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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 97-1578


Retention of an Engineering Firm

[27 Pa.B. 4989]

Replacement of Tunnel Roadway Lighting at the Tuscarora Tunnel
West Huntingdon and East Franklin Counties

Reference No. 2-053

   The Turnpike Commission (Commission) will retain an engineering firm for the design of the Replacement of Tunnel Lighting Project at the Tuscarora Tunnel between Mileposts 186.18 and 187.21 in West Huntingdon and East Franklin Counties.

   The required engineering services include filed surveys, utility coordination, complete tunnel lighting/controls design, electric power and distribution design, emergency power system design and other related tasks.

   The design firm should have demonstrated expertise in cutting edge lighting design especially as it relates to the special requirements and conditions of motor vehicle long tunnel lighting.

   Questions and inquiries should be directed to Charles M. Holupka, (717) 939-9551, extension 5520.

General Requirements and Information

   Firms interested in performing the above services are invited to submit expanded letters of interest to Don Santostefano, Facilities Manager, at the Turnpike Commission 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 expanded letter of interest. Explanation that the firm has successfully completed similar type projects, of the same magnitude, is required. 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 this Commonwealth must include with each expanded letter of interest a copy of their registration to do business in this 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% or the consultant's actual audited overhead rate, whichever is less.

   The following factors should be identified by the Consultant in their submission:

   (A)  Specialized experience and technical competence of firm. The firm must clearly demonstrate their capabilities of completing this project by identifying similar projects that have been completed, the magnitude of the project and the client.

   (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 must include an indication of the prime consultant's and subconsultant's current workload to include current public and private sector workload, in addition to listing all Department of Transportation and Turnpike Commission projects. Expanded letters of interest not including the consultants workload are subject to nonconsideration by the Selection Committee.

   (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 expanded letter of interest will require written approval from the Commission.

   (F)  Special requirements of the project.

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

   Each firm should demonstrate in their expanded letter of interest their ability to perform the specific requirements indicated for this project.

   The expanded letter of interest and required forms must be received by 12 noon, Friday, October 10, 1997. Any letter 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 agreement with the highest selected firms. Technical Proposals or Request for Proposals will not be requested prior to selection.

   The Commission reserves the right to reject all expanded letters of interest, to cancel solicitation requested under this notice, and/or to re-advertise solicitation for these services.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 97-1578. Filed for public inspection September 26, 1997, 9:00 a.m.]

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