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RFP 0481-Provide and Install New Advanced Metering Infrastructure Water Meters in Jefferson Parish for the Department of Water
Louisiana > Jefferson Parish Government
RFP: 24534113

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Bid Law Requirement Update: Act 406
Vendors will be required to submit certain documentation with RFP submission, i.e. affidavits, proof of insurance, etc. These requirements will be outlined specifically in the instructions of each RFP package. Vendors should continue to carefully read and respond accordingly per the requirements of the RFP packages. These changes are pursuant Louisiana Public Bid Law more specifically, Act 406 of the 2016 Louisiana Legislative Regular Session. For the purposes of this communication, this change applies to Jefferson Parish Government bid solicitations only. For more information, please call Jefferson Parish Purchasing at 504-364-2678.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
 RFP 0481
 
Jefferson Parish Department of Purchasing is soliciting Request for Proposals (RFPs) from qualified firms To Provide and Install New Advanced Metering Infrastructure Water Meters in Jefferson Parish for the Department of Water.
 
The Jefferson Parish Department of Water seeks to obtain competitive proposals as allowed by Jefferson Parish Code of Ordinances Section 2-895 et. seq. from bona fide, qualified proposers who are interested in replacing the existing water meters in Jefferson Parish that are beyond their useful life, to increase the accuracy and efficiency of the measurement of water usage for customers in Jefferson Parish.
 
All proposals will be evaluated on criteria such as vendor’s technical proposal, qualifications and experience, financial profile and proposal responsiveness and other criteria more specifically defined in the RFP document.  The maximum total points for each proposal are set at 100 points
 
RFP specifications may be obtained by visiting the Jefferson Parish Purchasing Department webpage at http://purchasing.jeffparish.net and selecting the LaPAC Tab. RFPs may also be viewed and submitted online free of charge at: www.jeffparishbids.net or www.centralbidding.com.
 
Submissions will only be accepted electronically via the Parish’s e-Procurement system, Central Bidding. Responses will be received until 3:30 P.M. on April 18, 2024. Jefferson Parish no longer accepts manual submissions. All vendors will be required to register with Central Bidding.
 
A MANDATORY pre-proposal conference will be held at 10:00 a.m., April 3, 2024 at the General Government Bldg., 200 Derbigny Street, Suite 4400, Purchasing, Gretna, 70053. All Prospective Proposers must participate in the conference and will be required to sign in and out as evidence of attendance. All prospective proposers shall be present at the beginning of the Mandatory conference and shall remain in attendance for the duration of the conference to obtain clarification of the requirements of the RFP and to receive answers to relevant questions thereto. Any Prospective Proposer who fails to attend the conference or remain for the duration shall be prohibited from submitting a proposal
 
The Jefferson Parish Council reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals, in whole or part, pursuant to the law.  Jefferson Parish and its partners as the recipients of federal funds are fully committed to awarding a contract(s) to firm(s) that will provide high quality services and that are dedicated to diversity and to containing costs.  Thus, Jefferson Parish strongly encourages the involvement of minority and/or woman-owned business enterprises (DBE’s, including MBE’s, WBE’s and SBE’s) to stimulate participation in procurement and assistance programs.
 

Renny Simno
Director                                                                                                                            Purchasing Department
 
Misty A. Camardelle
Assistant Director
Purchasing Department

 
ADV: The New Orleans Advocate: March 13, 20, & 27, 2024
 
For additional information, please visit the Purchasing Webpage at http://purchasing.jeffparish.net or you may call 504-364-2678.

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Started: 13-Mar-2024 1:30:00 PM CDT
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bnance4851 on 27-Mar-2024 11:32:31 AM CDT
Is it possible for a virtual conference call link be established for the Mandatory Pre-bid meeting next week, April 3rd.?
SFOLSE on 27-Mar-2024 11:36:30 AM CDT
There are no Virtual or remote meetings. All meetings are in person.
mabasinger on 01-Apr-2024 4:01:28 PM CDT
(Page 8) Section 1.4 Proposer Minimum Requirements - B. The AMI System shall run on a FCC licensed radio frequency (RF) fixed network. FCC licensed frequencies between 900-950 MHz will be allowed for the system. The FCC licensed frequency must be in place in Jefferson Parish geographic area prior to submitting proposals. Proof of the license for a fixed network will be required to be submitted by the proposer. The proposer shall be responsible for all frequency coordination. Licenses registered with the FCC shall reference Jefferson Parish Government. Questions: 1. Does Jefferson Parish intend to only allow AMI vendors who operate 900-950 MHz frequencies to be in compliance with RFP specifications? 2. Will Jefferson Parish consider proposals that include other viable equivalents to 900-950 MHz radio frequencies?
SFOLSE on 01-Apr-2024 4:04:55 PM CDT
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UPDATE/ADDENDUM HISTORY
All updates/changes are listed below::
12-Apr-2024 3:44:16 PM CDT
Add #2-Final Q&A; Revised Cost Sheet
04-Apr-2024 11:46:29 AM CDT
Add #1-Sign In sheet; deadlines; Q&A
04-Apr-2024 11:02:14 AM CDT
Add #1-Sign In sheet; deadlines; Q&A