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LUM BI A STAR * S C Happenings MAY 1 3 . 2004 - 1 7 und the town Oaks Art League annual June 4 at at located at 200 l Columbia. The artist Guy year's juror. contact at 600-1512. from South Africa, creating designs Sewing  exquisite quilting pearls, stitch pat- ;the Reformation corners of Street, to 6 pro. Her also digi- Among the Apricot Blush The and, Unveiling of a ity arning Public a free Club. May 22 31 at branch Baptist a summer 7:30 am ay 24--July 30. offers and recre- Years and up. at 3000 addltionai Call 252-3742. Church of you to a free the on May 22 information, to help assault and 24--hour responding to hospitals. training ses- 9--14. If you , call Eve Black Services of 8393 for Church O' the 11 am wor- 16. Members Society of in full society will lawn and for ; the service. be played by and Drum after the serv- Entertainment Families will have the opportu- nity to enjoy the Forest Acres Family Festival and Forest Acres Festival Art Show and Sale May 15 from 10 am-3 pm. Held by the City of Forest Acres and Forest Acres Rotary, the °event will take place at the cor- ner of Forest Drive and Falcon Drive near AC Flora High School. The event will feature rides and entertainment for children, food from local restau- rants and caterers, and continu- ous live entertainment by local groups. Children will also be able to enjoy Elmo and his friends and the Inferno mascot, Blaze. This will be the 5th annual event for the festival and the largest one yet. The fes- tival will feature the works of local artists and will offer their works for sale. For more infor- mation, contact Debbie Hamm at 738-3247. The Sumter County Museum and the 21st SC Volunteer Infantry Re-enactors will hold a Civil War encampment at the museum May 22 from I0 am-4 pro. This is a living histo- ry event demonstrating the lives of soldiers in 1861-1865. Volunteers will be on hand to talk about camp life for Confederate soldiers and will conduct drill demonstrations and a battle conflict. The Volunteer Infantry is affiliated with the General PGT Beauregard, Camp #1458, Sons of Confederate Veterans. Its sole purpose is to portray the history of southern soldiers. For more information, call the museum at 775-0908. On May 15, the SC Gay and Lesbian Pride Movement will celebrate a year of advances for gay and lesbian rights with Created Equal, the SC Pride March and Celebration. The parade begins at Memorial Park at 1 pro, rain or shine. A cele- bration at Finley Park from 2-7 pm with food, vendors, organi- zation tables, and a full after- noon of live entertainment. Contact SCPrideCenter@aol.com or call 771-7713. Or see www.scglpm.org. The Indian Waters Council's Annual Scout Show, Expo will be noon-4 pm May 15 at the SC State Fairgrounds. The Cantey Building will be filled with scouts, Venturers, and Explorers from all over the Midlands and beyond. Skills in campfire-style cooking, proper flag retirement, first aid tech- niques, and much more will be • displayed. Giant war canoes will be on hand, and a full climbing wall for the kids to try! Community organizations are participating, adding to the fun, including the Inferno and Bombers mascots, an ice hockey goal the kids can shoot a puck toward, a hot air balloon, the ice Irrno Hummer, a nature pho- tographer, karate demonstra- tion, and an official police horse from the Police Patrol. Military representatives will display an Air Force Yukon, a Navy flight simulator, and a Marine Hummer. Richland County's EMS and Sheriff's Department are displaying some of their equipment including the nine foot deputy, a Camaro and their fingerprinting unit. A helicopter will also be there for viewing. A canteen will be open for food and drink and a trading post will sell all kinds of scouting items. For more information, log onto www.iwc-bsa.com. Meetings The National Association of retired Federal Employees Luncheon Meeting, Chapter 87 will hold its monthly meet- ing on May 14, 11:30 am at Seawells Restaurant, Rosewood Drive. Bob Shields, sports direc- tor of WLTX-TV will be the guest speaker. Capitol City Real Estate Investors meets the fourth Thursday of each month at Saluda Shoals Park at 6:30 pro. Contact President Janice Lane at 206-1935 or log on to: www.screi.com. Columbia AARP Chapter 753 will meet May 17, 2:30 pm, at the Capital Senior Center, Maxcy Gregg Park. Elder law attorney Jan Warner will pres- ent a program, Legal Documents You Should and Must Have. For more informa- tion call: 779-4259. The law firm of Rogers Townsend & Thomas's Employers Breakfast, which will discuss the new Employment-at-Will law in SC. The new law was passed in an effort to allow employers who implement policies, procedures, handbooks and policy manuals to remain at-will employers, though the SC courts interpret such documents as contracts of employment. The new law applies to and protects docu- ments issued after June 30, 2004. The breakfast is being held May 26 from 8 am-10 am at 700 Gervais Street, Suite 100. Featured speaker is the Honorable Harry F. Cato, chair- man of the SC House of Representatives Labor, Commerce, and Industry Committee, and author of the new Employment-at-Will law. The breakfast and meeting is designed for clients and open to the public. RSVP by May 21 via email at RSVP@rtt-law.com or call 744-1850 if you would like to attend. Sports The Sonic Women's City Golf Championship tournament includes Kershaw, Calhoun Counties, and Richland, Lexington, Fairfield and Newberry Counties. Forest Lake Club will host the tourna- ment, June 8-10. Contact Carol Pachol at 736-2382. Deadline for applications is May 24. itially urs Qulflity Monogramm Available 1111 Lady Street Next to Chlck.Fll.A 765-9010 FOREST LAKE TRAVEL NOTICE TO ALL CONSTRUCTION .... MANAGEMENT FIRMS The City of Columbia, South Carolina, requests a current resume of qualifications from construction management firms interested in participating in a pilot program that would uti. lize licensed small, locally-based construction management firms for certain City of Columbia construction contracts under $2 million in value. It is the objective of the pilot program to provide market access fd smaller, locally based construction management firms on smaller City projects, and to facilitate economic development through the creation of new jobs and new construction management capacity. In order to be qualified to participate in the pilot program, the construction management firm must: I. Be a small firm with annual gross sales that averaged less than $5 million over the last three years; 2. Maintain a principal office location in Rich[and County, through which most of the firm's business is conducted; 3. Have prior experience in providing construction management services to municipalities or commercial projects; 4. Be familiar with City of Cohimbia procedures and expectations for construction projects; 5. Have demonsted ability to move quickly on smaller, time-sensitlve projects; and, 6. Have appropriate licenses from the State of South Carolina to perform construction management services up to at least $500,000 in value. The City will select, on an annual basis, three firms that meet the above criteria to serve in the Small Local Construction Management Pilot Project. The City will then identify and select construction projects that are over $200,000 but not more than $1 million in value and equitably assign each project to one of the selected three firms on the basis of each firm's par- ticular experience, expertise, and capability. The selected three firms will also be required to meet or exceed all subcontracting goals and outreach efforts required under the City's Subcontracting Outreach Program. Consulting firms interested in being considered for this pilot project should respond with six (6) copies of a letter of interest and a general statement of qualifications. Qualification statements should be prepared simply and economically and must address, at a minimum, the selection criteria specified above. Submittals may not contain more than twenty-five pages. Pages with information on both the front and back will count as two pages, All submittals are to be received by Mr. Tony Lawten, Director of Business Enterprise and Grants, City of Columbia, Post Office Box 147, Columbia, SC 29217 by no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2004. Submittals may be mailed or delivered in person. Fax and e- mail submittals will not be accepted. All submittals will be held and opened after the May 19, 2004 deadline. Based on review of qualification statements the City may select three or more firms to interview orally orb proceed directly to contract negotiations with. Any questions concerning the procedures specified in this RFQ or the scope of the pilot project may be directed to Mr. Tony Lawten, Director of Business Enterprise and Grants, at (803) 545-3034. No questions may be directed to or contacts made with the Mayor, City Council members, the City Manager, and other City staff not identified in this RFQ during the period of time that this RFQ is made public until the fnal selection is made. Violation of this prohibition may disqualify the firm from further consideration. The City is not obligated to enter into any contract on the basis of any submittal in response to this RFQ. The City reserves the right to request additional information from any firm submitting under this RFQ if the City deems such information necessary to further eval- uate the firm's qualifications. The City reserves the right to waive informalities and minor irregularities in submittals and reserves the sole right to determine what constitutes irregu- larities. Tony Lawton Director of Business Enterprise and Grants (5-13-04) NOTICE TO ALL CONSULTING ENGINEERING FIRMS April 29, 2004 The City of olimbia, South Carolina, requests a current resume of qualifications from interested consaltin engineering firms experienced in performing structural and building design and layout services for a pre-engineered steel building to design an expansion of the City's Fleet Services operations building• The addition will be consistent with the design of the existing vehicle maintenance structure. The size and use of the building will not require an arcltect. The City operates a centralized vehicle maintenance facility, which needs to expand to keep pace with the City's growing fleet of vehicles. The preliminary plan calls for a freestand- ing structure less than 5,000 square feet with eight (8) bays. The building will be designed to include all necessary power, water, data and phone connections. The building will be heated but not cooled. Equipment to be located in the facility will include, but not be limited to, an overhead lift and an air compressor. The building will not have office or restroom facilities. The expansion will also include an upfitting of the present facility to include exterior preparation and painting; installation of an above ground vehicle lift; remediation of the exte- rior concrete pad to the rear of the buildings, expansion of the concrete pad to the west; design and construction of a permanent driveway Xt tle West de of the facility;  yalocation of utilities on the site of the expansion. The consulting firm chosen for the project will provide surveying, geotechnical testing, design and coordination of utility re-locate services and will also be responsible for insuring that the new facility will comply with all federal, state and local codes, laws and regulations, including appearances before such bodies as the City Planning Commission and other local beards and commissions as needed. Consulting firn%sterested m being consldered for thls project should respond wlth mx (6) copies of a letter of interest and a general statement of qualifications. Qualification state- ments should be prepared simply and economically and must address the following as a mini- mum: I) a brief summary of the firm's general qualifications (20 Points); 2) a brief summary of the firm's specific experience, qualifications arm technical competence with respect to the subject project, including a list of clients for which similar projects have been performed (25 Points); 3) a description of the firm's proposed approach to the project (20 Points); 4) the firm's ability to meet project schedules (5 Points); and, 5) a description of the staff that would be assigned to the project, including female and minority participation (30 Points). Submittals may not contain more than twenty-five pages. Pages with information on both the front and back will count as two pages. All submittals are to be received by Ms. Dee A. Bennett, Engineering Operations Manager, City of Cohimbia, Post Office Box 147, Columbia, SC 29217, or 1225 Laurel Street, Room 200, Columbia, SC 29201 by no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2004. Submittals may be mailed or delivered in person. Fax and e-mail submittals will not be accepted. All submittals will be held and opened after the May 25, 2004 deadline. Based on review of qualification statements, the City may select one or more firms to interview orally or may select one firm to proceed directly to contract negotiations with. Any questions concerning the procedures specified in this RFQ may be directed to Ms. Dee A. Bennett, Engineering Operations Manager, at (803) 545-3230. Any questions concerning the scope of the project may be directed to Mr. David Knoche, Fleet Services Superintendent, at (803) 545-3890. No questions may be directed to or contacts made with the Mayor, City Council members, .the, City Manager, and other City staff not identified in this RFQ as points of contacts during the period of time that this RFQ is made public until the final selection is made. Violation ofs prohibition may disqualify the firm from further consideration• The City is not obligated to enter into any contract on the basis of any submittal in response to this RFQ. The City reserves the right to request additional information from any firm submitting under this RFQ if the City deems such information necessary to further eval- uate the firm's qualifications. The City reserves the right to waive informalities and minor irregularities in submittals and reserves the sole right to determine what constitutes irregu- larities. Dee A. Bennett Engineering Operations Manager Department of Engineering (5-13-04) HI I I,Vl I I H, The first step to total foot comfort. 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