Questions and Answers to Project Documents — Business Opportunities
PROJECT:  Foliage Sevice and Maintenance
NUMBER:  201846227-00

Current as of:  5/21/2019
 
Question Number  1:   What "Classification" are Plant Technicians?
    Answer:   Common or General Labor Classification
Question Number  2:   Next to each of the rates in the Prevailing Wage section is a "Fringe amount. What is this in regards to?
    Answer:   The fringe amount is part of the total wage owed for every hour worked.
Question Number  3:   May we please have the current rates the airport is paying for these services?
    Answer:   The current rates are not relevant to the RFP. Rates are to be negotiated with the selected proposer.
Question Number  4:   Whose resumes do you require?
    Answer:   Refer to IP-6, 6 Personnel for the minimum requirements.
Question Number  5:   Are evaluation criteria listed in order of most important to least important or will all criteria be evaluated equally? In the past, elements were weighted.
    Answer:   The evaluation criteria listed is not necessary in any order. Evaluation weight information could not be provided and proposers shall respond to all criteria for proposals to be considered “responsive”.
Question Number  6:   Is there a monetary limit on reimbursements given for ID badges, etc.?
    Answer:   Reimbursement costs are to be negotiated per task under the contract.
Question Number  7:   In terms of the non-exclusivity clause, would the hired contractor have any input in plant material and services procured from other companies?
    Answer:   Such services, if requested by DEN, may be considered design assistance as defined in the RFP.
Question Number  8:   There is conflicting language in the scope of work. Does all moss have to be replaced weekly or just the moss in high traffic areas with disruption by passengers and operational personnel?
    Answer:   Actual routine maintenance scope of work, including requirements for moss replacement, will be negotiated with the selected proposer on task based.
Question Number  9:   Due to the poor state of the existing foliage, a redesign and complete overhaul of the current inventory would be highly recommended to return the airport’s interior landscaping to acceptable standards. Is DEN prepared to pay for the cost of this type of project? Would this be subject to another RFP?
    Answer:   The provided inventory is for reference only so proposers have a general idea of the potential scopes. Actual plant inventory is to be refined upon contract execution. The RFP has not requested a proposed fee or quote for maintenance of the provided inventory and such fee will be negotiated with the selected proposer per task.
Question Number  10:   Due to the poor state of the existing foliage, a redesign and complete overhaul of the current inventory would be highly recommended to return the airport’s interior landscaping to acceptable standards. Is DEN prepared to pay for the cost of this type of project? Would this be subject to another RFP?
    Answer:   The observation related to the existing foliage conditions is noted. If an overhaul of the existing foliage program is needed, the selected proposer for this RFP may be consulted and such service is considered design assistance as defined in the RFP.
Question Number  11:   With the airport’s current remodeling project, are there plans to create a new interior foliage design?
    Answer:   The intent to include design assistance in the RFP is to provide expertise from a qualified foliage vendor to assist DEN on foliage impacts caused by facility changes and new plant selection if requested.