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RFP 3648: Engineering/Architectural Services - Kent County Waste-to-Engery Transfer Station

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Apr-25-2019 9:25 AM
Kent County Purchasing
Apr-24-2019 2:47 PM
Vendor Question

1. If the bulky waste open-top trailer loading pit is removed/utilized for the new compactor, does operations need a replacement equivalent or smaller bulky waste open-top trailer loading pit?
2. In the pre-bid meeting, it was mentioned that construction is included in this bid. Please clarify, is this construction management/CQA (as stated in the RFP) or the construction itself (supply and install).
Bulky Waste Response: The material which would have been classified as bulky or large is typically crushed or broken up by the front end loaders. Additionally, those items arrive on-site via roll-off truck and or compactors and it is expected that this material will fit in the compactor we are seeking in terms of size and capacity. In short, there will no longer be a need for an open-top loading area should that be the destination chosen for the compactor installation.

Construction Management Response: Kent County DPW (DPW) desire a proposal for a turn key installation which includes engineering, design and specifications for equipment with a cost estimate for budgetary review. Upon selection, the DPW would have the opportunity to pursue the construction phase of the project in which the selected group would then be expected to provide construction, installation and project management through completion which would include equipment startup and operational testing.
Apr-23-2019 10:29 AM
Kent County Purchasing
Apr-23-2019 9:47 AM
Vendor Question

Are the following drawing available during the bid process?
1. Site plan for the Waste-to-Energy Facility
2. Tipping floor and transfer loadout area General Arrangement drawings
3. Cross section(s) through Tipping floor
4. Kent County Board of Public Works Standard Construction Specifications

Does Kent County DPW plan to require presentations of the short listed consultants?
Thank you for your questions. I have submitted these questions to the Waste to Energy Operations manager and he is pulling the documents together for the Mandatory Pre-Solicitation meeting.

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