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SOLICITATION FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR INSPECTION & RATING OF MBTA BRIDGES SYSTEMWIDE

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

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

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is soliciting engineering services for the Inspection and Rating of MBTA Bridges Systemwide. Inspection and rating of Commuter Rail, transit (rail or roadway), and highway bridges of various types, including fixed span, moveable span, and arch structures are included in this program.

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 bridge inspection, fracture critical bridge inspection, underwater bridge inspection, input of inspection data into the MassDOT Highway Division 4D Program, submission of bridge inspection reports with recommendations, bridge load ratings, submission of bridge load rating reports with recommendations, coordination of data for input into the MBTA Asset Management Database, and limited structural repair design. The scope of services may also include updating MBTA Bridge Inspection & Rating policies and procedures and development of standard bridge repair design documents and details. Assignments will be authorized on a task order basis. The contract duration will be three (3) years with the possibility to extend the contract for two (2) option periods of one (1) year each.

Up to eight (8) consultant contracts may be awarded and will utilize federal and non-federal funds. The DBE Participation Goal per contract is sixteen percent (16%) of the total amount authorized for federally funded projects. In addition, the Authority strongly encourages the use of Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises as prime consultants, sub-consultants and suppliers in all of 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.

Stephanie Pollack
MassDOT Secretary & CEO

Luis Manuel Ramirez
General Manager & CEO