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RFQ - Construction-Monitoring Services For Contract No. PATCO-14-2009, PATCO 3MW Woodcrest Substation

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 PM EDT on October 7, 2009.

The Delaware River Port Authority (Authority) hereby invites interested professional consulting engineering firms to submit a Statement of Qualification for providing construction-monitoring services for the PATCO 3MW Woodcrest substation construction.

The Scope of Services the Authority requires shall include all services including but not limited to inspection of all work, construction materials and work procedures to be used at the site to ensure compliance with the contract documents and other services as may be required to furnish complete construction-monitoring services of the highest quality (i.e. review of shop drawings, material submittals, project schedules, payments, and construction-staging plans; RFI response; approval of factory and field test procedures; change order processing; determination of substantial and final completion; preparation of as-built documents; assistance with contractor claims resolutions; conducting, taking and preparing progress-meeting minutes). The firm shall exhibit professional staff knowledgeable in providing construction monitoring services, with particular expertise in traction-power substations, and other applicable federal, state, and local requirements.

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 PM EDT on October 7, 2009. 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 “Statement of Qualifications – Construction-Monitoring Services for Contract PATCO-14-2009, PATCO 3MW Woodcrest Substation.”  The Statement of Qualifications shall describe, in five (5) pages or less, the qualifications of the firm and the key personnel on the team and shall briefly describe similar consultation projects successfully completed in the last five (5) 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.

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

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

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