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Local Bridge Inspection Services for Designated County Owned Bridges in District 6-0

Agency: Commonweath of Pennsylvania
Level of Government: State & Local
  • C - Architect and Engineering Services - Construction
  • H - Quality Control, Testing, and Inspection Services
Opps ID: NBD15736867697580406
Posted Date: Dec 2, 2019
Due Date: Dec 12, 2019
Solicitation No: E04825

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Local Bridge Inspection Services for Designated County Owned Bridges in District 6-0

Special Comments

The anticipated date of selection for this agreement is 01/08/2020, with a NTP on the first work order anticipated for 02/28/2020.

Initiating Organization:
Engineering District 6-0 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: 12/12/2019
E04825 Local Bridge Inspection Services for Designated County Owned Bridges in District 6-0

* This advertisement was created from Agreement E04825
The Department of Transportation will retain an engineering firm for (1) open-end agreement for the services indicated below on various projects. The projects are administered by Engineering District 6-0 and are located in Engineering District 6-0. The Agreement will be for a period of 4 years. with projects assigned on an as-needed basis. The maximum amount of the Open-end Agreement will be 2,500,000 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
Number of NBIS certified inspectors and inspection teams with active (up-to-date with Initial Bridge Inspection Course or the refresher course) PennDOT certification status available to service this agreement. 20%
All NBIS Certified Bridge Inspectors assigned to this project will possess the technical knowledge and experience to perform all aspects of field bridge inspection on a variety of simple and complex structures. In addition, inspectors must be effective at implementing daily field operations, such as railroad access, traffic control, equipment rental, etc. to ensure peak performance and dashboard compliance. 20%
Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the Department's requirements, policies and procedures for bridge safety inspection and load rating. This includes demonstrating an understanding of the inspector's role in coordinating local owner compliance to the Department's requirements. 15%
Firm(s) approach to interacting with the multiple local owners on this contract and fulfilling the inspector's role in verifying that the local owners meet the requirements of PennDOT bridge inspection standards and criteria. 15%
Firm(s) past performance and expertise when providing bridge inspection and load rating services relative to time constraints. 10%
Ability to demonstrate knowledge about the railroad access requirements with the various railroad properties within the project limits. 10%
Consultant's commitment to implementing their Quality Control & Quality Assurance Process as demonstrated in their statement of interest and QC/QA plan on file with the Department. Able to demonstrate the ability to effectively manage Sub Consultants in all area of bridge inspection operations, without compromising delivered product quality. 10%
Weight Total: 100%
Work Task

The Department of Transportation will retain an engineering firm for this Open-end agreement to conduct bridge inspection services indicated below:

Note: Bridge Inspections Services will be conducted on Local bridges that are owned by the local County and also includes a select number of Railroad Owned Bridges. Total bridge count ~220 bridges for this agreement may experience minor changes in quantity and category, due to anticipated fluctuations in the District 6-0's Local Designated County Owned and select Railroad bridge inventories. The selected firm must be flexible with scheduling issues, due to the sensitivity of working within high volume traffic areas, railroad access and active weather events. Also the selected Consultant must adhere to the bridge’s two year regular and any interim bridge inspection cycles. The chosen Consultant must adjust and implement any changes made to the Department’s bridge inspection policies and procedures, as outlined in Publication #238 and any subsequent strike off letters. In addition, inspection reports may require bridge load capacity ratings. These ratings will adhere to the Departments current rating policies and procedures. The selected firm will be responsible for providing an inventory and operating rating for H, HS, ML80 AND TK527 loadings, using the Department's latest version of appropriate software. The selected firm must be prepared to present their bridge inspection results and load capacity ratings to the local entities for explanation/clarification using a meeting type forum on an as-needed basis. The chosen firm is responsible for reporting critical deficiencies resulting from inspections, to the local owners in accordance to the requirements of Publication 238. The selected firm will be responsible for assuring that the local owner is to develop and carry out the appropriate Plans of Action (POA) in response to the discovery of critical deficiencies


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
Din Abazi (610) 205-6648 (610) 205-6911 0600
Published SOI Deadline Revised Description
12/02/2019 12/12/2019


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