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31AW22XX - NFTA Term Consultant Services

  Executive Summary
Updated On 11/10/2021
Due Date & time 11/18/2021 at 02:00 p.m.
Bid 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: NFTA Proj. No._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
Proposals From Design Consultants
Type of Facility Municipal/Government
Posted in NY
Location Various Authority Wide Facilities throughout Erie and Niagara Counties
Description The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) will retain Term Consultants in various Engineering disciplines to accomplish services outlined in Attachment B of the RFP that are associated with a variety of potential projects and work assignments. This Term Agreement will be for three years beginning on May 1, 2022 to March 31, 2025 with options to renew the contracts for two additional one-year terms (expiring on March 31, 2026 and March 31, 2027). Being selected as a Term Consultant will not obligate the NFTA to contract for any specific project assignments nor for any dollar amount.

Once the Term Consultants are selected, potential project assignments are intended to be awarded to the ‘best qualified’ firm as determined by the NFTA. Specifics of the proposed team organization shall be negotiable on a per project assignment basis. Subcontracting is permissible.

Consultants are invited to submit proposals on any one or more of the Disciplines listed below. Term Consultant Contracts will be awarded specific to Discipline. The Consultant shall submit a separate proposal for each Discipline they are pursuing. In the event a Consultant submits proposals from two or more Disciplines, the NFTA reserves the right to evaluate and select proposals independently. Consultants may be awarded a contract for more than one Discipline. The Disciplines are as follows:

• Architecture
• Mechanical/ Electrical/Plumbing (MEP)
• Civil/Structural
• LRRT – Train Control
• Environmental
• Planning

Proposals will be evaluated based on qualifications. Consultant proposal’s must not include a cost proposal or cost proposal type information.
  Bid Documents
Review Bid Docs at 181 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Engineering Offices 7th Floor
Buy Bid 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 Cindy Cirbus 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. Document 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 Dennis Lupp, Phone (716) 855-7375, email

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

NFTA Proj. No._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:

31AW22XX_XYZ Consultants_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.

Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE), Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB) and/or Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) participation is required on a per-project basis. See Attachment A of the RFP for each requirement.

A pre-proposal meeting is scheduled for October 28, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the conference room of the NFTA Fire Department (ARFF), 120 Amherst Villa, Buffalo, NY 14225. Seating is limited within the facility and attendees may be required to stand
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Dennis Lupp  of NFTA
181 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 855-7375  Office
(716) 855-7447  Fax
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