Expressway Authorities, Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority  



    The Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority requires the services of a Professional Engineering Consultant in connection with the design of improvements at the S.R. 417/Innovation Way Interchange, identified as Project No. 417-302, in Orange County, Florida. Shortlist consideration will be given to only those firms who are qualified pursuant to law, and as determined by the Authority, based on information provided by the firms, and who have been prequalified by FDOT to perform the indicated Types of Work.

    MAJOR TYPES OF WORK: Group 3.2, Major Highway Design; Group 3.3, Controlled Access Highway Design; Group 4.1, Minor Bridge Design; Group 14, Architecture.

    ADDITIONAL TYPES OF WORK REQUIRED: Group 6.3, Intelligent Transportation Systems Analysis, Design, and Implementation; Group 7, Traffic Operations Design; Group 8, Surveying and Mapping and Group 9, Soil Exploration, Material Testing and Foundations.

    DEION: The work to be performed under this project will include final geometric design for a new interchange at S.R. 417 and Innovation Way (Alafaya Trail) Additional elements include: ramp toll plaza design, surveying, right-of-way mapping, drainage evaluation and design, permitting, lighting, signalization, signing and pavement markings, maintenance of traffic, utility design and coordination, geotechnical analysis, scheduling and project control, progress reporting and other tasks and associated activities.

    LETTERS OF INTEREST SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS: Consultants wishing to be considered shall submit six (6) sets of a Letter of Interest package. The letter shall be a maximum of ten (10) pages exclusive of attachments and resumes. The packages shall include the following:

    1. Experience – Details of specific experience for at least three (3) projects, similar to that described above that involve limited access highway reconstruction, completed by the consultant's Project Manager and other key project team members including the name of client contact person, telephone number, and physical address;

    2. Personnel Experience – Resumes of the consultant's proposed Project Manager and other key personnel presently employed by the consultant who will be assigned to the project. The Project Manager shall have a minimum of five (5) years of specific experience in complex highway and/or bridge design projects;

    3. Project Team - Anticipated subconsultants shall be identified and the roles that each will play in providing the required services. Resumes should be provided for subconsultants that may be involved in key roles;

    4. Prequalification Documentation - A copy of the Notice of Qualification issued by the FDOT showing current qualification in the Types of Work specified above;

    5. Office Location – The office assigned responsibility and its physical address shall be identified. It is required that the consultant have an office and key staff located within the Orlando area.

    Failure to submit any of the above required information may be cause for rejection of the package as non-responsive.

    SELECTION / NEGOTIATIONS: The Authority may shortlist up to five (5) firms based on its evaluation of the Letters of Interest and qualifications information received. Shortlisted firms will proceed to the next step in the process which includes preparation and submittal of a Technical Proposal and an oral presentation or interview. The Authority will provide the shortlisted firms with a comprehensive outline of the Scope of Services for use in preparing the Technical Proposal. Each firm will be evaluated and ranked by the Authority's Consultant Recommendation Committee based on the Technical Proposal and oral presentations/interview. As part if its evaluation process, the Committee will also consider the consultant's willingness to meet time requirements, consultant's projected workload, and consultant's use of Minority/Women Owned Businesses.

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT: The Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority, in accordance with the provisions of Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, hereby notifies all firms and individuals that it will require affirmative efforts be made to ensure participation by minorities.

    MINORITY/WOMEN/DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PARTICIPATION: Minority/Women/Disadvantaged Business Enterprises will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, or national origin in consideration for qualification or an award by the Authority.

    NON-SOLICITATION PROVISION: From the first date of publication of this notice, no person may contact any Authority Board Member, Officer or Employee or any selection committee member, with respect to this notice or the services to be provided, except as related to the Submittal Requirements detailed above. Reference is made to the lobbying guidelines of the Authority for further information regarding this Non-Solicitation Provision.


    June 2, 2006, 3:00 p.m., Orlando local time


    Mr. Joseph A. Berenis, P.E.

    Deputy Executive Director

    Telephone: (407)316-3800


    Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority

    525 S. Magnolia Avenue

    Orlando, FL 32801

    Re:          S.R. 417/Innovation Way Interchange

                    Project No. 417-302


    Michael Snyder, P.E.

    Executive Director

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