Management Efficiency Study for Harnett County
WR-Martin was retained by Harnett County to perform an independent assessment of operational and management policies of the Harnett County Public Utilities Department (HCDPU). The services sought through the RFQ process were that of a qualified management and financial consultant that has demonstrated qualifications to assist the County in reviewing and evaluating the organizational, management, and financial status of the County’s Water and Wastewater Enterprise Fund.
WR-Martin evaluated alternatives and solutions aimed at improving the operational effectiveness, planning and decision making within the County’s Water and Wastewater Enterprise Fund, which included:
- Project Management and Facilitation Services
- Organizational Structure Assessment
- Water and Wastewater Fund Management
- Operational Efficiencies Assessment
- Fund Financial Status / Financial and Capital Planning
WR-Martin developed and released the RFP which then generated 14 submissions. The initial 14 were narrowed down to 7 to perform a 2 hour webex product demonstration. From those 7, 4 suppliers were invited onsite for interviews. Following several rounds of onsite demonstrations and requirements mapping, the selection process was narrowed down to Cogsdale and Advanced, both Harris Companies. In the end, the Advanced was awarded the business. During the selection process, the County also chose Paymentus as the its payment processing platform.