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RFQ - Transit Safety & Security Services

The Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO), a subsidiary of the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA), hereby invites transit safety and security professional consulting firms to submit Letters of Interest and Statements of Qualifications in support of DRPA/PATCO’s efforts regarding system safety and security matters. DRPA/PATCO provides heavy rail rapid transportation services between Lindenwold, New Jersey, and Center City Philadelphia. It operates under State Safety Oversight regulations and requirements of the Federal Transit Administration and the Transportation Security Administration. Interested firms may visit PATCO’s website at www.ridepatco.org to obtain additional information regarding DRPA/PATCO’s operations and facilities. DRPA/PATCO will develop a short list of firms based on its evaluation of the qualification of the firms responding to this Request for Qualifications. Selected firms will receive a Request for Proposals for providing safety and security services to DRPA/PATCO. Only those firms that can demonstrate that they have extensive experience with providing similar services to other transit systems will be considered to receive a Request for Proposal. Firms must have extensive knowledge, experience, and expertise in the following areas: -Legislation, requirements, best operational practices, and human factors which relate to PATCO safety and security -Developing and writing required safety and security plans, procedures, and protocols -Implementation of safety and security plans -Monitoring of safety and security plans -Auditing of safety and security programs -Developing, writing and implementation of emergency response and management plans and procedures -Creating, disseminating and updating employee training programs on safety, security, and emergency awareness and procedures -Creating, conducting and critiquing emergency preparedness exercises and drills -Developing, writing and implementing emergency evacuation procedures Six copies of Statements of Qualifications must be received by DRPA/PATCO no later than 3:00 PM p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2007. Statements of Qualifications should be addressed to: Howard Korsen Manager, Contract Administration Delaware River Port Authority Two Riverside Drive PO Box 1949 Camden, NJ 08101 DRPA/PATCO is firmly committed to providing full and equal business opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or non-job related disability. In that regard, DRPA/PATCO 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 and will not be discriminated against on grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or non-job related disability in consideration for an award.. This public advertisement constitutes the DRPA/PATCO formal solicitation to determine the interest of qualified professional consulting firms in the afore-stated project.

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