Open End Construction Inspection from Milepost 247 to the Delaware River Bridge & Milepost A20-A131

Agency: Commonweath of Pennsylvania
State: Pennsylvania
Type of Government: State & Local
Posted Date: Jan 10, 2019
Due Date: Jan 24, 2019
Solicitation No: T00110
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Construction Inspection Services from Milepost 247 to the Delaware River Bridge & Milepost A20-A131

Special Comments

The Commission's recently updated General Requirements document (dated 4/13/18) is included through the link in the Requirements section below. As noted in the General Requirements, this is a reminder that you shall include full disclosure of any potential conflicts of interest by the prime or any sub based on the Department's Engineering Involvement Restrictions Guidelines. A consultant cannot be given the opportunity to provide work and services which may result in the consultant's reviewing or having contractual control over the review of its own work and services. Also, a consultant cannot be given the opportunity to shield and/or protect its work and services from evaluation and potential liabilities.

Initiating Organization:
Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Status: Published
Agreement Type: Open End
Services Requested: PTC
Selection Process: PTC
SOI Deadline: 01/24/2019
T00110 Open End Construction Inspection from Milepost 247 to the Delaware River Bridge & Milepost A20-A131

* This advertisement was created from Agreement T00110
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will retain an engineering firm for (1) open-end agreement. The Agreement will be for a period of 3 years with projects assigned on an as-needed basis. The maximum amount of the Open-end Agreement will be 3,000,000 dollars.
Evaluation Criteria
The Commission will establish an order of ranking of a minimum of (3 ) firms for the purpose of negotiating an agreement based on the 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. Additional information regarding the Commission's consultant selection process is identified in the General Requirements referenced below.

The following evaluation criteria, listed in order of importance, will be considered by the Commission's Technical Evaluation Team during the evaluation of the business partners submitting statements of interest:
Criteria Description Rank
Specialized construction inspection experience and technical competence of the prime consultant and subconsultants on roadway, bridge, interchange, and other transportation construction projects. The consultant should identify similar construction inspection assignments that have been completed by that firm as the prime, the magnitude of the project, and the client. 1
The specific abilities, experience, and qualifications of the proposed construction inspection personnel as related to roadway, bridge, interchange, and other transportation construction projects. 2
Provide a discussion regarding your firm's quality assurance (QA) program including who will be responsible for the QA for this agreement, how the QA plan will be implemented, and how the prime consultant will ensure the QA of all subconsultants. 3
Indicate the firm's past record of performance on similar open end construction inspection agreements with respect to construction cost control, work quality, ability to meet schedules, and managing subconsultant personnel. 4
Work Task

Open End Construction Inspection

The types of construction projects to be inspected under this agreement may include, but are not limited to: roadway repairs, bituminous overlays, bridge rehabilitations and replacements, facility modifications, and other similar projects.

The number of required inspectors is contingent upon the workload, and will vary as the projects are assigned and defined through a scope of work.

The main service to be provided under this agreement will be to supply construction inspectors, CDS operators, or resident engineers on an as needed basis, as a supplement to our existing PTC inspection staff. On limited occasions, the selected firm may be required to provide a full time on site construction inspection staff, with sufficient office personnel, managers, engineers, technicians, and clerical staff to support the field functions. The selected firm may be required to attend pre-bid meetings, preconstruction conferences, write project correspondence, and review and approve contractor submissions. In addition, the selected firm may be required to keep records utilizing the PTC¡¯s Construction Documentation System (CDS) to document the construction progress, prepare current and final estimates for contractor payment, prepare change orders, conduct monthly job meetings, provide liaison with affected parties, conduct final inspections, determine final payment quantities, and perform other duties as required.

Information will be uploaded from the field sites to the Construction Documentation System (CDS) and Kahua (by Kahua, Inc., found at, the PTC's project collaboration and documentation system tool. All submittals, documentation, meeting minutes, and correspondence will be handled electronically via the PTC's project collaboration system. There are costs associated with a Kahua Platform license and Construction Document Management license, as well as with some of the other, optional Kahua Applications. In addition, there are costs associated with setting up and training people to use Kahua. Visit the Kahua kStore for pricing information ( Currently, with a paid Kahua platform license and Document Management Suite of Applications, a business partner can perform the following functions:

  • Store files online
  • Submit files for review and acceptance (e.g. Shop Drawings, Sources of Supply, Catalog Cuts)
  • Create and track Requests for Information
  • Create, send, and track Correspondence
  • Set up and Review Meeting Minutes, Agenda, and Action Items
  • Send Messages to other Kahua users

Currently, with a free Kahua license, a business partner can perform the following functions:

  • Store files online
  • Respond to requests for documents
  • Send Messages to other Kahua users

The prime consultant will need at least one paid Kahua platform license, and one Construction Document Management Suite of Applications to do business with the Commission. However, the Consultant may require more paid licenses. Visit Kahua ( for more information regarding paid versus free licenses. The consultant is required to purchase and maintain the number of Kahua Platform and Document Management licenses that are needed for this agreement, as the consultant determines. Costs associated with Kahua Platform and Document Management licenses, and Kahua site setup and training are at the consultant's cost.

Eighty percent (80%) of the inspection staff assigned to this project must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  1. Be certified by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies, (NICET) as a Transportation Engineering Technician - Construction Level 2 or higher.
  2. Be registered as a Professional Engineer by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with one (1) year highway inspection experience acceptable to the Commission.
  3. Be certified as an Engineer-in-Training by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with two (2) years of highway inspection experience acceptable to the Commission.
  4. Hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology with two (2) years of highway inspection experience acceptable to the Commission.
  5. Hold an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering Technology with three (3) years of highway inspection experience acceptable to the Commission.

The remaining twenty percent (20%) assigned to this project shall meet the following education and experience requirements:

  • Education - Graduation from High School or equivalent certification or formal training. Completion of a training program in construction inspection approved by the Commission may be substituted for High School graduation.
  • Experience - One (1) year of experience in construction inspection or workmanship which requires reading and interpreting construction plans and specifications, or one (1) year of experience in a variety of assignments involving the testing of materials used in highway or similar construction projects. A two (2) to four (4) year engineering college degree may be substituted for one (1) year of experience.

The selected firm will be required to invoice in an electronic PDF format. The firm will also be required to submit a Quality Assurance Plan for their services and provide a quarterly report on this function.


The minimum participation level (MPL) for Diverse Business (DB) participation in this agreement shall be 10 % of the total agreement cost excluding non-professional costs. Cost included in a DB firm's price proposal as direct cost of work and services by others shall not count as DB participation in this agreement. The Commission's Diverse Business Requirements for this procurement and a resulting Agreement are identified in the General Requirements referenced below.

The services 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
Brian M. Ranck (717) 831-7363 (717) 986-8707 004270
Published SOI Deadline Revised Description
01/10/2019 01/24/2019

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