Question and Answer
For Current Technical Proposals
Email question(s) to PSPD@dot.state.nj.us, attention Manager of Professional Services,
Specify "TP # 898 question" in subject line. Email is now the preferred method of answering consultant's questions. It will
expedite processing the request and posting the response. If your firm does not have access to email, you may fax your questions to
Questions will be accepted up to question cut-off date noted in the technical proposal.
Question: How many firms will be included in the selection pool?
Answer: The selection pool will include the top ranked consultant and all consultants whose score is within 5% of the top ranked consultant.
Question: The DraftCDReport-August2012_2.pdf provided was missing the documents for Appendix T – Resolutions of Support. Is this because they are not available yet?
Answer: The Resolutions of Support have not yet been provided.
Question: Part 3, Section 6 Project Manager Experience on Similar Projects – The NOTE in the INSTRUCTIONS states that 1 project must be of similar size and complexity, but does not require completion of the entire delivery process (i.e., PE/FD/CES). However, Item 1 in the experience requirements states in the first sentence that the project of similar size and complexity extends from Preliminary Design/Engineering through the completion of construction. Which requirement governs?
Answer: One of the three proposed projects must be of similar size and complexity, and one of the three proposed projects must be from the preliminary design/engineering phase through the completion of construction within the last 15 years.
Question: Is a commitment letter from a team member subconsultant required to be included in the solicitation response?
Answer: NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS PROJECT.
Question: Can the same person be proposed as task leader for two primary tasks?
Question: The CD Report has minutes for a public officials meeting in July 2012. It also references that a resolution of support would be received and that a public meeting would be held. We could not find any documentation indicating that these happened. Would you please advise as to whether or not these have occurred?
Answer: A Public Information Center has not been held yet for the project. Currently, the Office of Community & Constituent Relations is setting up the meeting. No tentative dates have been established yet.
Question: As there are no instructions regarding the allowable size for the construction schedule within the RFP, please confirm that 11x17 sheets will be acceptable.
Answer: 11x17 is acceptable for the schedule.
Question: Will a detailed survey and base mapping in a CADD format be provided or will
this be a services needed to be included in our scope of services?
Answer: Aerial mapping was performed and partially supplemented with a survey field
edit (manhole and sign identifications, areas of curb deterioration denoted).
Additionally, limited survey cross sections in the pavement reconstruction
portion of the project were done at Stations 10+00, 26+00, 34+00, 42+00 and
48+00. This information will be made available to the PE constulant.
Question: Since this is primarily a Pavement Rehabilitation job, are the services of a cultural resources consultant required?
Answer: The requirements for the type of experience for Team Leader/Key Staff are listed in Part 4 of the solicitation.
Question: For Utility Team Leader: Can a Bachelor of Technology in Transportation with a NJ PE license be substituted for the BS in Engineering?
Answer: A Bachelor of Technology in Transportation with a NJPE license can be substituted for a BS in Engineering.
Question: Will TP #898 also create two selection pools (one for non-ESBE firms and one for ESBE firms), especially since both solicitations were open to firms prequalified in Discipline H-1, Level A ?
Answer: TP #898 will only create one selection pool. The ESBE goal is to be achieved within each project.