Gov. of New Brunswick ITT
Tender Revision # 2
R - Professional, Administrative and Management Support Services
Processed by BIDS on Jun/12/2018
***** Amendment # 2 *****
This document has been amended to answer the following vendor questions. All other information remains the same.
Q1. Can we assume that the working language of the project is English, but that interpretive content will appear on panels in French and English, (and possibly Mi'kmaq/Maliseet)?
R1. Yes the working language will be English, Panels will be in the two official languages, In some cases there may be other languages needed as well , i.e. from the First Nation associated with the region of that particular park.
Q2. Will NB Parks be responsible for translation of interpretive text, or will the proponent be providing translation?
R2. For the content development for New River Beach and Lepreau the proponent will be responsible for translation.
Q3. Can we assume,the deliverable of Service 1 (p 11) would be a document (the interp. framework) rather than any actual interp panels/design?
Q4. Can we assume, the deliverable of Service 2 (p 12) would be a document including naming, content development (text and images) and assignment of content to panel types, but not final graphic production of panels?
R5. Production of panel is not included.
Q6. Can we assume, the deliverable of Service 3 (p 12) would be a design package suitable for tender, with graphic design, final content, location plan, production specifications and design intent drawings for all interpretive elements?
Q7. 7.2.4 Engineering Design And Drawings. Can you clarify the intent of this section, especially the term "Engineering Design"? Normally, stamped engineering documents are provided by fabricators as part of a tendered fabrication process rather than with a proposal. For liability and warrantee reasons, all signage will require shop drawings to be produced by the chosen fabricator.
R7. We are not looking for stamped drawings however we are asking for recommendations on design and layout and material composition which will give us the best cost /lifespan options in order to have a consistent look throughout park system
Q8. Is the intent to tender the fabrication and installation of these panels?
R8. For Service 1 (p 11) it is recommendations for a guideline framework document
For Service 2 and 3 fabrication and installation will be tendered separately
Q9. In terms of recommending materials, this would usually be done as part of a cost/benefit analysis - less expensive materials can be used, but would have a short lifespan. Is there a target lifespan desired?
R9. As stated earlier we want recommendation for materials that will provide Tourism, Heritage and Culture with the best cost /lifespan ratio.
Q10. If the intent is to provide (as part of the proposal) stamped structural engineering approval of the interpretive signs in the "New Brunswick Provincial Parks Exterior Signage Manual & Design Guidelines" this is an unusual requirement as part of an RFP response, and will likely require additional details of final panel sizes and site conditions. For example, interpretive signage exposed to salt spray, sand or other extreme conditions may need materials and fabrication methods other than
those specified in the "New Brunswick Provincial Parks Exterior Signage Manual & Design Guidelines"
R10. We are not looking for stamped drawings however we are asking for recommendations on design and layout and material composition which will give us the best cost /lifespan options in order to have a consistent look throughout park system
Q11. Typically, for a project such as this, the design firm would be providing input on materials, fabrication methods and warranty periods rather than an engineering design, and that this would be part of the scope of work of the project rather than the proposal.
Is it acceptable for us to provide our general methodology for achieving maximum cost/benefit rather than an engineering review of the designs included as part of the RFP?
R11. We are not looking for stamped drawings however we are asking for recommendations on design and layout and material composition which will give us the best cost /lifespan options in order to have a consistent look throughout park system
Q12. Is construction/installation administration/review of shop drawings desired as part of this project?
R12. Successful proponent may be brought on as consultant for construction ,construction and drawing review
Q13. Has a budget been established for this project? Without knowing a more precise scope - the amount of community consultation required, or the depth of interpretive media the province is looking to place in parks -it is challenging to price some aspects of this project.
R13. There is a budget however that is information that is not shared during the RFP process.
Q14. Is there an expected timeline, in terms of when signage would be installed for the New River Beach and Lepreau Falls Provincial Parks elements?
R14, Signage will be developed and fabricated to be ready for installation for next season.2019-2020
Q15. For additional clarity, can you confirm that sign fabrication and installation are not within scope of this project?
R15. For Service 2 and 3 fabrication and installation will be tendered separately
***** Amendment # 1 *****
This document has been amended to extend the closing date to June 21, 2018. All other information remains the same.
This is a tender notice only. In order to submit a bid, you must obtain official tender documents from the New Brunswick Opportunities Network, another authorized tendering service or as indicated in the tender notice.