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MBTA CONTRACT NO. Z08PS01, Z08PS02, and Z08PS03

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

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

MBTA CONTRACT NO. Z08PS01, Z08PS02, and Z08PS03

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is soliciting Engineering Services (ES) for the Inspection and Rating of MBTA Earth Retaining Structures Systemwide. The ERS types are comprised of walls constructed with a variety of materials, including concrete, stone, steel, wood, or a combination of these materials.

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, input of inspection data into the MBTA database system, submission of inspection reports with recommendations, ERS 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.

The maximum ceiling limit for the total of all consultant contracts is $3,000,000. The contract duration will be three (3) years, with the possibility to extend the contract for two periods of one (1) year each.

This project is expected to utilize 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 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.

Jamey Tesler
MassDOT Secretary & CEO

Steve Poftak
General Manager