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Request for Qualifications - Design/Build Services for Implementation of DRPA 800 MHZ Radio System Coverage in PATCO PA and NJ Tunnels

The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) hereby invites professional consulting engineering firms to submit a Statement of Qualifications for design/build services for implementation of DRPA 800 MHz radio system coverage in PATCO PA and NJ tunnels. Firms wishing to submit a Statement of Qualifications must demonstrate experience relating specifically to design/build services for railroad-tunnel communications projects.

The scope of construction work for this project shall include, but not be limited to: design and construction of a communications system that will enable DRPA and PATCO Police and Maintenance personnel to communicate from any location within the PA and NJ PATCO tunnels using the existing DRPA 800 MHz radio system. It is anticipated that this will be accomplished using RF-to-Fiber/Fiber-to-RF technology.

Six (6) copies of the written statement of qualifications and U.S. Government Form 330 must be received by the DRPA no later than 4:00 p.m. on August 21, 2008. The Statements of Qualifications should be addressed to Mr. William C. Brooks, P.E., Director of Engineering/Chief Engineer, Delaware River Port Authority, One Port Center, 2 Riverside Dr., Camden, NJ 08101-1949. The statement shall describe in three (3) pages or less the firm’s qualifications and experience and shall briefly describe similar type projects correctly completed for each firm submitting a Statement of Qualifications. The mailing envelope containing the Statement of Qualifications shall be labeled “STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS, DESIGN/BUILD SERVICES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF DRPA 800 MHZ RADIO SYSTEM COVERAGE IN PATCO PA AND NJ TUNNELS”.

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 DRPA has established MBE and WBE goals for this project. Prospective 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 bid or proposal is submitted.

This public advertisement constitutes the Delaware River Port Authority’s formal solicitation to determine the interest of qualified professional consulting firms in the afore-stated project.

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