The DMPC may publicly solicit the interest of prequalified firms to
provide professional services for a contract deemed to be major or otherwise significant by advertising in one or more or the following
- In newspapers;
- In design and construction publications and trade journals;
- By written notice to New Jersey professional societies;
- By use of direct mailings to prequalified firms; or
- Electronic means.
notification shall include instructions to specify any special information
or experience that a firm must submit by the date and time specified
in the advertisement. The purpose of the advertisement process is to
promote the competetive selection of the most highly qualified firm
or consultant team for the particular engagement. Consequently, evaluation
criteria will be developed by the Selection Committee to be used to
evaluate the most highly qualified consultant firm or team.
process for a major selection may include the submission of qualification
questionnaires, preliminary technical proposals, technical proposals,
site visits, interviews, pre-proposal conferences and negotiations.
A shortlisting process will be undertaken in which firms deemed to be
the most qualified based on their qualifications will be ranked and
"shortlisted." The three most highly qualified firms at the
completion of the selection process will be asked to submit a detailed
fee proposal. The ranking of the firms and the fees submitted will remain
confidential until completion of the selection process.
Selection Committee will negotiate a final contract with the highest
ranked consultant at compensation which the committee determines to
be fair and reasonable. Should the Selection Committee be unable to
negotiate a satisfactory contract with the highest ranked consultant,
the Committee shall terminate negotiations with that consultant and
begin negotiations with the second highest ranked consultant, and then
the third highest ranked consultant until a successful agreement is
reached. If the Committee is unable to reach a satisfactory contract
with any of the three highest ranked firms, additional firms may be
selected in order of their final ranking and negotiations shall continue
until a successful agreement is reached.