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Request For Contractor Qualifications - Contract No. CB-19-2010 - Commodore Barry Bridge Structural And Lighting Improvements

Due No Later Than 4:00 P.M. On April 16, 2010

The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) hereby invites Prime Contractors to submit Statement of Contractor Qualifications in connection with the Authority’s plan to perform work under Contract No. CB-19-2010 Structural and Lighting Improvements.  The work to be completed consists of furnishing and installing an electrical surveillance system and lighting to the Commodore Barry Bridge located in Chester, PA and Bridgeport, NJ.  The work will also incorporate miscellaneous structural improvements.

It is the Authority’s intent to establish a list of pre-qualified Prime Contractors who are capable and experienced in similar construction projects.  The Statements of Contractor Qualifications will be used by the Authority to establish a list of pre-qualified Contractors to receive the Bid Documents.  Only those Contractors meeting the DRPA’s pre-qualification criteria will be eligible to receive the Bid Documents and submit a bid for the subject project.  In order to be pre-qualified, a Contractor must have demonstrated expertise in the scope of work herein described and demonstrated ability to manage and protect confidential / proprietary information.  There will be no debriefings for unsuccessful Contractors.

During the bidding process, the Contractors will be provided with certain information relating to the Authority’s activities and facilities which the DRPA regards as proprietary and/or confidential.  Consequently, the Contractor, Sub-Contractors, and staff utilized by the Contractor as part of this work, will be required to obtain Transportation Workers’ Identification Credential (hereinafter referred to as “TWIC”) cards and  sign a Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement in a form acceptable to the DRPA. A copy of the Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement will be provided to the pre-qualified firms for execution in advance of receiving the Bid Documents.

Contractors must demonstrate the appropriate capabilities and experience necessary to perform all work items included within the scope of the project.  Statement of Qualifications will be evaluated based on the following criteria: (1) company’s qualifications, credentials and recent relevant experience on similar projects; (2) experience and availability of the proposed Project Manager; (3) corporate ownership, history, financial stability and long-term viability of the Contractor and its subcontractors, if any; (4) quality of references on similar work performed in the past five years; (5) DBE participation and good faith efforts; (6) commitment and capacity to implement the contract over the full term of the work; (7) commitment and ability to meet the confidentiality requirements of the project.

Six (6) copies of a bound document each limited to 20 sheets, exclusive of covers and dividers shall be printed on the sheet (8- 1/2”x11”), double-spaced, and shall be addressed to Mr. Michael P. Venuto, P.E., P.L.S., Acting Director of Engineering/Chief Engineer, Delaware River Port Authority’s Engineering Office located on the 7th floor of One Port Center, 2 Riverside Drive, Camden, New Jersey 08101-1949, and received no later than 4:00 P.M. on April 16, 2010.  The Statement of Qualifications shall describe the Contractor’s qualifications in the areas mentioned above and shall briefly describe and provide references for ongoing or recently completed similar projects completed by the Contractor.  The responsibilities, qualifications and overall capabilities of each Contractor within a team must be demonstrated within the Statement of Qualifications.  Prior similar experience of key management staff assigned to this project should also be included.  Any submittal that is not received in the Authority by the above deadline shall be rejected as non-responsive.

This project will be funded with substantial assistance from the Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).  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 49 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.

This Notice for Request for Contractor Qualifications (RCQ) should not be construed as imposing any legal obligations on the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA).  The DRPA reserves the right to reject any and all RCQs or to alter or revoke any or all portions of the RCQ, in its sole discretion.  The provisions of the RCQ are made for the sole benefit of the DRPA and no rights shall be deemed to accrue by reason of the submission of any RCQ or by waiver or non-enforcement of any requirements of the RCQ or by any reason of any term or terms hereof.  All costs in connection with the submission of the RCQ shall be borne by the interested parties and are non-refundable.

By:    Michael P. Venuto, P.E., P.L.S.
          Acting Director of Engineering/Chief Engineer

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