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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 00-48



Retention of a Management Consulting Firm

[30 Pa.B. 95]

Reference No. 128-001

   The Turnpike Commission (Commission) will retain a management consulting firm for the continued development of its enterprise-wide reengineering effort. The Commission desires a management consulting firm to become its partner to assist its reengineering teams in completing specific reengineering activities. The most responsive firm will demonstrate its flexibility by supporting and using the methodology adopted by the commission for its workflow process reengineering efforts.

   The management consulting services required include;

   *  High quality facilitation and leadership skills in an intensive workshop environment.

   *  Excellent process workflow analysis and design skills and experience.

   *  Ability to create resulting process documentation as identified in the Turnpike Commission depository at

   *  Data analysis and data base development skills

   *  High quality systems development personnel and experience in the Oracle 7.4.3, Windows NT 4.0, service Pack 5, Visual Basic 5.0, Enterprise Edition, Service Pack 3, Crystal Reports 6.0 technical environment.

   *  It is anticipated that these services will be requested over a 2 year period at a cost not to exceed $1.5 million through an open-end contract with specific work orders being issued for each work activity.

   *  The majority of the work will be accomplished at or near the Turnpike Commission central administration building.

   The following factors will be considered by the Commission during the evaluation of the firms submitting Letters of Interest for this project:

   a.  Specialized experience and technical competence of prime consultant and subconsultants. The consultant must clearly demonstrate an ability to analyze available data to make decisions, completing the project in a timely and cost effective manner.

   b.  Past record of performance with respect to cost control, work quality ability to meet schedules and previous experience on similar projects. The consultant should identify similar projects that have been completed by that firm as the prime, the magnitude of the project, and the client.

   c.  The specific experience and number of individuals who constitute the firm.

   d.  Location of consultant's office where the work will be performed.

   e.  Workload of the prime consultant and subconsultants.

   f.  Other factors, if any, specific to the project.

   Address these items and any necessary further details in a brief yet comprehensive manner in the letter of interest.

   Direct inquiries to Samuel J. Boyer, at 939-9551, extension 5601; or by e-mail at

   The Commission is committed to the inclusion of disadvantaged, minority, and woman firms in contracting opportunities. The minimum participation level for DBE/MBE/WBEs in this contract will be 10%. Responding firms shall clearly identify DBE/MBE/WBE firms, expected to participate in this contract, in their letter of interest. If the selected firm does not meet the minimum requirement for DBE/MBE/WBE participation, they will be required to demonstrate good faith efforts to achieve the required level. Proposed DBE/MBE/WBE firms must be certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation or Department of General Services at the time of the submission of the letter of interest. If further information is desired concerning DBE/MBE/WBE participation, direct inquiries to the Office of Equal Opportunity Development, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission at the above address, or by calling (717) 939-9551 Ext. 4241.

General Requirements and Information

   Firms interested in providing the above work and services are invited to submit a Letter of Interest with the required information. The Letters of Interest must include the following:

   1.  One page transmittal letter clearly identifying the project reference number, brief description of the project from the advertisement, the firm's Federal identification number, the firm's legal name, contact person or project manager, address of corporate office and project office. (If the firm has multiple offices, the location of the office performing the work must be identified)

   2.  Maximum of three page expression of interest on the advertised project. Each firm should demonstrate their ability to perform the specific requirements indicated for this project and provide explanation that the firm has successfully completed similar type projects of the same magnitude.

   3.  An organization chart for the Project, identifying key personnel and any subconsultants and their roles. Any deviation from the subconsultant's listed in the letter of interest will require written approval from the Commission. The following should accompany the organization chart:

   *  Resumes of key personnel expected to be involved in the project. (limit to one 8 1/2 x 11 page, one side, per person). Only resumes of key personnel should be included.

   *  Copy of the firm's registration to do business in the Commonwealth as provided by the Department of State for firms with out-of-state headquarters or corporations not incorporated in Pennsylvania.

   *  A copy of the Department's DBE/WBE Certification, if applicable.

   If a Joint Venture responds to a project advertisement, the Commission will not accept separate letters of interest from joint venture constituents. A firm will not be permitted to submit a letter of interest on more than one joint venture for the same project reference number. Also, a firm that responds to a project as a prime may not be included as a designated subconsultant to another firm that responds to the same project advertisement. This does not preclude a firm from being set forth as a designated subconsultant to more than one prime consultant responding to the project advertisement.

   Firms interested in performing the above services are invited to submit a letter of interest and required information to Donald T. Gilligan, Director Planning and Programming, at the PA Turnpike Commission Administration Building located at 176 Kost Road, Carlisle, PA 17013-9779 (parcel delivery address) (Mailing Address: P. O. Box 67676, Harrisburg, PA 17106-7676).

   The letter of interest and required information must be received by 12 p.m. (noon), Friday, January 21, 2000. Any letters of interest received after this date and time will be time-stamped and returned.

   The assignment of the above services will be made to one of the firms submitting an acceptable letter of interest. The Commission will be short listing this project at a public meeting after the evaluations of acceptable letters of interest. Technical proposals will then be requested from the short listed firms.

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


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 00-48. Filed for public inspection December 30, 2000, 9:00 a.m.]

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