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30LU1606 - LRRT - Tunnel and Rail State of Good Repair (SGR)

  Executive Summary
Updated On 06/12/2017
Due Date & time 04/07/2016 at 03:00 p.m.
Submittal Instructions Proposals must be submitted online by uploading to this web site. Provide proposal(s) in pdf file format with file sizes no larger than 10 megabytes per file. File names must adhere to the following naming convention: 30LU1606_company name_##_of_##.pdf. Have your proposal information ready prior to beginning an online submission. All proposals submitted online are secure and encrypted until the due date and time. No one can view your proposal prior to that time. When submitting your proposal online please be aware that your session will time out if not submitted within 45 minutes.
Project Involves Design
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Type of Facility Municipal/Government
Posted in NY
Location METRO Rail Tunnels
Description The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) owner and operator of the METRO Rail System, invites interested Consulting Engineering Teams to submit technical proposals that have the requisite, demonstrable competence and experience in engineering services for the inspection, assessment and design for the Project entitled “LRRT – Tunnel and Rail State of Good Repair SGR”. Qualified firms both singularly or in teams must have the requisite, demonstrated competence and experience in and a thorough knowledge of the required engineering services required for the Project.
Qualified firms must demonstrate service competency expertise in tunnel and light rail engineering, inspection and assessment of tunnel and light rail assets and preparation of probable construction cost estimates.
This project will evaluate the current condition for the underground portion of the LRRT system (excluding stations) and determine the State of Good Repair (SGR). The limits for the study will be from the portal (near East Tupper Street) to the end of the line (near University Station). This will include 1.7 miles of twin cut & cover tunnel construction and 3.5 miles of twin rock (bored) tunnel construction.
The results of the study will be used to assist the NFTA in the preparation of its capital budget, prioritize maintenance needs, and demonstrate compliance with FTA SGR initiatives. The Assessment will provide a description of each item, utilize the SGR matrix, and provide budget cost estimates as required to elevate the item to a condition of “Excellent”. Only items that score “Marginal” or “Poor” will trigger a cost estimate. Items that score “Good” or “Adequate” will not have a cost estimate initiated.
  Submittal Documents
Review Submittal Docs at 181 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Engineering Offices 7th Floor
Buy Submittal Docs at The Request for Proposals (RFP) may be examined in the 7th Floor Conference Room, 181 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, New York 14203. Copies of the RFP are available at no charge and shall be requested from Judy Reeves at 716-855-7342 or fax 716-855-7447 and can be downloaded from the Authority's Engineering website at The RFP may be picked up Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., or sent via courier billed to the requester. Plan Holders shall register “on-line” at the Authority's Engineering website at under this Project prior to obtaining the RFP.
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Owner NFTA
Special Instructions Proposals will be accepted via online (electronic) submission only.
Paper proposals will not be accepted.

Proposal shall be submitted on the NFTA Engineering website at

Instructions for submitting proposals are available on the website. The contact person for questions or issues regarding the website is John Blazier, Phone (716) 855-7649, email

Proposals are preferred in a .pdf format in files no larger than 10 MB. File names must adhere to the following naming convention:

30LU1606_company name_##_of_##.pdf

For example: If the electronic proposal is 15MB in size, it will have to be separated into two files each no larger than 10MB. The file name for the first file would look like the following example:

30LU1606_company name_01_of_02.pdf

Proposals received after the date and time specified above for opening shall be considered late proposals and, therefore, shall not be opened and/or considered for award.

The Consultant shall perform not less than 50% of the work with its own forces. Minority and Women Business Enterprise participation is 30%.

The time of completion for the project is 270 calendar days after receipt of the Notice to Proceed.

Pre-Proposal Conference information:
• 9:00 a.m. on March 15, 2016
• Metropolitan Transportation Center.
• 7th Floor Conference Room
• 181 Ellicott Street
• Buffalo, New York 14203
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John Blazier  of NFTA
181 Ellicott St. Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 855-7649  Office
(716) 855-7447  Fax
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