Attention prospective RFP bidders: Questions and answers are now available

Date Posted: Friday, March 9th, 2018
Consulting services strategic planning bid #18-001
Questions regarding proposals are now available

The Dover / Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking priced proposals from qualified consultants to undertake a variety of “on-call” assignments in support of the MPO’s strategic planning initiative that will result in the implementation of a transportation, land use, and economic development strategy for Kent County.

Questions about the project were due in writing by noon Wednesday, March 7, 2018to Cathy Samardza, Executive Secretary, by e-mail at

Bidders’ questions and answers are now available in PDF format: RFP Q & A.


Questions and answers also are available on this page in long format:

Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization
Request for Proposal (RFP) Questions and Answers regarding the
BID #18-001


Question: In the RFP on page 1, 2nd paragraph, it states that the proposal are to “be sent to the Dover /Kent County MPO via U.S. mail at P.O. Box 383, Dover, Delaware 19903, by 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.” Since we can’t control the delivery thru the USPS to a P.O. Box, can the proposals be delivered directly to the MPO at: 1783 Friends Way, 3rd Floor, Camden, DE, 19934.

Response: Should you prefer to deliver it to the office, yes you may do that.


Question: On Page 6 of the RFP under COMPANY TRADE SECRETS, it states that firms are to designate those items that are considered “trade secrets”. Can a redacted copy of the proposal be submitted to address this issue?

Response: Yes. The “Company Trade Secrets” section of the RFP is meant to notice offerers or bidders that their written responses fall under Delaware FOIA rules. As such and in compliance with Delaware Title 6, Subtitle II, Chapter 20, elements or parts of submitted documentation which meets the definition of a “Trade secret” in section 2001(4) must be identified. Offorers and bidders are not required to submit their trade secrets but need to identify any parts of their submission which they consider as trade secrets and which also meet the definition annotated in Delaware State Code. A redacted copy of the offers or bidders proposal may be submitted or a copy which contains no trade secrets may also be submitted. The bottom line is that the submitted proposals and information therein will be evaluated using the criteria described on page 9 in the RFP.