PUBLIC NOTICE: Request for Proposals – Professional Consulting Services for Waterfront Engineering (Burns Harbor)

June 21, 2019

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor
MARAD FY 17 FASTLANE Grant No. 693JF71810002

Notice is hereby given that the Ports of Indiana (“POI”) is issuing this request for proposals (RFP) for professional consulting services for the partially federally-funded project at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor (“Port”) located in Portage, Ind., described more specifically herein, and that POI will accept Letters of Interest (“LOIs”) at the office of the Port, 6625 S. Boundary Rd, Portage, Ind., 46368, or via email to, from consultants until 10:00 a.m., Central Standard Time on July 19, 2019 (“Response Due Date and Time”), after which time the LOIs will be evaluated and the applicants ranked utilizing a qualification-based selection process in accordance with Public Law 92-582 (Brooks Act) and in accordance with the consultant selection procedures described in this RFP.

The overall project scope includes: (A) a new bulk transload facility (Berth 5) and expansion of the east side rail yard; (B) dock and apron improvements (Berths 16 and 17) and new west side rail yard; and (C) new truck marshalling yard, at the Port, Portage, Porter County, Ind.
The scope of work for professional consulting services for this phase includes waterfront design engineering for Berths 16 and 17, and offshore mooring cells with cut-off wall for the proposed bulk transload facility at Berth 5.

A professional services agreement for this work shall be awarded or rejected upon conclusion of negotiations with the selected consulting firm in accordance with procedures described in the RFP. POI reserves the right to reject any and all LOIs.

A copy of the RFP will be available by e-mail on and after June 21, 2019.

For more information, contact Joseph Nordman, Port Engineer-Burns Harbor, at (219) 787-8637 or by email at