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RFP - General Engineering Consulting Services

The Delaware River Port Authority (Authority) hereby invites professional engineering firms to submit Technical and Price Proposals for General Engineering Consulting Services in support of the Authority’s Engineering Division in the following Engineering disciplines (click to learn more):

•    Civil and Structural Engineering
•    Construction Monitoring and Inspection Services
•    Electrical and Mechanical Systems Engineering
•    Environmental and Geotechnical Engineering Services
•    Traffic and Transportation Engineering 

Technical and Price Proposals must be submitted for each engineering discipline listed above for which a Proposer wishes to be considered.

Firms intending to submit a proposal must demonstrate broad engineering capabilities, including the services of individuals knowledgeable in all areas of engineering under the specific discipline and as they relate to the Authority’s activities and operations.

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 the Certification must be completed and submitted in a separately sealed envelope labeled “POLITICAL CONTRIBUTION FORM AND CERTIFICATION” along with your Statement of Qualifications. 

The Scope of Services the Authority requires under each discipline is detailed in the Request for Proposals, which can be obtained by clicking on the link below. 

Proposals are due at DRPA’s Contract Administration office at One Port Center by October 4, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., with six (6) copies and one (1) electronic copy (PDF only) containing the executed Proposal, together with all executed Addenda, and any other documents required to be submitted with the Proposal, is required at the time of Proposal submission. Electronic PDF copy of the executed Proposal shall be submitted on CD-Rom, flash drive, external hard drive, or other portable data storage device, at the time of bid submission.  The electronic PDF copy will not be accepted via email and will not be returned to the CONSULTANT. Proposals should be addressed to 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 08101-1949.  The mailing envelope containing the Technical and Price Proposals shall be labeled with the specific engineering discipline for which a Proposal is submitted.  The Technical Proposals will be used by the Authority to select General Engineering consultants in each discipline.

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 the General Engineering Services Contract, which is detailed in the RFP. 

This public advertisement constitutes the DRPA formal solicitation to determine the interest of qualified professional consulting firms in the aforementioned stated project.

By: Michael P. Venuto, P.E., P.L.S.
Chief Engineer

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