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RFQ - WWB Design Services For Suspension Span Deck Replacement

The Delaware River Port Authority (Authority) hereby invites professional consulting engineering firms to submit a Statement of Qualification for providing design services related to the replacement of the deck of the Walt Whitman Bridge Suspension Spans and Anchorages. The scope of work shall include a review of existing information including the Walt Whitman Bridge Deck Condition Assessment Final Report (Year 2006); development of conceptual deck replacement alternatives along with a recommendation regarding the proposed deck replacement system(s) to be installed on the suspension span and over the anchorages; verification of existing field conditions and measurements; development of staging plans and sequence of construction; development of design plans and contract specifications for the proposed deck replacement system(s) along with cost estimates; and provide technical support services during construction. Firms submitting Statements of Qualifications must demonstrate capabilities and expertise related to the analysis and design of various types of bridge deck systems (including concrete-filled steel grid decks and orthotropic steel bridge decks) for long span suspension bridges. Six (6) copies of the written Statements of Qualifications (five (5) pages maximum) and plus U.S. Government Forms 254 and 255 (total submission 20 pages maximum including resumes of key staff) must be received by the Authority no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2, 2006. The Statements of Qualifications should be addressed to Mr. William C. Brooks, P.E., Acting Director of Engineering/Chief Engineer, Delaware River Port Authority, One Port Center, 2 Riverside Drive, Camden, New Jersey 08101. The Statement shall describe the firm's qualifications for the services desired and shall briefly describe similar type projects successfully completed by the firm/team. The mailing envelope containing the Statement of Qualifications shall be labeled, "Walt Whitman Bridge, Design Services for Suspension Span Deck Replacement." The Statement of Qualifications will be used by the Authority to establish a short list of consultants to receive a Request for Proposal. The Delaware River Port Authority is firmly committed to providing full and equal business opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age or non-job related disability. In that regard, the Delaware River Port Authority will affirmatively assure that minority and female-owned business enterprises are afforded equal opportunities to submit bids and/or proposals for consideration for all purchases and contracts issued in connection with this project. Prospective proposers should understand that the participation of certified MBEs and WBEs is a matter of great interest in the evaluation of all proposals. To that end, the Delaware River Port Authority has established MBE and WBE goals for this project. Proposers are not expected to name their MBE and WBE team members at the time they submit the Statement of Qualifications. However, MBE and WBE team members must be named, and commitment levels must be noted at the time the proposal is submitted. The public advertisement constitutes the Delaware River Port Authority's formal solicitation to determine the interest of qualified professional consulting firms in the aforestated project.

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