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RFI (Request For Information)

Q: What is anticipated Start & final completion date?
A: Contract times set forth in the Owner-Contractor agreement (refer to page 8, Instructions to Bidders). Anticipated duration of construction no more than 12 months.

Q: Is Owner furnishing any materials? If so, Please list the items.
A: Owner furnished/contractor installed items: Kitchen – range, dishwasher, refrigerators. Stack washer/dryer at
Laundry closet. Bunk room furniture, millwork and lockers. Washer, dryer and ice maker with bin in Laundry
Room at Apparatus Bay. Televisions throughout. Shelf system at EMS Storage.

Q: Please clarify who contracts and pays for third party independent testing.
A: Third party testing contracted and paid for by the contractor. Refer to project manual divisions for testing

Q: Are there any DBE/WMBE goals?
A: Refer to page 45 of Instructions to Bidders for DBE/WMBE goals.

Q: What are the working hours for contractor?
A: Working hours allowed by Collier County Code Enforcement are Monday-Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Q: Due to COVID-19 Please advise if the owner accepts electronic bid submissions.
A: Submittal of bids outlined in Article 14, page 11 of Instructions to Bidders. Electronic bid submissions are not acceptable.

Q: Do we need to include building permit & impact fee in our bid?
A: Building permit and impact fees are by owner.

Q: What is the engineer’s estimate and/or budget?
A: Estimate not available.

Q: What is the last date for questions?
A: Refer to Page 7 and 8 of Instructions to Bidders for last date for questions.

Q: What is the process for accepting alternate / equal manufacturers?
A: Refer to Article 10, page 8 and 9 of Instructions to Bidders.

Q: Does this project require Davis Bacon wages rates?
A: Refer to pages 53 and 76, Instruction to Bidders for Davis-Bacon Act applicability/requirements.

Q: Does this project require E – verification?
A: Refer to page 53, Instructions to Bidders for E-verification requirements.

Q: What are the liquidated damages?
A: Refer to page 8, Instructions to Bidders regarding liquidated damages.

Q: There is no spec on the insulation values for the metal building roof and walls. Please advice.
A: Per the Florida Building Code Energy Conservation Code, for metal buildings the minimum R-value for roof is R-19 and for walls it is R-13.

Q: What is the collateral load they want? There is a note on page S.001 that states = (loadings above include 5 psf for sprinkler piping) which doesn’t make much sense. The loads above are either floor loads or roof live load – 20 psf. So please confirm with the architect or engineer. See page S/001 top left corner.
A: Collateral load is 20 PSF. (We use superimposed dead load (SDL) rather than collateral load. Collier County has required us in the past to specifically state that our design includes sprinkler loads. That’s why we call it out.)

Q: What are the seismic movement numbers ? Ss and S1
A: Ss = 0.055, S1=0.025

Q: Do they want a UL 90 rated roof system?
A: Roof shall be able to withstand specified wind pressures in Sheet S001, which may require a rating higher than UL 90.

Q: Our building system is American Buildings – a Nucor Company. Can you please confirm this will be acceptable supplier. Interesting, they call out in the section 13 Butler MR-24 standing seam roof and Butler BR – II wall panels (but do not list Butler as an approved supplier).
A: Structurally acceptable, however they shall be in the Florida Product Approvals List and the PEMB shall meet the specified wind pressures in Sheet S001. (This building was not designed as a PEMB, although we did use PEMB components as a basis of design).

Q: We will assume that the PEMB system will include the 2nd and 3 rd. floor systems, even though they have supplied a structural design for these see pages S/102 and S/103
A: Including 2nd and 3rd floor systems with a PEMB is acceptable. However, contractor shall submit signed and sealed PEMB drawings (including foundations) and calculations.

Q – will you be providing door and hardware spec sheets, as well as gate and fence spec sheets?

A – Yes – we expect 2 addendums, #1 with general conditions and liquidated damages and #2 specification items as requested through this meeting and RFIs and or deemed necessary by the design team. Addendums will be posted to the Districts website –

Statement – Noel Hernandez advised all participants that the SDP has been approved by Collier County and that the building permit has been submitted and in review at present.

Q – Are permits and fees to be included in our costs? (UPDATED RESPONSE 1.21.21

A – The initial building permit and impact fees are covered by the District. Subcontractor and specialty permits are to be paid by the contractor (i.e. fire sprinkler, generator, etc)

Q – will you identify items to be provided by the owner and installed by the contractor along with cut sheets, so we can determine labor costs associated with install?

A - Yes, this will be included in the Addendum

Q – is this an essential facility?

A – It is considered a critical infrastructure facility by the State of Florida

Clarification – this is not a public shelter, those are determined by individual counties, which this will not be classified as. It is a critical facility for continuity of operations for the FD and Emergency Service personnel.

Q – will there be spec sheets provided for subway tile and other related components?

A – Yes

Q – who should we submit any additional questions to?

A – Deputy Chief Rita Greenberg

Clarification – cut off for questions to be submitted is tomorrow (1.15.2021) at 12 noon.

Q – what is the anticipated start date?

A – Late March 2021. As this is a grant funded project, the project cannot be started until such time as a Notice to Proceed (NTP) is received from Collier County/via Federal HUD.