-A/E Basic Services for the successful completion of the project, including but not limited to: preparation / review and verification of the
Program of Requirements, validation of existing site conditions (but not subsurface or hidden conditions), preparation of cost estimates and
design schedules for the project. Fees may be negotiated and allocated for Additional Services (e.g., creation of a Program of Requirements,
extensive evaluation or validation of site conditions, extensive pre-design investigations, code-required special inspection and testing, Quality
Assurance testing during the construction period, and testing due to unforeseen conditions).
D. Services Required (see note below) E. Anticipated Schedule
Primary Civil Engineering Professional Services Start 09 / 19
Secondary Structural Engineering Construction Notice to Proceed 10 / 20
Mechanical Engineering Substantial Completion of all Work 10 / 21
Geotechnical Engineering Professional Services Completed 10 / 22
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Construction Administration F. EDGE Participation Goal
Others Percent of initial TOTAL C-A/E Fee 5.0%.
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