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Contract No. BF-33-2011 - Benjamin Franklin Bridge Philadelphia Anchorage 5KV Switchgear Replacement

Sealed Bids for Contract No. BF-33-2011, Benjamin Franklin Bridge Philadelphia Anchorage 5kV Switchgear Replacement will be received during normal business hours at the office of the Director of Engineering/Chief Engineer, Delaware River Port Authority (“the Authority”), One Port Center, Seventh Floor, 2 Riverside Drive, Camden, New Jersey 08101, until 2 PM, local time, August 30, 2011 and immediately taken to the Engineering Conference Room and publicly opened and read.

The work to be completed under this contract consists of the replacement of 13.2KV utility-feed and 5KV distribution switchgear within the Philadelphia anchorage of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.

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 July 26, 2011, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. through 12:00 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 issued, even to firms submitting bids.  Contract documents cannot be ordered nor delivered by mail.

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 for consideration for all purchases and contracts issued in connection with this project. Prospective bidders 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.  MBE and WBE team members must be named, and commitment levels must be noted at the time the bid is submitted.

A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held starting at 10:30 AM, local time on August 3, 2011 in the 7th Floor Conference Room of One Port Center, 2 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08101.  A mandatory site visit will occur after the mandatory 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.

DELAWARE RIVER PORT AUTHORITY
By: Michael P. Venuto, P.E., P.L.S.
Director of Engineering/Chief Engineer
Phone:  856-968-2062


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