Final Design Procurement Timeline - late 2014/early 2015

 

  • Commission's intent to pursue project as a design-bid-build procurement - and not a Public-Private Partnership (P3) - was reaffirmed by the Executive Director at the Commission's July 2014 meeting 
  • Commission posts - and advertises - 100-page Request for Proposal(RFP) for Final Design Services August 20 
  • Pre-Proposal Meeting at Sheraton Bucks County Hotel ballroom in Langhorne, PA. on September 10 attracts 132 consultants representing 74 engineering firms, including 38 Identified Business Enterprises (women-owned, minority owned, etc.) 
  • Closing date for inquiries from interested firms - September 26 
  • Commission response to inquiries - October 8 
  • 10 firms submit proposals in response to the RFP - October 30 
  • Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) of professional staff formed to review and evaluate proposals 
  • Field of RFP responses short listed to four firms - Dec. 22 
  • TEC conducts oral interviews of short-listed firms - January 13 and 14, 2015 TEC presents findings to Senior Selection Committee (SSC) on January 16; SSC confirms findings to negotiate scope and fee with highest ranking firm 
  • Commission authorizes Executive Director to negotiate scope and fee with highest ranked firm - January 26 
  • Commission awards final design contract to Michael Baker, Jr., Inc. of Hamilton, N.J. for a not-to-exceed amount of $22,490,000 -- February 23, 2015