NOTICE FOR CONSULTING SERVICES
Notice is hereby given by the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways, that consulting services will be utilized for six year inspection projects per the current National Bridge Inspection Standards and may include design plans for repairs, for the following six projects:
1) Bloomery Road Tunnel, State Project No. T619-27-2.20 00, under WV 9. The structure consists of 49 separate precast concrete rings, which span 42 feet and rises 26.33 feet above the base of the tunnel. The tunnel is 294 feet long and the roadway width is 34 feet.
2) Shenandoah River Bridge, State Project No. T619-9-13.52 00, over the Shenandoah River. The 1,654 foot bridge consists of five spans, spans one and two are continuous welded plate girder spans and spans three thru five are a delta frame. The roadway width is 40 feet in each direction.
3) Korean War Veterans Bridge, State Project No. T652‑7‑0.01 00, over the Ohio River. The bridge consists of eight spans that equal 2,095 feet overall. The main spans crossing the river consist of a continuous three‑span cantilever through truss unit. The east approach to the truss consists of three simple span steel plate girder spans. The west approach to the truss consists of two simple span steel plate girder spans. The roadway width is 28 feet.
4) Parkersburg-Belpre Bridge, State Project No. T654-618-0.00 00, over the Ohio River. The bridge consists of eleven spans with a total length of 2,530 feet. The main river crossing is a three-span steel cantilever through truss unit. The Ohio approach consists of two continuous welded plate girder spans. The WV approach consists of two, three-span continuous welded plate girders. The roadway width is 32 feet in each direction.
5) Eugene A. Carter Memorial Bridge and Ramps, State Project No. T620-64-57.48 00, over the Kanawha River. The bridge consists of seventeen spans with a total length of 2,594 feet. The main river crossing is a simple span through truss. The east approach consists of six continuous deck girder spans. The west approach consists of four continuous deck girder spans and six continuous concrete box beam spans. The roadway width is 58 feet in each direction.
6) Fort Henry Bridge, State Project No. T635-70-0.40 00, over the Ohio River. The bridge consists of ten spans with an overall length of 1,660 feet. Span one is a simple span steel deck girder. Span two is a simple span steel tied arch. Span three thru five are continuous span steel deck girders. Spans six thru ten are continuous span steel wide flange beams. The roadway width is 26.67 feet in each direction.
Additional information may be obtained on each bridge by contacting Brent Belcher, Maintenance Division, Evaluation Section at (304) 558-9655 or by email at Brent.A.Belcher@wv.gov.
The above projects are currently scheduled for work to begin in 2014. Single or multiple assignments may be made for this work.
Several of these structures are located on routes in urban and extremely high traffic areas that will mandate traffic disruption. Progressive and innovative methods of inspection access will be considered in the selection process.
Firms interested in being considered for this project must submit a letter of interest and un-priced prospectus to Mr. Kyle Stollings, Director, Maintenance Division, West Virginia Division of Highways, Building Five, Room A-350, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia 25305-0430 prior to 4:00 p.m., October 25, 2013.
As a minimum, the prospectus will include the following items for evaluation:
1) A completed copy of the Division’s Consultant Confidential Qualification Questionnaire, if not already on file, dated January 1, 2013 or later.
2) Overall capabilities to perform the work, including workforce available to assign to the project, personnel qualifications, and present workload.
3) Location of office in which the work will be performed.
4) Type of work anticipated to be sub-contracted or performed by a sub‑consultant.
5) Indication of whether a cost accounting system has been maintained and is in effect such that it is capable of segregating and identifying accumulating costs for each job that is performed under cost type projects.
6) A completed copy of the Division’s Short List Selection Criteria Technical Evaluation form limited to a single page of data. Cross-referencing on this form to other parts of the prospectus is not acceptable.
7) Indication of the project(s) for which the firm is submitting information for consideration. If the submission is for all projects, a statement to that effect shall be made and a detailed listing shall not be required.
Prior to entering into contract negotiations, the selected firm and any sub‑consultants shall submit a current audited overhead rate computation performed by a state or federal government agency or independent CPA firm. The submitted overhead audit shall contain a detailed exhibit of the computations with all applicable eliminations and references.
The audit shall be done in accordance with Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States and all eliminations required by the Federal Acquisitions Regulations will be made. This requirement will be waived for the selected firm or any sub-consultant when its portion of the fee for the project is less than One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00). In such instances, a company computed overhead rate may be utilized.
A single letter of interest and un-priced prospectus is required regardless of the number of projects requested by the firm for consideration.
It is the policy of the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways, that disadvantaged and women-owned business enterprises shall have the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts financed in whole or in part with federal funds.