STATE OF OHIO Director of Transportation Award Date Invitation 001-09 Single Opened 6/17/2008 Location All Districts Commodity Weather & Forecasting Services & Support Effective Date 8/1/08 through 7/31/10 Vendor Information Remit to Address Link to Bid MBE EDGE Credit Card DTN, Inc. DTN, Inc. Included on Pricing Tab CreditCard 11400 Rupp Drive NW-1412 P.O. Box 1450 Burnsville, MN 55337 Minneapolis, MN 55485 John Leiferman John Leiferman 800-328-2278 800-328-2278 New Name & Address 11/10/09 DTN, Inc. Telvent DTN, Inc. 9110 W. Dodge Rd., Suite 100 Omaha, NE 68114 Audra Redington 800-485-4000 Ext 8186 001 - PRICING WEATHER PRODUCTS, FORECASTING and NOTIFICATION SERVICE PRICING Vendor Name: DTN, INC. Please quote your lowest net delivered monthly prices for the products and services described in each of the three parts herein, guaranteed firm for the contract duration. Bidder must submit a monthly price for all three parts of this ITB. The bid price for each part will be the complete and total monthly price for delivery of the item as described in this invitation. No payment beyond the bid price will be approved. Part I – Bidder Enhanced National Weather Products Bidder shall enter a lump sum, monthly price to provide all displays, maps, hosting services, maintenance, support and human intelligence involved with the delivery of the products as described in Part I of this invitation for the period of July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2010. Award shall be made to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder who meets the criteria set forth herein. No payment beyond the bid price will be made. PART I LUMP SUM PRICE PER COUNTY, PER MONTH : $28.000 Part II - Enhanced Site Specific Forecasting and Notification Services. Bidder shall enter a 1 Per Site, Per Monthly Service for a minimum of 100 ODOT RWIS sites as described in Part II of this invitation for the period of October 1 through April 30 during the life of the contract. Award shall be made to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder who meets the criteria set forth herein. No payment beyond the bid price will be made. PART II LUMP SUM PRICE PER SITE, PER MONTH: $70.500 BID PRICE: GRAND TOTAL OF PARTS I & II: $98.500 PER MONTH 001 - ATTACHMENT B Vendor Name: DTN, Inc. This is an informational background document for Invitation to Bid #001-08 for the Ohio Department of Transportation. The completed form as well as any supporting documentation must accompany your bid. Specific Inquiries for 1. AS INSTRUCTED IN THE ITB PLEASE LIST THE REQUIRED WEB ADDRESS AND ANY USER ID AND PASSWORD WHERE WE CAN EVALUATE YOUR SCREEN DISPLAYS. www. http://weather.dtn.com User ID: ohdot Password: ohdot OHIO WEATHER EXPERIENCE 2. PLEASE DETAIL BY NAME THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) FORECAST MODELS YOU EMPLOY IN YOUR OPERATION (minimum of 3 required). a. Global Forecast System (GFS) model d. Weather Research & Forecast Model (WRF) b. North American (NAM) model e. Nested Grid Model (NGM) g. European (ECMWF) c. Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) model f. Model Output Statistics (MOS) h. Canadian (GEM) 3. DO YOU PROVIDE FORECASTING SERVICES FOR ANY OHIO GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES AT THIS TIME? Yes/No No Agency Name Ohio DOT services formerly provided 2006-2007 Contact Abner Johnson 4. HOW MANY STATE AGENCIES DO YOU CURRENTLY PROVIDE FORECASTING SERVICES FOR? (minimum of 2 required) a. Agency Name Iowa Department of Transportation Contact Dennis Burkheimer b. Agency Name Kansas Department of Transportation Contact Peter Carttar c. Agency Name Maine Department of Transportation Contact Brian Burne 5. HOW MANY YEARS EXPERIENCE DOES YOUR COMPANY HAVE FORECASTING STATE WIDE WEATHER CONDITIONS? (minimum 2 years) Years 50+ 6. OTHER THAN OHIO, PLEASE LIST THE STATES IN WHICH YOU HAVE FORECASTED ‘LAKE EFFECT SNOW’ UNDER CONTRACT TO A STATE AGENCY (2 minimum required) a. Agency Name Michigan Department of Transportation Contact Perry Lund b. Agency Name New York Department of Transportation Contact Mike Lashmet c. Agency Name Illinois Department of Transportation Contact Shane Larson 7. IN THE SPACE BELOW, PLEASE LIST THE NAME, EDUCATION, YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND NATIONAL CERTIFICATION FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS (MINIMUM OF 5) THAT WILL PROVIDE WEATHER FORECAST SERVICES TO OHIO PER THIS ITB. NUMBER OF YEARS NAME OF HIGHEST EDUCATION A.M.S.? N.W.A. FORECASTING OHIO FORECASTER ACHIEVED (Y/N) (Y/N) WEATHER Jeff Johnson CCM, B.S. Meteorolgy 30 Yes No Jim Foerster CCM, B.S. Meteorolgy 25 Yes No Jon Chrzanowski B.S. Meteorology 21 Yes No Jim Murphy B.S. Meteorology 23 Yes No Ron Bourquin B.S. Meteorology 15 Yes No 8. PER THE ITB, SUBMIT A STATEMENT DETAILING MODELS CREATED AND LEVEL OF HUMAN INTELLIGENCE EMPLOYED WITHIN THE FORECASTING PROCESS: Complete details for this question are discussed in the DTN Response to the ITB. See Section 2.5.1 of the ITB Response: "Description of Forecasting Processs" 9. PER THE ITB, SUBMIT A STATEMENT DETAILING VERIFICATION OF FORECASTING ACCURACY AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM: Complete details for this question are discussed in the DTN Response to the ITB. See Section 2.5.2 of the ITB Response: "Description of Forecast Verification Efforts" Specific Inquiries for ITB Part II Only: 10. PLEASE DESCRIBE EACH OF THE WEATHER PATTERNS THAT NORMALLY AFFECT OHIO WEATHER (minimum of 3 required). a. Lake Effect Snow ( Further technical detail in Section 2.5.3 of ITB Response) b. Warm Advection Snow " c. Gulf Moisture Fueled Low Pressure Systems and Coastal Storms " d. 11. HOW MANY YEARS EXPERIENCE IN PAVEMENT CONDITION FORECASTING USING RWIS (ESS) PAVEMENT SENSORS, DOES YOUR COMPANY HAVE? (1 Year Minimum). Years 26 What Agency (longest experience) 21 12. PER THE ITB, SUBMIT A STATEMENT DETAILING FREQUENCY OF UPDATES: WeatherSentry Online and Pavement Forecasts are updated hourly. Forecast updates via email, text message, or phone are issued per the Ohio requirements, then are reflected within the hourly weather and pavement forecast updates delivered via WeatherSentry Online.