BID OPPORTUNITIES


DSPC Contract No. 14-4106
Dole Container Yard
Reefer Module Installation
Rows L, M & S

PROJECT MANUAL

Bids will be accepted until 3:00 P.M., Friday, June 30, 2017 and will be publicly opened at that time at the Port of Wilmington Administration Building.  The Diamond State Port Corporation may extend the time and date of the Bid Opening.  Attendees at mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be notified by email of such change at least two (2) days prior to the scheduled Bid Opening date.

Contract Documents will be available on Diamond State Port Corporation website (http://portofwilmington.com) under the tab Bids & Proposals beginning Monday, May 15, 2017.  A mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at the Port of Wilmington Administration Building at 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Access to the Port requires security clearance through the Main Gate.  For gate clearance, contact Sharon Walker, Administrative Assistant, Engineering & Maintenance at (302) 472-7826.


THE NEWS JOURNAL AND DELAWARE CAPITAL REVIEW
May 15, 2016 and May 22, 2017

Public notice is hereby given that the Diamond State Port Corporation will be accepting Bids from qualified, experienced Bidders to construct the Dole Container Yard, Reefer Module Installation, Rows L, M & S project located within the Port of Wilmington.  In general, the required work includes, but is not necessarily limited to:

Demolition / Removals -

  • Removal of existing Container Yard improvements including wheel bumpers and asphaltic concrete pavement.

 

New Construction / Installations –

  • Installation of two (2) utility poles for a new electrical service off of the existing Delmarva 12KV service;
  • Construction of two (2) reinforced concrete foundation mats with support walls and elevated concrete slabs for support of new electrical gear;
  • Installation and connection of new electrical gear (i.e., transformers and switchgear);
  • Installation of concrete encased duct bank from switchgear to Reefer Modules);
  • Construction of concrete slab-on-grade and reinforced concrete pedestals for equipment supports;
  • Installation and connection of new Reefer Modules; and
  • Fabrication and installation of structural steel access platforms.

 

All Bids are required to be based on State of Delaware Prevailing Wage Rates.  Anticipated start of construction is mid-July 2017.

Interested Bidders shall submit their Bids in triplicate, sealed in an envelope, labeled and hand delivered as follows:

Mr. Randall Horne, P.E.
Director, Engineering & Maintenance           
Diamond State Port Corporation
Port of Wilmington
One Hausel Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19801

DSPC Contract No. 14-4106
Dole Container Yard
Reefer Module Installation
Rows L, M & S

Bids will be accepted until 3:00 P.M., Friday, June 30, 2017 and will be publicly opened at that time at the Port of Wilmington Administration Building.  The Diamond State Port Corporation may extend the time and date of the Bid Opening.  Attendees at mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be notified by email of such change at least two (2) days prior to the scheduled Bid Opening date.

Contract Documents will be available on Diamond State Port Corporation website (http://portofwilmington.com) under the tab Bids & Proposals beginning Monday, May 15, 2017.  A mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at the Port of Wilmington Administration Building at 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Access to the Port requires security clearance through the Main Gate.  For gate clearance, contact Sharon Walker, Administrative Assistant, Engineering & Maintenance at (302) 472-7826.


Request for Qualifications
Formation of a Public/Private Partnership (P3) with the Diamond State Port Corporation

Public Notice

The Diamond State Port Corporation (DSPC), a corporate entity of the State of Delaware, seeks qualified respondents to enter into a public/private partnership (P3) to improve, develop, finance and/or operate via long-term concession arrangements, the following port-related infrastructure:

  • The existing facility, or what is known as the Port of Wilmington,
  • The brownfield facility known as Edgemoor,

Also available for potential expansion as part of an integrated multi-modal transportation facility are two sites unowned by the DSPC:

  • The greenfield facility known as Riveredge, and
  • The industrial real estate site known as Boxwood.

The DSPC, which is wholly-owned by the government of the State of Delaware, seeks to solicit interest from a broad base of potential private partners, and includes likely participation from:

  • Financiers
  • Developers
  • Operators
  • Existing operating companies within the existing port community

The DSPC’s mission in entering this P3 is three-fold:

  • Create family-sustaining jobs that in turn generates positive economic impact
  • Minimize impact for the taxpayers of the State of Delaware
  • Serve the existing customers of the Port, as well as related businesses that are responsible for its ongoing success and growth 

DSPC expects a broad range of proposals from which the one best suited to DSPC’s goals will be selected.

The decision of the DSPC to embark in a P3 arrangement to improve, develop and operate the State’s port related infrastructure was based on the findings derived from the DSPC’s Strategic Port Master Plan (Master Plan), available on the DSPC website.


Potential respondents may contact the DSPC’s advisors, as noted below, at any time in advance of the completion of the process and formation of the P3.  However, significant dates and deadlines for the process include May 31st, 2017, when a selection of finalist respondents will be made, and September 30th, 2017 when the DSPC expects to select its P3 partner.  Please note that these dates are subject to change at any time at the DSPC’s discretion.  Potential respondents are advised contact the DSPC’s advisors as soon as possible to be put on a list to receive any updates.


The DSPC will review all potential P3 respondent applications in a comprehensive review of all benefits and considerations.  However, key criteria for a successful application will include:

  • State Economic Impact vis-à-vis direct and indirect job creation or other parameters established by the State of Delaware including, but not limited to, the number and quality of jobs created
  • Return on Investment (ROI) to the State of Delaware
  • Relationship with existing client base and port labor services
  • Creditworthiness of the respondent and capability to carry through with the respondent’s proposal.

The DSPC conducts its procurement activities and formal bid processes in a competitive environment that fosters equal opportunity for qualified companies to partner with the DSPC.

Information about the DSPC and the Port of Wilmington is available online at www.portofwilmington.com 

Any request for information regarding the formations of the P3, any questions about the process, or any request to receive a full RFQ document, including more detailed information on the Port of Wilmington, scope, timing and respondent submission process, should be directed to the DSPC’s advisor, Seabury PFRA LLC, via email.  The email should be directed to Jonathan Montbach, Head of Seabury Maritime Finance at jmontbach@seaburysecurities.com.