2020-2025 General Design OEA #01

Agency: Commonweath of Pennsylvania
State: Pennsylvania
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 236220 - Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
Posted Date: Dec 2, 2019
Due Date: Dec 12, 2019
Solicitation No: E04829
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Various Engineering, Environmental, and ROW Acquisition Services

Special Comments
  • It is expected that Federal funding will be utilized in one or more of the assignments made in this agreement.
  • The Department reserves the right to convert any conventionally designed project to Design -Build or vice versa as conditions warrant .
  • The Department reserves the right to use the Minor Projects Design Procedures (as outlined in DM-1X, Appendix AB) and to delegate review and approval responsibility for final plans of non-complex structures (as outlined in DM 4, Appendix T) as assignments warrant.
  • The Department reserves the right to allow local sponsors to use this agreement for locally sponsored projects (as outlined in Publication 740).

The anticipated date of selection for this agreement is 01/08/2020, with a NTP on the first work order anticipated for 02/12/2020.

General
Initiating Organization:
Engineering District 6-0 Status: Published
Agreement Type: Open End
Open End Sub-Type: Non Project Specific
100% State Funded: No
Services Requested: Design and Misc Services
Selection Process: Modified
SOI Deadline: 12/12/2019
Agreements:
E04829 2020-2025 General Design OEA #01

* This advertisement was created from Agreement E04829
Services
The Department of Transportation will retain an engineering firm for (1) open-end agreement for the services indicated below on various projects. The projects are administered by Engineering District 6-0 and are located in Engineering District 6-0. The Agreement will be for a period of 5 years. with projects assigned on an as-needed basis. The maximum amount of the Open-end Agreement will be 2,000,000 dollars.
Selection Criteria
The Department will establish an order of ranking of a minimum of (3 ) firms for the purpose of negotiating an agreement based on the Department's evaluation of the statements of interest received in response to this solicitation. The final ranking will be established directly from the statements of interest. Technical proposals will not be requested prior to the establishment of the final ranking.

The following factors, listed in order of importance, will be considered by the Department during the evaluation of the business partners submitting statements of interest:
Criteria Description Weight
Ability to Perform Work- Past and current performance of firm on Department projects (list agreement numbers as applicable), specialized skills of personnel, and the availability of staff to perform work. 30%
Techniques for Design & Maintenance- Identify specific approach/methodology for safely managing/advancing the design to minimize future maintenance costs. 30%
Assignment Delivery- It is expected that work orders executed within these agreements will be accompanied by normal and tight completion schedules. How will the consultant team approach meet these schedules? 25%
Quality Control (QA/QC) Plan- How will the consultant team assure the Department that it will provide a quality construction plan? Clearly describe method of controlling the quality of project plans and submissions by outlining a project specific QA/QC plan. 15%
Weight Total: 100%
Work Task
The work and services which may be required under this Agreement encompass a wide range of environmental studies and engineering efforts with the possibility of several different types of projects with short completion schedules being assigned concurrently. The anticipated types of projects include but not limited to: bridge replacements or bridge rehabilitation with minor approach work, environmental studies, roadway betterments (3R type), minor capital improvement projects (bridges or roadway), railroad grade crossing projects, and minor location studies, etc.

The engineering work and services that may be required under this contract include, but are not limited to: perform field surveys, plot topography and cross sections, prepared submission for utility verification and relocations engineering, prepare all pertinent submissions and materials necessary for the Department to prepare the application to PUC and for the PUC field conference, attend and supply and required information for all PUC meetings and hearings during the design of the project, develop erosion control details and narrative, prepare right of way plans, complete structure designs include type, size and location reports, core boring layouts and foundation designs and reports, develop traffic control plans with narratives, conduct soils investigations and prepare soil reports, investigate utility involvement on the projects, provide material for and participate in value engineering reviews, coordinate contracts with railroad officials and procure railroad related costs, permits, and insurance, collect signal timing, accident data and other traffic flow data, document engineering study findings and activities, perform alternative analysis to assess and mitigate impacts, and prepare construction plans, specifications, and estimates. These engineering services identified are the general work activities that can be expected under this Open-end Agreement. A more specific and project-related Scope of Work will be outlined for each individual Work Order developed under this Open-end Agreement.

The areas of environmental study which may be required under the Agreement include, but are not limited to: air quality, noise energy vibration, hazardous waste, surface water and ground water quality, surface water and ground water hydrology, terrestrial ecology including threatened and endangered species, wetlands, soils, geology, farmlands, visual, quality socioeconomic resources, cultural resources, Section 4(f) Evaluations, early coordination and scoping correspondence meeting, minutes, public meeting and hearing presentations, visualization materials, handouts, and displays, technical basis reports (TBRs), and/or technical files, NEPA environmental documents, Section 106 documents, mitigation plans and reports, wetland and floodplain findings, and preliminary engineering plans, and remote sensing/mapping innovations. The format and content of all documents will be consistent with applicable State and Federal regulations, policies and guidelines. These environmental studies identified are the general work activities that can be expected under this Open-end Agreement. A more specific and project-related Scope of Work will be outlined for each individual Work Order developed under this Open-end Agreement.

The areas of Right-of-Way acquisition services which may be required under the Agreement include, but are not limited to: plan review and problem identification; appraisal planning and contracting services negotiations for the acquisition of the required Right-of-Way; title and settlement services, pre-acquisition and relocation assistance; property management; litigation support services; and preparation of waiver valuations. The format and content of all documents will be consistent with applicable State and Federal regulations, policies and guidelines. These Right-of-Way acquisition services identified are the general work activities that can be expected under this Open-end Agreement. A more specific and project-related Scope of Work will be outlined for each individual Work Order developed under this Open-end Agreement.

Requirements

Firms providing Right-of-Way acquisition services must be registered ECMS Business Partners and on the Department's current ITQ for acquisition consultants.



All questions and answers are required to go through ECMS's "Questions and Responses" forum.

The goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation in this agreement shall be 10 % of the total agreement cost. Cost included in a DBE firm's price proposal as direct cost of work and services by others shall not count as DBE participation in this agreement, unless completed by a DBE firm. Additional information concerning DBE participation in this agreement is contained in the General Requirements and Information Section referenced below.

The engineering services and environmental studies identified above are the general work activities that can be expected under this Open-end Contract. A more specific and project-related Scope of Work will be outlined for each individual Work Order developed under this Open-end Contract.

Additional information regarding this Agreement/Advertisement and Statement of Interest requirements are contained in the General Requirements document.
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Contact Information
Name Email Phone Fax Org
Timothy S. Stevenson tstevenson@pa.gov (610) 205-6820 (610) 205-6903 0600
History
Published SOI Deadline Revised Description
12/02/2019 12/12/2019

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