Question and Answer
For Current Technical Proposals
Email question(s) to PSPD@dot.state.nj.us, attention Manager of Professional Services,
Specify "TP # 914 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: In your material, you require the Consultants to submit a PUBLIC LAW, CHAPTER 51 CERTIFICATION “Pay to Play”. The link that you provided in the document does not seem to work.
Question: Typically for task order agreement proposals, extra 8.5”x11” graphics to enhance the project narrative are not requested since there is no specific project to evaluate. However, Part 5 of the solicitation states that these graphics are allowed. Can you please clarify if the extra graphics are allowed for this proposal?
Answer: Extra graphics will not be allowed, evaluated, or scored for this Technical Proposal submission.
Question: Are we permitted to team with subconsultants on this project?
Answer: Firms may enlist the services of subconsultants to satisfy the Key Staff/Team Leaders requirements. Teams as mentioned on page 2 paragraph 4 refers to 1 firm submitting more than one proposal because the firm has enough staffing to fulfill the requirements multiple times.
This is routinely done on Structural Evaluation-Bridge Inspection Technical Proposals
ex:Firm A has team 1, team 2, team 3, all in-house staff with qualifications to fulfill the evaluation criteria.
Question: Does someone with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, 20 years of water resources engineering experience, and work experience on numerous NJDOT projects as the project manager and/or Hydraulics and Hydrology lead be accepted as the task leader for the Hydraulics and Hydrology discipline?
Answer: Task Leaders will be rated on the qualifications and experience listed on the Technical Proposal criteria worksheet.
Question: On page 3, under the Certified Firm Utilization it states “this technical proposal has been designated as a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Opportunity. The proposal includes a goal of awarding 0% of the total contract value to NJ Commerce Commission registered SBE(s) (either at the prime or sub-consultant level).” However, all the firms listed on the Eligible Consultant List are Non-SBE. Can you please clarify if this is a SBE Set-Aside submission or it simply does not have any goals set.
Answer: There is no goal. The project is 0% SBE.