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Contract No. 14-N PATCO Lindenwold Yard and Viaduct Rehabilitation

Date of bid opening: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. local time

Sealed Bids for Contract No. 14-N, PATCO Lindenwold Yard and Viaduct Rehabilitation will be received during normal business hours at the office of the Director of Engineering/Chief Engineer, Delaware River Port Authority, One Port Center, Seventh Floor, 2 Riverside Drive, Camden, New Jersey 08101, until 10 am, local time, Tuesday, April 18, 2017 and immediately taken to the Engineering Conference Room and publicly opened and read.

The work to be completed under this contract consists of the rehabilitation of track in PATCO’s storage yard in Lindenwold, New Jersey.  The project includes, but is not limited to the replacement/rehabilitation of approximately 25,000 LF of track, the replacement of fasteners and the direct fixation system on the Lindenwold Viaduct, the replacement/rehabilitation of 49 turnouts and support components, improvements to power feeders, traction power, communication and lighting systems, and removal of legacy Way & Power work equipment.  The project also includes the replacement of 26.4kV and 2.4kV aerial cable adjacent to the Conrail track in Camden, N.J.  Work involves the removal of existing aerial cables and poles, installation of one new pole, installation of aerial cables on new poles, and splicing new cables to existing cables.  Since PATCO operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, some work will only be permitted during weekend track outages.

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 January 17, 2017, 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.

This project will be funded with substantial assistance from the federal Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Transit Administration (FTA).  As a condition of receiving this assistance, the Delaware River Port Authority has signed an assurance not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, or sex in the award and performance of any DOT-assisted contract or in the administration of its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE Program).   The Delaware River Port Authority has established a DBE Program that complies with the DOT’s Final Rule at 49 CFR Part 26. The Delaware River Port Authority further assures that it will take all necessary and reasonable steps to ensure discrimination does not take place in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts or subcontracts.  Firms responding to this advertisement are hereby advised that the use of DBE firms will be carefully reviewed and evaluated in the contract award process.

A non mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held starting at 10:00 am, local time on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 in the 11th Floor Multi-Purpose 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.

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

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