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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 98-75


Request for Proposal

[28 Pa.B. 180]

Retention of Management Firm to Administer Leasing of Communications Towers on Turnpike Commission Property

Reference No. 130-010

   The Turnpike Commission (Commission) will retain a Management Firm to administer Communication Tower Leasing activities for the Commission.

   The services will encompass a wide range of activities related to the leasing of Commission property to outside companies for the purpose of erecting communications towers and/or utilizing towers already in place on Turnpike property. Compensation will be on a commission basis on a term of 2 years with the option to renew on an annual basis if both parties agree.

   The firm will be required to: interact with potential lessees so that Commission personnel are not impacted in all of the following activities: 1) administration of all queries related to the use of tower space on Turnpike property; 2) conduct all site visits while in the process of administering all queries; 3) insure conformance with all Commission standards, procedures and policies as they relate to the lease agreement; 4) to represent the Commission in obtaining all necessary agreements from local municipalities; 5) provide accurate and complete information (according to prescribed formats) as requested by the Commission; 6) perform other related duties as assigned or needed in order to finalize lease contracts. The selected firm will be required to work under the direction of a selected Commission employe in the performance of their day-to-day activities. We will also require a monthly status report which will be submitted and approved by the designated Commission employee.

General Requirements and Information

   Firms interested in performing the above services are invited to register by phone with Robert L. Brown, Deputy Executive Director of Information Technology at (717) 986-9722. When the firm registers, the guidelines for submittal of the RFP will be mailed to the firm. A mandatory preproposal meeting to be conducted at 10 a.m. on January 21, 1998 at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Administration Building, located on Eisenhower Boulevard at the Harrisburg-East Interchange near Highspire, PA. Interested firms must attend this meeting in order to be qualified to submit a proposal. The schedule for submission of the proposal will be provided at this meeting.

   The Proposal must include in the heading the project reference number indicated in the advertisement. If the firm has multiple offices, the location of the office performing the work must be identified.

   Firms with out-of-State headquarters or corporations not incorporated in Pennsylvania must include with each Letter of Interest a copy of their registration to do business in this Commonwealth as provided by the Department of State.

   The following factors will be considered by the committee during their evaluation of the firms submitting Proposals:

   1. Management and Administration of Communications Tower Leases. 2. Over-site of Tower Construction on Leased property. 3. Marketing Plan for leasing Tower Spaces and related property. 4. Management Personnel Credentials. 5. Proposed Commission Compensation Structure.

   Each firm shall demonstrate in their proposal their ability to perform the specific requirements.

   Based on an evaluation of acceptable proposals received in response to this solicitation, the order of selection will be established for the purpose of entering into an Agreement with the highest ranked firm.

   The assignment of the above services will be made to one of the firms responding to this notice, but the Commission reserves the right to reject all proposals submitted, to cancel the solicitation requested under this notice and/or to re-advertise solicitation for these services.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 98-75. Filed for public inspection January 9, 1998, 9:00 a.m.]

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