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RFQ - Design Services For PATCO Right-Of-Way (Row) Embankment Restoration, Drainage Improvements And Retaining Walls Rehabilitation

The Delaware River Port Authority (Authority) hereby invites interested professional consulting engineering firms to submit a Statement of Qualification for providing engineering design services for the PATCO Right-of-Way Embankment Restoration, Drainage Improvements and Retaining Walls Rehabilitation.

The Scope of Services the Authority requires shall include but not be limited to performing engineering services required for investigation, evaluation, testing, environmental permitting, and design of the most cost effective alternatives for work associated with the restoration of embankment slopes, drainage improvements, and retaining wall repairs at various locations along on the PATCO transit system in New Jersey.  The work shall also include preparing contract specifications and drawings for performing the recommended work under a construction contract.  The consulting firm will be expected to provide fully developed methodologies for accomplishing all of the above mentioned work.

Six (6) copies of the written Statement of Qualifications and U.S. Government Forms SF330 must be received by the Authority no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15, 2011.  Faxed or e-mail Statement of Qualifications will not be accepted.  Late Statement of Qualifications will not be accepted.  The Statement of Qualifications should be addressed to Mr. Michael P. Venuto, P.E., P.L.S., Director of Engineering/Chief Engineer, Delaware River Port Authority, One Port Center, 2 Riverside Drive, P.O. Box 1949, Camden, New Jersey 08101.  The mailing envelope containing the Statement of Qualifications shall be labeled “Statement of Qualifications, Design Services for PATCO ROW Embankment Restoration, Drainage Improvements and Retaining Walls Rehabilitation”.  The Statement of Qualifications shall describe, in five (5) pages or less, the qualifications of the firm and the key personnel on the design team and shall briefly describe similar consultation projects successfully completed in the last five years by the firm and the key personnel.  The Statement of Qualifications will be used by the Authority to establish a short list of consultants to receive a Request for Proposal and to engage a consultant for this project.

This 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.

This public advertisement constitutes the Delaware River Port Authority’s formal solicitation to determine the interest of qualified Professional Engineering firms in the aforementioned project.

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

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