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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 99-513


Retention of Engineering Firm

[29 Pa.B. 1669]

Washington County

Project Reference No. 08430AG2318

   The Department of Transportation will retain an engineering firm to perform preliminary engineering, final design and services during construction (shop drawing review, construction consultation and plans recordation) for S. R. 2020, Section F00, the replacement of the existing two span 98` long steel I Bean/open grid steel deck bridge over the Ten Mile Creek at Segment 0100, Offset 1747 located in Amwell Township, Greene County, Engineering District 12-0. The estimated construction cost for this project is $800 thousand.

   The selected firm will be required to: develop and evaluate highway improvement alternatives; perform field surveys; plot topography and cross sections; prepare Design Field View Submission; prepare Categorical Exclusion Evaluation and other related documents; prepare submission for utility verification and relocations engineering; develop erosion control details and narrative; prepare right-of-way plans; hydrologic and hydraulic analysis; obtain permits; complete structure designs including type, size, and location reports; core boring layouts and foundation designs and reports; develop traffic control plans with narratives; conduct soils investigations and prepare soils reports; investigate utility involvement; provide material for and participate in value engineering reviews; collect accident data and other traffic flow data; document engineering study findings and activities; alternative analysis to assess impacts and mitigation; roadway drainage; prepare construction plans, specifications, and estimates, and provide project management.

   This project is a moderately complex project.

   The Letter of Interest will be a maximum of five (5) pages, 8 1/2 x 11, one sided, plus an organizational chart up to 11 x 17.

   The Letter of Interest and required information for this project must be received within twenty (20) calendar days of this Notice.

   The Deadline for receipt of a Letter of Interest at the below address is 4:30 p.m. prevailing time of the twentieth day.

   The following factors, listed in order of importance, will be considered by the Department during the evaluation of the firms submitting acceptable letters of interest:

   a.  Specialized experience and technical competence of firm. The specific experience of individuals who constitute the firms will be considered.

   b.  Understanding of the Department's requirements, Design Manuals, policies and specifications.

   c.  Past record of performance with respect to cost control, work quality, ability to meet schedules.

   d.  Location of the consultant with respect to the District. This will include ability/provisions for quick responses to District requests.

   e.  Method of controlling quality of projects and submissions. Consideration will be given to coordination between disciplines, subconsultants, etc.

   The goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation in this Agreement shall be ten (10%) percent of the total contract price. Additional information concerning DBE participation in this Agreement is contained in the General Requirements and Information section after the advertised project(s).

   The letter of interest and required forms (see general requirements and information section) shall be sent to: Mr. Michael H. Dufalla, P.E., District Engineer, Engineering District 12-0, North Gallatin Avenue Extension, Uniontown, PA 15401, Attention: Mr. Ronald N. Deems.

   Any technical question concerning the requirements for this project should be directed to Mr. Ronald N. Deems, District 12-0, at (724) 439-7322.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-513. Filed for public inspection March 26, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]

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