PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY - NOTICE OF INTENT TO RELEASE A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR PERFORMANCE OF EXPERT PROFESSIONAL DESIGN SERVICES FOR THE OUTERBRIDGE CROSSING WIDENING FEASIBILITY STUDY
Notice Summary :
PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY
NOTICE OF INTENT
TO RELEASE A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
FOR PERFORMANCE OF EXPERT PROFESSIONAL
DESIGN SERVICES FOR THE OUTERBRIDGE CROSSING
WIDENING FEASIBILITY STUDY
Dated: January 3, 2023
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (the “Authority” or “Port Authority”) is intending to release a Request for Proposal (RFP) on or about the first quarter of 2023 for Expert Professional Design Services for Outerbridge Crossing Widening Feasibility Study. If you are interested in receiving updates on this solicitation, please send your contact email address to Ms. Courtney Eddington at CEddington@panynj.gov.
The purpose of this notice is to provide early awareness of this impending RFP. This notice is being issued solely for informational and planning purposes and does not constitute a solicitation.
The following information provides background information for the intended RFP as well as high level view of the expected Scope of Services.
The Outerbridge Crossing (OBX) is a steel thru truss bridge that carries four (4) lanes of New York/New Jersey 440 across the Arthur Kill between Perth Amboy, New Jersey and Staten Island, New York. On the New York side, the Outerbridge Crossing leads to the Verrazano- Narrows Bridge via the West Shore Expressway to the Staten Island Expressway (I-278). On the New Jersey side, it leads to the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95) and the Garden State Parkway via State Highway 440.
The main span over the Arthur Kill is a three-span cantilever truss with a simple span truss at both ends with a total length of 2100 feet and is supported by two-column reinforced concrete piers founded on timber piles extending into concrete tremie seal. The approach viaducts to the main span consist of straight spans with two longitudinal deck girders, longitudinal stringers and transverse floor beams supporting a reinforced concrete deck. The approach viaducts consist of thirty-nine (39) spans on the east (New York) side, with a total length of 2300 feet and sixty-six (66) spans on the west (New Jersey) side with a total length of 4900 feet and are supported by two-column reinforced concrete piers founded on spread footings and timber piles.
Scope of Services
The services of the Consultant shall generally consist of performing pre-Stage I feasibility evaluation of widening the main span and New York and New Jersey approach span bridge structures and ramps to increase traffic flow, minimize traffic backups and modernize the widened bridge to meet current standards including providing for a shared use pathway. As part of the widening, the existing bridge shall also be rehabilitated to achieve a thirty (30) year service life extension.
The pre-Stage I conceptual design study services may include but not limited to preparing design criteria, performing field verifications, analysis and survey, developing conceptual design drawings and functional plans for widening the main span and approaches including ramps and accessible approaches for pedestrians, active transportation and micro-mobility, load carrying capacity analysis (including seismic and fatigue analysis), security hardening, strengthening/retrofits required for widening, traffic data collection, modeling and analysis, identification of impacted properties and impact on existing wetlands, upgrading electrical, electronic and mechanical (fire protection, plumbing and drainage) systems required for widening, staging plans, maintenance of traffic plans, construction cost estimates and construction schedules, and preparing and delivering a Feasibility Study Report.
The selected Proposer shall be responsible for all required disciplines and sub-consultants retained to perform any of the above scope of services and shall be responsible in coordinating all services with other contracts etc., as appropriate, and as required by the Authority.
The Port Authority will not address questions regarding this Notice of Intent nor the intended release of said Request for Proposal, until the RFP is officially released.
The Port Authority at its sole discretion may at any time withdrawal or cancel this Notice of Intent and/or the intended release of the RFP.
This Notice of Intent is no assurance that a Proposer(s) will be selected for performance of the subject RFP and/or Scope of Services.
Proposers will be provided further details regarding the RFP solicitation including but not limited to, how to propose, proposal due date, pre-proposal meeting, etc., upon release of the Request for Proposal.