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RFQ - Walt Whitman Bridge Design Services For Painting Suspension Span And Towers

The Delaware River Port Authority (Authority) hereby invites interested consulting firms to submit a Statement of Qualifications for providing Design Services for Painting the Walt Whitman Bridge Suspension Span and Towers.

The Scope of Services the Authority requires shall include, but not be limited to, all design activities necessary to prepare bid documents for the painting of the Walt Whitman Bridge Suspension Span and Towers.  Design services include an assessment of the condition of the existing coatings; determination of toxic metal concentrations; containment design for the Towers and stiffening trusses; coordination with state, federal and local environmental agencies; developing engineer’s cost estimate; and preparing the contract specifications and drawings.  Additionally, the work will include, but not be limited to, attending pre-bid conference, preparing Bulletins, evaluate bidder qualifications and reviewing bids.  The firm shall exhibit professional staff knowledgeable and experienced in providing bridge painting design work.

The Authority’s Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution stating Consultants seeking contracted work must be prevented from influencing the vendor selection process.  In order to be considered, the attached Political Contribution Form and the Certification must be completed and submitted in a separately sealed envelope labeled “POLITICAL CONTRIBUTION FORM AND CERTIFICATION” (link below) along with your Statement of Qualifications. 

Six (6) copies of the written Statement of Qualifications and U.S. Government Form SF330 must be received by the Authority no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2012.  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, NJ  08101-1949.  The mailing envelope containing the Statement of Qualifications shall be labeled “Design Services for Painting the Walt Whitman Bridge Suspension Span and Towers”.  The Statement of Qualifications shall describe in three (3) pages or less (US Government Form SF330 excluded from the aforementioned three page limitation), the qualifications of the firm and the key personnel’s experience providing design services in the areas mentioned above.  The qualifications must also include similar work successfully completed 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 ultimately 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.  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 Authority’s formal solicitation to determine the interest of qualified consulting firms in the aforementioned project.

Political Contribution Form


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

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