The City Council of the City of Clarksville will take action on February 18, 2020 regarding the sale of Certificate of Obligation Bonds for the upcoming project to install a new well, repair and refurbish existing well, install new water lines and meters throughout the city. This will be through the assistance of a USDA grant and loan that will be payable through the Ad Valorem taxes and water revenue.  The official notice is below for more information.

Notice of CO Obligation



The City of Clarksville requests the submission of qualifications statements, which will lead to the possible award of a contract to provide Bond Counsel services for a project involving the City’s Water System.

Scope of Work

The services to be obtained for the Bond Counsel require: Legal and Support Services for a USDA Rural Development Funded Project.

Guidelines for Content of Qualification Statements

Please provide a qualification statement for your firm. Past Rural Development history and schedules.

For more information on preparing and submitting the qualification statement, contact Mayor Ann Rushing, at Clarksville city hall, 800 West Main Street, Clarksville, Texas.  This information should be requested as soon as possible in order to allow time to prepare the document and comply with the procedures.

Submittal Deadline

Three copies of the qualifications statement must be filed with the City by: Monday, August 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm, CST.

Minimum Qualifications and Selection Criteria

The City will evaluate the proposals to determine which firm has the best qualifications.

Contract Terms and Negotiation Schedule

The consultant for Bond Counsel is expected to negotiate an agreement for services that is acceptable to the City. Fees will be in accordance with Rural Development budgets for a $3,438,000 loan.  If an acceptable contract cannot be negotiated, the City may formally end negotiations and begin negotiating with the next highest qualified person or firm.

This contract is contingent upon release of funds from the USDA Rural Development. Any contract or contracts awarded under this Invitation for Bid (IFB) or Request for Qualifications (RFQ) are expected to be funded in part by a loan from the Rural Development. RFQ’s are issued in accordance with Section 2254 of the Texas Government Code (Professional Services Act).

The City of Clarksville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap or national origin. Small, minority, and women-owned business enterprises are encouraged to submit proposals.