PROJECT: Design Build Services for Railroad Bridge, Segment B, TIGER Grant Project, (Jeffersonville)

Deadline: February 14, 2020 

NOTICE OF A REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS 
January 31, 2020 

PROJECT: Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville
Truck-To-Rail and Rail-To-Water Improvements, TIGER Grant FY 2015 
Segment B – Railroad Bridge
Grant Award ID # DTMA91G1600003A 
Contract JF-1809-C2 

Notice is hereby given that sealed and verified Statements of Qualifications (“SOQ”) for Design Build Services for Railroad Bridge, Segment B, FY 2017 TIGER Grant Project, under Contract JF-1809-C2 (“Project”), at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana (“Port”), will be accepted from Proposers until 12:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on February 14, 2020. 

The Project consists of constructing a new railroad bridge at the Port, including design and construction services for a structure to support up to two (2) railroad tracks spanning an existing ditch at the proposed Segment B Unit Train rail siding. The budget for the Project is approximately $1,500,000. The Project is expected to commence within 90 days upon award of the Design Build Contract anticipated for March 20, 2020 and construction is anticipated to be completed by September 30, 2020. 

The Ports of Indiana (“POI”) is the procuring public entity for the Project. The Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) is the first step of a two-step process to select the Design-Builder for the Project. POI will evaluate the SOQs received in response to this RFQ and, on the basis of these evaluations, intends to select qualified Design Builders for delivering the Project (“Qualified Design Builders”) in accordance with the procedures and evaluation criteria described in the RFQ and in accordance with IC 5-30-5. The second step of the two-step procurement process is the Request for Proposals (“RFP”). POI intends to invite the Qualified Design Builders to submit proposals and select one of the Qualified Design Builders in accordance with the criteria and procedures set forth in the RFP. Only Qualified Design Builders are eligible to submit proposals and be awarded the Design Build Contract. 2 

The anticipated schedule for the selection RFQ and RFP process is described below: 

Issue Request for Qualifications:

Statement of Qualifications Due Date:

Announcement of Qualified Design Builders:

Issue Final RFP:

Proposal Due Date:

Award of Design-Build Contract: 

January 31, 2020 

February 14, 2020 

February 19, 2020 

February 19, 2020 

March 10, 2020 

March 20, 2020 

This schedule is subject to modification at the sole discretion of POI. Proposers will be notified of any change in the schedule for the RFQ phase by an addendum to the RFQ. 

A Technical Review Committee (“TRC”) will rate SOQs to determine the Qualified Design Builders and score the proposals under the RFP process to select a Design Builder in accordance with IC 5-30. 

SOQs shall be submitted on the proper forms and delivered electronically as described in the RFQ. The SOQ shall document appropriate experience with similar projects, team experience with the design-build process, organizational resources and depth, professional engineering licensing, financial strength and bonding capacity, history with contracting with or hiring minority business enterprises and women’s business enterprises, litigation and disputes history, and experience in dealing with bonding authorities. All potential Design-Builders will be evaluated based on their team experience designing and constructing similar bridge structures to the structure proposed for this Project, all potential Design Builder teams performance record including quality, schedule, and cost of each project, proposed team composition, including the team’s past experience in working together, current capacity to manage the Project; proposed key project personnel, and client references. The TRC will provide a rating of the SOQs based at a minimum on the criteria described above that complies with section IC 5-30-5-4 and 5-30-5-5. A copy of a sample scoring sheet will be provided in the RFQ. In addition, a formal questions and answer process will be conducted with the Qualified Design Builders prior to submission of proposals as part of the RFP process. 

A copy of the RFQ will be available on or before January 31, 2020. The RFQ will be electronically distributed and can be requested by contacting the Ports of Indiana Engineering Department at (219) 628-6164 or by e-mail at ehamilton@portsofindiana.com.