Notice of Bid/Request for Proposal

South Florida Regional Transportation Authority

The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA), an agency of the State of Florida, operates Tri-Rail, a seventy-two (72) mile commuter railroad with eighteen (18) stations in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties.

THE PURPOSE of this Invitation to Bid (ITB) is to obtain the services of a Contractor for the final Design, Permitting and Construction of a new 35 space parking lot located at the north east corner of SW 33rd Street and Andrews Avenue in Pompano Beach, Florida. The work will include improvements to Andrews Avenue to provide full access to the new parking lot. Project will include paving, drainage, street lighting and landscaping as the primary components of the project. Preliminary Engineering Design Plans up to 75%, including, Geotechnical Data, and a Project Site Survey have been completed and will be included in the ITB documents to provide more information as to the project scope.

Bidders are required to be pre-qualified in all work types required for the project. The technical qualification requirements of Florida Administrative Code Chapter 14-75 and all qualifications requirements of Florida Administrative Code Chapter 14-22, based on the applicable category of the project, must be satisfied.

A REQUEST FOR DOCUMENTS should be directed to Mr. Bryan Kohlberg at SFRTA, 800 N.W. 33 Street, Suite 100, Pompano Beach, Florida 33064, (954)788-7910. The cost of the solicitation document is Fifty Dollars ($50.00) non-refundable. Checks or money orders made payable to SFRTA should be forwarded to Mr. Kohlberg at the address above. Solicitation documents will be available on or about October 15, 2007.

A PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held in the SFRTA Board Room at the address above on October 24, 2007, 10:00 a.m. The purpose of the meeting will be for SFRTA to respond to questions from document holders and clarify requirements in an open forum. Attendance is not mandatory but is recommended.

RECEIPT OF SEALED BIDS: All Bids must be received in a sealed envelope no later than 4:00 p.m., November 15, 2007 at the SFRTA office in Pompano Beach.

SFRTA reserves the right to postpone, accept, or reject any and all Bids in whole or in part. All Bidders must certify that they are not on the State of Florida Comptroller General’s List of Ineligible Bidders. All Bids must remain in effect for One Hundred Eighty (180) days from the Bid opening date.

DBE PARTICIPATION: SFRTA solicits and encourages Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation. DBEs will be afforded full consideration of their responses and will not be subject to discrimination.

CONE OF SILENCE: Any verbal or written communications between any Bidder (potential or actual), or its representatives and any SFRTA Board Member, staff member, committee member, or consultant regarding this procurement are strictly prohibited from the date of the ITB advertisement through the date of execution of the contract. The only exceptions to this are: (1) written requests regarding information or clarification made to SFRTA’s designated contract specialist during the allowable time period under the solicitation; (2) any communications at a publicly noticed meeting of SFRTA; and (3) any communications with the SFRTA Director of Procurement. Any violation of the requirements set forth in this section shall constitute grounds for immediate and permanent disqualification of the Bidder/violator from participation in this procurement.