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RFQ - Construction Monitoring Services For Contract No. BF-31-2010 - Benjamin Franklin Bridge Structural Improvements

Due No Later Than 4:00 P.M. on November 15, 2010

The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) hereby invites professional consulting engineering firms to submit a Statement of Qualifications for Construction Monitoring Services for Contract No. BF-31-2010, Benjamin Franklin Bridge Structural Improvements.  This work will include but is not limited to installation of main cable and suspender rope casing, including ancillary work necessary to facilitate installation.

The scope of Services the Authority requires includes, but is not limited to: schedule and cost control, construction inspection, inspection reporting and document control, request for information, submission review, field engineering, review of contractor-proposed substitutions and changes, contract document interpretation and issue resolution, change order processing, progress payment processing, determination of substantial and final completion, preparation of As-Built documents, assistance with contractor claims resolutions, and conducting project meetings.

During the course of this work, the consultant 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 Consultant and staff utilized by the Consultant as part of this work, will be required to obtain Transportation Workers’ Identification Credential (“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 short-listed firms for execution in advance of receiving the request for Proposal.

Six (6) copies of the written Statements (three “3" pages maximum) of Qualifications and U.S. Government Form SF330 must be received by the Authority no later than 4:00 P.M. on November 15, 2010.  The Statements of Qualification should 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.  The Statement shall describe the firm’s qualifications in the area of construction inspection services as related to structural bridge repair projects, and shall briefly describe similar type projects successfully completed by the firm.  The mailing envelope containing the Statement of Qualifications shall be labeled “Statement of Qualifications, Construction Monitoring Services for Contract No. BF-31-2010, Benjamin Franklin Bridge Structural Improvements.”  The Statement of Qualifications will be used by the Authority to establish a short list of consultants to receive a Request for Proposal.

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 proposals 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 proposers should understand that the participation of qualified and 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.  MBE and WBE team members must be named, and commitment levels must be noted at the time the proposal is submitted.

This public advertisement constitutes the DRPA’s formal solicitation to determine the interest of qualified professional consulting firms in the afore stated project.

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

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