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Contact No. PATCO-63-2017 - PATCO Substation DC Upgrades

Sealed Bids for Contract No. PATCO-63-2017, PATCO Substation DC Upgrades 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 PM, Eastern Daylight Time, Thursday, April 5, 2018 and immediately taken to the Engineering Conference Room and publicly opened and read.

The work to be completed under this contract includes all labor, material, equipment, supervision and incidentals required to provide a complete operating system for the traction power upgrades in PATCO’s Haddonfield and Lindenwold substations. The Work includes, but is not limited to all that is required to: procure and install four (4) replacement traction power rectifier units - two (2) at each of two (2) existing PATCO substations (i.e. Haddonfield and Lindenwold); procure and install two (2) DC switchgear assemblies complete with main (cathode) breakers and multiple feeder breakers; perform foundation and floor repairs, replace cable-pit hatch structures, and perform door repairs; replace the 125VDC station battery systems; procure and install battery ventilation hoods, distribution panelboards, remote I/O systems, Human Machine Interface (HMI) equipment; and, perform all ancillary conduit and cable work associated with this equipment. The Work shall include all project management, related equipment handling, testing, commissioning, and training identified in the Contract Documents.

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 Tuesday, February 27, 2018 weekdays from 8:30 AM through 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM through 4:00 PM.  A payment of $50.00 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 Pre-Bid Meeting will be held starting at 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, March 15, 2018 in the Training Trailer at the PATCO Headquarters and Shop Complex, 1000 North Carlton Street, Lindenwold, NJ 08021. 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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