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RFQ - Out Of Home Advertising Consulting Services

The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) hereby invites the submission of Statements of Qualification by consulting firms with experience and expertise in the conduct of Outdoor Advertising Programs.

I. BACKGROUND

The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) is a regional transportation agency serving Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey.  The DRPA owns and operates four major toll bridge crossings of the Delaware River, the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry, and Betsy Ross bridges.  The Authority’s transit subsidiary, PATCO, operates a rapid transit line providing public transport service between Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.  The DRPA owns the River Link Ferry System.

The DRPA is using this request for qualifications to identify the most qualified Consultant to provide a turnkey solution for its out of home advertising assets, including, but not limited to, inventory DRPA assets, prepare Requests for Proposals, assist in evaluating proposals, negotiate agreements, investigate and recommend new outdoor advertising technologies and concepts, prepare presentations, participate in pre bid meetings, develop strategies and provide DRPA with industry best practices in regard to the management of its outdoor advertising program. The Consultant shall strive to maximize the revenues generated by the DRPA Outdoor Advertising Program by upgrading existing assets and developing new assets on DRPA Properties.  Compensation for the successful consultant will be based on a percentage of additional revenue generated from existing assets and revenue from new assets.

The Consultant shall assist and advise DRPA in soliciting proposals from qualified firms interested in contracting with DRPA in order to design, install, market and maintaining outdoor advertising on DRPA property.

II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• Proven history of working with Federal, State and Local  governmental agencies/authorities
• Minimum of five (5) years of outdoor industry experience, ten  (10) years preferred
• Lack of conflict of interest in dealing with firms or  individuals who are likely to respond to an RFP for outdoor  advertising

III. CONTENT OF RFQ RESPONSE

Respondents’ Statement of Qualifications for this project shall not exceed ten (10) pages.  Submissions should, at a minimum, describe the following:

1. Complete overview of the firm including, but not limited to:
• Name and address of firm
• Telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address for project  procurement related inquiries
• Name of principal contact
• Number of years experience in outdoor advertising consulting  and procurement services.
• Resumes of Key Personnel
2. For each of the governmental authorities for whom you have  provided consulting services, please provide the following
• Name and address of firm
• Telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address for project  procurement related inquiries
• Name of principal contact
• Detailed description of the services provided
• Estimate of yearly out of home advertising revenue generated by  this firm for each such governmental entity

IV. RESPONSE TO THIS REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

The submittal shall be limited to ten (10) pages, not including detailed resumes of Key Personnel.

Eight (8) copies of the written Statement of Qualifications must be received by the Authority no later than 3:00 p.m. local time on Thursday, March 29, 2012. The Statement of Qualifications should be addressed to Mr. Howard Korsen, Manager, Contract Administration, 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 “Out of Home Advertising Consulting Services”.  The Statement of Qualifications shall describe, in ten (10) pages or less, (not including detailed resumes of Key Personnel), the qualifications of the firm and the key personnel’s experience providing the aforementioned energy consulting services. FAXED OR E-MAIL REQUESTS FOR QUALIFICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. LATE REQUESTS FOR QUALIFICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.The phone number to use for express delivery services is (856) 968-2083.  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 DRPA 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 DRPA will affirmatively assure that minority and female-owned business enterprises are afforded equal opportunities to submit bids and/or proposals for consideration for all purchases and contracts issued in connection with this project. This public advertisement constitutes the Delaware River Port Authority’s formal solicitation to determine the interest of qualified professional consulting firms in the stated project

This public advertisement constitutes the DRPA’s formal solicitation to determine the interest of qualified firms in the aforementioned project.

 


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