A Master Agreement is a documented agreement between a vendor and the County which establishes the vendor’s capability to perform specified services based on conformance with the County’s minimum requirements, agreeing to the County’s terms, verification of references/work performance history and other things. The County solicits Master Agreements through a Request for Statement of Qualifications (RFSQ) and interested vendors respond with their Statement of Qualifications (SOQ).
For this solicitation, Master Agreements will be executed with all vendors determined to be qualified thus allowing ACWM to develop a pool of pre-qualified vendors who can be called on to perform as-needed or intermittent work. When a job comes up, ACWM announces it to the pool of qualified vendors who may then submit a bid on the work. The qualified vendor with the lowest cost is usually awarded the work using a Work Order which, in most cases, includes a detailed Statement of Work. The execution of a Master Agreement does not guarantee a vendor any minimum amount of business and the County does not promise, warrant or guarantee that it will utilize any particular vendor’s services or any services at all, during the term of the Master Agreement.