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RFQ - Ben Franklin Bridge South Walkway Bicycle & Pedestrian Ramp

The Delaware River Port Authority (Authority) hereby invites interested professional consulting architectural/engineering firms to submit a Statement of Qualification for providing design services for the BFB South Walkway Bicycle & Pedestrian Ramp.

The Scope of Services the Authority requires shall include but not be limited to all design activities required to develop a detailed design for the proposed bicycle/pedestrian ramp located on the south side of the Bridge in Camden, NJ.  The ramp will replace the existing stairway to improve bicycle and pedestrian access between Philadelphia and Camden.  The architectural/engineering design services shall include, but not be limited to site investigation, field survey, preliminary design alternatives, cost estimates and recommendations, final design, and preparing complete contract documents with which the Authority may solicit construction bids.  The firms shall exhibit professional staff knowledgeable of bridge structural, architectural, and bicycle/pedestrian facility design.

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 Wednesday, March 7, 2012.  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 “BFB South Walkway Bicycle & Pedestrian Ramp”.  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.

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 proposers 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.  Prospective proposers are not expected to name their MBE and WBE team member at the time they submit the Statement of Qualifications.

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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