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On-Call Construction and Materials Inspection Services and Construction Materials Laboratory Testing Services MPA 429

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Date Asked: 03/30/2020
Poster: Shanila Aslam Company: AI Engineers, Inc.
Question:
With the current social distancing practices and other restrictions, will an alternative proposal delivery option, such as electronic submission, be made available?
Date Asked: 03/17/2020 Date Answered: 03/18/2020
Poster: Shanila Aslam Company: AI Engineers, Inc.
Question:
Our firm contacted BCI to make arrangements for background checks. We were told that processing would not occur until further notice due to an executive order. With this, will the Department grant an extension of the RFP deadline?
Answer:
Due to the situation with COVID-19, the due date will be extended through an addendum.
Date Asked: 03/17/2020 Date Answered: 03/18/2020
Poster: Christina Cuevas Company: John Turner Consulting, Inc.
Question:
We were told RI BCI requests will not be processed or even looked at until next week, if then. Is it possible to extend the deadline?
Answer:
Due to the situation with COVID-19, the due date will be extended through an addendum.
Date Asked: 03/16/2020 Date Answered: 03/17/2020
Poster: Christina Cuevas Company: John Turner Consulting, Inc.
Question:
With the current state of emergencies due to COVID-19, will the bid due date be extended?
Answer:
There is no plan at this time to extend the due date.
Date Asked: 03/16/2020 Date Answered: 03/17/2020
Poster: Caitlin Porter Company: PRIME AE Group, Inc.
Question:
Section K states “Respondents who do not receive a “Pass” score for every category listed below will be removed from further consideration." Past solicitations for this MPA did not require a respondent to meet all inspection categories. Please confirm that a “Pass” must be received in every category to be considered for this MPA contract.
Answer:
Respondents are not required to submit for every personnel category, similar to the past solicitations for this MPA. Only the categories submitted will receive a pass or fail score. Categories not submitted for are non-applicable.
Date Asked: 03/12/2020 Date Answered: 03/12/2020
Poster: RON CATALDO Company: RA CATALDO & ASSOCIATES INC.
Question:
The requirements for submitting copies of driver licenses and RI BCI background reports with the bid are subject to the RI APRA. Can these documents be marked confidential?
Answer:
Yes, those documents can be marked confidential.
Date Asked: 03/12/2020 Date Answered: 03/23/2020
Poster: RON CATALDO Company: RA CATALDO & ASSOCIATES INC.
Question:
Would you consider a rate for “Level 2” Inspectors for more experienced inspectors in Category 1?
Answer:
RIDOT will not be revising the qualifications and/or rate categories
Date Asked: 03/12/2020 Date Answered: 03/12/2020
Poster: RON CATALDO Company: RA CATALDO & ASSOCIATES INC.
Question:
Is Professional Liability Insurance necessary for Category 1 Inspectors?
Answer:
Yes, the insurance must meet the requirements as defined in the RFP.
Date Asked: 03/10/2020 Date Answered: 03/11/2020
Poster: Shanila Aslam Company: AI Engineers, Inc.
Question:
RFP Section K. Evaluation and Selection states, "Respondents who do not receive a 'Pass' score for every category listed below will be removed from further consideration." Please confirm a 'Fail' score will not be assigned to proposed personnel categories the Prime is not submitting on.
Answer:
Confirmed. A pass or fail score will only be assigned to the personnel categories submitted by the Prime.
Date Asked: 03/10/2020 Date Answered: 03/11/2020
Poster: Shanila Aslam Company: AI Engineers, Inc.
Question:
Section B-1, item 14 on page 4 of the RFP states, "Respondents must pre-screen personnel to ensure compliance with the solicitation requirements. Screening must include a State of Rhode Island Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) check with the State Attorney General's Office." Our firm performs US Criminal and County Criminal background checks. Are either of these acceptable in lieu of the BCI check?
Answer:
No, the only acceptable background check is the Rhode Island BCI check.