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Request For Qualifications (RFQ) - Design Services For Pennís Landing Ferry Terminal Upgrade

Due No Later Than 4:00 p.m. On Friday, September 5, 2008

The Delaware River Port Authority (Authority) hereby invites interested professional consulting engineering firms to submit a Statement of Qualifications for design services for the Penn’s Landing Ferry Terminal.  This work includes improvements and upgrades to the existing floating barge, environmental evaluation, ADA improvements, waiting area structure, upgrade of the existing lighting and electrical systems, and landscape improvements.

The Scope of Services the Authority requires shall include but not limited to all design activities required to prepare bid documents for upgrading the existing ferry terminal.  Additionally, construction phase services will be required which shall include, but not be limited to, attending pre-bid conferences, fielding questions, preparing Bulletins, reviewing bids and bidders. The firm shall exhibit professional staff knowledgeable in providing maritime structure upgrades plus other applicable federal, state, and local requirements. The consulting engineering firm will be expected to provide fully developed methodologies for accomplishing all the above mentioned work.

Six (6) copies of the written Statement of Qualifications and U.S. Government Forms SF330 must be received by the Authority no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 5, 2008. The Statement 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 Drive, P.O. Box 1949, Camden, New Jersey 08101. The mailing envelope containing the Statement of Qualifications shall be labeled "Penn’s Landing Ferry Terminal Upgrade". The Statement of Qualifications shall describe, in three (3) pages, the qualifications of the firm and the key personnel’s experience providing design services in the areas of maritime facility design.  The qualifications must also include upgrade and improvement work successfully completed in the last five years by the firm and the key personnel. The Statement of Qualifications will be used by the Authority to establish a short list of consultants to receive a Request for Proposal and to engage a consultant for this project.

This contract is subject to a financial assistance contract between the Delaware River Port Authority and the U.S. Department of Transportation.  The Consultant will be required to comply with all applicable Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Laws and Regulations.  All bidders will be required to certify that they are not on the Comptroller General's list of ineligible contractors.

This project will be funded with substantial assistance from the federal Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Transit Administration (FTA).  As a condition of receiving this assistance, the Delaware River Port Authority has signed an assurance not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, or sex in the award and performance of any DOT-assisted contract or in the administration of its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE Program).  The Delaware River Port Authority has established a DBE Program that complies with the DOT's Final Rule at 40 CFR Part 26.  The Delaware River Port Authority further assures that it will take all necessary and reasonable steps to ensure discrimination does not take place in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts or subcontracts.  Firms responding to this advertisement are hereby advised that the use of DBE firms will be carefully reviewed and evaluated in the contract award process.

By:  William C. Brooks, P.E.
       Director of Engineering/Chief Engineer
       Phone: 856-968-2062
       Camden, New Jersey

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