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

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Apr-29-2019 12:20 PM
Kent County Purchasing
Apr-26-2019 1:23 PM
Vendor Question

Is there going to be an engineering contractor that is hired by the county to monitor all the work to be done?

Is there going to be testing needed on the sand compaction before pouring concrete?

Is the concrete going to have to be tested?

Are any storm sewer permits going to have to be pulled in order to raise the drain in the existing truck dock.

Will we have to hire an engineering firm to do the work that we need to do?

Where is the bid form? I don?t see anything in the spects that call for bid bond?

Is Electrican Buss type or Breaker Panel- is there room in Panel for 200 AMP breaker
1. 1. The Respondent selected will provide professional engineering and project management services to facilitate the installation of a (nominal) 500 TPD stationery waste compactor in the existing open-top transfer pit.

2. Required field surveys, soil investigations, materials testing, and other pertinent information required for the proper design shall be obtained by the Consultant as a part of the responsibility to provide professional services for the project. The design services shall be consistent with sound engineering and solid waste management practices and shall meet all applicable codes and appropriate standards

3. Required field surveys, soil investigations, materials testing, and other pertinent information required for the proper design shall be obtained by the Consultant as a part of the responsibility to provide professional services for the project. The design services shall be consistent with sound engineering and solid waste management practices and shall meet all applicable codes and appropriate standards

4. Required field surveys, soil investigations, materials testing, and other pertinent information required for the proper design shall be obtained by the Consultant as a part of the responsibility to provide professional services for the project. The design services shall be consistent with sound engineering and solid waste management practices and shall meet all applicable codes and appropriate standards.

5. The Respondent selected will provide professional engineering and project management services to facilitate the installation of a (nominal) 500 TPD stationery waste compactor in the existing open-top transfer pit.

6. There will not be a bid bond required.

7. I am working on this response for you.
The electrical distribution room located on the first floor, with 480v substations directly above do have capacity for an additional 200 Amp capacity breaker. The 13yd compactor in service is fed from the 2nd floor 480v substations room directly above first floor room. For measurements and distances, please see the attached structural drawing.The electrical distribution room located on the first floor, with 480v substations directly above do have capacity for an additional 200 Amp capacity breaker. The 13yd compactor in service is fed from the 2nd floor 480v substations room directly above first floor room. For measurements and distances, please see the attached structural drawing.
Apr-26-2019 1:00 PM
Kent County Purchasing
Apr-24-2019 4:47 PM
Vendor Question

1. It was indicated at the Pre-Proposal Meeting that a Bid and Performance Bond would be required with our proposal submittal. This is highly unusual that Architectural/Engineering (A/E) services would require these documents since a bond guarantees that a job will be completed per the specifications and documentation of the contract. The A/E services are being obtained to develop the required specifications and documentation for a contractor contract. Do we really need these bonds?

2. Would it be acceptable to provide a fixed fee for a Feasibility/Schematic Design Phase within the Design Engineering Phase? This would allow the selected firm to investigate, develop, and discuss with the client up to two options with preliminary cost estimates and select the best overall solution. We would provide an estimated fixed fee to compete the preparation of the documents and specifications for the balance of the Design Engineering Phase which would be negotiated based on the selected option.
1. Per the specifications in RFP 3648 Bonds are not necessary.

2. The Respondent selected will provide professional engineering and project management services to facilitate the installation of a (nominal) 500 TPD stationery waste compactor in the existing open-top transfer pit. . The intent of these objectives is to promote a properly designed and all-inclusive response. Any requirements not in the objectives, but which are needed for such a response, are to be included in the submission.
Apr-26-2019 12:54 PM
Kent County Purchasing
Apr-25-2019 4:45 PM
Vendor Question

Not sure who we aske question:
1. Do we need soil and erosion permits?
2. Fire suppression
3. Are we responsible to get these
4. Is there concrete testing
5. Electrical Permit?
6. Is there going to be an engineering contractor that is hired by the county to monitor all the work to be done?
7. Is there going to be testing needed on the sand compaction before pouring concrete?
8. Is the concrete going to have to be tested?
9. Are any storm sewer permits going to have to be pulled in order to raise the drain in the existing truck dock.
10. Will we have to hire an engineering firm to do the work that we need to do?
11. Where is the bid form? I don?t see anything in the spects that call for bid bond?

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1. Required field surveys, soil investigations, materials testing, and other pertinent information required for the proper design shall be obtained by the Consultant as a part of the responsibility to provide professional services for the project

2. The Tipping floor is protected by through a dry-valve type isolation system which serves a series of overhead sprinklers throughout the tipping area. It is expected that this waste compactor be protected by this system through the existing overhead sprinklers as well as additional localized sprinklers above the body of the compactor and trailer connection area to add protection should a waste fire occur.

3. This question is not specific.

4. Required field surveys, soil investigations, materials testing, and other pertinent information required for the proper design shall be obtained by the Consultant as a part of the responsibility to provide professional services for the project

5. Required field surveys, soil investigations, materials testing, and other pertinent information required for the proper design shall be obtained by the Consultant as a part of the responsibility to provide professional services for the project..

6. The Respondent selected will provide professional engineering and project management services to facilitate the installation of a (nominal) 500 TPD stationery waste compactor in the existing open-top transfer pit.

7. Required field surveys, soil investigations, materials testing, and other pertinent information required for the proper design shall be obtained by the Consultant as a part of the responsibility to provide professional services for the project. The design services shall be consistent with sound engineering and solid waste management practices and shall meet all applicable codes and appropriate standards.

8. Required field surveys, soil investigations, materials testing, and other pertinent information required for the proper design shall be obtained by the Consultant as a part of the responsibility to provide professional services for the project. The design services shall be consistent with sound engineering and solid waste management practices and shall meet all applicable codes and appropriate standards.

9. The design services shall be consistent with sound engineering and solid waste management practices and shall meet all applicable codes and appropriate standards.

10. The Respondent selected will provide professional engineering and project management services to facilitate the installation of a (nominal) 500 TPD stationery waste compactor in the existing open-top transfer pit.

11. A bid bond is not required for this bid. It is specifically addressed in the RFP 3648 E
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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