Owner Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP V) Administration Services
The New Jersey Schools Development Authority (“NJSDA”) is seeking to engage a firm to administer the Owner
Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP V). The selected firm will be responsible for providing the services as outlined
in the Scope of Services and any additional services set forth in the selected firm’s Technical Proposal.
The NJSDA has a rolling capital program consisting of various types of school facilities projects (e.g., new
construction, addition, renovation projects). The NJSDA intends to purchase a new Owner Controlled Insurance
Program (OCIP V) that conservatively is expected to enroll eight (8) capital projects with an aggregate construction
cost estimate (“CCE”) of approximately $500 million, with the potential to enroll several additional construction
projects which could increase the aggregate CCE for the program to $800 million or greater. The NJSDA’s capital
projects have historically enrolled an average of 62 subcontractors over a 24-36 month construction duration.
OCIP V is estimated to become effective March 1, 2024 for project commencement and March 1, 2029 for project
Request for Proposals (“RFP”): A complete copy of the RFP, which outlines the steps required for participation in
this procurement, may be obtained at click here to view RFP. Proposals must be submitted in compliance with
and subject to all terms set forth in the RFP.
DPMC & NJSDA Prequalification Requirements: Not applicable; however, to be selected, a firm must be approved
for moral integrity, pursuant to a review by the New Jersey State Police, as set forth in the RFP.
Notice of Intent to Participate: The NJSDA will not hold a traditional pre-proposal conference for this
procurement. Any firm wishing to submit a Proposal must provide timely notice of their intent to participate in
the procurement by sending an e-mail message indicating such intent to Dave Kutch at email@example.com no later
than 2:00 PM Eastern Time on November 17, 2023. This notice is required in order to submit a Proposal but does
not bind a prospective proposer in any way. Failure to timely submit the notice of intent will result in NJSDA
rejecting any Proposal later submitted.
Questions from Interested Firms: Firms may submit written questions regarding this procurement to the NJSDA
by sending them by e-mail to Dave Kutch at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 2:00 PM Eastern Time on November
17, 2023. The questions and NJSDA answers will be provided via an addendum to the RFP to each firm that
submitted a timely e-mail message to Dave Kutch at email@example.com indicating their intent to participate in the
procurement. See RFP for details regarding advertisement and distribution of addenda.
Proposal Due Date: Proposals must be received by the NJSDA at its offices at 32 East Front Street, Trenton, NJ
08625, no later than 2:00 PM Eastern Time on December 8, 2023. Submissions will only be accepted when
delivered to NJSDA’s physical offices by hand delivery or trackable courier services such as Federal Express, UPS
or similar. Submission of Proposals through USPS postal services is not permitted, as delivery will be made to a
post office box and timely receipt cannot be validated.
Evaluation Criteria: Submissions that are not responsive will be rejected without evaluation. Responsive Technical
Proposals will be ranked pursuant to the following evaluation criteria:
1. Firm’s OCIP Administration Experience (30 points);
2. Key Team Members Experience and Qualifications (30 points); and
3. Approach to Providing the Required Scope of Services (40 points).
The Technical Proposal Score will be the Final Technical Score, except that, at its sole option, the Selection
Committee may conduct interviews with a shortlist of the three (3) firms receiving the highest Technical Proposal
Scores. Following the interviews, if any, firms will again be evaluated by Selection Committee members based on
Interview Criteria that are the same as those used in the evaluation of the Technical Proposals. Interview Scores
will then be averaged with the Technical Proposal Scores to arrive at a Final Technical Score for each firm. The
maximum Final Technical Score will be 100. Firms will be ranked in accordance with their Final Technical Score.
After all Final Technical Scores have been tabulated, the NJSDA will open all Fee Proposals. Using the Fee
Proposals as a guide, NJSDA staff will negotiate fair and reasonable fee in accordance with the process described
in the RFP.
Firms are required to comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27 et seq.
Date Advertised: November 2, 2023