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Contract No. BR-19-2016 Betsy Ross Bridge Painting and Steel Repairs Phase 1: New Jersey Approach Spans


Sealed Bids for Contract No. BR-19-2016, Betsy Ross Bridge Painting and Steel Repairs Phase 1: New Jersey Approach Spans 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 2:00 p.m., local time, August 1, 2017 and immediately taken to the Engineering Conference Room and publicly opened and read.

The work to be completed under this contract includes, but is not limited to, miscellaneous steel and concrete repairs, work platform installation, containment construction (SSPC Class 1A), surface preparation utilizing expendable abrasives or recyclable steel grit abrasives to remove all existing lead based paint to the bare metal in order to achieve the required surface profile (SSPC-SP 10 "Near White Blast Cleaning") and application of a new coating system for the Betsy Ross Bridge New Jersey approach spans (25 girder spans and 5 deck truss spans). The new coating system shall consist of an organic zinc primer, an epoxy intermediate coat and an aliphatic acrylic urethane finish coat; silica sand abrasives shall not be used. The existing coatings on the Betsy Ross Bridge contain lead, chromium, cadmium and other hazardous metals. The following surfaces are not included in the Scope of Work: walkway gratings, all utilities, electrical conduits, cabinets and junction boxes, aluminum railings, galvanized conduits, and other aluminum or galvanized appurtenances.

Additional Work to be completed under the Project includes, but is not limited to: miscellaneous bolt replacement, bearing shimming, barrier splice repairs, above deck railing repairs, below deck railing repairs, platform modifications, pier railing modifications, drainage repairs, concrete spall repairs, concrete crack repairs, conduit repairs, protection of existing utilities, caulking steel joints, maintenance and protection of traffic, noise mitigation and coordination with other projects.

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 June 19, 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.

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 June 28, 2017 in the 7th Floor North Conference 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 P. Venuto, P.E., P.L.S.
Chief Engineer
Phone: 856-968-2062

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