Addendum 1 - Front and Schiller Playground

CERTIFICATE OF ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RECEIPT OF ADDENDUM

 

THE CITY OF READING

 

ADDENDUM NO. 1RFP:                Front and Schiller Park
 
DUE DATE:    3:00 P.M. Prevailing Time,
                      May 4, 2017

 

NOTICE

 

This addendum must be signed, attached to, and returned with your proposal to the City of Reading by the time and date indicated ABOVE:

 

Q1. Please confirm that the construction budget is $150,000.

 

A1 The budget estimate is $150,000. That amount is subject to change depending on the amount of FY2017 CDBG funds the City receives from HUD.

Q2. Please confirm that the actual construction budget will not be the above listed budget number minus the design fee.

 

A2. The budget includes all costs including design services and any emergency change orders needed during construction.

Q3. Is the existing water service capable of servicing the proposed water feature? A3. The existing water service must be evaluated.

Q4. Is the existing water service currently metered?

 

A4. No it is not metered.

Q5. Will the water service meter need to be upgraded?

 

A5. Yes.

Q6. Please confirm that the City will provide for payment of permit application fees.

 

A6. The contractor is required to pull all permits and pay for any permit fees. Q7. Does the City have a deed for the project site?

A7. A deed may be obtained from the County of Berks Recorder of Deeds office.

Q8. Please confirm that new or upgraded site lighting is not part of this project’s scope of work.

 

A8. There may be security lighting needed. There is an existing site. It may not be operational. It will be an alternate.

 

Q9. Are there any site specific requirements that have to be complied with as part of the Community Development Block Grant?

 

A9. The designer is required to meet all of the requirements of the Community Development Block Grant. For more information about CDBG visit the web at https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/cdbg-entitlement/

 

Q10. Has a Phase 1 Environmental Assessment been done for this project site? A10. The City is not aware of any Phase I that is currently available.

Q11. If a Phase 1 Environmental Assessment has not been done, should it be included in this project’s scope of work?

 

A11. No.

 

Q12. Why does the City feel that a geotechnical investigation is required?

 

A12. The geotechnical investigation will be required if the retained designer feels it is necessary for the project work scope.

Q13. Does the $150,000.00 budget include consultant fees and reimbursable fees?

 

A13. The budget includes all costs including design services and any emergency change orders needed during construction.

 

Q14. Will survey services be considered a reimbursable fee or does this fee need to be part of the overall consultant’s lump sum fee?

 

A14. The survey services must be included in the consultant’s not to exceed lump sum fee.

 

Q15. Is the review fee for Berks County Soil Conservation Services a reimbursable expense and not part of the overall consultant’s lump sum fee?

 

A15. The review fee for the Berks County Soil Conservation Services must be included in the consultant’s not to exceed lump sum fee.

 

Q16. Will the City prove additional information (manufacturer and/or Model # etc.) of their preferred water feature?

 

A16. Yes, the awarded firm will receive that information.

Q17. Will the City make available any previous plans for the site and/or adjoining streets? A17. No

Q18. Has any additional information been made available for the conditions and locations of the

water service from the street to existing water feature? This include the exiting equipment in the block building.

 

A18. The existing water service must be evaluated. There may not be electric in the block building.

This must be evaluated.

 

Q19. Will the City prove the “front end” specifications for the project? Does that include the Division 00, 01 specifications?

 

A19. The City will provide the bid document for procurement. The designer shall provide the bid document technical specifications and plans.

 

Q20. It was noted that there is currently an existing ADA parking spaces adjacent to the site, but it does not have access meeting code. Does the scope of the project include providing access to this space only or providing an additional ADA spaces with proper access?

 

A.20 Provide an additional space.

 

Q21. The proposal will include site furniture, specifically trash receptacles, benches and picnic tables.

Our understanding is that these will be bid as an alternate for the project.

 

A21. Trash cans and benches are to be included in base bid.

 

Q22. The scope of the consultant’s work will include construction coordination and site observations and signing off on the completed improvements. Will regular job meetings be included in the scope of work for the project?

 

A22. No, regular job meetings will not be included in the scope of work.

 

I, HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THE CHANGES COVERED BY THIS ADDENDUM HAVE BEEN TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT.

 

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