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Main Cable Investigation of the Walt Whitman Bridge


The Delaware River Port Authority (Authority) hereby invites interested professional consulting engineering firms to submit a Statement of Qualification for providing engineering design services for the Main Cable Investigation of the Walt Whitman Bridge.

The Scope of Services the Authority requires shall include all investigation activities required to conduct an inspection of the external and interior conditions of the suspension cables.  The investigation will consist of reviewing the previous cable inspection reports, reviewing suspension span monitoring data plus original contract and shop drawings. The internal inspection of several cable panels at various high and low level locations in the side spans and main span, testing, analysis and comprehensive report of the cable inspection and suspended span results.

The Consultant will be responsible to provide access and work platforms and contractor services for unwrapping, wedging, internal inspection and rewrapping the main cables in addition to providing maintenance and protection of traffic.  As part of these Consultant services, investigating and rating of the suspension cables and stiffening truss system from anchorage to anchorage will be performed. 

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 Certification must be completed and submitted in a separately sealed envelope labeled “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 2:00 p.m. on February 16, 2017.  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., 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 Main Cable Investigation of the Walt Whitman Bridge.  The Statement of Qualifications shall describe, in five (5) pages or less, the qualifications of the firm and the key personnel on the design team and shall briefly describe similar consultation projects successfully completed in the last five 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.  Prospective 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 bid or 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.


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

Addtional link(s):
Political Contribution Form and Certification

 


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