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Construction Management Training RFP-RFQ

  1. 1. REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS The Norwalk Redevelopment Agency Seeks Qualifications to Provide Capacity Building Training for Small, Minority and Women-Owned Businesses In Construction Proposals Due By December 10, 2008 The Norwalk Redevelopment Agency requests qualifications from firms interested in providing professional services to assist small, minority, and women- owned businesses build capacity to help those firms compete for contracting opportunities in the construction industry. General Instructions Each proposer is required to submit five (5) copies of its proposal. The proposal should be addressed and delivered to the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06856-5125 on the date specified in the advertisement. Proposals delivered to any other location or delivered after the time set for the opening of proposals shall be deemed non-responsive. All proposers are solely responsible for the accurate and timely delivery of their respective proposals. Prior to the time set for the submission of proposals, potential proposers may submit requests for information or clarification concerning this Request For Proposals. Such questions must be submitted in writing to the City of Norwalk Redevelopment Agency no later than December 03, 2008. Once all proposals are received and reviewed, if it becomes necessary to make changes or corrections in the requirements or to correct defective or ambiguous language in the Request For Qualifications, the changes or corrections will be issued by a written addendum distributed to each proposer who has responded to this Request For Qualifications, with a date certain by which proposals may be amended, if desired. No award will be made unless the last published addendum provides adequate time to permit all prospective proposers to consider the information in submitting or modifying their proposals. All proposers are solely responsible for ensuring that they are aware of every addendum issued and are solely responsible for their decisions to modify their proposals. Each proposer, by the submission of a proposal, represents that it has full knowledge of the general specifications, conditions, requirements and addenda related to this Request for Qualifications. Each proposal must be completed in the format requested and contain the contents required, shall be submitted with the proposer's cover letter and shall be signed by a duly-authorized officer of the proposer. Envelopes containing the proposals are to be properly marked, as follows:
  2. 2. “Professional Services To Implement a Capacity Building Training Program for Small, Minority and Women-Owned Businesses in Construction” Proposals received later than the date and time specified, in any other location than set forth in the public advertisement, or lacking any material information requested will be deemed non-responsive and will not be considered. Amendments to or withdrawals of proposals that are received later than the date and time set for opening or in any other location will not be considered. The Norwalk Redevelopment Agency reserves the right to reject any and all qualifications, to waive technical defects and minor informalities, to decline to award, or to make an award deemed to be in the best interests of the NRA. Each proposer grants the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency the right to make such investigations and inquiries as deemed necessary to determine the capacity, ability, experience and performance of any proposer to meet the obligations required under the Agreement. A proposer must furnish the City of Norwalk Redevelopment Agency with all such information and data as may be required for the purpose of its evaluation. The City of Norwalk Redevelopment Agency reserves the right to reject any proposal if the proposer fails to satisfactorily provide evidence to convince the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency that the proposer is properly qualified, experienced and capable of performing the services specified herein. Conditional proposals will not be accepted. The requirements set forth herein cannot be verbally modified except by written addendum. During the performance of the professional services agreement that will be executed, neither party may modify the terms of service, which modifications shall be promptly reduced in writing and made part of the agreement. The successful proposer is responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses and permits required by applicable federal, state or local law in connection with the services to be performed and to comply with their respective requirements at all times in the performance of services. The successful proposer shall, before commencing any service, provide original certificates of insurance, including comprehensive general liability, automobile liability, and worker's compensation insurance in the amounts set forth below: The following insurance coverage is required of the winning proposer, it being understood that the proposer will require similar coverage from every permitted consultant and permitted subcontractor in any tier according to the services being performed and shall ensure that all insurance coverage is issued and in force in accordance with the terms hereof at all times in the performance of the services. Coverage Required. The proposer shall procure, present to the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency in advance of any services being performed, and maintain in effect for the term of the agreement without interruption. The insurance coverages identified below with insurers licensed to conduct business in the State of
  3. 3. Connecticut and having a minimum Best’s A+15 financial rating, or otherwise acceptable to the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency, Norwalk, Connecticut. Commercial General Liability (occurrence form) insuring against claims or suits brought by members of the public alleging bodily injury or personal injury or property damage and claimed to have arisen out of operations conducted under the Agreement. Coverage shall be broad enough to include premises and operations, contingent liability, contractual liability, broad form property damage, care, custody and control, with limitations of a minimum $1,000,000 per occurrence for bodily injury and combined primary and excess coverage for each occurrence/aggregate and $1,000,000 property damage. Business Automobile insuring against claims or suits brought by members of the public alleging bodily injury or personal injury or property damage and claimed to have arisen out of the use of owned, hired or non-owned vehicles in connection with business. Coverage will be broad enough to include contractual liability, with limitations of $1,000,000 combined primary and excess coverage for each occurrence/aggregate with a combined single limit for bodily injury, personal injury and property damage. Workers’ Compensation insuring in accordance with statutory requirements in order to meet obligations towards employees in the event of injury or death sustained in the course of employment. Liability for employee suits shall not be less than $500,000 per claim. General Requirements. All policies shall include the following provisions: Cancellation Notice: The Norwalk Redevelopment Agency (NRA) shall be entitled to receive from the insurance carriers not less than 30 days’ written notice of cancellation, non-renewal or reduction in coverage. Certificates of Insurance: All policies will be evidenced by an original certificate of insurance on an ACORD-25S form delivered to the Purchasing Agent and authorized and executed by the insurer or a properly-authorized agent or representative reflecting all coverage and terms required, such certificate required to be delivered to the NRA prior to any services commencing under the Agreement. Additional insured—The proposer, its subconsultants and subcontractors will arrange with their respective insurance agents or brokers to name the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency and the City of Norwalk, its elected officials, officers, department heads, employees and agents on all policies of primary and excess insurance coverages as additional insured parties except for workers’ compensation coverage, and as loss payee with respect to any damage to property of the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency, as its interest may appear. The undersigned shall submit to the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency upon
  4. 4. commencement of the Agreement and periodically thereafter, but in no event less than once during each year of this Agreement, evidence of the existence of such insurance coverages. Such certificates shall designate the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency in the following form and manner: Norwalk Redevelopment Agency 125 East Avenue Norwalk, CT 06856-5125 Re: Agreement to Provide Capacity Building Training for Small, Minority and Women-Owned Businesses in Construction” All services performed must comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations, including ordinances related to non-discrimination in hiring. The services to be provided include all labor, material, equipment, overhead burden and taxes required to complete the services required in the Request For Qualifications. The successful proposer shall comply in all respects with local ordinances. The proposer is not permitted to assign, convey, transfer, or otherwise dispose of any of its rights or responsibilities under the Agreement or any portion thereof or of its right, title or interest therein, or of its obligations to render services, without the NRA’s prior written consent, which may be withheld in the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency exercise of its prudent business judgment. The proposer may use subcontractors and subconsultants as part of its team so long as the same are disclosed in its proposal by name, whether or not any of the same are small or minority business enterprises, the type of work each will be responsible for, the projected dollar value of such work, and other pertinent information. No small or minority business may be substituted or removed during the performance of the services without good cause shown and without the NRA prior written approval. Each proposer shall provide the names and contact information of four (4) business or client references for all relevant experience related to the services requested that the proposer has performed within the past five (5) years primarily in Connecticut or any other State. Such client experience should describe the tasks assigned, the proposer’s demonstrated success, the approximate value of such contract to the proposer, client recommendation letters and other information in support of its proposal. Each proposer shall be required to complete and attach to its qualifications a completed and signed Ownership Disclosure and No Conflicts Affidavit in the form attached hereto as Appendix A.
  5. 5. No contract shall be formed unless and until the proposer has received the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency’s notice of intent to award, the proposer has met all other requirements set forth herein, the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency has approved a mutually acceptable Agreement, such Agreement is executed by both parties, and a fully-executed original of such Agreement is delivered to the successful proposer. The award of these services will be determined by a selection committee of representatives from Community Development Block Grant Program, a representative from the Redevelopment Agency, a representative from the business community and a representative for another municipality having a small business initiative. The successful proposer agrees to promptly enter into the Agreement with the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency substantially on the terms and conditions described herein in Appendix B, which shall incorporate the Request For Qualifications and the successful proposal by reference therein. Organization of Proposal Five (5) copies of each set of qualifications must be submitted. Each set of qualifications must be organized in the format and with the numbered sections described below. Each proposal must have an appropriate tab or divider sheet separating each section of the proposal. The format is: Cover letter. The cover letter shall contain the following information: A statement of the proposer’s legal structure, federal tax identification number, state of organization, and principal place of business The name, telephone number, fax number and email address of a contact person who has authority to answer questions regarding the proposal A list of all subcontractors or subconsultants, if any, that the proposer intends to use for the services to be provided, the specific work each would do and the dollar value each will perform as part of the proposal As to each subcontractor or subconsultant, the proposer must attach a letter from such firm, signed by a person authorized to legally bind the subcontractor to the proposer with the following information included in the letter: the subcontractor’s or subconsultant’s legal status, tax identification number, state of organization and principal place of business; a description of the services the subcontractor will perform; a commitment to perform such services if the proposer is selected; a statement that the subcontractor has read and understands this Request For Qualifications and will comply with its terms and conditions.
  6. 6. Tab No. 1: Experience with Similar Assignments. The proposer must give details of the clients it has served in the previous five (5) years in services of the type requested herein, the duration and dollar value of each contract, the names and contact information of each client, a description of the work performed. Tab No. 2: Recent Contract Performance. The proposer must provide the following information for the previous five (5) years (the reasons why a 5-year span cannot be reported should be explained): Did a client of the proposer or any team member ever terminate a contract for default or cause with the proposer or any team member? If so, provide full details, including the client’s name and contact information. Was the proposer or any team member ever assessed damages (including liquidated damages) under any of its existing or past contracts with any client? If so, the proposer must provide the name and address of the client and the reason for the assessment of damages. Was the proposer ever subject to governmental action limiting the proposer’s right to do business with any entity? If so, provide details. Has the proposer, any officer, director or owner of more than 10% interest in the proposer filed for bankruptcy, debt arrangement, moratorium, or any proceeding under any bankruptcy or insolvency law, or any dissolution or liquidation proceeding? If so, specify the name and docket number of such case, the court having jurisdiction, and the final outcome or current status. Has the proposer, any officer, director or owner of more than 10% interest in the proposer ever been convicted of a crime punishable by a fine of greater than $500 or imprisonment of one year or more or currently under indictment for any offense? If so, specify the name and docket number of such case, the court having jurisdiction, and the final outcome or current status. Has the proposer, any officer, director or owner of more than 10% interest in the proposer ever been debarred in any other jurisdiction from doing business or providing services in such jurisdiction? If so, specify the jurisdiction and provide information related to such debarment. Tab No. 3: Experience of Proposer’s Primary Employees, and Staffing Plan. The proposer must identify its primary employees who will be responsible for the performance of services, their respective education, training and experience, and other relevant information. The proposer shall submit an organizational chart and a staffing plan for the services to be provided.
  7. 7. Tab No. 4: Ability to Keep and Maintain Accurate Records. The proposer should describe its experience, training and ability to create statistical databases that keep track of the kinds of information that the Alliance requires, its ability to generate reports, its ability to monitor progress and to adapt to problems encountered in monitoring and reporting, and the like. Tab No. 5: Ability to Meet Requirements of the Request For Qualifications. The proposer must demonstrate the manner in which it intends to meet all other requirements of the Request For Qualifications and include any documents or attachments in support of its proposal relevant to its ability to perform. PART ONE: BACKGROUND AND SCOPE OF WORK This is a solicitation for professional services to implement a capacity building training program for small, minority and women-owned enterprises in construction. PART TWO: DELIVERABLES The Norwalk Redevelopment Agency requires the following deliverable items from the successful proposer, but is open to other suggestions that will consolidate deliverables, create efficiencies or economies, or present other means and methods to accomplish the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency’s objectives: • A set of integrated forms in electronic format accessible in both English and Spanish that can be publicly distributed and posted on the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency’s website for general registration for the training program • A database of primarily Norwalk and Stamford based small and minority businesses, the types of services or commodities they offer and other pertinent information • All outreach efforts to identify MBE firms so that they can be invited to register and participate in the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency’s capacity building training program • A database of participants that successfully completed the capacity building training program and any other referral of services
  8. 8. PART THREE: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS Laws: The successful proposer will at all times comply strictly with all federal, state, and local laws in the design, implementation and enforcement of the approved program. Staffing: The successful proposer must provide an appropriate personnel on- site and such other personnel as may be necessary from time to time to perform the services identified herein. Prohibited Practices: The successful proposer shall ensure that its recommendations are in the City of Norwalk Redevelopment Agency’s best interests, its employees shall conduct themselves professionally and appropriately in rendering services, and the proposer shall not propose the acquisition of resources and equipment in which it has a personal financial or other stake unless fully disclosed in advance to the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency. Complaints: The successful proposer must investigate all reasonable complaints concerning the implementation of the program, shall keep a log of such complaints, and shall report such complains and the actions taken or recommended to the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency’s designee. PART FOUR: CONTRACT TERMS AND REQUIREMENTS The Norwalk Redevelopment Agency and the successful proposer shall enter into an Agreement that is substantially in the form of the professional services agreement. The term of the Agreement will be for up to four (4) months beginning after the Agreement is approved by the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency and shall commence within five (5) days of receipt of a notice to proceed or such other date specified in the notice to proceed. The successful proposer agrees to represent and warrant that it will employ its best professional judgment in the performance of the services to the fullest extent permitted by law, the successful proposer, for itself and its approved subcontractors, consultants and agents (the "Indemnitor"), agrees to indemnify, save and hold the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency, its elected and appointed officials, employees, subcontractors, consultants, agents and employees (the "Indemnitee") harmless from and against any and all liability, damage, loss, claim, demand, action and expense of any nature whatsoever, including, but not limited to costs, expenses, consulting fees and reasonable attorneys’ fees to the extent caused by or related to: (i) any negligent act, error, omission or default by the Indemnitor in the performance of the services that results in material damage to the Alliance; (ii) the negligent failure of the Indemnitor to comply with the laws, statutes, ordinances or regulations of any governmental or quasi-governmental agency or authority having jurisdiction over the
  9. 9. services rendered; or (iii) the breach of any material term or condition of the Agreement by the Indemnitor. The provisions of this indemnification shall not be construed as an indemnification of the Indemnitee for any loss or damage attributable to the act or omission of the Indemnitee itself. This indemnification shall survive the expiration or any earlier termination of the Agreement. The Norwalk Redevelopment Agency reserves the right to terminate the Agreement if any of the conditions listed below exist after written notice and failure to cure within thirty (30) days: • The successful proposer is unable or refuses to fulfill the terms and conditions of the agreement; • The successful proposer breaches the material terms and conditions of the agreement; • The successful proposer becomes insolvent, makes an assignment for the benefit of creditors, files a voluntary petition in bankruptcy, or is subject to an involuntary petition in bankruptcy not discharged within 30 days; • The Norwalk Redevelopment Agency wishes to terminate for its convenience upon 15 days’ prior written notice (the proposer will be paid for all services rendered prior to the date of such notice); • The successful proposer subcontracts, assigns, transfers, conveys or otherwise disposes of its obligations under the agreement without the Alliance’s prior consent; or • Funds are no longer available for continuance of services under the agreement. PART FIVE: SELECTION COMMITTEE AND EVALUATION CRITERIA A selection committee will evaluate the proposals of all responsive and qualified firms. The committee shall consist of representatives of Community Development Block Grant Program, a representative from the Redevelopment Agency, a representative from the business community from the State of Connecticut, and a representative from other municipalities having small business initiatives. The selection committee will apply the selection criteria identified herein in a fair and objective manner until the most qualified firm is selected.
  10. 10. Specialized Experience and Technical Competence: The proposer should demonstrate experience in all aspects of the services requested, including but not limited to the following areas: (a) Constructing a useful database of information, performing analyses of the data collected, and generating reports and desired information; (b) Making legally - sustainable recommendations, with alternatives, related to the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency’s goals; (c) Prior experience in performing similar services; (d) Satisfactory completion of prior projects of this type. Capacity: In addition to demonstrating conformity with the requirements of the Request For Qualifications, the proposer should also demonstrate: • Its ability, capacity and skill to perform the services, including as a minimum: managerial, technical and labor forces, equipment quality and availability, implementation plan and schedule, and current financial capacity • Its character, integrity, reputation, judgment, experience and efficiency • Availability of resources to commence and perform the services in a timely and professional manner • Quality of performance under previous contracts with similar or greater scope The Norwalk Redevelopment Agency reserves the right to: conduct interviews with the successful proposer’s management team, the right to contact any and all listed references, the right to contact any entity to whom the proposer has provided services if not listed as a reference, and the right to conduct other activities to determine the successful proposer’s qualifications and experience. Evaluation Criteria. Each proposer will be evaluated based on its qualifications and any personal interview that may be conducted. The selection team will evaluate each proposer’s knowledge and experience in the area of the proposed services, the quality of the proposer’s personnel to be assigned to the work, the proposer’s methodology and means for accomplishing the services, and its ability to perform the services competently and in a timely fashion. An evaluation scoresheet will be used during the proposal review process and during any personal interviews that may be conducted with proposers. The selection committee will rate each proposer using the following selection criteria. The committee shall use a uniform
  11. 11. points system, all points assigned by each member shall be converted into a percentage based on a 100% system Evaluation Credits will be assigned as described below, and the ranking of each proposer shall be averaged to reach at the apparent successful proposer: 1. Proposal Contents ( 5 percent) 2. Experience (30 percent) 3. Technical Competence (15 percent) 4. Capacity (10 percent) 5. Past Performance (15 percent) 6. Approach to Project (15 percent) 7. Interview (10 percent) TOTAL 100% PART SIX: RESERVATION OF RIGHTS The Norwalk Redevelopment Agency reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, and to waive any and all minor irregularities and informalities in the proposals received. The Norwalk Redevelopment Agency reserves the right to accept the proposal that in the judgment of the selection committee best serves the City’s interests. While the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency has every intention to recommend the award of a contract as a result of this solicitation, the issuance of this Request For Qualifications is no way constitutes a commitment to award a contract. Upon the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency’s determination that such action would be in its best interests, the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency, in the exercise of its sole and absolute discretion, reserves the right to: Throw out all proposals, discontinue program or change qualification specifications with written notices.
  12. 12. 1. Appendix A OWNERSHIP DISCLOSURE AND NO CONFLICTS FORM EVERY BUSINESS THAT SUBMITS A BID, PROPOSAL, QUOTATION, QUALIFICATION PACKAGE OR OTHER SUBMISSION TO THE NORWALK REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY HAVING A VALUE OR POTENTIAL VALUE OVER $25,000 MUST FULLY AND ACCURATELY COMPLETE THIS DISCLOSURE FORM OR ITS SUBMISSION WILL BE DEEMED NON-RESPONSIVE. IF THERE IS INSUFFICIENT SPACE FOR ANY ANSWER, ATTACH ADDITIONAL SHEETS. Name: __________________________________________________________ Title: __________________________________________________________ Company: _______________________________________________________ The undersigned hereby represents and warrants that the following statements are true, correct and complete, to the best of his/her knowledge and belief, and that the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency is entitled to rely thereon: 1. Business is (check one) a corporation a general partnership a limited liability company a sole proprietorship a limited liability partnership other _____________. 2. Business Address: __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ 3. Sate of incorporation or organization: Connecticut Other ___________________________ 4. What other trade names does the Business use, if any? _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ 5. (a) Identify all officers, directors, managing or general partners, or managing members. Name Address Title ____________________ ______________________ _________________ ____________________ ______________________ _________________ ____________________ ______________________ _________________ ____________________ ______________________ _________________ ____________________ ______________________ _________________
  13. 13. (b) Identify owners of 5% or more interest in the Business: ____________________ ______________________ _________________ ____________________ ______________________ _________________ ____________________ ______________________ _________________ ____________________ ______________________ _________________ 6. Identify any parent organization of the Business. Parent company’s name _____________________________________ a corporation a general partnership a limited liability company a sole proprietorship a limited liability partnership other _____________ State of Incorporation or organization: ______________ 7. Has the Business, any parent company, or any of their respective officers, directors, owners, general partners, managing members, employees, or agents ever been convicted of, entered a plea of guilty, entered a plea of nolo contendere, or otherwise admitted to: Yes No a) the 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 such contract or subcontract? b) the violation of any state or federal law for embezzlement, theft, bribery, forgery, falsification or destruction of records, receiving stolen property or any other offense indicating a lack of business integrity or business honesty which affects responsibility as a municipal contractor? c) the violation of any state or federal antitrust, collusion or conspiracy law arising out of the submission of bids or proposals to a public or private contract or subcontract? d) fraudulent, criminal or other seriously improper conduct while   participating in a joint venture or similar arrangement? e) willfully failing to perform in accordance with the terms of one or more public contracts, agreements or transactions? f) having a history of failure to perform or a history of unsatisfactory
  14. 14. performance of one or more public contracts, agreements or transactions? g) willfully violating a statutory or regulatory provision or requirement applicable to a public contract, agreement or transaction? IF YOU ANSWER YES TO ANY PART OF PARAGRAPH 7, EXPLAIN ON AN ATTACHED SHEET. 8. Initial as appropriate below: None of the persons listed herein is related by blood or marriage to any City of Norwalk, Connecticut government official or employee. ________ (Initial) OR One or more of the persons listed herein is related by blood or marriage to a City of Norwalk, Connecticut government official or employee. (Explain in detail below or attach additional sheet if necessary). ________ (Initial) _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ 9. Read and initial at the end of the following paragraph: BY INITIALING BELOW, THE UNDERSIGNED REPRESENTS THAT THERE EXISTS NO KNOWN OR SUSPECTED CONFLICTS OF INTEREST BETWEEN THE BUSINESS AND THE CITY OF BRIDGEPORT, THE CITY OF NORWALK OR THE CITY OF STAMFORD. ________ (Initial) 10. Read and initial at end of the following paragraph: BY INITIALING BELOW, THE UNDERSIGNED UNDERSTANDS THAT THE DUTY TO PROVIDE THE INFORMATION REQUESTED IN THIS FORM IS A CONTINUING OBLIGATION AND THAT THE INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THIS FORM MUST AND WILL BE PROMPTLY UPDATED UPON ANY CHANGE. ________ (Initial) WARNING: Falsifying information on this form or failing to promptly notify the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency of changes to the information contained in it will constitute a default under any contract or purchase awarded to the Business, and will permit the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency to pursue its legal rights and remedies as to such Business.
  15. 15. Agency: ___________________________________________________________________ Name (Print) _____________________________ Signature: __________________________ Title: __________________________________ Date: _____________________________ STATE OF ________________} } ss. ______________ ________ ___, 20__ COUNTY OF_______________} Personally appeared before me, (name) ___________________________________, the (title) _________________of (Agency) ________________________________ who swore to the truth of the foregoing as his/her free act and deed and the free act and deed of (Agency) _________________________________________before me. ___________________________________________________________ Notary Public My Commission Expires on: ____________________________________ Commissioner of the Superior Court
  16. 16. EXHIBIT B This Agreement is executed on the _________ day of _____________, 200_____ under the terms and conditions established in the Professional Services Agreement between the Redevelopment Agency and ____________________________________________. This Agreement is consistent with the Construction Management Training of which the Company/Consultant_________________________________________agrees to perform the following services: SECTION I: DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES Construction Management Training 5 Weeks, 35 Hours; CEU’s 1. The Redevelopment Agency agrees to provide payment for the Construction Management Training program which includes Instructor’s salary, travel to teach courses during the period of February 21, 2009 to March 14, 2009. The training program shall be held on dates and times convenient to and established by the Redevelopment Agency and Norwalk Community College. Each session is 7 hours in length. The Construction Management curriculum shall include the following subject matter: 1. Construction management, hiring the project manager, building the project team, managing project changes, tracking project progress and communication management. 2. Supervision of construction projects 3. Construction planning and record keeping 4. Construction specification, contracts and change order 5. Insurance and bonding 6. Estimation, take off and pricing 7. Bar chart and critical path method 8. Two-week look ahead 9. Prevailing wages, base rate and supplemental benefits 10. Construction of condominiums and co-ops 11. Construction of commercial, industrial and community 12. Certified payrolls, Wicks Law and AIA time of completion 13. application for payment, retainage and time of completion 14. Guarantees and warranties 15. Compliance protocols and permits 16. Urban planning, infrastructure, contracting and zoning regulation 17. Blueprint reading, construction drawings for concrete, construction drawings for concrete steel, wood, and masonry, mechanical and electrical construction, floor plan, elevations, symbols and abbreviations 18. Estimating, specification review 19. Project Scheduling, risk identification and analysis 20. Contract Administration, rights and obligation of parties and negotiation
  17. 17. 2. The Redevelopment Agency agrees to provide the following at no cost to Norwalk Community College for the Construction Management Training Program A. Provide catering services for continental breakfast and lunch for the students and instructors for each session and the closing reception. B. Make copies of all flyers from a reproducible master. C. Mail a minimum of 500 flyers and provide postage to potential students within the regional area for the Construction Management Training courses. Norwalk Community College agrees to: A. Reserve classrooms for the Construction Management Training Program between the time frame of Saturday, February 21, 2009 to Saturday, March 14, 2009 which will be held at Norwalk Community College, 1888 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT. B. Collect and retrain student registrations at a rate of $ 50.00 per course from each student that is a Bridgeport, Norwalk or Stamford resident. Collect and retain $100 registration per course for all other students. C. Provide a summary report with the following contact information: 1. Student’s name 2. Student’ company name (if applicable) 3. Student’s address 4. Student’s telephone 5. Student’s email address D. Provide current roster information SECTION 2: COST & SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS A. State Liability The State of Connecticut, the Board of Trustees of Norwalk Community College and the State Contracting Agency (State of College) shall assume no liability either for delivery of services promised or for payment for services received under the terms of this contract until the contract is fully executed by the State Contracting, Agency, the Contractor / Client, and if applicable by the Attorney General for the State of Connecticut. B. Total Contract Not to Exceed If the Cost and the Schedule of Payments section of page one indicates that this contract involved payment to the State Contracting Agency, the Contractor/Client shall pay Norwalk Community College a total sum not to exceed $ 40,000 for services performed or agreements made under this contract. There are no additional charges to this contract. C. Invoicing and Payment a. The contractor shall submit one invoice within thirty days to the Redevelopment Agency in accordance to the agreement for payment in full.
  18. 18. b. The invoice shall, at a minimum, include the Contractor, Client Name and the Contract Description and/or Identification Number, the billing period and an itemization of services delivered or contract requirements met.
  19. 19. PROPOSED BUDGET STAFF o Plan, Develop and Coordinate Training Sessions o Coordination and communication with Instructors o Facility Logistics o Design announcement flyers o Prepare mailing list and mailing labels o Create database for registration o Prepare press releases for media distribution o Follow-up telephone calls, faxes and emails to ensure attendance o Pre-register attendees o Prepare rosters, summary reports sign-in sheets, etc. o Preparation of Certificates of Completion o Coordinate breakfast and lunch o Travel expenses SUB TOTAL EXPENSES o Fee for use of college or other facilities o Instructor’s Fee o Travel expenses o Breakfast and Lunch o Training Manuals, Binders o Marketing materials, flyers, envelopes o Insurance o Telephone & Fax Charges o Postage SUB TOTAL OTHER o Fiscal Administrator @ 15% o Indirect Expenses @ 15% - other than staff SUB TOTAL TOTAL COST OF TRAINING