The Puerto Rico and Municipal Islands Maritime Transportation Authority (PRMTA) will receive sealed proposals
in triplicate for the Isabel II-Ferry and Boat Vieques Terminal Building Project, Vieques, Puerto Rico. Proponents
shall submit Proposals in accordance with the Instructions to Proponents contained in the Contract Documents,
until 10:00AM (PR Time) on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at which time all proposals received will be disclose
opened and read aloud at the following address: Conference Room, Monte Brisas Shopping Center Offices, Road
PR-194 and El Conquistador Avenue, street corner, Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
A non compulsory pre-proposal meeting will be held at the same venue at 8:00AM on Tuesday, March 15, 2011.
A site visit will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 11:00AM at the Isabel II-Ferry Boat Terminal in Vieques,
Puerto Rico. Date limit for submittal of questions is Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 4:00PM.
The PRMTA hereby requests qualified firms to provide construction services for the modernization of the Isabel
II-Ferry and Boat Vieques Terminal Building. The construction work shall include, but are not limited to: (a)
demolition; (b) site security improvements; (c) improvements to pier’s structure; (d) new terminal building
among and other work; all in accordance and as indicated in Plans and Specifications.
Proponents which are included in the Bidders Register of the General Services Administration (GSA) of the
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico are the only ones allowed to enter into a contract with the Puerto Rico and
Municipal Islands Maritime Transportation Authority as a result of this proposal. Any proponent not registered
yet who present a proposal, shall have ten (10) calendar days after closing time to submit all the documents
required in order to be included in the GSA’s register.
Each Proponent must submit evidence of capacity and evidence of financial responsibility filling and submitting
the Statement of The Proponent included in the Contract Documents.
The Drawings, Specifications and other Contract documents will be ready after Monday, February 28, 2011, 1:00
PM (PR Time) and may be obtained at the PRMTA Administration Offices (Monte Brisas Shopping Center Offices,
Fajardo, Puerto Rico) until 48 hours prior to opening the proposals by paying One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150.00)
in cash or certified check to the Puerto Rico and Municipal Islands Maritime Transportation Authority for each set
of documents. This payment is non refundable. For more information, contact Mr. Anthony J. Irizarry, Chairman
of the Evaluation Committee, Puerto Rico and Municipal Islands Maritime Transportation Authority, PO Box 4305,
Puerto Real, Puerto Rico 00740, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The complete examination and understanding of the Drawings, Specifications, Contract Documents (see
checklist) and site of the proposed works is necessary to properly submit Proposals.
Proponents must submit Proposals for the works on the proposal forms provided; other proposal forms will not
A certified check or bank draft, payable to the Puerto Rico and Municipal Islands Maritime Transportation
Authority, US Government Bonds or Bonds of the Government of Puerto Rico or its instrumentalities, or
satisfactory Bid Bond executed by the Bidder and acceptable sureties in an amount of five percent (5%) of the bid
shall be submitted with each bid.
No offer may be withdrawn after closing time for the receipt of proposals for a period of ninety (90) days. This
project is funded with federal funds from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The Proponent must comply
with all Federal regulations, including, but not limited, to minimum wage rates and EEO Requirements as
established by the US Department of Labor and with the Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) Requirements
of 49 CFR Part 23. In addition, it should comply with all applicable local, state and federal regulations especially
those imposed by the FTA.
The Proponent shall make good faith efforts, as defined in Appendix A of 49 CFR Part 23, Regulations of the Office
of the Secretary of Transportation, to subcontract ten (10%) percent of the dollar value of the prime contract to
small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals (DBE). In
the event that the proposer for this solicitation qualifies as a DBE, the contract goal shall be deemed to have been
met. The apparent successful competitor must submit with his proposal information concerning the DBE’s that
will participate in this contract. The information will include the name and address of each DBE, a description of
the work to be performed by each named firm, and the dollar value of the contract. If the proposer fails to achieve
the contract goal stated herein, it will be required to provide with his proposal documentation demonstrating that
he made good faith efforts in attempting to do so. A proposal that fails to meet these requirements will be
considered nonresponsive and will be denied. Prospective proponents and subcontractors must call the Puerto
Rico Ports Authority (PRTA) or Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority (PRHTA) DBE/EEO Coordinator,
at (787) 729-8636 or (787) 721-8787 extension 1204, respectively, to begin the process of certification as a DBE
This project is subject to the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 which provides that preference
be given to steel and manufactured products produced in the United States (Buy America Requirement) when
funds are expended pursuant to a grant issued under the FTA. The conditions for these requirements are included
in the Contract Documents.
Any response to this request delivered after the above deadline will not be considered. PRMTA reserves the right
to request any or all respondents to attend an interview, at no cost to PRMTA.
PRMTA reserves the right to reject any or all submittals, to select the firm found to be most compatible with
PRMTA interests, and to make void without prejudice any selection before a contract has been formalized. The
response to this request shall be at no cost to PRMTA.
The successful Proponent must submit to the PRMTA the required bonds, insurance, policies, certificate of having
filed an income tax return to the Puerto Rico Treasury Department for the last five years, certificate of no debts
to the Government of Puerto Rico, certificate of payment of property taxes, certificate of payment of unemployment
insurance, temporal incapacity and social security for drivers, etc., and shall execute the construction
contract within five (5) working days after the date of the Notice of Award. The Proponent must have the capacity
to start working on the project one week after the contract is signed. The Payment Bond and the Performance
Bond shall be in an amount not less than one hundred (100%) percent of the total value of the contract awarded
to him and shall be executed with a satisfactory surety or sureties for the full and faithful performance of the
Rubén A. Hernández Gregorat, MEM,PE
Carlos D. Pérez Medina