SEPTA RFP - Project Development of Cresheim and 40th Street Substations

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is soliciting proposals from qualified agencies for Project Development of Cresheim and 40th Street Substations. The qualified consultants shall be able to provide services that include but are not limited to designing two brand new traction substations, one for SEPTA’s RRD that will provide ac traction power to the Chestnut Hill East and Chestnut Hill West Rail Lines and the second will provide dc traction power to SEPTA’s light rail (trolley) system in the CTD over a four-year term.


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.


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 Tuesday, July 05, 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. The pre-proposal will be held virtually, and the dial/log-in information is listed below:


Join by link:…


Meeting number (access code): 2344 714 3535


Meeting password: ycAccBZe452


Join by phone: +1-408-418-9388 United States Toll

Meeting Number: 2344 714 3535


All questions pertaining to this request for proposal must be submitted in writing to SEPTA, 1234 Market Street, 11th Floor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, and Attn: Diane Brown, Procurement, Supply Chain & DBE Division via email: dbrown@septa.orgAll questions must be received no later than the close-of-business (4:30 P.M.) on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. The answers to all questions submitted will be issued as an addendum to the project.


RFP No.: 22-00107-ADMD – Project Development of Cresheim and 40th Street Substations


One (1) original (clearly marked) copy of the Technical Proposal, including one (1) copy of on a thumb drive in searchable “PDF” format and one (1) original (clearly marked) and one (1) copy of the Price Proposal are to be submitted to SEPTA by close of business (4:30 pm) on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.


Please direct all correspondence to:


Diane Brown

Contract Administrator

Procurement, Supply Chain & DBE Division

1234 Market Street, 11th Floor

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

RFP No. 22-00107-ADMD: Project Dev. of Cresheim and 40th Street Substations


CAUTION: Subsequent correspondence and follow-up documentation concerning this Request for Proposal No. 22-00107- ADMD 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.


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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