Questions and Answers to Project Documents — Business Opportunities
PROJECT:  On-Call Life Safety Design Services
NUMBER:  201733205

Current as of:  5/25/2017
Question Number  1:   Please confirm that the required insurance umbrella amount is $1,000,000.
    Answer:   The requirement is $1,000,000 unless they will be driving airside unescorted.   Then their umbrella and the primary auto must add up to $10,000,000.
Question Number  2:   Please advise if unescorted airside access will be required of the scope of work? If so, please confirm that the required insurance umbrella amount is $9,000,000 instead of the $1,000,000 indicated in the insurance example of attachment #3.
    Answer:   Unescorted airside access will not be required
Question Number  3:   Is there a proposal acknowledgement form that needs to be submitted prior to submission of the proposal to DIA? If so, please provide information as to whom and when it should be submitted by.
    Answer:   All required forms that need to be completed and submitted are available in the Request for Proposal document online.
Question Number  4:   The scope of work description indicates modifications to existing fire and life safety systems. Is the intent of the scope of work to include contractor installation service fees associated with re-location or addition of fire alarm and/or fire sprinkler devices?
    Answer:   No, there is not intent to include contractor installation service fees.
Question Number  5:   Is there a workflow schedule or detailed list of projects to be executed as part of the scope of work? Specifically, is the anticipated workflow expected to be consistent or have dramatic mobilization/de-mobilization periods for increased or decreased workload phases.
    Answer:   The anticipated workflow is expected to be consistent although there may be periods of inactivity based on the needs of the airport.
Question Number  6:   A Fire Protection Engineer (FPE) is considered a higher level degree than a NICET Level IV technician qualification. Can you confirm this will meet the qualification that is in the RFP for NICET Level IV staff, and that a project team with a registered FPE is not required to include NICET Level IV staff?
    Answer:   The RFP indicates the need for FPE’s in addition to NICET IV qualified personnel. NICET IV indicates a specialized skill set for a specific Life Safety System.
Question Number  7:   Does life safety systems only include: fire alarm, emergency commutation, fire suppression and smoke control systems as per the Description section of the RFP? The boarder definition of life safety systems includes these mentioned systems, as well as passive fire protection features (fire rated or smoke proof constructions, refuge areas, etc.). Please clarify.
    Answer:   Some passive fire protection features may be included in a scope of work developed for a particular task order.
Question Number  8:   Can DEN elaborate on forensic and material evaluation services? Is this for fire protection and life safety system failure investigation, fire origin investigation, and engineering judgement on assemblies?
    Answer:   While it is unknown what exact services may be required, the example given is accurate (Forensic and material evaluation services).
Question Number  9:   What do contract closeout services (listed in Exhibit A) include?
    Answer:   Contract closeout services depend solely on the task under which work is being performed, generally speaking this refers to the generation of all pertinent documentation required to close out a task and/or contract.
Question Number  10:   Exhibit A lists “fire and life safety system testing and commission” as a scope item. System testing typically is done by the installation contractor. Designing consultants usually just witness the testing, and review the testing result documents. Can you please clarify if this scope item actually requires physical testing of the systems or just witness and document review?
    Answer:   This scope item requires witness, document review, and observation report generation.
Question Number  11:   Can you please show some example of the “special skills staff” mentioned in Exhibit A?
    Answer:   Qualified staff specializing in compliance with Federal, State and local accessibility requirements.
Question Number  12:   Can you please elaborate with examples on Transition Plan assistance mentioned in Exhibit A?
    Answer:   ADA Title II requires that public entities with more than 50 employees develop a transition plan to address structural modifications that are necessary for achieving program compliant accessibility. The consultant’s assistance may be needed to develop a transition plan for any portion of the DEN complex.
Question Number  13:   What is the role of SimplexGrinnell expected from DEN regarding this project since the entire DEN is covered by SimplexGrinnell’s fire alarm system?
    Answer:   SimplexGrinnell is not mentioned specifically in this RFP, however a level of coordination may be needed with SimplexGrinnell as well as a number of vendors whose equipment interfaces with the Life Safety systems at DEN.
Question Number  14:   What is the evaluation/scoring weight on each of the 8 criteria on the proposal and which 3 criteria are weighted the most among all these criteria?
    Answer:   This information is confidential.
Question Number  15:   Section II, 1-6 C. 2 and 3 describes Understanding the Project and Proposed Work Plan and Approach. It appears the descriptions of Understanding the Project and the first paragraph of Proposed Work Plan and Approach are exactly the same. Please clarify if the first paragraph of Proposed Work Plan and Approach is an incorrect duplication and the proposer does not need to address it in the Proposed Work Plan and Approach of the proposal.
    Answer:   The first paragraph of Proposed Work Plan and Approach is an incorrect duplication, the proposer does not need to address it in the Proposed Work Plan and Approach section of the proposal.