State of New Jersey - NJ Schools Development Authority
Contract No. Contract Name & Location School District
HU-0020-A01 New Union Hill High School Union City

NOTICE OF SOLICITATION FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONSULTANTS
VIA REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS PROCESS


THE NEW FORM 200 DATED APRIL 1, 2003 IS REQUIRED TO BE COMPLETED FOR THIS SUBMITTAL.

YOUR SUBMISSION MUST BE LIMITED TO THE FORM 200 AND INCLUDE ONLY BLACK AND WHITE TEXT. PHOTOGRAPHS MUST NOT BE INCORPORATED INTO THIS FORM.

ANY AND ALL ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION SUBMITTED (E.G., BROCHURES, PHOTOGRAPHS, MARKETING MATERIAL, ETC.) WILL BE DISCARDED AND NOT REVIEWED BY THE SELECTION COMMITTEE.

CONFINE ALL ANSWERS TO THE SPACE PROVIDED IN THE APPLICATION. SUPPLEMENTAL SHEETS (EXCEPT WHERE SPECIFICALLY PERMITTED) WILL BE DISCARDED AND NOT REVIEWED BY THE SELECTION COMMITTEE.

FIRMS NOT ADHERING TO THE ABOVE MAY BE DEEMED NON-RESPONSIVE AND THE SUBMISSION MAY NOT BE REVIEWED.


The New Jersey Schools Construction Corporation ("NJSCC") is seeking to engage firms that will provide design consultant and construction administration services for the following package.

Package Number: HU-0020-A01
School District: Union City
Package Name: New Union Hill High School
Construction Cost Estimate (for information purposes only): $70,000,000

Complete design and construction administration services for a new 270,000 sq. feet High School as per the approved model and other necessary spaces such as Mechanical Rooms, Storage, etc., plus an underground parking garage for approximately 190 cars and other parking associated spaces.

To participate in the selection process:

  1. A firm must have a NJSCC minimum prequalification rating of UNLIMITED in the Architecture discipline. All joint venture firms must be separately prequalified and at least one of the joint venture firms must have a minimum prequalification rating of UNLIMITED in the Architecture discipline. If a firm is not prequalified, it may obtain a PREQUALIFICATION APPLICATION by writing the NJSCC at the below address, calling the NJSCC at 609-943-4136, or downloading a Prequalification Questionnaire at www.njscc.com.

  2. The Architectural prime consultant shall have in-house NJSCC prequalification or sub-consultants having NJSCC prequalification in the following required disciplines;

    • HVAC Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Plumbing Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Structural Engineering

  3. All firms (architectural prime consultant and named subconsultants in the required disciplines) must have a current NJSCC prequalification in the specialty discipline(s) for which it is named on the date Preliminary Proposals (NJSCC Form 200) are due, November 5, 2004.

    The NJSCC will not permit the Regional PMF or the sub-consultants to the Regional PMF, who provide services to the NJSCC for the above school district, to be engaged as a prime or subcontractor for this engagement. The Regional PMF or the sub-consultants to the Regional PMF, who provide services to the NJSCC for the above school district, shall not submit or be named in a proposal or bid for this engagement.

  4. Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of P.L. 1975, c.127 (N.J.A.C. 17:27), pertaining to affirmative action and equal employment opportunity.

    The NJSCC requires the consultant to provide opportunities to SBE firms to participate in the performance of this engagement, consistent with NJSCC’s SBE Set-Aside Goals of 25% (5% to Category 4, 10% to Category 5, and the remaining 10% to be allocated among Category 4 and/or Category 5). To be registered in Category 4, a business must have gross revenues that do not exceed $1 million. To be registered in Category 5, a business must have gross revenues exceeding $1 million. The Small Business Administration size standards are established at 13 C.F.R. 121.201.

  5. As the first step in the selection process, interested, prequalified firms must submit one (1) original and three (3) copies of a PRELIMINARY PROPOSAL (NJSCC Form 200) to the NJSCC at the following address:
    If U.S. Mail:

    New Jersey Schools Construction Corporation

    One West State Street – 3rd Floor
    PO Box 991
    Trenton, NJ 08625-0991
    Attention: Jim McElhenny,
    Procurement Project Officer

    If Fed Ex, UPS, Courier, Hand Delivery:
    NJSCC
    1 West State Street
    Third Floor (Wachovia Bank Building)
    Trenton, NJ 08625-0991

TO OBTAIN A PRELIMINARY PROPOSAL (NJSCC Form 200), a firm may write the NJSCC at the above address, call the NJSCC at 609-341-5974, or download it at www.njscc.com.

THE DEADLINE for submission of PRELIMINARY PROPOSALS IS 5:00 P.M., Friday, November 5, 2004. Proposals may be submitted by hand or by mail or overnight mail. FAXED PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. PROPOSALS RECEIVED AFTER THE ABOVE DATE AND TIME WILL BE RETURNED UNOPENED.

RESPONSIVE PRELIMINARY PROPOSALS WILL BE EVALUATED by the Selection Committee. Non-responsive Preliminary Proposals will be rejected without evaluation. The Selection Committee will evaluate responsive Preliminary Proposals to determine the short-list of the most qualified firms who will be invited to submit Technical and Fee Proposals. The evaluation for the short-list will be based on the following criteria:

  1. The firm’s experience in performing work similar in size and scope to the project. (25 points)
  2. The qualifications of the firm’s key technical persons. (25 points)
  3. The sub-consultants’ (or in-house, if applicable) experience in performing work similar in size and scope to the project. (25 points)
  4. The qualifications of the sub-consultants’ (or in-house, if applicable) key technical persons. (25 points)

It is expected that up to six of the top-ranked firms will be invited to submit Technical and Fee Proposals.

After the contract(s) is awarded, all firms who submitted proposals may request a debriefing and will be afforded an opportunity to review all technical proposals and evaluation documents.

The NJSCC has no obligation to make an award and reserves the right to waive any non-material defects, reject any or all proposals for any reason and terminate the selection process at any time.

DATE ADVERTISED: October 28, 2004
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