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COUNTY OF ALAMEDA

GENERAL SERVICES AGENCY-PURCHASING
ADDENDUM No. 1

to

RFP No. 900926

for


URBAN AREAS SECURITY INITIATIVE (UASI) TRAINING SERVICES
Specification Clarification/Modification and Recap of the Networking/Bidders Conferences

Held on October 5, 2011 and October 6, 2011


_________________________________________________________________________

Notice to Bidders

This County of Alameda, General Services Agency (GSA), RFP Addendum has been electronically issued to potential bidders via e-mail. E-mail addresses used are those in the County’s Small Local Emerging Business (SLEB) Vendor Database or from other sources. If you have registered or are certified as a SLEB please ensure that the complete and accurate e-mail address is noted and kept updated in the SLEB Vendor Database. This RFP Addendum will also be posted on the General Services Agency (GSA) Contracting Opportunities website located at http://www.acgov.org/gsa/purchasing/bid_content/ContractOpportunities.jsp.



The following Sections have been modified to read as shown below. Changes made to the original RFP document are in bold print and highlighted, and deletions made have a strike through.
PLEASE NOTE: IMPORTANT CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE TO EXHIBIT B – BID FORMS. VENDORS MUST SUBMIT BID RESPONSES USING THE “REVISED” EXHIBIT B – BID FORM. ALSO EXHIBIT P – REGIONAL TRAINING AND EXERCISE PROGRAM INTERIM TRAINING PLAN HAS BEEN ADDED TO THIS ADDENDUM.
The new RESPONSE DUE DATE is November 4, 2011.


III. INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS, Section H, CALENDAR OF EVENTS page 9 is revised as follows:


  1. CALENDAR OF EVENTS




EVENT

DATE/TIME

Request Issued

September 21, 2011

Networking/Bidders Conference #1

October 5, 2011 @ 10:00 a.m.

at: General Services Agency

1401 Lakeside Drive

Room 228, 2nd Floor

Oakland, CA 94612



Networking/Bidders Conference #2

October 6, 2011 @ 2:00 p.m.


at: Office of Emergency Services (OES)

Room No. 1013

4985 Broder Blvd.,

Dublin, CA 94568



Written Questions Due

by 5:00 p.m. on October 6, 2011

Addendum Issued

October 20, 2011 October 21, 2011

Response Due

November 3, 2011 November 4, 2011 by 2:00 p.m.

Evaluation Period

November 3- 18, 2011 November 4 – 23, 2011

Vendor Interviews

November 21, 2011 November 28 - 30, 2011

Board Letter Issued

December 27, 2011 January 3, 2012

Board Award Date

January 27, 2012 January 24, 2012

Contract Start Date

February 1, 2012



The following Sections have been modified to read as shown below. Changes made to the original RFP document are in bold print and highlighted, and deletions made have a strike through.
Page 5 of the RFP, Item B – SCOPE has been modified as follows:

The selected vendors will be required to offer training courses at various locations in the region in at least one (1) of three (3) four (4) specific disciplines: law enforcement/tactical, fire/emergency medical and emergency management and public health.



Page 7 of the RFP, Item E – Specific Requirements has been modified as follows:

      The vendor will be paid for time, materials and for services rendered. Training days are generally eight (8) hours long, e.g. 8:30-4:30, including a one (1) hour lunch and two (2) fifteen (15) minute breaks for a total of six and half (6.5) hours eight (8) hours of curriculum. Half days are defined as three (3) hours of curriculum.

      Page 14 of the RFP, paragraph 3, Item M, Evaluation Criteria/Selection Committee has been modified as follows:

      If the two-stage approach is used, the seven (7) ten (10) bidders receiving the highest preliminary scores and with at least 200 points will be invited to an oral presentation and interview. 



      Page 16 of the RFP, Item M, Evaluation Criteria has been modified as follows:



      J.

      G

      Understanding of the Project:

      Proposals will be evaluated against the RFP specifications and the questions below:

      - Has proposer demonstrated a thorough understanding of the purpose and scope of the project?

      - How well has the proposer identified pertinent issues and potential problems related to the project?

      - Has the proposer demonstrated that it understands the deliverables the County expects it to provide?

      - Has the proposer demonstrated that it understands the County’s time schedule and can meet it?


      15 Points



      K.

      H.

      Methodology:

      Proposals will be evaluated against the RFP specifications and the questions below:

      - Does the methodology depict a logical approach to fulfilling the requirements of the RFP?

      - Does the methodology match and contribute to achieving the objectives set out in the RFP?

      - Does the methodology interface with the County’s time schedule?

      10 Points





Please note that the following Exhibits have been included or changed:
ATTACHMENTS:
Exhibit B – Bid Form

Exhibit B (Revised) – Bid Form

Exhibit B-1 – Bid Form

Exhibit B-2 – Bid Form

Exhibit B-3 – Bid Form

Exhibit B-4 – Bid Form

Exhibit B-5 – Bid Form

Exhibit P – Regional Training and Exercise Program Interim Training Plan
Responses to Written and Verbal Questions


  1. Does a bidder need a GSA Schedule Number to be considered in the project?

    1. GSA schedule number is not necessary in order to submit a proposal for this project. The County is a local GSA and not affiliated with Federal GSA.




  1. Page 5 of the RFP Section D (VENDOR QUALIFICATIONS), item 2 states:

Vendor shall possess all business licenses, permits and staff professional certifications and/or licenses required to provide these services. Experience must be reflective of references provided by vendor at the time of the bid.

As a Limited Liability Corporation outside of the state of California, will the County require the successful bidder to acquire a license or permit with the City, County, or State of California to conduct training in the Alameda County?



    1. No, it is not necessary to acquire license or permit with the City, County or State of California as long as you have the license or permit to do business in your State.




  1. What is the total size of the training population?

    1. The size is not determined.




  1. What type of student surveys will be used?

    1. A standardized course survey form will be provided by the County to the successful bidders.




  1. How does the County prefer to have the survey results presented to them, will copies of the surveys be accepted or will the comments need to be typed up in a separate document?

    1. The course survey results will be tabulated and scored by the vendor and a summary of results will be provided to the County. The completed course survey forms will also be provided to the County.




  1. From past data or based on allocated grant funding, is there an estimate on the total amount the region intends to spend on training?

    1. Appendix “A” of the UASI grant provides for a maximum of $1,700,000.00 for “training”.




  1. Using historical data or based on grant justification, is there an estimated number of classes that the region is targeting to complete, and if so is there a specific time period?

    1. Appendix “A” of the UASI grant provides for a maximum of $1,700,000.00 for “training”.




  1. Please clarify the evaluation process, will the oral interview scores be added to the points on the written proposal?

    1. Yes, oral interviews will be added to the points on the written proposal and with all the points as specified in Section M - Evaluation Criteria, of the RFP.




  1. If there is more than a 15 point difference within the top seven, will Alameda County still invite seven (7) companies to present?

    1. Yes. The County has also the option not to have the two-stage approach and invite all the bidders that submit the proposal to the oral presentation. Please note that per this Addendum 1, the County will invite the top ten (10) bidders to an interview if the two-stage approach is used.




  1. What is the anticipated date for the first course?

    1. Within thirty days after a pool of bidders has been qualified through this procurement process.




  1. Page 19 of the RFP Section R (PRICING), item 4 states:

Price quotes shall include any and all payment incentives available to the County.

What payment incentives are available to the County?



    1. The bidder should determine if there are any incentives available to the County.




  1. Page 19 of the RFP Section R (PRICING), item 1 states:

All pricing as quoted will remain firm for the term of any contract that may be awarded as a result of this RFP.

However Exhibit M, section J Bid Form States:



Pricing for services shall include: (a) fixed annual or monthly cost; and (b) payment of time and materials charges.

Will this be a fixed price or a time and materials contract?

    1. Yes, it will be a fixed price for the hourly rates. Material costs will be an add-on or exercised as options.




  1. Page 4 of the RFP Section A (INTENT) states:

The intent is to solicit and qualify multiple vendors who are capable of delivering a broad choice of training courses taught by subject matter experts and/or recognized professionals in the field of law enforcement/tactical, fire/emergency medical services, and emergency management.

Will the County award this contract to multiple vendors?



    1. Yes.




  1. Page 20 of the RFP Section S (AWARD), item 4 states:

The County reserves the right to award to a single or multiple contractors.

Can the County please specify the deciding factors that would lead to a single vendor or multiple vendors being awarded this contract?



    1. The contract will be awarded to multiple contractors.




  1. If the County awards this contract to multiple vendors how will specific courses be assigned?

    1. Opportunities to provide training courses will be determined by a number of factors: (1) requesting agency’s need; (2) vendor price; (3) schedule and availability.




  1. Are there any predetermined criteria for awarding courses to specific vendors?

    1. No. Requesting agencies will determine which vendor best meets their needs for a specific discipline.




  1. Page 5 of the RFP Section C (BACKGROUND), states:

Through a competitive bid process, the San Francisco UASI authority awarded a contract to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office to deliver regional training and exercise delivery vehicles that are both more efficient and effective than what is currently provided by the UASI.

In reference to “exercise” can the County please confirm if exercises will be part of the scope of work for this RFP?



    1. No. Exercises are not within the scope of work for this RFP.




  1. Page 6 of the RFP Section D (VENDOR QUALIFICATIONS), item 4 states:

Vendor shall have the capability to conduct on-site training utilizing specific templates, forms and spreadsheets as might be provided by the Bay Area UASI Regional Training & Exercise Program and/or assigned constituent agency/entity.

Will sample templates, forms, and spreadsheets be provided to the bidder prior to the RFP submission due date?



    1. No. This will be provided to successful bidders.




  1. How many training courses are required in each of the four (4) disciplines listed on page 6 of the RFP?

    1. There is no minimum or maximum number of training courses required within the four (4) disciplines.




  1. Page 6 of the RFP Section E (SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS), item 10 states:

The vendor shall be responsible for training their instructors on an ongoing basis and will orient each instructor prior to the delivery of any training for the first time. The orientation shall cover UASI policies and procedures, including emergency procedures, non-competition agreements, ergonomics, evaluations, and sign-in rosters. Instructors shall provide the training for the entire time allotted for each class unless otherwise instructed by the Sheriff’s Office staff.

Can the County provide a copy of these UASI policies and procedures?



    1. The County will provide a copy of the UASI policies and procedures to the successful bidders.




  1. Will the County provide a location for training, or should the location be provided by the successful bidder?

    1. The requesting agency will work with the vendor to determine the location. Training locations and venues may vary. Venue will be provided by the ACSO and vendors must be able to provide training at any location within the BAUASI region.



  1. Who will be responsible for paying facility usage fees?

    1. The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office will provide the facilities.




  1. Will law enforcement facilities be provided to conduct training?

    1. The County will find facilities based on the needs of the course.




  1. Should a bidder include a facility usage fee in Exhibit B?

    1. Yes, as an option.




  1. If a facility usage fee is required will a bidder be able to add it to the cost of the course?

    1. Yes. Please specify as an option.




  1. Page 6 of the RFP Section E (SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS), item 4 states:

      The vendor shall prepare and present specified training courses.

      What are the specified training courses?



    1. Vendors shall offer courses that satisfy the UASI T&E training objectives.




  1. Page 6 of the RFP Section E (SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS), item 5 states:

      All courses presented must meet state and federal guidelines and be approved by Cal EMA prior to presentation.

      Can the County provide a list of the State and Federal guidelines?



    1. Refer to the Cal EMA web page for further information regarding state and federal guidelines for Department of Homeland Security grants.




  1. Page 6 of the RFP Section E (SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS), item 6 states:

      The vendor shall offer course content that satisfies the UASI Training & Exercise preparedness training objectives.

Have the training objectives been identified, if so can the County provide them to the bidders or provide a reference for the nexus prerequisite?

    1. The objectives are available from the hyperlink provided in the RFP. https://bauasitep.org/documents/UASI-HS-Strategy.pdf




  1. Page 6 of the RFP Section E (SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS), item 11 states:

      All instructors shall use the methods suggested by the training protocols established such as maintaining and updating each training syllabus, introducing and following objectives for each class, completing training as described, and utilizing training aids such as the projection system.

      What is the source for the established training protocols?



    1. It is expected that vendors will have established training protocols and that these methods will be used by their instructors.




  1. If multiple vendors are awarded this contract, will there be a competitive bidding process for each course, or will specific vendors be assigned to specific courses?

    1. Each course will not be bid separately. Specific vendors will be assigned to specific courses that satisfy the County’s requirements in order to create a vendor pool.

  2. Will the County require instructors to be California POST certified?

    1. No.




  1. Are all required courses listed on Cal EMA?

    1. The list of “approved” courses is available from Cal EMA. Please see Exhibit P.




  1. Should estimated travel cost at the State of California’s current rates be reflected in the hourly fee?

    1. Yes. Please see Instructions on Exhibit B (Revised).




  1. Who will be responsible for making copies of course material and delivering that material to the training sites?

    1. The vendor is responsible for providing course materials and delivering it to the sites if the County chooses not to do so.




  1. Who will be responsible for coordinating the training calendar and arranging the venues?

    1. The vendor will work with the requesting agency to coordinate the training calendar and venue.




  1. Exhibit B asks vendors to estimate costs based on 1500 training hours per year, although there is no guaranteed minimum or maximum? The County has specified four (4) training areas, law enforcement, fire, emergency management, & public health. Is the 1500 hours broken up equally between these four (4) disciplines at 375 hours each?

    1. The 1500 hours is an estimate of the total training hours available for the year across all of the disciplines. Please see revised Exhibit B-Bid Forms.




  1. Exhibit B of the RFP asks vendors to give a bid based on 1500 hours for each year of a three (3) year contract. How does the 1500 relate to pricing specific courses?

    1. This specified number of hours is for an estimate so the County can equally compare all bids that are submitted.




  1. Does the County expect bids to be in a certain price range?

    1. No. It depends on the courses being offered.




  1. Does the County want pricing for all of our company’s courses?

    1. Bidders may provide separate pricing for each course in their catalog and within the four (4) disciplines.




  1. Is the County asking for rights to reproduce the materials as needed for additional training following completion of the contract?

    1. Yes.


  1. Regarding the Exhibit B template:

a) Is the form intended to include one (1) lump sum cost for every course being bid or is it intended to have separate line item for each course?
b) What information is “Estimated Hours per Year” supposed to contain? Are the contact hours with participants? Or is it staffing hours required?

    1. The County allows the bidders to submit different “options” on their proposal.




  1. Is there a list of courses or course types listed in the RFP?

    1. No. The County currently has an interim plan that was not included in the RFP. Over the next couple of months a strategic plan will be complete. This plan will have all the planned courses listed.




  1. When a vendor submits their bid, should it include a list of all courses offered and a bid for each one?

    1. Yes. Please specify, in the proposal, which courses are being bid for each discipline.




  1. If the County develops and requires a course that was not initially bid on, can a vendor re-bid on that course?

    1. Yes, if the course is within the specific discipline your company specializes in. However, this would be handled under a new RFP and would not be directly related to this contract.




  1. Where can vendors find a list of the Cal EMA approved courses?

    1. You can find a list of Cal EMA approved courses on their website, www.calema.ca.gov.




  1. Where can a vendor find a list of FEMA approved courses?

    1. You can find a list of FEMA approved courses on their website, www.fema.gov.




  1. Page 3, Exhibit B asks for a bid on additional materials, services, and tools. Does this amount need to be reflected in the hourly rate, or is it a separate charge?

    1. No. Please see Exhibit B-5.




  1. Does the County expect the winning bidder to develop course material?

    1. The County expects the bidders to have course materials available at the time the training will be delivered for each of the training courses they have outlined in the proposal.




  1. Will the County provide a syllabus and course content for courses?

    1. No.



  1. Are the required courses for this program undeveloped?

    1. The majority of the courses are developed. There may be a few new courses but that will be the minority.

  2. The normal ratio for course size is usually one (1) instructor per ten (10) students. Should a bidder bid based on how many hours a course will take, the number of students anticipated to participate, or a combination of both?

    1. The bidder can offer different options on their proposal.




  1. Does the County want the bidder to bid on a one (1) instructor per hour basis?

    1. Yes. Bidders can also submit different options on their proposal.




  1. Should a bidder notate on Exhibit B the price per class size?

    1. Revised Exhibit B form specifies an estimate of twenty five (25) to thirty (30) participants will attend each training classes. Bidder can submit options for different number of participants/class.




  1. In addition to training is the County requiring vendors to conduct exercises?

    1. Currently the County is focused on UASI training.




  1. Exhibit O of the RFP (TRAINING CERTIFICATES) states:

Vendors must furnish with their proposal copy of training certificates of their proposed instructors. These must include, at a minimum, law enforcement/tactical, fire/emergency medical, public health and emergency management which apply to providing instruction and attendant certifications to agencies and their personnel.

Does the County want training certifications of all instructors, or only our lead instructors by course?



    1. The County will accept resume from one (1) lead instructor and training certificates or a sample of lead instructors per course offered in order to demonstrate superior qualifications of the bidders personnel required in the RFP.




  1. Some classes need to be conducted at a state certified facility. When the bidders bid is submitted does this information need to be included?

    1. Yes. Please specify in your bid which classes must be conducted at a state certified facility.




  1. Does the County want bidders to submit two (2) Exhibit B forms, one (1) with the price of certified courses and one (1) with the price of non-certified courses?

    1. Yes. Bidders can submit multiple options.




  1. Page 7 of the RFP Section E (SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS), item 13 states:

      The vendor will be paid for time, materials and for services rendered. Training days are generally eight (8) hours long, e.g. 8:30-4:30, including a one (1) hour lunch and two (2) fifteen (15) minute breaks for a total of six and half (6.5) hours of curriculum. Half days are defined as three (3) hours of curriculum.

Is the County willing to change the curriculum hours from six and a half (6.5) to eight (8) hours?

    1. Please see revised Section E (SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS)




  1. Is the County set on a start time of 8:30 a.m. for all trainings?

    1. No.




  1. Page 6 of the RFP Section D (VENDOR QUALIFICATIONS), item 4 states:

Vendor shall have the capability to conduct on-site training utilizing specific templates, forms and spreadsheets as might be provided by the Bay Area UASI Regional Training & Exercise Program and/or assigned constituent agency/entity.

What forms will be provided by the Bay Area UASI Regional Training & Exercise Program?



    1. The Bay Area UASI Regional Training & Exercise Program will provide registration forms, evaluations, and a class syllabus for most courses.




  1. Is the UASI contract going to be awarded for three (3) years or eighteen (18) months?

    1. The overall program is three (3) years; however UASI breaks the program into two parts.




  1. Can the County provide vendors with a copy of the interim training program?

    1. Yes, Please see Exhibit P.




    1. If the County can provide vendors with a copy of the interim training program, how can vendors obtain a copy of the documents?

    2. Bidders that have submitted a vendor application will be emailed the addendum along with Exhibit P – interim training program. For any bidder not on the vendors list, the addendum and Exhibit P can be downloaded from the Alameda County Purchasing website.




  1. Will vendors be required to obtain an EMA or EMI certification on developed courses?

    1. Yes if the course content contains material that requires state/federal certification.




  1. If a certification is required for developed courses will the successful bidder need to obtain the certification before training begins?

    1. Yes.




  1. Is the County seeking training for certain divisions of the Sheriff’s Department, or will the entire Sheriff’s Department be cross-trained?

    1. The ACSO is looking to create a vendor pool to be utilized when training needs arise. This training may involve small groups of individuals or larger groups of individuals up to, and including, the entire ACSO.




  1. Will the Winning Bidder be required to supply any equipment necessary to conduct specific training?

    1. No. However, the bidder has to specify if special equipments are necessary for specified courses.




  1. Does the County expect bids to be in a certain price range?

    1. No.




  1. Does the County want a price for all course provided by vendors?

    1. Bidders may provide a bid for all of their courses but only within the areas of the different disciplines.




  1. Should a bidder attach a copy of all courses they offer with pricing?

    1. Bidder may attached copy of all courses they with offer with pricing but will not be evaluated if they did not fall in the four (4) disciplines required in the RFP.




  1. Is there a specific package of courses required by the county?

    1. No.




  1. Does the County have specific needs that need to be address within the four (4) disciplines listed in the RFP?

    1. No.




  1. Do vendors have to be qualified to instruct in all four (4) disciplines to be awarded the UASI contract?

    1. No, since the contract is being awarded to a pool of vendors you can have expertise in any of the single areas and still be awarded a part of this contract.




  1. Can bidders bid on only one (1) of the four (4) disciplines?

    1. Yes.




  1. Is the County expecting bidders to provide a list of courses provided, or is the County just qualifying bidders at this time?

    1. The County is currently seeking out which bidders are competent in the four (4) disciplines listed in the RFP.




  1. Does the County want a course outline for all courses a bidder offers?

    1. This is not required at the time of proposal submission.




  1. Does the bidders’ price have to be the same in the last year as it was in the first year?

    1. No, if the price will change from year to year, please indicate that in the Exhibit B Bid Forms.




  1. Is the grand total column on page 2 of Exhibit B the total amount a bidder would charge for all three (3) years?

    1. Yes. However, if the bidder has different “options” on their proposal, the grand total would likely change. This must be represented by submitting separate Exhibit B documents for each proposed alternative.




  1. Will the County provide a syllabus for the existing courses?

    1. No.




  1. If the County requires a course to be developed, who will create the syllabus?

    1. The County will require the successful bidder to create the syllabus.




  1. Can a bidder provide an estimate based on a cost per hour for instructional course and a cost per hour based on hands on courses?

    1. No, all pricing submitted by the vendor shall be firm.




  1. Is there a place in Exhibit B that allows a bidder to list the cost for additional tools, and materials?

    1. Yes, Exhibit B-5.




  1. If a course requires more than one (1) instructor would a bidder submit a fee for the course as a whole or by instructor?

    1. The bidder can submit an alternate proposal for each.




  1. Some courses must be given at certified sites. If there is not a certified site available, the successful bidder can set up the site to be certified. Should this extra cost be part of a bidders bid?

    1. Certification for the site should be offered as an “option” and not to be included in the fees.




  1. Who will be responsible for marketing the course?

    1. The marketing of the course will be done by the requesting entity or ACSO. The vendor will not be responsible for marketing.




  1. Please clarify; the hourly rate includes instructor cost, travel, but not materials?

    1. Please see Exhibit B bid Forms.




  1. Are the only materials included in the hourly fee camera-ready copies?

    1. Yes. Please see Exhibit B-5 Bid forms. The County has the option to make copies of the training materials.




  1. Where can a bidder indicate the cost if a course has required material that must be purchased?

    1. Please see Exhibit B-5 Bid forms.




  1. Who will be responsible for handling the requests of course registration, notifying registered participants, and sending out course reminders?

    1. This will be handled by Alameda County and/or the requesting entity.




  1. Does a vendor need to show proof that Alameda County is listed as an additional insured on their insurance policy before the contract is awarded?

    1. Yes.




  1. Do bidders who are submitting a bid need to seal Exhibit B in a separate envelope.

    1. No, the bids should be kept together in a binder and delivered in a sealed envelope.




  1. Will the successful bidders have an opportunity to add courses?

    1. If necessary.




  1. Are there specific training course topics the County has in mind for each discipline or should the vendors propose courses based on the objects for the UASI training?

    1. Course topics must correlate to the UASI training objectives, have a nexus to terrorism, and must be provided on a regional basis.




  1. Do all of the “intentionally omitted” forms (Exhibit E, F, G, H and K) in the RFP mean that those forms and the requirements related thereto are not required as part of the bidder’s proposal?

    1. Yes.




  1. How many members and who will serve as the Source Selection authority or County Selection Committee? Will this be a Cal EMA, representative of the Bay Area UASI Management Team, or both or others?

  2. County Selection Committee members should have no less than three (3) and no more than five (5) individuals. The CSC members are from the direct user department, another department within the requesting agency and from other County departments and/or public or private sector and shall be experts on the subject matter.




  1. Page 11, Item K – Submittal of Bids, Item 1 states,

All bids, whether delivered by an employee of Bidder, U.S. Postal Service, courier or package delivery service, must be received and time stamped at the stated address prior to the time designated. The Purchasing Department’s timestamp shall be considered the official timepiece for the purpose of establishing the actual receipt of bids

If the bidder’s proposal package is delivered via a package delivery service (such as Federal Express), will the Federal Express receipt, signed by a representative at the Purchasing Department, suffice as the official timestamp?



    1. Yes.



  1. Can the County provide bidders with the time schedule for this contract?

    1. Please refer to Exhibit P Regional Training and Exercise Program-Interim Plan.



  1. Do the training disciplines on page 5 govern the scope of the UASI training RFP?

    1. Yes.

  2. Exhibit B, instructions, bullet point five states:

If any customized training is necessary, the County will pay additional standard design/development rate, as needed.

Where on Exhibit B does a bidder indicate this rate?

A99) Please see Exhibit B-5 Bid Form.


  1. Exhibit B, instructions, bullet point four states:

Daily rates should include preparation of and permission to use materials.

Where on Exhibit B do bidders list a daily rate?

    1. Please see Exhibit B (Revised).




  1. Can bidders list certificate on the resume and include certificates in a separate tab without page limits?

    1. Bidders can list certificates on the resume but include only the certificate from the lead instructors.




  1. Can the County please identify which pages in a bidder’s response are excluded from page limits?

    1. There’s no page limits in submitting supporting documents. But please submit only documents that pertain to the courses required in the RFP.

  2. Will the County requires vendor developed courses to be approved by Cal EMA prior to presentation?

    1. Yes.

The following participants attended the Bidders’ Conferences:




Company Name

Representative

Contact Information

RW Jones and Assoc


Randy Jones



Phone: 209-406-2447

E-Mail: rwjones@ertnow.com

Prime Contractor:      

Subcontractor:      

Certified SLEB:      

Sabre Group


Frank Bowman



Phone: 530-321-1221

E-Mail: FBowman@sabregroup.com

Prime Contractor: Yes

Subcontractor: Yes

Certified SLEB: No

Willdan Homeland Solutions


Wendy Kleinman



Phone: 602-882-7463

E-Mail: wkleinman@willdan.com

Prime Contractor: Yes

Subcontractor:      

Certified SLEB: No

IMTC


Geoff Willford



Phone: 661-619-8600

E-Mail: Geoff.wilford@imtcllc.com

Prime Contractor:      

Subcontractor:      

Certified SLEB:      

Creativeworks


Carol Dickenson



Phone: 925-327-1920

E-Mail: carol@cwsfba.com

Prime Contractor:      

Subcontractor: Yes

Certified SLEB: Yes

Creativeworks



Shelly Schacter



Phone: 925-327-1920

E-Mail: Shelly@cwsfba.com

Prime Contractor:      

Subcontractor: Yes

Certified SLEB:      

City Gate Assoc.


Bill Sager



Phone: 916-354-6893

E-Mail: bsager@citygateassociates.com

Prime Contractor: Yes

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Cytel Group


James Baker



Phone: 925-354-6893

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NCRT


Tony Smerdel



Phone: 415-672-6970

E-Mail: a.smerdel@yahoo.com

Prime Contractor: Yes

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Certified SLEB: No

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A-T Solutions


Dave Cooley



Phone: 360-581-2985

E-Mail: davecooley@a-tsolutions.com

Prime Contractor: Yes

Subcontractor:      

Certified SLEB: No

SAIC


Garrett Turner



Phone: 510-466-7131

E-Mail: turnerg@saic.com

Prime Contractor: Yes

Subcontractor:      

Certified SLEB: No

URS


Lee Rosenberg



Phone: 510-874-3137

E-Mail: lee.rosenberg@urs.com

Prime Contractor: Yes

Subcontractor:      

Certified SLEB: No

SYA Group


Laurie Friedman



Phone: 650-373-7747

E-Mail: laurie@syagroup.com

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