GEFA COVID-19 Update
Due to the COVID-19 virus, GEFA staff are working remotely—with minimal staff in the office—to ensure our programs continue operating smoothly.
Architectural and Engineering Services
Section 602(b)(14) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act requires competitive procurement of architectural and engineering (A/E) services through a qualifications-based selection (QBS) process. This requirement applies to contracts for program management, construction management, feasibility studies, preliminary engineering, design, engineering, surveying, mapping, or other engineering-related services.
To help borrowers meet the requirement, GEFA developed templates with instructions (linked below) that outline the essential elements and steps of a QBS procedure and how it can be performed.
Effective January 1, 2021, all borrowers of GEFA’s federal and state loan programs must follow a QBS process to competitively procure their A/E services for a project to be eligible for financing.
- Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) – The 2021 SRF capitalization grant solicitation begins September 1, 2020. Borrowers submitting project pre-applications on or after September 1, 2020, must have competitively procured their A/E services to be eligible for funding.
- Georgia Fund and Georgia Reservoir Fund – Borrowers submitting loan applications on or after January 1, 2021, must have competitively procured their A/E services to be eligible for funding.
For additional information, please email GEFA at email@example.com.