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RFQ - Professional Land Surveying Services For Outbound/Topographic Survey For Port Authority Transit Corporation And Geographical Information System For The Delaware River Port Authority

The Delaware River Port Authority (Authority) hereby invites interested professional consulting engineering firms to submit a Statement of Qualification for providing engineering services for the Outbound/Topographic Survey for the Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO) and Geographical Information System (GIS) for the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA).

The Scope of Services the Authority wishes to engage the services of a surveying and mapping firm to conduct an outbound survey of the land comprising the Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO) transit system.  Since the property lies in both the State of New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, professional registration to practice land surveying in both jurisdictions will be a requirement.  All work must be accomplished according to current ALTA/ACSM standards.  Current standards for field closures, office procedures, and deed research will apply.  A formal Surveyor’s Report must be prepared and a database of information pertinent to its holdings and topographic features will be required.  In addition to the Outbound Survey, the Authority wishes to have the selected consultant develop a Geographic Information System for the DRPA facilities.  In order to develop the GIS, the selected consultant will utilize information developed from the PATCO Outbound Survey as well as information and data from previous Outbound Surveys for the Betsy Ross, Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, and Commodore Barry Bridges and additional DRPA properties.

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 pm on Thursday, October 11, 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 “Professional Land Surveying Services for the Outbound/ Topographic Survey for the Port Authority Transit Corporation and Geographical Information System for the Delaware River Port Authority”.  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 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.  Proposers are not expected to name their MBE and WBE team members at the time they submit the Statement of Qualifications.  However, MBE and WBE team members must be named, and commitment levels must be noted at the time the proposal is submitted.

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.


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