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RFQ - PATCO Track Circuit Modifications


The Delaware River Port Authority (Authority) hereby invites interested professional consulting engineering firms with railroad signaling experience on transit systems to submit a Statement of Qualification for providing engineering design and construction monitoring services for PATCO Track Circuit Modifications.

The Scope of Services the Authority requires shall include the review and verification of prior recommendations for modifications to speed codes on specific PATCO track circuits, based on a control-line analysis, and the development of detailed design drawings and specifications for the implementation of the required modifications, likely to be performed by PATCO forces.  The work shall also include the development of a verification-and-testing regime for the field implementation, overseeing and inspecting the field implementation, and the development of detailed as-built drawings.

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 with the firm’s name and “POLITICAL CONTRIBUTION FORM AND CERTIFICATION” along with your Statement of Qualifications. 

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 Tuesday, June 18, 2013.  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 “PATCO Track Circuit Modifications.”  The Statement of Qualifications shall describe, in five (5) pages or less, the qualifications of the firm and the key personnel on the project team and shall briefly describe similar consultation projects successfully completed in the last five (5) 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 and/or proposals 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.  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.

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

Vendor Political Contribution Form

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