Notice is hereby given that the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority of Camden, New Jersey is requesting proposals for RFP #2021-17 for Community Outreach and Project Coordination for Long Term Control Projects. Copies of the Request of Proposal are available from the CCMUA, Contact Kathy Savidge, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 856-583-1205 during regular business hours or vendors can register to download all documents from the Camden County website:
Proposals must be submitted to the CCMUA’s Purchasing Department, 1645 Ferry Avenue, Camden, N.J. 08104. Proposals are due no later than 11:00AM on August 31, 2021, and then will be publicly opened and read aloud remotely via Zoom. The link to join the meeting remotely by video is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84703813099?pwd=R0hPOFVNcEk2L2prQ0U1dTlwL1lJdz09. You may also join by phone by calling: 1-929-205-6099 and entering Meeting ID: 847 0381 3099 and Password: 659537.
Any proposals received after said date/time, whether by mail or otherwise, will be returned unopened. No proposals will be accepted after the above referenced date. Proposals must be submitted in sealed envelopes with the name of the RFP clearly marked on the outside of the envelope. Proposals may not be e-mailed, faxed or transmitted over the telephone.
It is recommended that each proposal be hand delivered to the CCMUA, 1645 Ferry Avenue, Camden, NJ. The CCMUA assumes no responsibility for delays in any form of carrier, mail or delivery service causing the proposal to be received at the CCMUAlater than the above referenced scheduled opening.
Nothing herein is intended to exclude any responsible firm or in any way restrain or restrict competition. All responsible firms are encouraged to submit proposals.
The CCMUA Board of Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals submitted in the best interest of the CCMUA and the Board further reserves the right to waive any defect or informality in any proposal should it be in the best interest of the CCMUA.
Proposers are required to comply with the requirements of P.L. 1975, c. 127 (N.J.A.C. 17:27) and N.J.S.A. 10:5-31.
All proposers and their subcontractors competing for CCMUA contracts must provide a copy of their Business Registration Certificate at the time the proposal is submitted or should be registered prior to the proposal due date.
The proposal is being solicited through the “Fair and Open Process” provided by N.J.S.A. 1944a-20.4 et seq.
Proposers are required to comply with the requirements of P.L. 1999, c. 238 (J.J.S.A.34:11-56.48 to 57), where applicable.
This Request For Proposals does not constitute a bid and is intended solely to obtain competitive proposals from which the CCMUA may choose contractor(s) that best meet(s) its needs. It is the intent of the CCMUA that no statutory, regulatory, or common law bidding requirement apply to this Request For Proposals. The CCMUA intends to award any contract(s) for these services pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(1)(a)(i).
Assistant Purchasing Agent
August 2, 2021
CLARIFICATION #1 – QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:
RFP #2021-17: COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND PROJECT COORDINATION FOR LONG TERM CONTROL PLAN PROJECTS
The attention of all bidders is to be directed to the following Clarification to the Proposal documents for the above referenced RFP.
The following Question was posed during the RFP process before the CCMUA and the Response is provided immediately following the question:
Q1: In the Scope of services there is a request for an “Explanation of How Public Outreach will be Documented”. Would this be something similar to the creation of a Public Outreach Plan, which is a document going over the approach of how we will reach audiences and the tools we will use to do so (ex: website, email, hotline, flyers, etc.).
A1: While a Public Outreach Plan will be a deliverable, the goal of this question is to understand how the consultant will capture the meeting attendees, the dialogue at the meetings, etc. so that it can be shared with stakeholders and regulators.
Q2: How many public meetings and hearings are anticipated total?
Q3: Is the expectation that all public meetings\hearings be held in-person, virtually, or a hybrid of the two?
A3: Most likely a hybrid approach will be necessary
CCMUA Asst. Purchasing Agent
August 19, 2021