Friday, October 2, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. EST

The Hudson County Improvement Authority (the "Authority") is seeking proposals for special consulting services providing advice, technical support and outreach services related to MWBE/DBE/SBE/VBE/LBE opportunities with the construction of the Frank J. Guarini Hudson County Justice Complex. It is the intent of this RFP to have the successful firm enter a Contract for Professional Services with the Authority to provide the services as outlined herein.

This RFP is designed to find qualified service providers in a Fair and Open Public Solicitation established pursuant to P.L. 2004, c. 19 (N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et seq.) for the provision of professional services contract based on qualifications, merit and cost-effectiveness. The general requirements set forth below must be met in order for any proposer to be considered to provide the professional services, which are exempt from public bidding pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A: 11-5 et seq.

All proposals are prepared at the cost and expense of the prospective firm ("Respondent(s)"). The Authority is not responsible for paying for any of the costs or expenses associated with the preparation or submission of proposals.

Any successful Respondent is required to comply with requirements of the Law Against Discrimination, P.L. 1975, Ch. 127, N.J.S.A. 10:5-31, et seq., the Affirmative Action Rules, N.J.A.C. 17:27-1.1, et seq., and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 USC §2101, et seq.

Respondents and their subcontractors must at all times comply with all applicable obligations pursuant to The New Jersey Campaign Contributions and Expenditure Reporting Act, N.J.S.A. 19:44A-1, et seq., and any local or municipal restrictions adopted in accordance with said Act.

This RFP constitutes an invitation to submit proposals to the Authority, and does not represent an offer, obligation, or agreement on the part of the Authority. The Authority reserves the right to protect the best interests of the Authority and to accept the proposal that, in the Authority's sole judgment, provides the most qualified professional services through costs and fees that are fair and reasonable, in terms of the Authority's budget, the general market rate for the requested services, and the level of experience, breadth of services, and expertise of the proposer.

The Authority reserves the right to waive any technical errors, to reject any proposal (or any part thereof) for any reason whatsoever, or to reject all proposals. The Authority reserves the right at any time to withdraw this RFP. In addition, the Authority retains the right to make modifications or additions to the RFP.

All questions or inquiries regarding this RFP should be directed via email, to Michael O'Connor, Deputy General Counsel:
Hudson County Improvement Authority
830 Bergen Street, 9th Floor
Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
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Respondents may submit written questions to the Authority regarding the RFP and its attachments, no later than Friday September 25, 2020. This deadline for questions is intended to permit the Authority sufficient time to issue an Addendum, if appropriate, without disrupting the procurement schedule.

Both the questions and responses will be posted on the Authority's website at Respondents should check the website periodically for updates to the RFP as well as any questions/responses posted.

All proposals must be delivered, electronically only, to the HCIA by 12 p.m. (Noon) Friday October 2, 2020 the Submission Date set forth on the cover of this RFP. Responses must be submitted electronically, via email, to CEO Norman Guerra, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a copy to Deputy General Counsel Michael O'Connor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Email should be titled: "MWBE CONSULTING SERVICES" in the subject line thereof.

Submissions should consist of a PDF document, containing the requested information and documentation.

All proposals will become the property of the Authority and will not be returned to the Respondent.

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