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RFQ - Design Services For PATCO Accessibility Improvements

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 Accessibility Improvements Project.

The Scope of Services the Authority requires shall include but is not limited to providing the proper design services to develop a final design package with which the Authority will solicit bids for the construction of passenger elevators at six (6) PATCO stations; Ashland, Haddonfield, Westmont, Collingswood, City Hall, and 12th - 13th & Locust Street. This work will include all design services required to develop drawings and specifications for heavy-duty, transit-class elevator systems including power, controls, communications, security systems, structural modifications to support the new elevators, architectural modifications, and related electrical and mechanical work.  The firm shall exhibit professional staff knowledgeable in elevators and accessibility improvements to transit stations, including experience with APTA guidelines for Heavy Duty Transportation System Elevator Design.  The consulting engineering firm will be expected to provide necessary architectural and engineering services for accomplishing all 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 April 26, 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 “Statement of Qualifications, Design Services for PATCO Accessibility Improvements”. 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.

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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