Professional Architectural & Engineering On-Call Services - Small Business Enterprise

Type: Request for Qualifications View more listings
Category: Architectural / Engineering / Design
Organization: Regional Transit Authority
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Closing Date: February 06, 2019, 02:00 PM (Central)

PUBLIC NOTICE

REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY

PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL & ENGINEERING
ON-CALL SERVICES – SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE


REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) #2019-004

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is seeking submittals from qualified firms for Professional Architectural and Engineering Services required for On-Call Services for New Orleans Regional Transit Authority. This procurement is limited to small businesses only.

OBTAINING A COPY OF THE RFQ: Specifications and further information concerning the RFQ may be obtained through the RTA ProcureWare System, https://norta.procureware.com/home, or the RTA website, www.norta.com.

RESPONDING TO RFQ: Interested firms which meet the requirements described in this announcement are invited to submit one (1) electronic copy. Submittals may be uploaded through the RTA ProcureWare system or may be delivered to the RTA office at 2817 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119, Attention: Director of Procurement.

PRE-SUBMITTAL MEETING: A Pre-Submittal Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 11am in the Board Room at the RTA’s office located at 2817 Canal Street.

SUBMITTAL DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 2pm

SMALL BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS: Offers/responses will only be accepted from currently certified Small Business Enterprises in compliance with the RTA’s Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program and the US Code of Federal Regulations Title 49 Part 26.39. To be an eligible Small Business Enterprise a business must have at least 51% ownership by a person who is economically disadvantaged. To be considered economically disadvantaged the individual’s Personal Net Worth, not including their primary place of residence or ownership in the business cannot exceed $1.32 million in compliance with the 49 CFR Part 26.67. Additionally, the business must meet the annual gross receipts cap of $17.42 million as defined in 49 CFR Part 26 and must meet the size criteria defined by the Small Business Administration. SBE size standards can be accessed at http://www.sba.gov/content/table-small-business-size-standards.

The Small Business Enterprise Program is race-neutral and open to all business owners regardless of race, ethnicity or gender. Businesses that are currently Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certified with the Louisiana Unified Certification Program must submit an affidavit of SBE eligibility. The SBE eligibility affidavit can be obtained at the RTA website at www.NORTA.com. For additional information contact the RTA’s Director of Small Business Development at 504-827-8387.

The RTA reserves the right, at its business discretion, to accept or reject any and all proposals submitted.

Justin Augustine
Vice President – Transdev


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