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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 97-34



Request for Expanded Letters of Interest

[27 Pa.B. 78]

   The Turnpike Commission is seeking interested firms to submit Expanded Letters of Interest for the following project:

   Reference No. 3-093.  Environmental Engineering firm for an open-end Environmental Services Contract to provide environmental services for site characterization and remediation, and emergency response for underground storage tank facility compliance as required by the Department of Environmental Protection.

   The services will include various projects being performed simultaneously with short completion schedules. The contract will be for a period of 2 years or maximum cost of $500,000, whichever occurs first.

   Direct inquiries to Deanne S. Metro, P.E., at (717) 939-9551, Extension 3731.

General Requirements and Information

   Firms interested in performing the above services are invited to submit Expanded Letters of Interest to Paul A. Edmunds, P.E., Acting Deputy Executive Director--Engineering/Chief Engineer, Administration Building located on Eisenhower Boulevard at the Harrisburg-East Interchange near Highspire, PA (Mailing Address:  P. O. Box 67676, Harrisburg, PA 17106-7676).

   The Expanded Letters of Interest must include in the heading the project reference number indicated in the advertisement. A Standard Form 254, ''Architect-Engineer and Related Services Questionnaire,'' not more than 1 year old as of the date of this advertisement, and Standard Form 255, ''Architect-Engineer and Related Services Questionnaire for Specific Project,'' must accompany each letter of interest. 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 the Commonwealth as provided by the Department of State.

   The Turnpike Commission currently limits its participation in the remuneration of principals or consultant employes performing work on projects to $72,800 per annum or $35 per hour or their actual audited remuneration, whichever is less. The Commission currently limits its participation in the consultant's indirect payroll costs (overhead) on design projects to 130% and the consultant's actual audited overhead rate, whichever is less.

   The following factors will be considered by the Committee during their evaluation of the firms submitting letters of interest:

   (A)  Specialized experience and technical competence of firm.

   (B)  Past record of performance with respect to cost control, work quality and ability to meet schedules. The specific experience of individuals who constitute the firms shall be considered.

   (C)  Expanded Letters of Interest should include an indication of the prime consultant's and subconsultant's current workload by submitting Form D-427 (as revised 6/89) listing all Department of Transportation and Turnpike Commission projects.

   (D)  Location of consultant's office where the work will be performed.

   (E)  Listing of subconsultants intended. Any deviation from the subconsultants listed in the letter of interest will require written approval from the Commission, if selected.

   (F)  Special requirements of the project.

   (G)  Other factors, if any, specific to the project.

   Each firm shall demonstrate in its Expanded Letter of Interest its ability to perform the specific requirements indicated for this project by including a maximum three page report on this subject.

   The Expanded Letters of Interest and required forms must be received by 4 p.m., Friday, January 17, 1997. Any letters of interest received after this date and time will be time-stamped and returned.

   Based on an evaluation of acceptable Expanded Letters of Interest received in response to this solicitation, the order of selection will be established for the purpose of entering into an Open-End Agreement with the highest ranked firm. Technical Proposals or Requests for Proposals will not be requested.

   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 letters of interest submitted, to cancel the solicitation requested under this notice and/or to readvertise solicitation for these services.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 97-34. Filed for public inspection January 3, 1997, 9:00 a.m.]

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