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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Questions will be accepted up to question cut-off date noted in the technical proposal.
21 Question: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
Answer: No materials testing or LSRP is required.
20 Question:Are all outfalls to be located and identified using GIS in 1988 Datum, NJ State
Does the Highlands Area include
both the Preservation and Planning Areas?
Is there a map available outlining the specific geographic limits of the
Highlands Area that is to be included in this project?
17 Question:Will the Department require Technical Specifications for the corrective measures
Are permits to be pursued or just
identified for the required corrective actions?
No, just identified.
It is understood that
NJDOT regulates itself for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control.
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)?
14 Question:Does the Department require an O&M Manual for each outfall or one O&M to
cover all locations?
The Department does not require an O & M
13 Question: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
Answer: Outlet protection only need be noted as a
12 Question: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.
11 Question:If required by NJDEP, are stream delineations included in the scope of work for
applicable outfall areas not previously studied?
10 Question: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.
9 Question: Would a key staff with a
B.S. in Natural Resource Management and a M.S. in Environmental Studies be
acceptable for the Environmental Team Lead?
the Bioengineering Task Leader, TP #923, is a Bachelor of Technology (BT)
degree in Wildlife Management, and an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree
in fisheries and wildlife technology, with Rosgen III stream channel design
training and is a Certified Professional in Soil Erosion and Sediment Control
7 Question: For TP #923, would a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource
Management, with Rosgen III stream channel design training , and
Certified Professional in Soil Erosion and Sediment Control acceptable for the Bioengineering Task Leader?
6 Question: Would a BS in Environmental Resource Management be acceptable for the
Bioengineering task leader?
Answer: Yes, a BS in Environmental Resource Management is
acceptable for the Bioengineering Task Leader.
5 Question: Recent NJDOT solicitations have allowed up to 2 graphics on 8½” x 11” paper. Are
such graphics acceptable for this solicitation?
Answer: Yes, graphics are acceptable for this solicitation.
4 Question: Please clarify the maximum number of pages that are allowed for Part 5 –
Section 12: Key Issues and Critical Problems. Is it 3 pages or 5 pages
Answer: 5 pages are allowed
3 Question: Can you confirm that a Critical Path Model is not required for this
solicitation? The Instructions document says to include a critical path model
but the Evaluation Criteria indicates it is not required. Please
Answer: Critical Path model is NOT REQUIRED.
2 Question: Is a B.S. in Civil Engineering acceptable for the Environmental Team
Answer: A BS in Civil Engineering is acceptable for the Environmental Team
For Highlands Stormwater Basin and Selected Roadway Outfall Identification,
Assessment and Analysis. Would a Project Manager with a B.S. in Mechanical
Engineering and over 25 years of drainage experience be acceptable to the
Answer: Yes, a PM with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and over 25 years of
drainage experience would be acceptable to the Department.