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Professional Services
Question and Answer
For Current Technical Proposals

Email question(s) to PSPD@dot.state.nj.us, attention Manager of Professional Services, Procurement.

Specify "TP # 922 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 609-530-2212.

Questions will be accepted up to question cut-off date noted in the technical proposal.

Technical Proposal



Question 18  What is the limit of the stream scour corrective action/bank stabilization to be noted as part of the outfall rehab?  Is it within the immediate vicinity of the splash pads or x-number of feet downstream?

Answer Stream bank scour corrective action recommendations are restricted to the immediate vicinity of the outfall. 

Question 17 If required by NJDEP, are stream delineations included in the scope of work for applicable outfall areas not previously studied?


Answer No


Question 16   Since the project is located in the Highlands and possibly in C1 waters, the NJDEP FHA and SWM rules would generally not be favorable to any potential increase in the existing outfall pipe sizes and/or the installation of new outfalls.  Specifically, if the outfall is found to be undersized, is the Department requiring that the contracted consultant identify/provide a design that would accommodate the outfall and comply with Highlands regulations, particularly for Illicit Connections?  Oversized, underground pipes may be required to provide minimum storage to comply with the required outflows.

Answer Only the size, composition and condition of the pipe is required.


Question 15  If the outfall end requires conduit outlet protection and repairs, what would be the preferred method (e.g. end sections vs. headwalls to reduce cost/limit of disturbance; preformed scour holes vs. splash pads to reduce limit of disturbance)?

Answer Outlet protection only need be noted as a recommendation.


Question 14   Does the Department require an O&M Manual for each outfall or one O&M to cover all locations?

Answer. The Department does not require an O & M Manual.


Question 13  The proposal calls for plans to show corrective measures.  Are plans to be submitted to permitting agencies, such as FHA, Wetlands, Solid Waste, and Request for Authorization for Stormwater Discharge (5G3)?

Answer No. 

Question 12 Are permits to be pursued or just identified for the required corrective actions? 

Answer. No, just identified.  It is understood that NJDOT regulates itself for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control.


Question 11 Will the Department require Technical Specifications for the corrective measures identified?

Answer: No.


Question 10  Is there a map available outlining the specific geographic limits of the Highlands Area that is to be included in this project?

Answer No. 


Question 9 Does the Highlands Area include both the Preservation and Planning Areas?

Answer Yes.


Question 8  Are all outfalls to be located and identified using GIS in 1988 Datum, NJ State Plane Coordinates?

Answer: Yes

Question 7  The silts and sediments in basins and stream corridors may contain ID-27 Material.  Inlet and storm sewer cleaning and TV inspections may be required as part of the corrective measures.  Testing to determine the nature of the materials that may be removed from the basins and outfall could be required.  Will the Department require an LSRP on staff to handle any contaminated soils issued that may be encountered?  Will the Department aid in the testing and/or have any available disposal sites?  This could affect the cost of the corrective actions required.  

Answer No materials testing or LSRP is required.

6 Question:For the purpose of personal planning, what is the time frame to award the project and start remedial investigation/action?

Answer:About Nine to Ten Months

5 Question:What is the current long term goal for this site?  To reduce environmental liability (remediate) as quickly as possible or manage financial liability over a longer term?

Answer: To manage the financial liability over a longer term.

4 Question:Is groundwater horizontally and vertically delineated to the NJDEP Groundwater Quality Standards?

Answer: Ground Water will be fully delineated (Horizontal and Vertical delineation) by the completion of the approved Tasks by the current consultant this year (2013).

3 Question: With the passing of Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) the UST Subsurface Evaluator Certification is applicable to unregulated heating oil tanks only while License Site Remedial Professional (LSRP) is required for management of regulated USTs sites.  The UST Closure Certification is required for the physical removal of the UST.  This qualification line item may not be applicable to this site, will the NJDOT consider this during the review process? 

Answer:It is recommended to have it , but not necessary. So we will consider this fact during the evaluation.  It will not be held against the consultant if they do not have it.


2 Question: Can you provide a figure with the locations of monitoring wells MW-12, MW-13, MW-14, MW-15, and MW-16?

Answer: A pdf file was placed on the solicitation page detailing the locations.

1 Question:The solicitation requests that all Team Leaders/Key Staff Members have UST Closure and Subsurface certification. Due to the new LSRP regulations that took effect in May of 2012, would it be necessary for all Team Leaders/Key Staff Members to have UST subsurface certifications since activities contemplated for this site will be under the jurisdiction of the LSRP retained for this site and since this work only deals with regulated tanks this certification will not be used under this contract by Team Leaders/Key Staff Members?

Answer: Due to the fact that an LSRP will be retained for this site, the subsurface certification will no longer be required, however the UST Closure Certificate is still required.

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