January 20, 2020

2023 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING SCHEDULE

THE JERSEY CITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING SCHEULDE

 

Please take notice that on December 20, 2022, the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency (“Agency”) adopted its annual meeting schedule to establish its regular meeting dates from February 2023 through January 2023. This notice is provided in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, Chapter 231, P.L. 1975, and N.J.A.C. 5:39-1, et seq., Emergency Remote Meeting Protocol for Local Public Bodies.

The regular meetings of the Agency shall be held virtually through videoconference and telephone conference via Zoom, until otherwise decided by the Board of Commissioners of the Agency, on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The meeting dates for the balance of the 2023 calendar year and the beginning of 2024 are as follows:

February 21, 2023

March 21, 2023

April 18, 2023

May 16, 2023

June 20, 2023

July 18, 2023

August 15, 2023

September 19, 2023

October 17, 2023

*November 28, 2023 (fourth Tuesday of the month)

*December 19, 2023 (Meeting begins at 5:00 p.m.)

January 16, 2024

Formal action may be taken at all meetings.

Interested members of the public can participate in the remote public meeting, free of charge, through a videoconference link or by telephone. The Agency will post on its website, https://thejcra.org/, at least 48 hours prior to the start of such meeting, the meeting access information, including unique dial-in number and Zoom web links, and relevant documents available for download, including but not limited to a meeting agenda. Relevant documents will be posted under the webpage tab entitled, “Public Documents,” and/or in other prominently labeled location(s) on the Agency’s website. Alternatively, individuals lacking the resources or experience for technological access may contact Jesamil Lozano via email at jlozano@jcnj.org or by telephone at (201) 761-0820, to arrange receipt of documents by alternate means, to make an appointment to review documents in person at the Agency’s office during regular business hours (excluding holidays), or for general assistance in accessing documents and the meeting information. As of May 1, 2021, the Agency relocated its offices to 4 Jackson Square (a/k/a 39 Kearney Avenue), Jersey City, New Jersey 07305. The public is hereby advised that no future meetings will be held at the Agency’s previous meeting location of 180 Ninth Street, Jersey City, New Jersey.

The Agency will make a coordinated effort to ensure public participation at all public meetings. Members of the public who wish to participate during the public portion(s) of a meeting are encouraged (but not required) to register their name and address, and if desired, written comment(s) prior to the meeting by submitting same to Jesamil Lozano via email jlozano@jcnj.org or via mail at 4 Jackson Square, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305. All such communications must be labeled “Public Comment” in the subject line. All such pre-registrations shall be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on the business day immediately prior to the date of each regular meeting listed above. Such written comments may be read at the public meeting consistent with existing law.

Members of the public, whether pre-registered or not, will be given opportunity to speak during the public portion(s) of the meeting, at which time the Agency will provide instruction for the public to indicate their desire to speak. When a matter is open to public comment or question, a member of the public can click he “raise hand” button (if using a computer or mobile device) or dial *9 (if on a telephone) to indicate to the Agency that they wish to speak, after clicking “raise hand” (on computer) or dialing *9 (on telephone), the person should listen for their name or last 4 numbers of their phone number.

The Board of Commissioners and the Executive Director of the Agency reserve the right, consistent with the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act, to convene Executive Sessions at all regular meetings for the purpose of discussing such subjects as are authorized to be heard in Executive Sessions.

The Agency hereby designates the following newspapers as newspapers in which its official notice may appear: The Hudson Reporter, The Jersey Journal, and The Star Ledger.

This notice and copy of the resolution establishing the Annual Meeting Schedule and designating official newspapers are available at the Agency’s office, 4 Jackson Square, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305, and the City Clerk’s office, and will be posted on the Agency’s website, https://thejcra.org/.

 

Jesamil Lozano, Assistant to the Executive Director & Secretary to the Board

 

January 11, 2023

THE JERSEY CITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETINGS FOR JANUARY 17, 2023″VIRTUAL”

NOTICE OF REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING

 

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE JERSEY CITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY WILL HOLD A REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2023 AT 6:00 P.M. OFFICIAL ACTION WILL BE TAKEN.

In an effort to adhere to social distancing protocols and best practices imposed by Jersey City and State authorities during the COVID-19 state of emergency, the public meeting will take place virtually and will be accessible to the public by phone and web via Zoom. Members of the public can participate in the remote public meeting, free of charge, via the following videoconference link or telephone numbers:

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The Agency will post on its website, https://thejcra.org/, at least 48 hours prior to the start of the meeting, the meeting access information, including unique dial-in numbers and Zoom web links, and relevant documents available for download, including but not limited to a meeting agenda, to the extent known. Relevant documents, including the agenda, to the extent known, will be posted under the webpage tab entitled, “Public Documents,” and/or in other prominently labeled location(s) on the Agency’s website. Alternatively, individuals lacking the resources or experience for technological access may contact Jesamil Lozano via email at jlozano@jcnj.org, or by telephone at (201) 761-0819, to arrange receipt of documents by alternate means, to make an appointment to review documents in person at the Agency’s offices, 4 Jackson Square, Jersey City, New Jersey, during regular business hours (excluding holidays), or for general assistance in accessing documents and the meeting information.

 

The Agency will make a coordinated effort to ensure public participation at the meeting. Members of the public who wish to participate during the public portion(s) of a meeting are encouraged (but not required) to register their name and address, and, if desired, written comment(s) prior to the meeting by submitting same to Jesamil Lozano via email at jlozano@jcnj.org or via mail at 4 Jackson Square, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305. All such communications must be labeled “Public Comment” in the subject line. All such pre-registrations shall be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2023. Such written comments may be read at the public meeting consistent with existing law.

 

Members of the public, whether pre-registered or not, will be given opportunity to speak during the public portion(s) of the meeting, at which time the Agency will provide instructions for the public to indicate their desire to speak. When a matter is open to public comment or question, a member of the public can click the “raise hand” button (if using a computer or mobile device) or dial *9 (if on a telephone) to indicate to the Agency that they wish to speak. After clicking “raise hand” (on computer) or dialing *9 (on telephone), the person should listen for their name or last 4 numbers of their phone number.

January 3, 2023

Jersey City Redevelopment Agency Centre Pompidou x Jersey City Museum Security Consultant Services RFP Questions and Answers

Jersey City Redevelopment Agency

Centre Pompidou x Jersey City Museum

Security Consultant Services RFP

Questions and Answers

 

Questions Posed During the Site Visit on December 19, 2022:

  1. What is the end scope of the Journal Square Plaza? What is the consideration for the landscape architect regarding Journal Square Plaza?

The landscape architect will help with review of the 1 Journal Square approved design and work with the City to comment on the design to the developer and make recommendations for changes. 1 Journal Square’s landscape architect will be responsible for the actual design.

  1. What are the different disciplines/consultants on the project?

This question was addressed in previous Q&A response posted to the Agency website on December 19, 2022.

  1. What is the project timeline?

This question was addressed in previous Q&A response posted to the JCRA website on December 19, 2022.

  1. Are there documents available to share?

All of the information necessary to respond to the RFP is contained in the RFP and Amendments thereto.

  1. What was the previous use of the building?

This question was addressed in previous Q&A response posted to the JCRA website on December 19, 2022.

  1. Is the building a historic landmark?

No.

  1. Are there historic regulations/considerations for the signage?

No.

  1. Is there parking associated with the building/project?

No.

  1. Is there an assumption of additional wayfinding signage for the project?

The complete scope of the wayfinding is outlined in the RFP. Additional wayfinding is not anticipated at this time.

  1. Is the layout and landscape in OMA’s scope? Will there be a collaboration with OMA?

The Landscape Architect and OMA will collaborate on the design and layout of the landscape.

  1. Will the rooftop be exhibition space?

This is to be determined.

  1. Is there a pause in design to do any fundraising?

This question was addressed in previous Q&A response posted to the JCRA website on December 19, 2022.

  1. Does the scope include a branding exercise?

No.

  1. Is there a possibility of extending the submission deadline?

No.

December 23, 2022

Jersey City Redevelopment Agency Centre Pompidou x Jersey City Museum Signage and Wayfinding Design Services RFP Questions and Answers

Questions Posed During the Site Visit on December 19, 2022:

  1. What is the end scope of the Journal Square Plaza? What is the consideration for the landscape architect regarding Journal Square Plaza?

The landscape architect will help with review of the 1 Journal Square approved design and work with the City to comment on the design to the developer and make recommendations for changes. 1 Journal Square’s landscape architect will be responsible for the actual design.

  1. What are the different disciplines/consultants on the project?

This question was addressed in previous Q&A response posted to the Agency website on December 19, 2022.

  1. What is the project timeline?

This question was addressed in previous Q&A response posted to the JCRA website on December 19, 2022.

  1. Are there documents available to share?

All of the information necessary to respond to the RFP is contained in the RFP and Amendments thereto.

  1. What was the previous use of the building?

This question was addressed in previous Q&A response posted to the JCRA website on December 19, 2022.

  1. Is the building a historic landmark?

No.

  1. Are there historic regulations/considerations for the signage?

No.

  1. Is there parking associated with the building/project?

No.

  1. Is there an assumption of additional wayfinding signage for the project?

The complete scope of the wayfinding is outlined in the RFP. Additional wayfinding is not anticipated at this time.

  1. Is the layout and landscape in OMA’s scope? Will there be a collaboration with OMA?

The Landscape Architect and OMA will collaborate on the design and layout of the landscape.

  1. Will the rooftop be exhibition space?

This is to be determined.

  1. Is there a pause in design to do any fundraising?

This question was addressed in previous Q&A response posted to the JCRA website on December 19, 2022.

  1. Does the scope include a branding exercise?

No.

  1. Is there a possibility of extending the submission deadline?

No.

 

 

Questions Submitted Via Email – Building Signage & Wayfinding:

  1. Can you clarify the exterior scope? Should signage include vehicular and pedestrian wayfinding around the perimeter of the property and along the pedestrian right of way?

Currently, it is anticipated that the exterior scope will include building signage and pedestrian wayfinding. Vehicular wayfinding is not anticipated.

  1. Does the development have a name that will be required to be displayed prominently on the exterior or at the top of the building?

To be determined.

  1. Are there any historic or landmark limitations that must be considered for the exterior signage?

No.

  1. In the renderings for this project it appears that the adjacent land is a park/green space, can you confirm if any signage is required for this part of the site, or if this area is included in the project scope at all?

This area will be occupied by a development called One Journal Square (currently under construction).

  1. Do you anticipate any coordination with the local Department of Transportation being required for signage along the public Right of Way and adjacent to the building?

JCRA will coordinate with all necessary state and federal agencies

  1. Has a group of community or internal stakeholders already been determined who will be responsible for providing input and feedback during the project process, and if so, how many unique groups have been defined?

There are various constituencies who will provide input and feedback on this project.

  1. Do you have an anticipated number of meetings that you would expect to be held during each phase of the project and anticipated sequencing of stakeholders required for each round of reviews/approvals?

The Agency expects interested candidates to recommend

  1. Does the overall project team have standing meetings that we would be required to participate in?

Yes, OMA organizes weekly coordination meetings with the overall design team and will set up focus meeting by discipline as needed.

  1. Are there any landmark, heritage or community groups/committees that would have to be presented to separately?

This has not yet been determined.

  1. Can you clarify the approvals process, e.g. stages to approvals, etc.?

This question is not clear.  The signage for the Project must comply with all applicable laws. The project team will approve the work of all professionals.

  1. Are there any zoning requirements that will impact the scope?

Respondent must comply with all applicable laws.

  1. Is branding or a visual identity required for the Centre? Would this be included in this scope?

No branding or visual identity is included in this scope.

  1. If no branding is part of this scope, can any existing brand standards be shared that would be required to be referenced?

Branding is not included in this scope.

  1. Is it anticipated that the exterior signage for the project will follow any Journal Square signage guidelines or standards?

Yes, signage will need to follow the standards within the JSQ2060 redevelopment plan. Staff of Jersey City City Planning will be available to work with the landscape architect on any proposed variance/deviation from the standards.

  1. Have any tiers of giving been identified for the donor recognition program, or is it expected that these will be recommended by the chosen proponent?

This has not yet been determined,

  1. Is there a capital fundraising campaign in place that will determine how many names are to be included on the donor wall for when the building opens?

This has not yet been determined.

  1. Will the Development team require individual photo-realistic 3D type renderings of donor signage opportunities for sales and coordination purposes, beyond the standards elevated renderings prepared during the design process?

Photo-realistic 3D type renderings are not required as part of this scope. If needed, such renderings can be pursued as an Additional Service.

  1. Can you share the project schedule?

This question was addressed in previous Q&A response posted to the JCRA website on December 19, 2022.

  1. Can you confirm at what stage in the architectural process it is anticipated that the chosen proponent will be brought into the project?

At the start of Design Development.

  1. Can you share the anticipated project construction cost?

This question was addressed in previous Q&A response posted to the JCRA website on December 19, 2022.

  1. Can a submission deadline extension be considered for the proposal submissions given the compressed response time pending receipt of Q&A responses?

No.

  1. We typically prepare and provide our project documentation utilizing the Adobe Creative Suite set of software (e.g. Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign); please confirm this is acceptable for coordination purposes.

This is sufficient for coordination purposes and design studies. OMA will be working on Revit 2022 and will coordinate Revit models and CAD files with the design team who will submit drawings.

  1. Meetings:
    • What is the cadence for the milestone design meetings per each phase?

There will be 50% and 100% milestone meetings per phase.

  • Are these meetings dedicated to reviewing feedback and approving designs?

Yes.

  • Will there be mandatory weekly or biweekly meetings with OMA + consultants? Yes, OMA organizes weekly coordination meetings with the overall design team and will set up focus meeting by discipline as needed.
  1. Is there a time limit for how long the Centre Pompidou x Jersey City will occupy the building?

There is no limit that has been fixed at this time.

  1. Are there existing or in-progress branding documentation or brand standards, for Centre Pompidou x Jersey City we can review?

This has not yet been determined.

  1. Is digital signage such as digital programming in the lobby, elevator directories, etc., excluded from the current RFP?

To be determined as the design for building signage and wayfinding develops.

  1. Is it possible to have an updated construction schedule?

The schedule has not yet been finalized.

  1. Donor recognition:
  • Donor wall: will there be one type of donor wall (for this building renovation) or other types, such as legacy or partnership ones?

This has not yet been determined.

  • Is there an existing list of donors for donor wall/s?

No.

  • How many names spaces are you planning for and which ones (galleries, lobby, floor, classrooms, etc.)? Are donor tiers already set up?

This has not yet been determined.

  1. Are the security and ticketing sequences set? If so, can we review the documentation?

No, they are not set.

  1. Is there any expectation to align design with Pompidou Paris?

To be determined.

  1. Does exterior signage include parking signage or any other vehicular signage?

No.

  1. Will a Code/ADA consultant be involved in the early phases of the project?

This has not yet been determined.

 

December 23, 2022

Jersey City Redevelopment Agency Centre Pompidou x Jersey City Museum Landscape Architect Design Services RFP Questions and Answers

Questions Posed During the Site Visit on December 19, 2022:

  1. What is the end scope of the Journal Square Plaza? What is the consideration for the landscape architect regarding Journal Square Plaza?

The landscape architect will help with review of the 1 Journal Square approved design and work with the City to comment on the design to the developer and make recommendations for changes. 1 Journal Square’s landscape architect will be responsible for the actual design.

  1. What are the different disciplines/consultants on the project?

This question was addressed in previous Q&A response posted to the Agency website on December 19, 2022.

  1. What is the project timeline?

This question was addressed in previous Q&A response posted to the JCRA website on December 19, 2022.

  1. Are there documents available to share?

All of the information necessary to respond to the RFP is contained in the RFP and Amendments thereto.

  1. What was the previous use of the building?

This question was addressed in previous Q&A response posted to the JCRA website on December 19, 2022.

  1. Is the building a historic landmark?

No.

  1. Are there historic regulations/considerations for the signage?

No.

  1. Is there parking associated with the building/project?

No.

  1. Is there an assumption of additional wayfinding signage for the project?

The complete scope of the wayfinding is outlined in the RFP. Additional wayfinding is not anticipated at this time.

  1. Is the layout and landscape in OMA’s scope? Will there be a collaboration with OMA?

The Landscape Architect and OMA will collaborate on the design and layout of the landscape.

  1. Will the rooftop be exhibition space?

This is to be determined.

  1. Is there a pause in design to do any fundraising?

This question was addressed in previous Q&A response posted to the JCRA website on December 19, 2022.

  1. Does the scope include a branding exercise?

No.

  1. Is there a possibility of extending the submission deadline?

No.

 

Questions Submitted Via Email – Landscape Architect:

  1. Is JCRA able to disclose which other landscape architect firms, or how many firms, are participating in the RFP?

No.

  1. How long is each phase (SD – CA) anticipated? If time not allocated by JCRA, shall the Respondent suggest timelines per each phase?

This has not yet been determined.

  1. What other consultants are currently contracted to JCRA? I.e. are lighting designer and civil engineer already contracted to client/Architect?

This question was addressed in previous Q&A response.

  1. Is the total project budget available? What is the estimated project budget for landscape design?

This has not been finalized.

  1. Is this project tracking LEED?

No.

  1. Can JCRA provide a site map indicating approximate extents / location of landscape scope limit of work?

This information will be provided to the successful candidate.

  1. Is there a Project Schedule that can be shared for basic assumptions? What is the projected timeline for the design stages? Stages of implementation / construction?

This question was addressed in previous Q&A response posted to the JCRA website on December 19, 2022.

  1. Why is there no Concept Design stage included?

The Landscape Architect will join the team at the start of Design Development. Any concept or schematic level design will take place as part of the Design Development phase.

  1. Will the Cost Estimator (per the RFP: “joining the team in SD”) be JCRA-appointed?

Yes. The Cost Estimator has been selected.

  1. It is not clear what the format of the submittal is. It is mentioned that “a thumbdrive / flashdrive may be submitted.” Is this the format of submission? Or is it hard copy? (a “bound single document” is also mentioned in the RFP, page 11.) If hard copy is to be submitted, please advise as to the number of copies are required. If the submission is entirely digital, would an emailed submittal also be acceptable? Please advise, specifically, the format / procedure for submitting a response.

A digital submission via email is acceptable.

  1. Is there a page limit for the response?

No.

  1. Would an extension (1-2 weeks?) be considered?  (Considerate of holiday-related schedules, and if final addenda / q&a information are planned to be posted on 12/23), an extension would be greatly appreciated.

No.

 

December 19, 2022

Jersey City Redevelopment Agency Centre Pompidou x Jersey City Museum Landscape Architect Services RFP Questions and Answers

Questions Posed During the Site Visit on December 12, 2022:

  1. What is the scope of the project?

See the project description is provided in the RFP.

  1. Will the walkway entrance be the only entrance?

The final location and number of the entrances has not been determined.

  1. What is the general layout of the building?

This information will be provided to consultants once they are selected and onboarded to the project team.

  1. Is the ground floor going to be open or portioned off?

Mostly open but this has not yet been determined.

  1. Is the RFP open?

Yes

  1. Are there any historic preservation requirements?

No.

  1. How old is the building?

The Pathside building was erected in 1912.

  1. Would the contract be with the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency?

Yes.

  1. Has an executive architect been hired?

OMA is the design architect and the executive architect.

  1. How far along is the schematic design?

Schematic Design will conclude in the end of January 2023.

  1. Is the square footage of the building increasing?

Yes. This information is provided in the RFP.

  1. To whom will the proposals be sent?

As outlined in the RFP: Proposals for the Services (the “Proposal”) will be received by the JCRA on January 5, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. prevailing time (the “Submission Date”), addressed to Robert Napiorski (the “Project Representative”) at 4 Jackson Square, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305.

  1. Will the JCRA contract directly with the sub-contractors?

JCRA will contract directly with all project professionals.

  1. How should the RFPs be submitted?

This information is provided in the RFP.

  1. What were the previous uses of the building?

The building, located at 25 Journal Square, was constructed in 1912 originally as a PSE&G (Public Service Electric and Gas Company, provider of gas and electric service) office building. In 1995, the building underwent a major renovation to create new classrooms and a library for Hudson Community College and served as part of the college’s urban campus until 2017.

  1. How long has the building been vacant?

5 years

  1. Are the other Pompidou locations similar in size?

Other Pompidou locations are larger.

  1. Will there be art storage on-site?

No.

  1. What is the role of Paratus on the project?

Owner’s Representative

  1. Will there be a roof deck? – Will it have a function with the museum?

Potentially yes. Yes.

  1. Is the roof part of the landscape scope?

Yes. This information is provided in the RFP.

  1. Would this project be happening without the construction of One Journal Square?

Yes

  1. Who will own the building after construction?

This has not yet been determined.

  1. Will there be a raised floor or drop ceiling on the floors?

These design decisions are currently under consideration.

  1. Would the Pompidou have done this project if One Journal Square was not being constructed?

The Agency cannot provide a response with respect to the factors that impacted the Centre Pompidou decision.

  1. When will a security director be hired?

This has yet been determined.

  1. Is a loading dock part of the scope of the project?

Yes. The loading dock is included in the scope of work.

  1. Is the current roof temporary or permanent?

Temporary.

  1. Will there be an additional structure on the roof?

This has not yet been determined.

  1. Will the basement be part of the museum?

Yes.

  1. Is there any direct access to the basement from the outside?

No.

  1. What type of art will be part of the museum?

Contemporary and modern.

  1. Is the neighboring Port Authority property part of the project?

No but the JCRA will coordinate with the Port Authority on various aspects of this project.

Questions Submitted Via Email:

  1. Please confirm program for landscape architecture related design and elements. Has a program been developed for the three exterior spaces? If yes, can you please share that program?

A program has not been developed.

  1. Did a site visit take place on December 12, 2022 at the Pathside Building? Our representative was on site before and during the stated meeting time, but was not able to gain access to the building. The goal of attending was to get a better understanding of the bid scope.

In accordance with the RFP, a Site Visit took place on December 12, 2022 at 2 pm. A second Site Visit took place on December 19, 2022 at 12:30 pm.

  1. Is there a “ball-park” estimate for the landscape architecture construction budget that can be shared at this time?

No.

  1. If possible, please share the names of consulting firms and disciplines already selected and part of the design team.

The primary design professionals are: OMA, Project Architect; Paratus Group, Owner’s Representative; Arup, Structural Engineering; Cosentini, MEP/FP; Dot/Dash, Lighting; Matrix New World, Civil Engineer/Geotech; Directional Logic, Cost Estimator; and JGL, Food Consultant.

  1. On page 4 of the RFP, one of “the main Centre Pompidou x Jersey City requirements” is to “incorporate a loading dock and other back of house support space to bring works of art into and out of the museum and provide the appropriate level of care for the collection.” Please confirm this is the responsibility of the selected Site/Civil Engineer.

Yes.

  1. Is there an agreement with PANYNJ on the adjacent property for access to back-of-house scope elements, such as loading dock and receiving/handling space?

Coordination with the Port Authority is in progress.

  1. Please confirm that written specifications will be required in CSI format for 100% CD’s.

Yes.

  1. Please clarify the scope for task C.5 found in the RFP, “Coordinate on the design of adjacent landscape design components at the neighboring development (1 Journal Square).”

Coordinate with the design team of 1 Journal Square to ensure continuity of the landscape architecture design along the Pedestrian Alleyway (for example: grades, materials, etc.)

  1. Will any portion of the Pedestrian Alleyway (approx. 3,800 SF) and Streetscape (4,100 SF) be over structure? If yes, please clarify the square footage over structure.

Approximately, 2,215 sf of the open space is located over structure with the building’s basement below.

  1. Please confirm the Structural Engineer retained by the JCRA will provide designs for attachments of artwork, other overhead elements, and related foundations to the rooftop, and other portion of the structure.

Yes, the Structural Engineer will provide this scope. The Landscape Architect must coordinate with the Structural Engineer to fulfill the landscape architecture scope.

  1. Please confirm the Structural Engineer retained by the city will provide structural calculations for the rooftop and other portions of the structure including, but not limited to, weight restrictions, wind uplift calculations, ballast requirements, etc.

Yes, the Structural Engineer will provide this scope. The Landscape Architect must coordinate with the Structural Engineer to fulfill the landscape architecture scope.

  1. Please confirm the MEP Engineer retained by the city will design and specify the drainage system for any rooftop and designs over structure.

Yes, the MEP Engineer will provide this scope. The Landscape Architect must coordinate with the MEP Engineer to fulfill the landscape architecture scope.

  1. Please confirm the Project Architect will design and specify the insulation, waterproofing system and protection layer required for the rooftop and designs over structure.

Yes, in conjunction with the façade and waterproofing consultant.

  1. Please confirm the Project Architect will design and specify rooftop parapets and fall protection as required.

Yes.

  1. Will existing rooftop mounted utility equipment remain? If yes, please confirm the Project Architect will design and specify screening for the equipment.

No. There will be new rooftop equipment and bulkhead enclosures.

December 19, 2022

Jersey City Redevelopment Agency Centre Pompidou x Jersey City Museum Signage and Wayfinding Design Services RFP Questions and Answers

Questions Posed During the Site Visit on December 12, 2022:

  1. What is the scope of the project?

See the project description is provided in the RFP.

  1. Will the walkway entrance be the only entrance?

The final location and number of the entrances has not been determined.

  1. What is the general layout of the building?

This information will be provided to consultants once they are selected and onboarded to the project team.

  1. Is the ground floor going to be open or portioned off?

Mostly open but this has not yet been determined.

  1. Is the RFP open?

Yes

  1. Are there any historic preservation requirements?

No.

  1. How old is the building?

The Pathside building was erected in 1912.

  1. Would the contract be with the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency?

Yes.

  1. Has an executive architect been hired?

OMA is the design architect and the executive architect.

  1. How far along is the schematic design?

Schematic Design will conclude in the end of January 2023.

  1. Is the square footage of the building increasing?

Yes. This information is provided in the RFP.

  1. To whom will the proposals be sent?

As outlined in the RFP: Proposals for the Services (the “Proposal”) will be received by the JCRA on January 5, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. prevailing time (the “Submission Date”), addressed to Robert Napiorski (the “Project Representative”) at 4 Jackson Square, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305.

  1. Will the JCRA contract directly with the sub-contractors?

JCRA will contract directly with all project professionals.

  1. How should the RFPs be submitted?

This information is provided in the RFP.

  1. What were the previous uses of the building?

The building, located at 25 Journal Square, was constructed in 1912 originally as a PSE&G (Public Service Electric and Gas Company, provider of gas and electric service) office building. In 1995, the building underwent a major renovation to create new classrooms and a library for Hudson Community College and served as part of the college’s urban campus until 2017.

  1. How long has the building been vacant?

5 years

  1. Are the other Pompidou locations similar in size?

Other Pompidou locations are larger.

  1. Will there be art storage on-site?

No.

  1. What is the role of Paratus on the project?

Owner’s Representative

  1. Will there be a roof deck? – Will it have a function with the museum?

Potentially yes. Yes.

  1. Is the roof part of the landscape scope?

Yes. This information is provided in the RFP.

  1. Would this project be happening without the construction of One Journal Square?

Yes

  1. Who will own the building after construction?

This has not yet been determined.

  1. Will there be a raised floor or drop ceiling on the floors?

These design decisions are currently under consideration.

  1. Would the Pompidou have done this project if One Journal Square was not being constructed?

The Agency cannot provide a response with respect to the factors that impacted the Centre Pompidou decision.

  1. When will a security director be hired?

This has yet been determined.

  1. Is a loading dock part of the scope of the project?

Yes. The loading dock is included in the scope of work.

  1. Is the current roof temporary or permanent?

Temporary.

  1. Will there be an additional structure on the roof?

This has not yet been determined.

  1. Will the basement be part of the museum?

Yes.

  1. Is there any direct access to the basement from the outside?

No.

  1. What type of art will be part of the museum?

Contemporary and modern.

  1. Is the neighboring Port Authority property part of the project?

No but the JCRA will coordinate with the Port Authority on various aspects of this project.

 

 

Questions Submitted Via Email:

  1. Are there Jersey City streetscape standards that need to be allowed or will this be a non-standard streetscape? There are streetscape standards, however, the City is open to exploring alternatives.
  2. Will the existing glass canopy over the alleyway be retained?

The current planning is to retain the existing glass canopy, but a final decision has not yet been made.

  1. What is the anticipated ground floor use of the mixed-use development opposite the alleyway?

Retail and residential lobby.

  1. Is there a life safety occupancy limit for the roof terrace?

Yes.  Currently, the limit is 120 people for the exterior rooftop space.

  1. Can you give examples of specific past signage and wayfinding projects you have seen that your team has found inspiring and relevant to this new project?

The Agency does not have examples.  Amongst OMA’s projects, the Milstein Hall Cornell University in Ithaca, the Casa Musica in Porto, or the Prada Foundation in Milan are good examples. Signage and wayfinding need to be integrated where possible to the architectural vision. OMA appreciates creatively and thoughtfully coordinated graphic design.

  1. How many firms were issued this RFP?

The RFP was posted on the JCRA website, provided to the Jersey City Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and sent to various professionals with expertise in this area.

  1. Which firms were issued this RFP?

See answer to number 6.

  1. Under C. General, 6. The RFP mentions the chosen consultant developing a system for changeable graphics. Is there any thought as to whether this will be digital or analog?

This has not yet been determined.

  1. Under General, 10. The RFP mentions assist and coordinate with AV/digital signage. Is there a separate RFP for digital signage? There is not a separate RFP for digital signage. Would the signage designer, under this contract create the look and feel for the digital signage?
  2. Under H. Construction Administration, 12. The RFP mentions a manual/style guide. Is this a document created solely for this purpose or are the bid documents for the project considered sufficient?

The manual/style guide is created solely for this purpose.

  1. The RFP notes, “The construction budget has not yet been determined.” When do you anticipate having that budget ready? Could you provide a low-high estimate in the interim?

The budget will be finalized in 2023.  The JCRA cannot provide a low-high estimate.

  1. Is funding for the project in-hand, or does it need to be fundraised?

There will not be fundraising for the construction of the project.

  1. Has anything been contemplated yet outside the envelope of the building? (Sidewalk vitrines, banners, etc.) How far might that footprint extend?

This has not been determined.

  1. Is it possible the building will have more than one major entrance?

Yes, but this has not yet been determined.

  1. Is an information desk (e.g. furniture design as well as associated signage) included? Could you provide more insight into when furniture will be specified and whose responsibility this is?

Furniture design, including an information desk, will be developed by the Architect. Associated signage will be developed by the Graphic/Wayfinding Designer. Furniture will likely be specified preliminarily during Design Development by the Architect.

  1. Is back-of-house signage included as part of this scope of work?

Yes.

  1. Are templates for temporary exhibition signage, exhibition title walls, and artwork labels included?

No.

  1. Is digital signage contemplated as part of this scope of work? The RFP mentions it in passing (page 9, section C, #10) as another vendor’s responsibility.

No.

  1. Could you speak more to any programmatic differentiation within the floorplans? Roughly what proportion of the plan is flexible open space across the entire floor (as hinted in some section diagrams online), vs. more specific designated spaces? The RFP mentions the building’s goals as “Public spaces (lobby, ticketing, museum shop, flexible event space, cloakroom); Exhibition spaces; Community & Education spaces (multipurpose space, workshop, classroom); Food Service spaces (café, restaurant); Rooftop terrace; and back-of-house spaces (art handling, storage, security, mechanical, etc.).” Is this a reasonable basis to understand the complexity of the required signage and wayfinding?

The programming has not yet been finalized

  1. Could you provide a high-level construction timeline for the building and for release of Schematic Design, Design Development, and Construction Document packages from OMA?

Schematic Design will conclude at the end of January 2023.  Design Development is approximately 5 months and Construction Documents is currently 6 months.  Construction is currently estimated to be 18 months.

  1. Is brand identity work (from another vendor) being delivered as an input to the signage design? Is this existing work or new work? If new work, will we be collaborating with that vendor or will branding guidelines be delivered as a finished document? Is there a date for this?

No. Branding/identity work will be developed later in the project.

  1. Further to this question, we noticed that the RFP addendum was retitled “Branding and Wayfinding Services.” Was this intentional, and could you speak to the desired role of branding or visual place making in this engagement, also in relation to the branding of other channels?

Disregard any reference to Branding as it is not part of the scope of this RFP.

  1. Are there other consultants (e.g. strategists) who will be providing deliverables that may be inputs to the project?

Not at this time.

  1. Could you speak more specifically about the client team? What role(s) from Pompidou, OMA, Paratus, and JCRA will be involved in creative approvals? Will we have direct access to those individuals during the engagement?

JCRA, Jersey City, Pompidou, and OMA will be involved in creative approvals. Paratus is the project manager. Yes, direct access to key stakeholders will be provided throughout the design process.

  1. Will we work directly with the fabrication vendor during the engagement, or will communication be proxied through a general contractor or other role / exclusively through RFI’s?

Graphics/Wayfinding Consultants will work with the fabrication vendor as coordinated by a Construction Manager.

December 19, 2022

Jersey City Redevelopment Agency Centre Pompidou x Jersey City Museum Security Consultant Services RFP Questions and Answers

Questions Posed During the Site Visit on December 12, 2022:

  1. What is the scope of the project?

See the project description is provided in the RFP.

  1. Will the walkway entrance be the only entrance?

The final location and number of the entrances has not been determined.

  1. What is the general layout of the building?

This information will be provided to consultants once they are selected and onboarded to the project team.

  1. Is the ground floor going to be open or portioned off?

Mostly open but this has not yet been determined.

  1. Is the RFP open?

Yes

  1. Are there any historic preservation requirements?

No.

  1. How old is the building?

The Pathside building was erected in 1912.

  1. Would the contract be with the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency?

Yes.

  1. Has an executive architect been hired?

OMA is the design architect and the executive architect.

  1. How far along is the schematic design?

Schematic Design will conclude in the end of January 2023.

  1. Is the square footage of the building increasing?

Yes. This information is provided in the RFP.

  1. To whom will the proposals be sent?

As outlined in the RFP: Proposals for the Services (the “Proposal”) will be received by the JCRA on January 5, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. prevailing time (the “Submission Date”), addressed to Robert Napiorski (the “Project Representative”) at 4 Jackson Square, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305.

  1. Will the JCRA contract directly with the sub-contractors?

JCRA will contract directly with all project professionals.

  1. How should the RFPs be submitted?

This information is provided in the RFP.

  1. What were the previous uses of the building?

The building, located at 25 Journal Square, was constructed in 1912 originally as a PSE&G (Public Service Electric and Gas Company, provider of gas and electric service) office building. In 1995, the building underwent a major renovation to create new classrooms and a library for Hudson Community College and served as part of the college’s urban campus until 2017.

  1. How long has the building been vacant?

5 years

  1. Are the other Pompidou locations similar in size?

Other Pompidou locations are larger.

  1. Will there be art storage on-site?

No.

  1. What is the role of Paratus on the project?

Owner’s Representative

  1. Will there be a roof deck? – Will it have a function with the museum?

Potentially yes. Yes.

  1. Is the roof part of the landscape scope?

Yes. This information is provided in the RFP.

  1. Would this project be happening without the construction of One Journal Square?

Yes

  1. Who will own the building after construction?

This has not yet been determined.

  1. Will there be a raised floor or drop ceiling on the floors?

These design decisions are currently under consideration.

  1. Would the Pompidou have done this project if One Journal Square was not being constructed?

The Agency cannot provide a response with respect to the factors that impacted the Centre Pompidou decision.

  1. When will a security director be hired?

This has yet been determined.

  1. Is a loading dock part of the scope of the project?

Yes. The loading dock is included in the scope of work.

  1. Is the current roof temporary or permanent?

Temporary.

  1. Will there be an additional structure on the roof?

This has not yet been determined.

  1. Will the basement be part of the museum?

Yes.

  1. Is there any direct access to the basement from the outside?

No.

  1. What type of art will be part of the museum?

Contemporary and modern.

  1. Is the neighboring Port Authority property part of the project?

No but the JCRA will coordinate with the Port Authority on various aspects of this project.

 

 

Questions Submitted Via Email:

  1. What phase of the project will the A/E team be in when the Security Consultant’s services commence?

Design Development

  1. Is there a project schedule for different milestones deliverables that the Security Consultant is expected to meet?

The Project Schedule with milestones for the Security Consultant has not yet been determined.

  1. Will the security systems for the museum be stand alone, or will they require integration with larger or other systems? For example:
    1. Does Pompidou use specific technologies at their other facilities, which the Jersey City facility must match to allow global interoperability in monitoring and control?

The Project Team has not yet determined what specific technologies will be incorporated in the Project.

  1. Is there a JCRA site wide security-monitoring center, which the museum must integrate into (e.g. external video surveillance)?

No

  1. Is there any integration required of the video surveillance system (external cameras) with the Jersey City Police Department’s video surveillance system?

That has not yet been determined.

  1. Are there any requirements from PANYNJ due to proximity to the Museum?

That has not yet been determined.

  1. When does the Museum plan to have a Security Director onboard w/ respect to the project schedule? Will the Security Director be available for coordination of developing the security operating procedures?

The Security Consultant is expected to advise on Security Operations issues.

  1. As part of the design of the security systems, is the Security Consultant required to design the network it will be operate over or will the Security Consultant only be required to coordinate requirements of the security system with a separate consultant responsible for network design?

The AV/IT team will design the network system and the security consultant will coordinate the requirements of the security systems with the AV/IT consultant.

  1. Will the Security Consultant be responsible for designing security specific for the Exhibit Design (e.g. alarm devices on casework, frames, etc.)? If the Security Consultant will be responsible for the design of the exhibit security system, can JCRA provide guidance on the type of artwork that will be on display?

No.

  1. RFP Add#1 Assessment Phase – Calls for development of a budget for the new security system. Please confirm since there is a cost estimator onboard, the estimator will perform this task, and the security consultant will assist by evaluating their cost estimate.

Yes.  The cost estimator will perform this task based on consultant drawings and outline specifications. The Security Consultant will evaluate their cost estimate.

  1. RFP Add#1 Assessment Phase – Calls for a Preliminary Risk and Security Assessment Report. Is there a specific report format required?

This will be determined in consultation with the design team.

  1. RFP Add#1 Design Development Phase- Mentions making recommendations for personal security of museum staff, outline of future security staffing, and operations plan. This is typically falls under security operations rather than security technology. Can you confirm the extent of this scope and how many meetings are anticipated?

We expect the Security Consultant to make recommendations about size and type of security staff and operations. The number of meetings has not been determined at this time.

  1. RFP Add#1 Design Development Phase – Mentions to assist with the procurement of security fixture samples and make recommendations with respect to mockups and prototypes. Please confirm this language is related to the security system. If yes, what is the extent of mockups and prototypes required and will owner pay for procurement of samples if the manufacturer will not provide free?

The extent of mockups/prototypes has not yet been determined at this time. Yes, the owner will pay for procurement of samples, as required.

  1. RFP Add #1 Design Development Phase – Mentions the design of security related infrastructure including wiring diagrams, conduits and control panels, from security closets outward to security devices. Typically, security consultant scope is to show means and methods and design intent for security infrastructure and actual wiring diagrams from device to headend are a part of the contractor shop drawings, which are then reviewed by the security consultant. Please confirm if our understanding is accurate.

This is accurate.  The Security Consultant will show means and methods, design intent for security infrastructure and provide review of contractor shop drawings.

  1. RFP Add #1 Construction Administration – Mentions providing field assistance of directionality and focusing of light fixtures. Please clarify what level of field assistance is required.

Replace “light fixtures” with “security fixtures”.

  1. RFP Add #1 Construction Administration – Mentions supervising dimming and time clocks. Please clarify what level of supervision is expected.

Please disregard this scope requirement.

  1. Does security scope include the design of metal detectors and personnel scanners?

Yes, if the security consultant recommends including them.

  1. Does security scope include site security? To be determined. Is an exterior perimeter security system required? To be determined. If yes, can you share the site plan?  No Does security scope include Bollards or Vehicle Arrestors and if so will they be specified by architect? To be determined.
  2. Has the procurement team decided on Telecom, Network, AV and Lighting consultants? If not, could you provide the design requirements? We could potentially provide a coordinated design and scope with other specialty services.

Yes, those teams have been selected.

  1. What is the project schedule?

Schematic Design will conclude at the end of January 2023.  Design Development is approximately 5 months and Construction Documents is currently 6 months.  Construction is currently estimated to be 18 months.

  1. How many in person meetings per design phase where security consultant will be required are anticipated?

No specific number of in person meetings are anticipated. It is expected that the security consultant will attend all necessary design meetings. The design team has weekly coordination calls and anticipates the Security to be involved on approximately a bi-weekly basis.