Question and Answer
For Current Technical Proposals
Email question(s) to PSPD@dot.state.nj.us, attention Manager of Professional Services,
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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: The question is raised as to what “Similar” Project that will be viewed by the
NJDOT for the past experience rated for the Project Manager and Inspectors.
Since there are no plans and specifications available and no estimated
construction costs for the proposed construction contract, the leaves only the
“Scope of Work” description on page 5 to decide what a “similar” project is.
That being said, any past project that we list for the PM and Inspectors which
contains the listed work in the “Scope of Work” should be considered as
similar, no matter the size or if it was new construction or reconstruction
work, or the cost ($1 million or $101 million) of the project. If this is not
the case, please respond with how and/or what “similar” project past
experience will be considered and acceptable.
Answer:The character of the work is adequately described in the Scope of Work
for the representative project provided in the Solicitation. From this
description, it can be inferred that each of the projects is in excess of $10M.
Every project from an individuals resume is evaluated for similarity to the
requested project; there is no precise relationship between the overall cost of
a past project and the cost of the proposed project except in as it might relate
to the proposed skills and duties required for the proposed positions.
Experience on a slightly smaller project could still be considered similar, so
long as the relevant work components are considered as sufficiently similar to
the character of the proposed project. Similarly, larger projects that have a
more varied character may not be considered similar if the character of the work
being sought is not considered to be of sufficient magnitude and complexity.
Question: In the Technical Proposal Evaluation form page 5 of 6, on the left hand side of
page Section 10 under “Ceiling – Years of Experience” indicates experience being
evaluated will be limited to the last 12 years. Experience prior to October will
not be considered. October of what year? Please clarify.
Answer: Section 10 should state: "The experience being evaluated in this Section will be limited to
the last 12 years.
Experience prior to December
2012 2000 will not be considered.
Question: If under section 1B, if the years of experience box is not marked with an X, and the NICET Box is marked with an X, can we use the total years of experience of the individual in Section 10? Please clarify.
Answer: As noted on page 5 of 6 in the Technical Proposal Evaluation in the Instructions
for Section 10, years of experience
indicated must be in addition to years of experience claimed in Section 1B. If
in Section 1B the NICET certification is indicated, only the years of experience
provided since the date the NICET certification was received will be