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Proposal/Bids
PUBLISHED: Friday May 01, 2015

SOUTHWESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS CALLING FOR BIDS
Bid No. 1415-214
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Southwestern Community College District of San Diego County, California, acting by and through its Governing Board, hereinafter referred to as the ìDISTRICTî will receive up to, but no later than 10:30 AM on May 20, 2015 sealed Bids, No.1415-214, for the award of a contract for the Southwestern College HVAC Upgrade Projects. Bids shall be addressed to Priya Jerome; Director of Procurement Central Services & Risk Management Building 1651 located at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910, and shall be opened on the date and at the time listed above.

Contractors interested in obtaining bid documents must contact Professional Reprographics at 241 W.35th Street, Suite A, National City CA. 91950 or (619) 272-5600. CDís are available for a $15.00 fee. Documents may also be viewed and/or downloaded at no cost by visiting www.proreproplanroom.com Please note that you will need to login under your companyís name and password in order to download the plans. If you do not have a company login and/or password, please register with the site first. If you have questions about registering, please contact Angel Leano at (619) 272-5600. Obtaining copies of the bid documents is the responsibility of the bidder and the costs are non-refundable. Bidders are also responsible for checking the website noted above for any addenda that may be posted.

Bids must be accompanied by cash, a certified or cashierís check, or a Bid Bond in favor of the District in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the submitted Total Bid Price. Each bid shall also be accompanied by the Non-collusion Declaration, the List of Subcontractors Form, the Iran Contracting Act Certification and all additional documentation required by the Instructions to Bidders.

The successful bidder will be required to furnish the District with a Performance Bond equal to 100% of the successful bid, and a Payment Bond equal to 100% of the successful bid, prior to execution of the Contract. All bonds are to be secured from a surety that meets all of the State of California bonding requirements, as defined in Code of Civil Procedure Section 995.120, and is admitted by the State of California.

The Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations has determined the general prevailing rate of per diem wages in the locality in which this work is to be performed for each craft or type of worker needed to execute the contract, which will be awarded to the successful bidder, copies of which are on file and will be made available to any interested party upon request at Southwestern Community College or online at http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlsr. It shall be mandatory upon the Contractor to whom the contract is awarded, and upon any subcontractor under him, to pay not less than the said specified rates to all workers employed by them in the execution of the contract.

If the bids subject to this Notice are due on or after March 1, 2015, then pursuant to Labor Code sections 1725.5 and 1771.1, all contractors and subcontractors that wish to bid on, be listed in a bid proposal, or enter into a contract to perform public work must be registered with the Department of Industrial Relations. No bid will be accepted nor any contract entered into without proof of the contractorís and subcontractorsí current registration with the Department of Industrial Relations to perform public work. If awarded a Contract, the Bidder and its subcontractors, of any tier, shall maintain active registration with the Department of Industrial Relations for the duration of the Project.

This Project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations. In bidding on this project, it shall be the Bidderís sole responsibility to evaluate and include the cost of complying with all labor compliance requirements under this contract and applicable law in its bid.

Each bidder shall be a licensed contractor pursuant to the California Business and Professions Code Section 7028.15 and Public Contract Code Section 3300, and shall be licensed in the following classification as required by the scope of work required in the above called out bid packages: C-20 license. Any bidder not licensed at the time of the bid opening will be rejected as non-responsive. Contractors shall have been in business under the same name and California contractorís license for a minimum of three (3) continuous years prior to bid opening.

Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 22300, the successful bidder may substitute certain securities for funds withheld by the District to ensure his performance under the Contract.

A MANDATORY Pre-Bid Conference will be held on the following dates and times:

May 11, 2015.
Bid Package #1 220 HVAC Upgrade, site walk at building 220 at 9 am
Bid Package #2 Child Development Center HVAC Upgrade, site walk at building 2000 at 10 am
Bid Package #3 Crown Cove HVAC Upgrade, site walk at Crown Cove Campus at 1 pm.

Each and every Bidder MUST attend the Pre-Bid Conference. Prospective bidders MAY NOT re-visit the Project Site without making arrangements through the Project Manager. The District WILL NOT accept bids from any bidder who did not attend the Pre-Bid Conference.

Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 3400(c), if the District has made any findings designating certain materials, products, things, or services by specific brand or trade name, such findings and the materials, products, things, or services and their specific brand or trade names will be set forth in the Special Conditions.

Award of Contract: The District shall award the Contract for the Project to the lowest responsible bidder as determined from the lowest responsible bidder as defined on the bid form. The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any bids or in the bidding process.

Please email any questions to rdepew@swccd.edu Contractors shall reference the Bid No.1415- 214 and the Bid Package Number in the email subject line. The final day for questions shall be May 13, 2015, no later than 11am.

No bidder may withdraw its bid for ninety (90) days following the date of the bid opening.

Documents will be available on Monday May 4, 2015

Dated this:
April 29, 2015

Secretary to Governing Board
Melinda Nish, Ed. D.
Prop R Southwestern Community College District
Of San Diego County, California
Pub May 1, 8 -00130022

NOTICE INVITING BIDS
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The CAJON VALLEY UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT will receive sealed bids for:

REQUEST FOR BID NO. 1426
PAINTING PROJECT
ANZA AND RIOS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS


at the office of the Purchasing Department, 225 Roanoke Road, El Cajon, California 92020, no later than May 19, 2015, two o'clock (2:00:00) p.m., at which time or thereafter said bids will be opened and read aloud. Time determined by internet: http://www.time.gov. Bids received after this time will be returned unopened. Bids shall be valid for 90 calendar days after the bid opening date.

Contract documents are now on file and copies may be obtained online at www.cajonvalley.net; click on "Bids, RFQ, RFP", "Construction", "Bid #1426". It is the Bidder's responsibility to ensure they have received all addendums. Addendums are posted on the same District website.

Bids must be accompanied by cash, a certified or cashier's check, or a Bid Bond in favor of the District in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the submitted Total Bid Price.

A Pre-Bid Job Walk will be held for this project on May 11, 2015, 1:30 p.m., beginning at Anza Elementary School, 1005 S. Anza St., El Cajon, CA 92020, for the purpose of acquainting prospective bidders with the work sites.

Each bid shall be accompanied by the security referred to in the Contract Documents, the non-collusion declaration, the list of proposed subcontractors, and all additional documentation required by the bid documents.

The successful bidder will be required to furnish the District with a Performance Bond equal to 100% of the successful bid, and a Payment Bond equal to 100% of the successful bid, prior to execution of the Contract, regardless of the contract amount. All bonds are to be secured from a surety that meets all of the State of California bonding requirements, as defined in Code of Civil Procedure Section 995.120, and is admitted by the State of California with a rating of A++, A+, A, or no less than A-.

Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 22300, the successful bidder may substitute certain securities for funds withheld by District to ensure his performance under the Contract.

Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 22300, the successful bidder may substitute certain securities for funds withheld by District to ensure his performance under the Contract.

The Director of Industrial Relations has determined the general prevailing rate of per diem wages in the locality in which this work is to be performed for each craft or type of worker needed to execute the Contract which will be awarded to the successful bidder, copies of which are on file and are available to any interested party at http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlsr. A copy of these rates shall be posted by the successful bidder at the job site. The successful bidder and all subcontractor(s) under him, shall comply with all applicable Labor Code provisions, which include, but are not limited to the payment of not less than the required prevailing rates to all workers employed by them in the execution of the Contract, the employment of apprentices, the hours of labor and the debarment of contractors and subcontractors.

Pursuant to SB854, No contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid proposal for a public works project unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 [with limited exceptions from this requirement for bid purposes only under Labor Code section 1771.1(a)]. No contractor or subcontractor may be awarded a contract for public work on a public works project unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5. This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations. In bidding on this project, it shall be the Bidder's sole responsibility to evaluate and include the cost of complying with all labor compliance requirements under this contract and applicable law in its bid.

Each bidder shall be a licensed contractor pursuant to the Business and Professions Code and shall be licensed in the following appropriate classification(s) of contractor's license(s), for the work bid upon, and must maintain the license(s) throughout the duration of the Contract: C-33, Painting and Decorating.

Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 3400(b), if the District has made any findings designating certain materials, products, things, or services by specific brand or trade name, such findings and the materials, products, things, or services and their specific brand or trade names will be set forth in the Project Specifications.

Minority, women, and disabled veteran (DVBE) contractors are encouraged to submit bids and bidders are encouraged to make a good faith effort to contact and utilize DVBE subcontractors and suppliers, providing documentation with their bid.

Award of Contract: The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any bids or in the bidding process.

For further information, contact James Beard, Director, Facilities, Maintenance & Operations, at (619) 588-3023, beardj@cajonvalley.net, or Sharon Clay, Manager of Purchasing & Warehouse at (619) 588-3266, clays@cajonvalley.net.

Dated this 1st day of May, 2015.

Tamara Otero, Clerk of the Governing Board
CAJON VALLEY UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT,
San Diego County, California
Publication: San Diego Daily Transcript
Publication Dates: May 1, 2015 and May 8, 2015 -00130056

CARLSBAD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE INVITING BIDS
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Governing Board of the Carlsbad Unified School District ("District") will receive up to, but not later than 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2015 sealed bids for the award of a contract for:

Bid No. 1516-1002 Furniture and Equipment Moving - Various Sites

PLACE FOR SUBMITTING BIDS: Bids must be delivered to the District at the following location: Carlsbad Unified School District, 6225 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92009.

BID DEADLINE: Bids must be delivered to and received by the District at the location specified above as the place for submitting bids not later than Thursday, May 21, 2015 Time: 9:00 a.m., at which time the District will publicly open and read all bids. Any bid received by the District after the Bid Deadline shall be returned to the bidder unopened.

OBTAINING OFFICIAL BID DOCUMENTS: Prospective bidders may secure a set of bid documents as of Friday, May 1, for the Project(s) at Carlsbad Unified School District, 6225 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92009. The District is not responsible for the completeness of plans and specifications from any other source.

REQUIREMENTS FOR BID: Bids must be submitted on the Bid Form provided by the District and included in the bid documents. Each bid must strictly conform with and be responsive to this Notice Inviting Bids, the Instructions for Bidders, and other Contract Documents. The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any bids or in the bidding. Except as provided in Public Contract Code Section 5100 et seq., no bidder may withdraw a bid for a period of sixty (60) calendar days after the opening of the bids.

REQUIRED BID SECURITY AND DOCUMENTS: Each bid must be submitted with bid security referred to in the contract documents, as well as providing the insurance certificates and other documents described in the Contract Documents.

MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE AND SITE VISIT: The District will conduct a pre-bid conference and site visits on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. for the purpose of acquainting all prospective bidders with the bid documents and the work site. Attendance is mandatory, and any bidder that does not attend will be disqualified from work on the Project. The pre-bid conference(s) will begin at Pacific Rim Elementary School at 1100 Camino de las Ondas, Carlsbad, at the flagpole, where all attendees must sign in. From there we will move on to the other project sites. An agenda and order of site visits will be given to all attendees. Please confirm your attendance for the job walk by email: rmonderine@carlsbadusd.net .

For further information, contact Michelle Johnson, Director of Nutrition and Purchasing Services at 760-331-5085, or Rosemary Monderine at 760-331-5063.

Dated this 29th day of April, 2015

Clerk of the Governing Board
Carlsbad Unified School District
Advertising Dates: May 1 and May 8, 2015 -00130042

SAN DIEGO COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION
NOTICE INVITING BIDS
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that San Diego County Superintendent of Schools of San Diego County, California, hereinafter referred to as SDCOE, will receive up to, but not later than 10:00 A.M. (PST) of TBD , sealed bids for the award of a contract for:

RFB 1415-019
OUTSIDE PRINTING SERVICES


Bids shall be received in the office of the Purchasing/Contracts Supervisor, Building 5, Room 503, San Diego County Superintendent of Schools, 6401 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, CA 92111. Bids will be opened and read aloud on this day and hour. Bids received after this time will be returned unopened. Parking is limited so plan accordingly. Oral, telephone, facsimile, or electronic submission of bids will not be accepted.

Each bid must conform and be responsive to this invitation, Contract Documents, the non-collusion affidavit, and all plans, specifications and any other documents as required by the Instructions to Bidders section of the Contract Document. Copies are now on file and may be obtained after May 1, 2015 via email request to bids@sdcoe.net or in the Purchasing & Contracts office, located at the San Diego County Office of Education.

All Bidding Questions and Requests for Clarification will only be accepted in writing and emailed to ATTN: Michele Nye, Bid Administrator, bids@sdcoe.net. Questions must be received a minimum of seven (7) days prior to bid opening.

Award of Bid: SDCOE intends to award a purchase contract for the work to be performed to the lowest responsible, responsive Bidder MEETING ALL THE CRITERIA SPECIFIED IN THE BID, as determined by SDCOE. Criteria include, but are not limited to, pricing, experience in the printing business, certifications, and warranty information. SDCOE reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any bids or in the bidding process, and to judge the merit and qualifications of the bidder and of the product offered.

No bidder may withdraw his bid for a period sixty (60) calendar days after the date set for the opening of bids.

Pam Giles
Director Internal Business Services
San Diego County Superintendent of Schools
San Diego County, California
Publication: San Diego Daily Transcript
Publication Dates: May 1, 2015 and May 8, 2015 -00129950

Downtown San Diego Partnership
Clean & Safe Program
Request for Proposal
For
Downtown Property & Business Improvement District (PBID)
Sidewalk Power Washing Service
1111 Sixth Ave. Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 234-8900
info@improvedtsd.org
 
Introduction:  The Downtown San Diego Partnership (“DSDP”) is the owners association responsible for the Downtown Property and Business Improvement District (“PBID”), also known as the Clean and Safe Program (“C&S”).  The Downtown PBID was established in 2000 by a ballot proceeding in accordance with California Proposition 218.  It was developed by a growing coalition of property owners in cooperation with the Downtown San Diego Partnership.  The PBID is a special benefit assessment district proposed to improve and convey special benefits to properties located within the PBID boundaries.   
 
The PBID boundaries are generally located south and west of Interstate 5 and includes the neighborhoods of Core, Columbia, Cortez, East Village, Gaslamp Quarter and Marina.  It provides enhanced maintenance and public safety services above and beyond those provided by the City of San Diego.
 
The PBID is managed by the Downtown San Diego Partnership in accordance with its operating agreement with the City of San Diego.  It is governed by the Downtown San Diego Partnership Board of Directors consisting of property owners within the district.  The program is financed through the levy of assessments upon real property that benefit from the services provided.  These assessments are limited to a 5% adjustment per year as determined by the Downtown San Diego Partnership Board of Directors. 
 
The Downtown San Diego Partnership is requesting proposals for sidewalk power washing services within the PBID boundaries in Downtown San Diego.   The district includes six neighborhoods and covers 275 blocks of Downtown San Diego.  Proposals will be accepted for individual neighborhoods and for the entire district. 
 
Definitions:
 
Block:  The public right of way in Downtown San Diego consisting of four connecting sides with 2-200 foot sections and 2-300 foot sections.
 
Super-Block: Sections of the public right of way in Downtown San Diego where the measurements of the four connecting sides are greater than 200 & 300 feet.
 
Sidewalk: 1 of 4 sections of a downtown block.  It will measure 200 feet or 300 feet.
 
Private Patio:  Areas within a public sidewalk that have been converted to private property by authorization of a city permit to be utilized as a sidewalk café/patio. 
 
Scope of Work:  The scope of work shall include regularly scheduled power washing of sidewalks that accomplishes the following:
·           Removal of dirt and stains
·           Removal of human and animal waste stains
·           Removal of food waste stains
·           Removal of graffiti on sidewalks
·           Cleaning of base of public trash cans in the public right of way
·     Removal of gum and other substances/objects that may stick to sidewalk surfaces
·           Reclamation of all power wash water
·           Clearly legible “Caution” signs placed on every sidewalk being power washed
·     Enter all service activity into the required data collection software. It will be the responsibility of the contractor to procure the necessary Iphone and software application titled Eponic. Contractor will be charged a service fee of $75 per month per phone by Eponic Corporation.
 
Technical Specifications:
·      Contractor shall furnish all equipment including, but not limited to, all trucks, tanks, hand brooms, scrapers, hoses, and other equipment necessary to thoroughly clean all sidewalks.
·      The truck(s) utilized in this contract shall be equipped with a cover to prevent debris from blowing out of the truck during transport.
·      Contractor shall possess or shall be able to obtain necessary replacement equipment and manpower to ensure that the work will be performed without regard to equipment failures or absenteeism of employees. 
·      Any and all equipment/vehicles must, wherever possible or appropriate, carry DSDP-designed signage and logos along with the Contractor’s logo.  DSDP logos and signage will be provided to Contractor by DSDP. Each vehicle will have a unique vehicle identification number.
·      Contractor is to list equipment and manpower proposed to be used in this contract, including :
o   Vehicle make, model, year
o   Pressure washing equipment make, model, year, PSI and noise decibel
o   State whether pressure washer is installed on the vehicle or towed on a trailer
o   Number of people proposed to perform contract services on days specified
 
Washing Requirements:
After removal of all debris from the sidewalk, the entire sidewalk shall be washed with high pressure washer (2,000 psi minimum) to remove all dirt, liquids and other pedestrian/vehicle residue. Pressure washers shall be able to attain a minimum temperature of 160 degrees. Drop inlet grates shall be free from debris when completed. No mechanical cleaning devices shall be driven on the sidewalk.
 
The use of products that are harmful to the environment shall be cause for punitive action from Federal, State, Regional and City of San Diego storm water waste.

Performance Standards:

Management - Contractor shall provide management services, including but not limited to employee supervision, work scheduling, supplies control, quality control and management availability.
 
Employee Supervision - Contractor employee(s) shall be supervised by Contractor to ensure proper performance of duties and adherence to contractual requirements. A weekly inspection of Downtown sidewalks must be made by the contractor’s supervisor.
 
Dismissal of Unsatisfactory Employees- If, in the opinion of DSDP, an employee of the Contractor is incompetent or disorderly, refuses to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract, threatens or uses abusive language while on DSDP property, or is otherwise unsatisfactory, that employee shall be removed from all work under this contract.
 
The removal of an employee is not to affect the quality or timeliness of the contract in any way.
 
Quality Assurance- Whenever complaints are received from building occupants, an inspection will be made to validate the complaint. If valid, DSDP will notify Contractor and correct action must be taken within twenty-four (24) hours. Continued failure and/or poor performance shall be cause for termination of contract.
 
Participation- Contractor must learn about all service provided by DSDP and notify supervisor on duty of any issues (e.g. trash on the sidewalk, safety issues.).
 
Protection of Existing Facilities- Contractor shall take every precaution to protect all public and private property during the performance of this contract. Any damages caused by Contractor's personnel or equipment will be promptly repaired to the condition existing before the damage or be replaced. All such costs for such repairs or replacement shall be the sole responsibility of the Contractor.
 
Extreme care shall be taken to prevent water from entering store basements and storefronts through sidewalk elevators and/or door sills.
 
Storm Water Regulations:  Must comply with City of San Diego and other local, state, and federal agencies that regulate the discharge of unauthorized products and materials into the storm water conveyance system.  You may visit the following links for specific requirements: http://www.sandiego.gov/thinkblue/.
 
Noise Regulations:  Must comply with sections of the San Diego Municipal Code that regulate noise levels within the City.  You may visit the following links for specific requirements:
http://docs.sandiego.gov/municode/MuniCodeChapter05/Ch05Art9.5Division01.pdf
 
Water Use Regulations: Must comply with City of San Diego and other local, state, and federal agencies that regulate the use of water. You may visit the following links for specific requirements:
http://www.sandiego.gov/water/conservation/drought/prohibitions.shtml
 
Communication:  The ability to speak English well enough to effectively communicate with people in the service area, management and supervisory personnel is required.
Appearance:  A professional, well-groomed appearance is consistent with the Downtown San Diego Partnership Clean and Safe Program’s image and ensures that our clients have a positive overall impression of the organization and Downtown San Diego.
·         Uniforms:  All work attire must be complete, clean, odor free, with no stains, rips, or holes.
o   DSDP vest with logo as approved by DSDP at the cost of Contractor.
o   Polo-style Shirts or T-Shirts: Must be tucked in at all times.  Whether long sleeve or short sleeve, if visible from collar the shirt must be white or blue.  Explicit or suggestive language or images are forbidden.
o   Pants/Shorts: pants or shorts must not be ripped, worn, torn, or frayed. Pants and shorts must be worn above hip bone and should not be baggy or sagging.
o   Shoes: Shoes must be clean, in good repair and conform to the safety standards of your service.
o   Socks: Must wear black or white socks
o   Belt: Belts that are worn should coordinate and not pose a safety hazard.
o   Jewelry: Jewelry must not present a safety hazard.
 
·         Hygiene: Clean hygiene is expected.
 
·         Hair:  
o   Men:  Hair must be clean and styled to provide a conservative, neat appearance.  Long hair may not fall forward while performing normal job duties.  Extreme or bizarre hair colors are not permitted.  Facial hair must be neatly trimmed and give a professional appearance.
o   Women:  Hair must be clean and styled to provide a conservative, neat appearance.  Long hair may not fall forward while performing normal job duties.  Extreme or bizarre hair colors are not permitted.  Hair clips, ribbons, or bows that coordinate with uniform colors are acceptable.
 
·      Body Art:  Tattoos are acceptable, but may not be offensive, derogatory, racial, explicit, or gang related.
 
·      Cell Phone/Pagers:  While delivering contracted services personal cell phones, texting devices, pagers, or any other electronic communication devices should not be used unless it is related to the service provided.  Per California state law, a hands free device must be employed while driving and speaking on a cell phone.
 
·      Sunglasses: Sunglasses should have a conservative, professional appearance and should only be worn when conditions require.
 
Neighborhoods:
Columbia:  The Columbia neighborhood is approximately 30 blocks and includes restaurants, high rise office buildings, hotels, residential units, and government agencies.  Many of the sidewalks have enhancements such as brick pavers and tiles.  Most of the blocks in this neighborhood measure 200 feet by 300 feet.  We are requesting proposals that could provide for power washing of approximately 120 sidewalks each week for 52 weeks.
 
Core:  The Core Columbia neighborhood is approximately 42 blocks and includes high traffic areas, such as transit corridors, restaurants, banks, high rise office buildings, five star hotels, residential units, and government agencies such as courts, jails and City Hall.  Many of the sidewalks have enhancements such as brick pavers and tiles.  Most of the blocks in this neighborhood measure 200 feet by 300 feet.  We are requesting proposals that could provide for power washing of approximately 68 sidewalks each week for 52 weeks.
 
            Gaslamp Quarter:  The Gaslamp Quarter is a 16 ½ block historic district with heavy foot and vehicle traffic.  It is comprised of retail establishments, fine dining restaurants, night clubs, residential units, five star hotels and office space.  The blocks in this neighborhood are 200 feet by 300 feet in length and the sidewalks are composed of brick pavers.  The sidewalks in this neighborhood have many obstructions such as trees, news racks, parking meters, utility boxes, and private patios.  Private patios should not be included in your calculations for determining rates.  We are requesting proposals that could provide for power washing of approximately 60 sidewalks per week for 52 weeks.  Additionally, proposals for this neighborhood should include a quarterly (September, December, March, and June) citrus wash deep cleaning of the equivalent of 15 sidewalks.
 
            East Village:  The East Village is a 111 block area with a rapidly developing residential community, increasing commercial uses and is home to Petco Park.  It is currently home to several large commercial warehouses and a high concentration of social service providers.  As a result, it is significantly impacted by the homeless population and those seeking social services.  It has medium level foot traffic with expected increases as a result of the continuing residential and retail development.  During baseball season (81+ San Diego Padres home games every season) or special events, foot traffic in this area increases significantly.  Most of the sidewalks in this neighborhood are 200 feet by 300 feet in length.  Some have enhanced tiles and pavers.  We are requesting proposals that could provide for power washing of approximately 150 sidewalks per week for 52 weeks.
 
            Marina:  The Marina district is a 34 ½ block area with medium level foot traffic.  It is comprised predominantly of residential units with some retail and office space. It is home to several community parks and street level restaurants/cafés.  Several of the sidewalks are composed of enhanced tiles and pavers.  The blocks in this neighborhood measure 200 feet by 300 feet in length.  We are requesting proposals that could provide for power washing of approximately 40 sidewalks per week for 52 weeks.
 
            Cortez:  The Cortez neighborhood is a 41 block area with light foot traffic.  This neighborhood is a mixture of residential, commercial, and retail establishments.  It is home to several governmental agencies and educational institutions including an elementary school, technical schools and a law school.  This neighborhood has several enhanced sidewalks.   Most blocks measure 200 feet by 300 feet in length and portions of this neighborhood sit on a steep hill.  We are requesting proposals that could provide for power washing of approximately 40 sidewalks per week for 52 weeks.
 
Frequency: At any time and for any reason, the DSDP may request additional or less frequent power washing services.
 
Subcontracting.  If the Contractor intends to use subcontractors, the Contractor shall submit a list of subcontractors for approval by DSDP and/or the Clean and Safe Program. Contractor may not subcontract 50% or more of the awarded contract work. Any such lists shall show the names of each subcontractor or supplier, describe the portions of the work or product that each provides and provide a detailed description of qualifications.  Without the approval of DSDP and/or the Clean and Safe Program, the Contractor shall not substitute any subcontractor or supplier in place of the subcontractors designated in the list.
 
Compliance:  Respondents must demonstrate the ability to deliver the requested services while operating in a dynamic environment with noise, parking, and traffic restrictions.  Respondents must also demonstrate the ability to comply with all Federal, State, Regional and City of San Diego storm water regulations, specifically waste water reclamation, while performing the requested services.  Respondents must also demonstrate the ability to perform the services at times and in a manner that does not interfere with, or disrupt normal business operations.  You may visit the following links for specific requirements.
 
http://clerkdoc.sannet.gov/legtrain/mc/MuniCodeChapter05/Ch05Art9.5Division04
http://clerkdoc.sannet.gov/legtrain/mc/MuniCodeChapter04/Ch04Art03Division03
http://www.sandiego.gov/stormwater
 
Demonstrations:  Respondents are required to schedule a demonstration by contacting the Clean & Safe Program.  The point of contact to schedule a demonstration is:
Alonso Vivas
Director of Operations
1111 Sixth Avenue, Suite 101
San Diego, CA  92101
(619) 234-8900
avivas@improvedtsd.org
 
Public Disclosure:  As a general rule, all documents received by the Downtown San Diego Partnership in connection with the PBID are considered public records and will be made available for public inspection and copying upon request.  If you consider any documents submitted with your response to be proprietary or otherwise confidential, please submit a written request for a determination of whether the documents can be withheld from public disclosure no more than ten (10) days prior to the due date of your response.  If you do not obtain a determination of confidentiality prior to the submittal deadline, any document(s) submitted will be subject to public disclosure.
 
Proposal Format and Content:  All respondents are required to submit three hard copies and an electronic submittal sent to the Executive Assistant Lise Marie Koershgen at lmkoerschgen@improvedtsd.org. The format is specified below.
 
1.      Cover Page – Include project title and company name, address, and telephone number.
 
2.      Table of contents – Include a complete and clear listing of headings and pages to allow easy reference to key information.
 
3.      Cover Letter – The cover letter should be brief, and any changes to the format or deletions of requested material should be explained in the cover letter.  The cover letter should also include the title and signature of the company’s contact person for this procurement.  The signatory shall be a person with official authority to bind the company.
 
4.      Methods of Service – Describe the company’s proposed method, equipment (make, model, and year) and time schedule for performing the elements of the scope of work.
 
5.      Qualifications and Experience – One to three pages that outline past experience conducting power washing operations, a summary of past experiences and backgrounds of the individuals to be involved with providing the services under this contract.
 
6.      Schedule of Rates – This section shall contain the following:  proposed fee and schedule of rates for each of the five neighborhoods separately, and or, fees and schedule for rates for the entire district as a single proposal.
 
7.      References – This section shall contain the following:  three to five past or current clients, performing this type of scope of work, with contact names and phone numbers.
 
8.      Insurance – Evidence that respondent maintains insurance policies as stated in the RFP.
 
9.      Other Information – List of all subcontractors to be involved with accomplishing the components listed in the scope or work, along with their credentials and background to perform under this contract, including required permits.
 

Proposal Evaluation Criteria:  Proposals received will be evaluated according to the following criteria.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver services requested
  • Proposed methods to accomplish work in a competent and timely manner
  • Ability to comply with Municipal Codes and Storm Water Regulations
  • Specialized experience and technical competence
  • Ability to meet insurance requirements
  • Competitive fees and rates
  • Technology and equipment reliability
  • Ability to respond to, and resolve complaints in a timely manner
  • Excellent customer service
 
Proposal Schedule:
  • Pre-proposal Conference – May 8th, 2015, 9:00am-10:00am at the Clean & Safe office located at 1111 6th Ave, Suite 101, San Diego, CA 92101.
 
  • Demonstrations – Demonstrations may be scheduled beginning May 4, 2015.
 
  • Deadline – Three hard copies and an electronic submittal shall be delivered no later than 4:00pm, Friday, May 22, 2015 to our office at:
     
Clean & Safe Program
1111 Sixth Avenue, Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92101
 
Terms and Conditions:  The issuance of this RFP does not commit the Downtown San Diego Partnership/PBID to award a contract, to pay any cost incurred in the preparation of a response to this request, or to procure a contract for services.  All respondents should note that the execution of any contract pursuant to this RFP is dependent upon the approval of the PBID Management Committee.  The Partnership retains the right to reject all submittals.  Selection is also dependent upon the negotiation of a mutually acceptable contract with the successful respondent.  Each submittal shall be valid for not less than ninety (90) days from the date of receipt.  Any contracts awarded as a result of this request will be effective July 1, 2015 for a period of twelve (12 months).
 
Contract Extension: At the sole discretion of the Downtown San Diego Partnership/PBID, Any resulting contract may be extended on a year to year basis; however in no case shall the renewal extend beyond five years from the date of award of the original contract.
 

Insurance: The firm(s) selected to perform the work described in this RFP will be required to provide:
Liability Insurance.  The Contractor shall maintain throughout the period of this contract Commercial General Liability (CGL) and commercial umbrella insurance (if applicable to meet minimum limit requirement) with a limit of not less than $1 million ($1,000,000) per occurrence with $2 million ($2,000,000) in general aggregate.  CGL insurance shall be written on the most current version of ISO occurrence form CG 00 01 or a substitute form providing equivalent coverage, and shall cover liability arising from premises, operations, independent Contractors, products/complete operations, personal injury and advertising injury, and liability assumed under an insured contract (including the tort liability of another assumed in a business contract).  Any endorsements that restrict coverage will be submitted to DSDP for review.  DSDP and the City of San Diego and its respective elected officials, officers, employees, agents and representatives shall be included as an insured under the CGL, using ISO additional insured endorsement CG 2010 11/85 or a substitute providing equivalent coverage acceptable to DSDP, and under the commercial umbrella, if any.  This insurance shall apply as primary insurance with respect to any other insurance self-insurance programs afforded to DSDP.  Contractor waives all rights against DSDP and the City of San Diego and its respective elected officials, officers, employees, for recovery of damages to the extent these damages are covered by the commercial general liability or commercial umbrella liability insurance maintained pursuant to this Section.
 
Other Insurance.  Contractor shall maintain business auto liability and commercial umbrella liability insurance (if applicable to meet minimum requirement) with a limit of not less than $1 million ($1,000,000) combined single limit (CSL).  Such insurance shall cover liability arising out of any auto (including owned, hired, and non-owned autos).  Business auto coverage shall be written on ISO form CA 00 01 or a substitute form providing equivalent liability coverage.  If necessary, the policy shall be endorsed to provide contractual liability coverage equivalent to that provided in the 1990 and later editions of CA 00 01.  Contractor waives all rights against DSDP and its agents, officers, directors and employees for recovery of damages to the extent these damages are covered by the business auto liability or commercial umbrella liability insurance obtained pursuant to this Section.
 
Worker’s Compensation Insurance.  Contractor shall maintain worker’s compensation and employer’s liability insurance.  The Employer’s Liability Limits shall not be less that $1 million ($1,000,000) each accident for bodily injury by accident or $1 million ($1,000,000) each employee for bodily injury by disease.  Contractor waives all rights against DSDP and the City of San Diego and their respective elected officials, officers, employees, agents and representatives for recovery of damages to the extent these damages are covered by the worker’s compensation and employer’s liability insurance obtained pursuant to this Section.  Contractor shall provide the DSDP with a waiver of right to recover from others endorsement, Workers Comp Form WC 04 03 06 (Ed. 4-84), or its equivalent.
 
Insurance Companies.  All insurance companies providing coverage shall be licensed to do business in the State of California, and have a minimum rating published by A.M. Best & Company of A-VII or better.
 
Indemnity and Hold Harmless:  All services in connection with this Agreement shall be at the risk of Contractor, exclusively.  To the fullest extent allowed by law, Contractor shall indemnify, defend (with legal counsel reasonably satisfactory to DSDP and the Clean and Safe Program) and hold harmless the Indemnitees (defined below) from and against any and all Claims (as defined below).  Contractor’s obligation to defend and indemnify shall be triggered by the assertion of a Claim against any Indemnitee and shall apply whether or not the Contractor or any of the Contractor parties was negligent or otherwise at fault and whether or not the Claim has any merit.  However, Contractor shall not be obligated under this Agreement to indemnify any Indemnitee for any Claims arising from the sole negligence or willful misconduct of that Indemnitee.  Contractor’s obligation shall also include Claims based on duties, obligations, or liabilities imposed on the Indemnitees by statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law.  The indemnification obligation hereunder shall not be limited in any way by any limitation on the amount or type of damages, compensation, or benefits payable by or for Contractor or any Contractor Parties under works’ or workman’s compensation acts, disability benefit acts or other employee benefit acts.  For purposes of this Section, (a) a “Claim” is any claim, demand, obligation, cause of action, damage, loss, liability, mechanic’s lien, cost or expense (including, without limitation, attorney’s fees and costs and other litigation, mediation, or judicial reference expenses) whether based on tort, contract, or equitable principles, in any way rising from or in any way connected with the performance or nonperformance of this Agreement by Contractor’s or its employees, agents, independent contractors, suppliers, subcontractors, officers, directors, shareholders, representatives, affiliates, successors or assigns (collectively, “Contractor Parties”), and (b) the “Indemnitees” are DSDP and the City of San Diego and their respective elected officials, officers, employees, agents and representatives, its members, managers, shareholder, and affiliates, successors and assigns of all such parties. 
The firm(s) selected to perform the work described in this RFP will be required to provide evidence of personal injury, bodily injury, and property damage insurance with a combined single limit of not less than one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) per occurrence, subject to an annual aggregate of two million dollars ($2,000,000.00) for general liability, completed operations, and personal injury, other than bodily injury, insuring against all liability of the City of San Diego, Downtown San Diego Partnership, its members, Board of Directors, and its authorized representatives, arising out of or in connection with, the performance of work under this contract with the Downtown San Diego Partnership.
 
Equal Opportunity Program Requirements:  The City of San Diego and the Downtown San Diego Partnership are strongly committed to equal opportunity in the solicitation of professional service consultants.  To assure that consultants doing business with, or receiving funds from the City of San Diego, and the Downtown San Diego Partnership are equal opportunity contractors and employers, Respondents shall comply with requirements of San Diego Ordinance No. 18173, section 27.2701 through 22.2708.


Living Wage:  The Contractor must comply with the City of San Diego Living Wage ordinance. You may visit the following links for specific requirements. http://www.sandiego.gov/purchasing/programs/livingwage/
 
Nondiscrimination Policy:  The respondent shall not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, or disability in the solicitation, selection, hiring or treatment of employees, subcontractors, vendors, or suppliers.
 
Partnership Contact:  The Downtown San Diego Partnership looks forward to receiving a submittal from your company, if you have any questions regarding this RFP, please direct them to:
Executive Director, Bahija Hamraz
Director of Operations, Alonso Vivas
Downtown San Diego Partnership
1111 Sixth Ave, Suite 101
San Diego, CA  92101
(619) 234-8900
bhamraz@improvedstd.org
avivas@improvedtsd.org

Attachments
 
Exhibit A – Click here to view the map of Downtown PBID District



ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATES (ESA)
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is seeking qualified Small Local Business Enterprises (SLBEs) and Emerging Local Business Enterprises (ELBEs), Minority Owned Business Enterprises (MBE), Women Owned Business Enterprises (WBE), and Other Business Enterprises (OBE) to team with in submitting a proposal for the
As-Needed Environmental Services Contract 2 on behalf of the
City of San Diego Public Utilities Department


We are accepting Letters of Interest and Statement of Qualifications from firms with demonstrated experience in the following technical services:
- Geology/Seismology - Hydrology/Water Quality - Biological Services - Habitat
Restoration - Regulatory Permitting Services - Archaeology , Paleontology , and
Native American Monitoring Services - Noise - Traffic - Air Quality and Odor
- GIS - Civil Engineering - Landscape Architecture (California Registered)
- CEQA/NEPA Compliance - Socio-Economic Assessment

RFP Due: May 12, 2015
Please Respond By: May 8, 2015

Environmental Science Associates

550 West C Street, Suite 750 - San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-719-4200 - Fax: 619-719-4201
Email: tabbott@esassoc.com
Contact Person: Trina S. Abbott

An Equal Opportunity Employer
Pub May 1 -00130034

Downtown San Diego Partnership
Clean & Safe Program
Request for Proposal
For
Downtown Property & Business Improvement District (PBID)
Safety Ambassador Services
1111 Sixth Ave. Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 234-8900
info@improvedtsd.org
 
Introduction:  The Downtown San Diego Partnership (“DSDP”) is the owners association responsible for the Downtown Property and Business Improvement District (“PBID”), also known as the Clean and Safe Program (“C&S”).  The Downtown PBID was established in 2000 by a ballot proceeding in accordance with California Proposition 218.  It was developed by a growing coalition of property owners in cooperation with the Downtown San Diego Partnership.  The PBID is a special benefit assessment district proposed to improve and convey special benefits to properties located within the PBID boundaries.   
 
The PBID boundaries are generally located south and west of Interstate 5 and includes the neighborhoods of Core, Columbia, Cortez, East Village, Gaslamp Quarter and Marina.  It provides enhanced maintenance and public safety services above and beyond those provided by the City of San Diego.
 
The PBID is managed by the Downtown San Diego Partnership in accordance with its operating agreement with the City of San Diego.  It is governed by the Downtown San Diego Partnership Board of Directors consisting of property owners within the district.  The program is financed through the levy of assessments upon real property that benefit from the services provided.  These assessments are limited to a 5% adjustment per year as determined by the Downtown San Diego Partnership Board of Directors. 
 
The Downtown San Diego Partnership is requesting proposals for safety patrol services within the PBID boundaries in Downtown San Diego. The district includes six neighborhoods and covers 275 blocks of Downtown San Diego. Proposals will be accepted for individual neighborhoods and for the entire district. 
 
Scope of Work:  The scope of work shall include regularly scheduled patrols of the public right of way that accomplishes the following:
 
  • Patrol strategic downtown beats on foot, bicycle or by vehicle.
  • Respond to calls for assistance from property owners, business owners and residents and DSDP.
  • Assist residents and visitors with directions, maps and information about Downtown San Diego.
  • Provide escort services as needed.
  • Conduct security checks to prevent illegal and nuisance activity that disturbs property and business owners.
  • Deter panhandling, public intoxication, public consumption of alcohol, public urination, intimidating public behavior and other nuisance activity that tend to inhibit or discourage public enjoyment.
  • Conduct routine patrols of downtown parks within the DSDP jurisdiction.
  • Ensure unimpeded access to the public right of way for citizens, visitors, and residents.
  • Observe and report problems or criminal activity to a Supervisor or the SDPD.
 
  • Maintain communications with the San Diego Police Department to report illegal activity such as public intoxication, public urination, public drunkenness, aggressive panhandling and other undesirable behavior.
  • Appear and give testimony by deposition or in court as required.
  • Work with the SDPD and Environmental Services to address illegal camping, trespassing, and dumping of refuse.
  • Proactively engage homeless persons to provide information about local and state laws as well as availability of social services.
  • Immediately report maintenance issues to DSDP Supervisor.
  • Make contact with street level businesses in the manner and at intervals specified by DSDP. Collect contact information from all businesses and residential dwellings submitting acquired data to DSDP.
·         Supervisors will participate in meetings with DSDP management as well as public and private partners.
·         Perform all other specific duties as assigned by DSDP staff including, but not limited to: replenishment of dog bag stations, sticker and graffiti removal, removal of handbills/posters, emptying of litter receptacles, and removal of hazardous conditions.
·         Ambassadors shall also perform any additional future duties which DSDP and the Contractor may agree upon in writing after these duties have been duly authorized in writing by proper authority.
·         Ambassadors shall not be armed or have powers of arrest.  However, they may be equipped with pepper spray with a valid permit from the State of California’s Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.  Valid Permit’s must be on file at the Clean and Safe Office.
·         Conduct homeless counts as necessary.
·         Enter all service activity into the required data collection software. It will be the responsibility of the contractor to procure the necessary Iphone and software application titled Eponic. Contractor will be charged a service fee of $75 per month per phone by Eponic Corporation
 
Training:
·         The Clean & Safe Program reserves the right to require respondents to have Guard Cards for each Safety Ambassadors.
·         The Clean & Safe Program reserves the right to require respondents to have safety ambassadors CPR certified.
·         All safety ambassadors must be trained on the boundaries of the district including neighborhood zones and grids.
·         All safety ambassadors must be trained on local, state and federal laws regarding public safety.
·         All safety ambassadors must be trained on local, state and federal laws regarding homelessness.
·         All safety ambassadors must be trained on proper radio protocol.
·         All safety ambassadors must be trained on how to handle themselves in various situations, including conflict resolution and techniques for de-escalation.
·         All safety ambassadors must be trained on bike safety protocol.
·         All safety ambassadors must be trained on proper reporting techniques.
·         Participate in one half day training with the San Diego Police Department’s Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT). It will be the responsibility of the contractor to fund and schedule the training. Class admission is currently $1,200.00 for 30 students; however rates may be subject to change.
·         Participate in customer service training to be coordinated in cooperation with DSDP Management.

Reports:

  • Immediately report any unusual incidents or hazardous conditions to representatives designated by the DSDP. Complete and turn-in an incident report for all incidents involving a security officer that results in personal injury (employee or private citizen), property damage (public or private), equipment damage, an arrest, use of medical services, use or brandishing of weapons. 
  • Real-time electronic documentation of each ambassador’s calls for service, including any GPS, or route tracking data.
  • Enumeration and mapping of street homeless.
  • Current schedule of safety ambassadors.
  • Weekly payroll report showing hours worked on contract.
 
Communication:  The ability to speak English well enough to effectively communicate with people in the service area, management and supervisory personnel is required.
 
Appearance:  A professional, well-groomed appearance is consistent with the Downtown San Diego Partnership Clean and Safe Program’s image and ensures that our clients have a positive overall impression of the organization and Downtown San Diego.
·         Uniforms:  All work attire must be complete, clean, odor free, with no stains, rips, or holes.
o   Uniforms may vary based on neighborhood assignment at the cost of the Contractor.
o   DSDP vest with logo as approved by DSDP at the cost of Contractor.
o   Uniforms and vests will not be shared between employees.
o   Polo-style shirts or T-Shirts: Must be tucked in at all times.  Whether long sleeve or short sleeve, if visible from collar the shirt must be white or blue.  Explicit or suggestive language or images are forbidden.
o   Pants/Shorts: pants or shorts must not be ripped, worn, torn, or frayed. Pants and shorts must be worn above hip bone and should not be baggy or sagging.
o   Shoes: Shoes must be clean, in good repair and conform to the safety standards of your service.
o   Socks: Must wear black or white socks
o   Belt: Belts that are worn should coordinate and not pose a safety hazard.
o   Jewelry: Jewelry must not present a safety hazard.
 
·         Hygiene: Clean hygiene is expected.
 
·         Hair:  
o   Men:  Hair must be clean and styled to provide a conservative, neat appearance.  Long hair may not fall forward while performing normal job duties.  Extreme or bizarre hair colors are not permitted.  Facial hair must be neatly trimmed and give a professional appearance.
o   Women:  Hair must be clean and styled to provide a conservative, neat appearance.  Long hair may not fall forward while performing normal job duties.  Extreme or bizarre hair colors are not permitted.  Hair clips, ribbons, or bows that coordinate with uniform colors are acceptable.
 
·         Body Art:  Tattoos are acceptable, but may not be offensive, derogatory, racial, explicit, or gang related.
 
·         Cell Phone/Pagers:  While delivering contracted services personal cell phones, texting devices, pagers, or any other electronic communication devices should not be used unless it is related to the service provided.  Per California state law, a hands free device must be employed while driving and speaking on a cell phone.
 
·         Sunglasses: Sunglasses should have a conservative, professional appearance and be removed when performing customer services duties. Sunglasses may only be worn when conditions require.
 
Equipment:
·      Contractor shall furnish all equipment including, but not limited to, transportation, storage, communications, etc.
·      All transportation equipment utilized in this contract shall be equipped with the Clean and Safe logo and possess a unique identification number.
·      Contractor shall possess or shall be able to obtain necessary replacement equipment and manpower to ensure that the work will be performed without regard to equipment failures or absenteeism of employees. 
·      Contractor shall ensure that there is enough equipment on-hand to eliminate any potential gaps in service.
  
Two Way Radios: Contractor shall assure two way radios are provided for each in service employee and utilize a FCC registered frequency provided by DSDP. Contractor can either provide radios at their own expense or utilize available units provided by DSDP. Contractor shall assume all maintenance and replacement costs of DSDP equipment.
 
Bikes: Safety ambassador bikes must be appropriate for the high level usage and various terrain in the downtown environment. Beach cruisers are not permitted.
 
Technical Specifications:
Contractor is to list equipment and manpower proposed to be used in this contract, including:
·      Vehicles
·      Bikes
·      Segways
·      Two Way Radios
 
Neighborhoods:
Columbia:  The Columbia neighborhood is approximately 30 blocks and includes restaurants, high rise office buildings, hotels, residential units, and government agencies.  Many of the sidewalks have enhancements such as brick pavers and tiles. 
 
Core:  The Core Columbia neighborhood is approximately 42 blocks and includes high traffic areas, such as transit corridors, restaurants, banks, high rise office buildings, five star hotels, residential units, and government agencies such as courts, jails and City Hall.  Many of the sidewalks have enhancements such as brick pavers and tiles. 
 
            Gaslamp Quarter:  The Gaslamp Quarter is a 16 ½ block historic district with heavy foot and vehicle traffic.  It is comprised of retail establishments, fine dining restaurants, night clubs, residential units, five star hotels and office space.  The blocks in this neighborhood are 200 feet by 300 feet in length and the sidewalks are composed of brick pavers.  The sidewalks in this neighborhood have many obstructions such as trees, news racks, parking meters, utility boxes, and private patios. There are many outdoor patios in the Gaslamp Quarter; each patio is considered private property and each is the responsibility of the property / business owner.
 
            East Village:  The East Village is a 111 block area with a rapidly developing residential community, increasing commercial uses and is home to Petco Park.  It is currently home to several large commercial warehouses and a high concentration of social service providers.  As a result, it is significantly impacted by the homeless population and those seeking social services.  It has medium level foot traffic with expected increases as a result of the continuing residential and retail development.  During baseball season (81+ San Diego Padres home games every season) or special events, foot traffic in this area increases significantly. 
 
            Marina:  The Marina district is a 34 ½ block area with medium level foot traffic.  It is comprised predominantly of residential units with some retail and office space. It is home to several community parks and street level restaurants/cafés.  Several of the sidewalks are composed of enhanced tiles and pavers. 
           
Staffing:  Proposals shall be based on the following staffing levels, or equivalent with part time staffing.  Personnel will be required to work weekends and holidays.  A sample deployment schedule is provided below, which is based on a 40 hour work week for each position staffed.  PBID staff will coordinate with the winning agency to determine the final schedule.
 
 Sample Schedule (based on 7 day week):
 Ambassador Hrs. of ServiceSupervisorsAdministrationTotal
Core328286.67362.67
Columbia0286.6734.67
Gaslamp176286.67210.67
East Village360286.67394.67
Marina64286.6798.67
Cortez0286.6734.67
Total Hrs.928168401136
FTE Total23.24.2128.4
 
 
Safety ambassadors with at least one year of prior experience in the safety field is preferred.
 
Main Office: Safety operations including line up, office space, trainings, clock-in and clock-out and equipment storage will be located within the DSDP Clean & Safe office.
 
Up-Charging: Contractor shall be available on an on-call basis for emergencies, or special event needs. The contract is to include an hourly fee for this service. All on-call work must be authorized by a DSDP Executive Director, Bahija Hamraz, or Director of Operations Alonso Vivas in order to be billed.
 
Frequency: At any time and for any reason, the DSDP may request additional or less frequent safety services.
 
Subcontracting.  If the Contractor intends to use subcontractors, the Contractor shall submit a list of subcontractors for approval by DSDP and/or the Clean and Safe Program. Contractor may not subcontract 50% or more of the awarded contract work. Any such lists shall show the names of each subcontractor or supplier, describe the portions of the work or product that each provides and provide a detailed description of qualifications.  Without the approval of DSDP and/or the Clean and Safe Program, the Contractor shall not substitute any subcontractor or supplier in place of the subcontractors designated in the list.
 
Public Disclosure:  As a general rule, all documents received by the Downtown San Diego Partnership in connection with the PBID are considered public records and will be made available for public inspection and copying upon request.  If you consider any documents submitted with your response to be proprietary or otherwise confidential, please submit a written request for a determination of whether the documents can be withheld from public disclosure no more than ten (10) days prior to the due date of your response.  If you do not obtain a determination of confidentiality prior to the submittal deadline, any document(s) submitted will be subject to public disclosure.
 
Proposal Format and Content:  All respondents are required to submit three hard copies and an electronic submittal sent to the Executive Assistant Lise Marie Koershgen at lmkoerschgen@improvedtsd.org. The format is specified below.
 
1.      Cover Page – Include project title and company name, address and telephone number.
 
2.      Table of contents – Include a complete and clear listing of headings and pages to allow easy reference to key information.
 
3.      Cover Letter – The cover letter should be brief, and any changes to the format or deletions of requested material should be explained in the cover letter.  The cover letter should also include the title and signature of the company’s contact person for this procurement.  The signatory shall be a person with official authority to bind the company.
 
4.      Methods of Service – Describe the companies proposed methods and time schedule for performing the elements of the scope of work including specifications of all proposed equipment.
 
5.      Qualifications and Experience – One to three pages that outline past experience conducting safety services, a summary of past experiences and backgrounds of the individuals to be involved with providing the services under this contract.
 
6.      Schedule of Rates – This section shall contain the following:  proposed fee and schedule of rates.  Proposals submitted for the whole district must include fees and rates for each individual neighborhood.
 
7.      References – This section shall contain the following:  three to five past or current clients, performing this type of scope of work, with contact names and phone numbers.
 
8.      Insurance – Evidence that respondent maintains insurance policies as stated in the RFP.
 
9.      Other Information – List of all subcontractors to be involved with accomplishing the components listed in the scope or work, along with their credentials and background to perform under this contract.
 
Proposal Evaluation Criteria:  Proposals received will be evaluated according to the following criteria.
 
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver services requested
  • Proposed methods to accomplish work in a competent and timely manner
  • Specialized experience and technical competence
  • Ability to meet insurance requirements
  • Competitive fees and rates
  • Technology and equipment reliability
  • Ability to respond to, and resolve complaints in a timely manner
  • Excellent customer service
 
Proposal Schedule:
  • Pre-proposal Conference – May 8th, 2015, 10:30am-11:30am at the Clean & Safe office located at 1111 6th Ave, Suite 101, San Diego, CA 92101.
  • Demonstrations – Demonstrations may be scheduled beginning May 4, 2015.
  • Deadline – Three hard copies and an electronic submittal shall be delivered no later than 4:00pm, Friday, May 22, 2015 to our office at:
     
Clean & Safe Program
1111 Sixth Avenue, Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92101
 
Terms and Conditions:  The issuance of this RFP does not commit the Downtown San Diego Partnership/PBID to award a contract, to pay any cost incurred in the preparation of a response to this request, or to procure a contract for services.  All respondents should note that the execution of any contract pursuant to this RFP is dependent upon the approval of the PBID Management Committee.  The Partnership retains the right to reject all submittals.  Selection is also dependent upon the negotiation of a mutually acceptable contract with the successful respondent.  Each submittal shall be valid for not less than ninety (90) days from the date of receipt.  Any contracts awarded as a result of this request will be effective July 1, 2015 for a period of twelve (12 months).
 
Contract Extension: At the sole discretion of the Downtown San Diego Partnership/PBID, any resulting contract may be extended on a year to year basis; however in no case shall the renewal extend beyond five years from the date of award of the original contract.
 
Insurance: The firm(s) selected to perform the work described in this RFP will be required to provide:
Liability Insurance.  The Contractor shall maintain throughout the period of this contract Commercial General Liability (CGL) and commercial umbrella insurance (if applicable to meet minimum limit requirement) with a limit of not less than $1 million ($1,000,000) per occurrence with $2 million ($2,000,000) in general aggregate.  CGL insurance shall be written on the most current version of ISO occurrence form CG 00 01 or a substitute form providing equivalent coverage, and shall cover liability arising from premises, operations, independent Contractors, products/complete operations, personal injury and advertising injury, and liability assumed under an insured contract (including the tort liability of another assumed in a business contract).  Any endorsements that restrict coverage will be submitted to DSDP for review.  DSDP and the City of San Diego and its respective elected officials, officers, employees, agents and representatives shall be included as an insured under the CGL, using ISO additional insured endorsement CG 2010 11/85 or a substitute providing equivalent coverage acceptable to DSDP, and under the commercial umbrella, if any.  This insurance shall apply as primary insurance with respect to any other insurance self-insurance programs afforded to DSDP.  Contractor waives all rights against DSDP and the City of San Diego and its respective elected officials, officers, employees, for recovery of damages to the extent these damages are covered by the commercial general liability or commercial umbrella liability insurance maintained pursuant to this Section.
 
Other Insurance.  Contractor shall maintain business auto liability and commercial umbrella liability insurance (if applicable to meet minimum requirement) with a limit of not less than $1 million ($1,000,000) combined single limit (CSL).  Such insurance shall cover liability arising out of any auto (including owned, hired, and non-owned autos).  Business auto coverage shall be written on ISO form CA 00 01 or a substitute form providing equivalent liability coverage.  If necessary, the policy shall be endorsed to provide contractual liability coverage equivalent to that provided in the 1990 and later editions of CA 00 01.  Contractor waives all rights against DSDP and its agents, officers, directors and employees for recovery of damages to the extent these damages are covered by the business auto liability or commercial umbrella liability insurance obtained pursuant to this Section.
 
Worker’s Compensation Insurance.  Contractor shall maintain worker’s compensation and employer’s liability insurance.  The Employer’s Liability Limits shall not be less that $1 million ($1,000,000) each accident for bodily injury by accident or $1 million ($1,000,000) each employee for bodily injury by disease.  Contractor waives all rights against DSDP and the City of San Diego and their respective elected officials, officers, employees, agents and representatives for recovery of damages to the extent these damages are covered by the worker’s compensation and employer’s liability insurance obtained pursuant to this Section.  Contractor shall provide the DSDP with a waiver of right to recover from others endorsement, Workers Comp Form WC 04 03 06 (Ed. 4-84), or its equivalent.
 
Insurance Companies.  All insurance companies providing coverage shall be licensed to do business in the State of California, and have a minimum rating published by A.M. Best & Company of A-VII or better.
 
Indemnity and Hold Harmless:  All services in connection with this Agreement shall be at the risk of Contractor, exclusively.  To the fullest extent allowed by law, Contractor shall indemnify, defend (with legal counsel reasonably satisfactory to DSDP and the Clean and Safe Program) and hold harmless the Indemnitees (defined below) from and against any and all Claims (as defined below).  Contractor’s obligation to defend and indemnify shall be triggered by the assertion of a Claim against any Indemnitee and shall apply whether or not the Contractor or any of the Contractor parties was negligent or otherwise at fault and whether or not the Claim has any merit.  However, Contractor shall not be obligated under this Agreement to indemnify any Indemnitee for any Claims arising from the sole negligence or willful misconduct of that Indemnitee.  Contractor’s obligation shall also include Claims based on duties, obligations, or liabilities imposed on the Indemnitees by statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law.  The indemnification obligation hereunder shall not be limited in any way by any limitation on the amount or type of damages, compensation, or benefits payable by or for Contractor or any Contractor Parties under works’ or workman’s compensation acts, disability benefit acts or other employee benefit acts.  For purposes of this Section, (a) a “Claim” is any claim, demand, obligation, cause of action, damage, loss, liability, mechanic’s lien, cost or expense (including, without limitation, attorney’s fees and costs and other litigation, mediation, or judicial reference expenses) whether based on tort, contract, or equitable principles, in any way rising from or in any way connected with the performance or nonperformance of this Agreement by Contractor’s or its employees, agents, independent contractors, suppliers, subcontractors, officers, directors, shareholders, representatives, affiliates, successors or assigns (collectively, “Contractor Parties”), and (b) the “Indemnitees” are DSDP and the City of San Diego and their respective elected officials, officers, employees, agents and representatives, its members, managers, shareholder, and affiliates, successors and assigns of all such parties. 
 
Equal Opportunity Program Requirements:  The City of San Diego and the Downtown San Diego Partnership are strongly committed to equal opportunity in the solicitation of professional service consultants.  To assure that consultants doing business with, or receiving funds from the City of San Diego, and the Downtown San Diego Partnership are equal opportunity contractors and employers, Respondents shall comply with requirements of San Diego Ordinance No. 18173, section 27.2701 through 22.2708.


Living Wage:  The Contractor must comply with the City of San Diego Living Wage ordinance. You may visit the following links for specific requirements. http://www.sandiego.gov/purchasing/programs/livingwage/
 
Nondiscrimination Policy:  The respondent shall not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, or disability in the solicitation, selection, hiring or treatment of employees, subcontractors, vendors, or suppliers.
 
Partnership Contact:  The Downtown San Diego Partnership looks forward to receiving a submittal from your company, if you have any questions regarding this RFP, please direct them to:
Executive Director, Bahija Hamraz
Director of Operations, Alonso Vivas
Downtown San Diego Partnership
1111 Sixth Ave, Suite 101
San Diego, CA  92101
(619) 234-8900
bhamraz@improvedstd.org
avivas@improvedtsd.org

Attachments
 
Exhibit A – Click here to view the map of Downtown PBID District



Downtown San Diego Partnership
Clean & Safe Program
Request for Proposal
For
Downtown Property & Business Improvement District (PBID)
Tree Lighting Installation
1111 Sixth Ave. Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 234-8900
info@improvedtsd.org
 
Introduction:  The Downtown San Diego Partnership (“DSDP”) is the owners association responsible for the Downtown Property and Business Improvement District (“PBID”), also known as the Clean and Safe Program (“C&S”).  The Downtown PBID was established in 2000 by a ballot proceeding in accordance with California Proposition 218.  It was developed by a growing coalition of property owners in cooperation with the Downtown San Diego Partnership.  The PBID is a special benefit assessment district proposed to improve and convey special benefits to properties located within the PBID boundaries.   
 
The PBID boundaries are generally located south and west of Interstate 5 and includes the neighborhoods of Core, Columbia, Cortez, East Village, Gaslamp Quarter and Marina.  It provides enhanced maintenance and public safety services above and beyond those provided by the City of San Diego.
 
The PBID is managed by the Downtown San Diego Partnership in accordance with its operating agreement with the City of San Diego.  It is governed by the Downtown San Diego Partnership Board of Directors consisting of property owners within the district.  The program is financed through the levy of assessments upon real property that benefit from the services provided.  These assessments are limited to a 5% adjustment per year as determined by the Downtown San Diego Partnership Board of Directors. 
 
The Downtown San Diego Partnership is requesting proposals for tree lighting maintenance within the PBID boundaries in Downtown San Diego. The district includes six neighborhoods and covers 275 blocks of Downtown San Diego.
 
Scope of Work:  Contractor shall install tree lights as follows:
 
  • Contractor shall install City approved GFCI electrical outlets at the top of midblock light poles to power strings of  5 mm. Christmas style white LED lights in adjacent trees.
  • Contractor shall furnish in-line fuses, disconnecting fuse holders and disconnect kits for each GFCI Outlet installed. Type 2 fuses and fuse holders shall be equivalent to the TRON Waterproof Fuse holder, with fuse, manufactured by the McGraw Edison Company, or A. B. Chase CTS Waterproof Fuse and rated for 15amps.
  • Splices in cables and wiring that are part of the work shall be made only in pole bases or weatherproof cabinets. No in-line splices shall be made at any point in the work other than at such locations.
  • The GFCI Outlet shall be housed in a weatherproof, self-closing, locking single gang outlet box (Civic San Diego Blue).
  • Provide comprehensive documentation of work completed including map of locations and details on type of materials used, wattage and any other necessary information.
  • Install 5mm, white LED Christmas style white lights on trees within the designated lighting corridors as identified in Exhibit A. 
  • Wrap a minimum of 60% of each tree trunk and a minimum of 5 primary branches.
  • All guy wires will be installed at a height no less than 12’6” above the sidewalk.
  • Provide a 90 day product warranty

Reports:

  • Immediately report any unusual incidents or hazardous conditions to representatives designated by the DSDP.
  • Provide a schedule for all work conducted under contract to designated DSDP contact.
 
Communication:  The ability to speak English well enough to effectively communicate with people in the service area, management and supervisory personnel is required.
 
Monitoring:  DSDP shall have the right to monitor the performance by Contractor of all its obligations under this Agreement.  Contractor shall cooperate with DSDP, Clean and Safe Program staff in connection with such monitoring.  All work performed and services provided may be monitored for compliance with the requirements of this Agreement on a daily or other basis by the Clean and Safe Program staff.  Prior to daily commencement of work under this contract, Contractor shall contact the DSDP, Clean and Safe Program duty supervisor at (619) 414-2698 and notify him/her of the work to be performed, location of work and the expected commencement and completion time.  DSDP agrees to notify contractor within 48 hours when the work completed does not comply with the standards as set forth in the scope of services.  Contractor agrees to correct all deficiencies identified as part of the DSDP monitoring program with 48 hours of notification.  Contractor agrees that failure to correct identified deficiencies within 48 hours will result in non-payment for the deficient portion of the work.
 
Appearance:  A professional, well-groomed appearance is consistent with the Downtown San Diego Partnership Clean and Safe Program’s image and ensures that our clients have a positive overall impression of the organization and Downtown San Diego.
·         Uniforms:  All work attire must be complete, clean, odor free, with no stains, rips, or holes.
o   DSDP vest with logo as approved by DSDP at the cost of Contractor.
o   Uniforms and vests will not be shared between employees.
o   Polo-style shirts or T-Shirts: Must be tucked in at all times.  Whether long sleeve or short sleeve, if visible from collar the shirt must be white or blue.  Explicit or suggestive language or images are forbidden.
o   Pants/Shorts: pants or shorts must not be ripped, worn, torn, or frayed. Pants and shorts must be worn above hip bone and should not be baggy or sagging.
o   Shoes: Shoes must be clean, in good repair and conform to the safety standards of your service.
o   Socks: Must wear black or white socks
o   Belt: Belts that are worn should coordinate and not pose a safety hazard.
o   Jewelry: Jewelry must not present a safety hazard.
 
·         Hygiene: Clean hygiene is expected.
 
·         Hair:  
o   Men:  Hair must be clean and styled to provide a conservative, neat appearance.  Long hair may not fall forward while performing normal job duties.  Extreme or bizarre hair colors are not permitted.  Facial hair must be neatly trimmed and give a professional appearance.
o   Women:  Hair must be clean and styled to provide a conservative, neat appearance.  Long hair may not fall forward while performing normal job duties.  Extreme or bizarre hair colors are not permitted.  Hair clips, ribbons, or bows that coordinate with uniform colors are acceptable.
 
·         Body Art:  Tattoos are acceptable, but may not be offensive, derogatory, racial, explicit, or gang related.
 
·         Cell Phone/Pagers:  While delivering contracted services personal cell phones, texting devices, pagers, or any other electronic communication devices should not be used unless it is related to the service provided.  Per California state law, a hands free device must be employed while driving and speaking on a cell phone.
 
·         Sunglasses: Sunglasses should have a conservative, professional appearance and be removed when performing customer services duties. Sunglasses may only be worn when conditions require.
 
Equipment:
·      All transportation equipment utilized in this contract shall be equipped with the Clean and Safe logo and possess a unique identification number.
·      Contractor shall possess or shall be able to obtain necessary replacement equipment and manpower to ensure that the work will be performed without regard to equipment failures or absenteeism of employees. 
·      Contractor shall ensure that there is enough equipment on-hand to eliminate any potential gaps in service.
  
Certification:
·      Contractor must be certified to perform scope of duties with RFP in accordance with all local, state and federal laws.
 
Neighborhoods:
Columbia:  The Columbia neighborhood is approximately 30 blocks and includes restaurants, high rise office buildings, hotels, residential units, and government agencies.  Many of the sidewalks have enhancements such as brick pavers and tiles. 
 
Core:  The Core Columbia neighborhood is approximately 42 blocks and includes high traffic areas, such as transit corridors, restaurants, banks, high rise office buildings, five star hotels, residential units, and government agencies such as courts, jails and City Hall.  Many of the sidewalks have enhancements such as brick pavers and tiles. 
 
            Gaslamp Quarter:  The Gaslamp Quarter is a 16 ½ block historic district with heavy foot and vehicle traffic.  It is comprised of retail establishments, fine dining restaurants, night clubs, residential units, five star hotels and office space.  The blocks in this neighborhood are 200 feet by 300 feet in length and the sidewalks are composed of brick pavers.  The sidewalks in this neighborhood have many obstructions such as trees, news racks, parking meters, utility boxes, and private patios. There are many outdoor patios in the Gaslamp Quarter; each patio is considered private property and each is the responsibility of the property / business owner.
 
            East Village:  The East Village is a 111 block area with a rapidly developing residential community, increasing commercial uses and is home to Petco Park.  It is currently home to several large commercial warehouses and a high concentration of social service providers.  As a result, it is significantly impacted by the homeless population and those seeking social services.  It has medium level foot traffic with expected increases as a result of the continuing residential and retail development.  During baseball season (81+ San Diego Padres home games every season) or special events, foot traffic in this area increases significantly. 
 
            Marina:  The Marina district is a 34 ½ block area with medium level foot traffic.  It is comprised predominantly of residential units with some retail and office space. It is home to several community parks and street level restaurants/cafés.  Several of the sidewalks are composed of enhanced tiles and pavers. 
 
Lighting Corridors: Exhibit A provides a detailed map of all lighting corridors, including the number of trees in each corridor. Quotes must provide a breakdown of costs for each neighborhood. 
 
Frequency: At any time and for any reason, the DSDP may request additional or less frequent tree maintenance services.
 
Subcontracting.  If the Contractor intends to use subcontractors, the Contractor shall submit a list of subcontractors for approval by DSDP and/or the Clean and Safe Program. Contractor may not subcontract 50% or more of the awarded contract work. Any such lists shall show the names of each subcontractor or supplier, describe the portions of the work or product that each provides and provide a detailed description of qualifications.  Without the approval of DSDP and/or the Clean and Safe Program, the Contractor shall not substitute any subcontractor or supplier in place of the subcontractors designated in the list.
 
Public Disclosure:  As a general rule, all documents received by the Downtown San Diego Partnership in connection with the PBID are considered public records and will be made available for public inspection and copying upon request.  If you consider any documents submitted with your response to be proprietary or otherwise confidential, please submit a written request for a determination of whether the documents can be withheld from public disclosure no more than ten (10) days prior to the due date of your response.  If you do not obtain a determination of confidentiality prior to the submittal deadline, any document(s) submitted will be subject to public disclosure.
 
Proposal Format and Content:  All respondents are required to submit three hard copies and an electronic submittal sent to the Executive Assistant Lise Marie Koershgen at lmkoerschgen@improvedtsd.org. The format is specified below.
 
1.      Cover Page – Include project title and company name, address and telephone number.
 
2.      Table of contents – Include a complete and clear listing of headings and pages to allow easy reference to key information.
 
3.      Cover Letter – The cover letter should be brief, and any changes to the format or deletions of requested material should be explained in the cover letter.  The cover letter should also include the title and signature of the company’s contact person for this procurement.  The signatory shall be a person with official authority to bind the company.
 
4.      Methods of Service – Describe the companies proposed methods and time schedule for performing the elements of the scope of work including specifications of all proposed equipment.
 
5.      Qualifications and Experience – One to three pages that outline past experience conducting safety services, a summary of past experiences and backgrounds of the individuals to be involved with providing the services under this contract.
 
6.      Schedule of Rates – This section shall contain the following:  proposed fee and schedule of rates.  Proposals submitted for the whole district must include fees and rates for each individual neighborhood.
 
7.      References – This section shall contain the following:  three to five past or current clients, performing this type of scope of work, with contact names and phone numbers.
 
8.      Insurance – Evidence that respondent maintains insurance policies as stated in the RFP.
 
9.      Other Information – List of all subcontractors to be involved with accomplishing the components listed in the scope or work, along with their credentials and background to perform under this contract.
 
Proposal Evaluation Criteria:  Proposals received will be evaluated according to the following criteria.
 
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver services requested
  • Proposed methods to accomplish work in a competent and timely manner
  • Specialized experience and technical competence
  • Ability to meet insurance requirements
  • Competitive fees and rates
  • Technology and equipment reliability
  • Ability to respond to, and resolve complaints in a timely manner
  • Excellent customer service
 
Proposal Schedule:
  • Pre-proposal Conference – May 8th, 2015, 1:00pm-2:00pm at the Clean & Safe office located at 1111 6th Ave, Suite 101, San Diego, CA 92101.
 
  • Deadline – Three hard copies and an electronic submittal shall be delivered no later than 12:00pm, Tuesday, May 12, 2015 to our office at:
     
Clean & Safe Program
1111 Sixth Avenue, Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92101
 
Terms and Conditions:  The issuance of this RFP does not commit the Downtown San Diego Partnership/PBID to award a contract, to pay any cost incurred in the preparation of a response to this request, or to procure a contract for services.  All respondents should note that the execution of any contract pursuant to this RFP is dependent upon the approval of the PBID Management Committee.  The Partnership retains the right to reject all submittals.  Selection is also dependent upon the negotiation of a mutually acceptable contract with the successful respondent.  Each submittal shall be valid for not less than ninety (90) days from the date of receipt.  Any contracts awarded as a result of this request will be effective June 6, 2015 for a period of twelve (12 months).
 
Contract Extension: At the sole discretion of the Downtown San Diego Partnership/PBID, any resulting contract may be extended on a year to year basis; however in no case shall the renewal extend beyond five years from the date of award of the original contract.
 
Insurance: The firm(s) selected to perform the work described in this RFP will be required to provide:
Liability Insurance.  The Contractor shall maintain throughout the period of this contract Commercial General Liability (CGL) and commercial umbrella insurance (if applicable to meet minimum limit requirement) with a limit of not less than $1 million ($1,000,000) per occurrence with $2 million ($2,000,000) in general aggregate.  CGL insurance shall be written on the most current version of ISO occurrence form CG 00 01 or a substitute form providing equivalent coverage, and shall cover liability arising from premises, operations, independent Contractors, products/complete operations, personal injury and advertising injury, and liability assumed under an insured contract (including the tort liability of another assumed in a business contract).  Any endorsements that restrict coverage will be submitted to DSDP for review.  DSDP and the City of San Diego and its respective elected officials, officers, employees, agents and representatives shall be included as an insured under the CGL, using ISO additional insured endorsement CG 2010 11/85 or a substitute providing equivalent coverage acceptable to DSDP, and under the commercial umbrella, if any.  This insurance shall apply as primary insurance with respect to any other insurance self-insurance programs afforded to DSDP.  Contractor waives all rights against DSDP and the City of San Diego and its respective elected officials, officers, employees, for recovery of damages to the extent these damages are covered by the commercial general liability or commercial umbrella liability insurance maintained pursuant to this Section.
 
Other Insurance.  Contractor shall maintain business auto liability and commercial umbrella liability insurance (if applicable to meet minimum requirement) with a limit of not less than $1 million ($1,000,000) combined single limit (CSL).  Such insurance shall cover liability arising out of any auto (including owned, hired, and non-owned autos).  Business auto coverage shall be written on ISO form CA 00 01 or a substitute form providing equivalent liability coverage.  If necessary, the policy shall be endorsed to provide contractual liability coverage equivalent to that provided in the 1990 and later editions of CA 00 01.  Contractor waives all rights against DSDP and its agents, officers, directors and employees for recovery of damages to the extent these damages are covered by the business auto liability or commercial umbrella liability insurance obtained pursuant to this Section.
 
Worker’s Compensation Insurance.  Contractor shall maintain worker’s compensation and employer’s liability insurance.  The Employer’s Liability Limits shall not be less that $1 million ($1,000,000) each accident for bodily injury by accident or $1 million ($1,000,000) each employee for bodily injury by disease.  Contractor waives all rights against DSDP and the City of San Diego and their respective elected officials, officers, employees, agents and representatives for recovery of damages to the extent these damages are covered by the worker’s compensation and employer’s liability insurance obtained pursuant to this Section.  Contractor shall provide the DSDP with a waiver of right to recover from others endorsement, Workers Comp Form WC 04 03 06 (Ed. 4-84), or its equivalent.
 
Insurance Companies.  All insurance companies providing coverage shall be licensed to do business in the State of California, and have a minimum rating published by A.M. Best & Company of A-VII or better.
 
Indemnity and Hold Harmless:  All services in connection with this Agreement shall be at the risk of Contractor, exclusively.  To the fullest extent allowed by law, Contractor shall indemnify, defend (with legal counsel reasonably satisfactory to DSDP and the Clean and Safe Program) and hold harmless the Indemnitees (defined below) from and against any and all Claims (as defined below).  Contractor’s obligation to defend and indemnify shall be triggered by the assertion of a Claim against any Indemnitee and shall apply whether or not the Contractor or any of the Contractor parties was negligent or otherwise at fault and whether or not the Claim has any merit.  However, Contractor shall not be obligated under this Agreement to indemnify any Indemnitee for any Claims arising from the sole negligence or willful misconduct of that Indemnitee.  Contractor’s obligation shall also include Claims based on duties, obligations, or liabilities imposed on the Indemnitees by statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law.  The indemnification obligation hereunder shall not be limited in any way by any limitation on the amount or type of damages, compensation, or benefits payable by or for Contractor or any Contractor Parties under works’ or workman’s compensation acts, disability benefit acts or other employee benefit acts.  For purposes of this Section, (a) a “Claim” is any claim, demand, obligation, cause of action, damage, loss, liability, mechanic’s lien, cost or expense (including, without limitation, attorney’s fees and costs and other litigation, mediation, or judicial reference expenses) whether based on tort, contract, or equitable principles, in any way rising from or in any way connected with the performance or nonperformance of this Agreement by Contractor’s or its employees, agents, independent contractors, suppliers, subcontractors, officers, directors, shareholders, representatives, affiliates, successors or assigns (collectively, “Contractor Parties”), and (b) the “Indemnitees” are DSDP and the City of San Diego and their respective elected officials, officers, employees, agents and representatives, its members, managers, shareholder, and affiliates, successors and assigns of all such parties. 
 
Equal Opportunity Program Requirements:  The City of San Diego and the Downtown San Diego Partnership are strongly committed to equal opportunity in the solicitation of professional service consultants.  To assure that consultants doing business with, or receiving funds from the City of San Diego, and the Downtown San Diego Partnership are equal opportunity contractors and employers, Respondents shall comply with requirements of San Diego Ordinance No. 18173, section 27.2701 through 22.2708.


Nondiscrimination Policy:  The respondent shall not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, or disability in the solicitation, selection, hiring or treatment of employees, subcontractors, vendors, or suppliers.
 
Partnership Contact:  The Downtown San Diego Partnership looks forward to receiving a submittal from your company, if you have any questions regarding this RFP, please direct them to:
Executive Director, Bahija Hamraz
Director of Operations, Alonso Vivas
Downtown San Diego Partnership
1111 Sixth Ave, Suite 101
San Diego, CA  92101
(619) 234-8900
bhamraz@improvedstd.org
avivas@improvedtsd.org

Attachments
 
Exhibit A – Click here to view the map of Downtown PBID District tree lighting corridors




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