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Geotechnical Open End Agreement

Agency: Commonweath of Pennsylvania
Level of Government: State & Local
Category:
  • C - Architect and Engineering Services - Construction
Opps ID: NBD15736308243220278
Posted Date: May 13, 2019
Due Date: May 30, 2019
Solicitation No: E04651
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Advertisement - Open End - Various Engineering Services and Environmental Studies
Special Comments

The anticipated date of selection for this agreement is 07/10/2019, with a NTP on the first work order anticipated for 12/02/2019.

General
Initiating Organization:
Engineering District 11-0 Status: Published
Agreement Type: Open End
Open End Sub-Type: Non Project Specific
100% State Funded: No
Services Requested: Design and Misc Services
Selection Process: Modified
SOI Deadline: 05/30/2019
Agreements:
E04651 Geotechnical Open End Agreement

* This advertisement was created from Agreement E04651
Services
The Department of Transportation will retain a consultant firm for (1) open-end agreement for the services indicated below on various projects. The projects are administered by Engineering District 11-0 and are located in Engineering District 11-0. The Agreement will be for a period of 5 years. with projects assigned on an as-needed basis. The maximum amount of the Open-end Agreement will be 1,500,000 dollars.
Selection Criteria
The Department will establish an order of ranking of a minimum of (3 ) firms for the purpose of negotiating an agreement based on the Department's evaluation of the statements of interest received in response to this solicitation. The final ranking will be established directly from the statements of interest. Technical proposals will not be requested prior to the establishment of the final ranking.

The following factors, listed in order of importance, will be considered by the Department during the evaluation of the business partners submitting statements of interest:
Criteria Description Weight
Past record of performance with respect to quality of work, administration and management, ability to meet aggressive schedules and previous experience on open end agreements. 25%
The experience and technical competence of the team members. List the key team members (project manager, lead bridge designer, lead highway designer, environmental manager, utility coordination specialist and right of way acquisition manager) for both the prime and sub-consultants, their individual years of applicable experience, and their experience with open-end projects. Specifically address the Project Managers' ability to manage the project by communicating with the District and team members throughout the project design and adhering to project delivery schedules. 25%
What will the team do to ensure that a proper application of the principles will result in more cost effective solutions, that apply design flexibility with consideration of the surrounding land use, all transportation modes and future maintenance? 20%
Describe your method of controlling the quality of project plans and submissions by outlining key points of the firm and sub-consultant's QA/QC program 15%
How will the team pursue project delivery in relation to developing and/or meeting design and construction project schedules including the potential for accelerated schedules? 15%
Weight Total: 100%
Work Task

The Department will retain an engineering firm for an Open-End Contract for various engineering design and services. The work will primarily be for geotechnical engineering design and services, but may also include but not be limited to the following design and services: roadway, structure, survey, environmental tasks/studies, right-of-way, utility coordination, railroad coordination, traffic control, and construction consultation. The Contract will be for various projects located in Engineering District 11-0 and will be assigned on an as-needed basis. The required services may encompass a wide range of design, review and consultation efforts with the possibility of several different types of projects that may have short completion schedules. The anticipated types of projects may include but are not limited to, landslide remediation, structure replacements or rehabilitations, roadway betterments (3R Type), Capital Improvement Projects (bridges or roadways), maintenance type remediation and minor location studies.

The firm may be required to perform, but will not be limited to, the following engineering design and services. All work is to be performed as per Department Design Manuals and Publications:

General:

  • Prepare PS&E or portions of PS&E packages for assigned projects.
  • Develop scopes of work (SOW) for project specific services with the understanding that this firm will be prohibited from performing any other technical work on that project.
  • Attend and prepare minutes for field views and project meetings.
  • Prepare or review plan sets that may include but not be limited to construction, cross sections, contour grading, structure (including type, size and location reports), structure boring, soil profile, erosion and sedimentation pollution control (including narratives), storm water management, traffic control (including narratives), and right-of-way plans.
  • Attend public meetings.
  • Prepare submissions for safety review meetings.
  • Prepare or review design exceptions.
  • Prepare or review pavement designs.
  • Perform field survey.
  • Perform deed research and determine property involvement on projects.
  • Prepare hydrologic and hydraulic reports and permit packages in JPA2.
  • Perform scour analyses.
  • Investigate utility involvement and locate/verify utilities.
  • Perform Subsurface Utility Investigation as required.
  • Coordinate utility and railroad involvement.
  • Prepare submissions and materials necessary for the Department to prepare the application to Public Utility Commission (PUC) and the PUC field conference.
  • Attend and supply any required information for all PUC meetings and hearings during project design.
  • Make all necessary contact with railroad officials for any railroad related costs, estimates, permits, insurance, approvals and other required information.
  • Prepare prints and information required for value engineering reviews.
  • Make the necessary investigations and adjustments to the design as a result of value engineering review comments.
  • Review of work performed by private engineering firms for State and Local Projects.

Geotechnical:

  • Drilling

-Drilling inspection as per Department Design Manuals and Publications. Some Drilling inspection may be required to be performed under a HASP.

-Provide typed boring logs and MicroStation files (prepared by using gINT) to aid in the preparation of structure boring tracings and soil profile plans.

-Develop and administer subsurface boring sampling and testing contracts as per Department Design Manuals and Publications.

  • Develop and administer laboratory testing contracts as per Department Design Manuals and Publications. Some tests may be required to be performed under a HASP.
  • Develop HASPs for projects.
  • Perform geotechnical/geologic investigations (some of which may be emergency in nature and/or under a HASP) and prioritize slope movements and other geologic hazards for future programming. Investigations may include but are not limited to settlement and/or stability of bridges, culverts, retaining walls, rock cuts and slopes.
  • Perform geotechnical design and provide applicable geotechnical deliverables which may include but are not limited to: preliminary and final geotechnical engineering reports, and structure foundation reports including the preparation of foundation approval letters. Reports may include but are not limited to stability analyses of existing and proposed conditions, rock cut analyses, and remediation schemes for acid mine drainage (AMD) issues. Work with the District Geotechnical Engineer to minimize alternatives and prepare streamlined reports when appropriate.
  • Perform reviews from a geotechnical standpoint which may include but are not limited to: structure foundation reports, geotechnical engineering reports, mine variance requests, highway occupancy permit requests, right-of-way relinquishments, wetland designs, waste management plans, and Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs).
  • Install and/or monitor geotechnical instruments.

These engineering services identified are the general work activities that can be expected under this Open-end Agreement. A more specific and project-related Scope of Work will be outlined for each individual Work Order developed under this Open-end Agreement. Other direct costs will be determined for each individual work order.



The engineering work and services that may be required under this contract include, but are not limited to: perform field surveys, plot topography and cross sections, prepared submission for utility verification and relocations engineering, prepare all pertinent submissions and materials necessary for the Department to prepare the application to PUC and for the PUC field conference, attend and supply and required information for all PUC meetings and hearings during the design of the project, develop erosion control details and narrative, prepare right of way plans, complete structure designs include type, size and location reports, core boring layouts and foundation designs and reports, develop traffic control plans with narratives, conduct soils investigations and prepare soil reports, investigate utility involvement on the projects, provide material for and participate in value engineering reviews, coordinate contracts with railroad officials and procure railroad related costs, permits, and insurance, collect signal timing, accident data and other traffic flow data, document engineering study findings and activities, perform alternative analysis to assess and mitigate impacts, and prepare construction plans, specifications, and estimates. These engineering services identified are the general work activities that can be expected under this Open-end Agreement. A more specific and project-related Scope of Work will be outlined for each individual Work Order developed under this Open-end Agreement.

The areas of environmental study which may be required under the Agreement include, but are not limited to: air quality, noise energy vibration, hazardous waste, surface water and ground water quality, surface water and ground water hydrology, terrestrial ecology including threatened and endangered species, wetlands, soils, geology, farmlands, visual, quality socioeconomic resources, cultural resources, Section 4(f) Evaluations, early coordination and scoping correspondence meeting, minutes, public meeting and hearing presentations, visualization materials, handouts, and displays, technical basis reports (TBRs), and/or technical files, NEPA environmental documents, Section 106 documents, mitigation plans and reports, wetland and floodplain findings, and preliminary engineering plans, and remote sensing/mapping innovations. The format and content of all documents will be consistent with applicable State and Federal regulations, policies and guidelines. These environmental studies identified are the general work activities that can be expected under this Open-end Agreement. A more specific and project-related Scope of Work will be outlined for each individual Work Order developed under this Open-end Agreement.
Requirements



All questions and answers are required to go through ECMS's "Questions and Responses" forum.

The goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation in this agreement shall be 10 % of the total agreement cost. Cost included in a DBE firm's price proposal as direct cost of work and services by others shall not count as DBE participation in this agreement, unless completed by a DBE firm. Additional information concerning DBE participation in this agreement is contained in the General Requirements and Information Section referenced below.

The engineering services and environmental studies identified above are the general work activities that can be expected under this Open-end Contract. A more specific and project-related Scope of Work will be outlined for each individual Work Order developed under this Open-end Contract.

Additional information regarding this Agreement/Advertisement and Statement of Interest requirements are contained in the General Requirements document.
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Contact Information
Name Email Phone Fax Org
Dina A. Salemi DSALEMI@state.pa.us (412) 429-2899 (412) 429-4891 1100
History
Published SOI Deadline Revised Description
05/13/2019 05/30/2019

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