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RFB - Contract No. G-21-2010 - Walt Whitman Bridge And Benjamin Franklin Bridge Standpipe Testing

Due Until 2:00 p.m., Local Time, May 25, 2010

Sealed Bids for Contract No. G-21-2010, Walt Whitman Bridge and Benjamin Franklin Bridge Standpipe Testing will be received during normal business hours at the office of the Director of Engineering/Chief Engineer, Delaware River Port Authority, One Port Center, Seventh Floor, 2 Riverside Drive, Camden, New Jersey 08101, until 2:00 p.m., local time, May 25, 2010 and immediately taken to the Engineering Conference Room and publicly opened and read.

The work to be completed under this purchase order Contract is for the testing of all existing standpipes for both the Walt Whitman Bridge located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the City of Gloucester, New Jersey and for the Ben Franklin Bridge located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the City of Camden. These bridges currently have a manual - dry standpipe system that is connected from the ground below, or from the Walt Whitman Bridge Pennsylvania tower and the Ben Franklin Bridge Pennsylvania and New Jersey towers.  The work of this Contract includes pressurized standpipe testing, treatment of piping, Microbiological Influenced Corrosion (MIC) testing of the municipal water supplies and submittal of test results. 

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 at the office of the Authority, Division of Engineering, One Port Center, Seventh Floor, 2 Riverside Drive, Camden, New Jersey 08101, beginning April 20, 2010, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. through 4:00 p.m.  A deposit of $ 100.00 by check or money order, 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. 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 nor delivered by mail.

The DRPA is firmly committed to providing equal employment and business opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or non-job related disability. In that regard, the DRPA will affirmatively assure that, in regard to any DRPA agreement contract or subcontract entered into pursuant to this matter, 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 of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or non-job related disability in consideration for an award.

A mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held starting at 9:00 a.m., local time on May 11, 2010 in the 7th Floor West Conference Room of One Port Center, 2 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08101. A mandatory site visit is scheduled immediately following 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.

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

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