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Sealed proposals for Contract No. G-20-2008, One Port Center Structural Retrofit, will be received during normal business hours, at the office of the Director of Engineering/Chief Engineer in the Headquarters Building of the Delaware River Port Authority, One Port Center, 2 Riverside Drive, Camden, New Jersey, until 10:30 a.m. local time, November 25, 2008 and immediately taken to the Engineering Conference Room and publicly opened and read.

The scope of the construction work consists of structural retrofit of the lateral brace frames, installation of concrete mini-piles, and temporary relocation of the mechanical/electrical/plumbing/fire proofing systems that are affected by the structural retrofit.

The Delaware River Port Authority is firmly committed to providing equal employment and business opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or non-job related disability. In that regard, the Delaware River Port Authority purchase agreement issued, contract or subcontract entered into pursuant to this project, qualified and certified minority business enterprises (MBEs) and women business enterprises (WBEs) will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids and will not be discriminated against on grounds or race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or non-job disability in consideration for an award. Prospective bidders should understand that the participation of qualified and certified MBEs and WBEs is a matter of great interest in the evaluation of all bids. To that end, the DRPA has established MBE and WBE goals for this project. MBE and WBE team members must be named, and commitment levels must be noted at the time the bid is submitted.

A complete description of the work and full information for Contract Bidders is given in the Contract Documents. Copies of the Contract documents may be obtained by prospective bidders weekdays between 9:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m. at the Delaware River Port Authority’s Engineering Office located on the 7th floor of One Port Center, 2 Riverside Drive, Camden, New Jersey 08101-1949, on and after October 31, 2008.

A deposit of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or by check, made payable to the Delaware River Port Authority, will be required for each set of Contract Documents. Deposits will be refunded to anyone submitting a bid (limit of $400.00 for four sets). Deposits will not, under any circumstances, be refunded to individuals or companies not submitting bids to the Delaware River Port Authority. Contract documents cannot be ordered for delivery by mail.

A mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held starting at 10:00 a.m., local time on November 7, 2008 in the Engineering Conference Room located on the 7th Floor of One Port Center, 2 Riverside Drive, Camden, New Jersey. All bidders are strongly encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Meeting. All Bidders shall be expected to completely and thoroughly examine all Contract Documents to become fully aware of the project scope and requirements prior to submitting a bid.

The Authority will consider only those bids received from parties who have obtained Contract Documents directly from the Authority. Contract Documents are not transferable to other parties for bidding purposes. Bids received from firms whose names are not recorded by the Authority as having secured documents for this Contract will be rejected.

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