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Contract No. CB-29-2014 - Commodore Barry Bridge Administration Building Switchgear Replacement

Date of Bid Opening: March 31, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.

Mandatory Pre-bid meeting starting at 10 a.m. local time on March 10, 2015, at the Commodore Barry Bridge Administration Building

Sealed Bids for Contract No. CB-29-2014, Commodore Barry Bridge Administration Building Switchgear Replacement will be received during normal business hours at the office of the Chief Engineer, Delaware River Port Authority, One Port Center, Seventh Floor, 2 Riverside Drive, Camden, New Jersey 08101, until 10:30 am, local time, March 31, 2015 and immediately taken to the Engineering Conference Room and publicly opened and read.

The work to be completed under this contract consists of all work required to provide a new electrical distribution system for the Commodore Barry Bridge administration building, including but not limited to the proper phasing of the electrical transition from the existing equipment to the new equipment; providing and maintaining electrical service for both the administration building and the Commodore Barry Bridge during the project through a temporary stand-by emergency generator; demolition and removal of the existing electrical switchgear located in the lower level of the Commodore Barry Bridge administration building; demolition of existing lighting in the electrical room, four (4) existing panelboard branch feeders, existing grounding system, and the necessary demolition of the concrete flooring for the extension of the existing under-floor feeders; installation of new building service feeders from existing substations outside the administration building, new branch feeders to four (4) existing electrical panels and one (1) new branch feeder for future use in the toll tunnel, new electrical switchgear, new grounding system, and new lighting in the electrical room.

A complete description of the work and full information for Contract Bidders is given in the Contract Documents. Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained by prospective bidders at the office of the Authority, Division of Engineering, One Port Center, Seventh Floor, 2 Riverside Drive, Camden, New Jersey 08101, beginning March 3, 2015, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. through 4:00 p.m. A payment of $200.00 by check or money order, made payable to the Delaware River Port Authority, will be required for each set of Contract Documents. Once purchased, no refunds will be issued, even to firms submitting bids. Contract Documents cannot be ordered nor delivered by mail.

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 bidders should understand that the participation of certified MBEs and WBEs is a matter of great interest in the evaluation of all bids. To that end, the DRPA has established MBE and WBE goals for this project. MBE and WBE team members must be named, and commitment levels must be noted at the time the bid is submitted.

A mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held starting at 10:00 am, local time on March 10, 2015 at the Commodore Barry Bridge Administration Building, Bridge Plaza, Route 322 West, Bridgeport, NJ. A site visit is scheduled immediately following the Pre-Bid Meeting. All bidders shall be expected to completely and thoroughly examine all Contract Documents to become fully aware of the project scope and requirements prior to submitting a bid.

The Authority will consider only those bids received from parties who have obtained Contract Documents directly from the Authority. Contract Documents are not transferable to other parties for bidding purposes. Bids received from firms whose names are not recorded by the Authority as having secured documents for this Contract will be rejected.

By: Michael P. Venuto, P.E., P.L.S.
Chief Engineer
Phone: (856) 968-2062

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