Notice of Bid/Request for Proposal

EXPRESSWAY AUTHORITIES
Departmental

Request For Proposals

For Design, Build, Operation, Maintenance, and Finance of the

North Tampa East-West Road Project

The Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority ("Authority") is requesting proposals from qualified firms for the Design, Build, Operation, Maintenance, and Finance of the North Tampa East-West Road Project ("Project").  This Project is an innovative public-private partnership project consisting of approximately 3.1 miles of new limited access alignment from the vicinity of Commerce Park Boulevard westerly to I-275, including an interchange at I-275.   The Request for Proposal (RFP) package, which provides additional instructions, provisions, specifications, selection/negotiation criteria, schedule of events, and other information related to the Project is available on the Authority's website at www.tampa-xway.com.  

Proposers must provide one (1) original and fourteen (14) copies of their proposals and one CD copy by mail or hand delivery to the Authority's Administrative Offices at 1104 East Twiggs St., Suite-300, Tampa, Florida  33602, by 12:00 Noon on September 14, 2006, subject to any extension of the deadline as provided for in the RFP.

This Project is subject to the Authority's Small Business Enterprise (SBE) policy, which strongly encourages the solicitation and utilization of SBE firms and requires nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, sex and national origin in its employment and contracting practices.  All Proposers shall comply with the SBE Policy and Procedures, which are available on the Authority's website or by calling the Authority‚Äôs SBE consultant at (813)207-0003.

An evaluation team will score both written proposals and interviews, using a scale of 0-10 points for each of the following criteria: (a) proposer's experience with similar projects and key personnel qualifications (25%); (b) viability of proposer's financial plan, tolling plan and acceptability of proposed business terms (40%); (c) proposed plan for the Project (25%); and (d) Small Business Enterprise commitment (10%).  The schedule of evaluation meetings and interviews will be posted at the Authority's offices and on the Authority's website.

Please direct all questions regarding this RFP notice to the Contracts Administrator by email to nancy@tampa-xway.com