State of New Jersey - NJ Schools Development Authority
Contract No. Contract Name & Location School District
NE-0018-A01 SBE - Gladys Hillman Jones Newark

NEW JERSEY SCHOOLS CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION
SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM
SOLICITATION FOR PROFESSIONAL A/E DESIGN SERVICES
BY MBE AND WBE FIRMS


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: NE-0018-A01
School District: Newark
Package Name: Gladys Hillman Jones Expansion
Construction Cost Estimate (for information purposes only): $6,338,000

The object of this engagement will be to provide site feasibility investigation, design and construction administration services for a 25,200 sf recreational addition to the existing facility including minor renovation work.

To participate in the selection process:

  1. A firm must have a NJSCC prequalification rating of $10,000,000 or higher in the Architecture discipline. All joint venture firms must be separately prequalified and at least one of the joint venture firms must have a prequalification rating of $10,000,000 or higher 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 609.341.5941, or visiting the NJSCC Website at www.njscc.com. All firms must be prequalified at time of submission of a Preliminary Proposal (NJSCC Form 200).

  2. The project requires sub-consultants who must be NJSCC prequalified at the time of submission of the Preliminary Proposal. The Architectural prime consultant shall have in-house NJSCC prequalification or sub-consultants having NJSCC prequalification in the following required disciplines;

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

    The prime consultant must list the NJSCC prequalified firms to perform the work on the above required disciplines in Section 6 of the NJSCC Form 200 submission.

  3. The NJSCC will not permit Sub-consultants of a Regional PMF, who provides services to the above school district, to be engaged as a Prime or Sub-consultant for this engagement.

  4. The NJSCC encourages the consultant to provide opportunities to MBE, WBE and SBE firms to participate in the performance of this engagement, consistent with NJSCC's set aside goals of 7% MBE, 3% WBE and 15% SBE.

    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.

  5. Form 200’s will only be accepted from Consultants with New Jersey Commerce & Economic Growth Commission Certification as Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) or Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and currently pre-qualified with the New Jersey Schools Construction Corporation.

  6. 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:

    New Jersey Schools Construction Corporation
    One West State Street - 2nd Floor
    PO Box 991
    Trenton, NJ 08625-0991
    Attention: Ed Pniewski, Procurement Project Officer

TO OBTAIN A PRELIMINARY PROPOSAL (NJSCC Form 200), a firm may write the NJSCC at the above address, call the NJSCC at 609.341.5906, or visit the NJSCC Website at www.njscc.com.

THE DEADLINE for submission of PRELIMINARY PROPOSALS IS 2:00 P.M., TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2003. 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 Consultant firm's key personnel assigned to the project. (25 points)
  2. The Consultant firm's qualifications and related experience. (25 points)
  3. The sub-consultant's key personnel assigned to the project. (25 points)
  4. The sub-consultant's qualifications and related experience. (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, evaluation documents, and the recommendation of award.

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.

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