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RFQ - Repair of 1255 A3 Transit Car Traction Motors

The Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO) hereby invites firms with the expertise necessary to repair its 1255 A3 transit car traction motors in accordance with the attached PATCO Specification, GE 1255 A3 Traction Motor Repair to submit Statements of Qualifications for repair of said transit car motors.  These motors aerated at 140 HP, 650/325 volts DC, operate at up to 4600 RPM are of the self-ventilated type and were manufactured by the General Electric Company between 1969 and 1980..

Six (6) copies of the written Statements [ten (10) pages maximum] of Qualifications must be received by the Authority no later than 2 PM EST on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.  The Statements of Qualification should be addressed to Amy Ash, Acting Manager, Contract Administration, Delaware River Port Authority, One Port Center, 2 Riverside Drive, P.O. Box 1949, Camden, NJ 08101-1949

The Statement shall describe the firm’s qualifications in the area of transit car traction motor repair and shall briefly describe similar type services successfully provided by the firm.  The mailing envelope containing the Statement of Qualifications shall be labeled “Statement of Qualifications, Repair of 1255 A3 Transit Car Traction Motors”

The Authority’s intent is to:

  1. Select and enter into a contract with one or more responders capable of doing all necessary work to repair the subject motors
  2. Determine which responders are responsive and deemed qualified.
  3. Issue additional requests for qualifications and/or amendments to this request for qualifications.  This may include requests to examine material being installed or applied to the motors during the repair process.
  4. Conduct investigations with respect to qualifications of each responder.  These investigations may consist of descriptions of the responder’s facility, tools, procedures, processes and standards, including qualifications of the workforce.  The responder will be requested to demonstrate to a PATCO representative at the responder’s facility that the responder has the facilities and equipment necessary to perform the work.

The following is a list of the minimum information that must be included with each response.

  1. Provide a floor plan of the facility where the work is proposed to be done. This plan shall describe the work performed in each of the areas shown and shall give the approximate dimensions of each area.
  2. Describe the method used to wash incoming motors, include equipment manufacturer’s name, and model number
  3. Describe the method of removing armature windings from the core.  If a burn out oven is used, describe the method used to control temperature.
  4. Provide the Manufacturer’s name and model number of the core loss tester
  5. Provide the Manufacturer’s name and model number of the surge comparison tester
  6. Provide the Manufacturer’s name and model number of the low resistance tester
  7. Describe the vacuum – pressure impregnation system.  What are the key dimensions of the pressure vessel?  Do you have provision for storage and use of different resins?
  8. Describe the spin seasoning equipment, provide Manufacturer’s name and model if it is a commercially produced unit.  If it is a shop made device, provide operating information, at a minimum, the speed it can operate at and the method of heating the commutator.
  9. Describe the 50 ton, minimum, press to be used to install and tighten commutators, provide manufacturer’s name and model number.
  10. Provide Manufacturer’s name and model number of the lathe proposed to be used for turning commutators.
  11. Provide Manufacturer’s name and model number of the undercutter proposed to be used to finish the commutator.

Additionally responders must provide three references containing the following information:

  1. The name of transit agency
  2. The names and contact information of two people at the agency in responsible charge of a contract to repair DC motors of a similar size and application.
  3. The number of motors repaired and the time period over which the work was done.
  4. The scope of work done (rewinds, field replacement, basic overhauls, etc).

PATCO is firmly committed to providing equal employment and business opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or non-job related disability. In that regard, PATCO will affirmatively assure that, in regard to any PATCO agreement contract or subcontract entered into pursuant to this matter, qualified and certified minority business enterprises (MBEs) and women business enterprises (WBEs) will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids and will not be discriminated against on grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or non-job related disability in consideration for an award.

By: John Rink, General Manager

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