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NORTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AUTHORITY, INC.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

FY 2021 FREIGHT CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM STUDIES

The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, Inc. (NJTPA), the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the 13 counties in northern New Jersey, is announcing a Request for Proposals for consultant assistance for the preparation of two Concept Development studies being advanced through its Freight Concept Development Program (FCDP). This program is consistent with the Project Delivery Process implemented by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT). Through this RFP, the NJTPA is seeking to engage one firm to provide professional consultant services for two separate studies.  The contract will include the Berkshire Valley Road Truck Circulation Project in Roxbury, Morris County and the Port Reading Secondary South Main Street Grade Crossing Elimination Project in Bound Brook, Somerset County. Primary tasks to be performed by the consultant shall include, but are not limited to: data collection, community outreach, development of the purpose and need statement, development of alternatives, selection of preliminary preferred alternative and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) classification. The NJTPA invites all qualified firms with experience in this area to submit proposals for this project.

A copy of the RFP can be downloaded from the NJTPA website at:  www.njtpa.org<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.njtpa.org%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cchip.millard%40dot.gov%7Cb104a08a74d14fc3ca9508d82e45a825%7Cc4cd245b44f04395a1aa3848d258f78b%7C0%7C0%7C637310223997528484&sdata=GVnd%2BTfxWgb56f9GfWG9cb%2FQR%2FLI%2BgQcCD0munj0bpA%3D&reserved=0> (click on Get Involved > RFP/RFQ> Current NJTPA RFP List) or may be requested in writing by email to Angellita S. Young at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

Questions about the RFP must be placed in writing and emailed to Jakub Rowinski at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>,  with a copy to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>. Copies of all submitted questions and any replies will be made available on the RFPs webpage on the NJTPA Website.  The deadline for inquiries is August 19, 2020.

A pre-proposal informational meeting, which is strongly recommended for all interested firms, will be held on August 13, 2020 at 2:00 PM through a virtual meeting. Instructions on how to attend will be posted to the RFP's webpage. Please RSVP if you plan to attend this meeting by contacting NJTPA by email at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> and [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

Federal and state procurement regulations apply to this contract. If awarded, the successful firm awarded the contract shall be required to comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27.  The NJTPA in accordance  with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 252, 42 US.C. 2000d to 2000d-4) and the Regulations,  hereby notifies all interested parties that it will affirmatively ensure that any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement,  disadvantaged  business enterprises will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit proposals in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award."

The deadline for proposals is: September 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM (ET). Proposals will be accepted through the NJTPA's secure electronic proposal submission process via a link on the RFPs webpage.  Proposals received after this deadline will not be considered for review.