Question and Answer
For Current Technical Proposals
Email question(s) to PSPD@dot.state.nj.us, attention Manager of Professional Services,
Specify "TP # 941 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 1: Concerning TP-941 and TP-942 for ITS Engineering Support Services 2013, only two firms are presently
prequalified in Category E-2 Level A and eligible to propose for these
contracts. The solicitation documents state the following: “If your firm is not
on this list, your Technical Proposal will only be accepted if your firm becomes
prequalified with the NJDOT as of 3:00 PM on the closing date of this
solicitation in the following discipline(s) and level of service.” Will
submittal of a PS-10 Prequalification Form for Category E-2 with our technical
proposal be sufficient for acceptance of the proposal, or must we first earn
prequalification approval prior to the closing date?
Answer 1: The E-2 PS-10 must be reviewed and approved before 3:00 PM on the closing date. Firms looking to submit should send in their forms as soon as possible.
Question 2: Please confirm the Civil Engineer (Civil Design) qualifications and experience
in structural design, geotechnical design, utility engineering, guiderail design
and MPT will be distributed as appropriate among several team leaders in
accordance with the NJDOT PM and Key Staff Standards for Technical Proposals
Answer 2: Each team leader/Key Staff is required to have listed qualifications and will be
rated accordingly for experience in each field as listed in the
Question 3: Please confirm the narrative is to be no more than 12 pages as indicated in Part
5 – Section 13 of the instructions (page 4).
Answer 3: Yes.
Question 4: Will a BS Electrical Engineering with NYPE
License be accepted for the ITS Design, plans, specs, estimate Team Leader
instead of a NJPE License?
Answer 4: No, only NJPE license will be accepted for the team leader.
May a BSCE fill in for a BSEE for the ITS Design, plans,
spec and estimate Task Leader if he / she meets all of the other
Answer 5: No, BSEE degree is required for the ITS Task Leader.
Question 6: Please confirm that the Traffic Engineering Task Leader can also be the CADD
Answer 6: Any of the task leaders from the first three primary tasks can also be the CADD
Question 7: Please confirm the PM resume is to show the number of
projects and formatted similar to the Sample Resume as indicated in Part 3 –
Sections 5 and 6 of the instructions (pages 1 and 2).
Answer 7: All experience for the Project Manager and Key Staff should be submitted in years of experience. A revised Evaluation Criteria, Instructions, and Sample Resume have been posted on the technical proposal page.
Question 8: Can a SBE/ESBE consultant firm submit to this technical
proposal as a prime consultant and also be a part of other teams as a SBE/ESBE
Answer 8: Yes.
Question 9: For TP-941 on the cover sheet of the Solicitation , it says One Selection will
be made from Technical Proposals received but on Page 5 of the Solicitation is
says “The New Jersey Department of Transportation is seeking minimum of two and
a maximum of three firms…”. Could you please clarify the number of selections
for this Solicitation?
Answer 9: The first sentence under the scope of work on page 5 of the Solicitation should
state, "The New Jersey Department of Transportation is seeking one firm to
provide exerptise in Intelligent Transportation System Design, Operations and
Question 10: On Page 2 of the Solicitation it says, “Only one (1) technical proposal
submission is allowed per firm (no teams) unless otherwise noted on page 1 of
this solicitation," could you clarify this?
Answer 10: What "no teams" means is that one firm cannot submit more than one proposal as a prime.
Question 11: Please confirm that one (1) extra 11”x17” page will be allowed in lieu of two
(2) extra 8 ½” x 11” pages.
Question 11: Yes.
No additional pages are allowed other than the requested maximum number of pages in the proposal.
Question 12: For the resumes, can we go further back than 2007 to show the
6 years experience or do you only us to show the years 2007-Present?
Answer 12: Experience can date back as needed to meet the requirements.
Question 13: For the IT Support Task Leader, can the individual be degree in Electrical
Engineering with emphasis in Telecommunications/Information Technology?
Answer 13: No.
Question 14: Can the organization chart be 11 x 17?
Answer 14: Yes.