1 2012 OMAHA LEAD SUPERFUND SITE
2 SMALL BUSINESS PRE-BID CONFERENCE
6 Taken before Brianne L. Starkey, RPR, CRR,
7 General Notary Public within and for the State of
8 Nebraska, beginning at 11 a.m., on April 11, 2012,
9 at the offices of the Omaha Public Schools,
10 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, Nebraska.
12 A P P E A R A N C E S
13 Yolanda Nero Senior Contracting Officer
Dave Drake Section Chief, Superfund Division
14 Dan Garvey Project Officer
Jack Peterson Senior Contracting Officer
15 Don Bahnke Alternate Project Officer
Chester Stovall Small Business Specialist
16 Marie Noel Senior Contracting Officer
Vicki Damm Database Manager
17 Pauletta Alternate Project Officer
1 (Whereupon, the following proceedings were
2 had, to-wit:)
3 YOLANDA NERO: Good morning to
5 ATTENDEE: Morning.
6 YOLANDA NERO: Don't know how to
7 talk? Good morning. Once again, I do want to thank
8 everyone for coming to this pre-bid conference.
9 This is the Omaha lead superfund site, small
10 business pre-bid conference, and I just want to make
11 sure that everyone is at the right pre-bid
12 conference that you are anticipating bidding on, so
13 I'm going to announce the solicitation number for
14 this particular pre-bid conference there.
15 It is SOL-R7-12-00005. Once again, I'm
16 going to reiterate that solicitation number.
17 SOL-R7-12-00005. The title of this solicitation is
18 2012 Omaha lead superfund site contract or
20 My name is Yolanda Nero. I am the
21 placement contracting officer for this contract. I
22 will also be the backup CO on this contract managing
23 this contract. And as I get ready to introduce our
24 staff, our team, you will be introduced to the
25 primary contracting officer that will be managing
1 this contract.
2 So for those of you all who were not here
3 on this morning that was part of 8(a) pre-bid
4 conference, I just want to give some logistics. The
5 rest rooms are outside to the left. You should see
6 the men and the women's rest room.
7 So at this time, we just want to introduce
8 our acquisition team that we have here with us this
9 morning. We do want to acknowledge our contracting
10 shop first.
11 We have Ms. Marie Noel. She's a senior
12 contracting officer, and she's helping us at this
13 pre-bid today.
14 Then we also have Mr. Jack Peterson, a
15 senior contracting officer who is assisting in the
16 pre-bid. And Mr. Jack Peterson will be the primary
17 CO on this particular small business contract. So
18 Mr. Jack Peterson, if you'd raise your hand again.
19 That's all we have in the contract section.
20 Then I do want to introduce our project
21 officer on these contracts there. For the small
22 business contract that we're in right now or
23 solicitation, our primary project officer is
24 Mr. Daniel Garvey. He will be the project officer
25 managing the small business contract.
1 And then his alternate project officer
2 will be Ms. Pauletta France-Isetts. She is the
4 And then we also have Mr. Don Bahnke who
5 manages all our paint contracts in the Omaha area,
6 and he will also serve as a backup on these
7 contracts if that is permitted there.
8 And then last but not least, a couple more
9 names. We have one of our management staff here with
10 us today. We have Mr. Dave Drake. He is the
11 section chief for the superfund branch there.
12 And then last but not least, we have
13 our -- Mr. Chester Stovall, our small business
15 And I'm going to ask Chester if you could
16 come to give us a brief synopsis of the upcoming
17 business opportunities EPA is going to be providing.
18 CHESTER STOVALL: Thank you, Yolanda.
19 I'm Chester Stovall. I'm a small business
20 specialist for EPA Region 7. Welcome, everyone, to
21 the small business pre-bid conference for the Omaha
22 lead site residential yards. We're glad you took
23 the time to come and maybe make some money for
25 We know that you're here on business, and
1 I think you'll find -- if this is your first time
2 being at one of our pre-bid conferences or looking
3 at one of your solicitations, let me say this, that
4 we have a very good, strong contract shop in
5 Kansas City and an equally strong and productive
6 program shop in Kansas City.
7 The scope of work that you see and the
8 contract and the contract language, significant
9 effort was made to make it as simple and as clean
10 and direct as it possibly could be made.
11 So we really hope you give us a good bid,
12 give us a good shot, and maybe you can win a nice
13 sized contract for your company.
14 We totally believe in small business, not
15 only because it makes sense to you but also because
16 in most cases where a large company's involved in
17 doing the work in the contract, they end up subbing
18 the work to actually perform the services to small
20 So it's in our behalf -- it's in our
21 benefit to deal directly and not have to worry about
22 paying someone else to watch you. We'll watch you
23 ourselves. So it makes a lot of sense that way.
24 In terms of upcoming contracts, I've got
25 two of them I can talk about right now. Both of
1 these are service-disabled veteran set-asides we've
2 determined. The next one coming up. We expect
3 maybe in three to four weeks it'll be on the street.
4 It'll be in Southwest Missouri in an area called
5 Oronogo in Jasper County, Missouri. Jasper County
6 is the home of Joplin, Missouri. That's going to be
7 a lead mine waste remediation contract. There will
8 be a pre-bid conference on that approximately two
9 weeks after the solicitation hits the street.
10 Expected value on that one is between 25 to
11 50 million.
12 Another contract that'll be coming up for
13 bid, solicitation not out yet either, but we expect
14 this one to be out in about maybe six weeks. The
15 reason we're saying that is because the paperwork
16 has not actually been received in the contract
17 office, so we're not quite sure exactly when we're
18 going to be getting that.
19 If you want updates on that, my name -- my
20 number will be on the sign-in sheet. Feel free to
21 call me anytime, and I can give you an update on
22 where we are in that regard.
23 But the second contract will be in a
24 County called Newton County, N-E-W-T-O-N. Newton
25 County is directly south of Jasper County, directly
1 south of I-44 in the southwest corner of Missouri.
2 That will also be a lead mine waste remediation
3 contract. It'll also be a service-disabled veteran
4 set-aside. Expected value in the area of 15 to
5 25 million. As with all of our contracts, that also
6 will have a pre-bid conference scheduled
7 approximately two weeks following when the
8 solicitation hits the street.
9 Presolicitation notices for both of these
10 have not been issued yet. The presolicitation
11 notice is kind of like a -- it will be placed on
12 fbo.gov, FedBizOpps, at least two weeks ahead of
14 So with that, we're glad you took a chance
15 to come up and see what we're doing, how we do
16 business. I think when you find out more detail
17 about what we're doing, you'll see it could be a
18 good job to receive through your firm.
19 Most of you have done some contracting
20 work for large companies or maybe even some direct
21 work for some other firms. Bidding and receiving a
22 contract from us, you get a chance to have on your
23 company's resume a direct prime contract with EPA.
24 It'll be very valuable to you. We hope you take a
25 good, strong look at what we're doing and give us a
1 good price.
2 Two things, though. Number one, there's a
3 sign-in sheet that's going on. Where's the sign-in
4 sheet? If you've got it, raise your hand. Where's
5 the other one? Please make sure -- do yourself a
6 favor, make sure you sign one of those sign-in
8 I'm going to be leaving in a few minutes.
9 When I raise my hand, I'll be going out the door to
10 make copies of it, and the plan is to get them back
11 to give to you before we leave this morning late.
12 Also those sign-in sheets will be posted online, so
13 it's very important that you get those done.
14 She's going to tell you, I'm going to tell
15 you right now also, no questions following the
16 pre-bid, so get your questions asked right now.
17 Back to our mistress of ceremonies, Yolanda Nero.
18 YOLANDA NERO: Thank you,
19 Mr. Stovall. We introduced ourselves today;
20 therefore, we would like for you to introduce
21 yourselves there. And we're going to pass along the
22 microphone, so I'm going to ask if you can provide
23 your name, your company, and whether you're a prime
24 or a sub. If you can speak clearly and loudly into
25 the microphone so we can get it transcribed, I'd
1 certainly appreciate that.
2 CHESTER STOVALL: And also where
3 you're from.
4 YOLANDA NERO: Where you're from,
5 that's right.
6 DANNY JORDAN: Danny Jordan with SEE
7 Environmental Construction. We're from Omaha,
8 Nebraska, and we would like to be prime or sub.
9 TONY RATHBUN: Tony Rathbun, Heeter
10 Construction. We're a prime contractor out of
11 Spencer, West Virginia, and Denver, Colorado.
12 JANA PFEFFERKORN: Jana Pfefferkorn
13 with Pfefferkorn Design & Construction out of
14 Kansas City, Missouri, and we are bidding as a sub.
15 KYLE GUNION: Kyle Gunion with
16 L and M Construction bidding as a prime from
17 Kansas City, Missouri.
18 BRIAN MACKENZIE: Brian Mackenzie
19 Sealand Enviro out of Connecticut bidding as a
21 MARK BEDARD: Mark Bedard, Sealand
22 Enviro, bidding as a prime from Connecticut.
23 SAMUEL MUDUMALA: Samuel Mudumala,
24 Prudent, Kansas City, Missouri, prime.
25 RAUL GARCIA: Raul Garcia, Vista
1 Environmental. We're bidding as a sub from
3 JOHN VRENICK: John Vrenick, Prudent
4 Technologies, bidding as a prime from Omaha,
6 CHANDRA SHEKAR: Chandra Shekar,
7 Shekar Engineering, Des Moines, Iowa, bidding as a
9 SUDHIR MANTRI: Sudhir Mantri,
10 Industrial & Environmental Services, Chicago,
11 bidding as a prime or sub.
12 PATRICK BOLGER: Patrick Bolger with
13 Denovo Constructors out of Chicago, prime.
14 RICH FEDER: Rich Feder,
15 Environmental Restoration, bidding as a prime.
16 RON BROWN: Ron Brown with
17 Environmental Restoration. We're bidding as a
18 prime. I'm out of the St. Louis office. We have a
19 local Omaha office here that we staff out of.
20 CANDY CROCKETT: Candy Crockett, Iowa
21 Waste Systems. I'm just here as an observer.
22 DAVE CROCKETT: Dave Crockett with
23 Iowa Waste Systems here as an observer.
24 MEREDITH WATSON: Meredith Watson
25 with Terranext. We're out of Kansas City and sub.
1 JOSH RANDALL: Josh Randall, QEPI in
2 Indianapolis here as a sub.
3 BRIAN KEENEY: Brian Keeney with HIS
4 Constructors bidding as a prime out of Indianapolis.
5 KEITH WESTBERRY: Keith Westberry,
6 Etech Environmental. We're out of Texas bidding as
7 a sub.
8 BOB LOUDEN: Bob Louden with
9 Professional Environmental Engineers out of
10 Kansas City, and we're going to bid as a prime or a
12 KELLEY SANDERS: Kelley Sanders,
13 Professional Environmental Engineers, Omaha, prime
14 or sub.
15 GARY JENKINS: Gary Jenkins with
16 GB Environmental, bidding as a prime or sub out of
17 Omaha, Nebraska.
18 DAVE HRON: Dave Hron, EW Wells,
19 prime/sub, Omaha, Nebraska.
20 JOSH LAYTON: Josh Layton, Babcock
21 Construction, out of Hattiesburg, Mississippi,
22 bidding as a prime.
23 TODD KEEL: Todd Keel, Anderson
24 Excavating, Omaha, Nebraska, bidding as a prime.
25 JOE McQUINN: Joe McQuinn with
1 Anderson Excavating out of Omaha bidding as a prime.
2 DAN MAY: Dan May from Anderson
3 Excavating, Omaha, Nebraska.
4 TAMARA BRUNOW: Tamara Brunow, Brunow
5 Contracting bidding as a subcontractor, Omaha,
7 KEVIN WRIGHT: Kevin Wright,
8 Grisham/Hoy out of Kansas City, Missouri, bidding as
9 a prime.
10 KELLY GREENE: Kelly Greene out of
11 Kansas City, Grisham/Hoy, bidding as a prime.
12 JUSTIN GRISHAM: Justin Grisham,
13 Grisham/Hoy, Kansas City, prime.
14 FRED WASHINGTON: Fred Washington,
15 Coastal Environmental out of Omaha bidding as a
17 JODI VACCARO: Jodi Vaccaro, Coastal,
18 out of Omaha bidding as a prime.
19 RALPH NICKOLAS: Ralph Nickolas
20 MFH Environmental, out of the El Paso, Texas,
21 bidding as a prime.
22 JOHN DOUGHERTY: John Dougherty,
23 Dougherty Sprague Environmental, Dallas, sub.
24 BILL YSTUETA: Bill Ystueta with
25 Global Environmental out of St. Louis bidding as a
2 PAUL HENDERSON: Paul Henderson with
3 QRI out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, bidding as a
5 JADY NEW: Jady New with QRI out of
6 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as a prime.
7 RONALD BATISTE: Hello. I'm Ronald
8 Batiste, Eagle Environmental Construction out of
9 San Francisco, California, bidding as a prime.
10 YOLANDA NERO: Thank you so very much
11 there. Once again, we want to make sure everyone
12 has signed in, signed the attendance sheet for
13 Mr. Stovall to complete his task at hand.
14 Okay. At this time, we're going to ask
15 Mr. Dan Garvey if you would come to present your
16 Power Point presentation on this contract, or
17 solicitation rather. Thank you.
18 DAVE DRAKE: Just one quick note
19 before Dan starts. We'll let him go through his
20 presentation without trying to interrupt him. And
21 then when he's finished, we have some questions and
22 answers that have already been submitted, we'll go
23 through those. And then after that, we will take
24 questions from the floor.
25 So there will be, you know, ample
1 opportunity for everyone to ask questions. We'll be
2 here quite a while, so let's just start here with
3 Dan's presentation, the formal question and answer,
4 then from the floor.
5 DAN GARVEY: Good morning.
6 ATTENDEE: Morning.
7 DAN GARVEY: I see about half the
8 same faces I spoke to about an hour ago, so I'll try
9 to change a word or two in this to keep you going
11 My name's Dan Garvey. I'm a project
12 officer on this project. I've been involved with
13 Omaha since 2002. I've seen a lot of changes on our
14 project over the years. The first year I was here
15 we did 32 properties, and we thought we were
16 rocking. And we did 2,000 properties the last
17 couple years, so it's a lot of changes.
18 Over the years, the project as we went
19 from what we referred to as a removal program,
20 remedial program, it seems like it gets tighter, our
21 paperwork gets tighter, the things that we do today,
22 the expectations, the contract in the statement of
23 work, it seems like they have gotten more stringent
24 over time. And I would encourage everybody to study
25 the work statement real hard in preparing your bid.
1 Generally when I think about the project,
2 we did the most contaminated properties early on to
3 alleviate our human health threat of lead in our
4 community, and it's been great to be involved with
5 the project. And I kind of say it every time, but
6 it's neat to be paid to help a community -- not only
7 just to help them but alleviate a lead risk to
8 people. And it's just kind of fun, and you guys
9 have the opportunity to win and get awarded this
10 contract and do the same thing.
11 I want to talk about two things to you.
12 I'm going to talk about what a project officer means
13 to you in the contract, and then I want to go
14 through this Power Point pretty quickly.
15 But a project officer is a term or label
16 where the ground -- we're the people on the ground
17 here in Omaha with the contractor.
18 You will basically -- you'll see the other
19 EPA people, but you'll see us the majority of the
20 time. We will attend your weekly meetings. I will
21 accept most all your deliverables. I will initiate
22 your money for your funding. I will receive all
23 your invoices and study it to approve it on behalf
24 of the U.S. government. I will walk the properties
25 with you. We get involved with citizen's
2 And the group that gets to work this
3 contract, you'll see a whole lot of me to get it
4 done. So we'll bounce into our Power Point.
5 Just for those that are new to be here, to
6 look at this is just our site area. This is about
7 27 square miles, and its boundaries are the river
8 and Harrison Street and 56th and Read to the north.
9 So it's a big area, lots of blocks, lots of areas.
10 I have -- I told you I changed one thing
11 what I did an hour ago. I'll tell you a dog story.
12 The worst thing I can think of that ever
13 happened to me was in a backyard, and I was with a
14 couple contract employees. And a pit bull came
15 running at me, and I saw I was with one of the
16 contractor people. It was a 21-year-old young
17 woman. I saw this blur run by me in the yard, and
18 you know, just almost push me over trying to get out
19 of that backyard. But even in my 50s, I got out of
20 that backyard without getting attacked by the pit
22 So I would encourage the company that gets
23 awarded the contract that as long as you follow the
24 health and safety plan and understand OSHA
25 requirements and that kind of stuff, you can survive
1 as long as me here without getting a pit bull
3 Just some numbers for you. You know,
4 these are just maximum numbers on the contract,
5 potential numbers, so base quantity of 200 with five
6 options of 100 properties each for 700 for the first
7 three years, and then a base of 100 with four
8 100 options for the last year of the contract, and
9 those are potential numbers.
10 Property sketches are a big deal. As we
11 have all done our project, you have to think
12 about -- like you look at this sketch on the top
13 that says '05. And what could happen in seven years
14 on a property, like there's a building there now or
15 the trees got cut down, that kind of stuff.
16 These sketches are meant to be a fairly
17 accurate image of what this property is. You can
18 see the quadrants that are assigned, and you can
19 tell the front of the property doesn't need to be
20 excavated because it's below the cleanup goal as
21 stated in your work statement, and the back half of
22 the property is and so there's words.
23 And everything I'm going to talk about is
24 work statement, work statement, work statement. In
25 my role as a federal employee, I stick this thing in
1 my back pocket. I tell anybody, these people in the
2 room that have worked on this project before,
3 they'll tell you that that's what I reference when I
5 We talk about sketches, about sketch
6 accuracy, about returning sketches to EPA and we
7 correct them and we turn them around really quickly.
8 And it's something that, you know, we
9 don't necessarily all have to be changed, but
10 there's a portion of them that do have to change
11 because of kind of life events on these properties.
12 This is an example. These homes vary in
13 size, and I just shot a picture of a home in Omaha
14 that we did and the square footage changed, so we
15 have sketches that have the properties on them.
16 But the sketches -- and you can review
17 those to try to calculate what you think is average
18 sizes, but this is just one of them.
19 Each one of these slides I show, I'd be
20 looking at the words I'm writing on the slide
21 because that's what I'm going to be talking to the
22 group about is Section 2.6.1, backfill quality. We
23 have stringent requirements. We don't want to
24 excavate a bunch of properties in Omaha over ten or
25 fifteen years and find out that we've left a
1 disaster in the community because of soil that's not
2 the proper soil or grading or compaction techniques,
3 and we list those in there.
4 And when you look at this property, the
5 first thing I look at in the middle of that yard, is
6 that a shadow or is that erosion in the yard because
7 it took too long to put the sod down?
8 And so as we -- you go through the process
9 of doing your yards, remediate your yards, we spend
10 a lot of time writing the documents you should
11 follow, and we have requirements for when you put
12 the sod down and having that soil in a ready
13 condition to be successful for the property owner.
14 The contractor will sample their own depth
15 of excavation on these properties and is a
16 third-party check for the government and basically
17 for the community.
18 We have EPA personnel here that are on
19 staff that will go out and they'll just show up, a
20 Tuesday, a Wednesday, or whatever day of the week
21 that they show, and they'll contact the key -- the
22 point of contact for the contractor and say we want
23 to sample the property. They will go out and do
25 My experience with it is they are fairly
1 timely with this. There's words in your work
2 statement that -- I think it's 24 hours that they
3 have to accomplish this or you can move forward.
4 And they will use the same technique for the same
5 thing that you do.
6 And if it fails, they will contact you,
7 and you're required to go back and excavate a little
8 bit more to achieve our cleanup goal. And that has
9 worked fairly well for us.
10 One change in this contract is the 4-inch
11 minimum, and it should be known for people that have
12 bid on this project before, we have kind of gone
13 full circle. We used to dig deeper depths, and then
14 we moved towards the shallower, and now we're
15 back -- kind of back where we were when I first got
16 here, for a minimum excavation of 4 inches.
17 And so I told the first group when I
18 looked at that photo, I wasn't thinking about the
19 4-inch minimum, but what I put on there, well,
20 that's a pretty good photo. When I go out and look
21 at it, is that a 4-inch excavation along that
22 concrete? So that'll be one of the kind of things
23 that the government people will look at.
24 In my experience here, two biggest
25 problems we have on this project with property
1 owners are sod issues and damage on properties. And
2 so I try to emphasize these two topics in the
3 presentation, backfill quality, grading, compaction.
4 We have tightened our backfill
5 requirements and have worked with experts in the
6 field to -- you know, what is an achievable type of
7 soil to put down that does not cause unacceptable
8 infestation of insects in five years or ten years
9 after we leave, that kind of stuff.
10 And we have requirements like 5 percent
11 organic content in this contract, nutrient --
12 different kind of nutrient testing, along with our
13 contaminants are of concern.
14 Just more backfill, I'm also -- I'm not an
15 equipment operator, but I think we all want to be.
16 When I go to these properties and watch the grading
17 that they do, you know, you look at that.
18 And I don't know if you all think much
19 when you look at that, but when you sit at my desk
20 and I get a property owner that calls two years
21 later and says, Hey, the soil's dropped 4 inches
22 along that sidewalk, that kind of stuff, that's why
23 we have those requirements in there, to let your
24 skilled operators be skilled and to slope away from
25 foundations and drainage on properties.
1 I've seen a lot of good operators up here,
2 and the good ones you just kind of stand there.
3 That's why you're making the money you're making to
4 do it because they're truly valuable people on our
5 success of the project.
6 All the properties are I think like
7 100 years old, all these -- they're varying
8 conditions of repair or disrepair. We have
9 requirements about pre-video. I would look at that
10 closely. You know, you look at that fence and you
11 say, that fence is broken or missing pieces or
13 The people in our site area are not too
14 much different than people anywhere. I don't know
15 too many people that count the cracks in their
16 driveway and they know there's only 99 cracks
17 instead of 100, or if that's a missing plank there
18 in that fence and that happened two years ago or six
19 months ago.
20 We deal with a lot of landlords that have
21 20 properties, and they definitely don't know what
22 plank is what. Once you intervene with somebody,
23 then all of a sudden that kind of stuff becomes a
24 more current topic of discussion.
25 So anyway, we require that when you -- I
1 tell anybody on this project that -- I just told the
2 group this morning when we visited the properties,
3 the way that I feel like I've been successful here
4 is to treat everybody with respect.
5 A lot of these properties -- some of the
6 properties are going to be great, some of the
7 properties are going to be not great, some of the
8 properties are going to be in between. But the one
9 thing I've learned is the guy that's got $10 in his
10 pocket, that's his $10 and that's -- that's very
11 important to people.
12 And so whether it's concrete or whether
13 it's fence, you know, you better treat it -- because
14 if that person only has that money to have a fence
15 that has one plank missing, that's pretty important
16 to them. I'd be thinking about that.
17 It has words in your work statement as
18 accessing other people's property. This does not
19 mean that, like, you know, I don't care or I could
20 just go on these other people's properties and do
21 this work. I'm looking at a property that doesn't
22 look like the property owner cares about their
23 property. It doesn't give you a right to do that.
24 It also states that you video if you access somebody
25 else's property.
1 The other -- talked about sod issues. The
2 problem -- well, the issue is that we do so many
3 properties here that we receive phone calls -- I
4 receive phone calls from complaints from ten years.
5 My grass hasn't grown from ten years ago, my grass
6 hasn't grown from five years ago, that kind of
8 It's when the project is unusual. Omaha
9 is unusual just because we do so many properties,
10 which is unusual for EPA. And you can imagine
11 putting grass down on 2,000 people's properties a
12 year who each one of them understands lawn care in a
13 different way.
14 So we have done our best with the front
15 end of this to study what is the proper way, what is
16 the proper type of soil to put down, what are the
17 proper requirements for sod to give this community
18 the best chance of success.
19 One thing that's different this year which
20 I really like is biodegradable backing on sod is a
21 requirement in this contract. And for those of you
22 that haven't worked here before, the reason that's a
23 big deal, one reason I'll say is if you have sod
24 growth with somebody and this plastic stuff is
25 sticking and there's little bubbles all over the
1 yard, then it's like a separate thing that gets them
2 mad in addition to their sod not growing. So we put
3 that in this new contract.
4 I just -- I got a couple slides here on
5 damage. I just say damage, damage, damage. You
6 have to -- every person in your crew is important to
7 your -- my experience is every person is important
8 to your bottom line. You go on these driveways and
9 these things are cracked, you better be thinking
10 about putting something down or doing something to
11 prevent damage on people's driveways.
12 It's -- it's not a -- there's a
13 significant portion of the work statement there that
14 talks about it. This is not, like, we'll worry
15 about -- it's an important part of the project.
16 We've been successful here at the Omaha
17 lead site because this community has not rallied to
18 crucify us because we're not concerned about their
19 welfare. And I would be thinking about it and
20 you -- states in the work statement about what you
21 will do about it and repairs.
22 You know, I didn't ask if you could see
23 this, right? Can you see it? Should we turn that
24 light on?
25 Probably can't read those words, but I
1 shot this picture because this is an example of
2 somebody calling me from, like, five years ago. We
3 deal with seniors, handicapped, you know, all kinds
4 of people in all kinds of situations. She's calling
5 me telling me that this happened several years ago.
6 It's not necessarily a responsibility of your
7 current contract. I'm just telling you what we're
8 faced with on the site.
9 You can see the cracks on the left-hand
10 side. You know, the citizen is talking to me about
11 improper compaction along that sidewalk, and three
12 years later, we caused a crack. And I'm on a fixed
13 income, I have no money, and I want to know what EPA
14 is going to do about that.
15 That's what I -- to me it's all about
16 people and the problems here, and so I'm standing
17 out there with this property owner who I can tell
18 does not have any money and just hanging on to her
19 home, and I'm thinking about words we can put in a
20 work statement for future contracts that might help,
21 you know, in the business we can to avoid these kind
22 of situations.
23 Recent thing in recent years on our --
24 it's like I said, things have tightened up on the
25 project. In your statement of work, it talks about
1 all different kinds of other federal regulations and
2 things that you comply with.
3 And this is another section. As you
4 prepare your bids, I'd be thinking about that this
5 means you should really have an understanding of the
6 broad spectrum of other regulations that you're
7 doing, like Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans,
8 like the Clean Water Act.
9 And the idea of working that group, the
10 idea when I listen to them talk is we don't want
11 sediment to go into our river and violate federal
13 So in the areas where you house your
14 activities, you can see the kind of steps, a few
15 examples that I show, that you will comply with our
17 It's pretty -- we've been here in the
18 field since 1999, and so obviously everybody knows
19 who we are and what we're doing. We get a lot of
20 city exposure, and our leaders have made a lot of
21 commitments to a lot of different people. And to
22 make it work, we honor these other rules. So I
23 would be thinking about those kind of things.
24 EPA has been involved with community
25 meetings and neighborhood associations and lots of
1 people like that. And for us to use an area,
2 everything is, like, right next door to where either
3 a school is or kids are playing. So for us to use
4 areas with contaminated soil, this is not just dump
5 it and, you know, let's make our money kind of a
6 thing. There's all kind of things to be thinking
8 So we have a lot of rules in our work
9 statement that talk about -- for example, roadways
10 are not tracked. And I'm not saying particularly
11 with the slide that this is, you know, the most
12 flagrant thing I've ever seen on a superfund site.
13 The idea is if you live across the street
14 and you have a little kid and you're driving
15 through, soil running down the street like that, is
16 that something I'd be thinking about? It'd be
17 something I would be thinking about if I lived
18 across the street.
19 Along with blowing dust, these areas I'm
20 talking about are -- we're stewards of presence in
21 these areas in Omaha, and when you have them,
22 there's words about engineering controls for dust
23 suppression, that kind of thing.
24 And, you know, this amount of dust is -- I
25 guess we could have a breakout session about that
1 kind of thing. But the idea is when blowing dust
2 is -- you know, when a contaminated stockpile is
3 blowing into neighborhoods, we're trying to tell --
4 the Environmental Protection Agency is supposed to
5 be role models for alleviating health hazards,
6 that's not a good thing. So I would be thinking
7 about reading that portion.
8 Just, you know, if you drive around Omaha
9 and you look at all the different groups that are
10 doing construction projects, you say, Well, we're
11 better than those guys. We see a lot worse
13 But you know, again, it's just stormwater
14 drains. They do have -- in the last probably three
15 or four years, they send -- we work a superfund, but
16 EPA has got different environmental laws, different
17 sections of EPA, and they send inspectors out here
18 that'll -- that are very skilled in those portions,
19 and they have these inspectors come out and look for
20 these kind of things, so I'd be thinking about it.
21 Basically, we're bound just by the terms
22 of your contract, and you'll see languages in there,
23 language in there about backfill source. We'll take
24 your Stormwater Pollution Plan that's required, and
25 I'll go visit these places and I'll look at this
1 and -- they call them BMP, best management
2 practices, the Stormwater Prevention Pollution Plan.
3 And then frequently you're supposed to
4 document that you're monitoring this kind of stuff,
5 so we're looking at that as just one more thing that
6 we monitor.
7 We've got several visits from the
8 inspectors in that group, and I definitely learned
9 by being with them and they talk about when you
10 uncover a bare area that you have to have vegetation
11 for a certain distance of a waterway and all those
12 kinds of things, so I just encourage you to at least
13 be familiar.
14 There's, like, forms for the Stormwater
15 Pollution Prevention Plan that are on the Internet
16 that you can Google, and just be aware of those kind
17 of things. That's it.
18 YOLANDA NERO: Thank you very much,
20 Now we're getting ready to proceed into
21 our questions and answers, the questions that I
22 received in advance. Once these questions are
23 answered, you will have the opportunity if you have
24 any questions to write your questions down on the
25 cards that we have provided to you, but I'm going to
1 ask you to print your question legibly so we can
2 answer it appropriately there.
3 Then after we've received those, when we
4 receive those questions, we're going to take about a
5 15-minute break to answer the questions. Then we
6 will have -- offer an opportunity for just open
7 questions there if some additional questions come
9 DAVE DRAKE: Just one quick thing, we
10 forgot to introduce Vickie Damm this morning,
11 another EPA person who's with us, and Vickie is our
12 database manager.
13 So all of -- as you can imagine, this
14 project will generate an enormous amount of data,
15 and Vickie is the person who you -- whoever the
16 winning bidder is will work with quite a bit on the
17 management of all the environmental data that comes
18 from your project. She's actually doing all the
19 data for all the contractors at the site. She's an
20 old hand at doing that, and she is here today.
21 Vickie, there she is. She's cold.
22 YOLANDA NERO: Thank you. I didn't
23 see you over in that corner there.
24 We're getting ready to proceed with our
25 questions and answers.
1 Q. First question: The first paragraph in
2 Section L-6 --
3 YOLANDA NERO: Some of these
4 questions may be repeated from this morning, so if
5 they sound familiar, that's the reason why, but
6 we're going to reiterate it.
7 Q. First paragraph in Section L-6 requires
8 the company to demonstrate experience with the
9 contract of similar size or complexity performed
10 within the last three years. The EPA's current
11 estimate for this project is between 13 million and
12 $60 million.
13 Does the contractor need to demonstrate
14 experience on projects in this dollar range? If
15 not, what is the minimum dollar value, the EPA would
16 consider to be of similar size?
17 A. Relevant experience is defined as remedial or removal
18 activities that are performed on hundreds of
19 properties within a construction season.
20 In addition, the residential properties
21 should be within an urban area where there are
22 multiple interested parties and issues to deal with.
23 This requires prospective bidder to
24 provide evidence that residential remediation work
25 in an urban setting has been performed by the
1 contractor in the last three years.
2 Q. The next question: The second paragraph
3 in Section L-6 requires client references for
4 similar contracts.
5 Will experience for employees currently
6 employed by a company but who obtained their
7 experience working on other companies be used to
8 demonstrate experience, or does the experience need
9 to have been performed by the company submitting the
11 A. The company submitting the bid must
12 demonstrate that it has performed similar work in
13 the past. The work effort must be residential yard
14 cleanup, either remedial or removal, in an urban
15 environment. Experience for key personnel may be
16 from other employers.
17 Q. Next question: Section L-6 specifies a
18 minimum requirement for key personnel, example,
19 project manager, superintendent. Most of these
20 positions require a person to have a minimum of
21 three years' experience with residential remediation
22 or cleanup activities. It's unclear what is meant
23 by cleanup activities.
24 For example, would working on an oil spill
25 qualify as a cleanup activity, or would the cleanup
1 activity have to have been performed on a
2 residential remediation project?
3 A. Cleanup activities for purposes of this
4 contract includes remedial or removal activities that
5 are performed on hundreds of properties within a
6 single construction season.
7 In addition, the residential properties
8 should be within an urban area where there are
9 multiple interested parties and issues to deal with.
10 Cleanup of an oil spill, if it impacted
11 hundreds of residential properties in an urban area,
12 could be considered as experience.
13 Q. Next question: As a follow-up to the
14 previous question, if oil spill cleanup is not
15 considered relevant experience, would the EPA
16 provide examples of cleanup activities?
17 A. Oil spill cleanup would only be considered
18 if hundreds of residential properties within an
19 urban area within a single construction season had
20 been addressed within the scope of one contract or
21 task order.
22 EPA wants the prospective bidder to
23 provide experience in removing contaminants from
24 residential yards. These activities need to have
25 been performed in urban areas where there are
1 multiple stakeholders and issues to be considered.
2 Q. Next question: On previous Omaha
3 contracts, the EPA has modified the contract to
4 include new Davis-Bacon wage determinations multiple
5 times in each year.
6 Will EPA provide the rationale that will
7 be used to determine when the new wage
8 determinations will be flowed down?
9 YOLANDA NERO: Let me make one
10 comment on that. I forgot to make this statement
12 Per the Department of Labor memorandum
13 written in conjunction to EPA, projects primarily of
14 the Davis-Bacon Act will exclusively use DBA wages.
15 No SCA labor classifications will be utilized on
16 this contract as this is a competitive contract.
17 Long story short, no conformances will be
18 pursued once an award is made. Answer your
20 A. EPA will provide the Davis-Bacon wage
21 determinations current at the time exercised of the
22 option period; however, multiple changes to the wage
23 determinations may occur within the contract period.
24 The contractor must comply with any change to the
25 wage determinations, but in accordance to
1 Clause I.35, EPA will not make any adjustments to
2 contract price.
3 Q. Next question: Is EPA going to provide
4 the water treatment plant for a temporary staging
5 yard for both the 8(a) and the small business
7 A. No. EPA will not be providing the waste
8 water treatment plant to either contractor for
9 temporary staging.
10 Q. Next question: How many properties has
11 the EPA confirmed still requires remediation,
12 example, already tested?
13 A. Currently, there are approximately
14 5,000 properties that are known to require
15 remediation. For pricing purposes, if all option
16 periods are exercised, your maximum guarantee is
17 only 700 properties.
18 Q. Next question: CLIN 1008 refers to
19 experts. Will EPA provide the qualification they
20 would expect for the soil and plant expert? For
21 example, would the owner/operator of the plant
22 nursery be considered a plant expert?
23 A. First, the reference to disposal under
24 CLIN 0008 will be deleted. CLIN can be defined as
25 any experts with experience on issues related to
1 agricultural concerns. Expected qualification shall
2 be at minimum master's degree with two years' field
3 experience in a scientific discipline relative to
4 the issue of concern.
5 Q. Next question: CLIN 0007 is for a
6 professional engineer. Please clarify the type of
7 engineer that will be required. Example, civil,
8 architectural, structural?
9 A. Per the performance work statement, the
10 professional engineer is a structural engineer
11 licensed in the state of Nebraska. The PWS -- the
12 performance work statement will be modified to
13 include in the state of Nebraska.
14 Q. Next question: CLIN 0007 is for a
15 professional engineer, and costs vary greatly
16 depending on their level of experience. Please
17 clarify if this is for a licensed P.E. or whether an
18 individual with an engineering degree in an
19 engineering discipline is acceptable.
20 A. CLIN 0007 refers to a professional
21 structural engineer licensed in the state of
23 Q. Next question: Considering the engineer
24 may be required to determine responsibility for
25 damages to property, i.e., subsidence issues, is the
1 EPA requiring a third-party engineer, or can the
2 engineer be an employee of the company?
3 A. EPA is requiring that the engineer be a
4 third party.
5 Q. Next question: Considering the unknown
6 level of efforts required for the engineer and the
7 potential conflict of interest of utilizing a
8 contractor employee, would the EPA deleting this
9 CLIN and allow an engineering costs to be as an ODC?
10 This would provide the EPA with an avenue to access
11 an engineer for any varying situation.
12 A. The answer is no.
13 Q. Final question as it pertains to
14 professional engineering.
15 If a licensed professional engineer is
16 required, please identify whether a Nebraska
17 licensed engineer is required, or if you will accept
18 a license from any licensing authority.
19 A. As stated previously, professional
20 structural engineer licensed in the state of
21 Nebraska is required.
22 Q. Next question: Pricing for Option Year 3
23 includes CLIN 2005. CLIN 2005 is also used in
24 Option Year 2. Unlike most other CLINs, this CLIN
25 does not specify the number of properties that will
1 be comprised, meaning Lot 1.
2 Did the EPA intend this to be
3 100 properties, or is it intended to be one
5 A. The pricing schedule for Option Year 3
6 will be amended to correct this.
7 Q. Next question: Section L-6 describes the
8 duties of the health and safety manager. In this
9 description, it states that the safety manager or
10 his designee should be in Omaha. It's unclear
11 whether this person should be or must be in Omaha.
12 Is EPA requiring a full-time health and
13 safety officer to be on site at all times?
14 A. The health and safety officer or his or
15 her representative must be in Omaha. A person that
16 is knowledgeable of and has received training in
17 health and safety issues must be present in Omaha
18 while remediation work is ongoing.
19 Q. Next question: The pricing schedule
20 includes grand totals for each option period;
21 however, there doesn't seem to be a space for the
22 contractor to tally all option periods.
23 Does EPA intend to add the option periods
24 together at the bid opening, or should the
25 contractor include the price that reflects the total
1 of all option periods at the end of the pricing
3 A. A grand total line will be added to the
4 pricing schedule.
5 Q. Next question: Can one company win both
6 the contracts?
7 A. No. They can bid on both contracts;
8 however, they can only win one. An 8(a) prime
9 cannot be a sub to a small business prime or provide
10 equipment and personnel because EPA wants to
11 maximize the small business opportunity and prevent
12 a single contract teaming arrangement from receiving
13 both awards.
14 Q. Next question: Can one company be prime
15 on one contract and be a sub on the other?
16 A. No. The answer to this question is the
17 same as the one before.
18 They can bid on both contracts; however,
19 they can only one win. An 8(a) prime cannot be a
20 sub to a small business prime or provide equipment
21 and personnel because EPA wants to maximize small
22 business opportunity and prevent a single contract
23 teaming arrangement from receiving both awards.
24 Q. Next question: CLIN 0007, independent
25 professional engineers can be $200 an hour. Can we
1 use in-house professional engineers?
2 A. EPA is requiring that the engineer be a
3 third party.
4 Q. Next question: CLIN 0009, the cost of
5 retaining wall will be as high as $30,000 depending
6 on the material, height, and length of the wall.
7 Can EPA provide information of existing
8 retaining walls?
9 YOLANDA NERO: Let me make another
10 statement too. All questions pertaining to the
11 replacement and/or repair of retaining walls will be charged
12 under the ODC CLIN. An amount to the pricing
13 schedule will be reissued.
14 A. The answer that I have to the actual
15 question is a replacement and/or repair of the
16 retaining walls will be charged under ODC CLIN. An
17 amendment to the pricing schedule will be reissued.
18 Q. Next question: CLIN 0010, what does other
19 structural items comprise of?
20 A. An amendment will be reissued to remove
21 CLIN 0010. Such charges will be in the ODC CLIN.
22 YOLANDA NERO: These next questions I
23 received this morning, so we really didn't have an
24 opportunity to answer them in advance, but we're
25 going to ask the question and you'll respond to it.
1 Q. Have soils excavated from residential
2 yards been used/been approved for use previously in
3 Iowa, Nebraska, or Missouri as beneficial fill?
4 A. No. Soils from the Omaha lead site have
5 been disposed of at approved Subtitle D waste
7 Q. Next question: In reference to the final
8 management of excavated materials, Paragraphs No. 2
9 and No. 3 on Page 43 of the final record of decision
10 operable Unit 02 dated May 13, 2009. These
11 questions are in reference to that.
12 Has option No. 2 or No. 3 been approved or
13 utilized on previous projects in Iowa, Nebraska, or
15 A. No.
16 Q. The next question as it pertains to that
17 statement: Per Option No. 3, will approval be given
18 for utilization of Anderson Excavating Company,
19 Subtitle D Iowa landfill at 2520 Kanesville
20 Boulevard, Council Bluffs, Iowa?
21 A. That is unknown. Any landfill accepting
22 waste from a superfund site must conform with the
23 offsite policy, be a licensed facility, have no
24 violations, and have state and local concurrence to
25 accept the waste.
1 The successful bidder would have to make
2 that proposal to EPA, and EPA would have to review
3 all the documents, talk with state and local people
4 before a decision can be made.
5 YOLANDA NERO: These are the
6 questions I receive in advance. We're going to take
7 about a 15-minute break. If you have questions,
8 please write them down on the card. Please print
9 and provide them to me. I will be standing over
11 I'm going to ask that you all not go to
12 the desk so therefore they can concentrate on
13 responding. And then we will answer those
15 (11:55 a.m. - Recess.)
1 (At 12:12 p.m., with parties present as
2 before, the following proceedings were had,
4 YOLANDA NERO: I'm going to ask
5 Ms. Pauletta France-Isetts, if you would read the
6 question and then provide the answer.
7 Q. Will the EPA provide a staging area for
8 contaminated soil material and backfill fill
10 A. No. You need to see 2.5.4 of the
11 performance work statement. It specifically says
12 that EPA will not provide staging storage areas.
13 In addition, the proposed staging
14 locations have to be submitted to EPA and available
15 for public comment before they will be approved.
16 Q. Will subcontractor experience qualify for
17 use for minimum experience requirements?
18 A. Subcontractor experience will be
19 considered in addition to the prime's experience.
20 You can't base all of it on just your
21 subcontractor's experience.
22 Q. Please disclose bid results from previous
23 contracts for similar work.
24 A. That information will not be provided.
25 Q. On backfilling, is there any type of cap
1 being used on properties?
2 A. No. The only exception to that is if a
3 property owner specifically asks that gravel be
4 placed on the compacted backfill instead of sod. In
5 addition to that, it has to be approved by EPA.
6 Q. On damage, how much will the EPA give in
7 to citizen who is claiming we destroyed personal
9 A. The reason that we're requiring
10 pre-video/pre-photographs of the properties is that
11 the contractor is responsible for validating claims
13 In other words, if you don't have
14 documentation to prove that it preexisted, you may
15 be on the hook, and that's why it's so important
16 that you pre-video or pre-photograph the properties
17 and any damage that's there because it's your
18 responsibility to provide documentation to us that
19 you didn't cause the damage.
20 Q. What is the warranty period? How long?
21 Citizen's not watering properly?
22 A. Okay. The contractor, according to the
23 performance work statement, is responsible for
24 watering the sod for 30 days.
25 Now, we have had contractors in the past
1 who had made arrangements with the property owners
2 to actually conduct and perform the watering.
3 However, those property owners are to be reimbursed
4 for the water used. Okay?
5 A 30-day establishment period for the sod
6 is the responsibility of the contractor. They pay
7 the costs associated with the water. In general
8 terms, though, we do have an additional 90-day warranty period
9 during which they can bring up claims, problems,
11 And as Dan alluded, they're not -- they
12 don't hold to the 90 days. We get them ten years
14 Q. Is the performance bond, payment bond,
15 only 20 percent of the bid price?
16 A. Yes.
17 Q. Can we get a copy of the Power Point
19 A. Yes. That will be included in the
21 Q. Is business risk insurance required?
22 A. No.
23 Q. Is pollution insurance required?
24 A. A prudent business person in this line of
25 work would have pollution insurance.
1 Q. What are the limits of general liability,
2 umbrella, and auto insurance requirements?
3 A. Such insurance is required; however, EPA
4 will not dictate in what amount.
5 Q. Is the site considered a superfund site?
6 A. Yes.
7 Q. If the site is a superfund site, do the
8 insurance requirements of a superfund site apply?
9 A. Yes.
10 Q. Will there be a bid date extension?
11 A. That is not anticipated.
12 Q. When will the amendment be posted?
13 A. Early next week.
14 Q. Are there any additional insurance
15 requirements that apply, i.e., third party?
16 A. Those previously mentioned and/or required
17 by law.
18 Q. Are there any special indemnifications
19 required, i.e., the City of Omaha?
20 A. No.
21 Q. Are there any special contractor licensing
23 A. No.
24 Q. Will there be any requirement for lead
25 based -- lead paint stabilization around the drip
1 zones in this project?
2 A. No. Paint is its own separate contract.
3 Q. When you say only one can win a contract,
4 if a small business working on the small business
5 contract and an 8(a) hires or teams with team for
6 the 8(a), the statement win or verbiage doesn't
7 necessarily suggest unable to work on contract.
8 A. The same team of contractors will not be
9 awarded both contracts, even if prime and sub is
11 Q. And the last one that I have is are the
12 drawings to scale? And if so, what is the scale?
13 A. The answer is the drawings are not to
14 scale, but there is a Web site. The Douglas County
15 assessor has a Web site, and you can access that to
16 get the dimensions of the lot to give you a better
17 idea of what the sketch is -- proportion sizes.
18 But I will tell you that some of these
19 sketches were done in '99, and it takes an
20 imagination sometimes for them to be -- a good
21 imagination for them to be put into a perspective of
22 what is actually out there.
23 YOLANDA NERO: Thank you,
24 Ms. Pauletta.
25 Do we have any more questions, open floor
1 questions? And if so, if you will stand, give your
2 name, your company, and the question. Hold on one
3 second, sir.
4 CHESTER STOVALL: Is there a mike?
5 I'll get it.
6 RON BROWN: Ron Brown, Environmental
8 What percentage do you think the
9 properties will be more towards the Dundee area this
10 go-around versus the other way? I mean, there are
11 multimillion dollar homes up there, you know. Do
12 y'all anticipate like a bigger surge in the Dundee
13 area as far as the areas.
14 PAULETTA FRANCE-ISETTS: I don't know
15 the answer to that question. I do know that -- we
16 haven't looked at the actual what's left. But I
17 think, you know, there's probably -- it'll be
18 similar to what it's been in the past, you know.
19 DAN GARVEY: You know, I was going to
20 say, these CDs have 200 sketches on it, you know,
21 that should be generally representative of, you
22 know, the contract and what you're bidding on.
23 These are available with Yolanda when they get done.
24 KYLE GUNION: Kyle Gunion with
25 L and M Construction.
1 On the last round of contracts, how many
2 houses were awarded to each contractor,
3 Environmental Restoration, Prudent, and Coastal?
4 How many houses were -- did they complete under
5 their contracts?
6 PAULETTA FRANCE-ISETTS: All right.
7 Environmental Restoration completed 2,000. Coastal
8 is finishing up their 2,000. Prudent has finished
9 1400, and they have been -- they have or will be
10 awarded another 700 this year for 2100.
11 KYLE GUNION: And those are all soil
13 PAULETTA FRANCE-ISETTS: That's
15 TONY RATHBUN: My name's Tony Rathbun
16 Heeter Construction. I just have one clarification.
17 You said business risk insurance. I was referencing
18 builder's risk insurance just so I'm clear.
19 PAULETTA FRANCE-ISETTS: We still
20 don't need that.
21 YOLANDA NERO: Any more questions?
22 This is your opportunity to make sure everything is
24 DAVE DRAKE: Just one quick reminder,
25 no more questions after this. We can't accept any
1 more emails, no phone calls, no questions of any
2 type. So this is really your very last opportunity
3 to ask anything. So we're here to do this for you
4 guys, so I would encourage you to ask. I think we
5 have a question right here.
6 RON BROWN: Ron Brown, Environmental
8 The 709 sod scrapes you guys are
9 anticipating, is that from old issues, or is that to
10 go along with the properties due to the homeowners
11 want the whole yards done?
12 PAULETTA FRANCE-ISETTS: This was a
13 question that we did have under the 8(a) this
14 morning. The sod scrapes are to be quadrants, and
15 they're only to be done to gain access to those
16 properties where a PO, the property owner, refuses
17 to grant access unless specified quadrants are done
18 in addition to the qualifying quadrant or quadrants.
19 DAVE DRAKE: Okay. Another one over
21 KYLE GUNION: My name's Kyle with
22 L and M.
23 Okay. I have another question. The
24 prime, I did see language where there might be
25 conditions to where they don't have to perform
1 in-house 51 percent. Is that true, or is it always
2 51 percent in-house by the prime.
3 MARIE NOEL: It's always 51 percent
4 for the prime.
5 DAVE DRAKE: Okay. We have another
6 one here.
7 TONY RATHBUN: Tony Rathbun, Heeter
9 I apologize if I missed the answer
10 already. I'm just going over my notes. But is
11 there a list of properties that you're anticipating
12 are a part of this contract that I can go at least
13 look at?
14 PAULETTA FRANCE-ISETTS: We have a CD
15 here with property sketches for the 200 properties
16 that will be awarded with the contract as a result
17 of this solicitation. We will be amending the
18 solicitation to include a list of those properties.
19 DAVE DRAKE: Okay. Great. Great
20 questions here at the end. Any additional
21 questions? I see some scurrying here with papers.
22 Now's the time to go ahead and ask because -- that's
23 okay. This is it. This is the final opportunity.
24 TONY RATHBUN: I feel like I'm filing
25 my taxes.
1 PAULETTA FRANCE-ISETTS: It's time.
2 DAVE DRAKE: It's actually the
3 17th this year. We have a couple of extra days.
4 Mine are not done. That's what I'm doing when I get
6 YOLANDA NERO: All right. This is
7 it. Once again, I will be standing at the door for
8 those who would like to receive a copy of the field
9 sheets. I'm going to ask you, once again, to be a
10 man or a woman of integrity and receive one per
11 company. All right? The amendments will be issued
12 along with all the revisions.
13 In terms of the transcript, she's going to
14 get them to me as soon as possible and the sooner
15 she gets it to me, which is all right with me, I'll
16 issue it out.
17 Thank you all so very much. Appreciate
18 it. And this pre-bid conference has now concluded.
19 (12:26 p.m. - Adjournment.)
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1 C E R T I F I C A T E
2 STATE OF NEBRASKA )
3 COUNTY OF DOUGLAS )
4 I, Brianne L. Starkey, RPR, CRR, General
5 Notary Public within and for the State of Nebraska,
6 do hereby certify that the foregoing proceedings
7 were taken by me in shorthand and thereafter reduced
8 to typewriting by use of Computer-Aided
9 Transcription, and the foregoing fifty-three (53)
10 pages contain a full, true and correct transcription
11 of all the proceedings to the best of my ability;
12 That I am not a kin or in any way
13 associated with any of the parties to said
14 proceedings, and that I am not interested in the
15 event thereof.
16 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto affix my
17 signature and seal this 12th day of April, 2012.
BRIANNE L. STARKEY, RPR, CRR
20 GENERAL NOTARY PUBLIC
22 My Commission Expires: