Question and Answer
For Current Technical Proposals
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Questions will be accepted up to question cut-off date noted in the technical proposal.
Question 1: For Utility Engineering Team Leader - Can a Bachelor of Technology Degree in
Transportation with a NJ PE be substituted for the BS in Engineering?
Answer 1: Yes.
Question 2: Are there any plans available for download?
Answer 2: Yes. The Route 50 Plans are on the TP-934 web page.
Question 3: Is the Geotechnical Report and existing plan available
Answer 3: No the report is not available. Division of
Project Management does not feel it is necessary for the firms to include a
review of the Geotech report to prepare their selection
Question 4: Part
5 -Project Approach, Section 11 Critical Path Model requests a Primavera
Schedule for Preliminary Engineering and milestones for FD. Based
on the information provided in the Scope of Work, the preliminary and final
design for the project will be completed by others (designer of record). The
actual schedule for the engineering work that will be performed during the
construction phase of the project will be determined by the construction
schedule provided by the Contractor. Is a
Primavera Schedule necessary for this Solicitation?
Answer 4: Section 11,
Primavera Schedule is deleted. The 10 rating points from Section 11 are added
to Section 12 Key Issues and Critical Problems. Project Management determined
this criteria is not needed for this selection. A revised Evaluation Criteria and Table A have been posted.
Question 5: In
the special provisions page it adds Creative Pultrusions FRP pile. Will
contractors be required to use this product or will other hollow pilings be
allowed if they meet the properties?
Answer 5: Others could be allowed. Consultants could explain how the substitution would be handled.
Question 6: Are the FD Environmental Plans available for review?
Answer 6: Environmental Plans are part of the plan set that is already posted
with the solicitation.
Question 7: Is the Design Communications Report available for review?
Answer 7: Yes, it has been posted on the TP-934 Webpage.
Question 8: On
Page 2 of the Solicitation, there is mention of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)
with the State Historic Preservation Office for the project. As part of the MOA
the following is stated: “There will also be Archeological data recovery of
historic and pre-historic sites.” Do we need to have an archaeological
consultant on our team for this solicitation to carry out this presumed
Stipulation of the executed MOA?
Answer 8: It is NOT expected that the
archeological data recovery will be done as part of this agreement.
Question 9:Section 6 of the Evaluation Criteria Form (page 2 of 7) states in the Instructions that “NOTE: All 3 project should be of similar size and complexity as described below and must have successfully reached Substantial Completion of Construction”. However, #1 of the requirements below states that we must show: “Experience in NJDOT Project Delivery Process with the management of at least one transportation project with similar size and complexity from Preliminary Design / Engineering phase through the completion of Construction within the past 15 year.” Do all 3 projects need to be of similar size and complexity and completed through construction or only 1 project? Please clarify.
Answer 9: This posting is unique because the construction engineering phase of this project is being solicited separately from the design phase. The requirements in Section 6 may be confusing. The NJDOT is looking for “Experience in NJDOT Project Delivery Process with the management of at least one (1) transportation project with similar size and complexity from Preliminary Design/Engineering phase through the completion of Construction within last 15 years.” Additionally, NJDOT is also looking for a total experience of three (3) projects with Construction Engineering including Shop Drawing Reviews, Construction Schedule Reviews, and preparation of Change of Plans. The experience in NJDOT Project Delivery Process with the management of at least one (1) transportation project with similar size and complexity from Preliminary Design/Engineering phase through the completion of Construction within last 15 years may be included in one of these three (3) projects.
Question 10: Regarding NJSA 52:32-58 Certification of Non-involvement in Prohibited
Activities in Iran, do you want us to include a certification statement in our
transmittal letter, as a separate signed certification, or use form DC16 Disclosure of
Investment Activities in Iran found on the NJDOT
website Engineering Forms page? The DC16 read more like it was meant for
contractors (bidders). Plus, do subconsultants also have to provide this at time
Answer 10: Use the DC16 form below:
Subconsultants do not have to provide this with the proposal.