DSWA’s  Administrative Office is now located at 601 Energy Lane, Dover DE 19901 

Design and Engineering Services for Route 5 Transfer Station Recycling Building

Sealed Proposals, in copies of eight (8) and one (1) complete electronic copy in PDF format on a flash drive, for the Request for Proposals (RFP) for Design and Engineering Services for Route 5 Transfer Station Recycling Building located at 29997 John P Healy Drive, Harbeson, Delaware, Contract No. S-23-877-SR for the Delaware Solid Waste Authority shall be delivered to the Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA)’s Administrative Office, 1128 South Bradford Street, Dover, Delaware, 19904, no later than 2:00 p.m. on *REVISED Tuesday, April 4, 2023.  DSWA may extend the time and place of the due date for Proposals by providing at least two (2) calendar days’ notice by certified mail or email to any Proposers who DSWA has recorded as having received a copy of the RFP.  If the Proposal is sent by mail, or other personal delivery system, the sealed envelope containing the Proposal shall be enclosed in a separate envelope plainly marked on the outside with the notation, “Proposal Enclosed.”  Proposals delivered by any means other than mail or personal delivery shall be rejected.

The Work under this contract is for design and engineering services for DSWA’s Route 5 Transfer Station Recycling Building.  At a minimum, the services include but are not limited to:

  1. Site studies including topographic and utility surveys and geotechnical evaluations.
  2. Design work including design of a recycling building, roads, utilities, sedimentation and erosion control and storm water management.
  3. Preparation of construction bid specifications, permit applications and performing permitting tasks.
  4. Bid evaluation and recommendation for award of construction contract.
  5. Review of shop drawings.
  6. As-built drawings and compilation of as built and shop drawings into a facility manual.
  7. Construction inspection and services during construction.

Additional requirements and description of work are set forth in the RFP as are the criteria for evaluation and determination of the successful proposal.  DSWA may award the contract to the responsible proposer submitting the most responsive proposal which serves the best interests of DSWA and the citizens of the state of Delaware, and not necessarily at the lowest cost.

Every Proposal prepared in response to this RFP shall be prepared by the PROPOSER with the express

understanding that any and all claims to reimbursement for the cost and expense of its preparation are waived.  No PROPOSER may withdraw the Proposal within ninety (90) days after the Proposal due date. The submittal of a Proposal in response to this Notice shall constitute an agreement of the Proposer to all of the conditions in this Notice and the RFP.

A copy of the RFP for Contract S-23-877-SR may be obtained by emailing prw@dswa.com or

submitting a request at https://dswa.com/resources/rfpbids/request-for-bidsproposals/ on or after Tuesday, February 14, 2023.  DSWA will not be responsible for full or partial sets of the Project Manual obtained from any sources other than stated above, or in the project manual, nor shall BIDDER rely upon such other sources or information.

A non-mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the DSWA Administrative Office located at 1128 S. Bradford Street in Dover, DE 19904.  There will also be a Zoom meeting link that will be emailed to prospective PROPOSERS who are recorded by DSWA as having received a copy of the Project Manual.  Other interested parties can view the webinar by going to DSWA’S website, https://dswa.com/resources/rfpbids/request-for-bidsproposals/  selecting the contract and clicking on the Contract No. for a link to the webinar.   A site visit to the Route 5 Transfer Station will proceed after the Pre-Proposal meeting or PROPOSERS can contact Renee Hetrick to schedule a site tour.

The PROPOSER must submit, with its Proposal, documentation indicating it is licensed to conduct business in the State of Delaware and PROPOSER must meet and comply with all state, local, and federal laws, regulations, ordinances, codes, and requirements in the scope of their Work and comply with any and all licensing requirements.  PROPOSER shall provide a copy of its Certificate of Authorization (COA) to practice engineering in the State of Delaware from the Delaware Association of Professional Engineers (DAPE).  All work shall be supervised by a Delaware Registered Professional Engineer.

The Delaware Solid Waste Authority reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Proposals which in its judgment is in the best interest of DSWA, and all PROPOSERS are notified that such acceptance or rejection shall be without liability on the part of DSWA for any action brought by any PROPOSER because of such acceptance or rejection.  Likewise, DSWA reserves the right to waive any requirement or irregularity in the RFP process without liability on the part of DSWA.  The submittal of a proposal in response to this Notice shall constitute an agreement of the PROPOSER to all the provisions set forth in this Notice and the RFP.

Eight (8) copies and one (1) complete electronic copy in PDF format on a flash drive of the Proposal shall be submitted to DSWA.  The Proposals shall be sealed, marked, and addressed as follows:

Delaware Solid Waste Authority

1128 S. Bradford Street

Dover, Delaware 19904

Attn:  Renee E. Hetrick

Proposal for: Design and Engineering Services for Route 5 Transfer Station Recycling Building, S-23-877-SR

No PROPOSER may withdraw their Proposal within ninety (90) days after the actual date of opening thereof, except as may be authorized by the Project Manual.

The Project Manual explains the process by which prospective Proposers may submit questions about the meaning or intent of the Project Manual.

All other inquiries regarding this work shall be directed to:

Renee E. Hetrick                                and                  Pam Williamson

Project Manager                                                         Sr. Executive Assistant

Phone: (302) 753-4872                                                Phone:  302-739-5361

Fax:  302-739-4287                                                    Fax:  302-739-4287

Email:  reh@dswa.com                                              Email:  prw@dswa.com