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    NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY First published in The Manhattan Mercury on Monday, August 22, 2016; subsequently published on Tuesday, August 23, 2016; Wednesday, August 24, 2016; Thursday, August 25, 2016 and Friday, August 26, 2016. CLOSURE OF FOUR CORNERS GATE U.S. ARMY GARRISON FORT RILEY, KANSAS Agency: United States Army, Department of Army Action: Notice of Availability for the Environmental Assessment (EA) for Closure of Four Corners Gate, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Riley, Kansas. Summary: An EA for the proposed closure of the Four Corners Gate at Fort Riley has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Council on Environmental Quality Regulations, 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1500 et seq., and 32 CFR 651 Environmental Analysis of Army Actions. This EA analyzes potential environmental consequences of the Proposed Action. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to enable Fort Riley to return the Soldiers that currently operate the Four Corners Gate to mission-related activities. Closure of the Four Corners Gate is the Preferred Alternative. A second alternative is "No Action". Under the "No Action" Alternative, Fort Riley would not close the Four Corners Gate. This EA analyzes the effect of each alternative on abiotic and biotic resources, cultural resources, and the sociological environment. The EA concludes the following: 1. The Preferred Alternative would meet the Army's purpose and need by enhancing the readiness of Soldiers that would return to unit training after the closure of the Four Corners Gate. No significant adverse environmental effects are anticipated as a result of implementation of the Preferred Alternative. 2. The "No Action" Alternative would not close the Four Corners Gate and would not enable more Soldiers to train with their units, and thus would not fully support the military mission. Dates: A 30-day public review and comment period commences with the publication of this notice. The EA is available on Fort Riley's website at Call 785-239-8620 for more information on the EA. Written comments on the EA should be submitted within the 30-day review period to: Monte A. Metzger Environmental Division Directorate of Public Works ATTN: IMRL-PWE 407 Pershing Court Fort Riley, Kansas 66442


    Vermillion Unified School District 380 Vermillion, Kansas Published in The Manhattan Mercury on August 25, 2016. Request for Qualifications (RFQ) For Construction Management at Risk Services Issued August 2016 Project Title: Infrastructure Improvements Submission Deadline: 2:00 P.M. September 6, 2016 Submit One (1) original and six (6) complete copies of the Statement of Qualifications ("SOQ") with all required forms, attachments, supporting documentation and information to: Mrs. Marceil Hasenkamp Vermillion USD 380 209 School Street Vermillion, KS 66544 Telephone: 785-382-6216 Package(s) must be labeled on the outside with the following information: "RFQ for Construction Management at Risk Services," the Construction Manager (CM) firm's name, business address and telephone number. Estimated Construction Duration: 1 Year Phase I: Statement of Qualifications: After the deadline for the submission of SOQs has passed (Phase I) the District will review and evaluate the SOQs submitted. The District will prepare a short list containing a minimum of three and maximum five qualified firms, which have the best and most relevant qualifications to perform the services required for the project, to participate in Phase II of the selection process. If the District receives qualifications from less than four firms, all firms shall be invited to participate inPhase II of the selection process. Items 1 through 8 to be submitted with the SOQ during the RFQ phase. 1. Interest and Qualifications - Submit with SOQ 2. Related Experience and References - Submit with the SOQ 3. Project Team and Availability - Submit with the SOQ 4. Project Team and Firm Requirements - Submit with the SOQ 5. Project Approach - Submit with the SOQ 6. Bonding Capacity, Insurance Coverage and Litigation Status - Submit with the SOQ 7. Audited Financial Statement - Submit with the SOQ 8. Local Presence and Requirements - Submit with the SOQ Potential Project Scope Frankfort K-12 School, Centralia K-12 School, Vermillion Early Childhood School * Mechanical infrastructure improvements * Electrical infrastructure improvements * Plumbing infrastructure improvements Drawings, specifications, and other design documents have not been prepared at this stage of the process and thus are not available to respondents during the three phase RFQ/P CMAR procurement process. Project Schedule The schedule is as follows: * September 6, 2016: Phase I Statement of Qualifications due * September 12, 2016: Short list of respondents announced, Phase II RFP Issued * October 1, 2016: Phase II RFP Proposals due * October 17, 2016: Phase III interviews complete, Construction Manager selected * November 15, 2016: Construction Manager under contract for Preconstruction Services (Project Development, Design and Bid) * January 30, 2016: Project Development Complete - Scope and Guaranteed Maximum Price completed * TBD: Bonds approved/not approved - proceed with Design and Bid of appropriate scope * TBD: Construction Manager under contract for construction * TBD: Construction period * TBD: Post Construction Services and Commissioning * TBD: Warranty Period Communication between District and Respondents Inquiries for 1) General information about obtaining the RFQ, RFQ submission deadlines, and the existence of any relevant addenda to the RFQ; and 2) general inquiries about the RFQ process can be made via e-mail to: Mrs. Marceil Hasenkamp No project specific inquiries will be permitted.

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