“Questions snd Answers about NRI/RFQ“
Will the field surveys be conducted prior to the final NRI report with that information also being reported, or will field surveys be used to collect additional information for the Town after the NRI report is completed?
Per "Section E. Field Surveys" in the Scope of Services, the Commission expects that field surveys will be conducted before the final NRI report is completed and that information would be referenced in the final NRI report.
E. Field Surveys
Field surveys of selected Town-owned parcels shall be conducted based on a prioritization scheme to be determined.
Does the project budget have an upper limit, so that we can determine if our costs are appropriate and it is worth our time putting in a bid?
The Commission did not set an upper limit for the project budget in order to remain open to a range of options.
How much field work do you anticipate for this project? As you may be aware, this is a component that could vary greatly depending on the level of detail you are looking for. For example, if you’d like wildlife surveys and cover type mapping to be completed then more intensive field work will be necessary. If you are expecting more of a quick ground truth of land use coverage then we’d limit the field work quite a bit.
The RFP states "Field surveys of selected Town-owned parcels shall be conducted based on a prioritization scheme to be determined." We considered that we may not be able to get all the field-based information we want at a detailed level, which is why we anticipated the need for a prioritization scheme. It may be that some areas will be selected for more field work and others will get less field work (or could be identified as a phase 2 option). We envisioned that at least
some areas would have a wildlife survey conducted for them.
On a related note, how much detail would you like for the mapping completed for this project?
We want enough detail to support decision making about sensitive/valuable areas needing protection or to assist in management of the land. It may be that some areas will need more detailed mapping and others will get less detailed mapping.