Questions and Answers by 4dpmLz

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									          Questions received on LaGuardia CC - Center 3
           Facade Replacement CM and the Dormitory
                      Authority’s responses:

1. What is the difference between the schedule requested in Section 3 Content of
   Technical Proposal Item 2.d. and a preliminary project schedule requested in Item 2.f
   on page 4 of the RFP?
Response:
   Item 2.d refers to the Design Phase Schedule. Item 2.f is the construction schedule to
   be determined and is not applicable - please omit.


2. Regarding Section 3, Item 4A Value Analysis on page 5 of the RFP. If the projects
   submitted in 2C did not require a value analysis can we submit a report from another
   type of project?
Response:
   Yes.


3. Section 3 Item 4H Staffing Plan. Please clarify if this is an organization chart or a plan
   that includes durations/hours.
Response:
    The Staffing Plan requires an organization chart only.


4. Section 3 Item 4F requires an “example for one of the completed projects under the
   Qualifications category (Section 3, Item 2.c) of a safety plan that is customized for a
   specific project and specific activities on that project.” The safety plan that would be
   provided would normally cover the CM staff that had been assigned to that specific
   project. The request is worded in such a manner to suggest that the safety plan be
   provided to cover the Contractor’s labor forces on that particular project – which is
   not the norm. It is typically the Contractor’s obligation to provide a Health and Safety
   Plan or a “Site Specific Safety Plan” for the labor and work that is covered under his
   contract requirements with DASNY. Please clarify the intent of this Section (4) f.
Response:
   Delete “Provide examples for one of the completed projects under the Qualifications
   category (Section 3, Item 2.c) of a safety plan that is customized for a specific project
   and specific activities on that project.”




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5. On a past project, DASNY used an independent firm to perform curtain wall
   controlled inspection. How is DASNY’s going to address curtain wall controlled
   inspection on this project?
Response:
   DASNY will hire an independent firm to perform curtain wall controlled inspection.


6. The documents provided include in Phase III options for the build-out of a new one-
   story structure in place of the loading dock area demolished in Phase 1. There
   appears, however, to be some question about whether this structure will actually be
   built. Please confirm, for purposes of preparing our pre-con staffing hours and costs
   whether we should include time for pre-con services related to the full design,
   through CD’s, of this one story structure.
Response:
   Assume full design of the one story building for design phase services.


7. The RFP requires the Proposer to submit the firm’s approach to performing value
   analysis and specifically requests that we include an Approved Maximum Direct
   Hourly Rate for the “Value Engineer” Classification in Appendix “B”. However, the
   CM Design Phase Scope of Services (Appendix “A”) does not explicitly require that
   the Proposer perform value analysis services. Will DASNY require that the Proposer
   provide for conducting a VE Workshop and, if so, must the Value Engineer
   conducting the workshop be a Certified Value Specialist (CVS)?
Response:
   DASNY will not require that the Proposer provide for conducting a VE Workshop.


8. Under “General Qualifications” item d specifies to include a “timeline and schedule
   for completion of all aspects of the engagement”. Is this only for Pre-Construction
   Phase or for Construction Phase as well?
Response:
    This is for Pre Construction Services only.


9. On page 6 of the RFP Item #7 “provide an estimated cost for general liability
   insurance coverage for the project”, is DASNY asking for separate project specific
   general liability insurance? Our general liability is for an occurrence not per person
   and that insurance is included in our multiplier at no additional cost. Do you want us
   to break out our insurance costs from our multiplier or do you want us to purchase an
   individual project policy? If the latter, for a $70 million separate policy, this could be
   costly. Usually a specific policy is on a risk program or directly provided by the
   contractors. Since we are the CM is this type of insurance necessary?
Response:
   No project-specific insurance will be required on this contract.



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10. Do the pre-construction services include the bid phase?
 Response:
    Yes.


11. In addition, per the RFP, below we have provided our clarifications/exceptions etc.
    relating to the terms and conditions of the contract.

    Design Phase Contract Clarifications/Exceptions:
    1. Page 3 – Article VII: Withholding of Payments, #4 first line strike “liquidated
       damages”
    2. Page 3 – Article VIII: Final Payment and Release – 2nd paragraph third line strike
       “anything done or furnished under or arising out of the provisions of this
       contract” and add “payment.”
    3. Page 5 – Article X: Insurance Provided by Construction Manager, Item 5B third
       line strike “or material modification” and strike last sentence “Upon request, the
       CONSTRUCTION MANAGER shall furnish the OWNER with certified copies
       of each policy.”
    4. Page 5 – Article X: Insurance - 5B second paragraph second line replace
       “warranty” with “representation”
    5. Page 6 - Article X: Insurance Letter I second line, strike “or any of its
       Subconsultants or Subcontractors”
    6. Page 6 – Article XII: Insurance Provided by Prime Contractors - #1 first line
       change “indemnity” to indemnitee”
    7. Page 7 – Article XIII: Protection of Rights, Persons and Property – Letter B – 1b.
       strike in its entirety.
    8. Page 8 – Article XIV: Hold Harmless – add to the first paragraph at the end
       “Neither party will be liable to the other for any consequential, special, or
       incidental damages.
    Construction Phase Contract Clarifications/Exceptions:
    1. Page 4 – Article VI: Withholding of Payments - #4 first line strike “liquidated
       damages”
    2. Page 4 – Article VII: Final Payment and Release – 2nd paragraph third line strike
       “anything done or furnished under or arising out of the provisions of this
       contract” and add “payment.”
    3. Page 6 – Article IX: Insurance Provided by Construction Manager, Item 5B third
       line strike “or material modification” and strike last sentence “Upon request, the
       CONSTRUCTION MANAGER shall furnish the OWNER with certified copies
       of each policy.”
    4. Page 6 – Article IX: Insurance - 5B second paragraph second line replace
       “warranty” with “representation”
    5. Page 7 - Article IX: Insurance - Letter I second line, strike “or any of its
       Subconsultants or Subcontractors”
    6. Page 8 – Article XII: Protection of Rights, Persons, and Property – B2. Add to the
       end of the paragraph “However, CM will not have charge of or control and will
       not be responsible for construction means, methods, techniques, sequences,


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       procedures of construction, or precautions connected with the work of the Prime
       Contractor and/or their Subcontractors.”
   7. Page 8 – Article XII: Protection of Rights, Persons, and Property – Risks
       Assumed by the Construction Manager – 1b. Strike in its entirety.
   8. Page 10 – Article XIII: Hold Harmless – add to the end of the first paragraph
       “Neither party will be liable to the other for any consequential, special, or
       incidental damages.”
   General Conditions Work Phase Clarifications/Exceptions
   1. Page 2 – Article VI: Final Payment and Release – 2nd paragraph, 3rd line, strike
       “anything done or furnished under or arising out of the provisions of this
       Contract” and add “payment.”
   2. Page 3 – Article X: Protection of Rights, Person, and Property - A2. Add to the
       end of the paragraph “However, CM will not have charge of or control and will
       not be responsible for construction means, methods, techniques, sequences,
       procedures of construction, or precautions connected with the work of the Prime
       Contractor and/or their Subcontractors.”
   3. Page 4 - Article X: Protection of Rights, Person, and Property – Letter C – Risks
       Assumed by the CONSTRUCTION MANAGER – 1b. Strike in its entirety.
   Insurance Requirement Clarifications:
   1. Except for Workers' Compensation & Employers' Liability and Professional
       Liability, we can name the Dormitory Authority State of New York, the City
       University of New York and the City University Construction Fund as
       additional insureds.
   2. Our General Liability policy is written with a Per Project General Aggregate
       Endorsement. The policy does not provide Per Project limits for Each
       Occurrence or Products & Completed Operations Aggregate. If the Dormitory
       Authority needs all limits to be Per Project, we can arrange a Project-Specific
       General Liability policy for URS Corporation.
   3. Our General Liability policy provides Blanket Contractual Liability coverage for
       all our written contracts. However, the insurance is subject to terms, conditions,
       exclusions and limitations, so it does not cover "all indemnity agreements
       including all indemnity obligations contained in the General Conditions".
       Indemnification agreements are always broader than insurance coverage.
   4. We have Commercial Automobile Liability coverage written with a combined
       single limit for bodily injury and property damage per accident. The limits do not
       apply per person.
   5. Our insurers have agreed to provide thirty (30) days’ notice to certificate
       holders in the event of cancellation by the insurer, except for cancellation due to
       non-payment of premium. Our insurers will not agree to provide notice of non-
       renewal or material modification to certificate holders.
Response:
   Liquidated damages will not be applicable to this contract. The Dormitory Authority
   will not entertain any other revisions to the contract at this time.




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