Notice of Request for Proposal for Project Management Services Related to School Construction Program
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is seeking proposals
from firms interested in providing project management consulting services on
a regional basis for the management of the school facilities projects being
undertaken by the NJEDA in various school districts throughout the State of
New Jersey. The NJEDA has divided the State of New Jersey into eleven (11)
Regions and will be procuring firms in all such Regions to provide these
services over the next several months. Each Region will have its own
Regional Project Management Firm (Regional PMF).
Pursuant to this notice, the NJEDA is seeking to obtain Regional PMF's for
five (5) of the eleven (11) Regions. These five Regions are: Camden,
Elizabeth, Jersey City, Newark and Paterson. A firm may submit Proposals
for one or more of these Regions, but the firm must provide an order of
preference, indicting which Region it would prefer. A firm is eligible to
serve as a Regional PMF for a maximum of two Regions out of the eleven
Each Regional PMF will be assigned and initial set of School Facilities
Projects whose construction cost estimates vary according to the district.
In addition, during a three-year period commencing on the engagement of the
Regional PMF, the Authority may, at its option, assign additional School
Facilities Projects within the Region to the Regional PMF with an aggregate
construction cost estimate as specified for such Region.
A Request for Proposals (RFP) for these services will be available for
pick-up starting August 16th, 2001, between the hours of 9:00a.m.and 4:30
p.m. at the front desk of the offices of NJEDA, 36 West State Street,
Trenton, New Jersey 08625.
Click here to view or download the Regional Project Management RFP (excerpt) in Acrobat format
A mandatory pre-proposal conference for firms wishing to submit Proposals is
scheduled for August 23rd, 2001, at 10:00 a.m. The conference will be held
at 36 West State Street, Trenton, New Jersey.
Completed RFP responses must be received by 2:00 p.m. on the closing date of
September 6th, 2001.
A Proposal shall consist of a technical proposal and a
fee proposal. Completed RFP responses must be mailed to: New Jersey
Economic Development Authority, Attention Paul Staudt, Jr., R.A., Director
Contract Procurement, P.O. Box 990, Trenton, New Jersey 089625-0990, or
delivered by hand to 36 West State Street, Trenton, New Jersey.
FAXED PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
PROPOSALS RECEIVED AFTER THE ABOVE DATE AND TIME WILL BE RETURNED UNOPENED.
Limitation on Eligibility:
In order to be considered for selection, a firm
must be pre-qualified by the NJEDA in the specialty of Construction
Management with a rating of 'unlimited'. All joint venture firms and
sub-consultants must be separately pre-qualified and at least one of the
joint venture firms must have a pre-qualification rating of 'unlimited'.
Set Aside Requirement:
The Regional PMF shall ensure that Small Business
Enterprises (SBE's), Minority-owned businesses (MBE's) and women-owned
businesses (WBE's) have the maximum opportunity to participate in the
performance of this engagement and shall make a good-faith effort to achieve
the Authority's set aside goals of 15% SEB, 7% MBE and 3% WBE.
Firms responding to this announcement must meet all
the requirements described in this announcement and the RFP, to be
considered eligible for selection.
Non-responsive Proposals will be rejected without
evaluation. Responsive Proposals will be evaluated by a Selection Committee
based on the following criteria:
- Understanding of the School Facilities Projects
- Experience and qualifications of the firm (or team)
- Proposed Staffing
- Experience and qualification of identified key personnel in providing school related and similar services
- Approach to this engagement
- Approach to Control of the Schedule and Budget
Interviews may be conducted at the option of the NJEDA. Following the
interview process, if any, the NJEDA will negotiate with the firm having the
highest technical ranking in order to procure the required services at a
fair and reasonable cost. If negotiations are unsuccessful, negotiations
will be terminated and started with the second ranked firm and so on until a
contract for services us successfully negotiated.
After the contracts are awarded, all firms may request a debriefing and will
be afforded an opportunity to review all Proposals, evaluation documents and
recommendations of award.
The NJEDA 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, or to
terminate the selection process at any time.
Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of P.L. 1975.c.127 and
any regulations promulgated there under.