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WATER/WASTEWATER CENTRAL SCADA SYSTEM SOFTWARE PLATFORM

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Water Resources
Project ID:  230
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Questions and clarifications about the project

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1. Vendor Jun 11 2019 at 4:53 PM

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    Anonymous Jun 11 2019 at 4:53 PM
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    Are you looking for a factory only response for the software and support. Or are distributors and third party vendors being allowed to bid.
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    Denise Mixon Jun 26 2019 at 5:52 PM
    City of Santa Monica
    Any party is invited to submit a proposal. It is City preference that technical support and software patches/updates are provided directly by the software platform developer.

2. Site visit request Jun 12 2019 at 4:03 PM

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    Anonymous Jun 12 2019 at 4:03 PM
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    Is it possible to arrange site visit prior to submitting the response to RFP?
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    Denise Mixon Jun 26 2019 at 5:52 PM
    City of Santa Monica
    There will be no site visits preceding the proposal deadline.

3. Existing SCADA Software Jun 17 2019 at 5:49 PM

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    Anonymous Jun 17 2019 at 5:49 PM
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    What is the current SCADA software and version that is currently in use by the City?
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    Denise Mixon Jun 26 2019 at 5:52 PM
    City of Santa Monica
    The City currently uses Standalone Intouch 2012 R2 (version 10.6).

4. No subject Jun 17 2019 at 6:04 PM

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    Anonymous Jun 17 2019 at 6:04 PM
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    No Labor Costs can be included in the proposal...How will the Labor Costs for Programming be handled, internally by the City's Team, or will a separate RFP be released for this, and when?
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    Denise Mixon Jun 26 2019 at 5:52 PM
    City of Santa Monica
    Labor will be conducted both internally by the City's team and as part of an existing contract for professional services. This RFP pertains only to the software platform to be used and its capabilities that can be leveraged by the City (i.e. "goods").

5. No subject Jun 18 2019 at 3:33 PM

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    Anonymous Jun 18 2019 at 3:33 PM
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    How are the local historian tags expected to be distributed among the 3 existing facilities and among the future facility?
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    Denise Mixon Jun 26 2019 at 5:52 PM
    City of Santa Monica
    Each facility should have approximately 20,000 historian tags allocated to it. If local historian tags are different from central historian tags, then the local historian tags should also be added and included in the proposal and pricing.

6. No subject Jun 18 2019 at 3:35 PM

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    Anonymous Jun 18 2019 at 3:35 PM
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    Are the conccurent SCADA application users and the concurrent historian client users being used by some of the same employees?
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    Denise Mixon Jun 26 2019 at 5:52 PM
    City of Santa Monica
    Yes, employees may use either a SCADA application or a historian client, or both simultaneously. Concurrent access should be allowed up to the counts laid out in this RFP.

7. No subject Jun 18 2019 at 3:36 PM

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    Anonymous Jun 18 2019 at 3:36 PM
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    Is limited data retrieval acceptable at the major facilities with full data retrieval capabilities at the central Historian?
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    Denise Mixon Jun 26 2019 at 5:52 PM
    City of Santa Monica
    Yes, that is acceptable. A minimum two weeks of local data retrieval must be available. However, it is preferred to have unlimited data retrieval at all levels.

8. No subject Jun 18 2019 at 3:39 PM

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    Anonymous Jun 18 2019 at 3:39 PM
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    Is a stand-alone SQL database acceptable in place of a Historian?
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    Denise Mixon Jun 26 2019 at 5:53 PM
    City of Santa Monica
    Such a substitution may be included as an option.

9. No subject Jun 20 2019 at 5:46 PM

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    Anonymous Jun 20 2019 at 5:46 PM
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    Please provide us with a copy of the City's SCADA Master Plan.
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    Denise Mixon Jun 26 2019 at 5:53 PM
    City of Santa Monica
    The City is unable to provide the SCADA Master Plan as it contains confidential information. The information needed to submit a proposal is included in the RFP.

10. No subject Jun 20 2019 at 6:10 PM

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    Anonymous Jun 20 2019 at 6:10 PM
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    Does the City have a particular format for the pricing schedule?
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    Denise Mixon Jun 26 2019 at 5:53 PM
    City of Santa Monica
    The City's preference is to execute a 5 year contract with an option to renew for an additional 5 year term. Support for the initial term and subsequent renewal term would be paid on an annual basis.

11. Drivers Jun 20 2019 at 9:20 PM

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    Anonymous Jun 20 2019 at 9:20 PM
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    On Page 4, under B Software Requirements, line 11 – the word etc is open to interpretation, exactly what other drivers are needed?
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    Denise Mixon Jun 26 2019 at 5:53 PM
    City of Santa Monica
    The City currently uses Allen Bradley CIP OPC-UA drivers to poll all data from PLCs and integrate into the SCADA. If there are other drivers which would add value, those may be discussed and included in the proposal.

12. Redundancy Jun 20 2019 at 9:23 PM

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    Anonymous Jun 20 2019 at 9:23 PM
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    Where is redundancy required? At the City Hall level only?
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    Denise Mixon Jun 26 2019 at 5:53 PM
    City of Santa Monica
    Redundancy is required at the central SCADA server level (City Hall) and also at the local level (for each major facility).

13. Business License Jun 20 2019 at 9:29 PM

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    Anonymous Jun 20 2019 at 9:29 PM
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    Is a business license required to qualify a proposal, or is it only needed for the selected proposal?
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    Denise Mixon Jun 26 2019 at 5:53 PM
    City of Santa Monica
    A business license is not required to qualify a proposal. It is only required for the selected proposal.

14. SCADA Implementation Jun 20 2019 at 9:31 PM

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    Anonymous Jun 20 2019 at 9:31 PM
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    If no labor is to be included with the proposal, how will the SCADA system be implemented, or training conducted?
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    Denise Mixon Jun 26 2019 at 5:53 PM
    City of Santa Monica
    The SCADA programming and associated integration will be implemented under a separate contract. This RFP pertains only to the software platform to be used and its capabilities that can be leveraged by the City (i.e. "goods").

15. Contract Objective Jun 20 2019 at 10:12 PM

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    Anonymous Jun 20 2019 at 10:12 PM
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    Is it the City's intention that the resultant contract will be a Design/Build SCADA system for a fixed price with milestone payments?
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    Denise Mixon Jun 26 2019 at 5:53 PM
    City of Santa Monica
    The resultant contract from this RFP is only for the software platform to be used and its capabilities that can be leveraged by the City (i.e. "goods"). Proposers may include value-added features as options if they desire; however, the City is not looking for labor, programming, or integration with this RFP.

16. Labor for Installation Jun 20 2019 at 10:18 PM

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    Anonymous Jun 20 2019 at 10:18 PM
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    Section I.A. indicates that, "No labor shall be included as part of the proposal." Exhibit A, Item 6.2, refers to "software installation" and Item 6.3 indicates Services Component. It appears that there is a conflict in the RFP between Section I and Exhibit A. Please clarify whether bidders are performing the installation of the software.
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    Denise Mixon Jun 26 2019 at 5:53 PM
    City of Santa Monica
    To clarify, no labor is to be included. Exhibit A is a generic City of Santa Monica software purchase contract - the resultant contract from this RFP will be tailored specifically to the needs and agreements outlined between the City and the successful Proposer.

17. Proposal Deadline Jun 20 2019 at 10:20 PM

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    Anonymous Jun 20 2019 at 10:20 PM
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    We request that the City provide a period of at least two weeks following the release of their responses to bidder's questions.
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    Denise Mixon Jun 26 2019 at 5:53 PM
    City of Santa Monica
    The City will provide ample time to update proposals accordingly between the release of responses to Q&A and the proposal due date. Proposals are due July 11, 2019 by 5pm.

18. Network Communications Jun 20 2019 at 10:23 PM

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    Anonymous Jun 20 2019 at 10:23 PM
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    How does the SCADA system communicate to the various locations (fiber; cellular, wireless radios, etc.) ? Is this another area that the City wants the bidder's to address in our proposal?
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    Denise Mixon Jun 26 2019 at 5:53 PM
    City of Santa Monica
    Fiber is used for communication between all major facilities and the central SCADA server. There is no need to address physical communications media in the proposal.