Environmental Real Property Assessment and Environmental Laboratory Services

Agency: State Government of Delaware
State: Delaware
Level of Government: State & Local
  • F - Natural Resources and Conservation Services
  • R - Professional, Administrative and Management Support Services
Opps ID: NBD10705026337846245
Posted Date: Jul 28, 2020
Due Date: Aug 21, 2020
Source: Members Only
Bid Solicitation Details
Bid Status Details
Environmental Real Property Assessment and Environmental Laboratory Services,
Solicitation Ad Date 7/28/2020
Deadline for Bid Responses 8/21/2020 at 4:00 p.m. Local Time
Supporting Documents RFP - Professional Services
Contact Information jerry.platt@delaware.gov

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Environmental Real Property Assessment & Environmental Laboratory Services
ISSUED BY Division of Facilities Management
I. Overview
II. Scope of Services
III. Required Information
IV. Professional Services RFP Administrative Information
V. Contract Terms and Conditions
VI. RFP Miscellaneous Information
VII. Attachments
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I. Overview
The State of Delaware Office of Management and Budget, Division of Facilities Management
seeks professional services for environmental and asbestos services. This request for
proposals (“RFP”) is issued pursuant to 29 Del. C. §§ 6981 and 6982.
The proposed schedule of events subject to the RFP is outlined below:
Public Notice
Date: July 28, 2020
Deadline for Questions
Date: August 7, 2020
Response to Questions Posted by:
Date: August 14, 2020
Deadline for Receipt of Proposals
Date: August 21, 2020, 4:00 PM (Local Time)
Estimated Notification of Award
Date: September 21, 2020
Each proposal must be accompanied by a transmittal letter which briefly summarizes the
proposing firm’s interest in providing the required professional services. The transmittal letter
must also clearly state and justify any exceptions to the requirements of the RFP which the
applicant may have taken in presenting the proposal. (Applicant exceptions must also be
recorded on Attachment 3).
6982(a) Version: November 15, 2019
Division of Facilities Management
The State of Delaware reserves the right to deny any and all exceptions taken to the RFP
A mandatory pre-bid meting has not been established for this Request for Proposal.
II. Scope of Services
Required services include:
Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessment
Phase I ESA (ASTM E1527-13) is an assessment process conducted to identify the
presence, or likely presence, of past, present or potential recognized environmental
conditions on a subject property and/or surrounding properties. This initial process of a
site assessment remediation is necessary for qualification of Comprehensive
Environmental Response, Compensation, & Liability Act (CERCLA) Landowner Liability
Protections (LLPs).
Phase II (ASTM E1903-11) is an environmental site assessment that may be conducted
if a site is considered contaminated. This is a more detailed investigation involving
chemical analysis for hazardous substances and/or petroleum hydrocarbons.
Brownfields Development Program Investigation and work plan process. DNREC Site
Investigation and Restoration Section.
Other Professional Services offered by Vendor or provided by Sub-consultant:
Note: These services may be requested by the owner based on Task Order Assignment or
the Owner may request that the Vendor coordinate with other Consultants as sub-consultants
performing these services that are already provided on state contract or by some other
contractual arrangement. If these services are not provided by the Vendor, provide a list of
sub-consultants to be utilized on Attachment 6. The State has a current contract for asbestos
services and indoor air quality services with Harvard Environmental, Inc., Bear, Delaware,
and Batta Environmental, New Castle, Delaware.
Professional Asbestos Services – Provide a full range of services including, but not limited
to, EPA Building Inspector, Management Planner and Project Designer and oversight of
Asbestos Projects as assigned. Services include writing technical reports, survey and design
documents. Management and field oversight will be required on these projects.
Division of Facilities Management
Indoor Air Quality Services – Provide a full range of engineering services including, but not
limited to: initial evaluation and building inspection; required testing for indoor air
contaminates and documentation of water intrusion. Develop project design documents to
remediate any environmental hazards such as mold, lead containing products or bacteria
found in duct work or water sources. Services include writing technical reports, survey and
design documents. Management and field oversight will be required on these projects.
Above-Ground and Below-Ground Tank assessment process with Delaware's Regulations
Governing Underground Storage Tank Systems (the UST Regulations).
Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Section (SHWMS) is responsible for controlling
the storage, transport and disposal of solid, infectious and hazardous waste in Delaware
Wet Land Delineation Watershed Assessment Section in the Division of Water Resources
of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC).
Delaware’s Sediment and Storm Water Management program operates within
the Division of Watershed Stewardship's Drainage and Storm Water Section.
III. Required Information
The following information shall be provided in each proposal in the order listed below. Failure
to respond to any request for information within this proposal may result in rejection of the
proposal at the sole discretion of the State.
A. Minimum Requirements
1. Provide Delaware license(s) and/or certification(s) necessary to perform services as
identified in the scope of work.
NOTE: Statutory Authority: 16 Delaware Code, Chapter 78 (16 Del.C. Ch. 78) Section
It shall be unlawful for any contractor/professional service firm to engage in or offer to
engage in asbestos abatement projects within the State of Delaware unless such
contractor has been duly certified under the provisions established by Facilities
Prior to the execution of an award document, the successful Vendor shall either furnish
the Agency with proof of State of Delaware Business Licensure or initiate the process
of application where required.
2. Vendor shall provide responses to the Request for Proposal (RFP) scope of work and
clearly identify capabilities as presented in the General Evaluation Requirements
Division of Facilities Management
3. Complete all appropriate attachments and forms as identified within the RFP.
4. Proof of insurance and amount of insurance shall be furnished to the Agency prior to
the start of the contract period and shall be no less than as identified in the bid
solicitation, Section V, Item 8, subsection g (insurance).
5. Provide information and capability of laboratory services to be used for this contract
(include DNREC lab approval documentation).
B. General Evaluation Requirements
1. Knowledge of Delaware site development programs (provide number of Delaware
Brownfield and Voluntary Compliance Program (VCP) applications in the past 5
2. Organizational structure (include key personnel bios) established for this contract
including sub-consultants and previous experience (frequency) working with them.
3. Knowledge of Delaware geological characteristics and hazardous pollutants.
4. Experience in Phase 1 and Phase 2 environmental assessments.
5. Familiarity with public works and its requirements (including work in the State of
Delaware, the Delaware Code and other local requirements).
6. Fees received by the firm for State of Delaware public works projects in the last five
years (include breakdown).
IV. Professional Services RFP Administrative Information
A. RFP Issuance
1. Public Notice
Public notice has been provided in accordance with 29 Del. C. §6981.
2. Obtaining Copies of the RFP
This RFP is available in electronic form through the State of Delaware Procurement
website at www.bids.delaware.gov . Paper copies of this RFP will not be available.
3. Assistance to Vendors with a Disability
Vendors with a disability may receive accommodation regarding the means of
communicating this RFP or participating in the procurement process. For more
information, contact the Designated Contact no later than ten days prior to the deadline
for receipt of proposals.
4. RFP Designated Contact
All requests, questions, or other communications about this RFP shall be made in
writing to the State of Delaware. Address all communications to the person listed
below; communications made to other State of Delaware personnel or attempting to
ask questions by phone or in person will not be allowed or recognized as valid and
may disqualify the vendor. Vendors should rely only on written statements issued by
the RFP designated contact.
Division of Facilities Management
Mr. Jerry Platt, P.E.
Chief of Engineering and Operations
Division of Facilities Management
540 S. DuPont Highway, Suite 1
Dover, DE 19901
Email: dfm_ask@delaware.gov
To ensure that written requests are received and answered in a timely manner,
electronic mail (e-mail) correspondence is acceptable, but other forms of delivery,
such as postal and courier services can also be used.
5. Consultants and Legal Counsel
The State of Delaware may retain consultants or legal counsel to assist in the review
and evaluation of this RFP and the vendors’ responses. Bidders shall not contact the
State’s consultant or legal counsel on any matter related to the RFP.
6. Contact with State Employees
Direct contact with State of Delaware employees other than the State of Delaware
Designated Contact regarding this RFP is expressly prohibited without prior consent.
Vendors directly contacting State of Delaware employees risk elimination of their
proposal from further consideration. Exceptions exist only for organizations currently
doing business in the State who require contact in the normal course of doing that
7. Organizations Ineligible to Bid
Any individual, business, organization, corporation, consortium, partnership, joint
venture, or any other entity including subcontractors currently debarred or suspended
is ineligible to bid. Any entity ineligible to conduct business in the State of Delaware
for any reason is ineligible to respond to the RFP.
8. Exclusions
The Proposal Evaluation Team reserves the right to refuse to consider any proposal
from a vendor who:
a. Has been convicted for commission of a criminal offense as an incident to
obtaining or attempting to obtain a public or private contract or subcontract, or in
the performance of the contract or subcontract:
b. Has been convicted under State or Federal statutes of embezzlement, theft,
forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, receiving stolen property, or
other offense indicating a lack of business integrity or business honesty that
currently and seriously affects responsibility as a State contractor:
c. Has been convicted or has had a civil judgment entered for a violation under State
or Federal antitrust statutes:
d. Has violated contract provisions such as;
1) Known failure without good cause to perform in accordance with the
specifications or within the time limit provided in the contract; or
2) Failure to perform or unsatisfactory performance in accordance with terms of
one or more contracts;
e. Has violated ethical standards set out in law or regulation; and
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