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Contract No. PPC-20-2010 - Pennís Landing Ferry & Barge Rehabilitation & Terminal Upgrade

Due Until 2:30 p.m., local time, Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sealed Bids for Contract No. PPC-20-2010 Penn’s Landing Ferry & Barge Rehabilitation & Terminal Upgrade 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 2:30 p.m., local time, Tuesday, June 14, 2011 and immediately taken to the Engineering Conference Room and publicly opened and read.

The work to be completed under this contract includes the removal/demolition of the existing ferry terminal ticketing facilities at Penn’s Landing; structural repairs to the subgrade concrete deck platform; construction of a new ferry terminal ticketing facility and passenger waiting area (which includes both site built and prefabricated components); hardscaping; electrical and communication improvements; barge repairs (requires dry docking); and other miscellaneous activities.

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 Delaware River Port Authority, Division of Engineering, One Port Center, Seventh Floor, 2 Riverside Drive, Camden, New Jersey 08101, beginning Wednesday, May 18, 2011, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. through 12 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. through 4:00 p.m.  A payment of $200.00 by check or money order, made payable to the Delaware River Port Authority will be required for each set of Contract Documents.  Once purchased, no refunds will be given, even to firms submitting bids.  Contract Documents cannot be ordered nor delivered by mail.

This contract is subject to a financial assistance contract between the Delaware River Port Authority and the U.S. Department of Transportation.  The Contractor will be required to comply with all applicable Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Laws and Regulations.  All bidders will be required to certify that they are not on the Comptroller General’s list of ineligible contractors.

The project will be funded with substantial assistance from the federal Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Transit Administration (FTA).  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.

A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held starting at 10:00 a.m., local time, on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 in the 7th Floor West Conference Room of One Port Center, 2 Riverside Drive, Camden, New Jersey 08101.  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, PE, PLS
 Director of Engineering/Chief Engineer
 Phone: 856.968.2062

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