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MBTA CONTRACT NO. Z08PS04, Z08PS05, Z08PS06, Z08PS07, Z08PS08, and Z08PS09

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

MASSACHUSETTS BAY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
SOLICITATION FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES
FOR THE INSPECTION & RATING OF MBTA CULVERTS SYSTEMWIDE
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

MBTA CONTRACT NO. Z08PS04, Z08PS05, Z08PS06, Z08PS07, Z08PS08, and Z08PS09

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is soliciting Engineering Services (ES) for the Inspection and Rating of MBTA Culverts Systemwide. Culverts are critical components of the structural system that supports railroad and Transit tracks. Per FHWA, a culvert is a structure less than 20 feet in span measured parallel to tracks that directly support traffic loads. Per FRA, a culvert is defined as a structure less than 10 feet span. MBTA adopts both definitions, depending on what revenue service the structure supports. They are often constructed as a conduit for water or passageways for animals’ underneath railroad tracks. As hydraulic and hydrologic structures, culverts are susceptible to scour, which may undermine structural integrity and compromise safety.

The Scope of Services includes, but is not limited to, interagency coordination, commuter rail coordination, review of existing inspection/rating reports and drawings, research and data gathering, in-depth routine inspection, special inspections, the input of inspection data into the MBTA database system, submission of inspection reports with recommendations, load rating calculations where applicable, submission of load rating reports with recommendations, coordination of data for input into the MBTA Asset Management Database Trapeze, and limited structural repair design.

Field data collection may be digital, consistent with Trapeze, or any other proprietary Bridge/Culvert Management application at the discretion of the MBTA. The scope of services may also include updating culvert inspection and rating policies and procedures, and the development of standard culvert repair design documents and details.

The maximum ceiling limit for the total of all consultant contracts is $7,500,000. The contract duration will be four (4) years, with the possibility to extend the contract for two periods of one (1) year each.

This project is expected to utilize federal and non-federal funding. The DBE participation goal for this project is 20% of the total amount authorized. In addition, the Authority strongly encourages the use of Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises as prime consultants, sub-consultants, and suppliers in all its contracting opportunities.

The complete Request for Qualifications can be found on the MBTA website.
Please see the following link:

http://bc.mbta.com/business_center/bidding_solicitations/current_solicitations/

This is not a Request for Proposal. The MBTA reserves the right to cancel this procurement or to reject any or all Statements of Qualifications.

Gina Fiandaca
MassDOT Secretary & CEO

Jeffrey Gonneville
Interim General Manager