Request for Proposal
Architectural / Engineering Services
Camden State Office Building Project
1. Q. Clarify the scope if tenant fit out - are all floors of the building planned to
be fully occupied as part of the Phase 2 services?
A. This is a complete build-to-suit. It is anticipated that all floors will be
occupied during the tenant fit conducted during the phase 2 construction.
2. Q. Clarify the number of anticipated tenant groups to be interviewed and
planned within Phase 1.
A. The exact agencies and tenant groups will be determined prior to the start
of the programming phase of the design project
3. Q. Is furniture design and documentation included within the design scope of
A. Furniture design and documentation should be included within the design
scope of work. The A/E will develop typical office and system furniture
layout drawings based on state standards. Typically the office and
systems furniture are purchased from State Contracts and are outside the
EDA project budget. Should furniture be included as part of the EDA
project scope of work, the design services and fees will be modified
4. Q. Clarify anticipated scope of fit out as it relates to referenced retail or
similar special program components.
A. It is anticipated that the retail component of the project will include base
building improvements, retail tenant fit-out is not part of the A/E scope of
services . Should the scope of the design work be modified to include
tenant fit-out the A/E scope of work and fee will be adjusted to reflect any
required additional services.
5. Q. Clarify the SBE requirements buy %'s. Are all 3 categories applicable and
additive? Are there also MBE participation requirements?
A. There is a 25% SBE requirement. The 3 categories are applicable to
achieve the 25% in total. MBE and WBE participation is encouraged but
there is not definitive goal.
6. Q. Clarify the $200/SF construction cost - is full tenant fit out, including
furniture / FFE included?
A. The Developers Estimated Construction Budget (DECB) of $200/SF
includes all hard construction cost to complete the project. The budget
will be finalized during the Phase 1 Basis of Design (BOD) Estimate.
7. Q. Clarify the anticipated scope of specialty services - is Food Service and
A. Yes, all services must be provided by the A/E including any and all
specialty services. They are not provided by the NJEDA.
8. Q. Clarify the anticipated scope of demolition engineering.
A. The NJEDA will hire a separate consultant to perform building evaluation
engineering services for the Commerce Building, the existing 8-story
building at the southwest corner of Broadway and Federal Street. This
consultant will perform engineering and building evaluations services for
NJEDA related to the appraisal and acquisition phase of the project. As
part of this scope of work the consultant will prepare a asbestos
containing material (ACM), lead based paint (LBP) and PCB inventory
report, along with demolition documents for the Commerce building. The
documents prepared by this consultant may be included in the project bid
documents used by the At-Risk Construction Manager to construct the
project. The A/E design Consultant will prepare demolition and site
preparation documents for the balance of the project site. These
documents will include the removal any other small structures on the
project site and any utility demolition required to construct the building
9 Q. The scope of potential hazardous material mitigation for Phase 2 can not
be adequately defined at this point. The scope may impact the overall fee
requirements for Phase 2 work. There may also be additional scope items
that are identified at the conclusion of the Phase 1 study. Is there a
methodology to address additional scope once the fee % is identified with
A. The A/E design consultant team will include an environmental engineering
sub-consultant who will perform a Preliminary Assessment and Site
Investigation as part of the Phase 1 Feasibility Phase of the project.
These environmental investigations will be used to develop a budget and
scope of work to perform any and all environmental remedial activities
which may be required to construct the project.
10. Q. Clarify the LEED requirement - Silver is the stated minimum goal. Are
potential additional material costs to achieve a Gold level allocated within
the project budget?
A. Our goal is to receive a minimum Silver LEED certification, however the
BOD process may identify that Gold certification may be achievable with
the project budget and schedule constraints.
11. Q. Clarify the scope of testing and inspections during construction - fulltime?
A. All inspections as required. Refer to response to question number 15.
12. Q. During Construction Administration - Is the architect required to produce
the minutes from the site meetings during construction?
A. Yes, the architect is required to produce the minutes from the site meetings
13. Q. Is the commissioning of the Building a Fundamental or Enhanced type?
A. The commissioning will be Enhanced
14. Q. Is there any Federal money supporting the project-this is in reference to
the Cultural/Historic requirement.
A. No, there is no Federal money supporting this project.
15. Q. Under Exhibit B, “Footings, Foundation, Utility Inspections, etc.”, is it the
intent for the A/E to directly employ and/or subcontract the
testing/inspection services, or will this be the responsibility of the Owner
A. We do have the A/E or their consultant inspect these items. Items like
these can be built/installed on a continual basis over long durations and
the inspectors from DCA will not be present to witness all the conditions.
Therefore we use an independent inspector through the A/E to witness all
the work and write a summary report.
16. Q. Please clarify who will be responsible for paying all application and
permit fees? (For example, soil erosion permit, treatment works approval,