Sealed Proposals, in copies of six (6), for the Request for Proposals (RFP) for Geotechnical Monitoring for the Cherry Island Landfill (CIL), Contract No. S-19-804-NC for the Delaware Solid Waste Authority shall be delivered to the Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA)’s Administrative Office, 1128 South Bradford Street, Dover, Delaware, 19904, no later than 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. DSWA may extend the time and place of the due date for Proposals by providing at least two (2) calendar days’ notice by certified mail, fax, or email to any Proposers who DSWA has recorded as having received a copy of the RFP. If the Proposal is sent by mail, or other personal delivery system, the sealed envelope containing the Proposal shall be enclosed in a separate envelope plainly marked on the outside with the notation, “Proposal Enclosed.” Proposals delivered by any means other than mail or personal delivery shall be rejected.
The Work under this contract is generally for geotechnical monitoring services. At a minimum, the services include but are not limited to:
1. Review of Design and Geotechnical Data
2. Quarterly monitoring of all geotechnical instrumentation, including piezometers, inclinometers, shape accelerometer arrays, settlement plates and sensors adjacent to or within landfill areas of the CIL
3. Quarterly and annual reports evaluating and summarizing the data obtained with recommendations for CIL
4. Additional monitoring events required for earthquakes, storm surges, and damaged geotechnical instruments
5. Replacement of geotechnical instruments
6. Stability Analyses to include recommendation, performance and analysis of foundation testing in and around the CIL
7. Preparation of future filling plans
8. Preparation of revised geotechnical monitoring plan
9. Evaluation of instrumentation & monitoring frequency
Additional requirements and description of work are set forth in the RFP as are the proposal criteria for awarding the contract.
Every Proposal prepared in response to this RFP shall be prepared by the PROPOSER with the expressed understanding that any and all claims to reimbursement for the cost and expense of its preparation are waived. No PROPOSER may withdraw the Proposal within ninety (90) days after the Proposal due date. The submittal of a Proposal in response to this Notice shall constitute an agreement of the Proposer to all of the terms and conditions in this Notice and the RFP.
The Contract will be for a period of three years beginning April 1, 2020 and shall expire March 31, 2023.
A copy of the RFP for Contract S-19-804-NC may be obtained at no cost from DSWA’s Dover Administrative Office, located at 1128 South Bradford Street, Dover, DE, 19904, on or after Tuesday, October 1, 2019, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. DSWA will not be responsible for full or partial sets of the RFP, including any addenda, obtained from any sources other than stated above or in the RFP nor shall PROPOSER rely on such other sources or information.
A non-mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cherry Island Landfill located at 1706 East 12th Street Wilmington, Delaware, 19809.
The PROPOSER must submit, with its Proposal, documentation indicating it is licensed to conduct business in the State of Delaware and PROPOSER must meet and comply with all state, local, and federal laws, regulations, ordinances, and requirements in the scope of their Work and comply with any and all licensing requirements. PROPOSER shall provide a copy of its Certificate of Authorization (COA) to practice engineering in the State of Delaware from the Delaware Association of Professional Engineers (DAPE). All work associated with this geotechnical monitoring shall be supervised by a Delaware Registered Professional Engineer with a high degree of experience in geotechnical monitoring.
The Delaware Solid Waste Authority reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Proposals which in its judgment is in the best interest of DSWA, and all PROPOSERS are notified that such acceptance or rejection shall be without liability on the part of DSWA for any action brought by any PROPOSER because of such acceptance or rejection. DSWA further reserves the right to waive any requirement of the RFP process without liability on the part of DSWA. The submittal of a proposal in response to this Notice shall constitute an agreement of the PROPOSER to all the provisions set forth in this Notice and the RFP.
DSWA shall award the contract to the PROPOSER submitting the most responsive proposal which serves the best interest of DSWA and the citizens of the State of Delaware, and not necessarily at the lowest cost. The criteria for the selection process is set forth in the RFP.
Six (6) copies of the Proposal shall be submitted to DSWA. The Proposals shall be sealed, marked, and addressed as follows:
Delaware Solid Waste Authority
1128 S. Bradford Street
Dover, Delaware 19904
Attn: Lynsey K. Baer, P.E., BCEE
Proposal for: Geotechnical Monitoring for the Cherry Island Landfill
Telephone: (302) 764-5385
Fax: (302) 764-5386
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