SEPTA - Pre-Proposal Opportunity: Subway Surface Tunnel Signal System Replacement

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is soliciting proposals from qualified agencies for the Subway Surface Tunnel Signal System Replacement project. The qualified consultants shall be able to provide services that include but are not limited to engineering consultant services to the Communications & Signals Maintenance and Engineering Department to replace the existing CBTC Signal System currently in service with a new CBTC Signal System retaining all original functionality. In addition, the project will design for increased headway to support the safest and most optimum headway, the design for the replacement of the interlocking at 34th and Ludlow Streets, Real Time Vehicle Location, Work Zone Blocking and will incorporate requirements for both the existing rail cars and new vehicles currently in design as part of the Trolley Modernization Project.


Prospective Proposers can view or download The Request for Proposal Documents from SEPTA’s website Follow this path: Business/Procurement/Bid& RFP Opportunities/Over $100,000 Non-EPS Bid/RFP Opportunities. The RFP documents include Proposers Instructions, Agreement, Scope of Services, and any associated attachments. CAUTION: Subsequent correspondence and follow-up documentation concerning this Request for Proposal No. 22-00172-AJEB will only be sent to consultants who have submitted written requests (via email) for the proposal documents. It is the consultant’s responsibility to assure that it has all the necessary correspondence and documents from SEPTA to properly prepare its proposal.


Each proposal shall be submitted in two (2) separate parts, enclosed in two (2) separate packages, and identified as Technical Proposal and Cost Proposal. Cost proposals will not be opened until the technical evaluation is completed.


A Pre-Proposal Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 10:00 AM. A representative of your company is encouraged to join to discuss the proposed work with representatives of SEPTA, but attendance is not mandatory.


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All questions pertaining to this request for proposal must be submitted in writing to SEPTA, 1234 Market Street, 11th Floor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, Attn: Justin Benante, Procurement, Supply Chain & DBE Division via email: jbenante@septa.orgAll questions must be received no later than 12:00 P.M. on Friday, October 21, 2022. The answers to all questions submitted will be issued as an addendum to the project.


One (1) copies of the Technical Proposal including a PDF copy on a thumb drive and One (1) copies of the Cost Proposal are to be submitted to SEPTA, by 11:00 A.M. on Friday, November 18, 2022.


Please direct all correspondence to:

Justin Benante

Senior Contract Administrator

Procurement, Supply Chain & DBE Division

1234 Market Street, 11th Floor

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107


Subject to SEPTA's right to reject any and all proposals and/or to negotiate separately with any firm in any manner deemed appropriate to serve its best interests, if any award is made as a result of these proposals, it will be made on the basis of the proposal which best satisfies the intent of the RFP and other factors considered in the best interests of SEPTA.


SEPTA, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 253, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4, and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, SubTitle A, Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation, in Federally Assisted Programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all proposers that it will affirmatively, insure that in regard to any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit proposals in response to this invitation, and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, sex, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.


Consultant will be required to comply with all applicable Equal Employment Opportunity laws and regulations.


All proposers will be required to certify compliance with Executive Order 12549 (ineligible contractors).


Oral, telegraphic or telephonic proposals or modifications will not be considered.

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