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Contract No. WW-20-2015 - Walt Whitman Bridge Painting Suspension Spans and Towers

 
Sealed Bids for Contract No. WW-20-2015, Walt Whitman Bridge Painting Suspension Spans and Towers 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 2:30 p.m., local time, Thursday, June 18, 2015 and immediately taken to the Engineering Conference Room and publicly opened and read.
 

The work to be completed under this contract consists of blast cleaning and painting the suspension span stiffening truss, exterior and interior of towers, and structural steel supporting the Anchorage deck. The work also includes painting the main cable and suspender ropes. The existing coating of the Walt Whitman Bridge is coated with lead based paint.

 

The work to be completed under this contract consists of blast cleaning and painting the suspension span stiffening truss, exterior and interior of towers, and structural steel supporting the Anchorage deck.  The work also includes painting the main cable and suspender ropes.  The existing coating of the Walt Whitman Bridge is coated with lead based paint. 

During the bidding process and during the course of this work, Contractors will be provided with certain information relating to the Authority’s activities and facilities which the DRPA regards as proprietary and/or confidential.
In advance of receiving the Bid Documents, the Contractor and staff utilized by the Contractor as part of this work will be required to:

1. Submit a signed company Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreement (attached) completed by an officer of the firm;

2. Submit a signed Acknowledgment by Related Party Individual (Exhibit “B”) completed by each individual picking up or having access to documents for this contract;

3. Possess proof of a valid Transportation Workers’ Identification Credential (hereinafter referred to as “TWIC”);  

A copy of the DRPA Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreement and the DRPA Handbook for Protecting Security Information are attached.

Please return the executed Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreement to Michael P. Venuto, P.E., P.L.S., Chief Engineer.  Upon the Authority’s review and approval of the Contractor’s Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreement, the Authority will contact the Contractor to arrange a date and time for the Contractor to pick up Bid Documents. 
 
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 Monday, May 11, 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 a.m., local time on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in the 11th Floor Board Room of One Port Center, 2 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08101. 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.

DELAWARE RIVER PORT AUTHORITY
By:      Michael P. Venuto, P.E., P.L.S.
Chief Engineer
Phone:  856-968-2062

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