Question and Answer
For Current Technical Proposals
Email question(s) to PSPD@dot.state.nj.us, attention Manager of Professional Services,
Specify "TP # 897 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: For the Project Manager's Summary of Experience we would like to
demonstrate overall management of agreements - some lasting three years - which
might involve quality control/project management on multiple Task Orders. How
can that be shown on the Summary of Experience when the form appears to be
geared more towards individual jobs with a duration in months per year?
Answer: As part of your submission you will include a resume or "resume" like write-up
of experience, education and assignments
for the persons in question (project manager and key leaders). The
information you asked about can be included here.
Question: If a consultant submits a proposal as a prime, can the same consultant be a
sub-consultant on another consultant's proposal?
Question: Is using a Subconsultant for a specialty service considered forming a team?
Question:The procurement has a 25% SBE Goal and requires proof of SBE Subconsultant
registration. There are only a limited number of SBE registered firms providing
the appropriate services and all are expected to be submitting responses as
primes. It can take more than four weeks to obtain SBE registration. It is
therefore not possible for a non-SBE prime to satisfy the SBE requirement BEFORE
the submittal date. Will identification of proposed SBE subconsultants with
copies of their registration applications be acceptable if their approved
registrations are provide prior to contract award?
Answer: Firms are not considered SBE's until they become properly registered
Question: Section 7 of the instructions (reference checks for Project Manager) states it
is not applicable for Design Projects. Is this section applicable to this
Answer: In the Evaluation Criteria section Part 3 Section 7 under MAX SCORE - NR is inserted for "no rating" and under Brief Description "SECTION NOT USED" is inserted. Do not supply any information in this section as it will not be scored.
Question: Is a BRC required as it is unclear if work under this procurement will be 100%
State funded or involve Federally aided projects?
Answer:BRC is a requirement for all of our Technical Proposal whether State or Federally funded. Chapter 51/EO134 "Pay to Play" is applicable to State funded projects only. This is a 100% state funded project and requires Chapter 51 approval.
Question: On page 2 of the solicitation, under “Eligible Firms,” is the following
statement: “Only one (1) technical proposal submission is allowed per firm (no
teams) ….” Does this mean that no teams will be accepted, or that a firm can be
on only one team?
Answer: No teams will be accepted.
Question: Is this a 100% state contract?
Question: On Part 4 of the Administrative Requirements, under Experience in Primary
Fields, the third column says Not Used, but Archaeologist is listed in that
column. Is that column used?