Request for Professional Services
RFQ forrowappraisalservices 12-1-16 (RE-SOLICITATION)
BOROUGH OF SOUTH TOMS RIVER
INTRODUCTION & INVITATION TO BID
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
RIGHT-OF-WAY EASEMENT ACQUISITION FOR THE BARNEGAT BRANCH TRAIL EXTENSION PROJECT
Professional Appraisal and Right-of-Way Services
The Borough of South Toms River is soliciting technical and cost proposals from qualified professionals for qualified professional appraisal and right-of-way services to complete the easement acquisition of a former railroad Right-of-Way along Route 166 in South Toms River, New Jersey. The planned use of the easement acquisition is the future Ocean County-led extension of the Barnegat Branch Trail. The selected firm will be charged with the identification, appraisal and appraisal review, negotiation, title and legal processing associated with the specified parcels.
This service will be funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). As such, procurement for professional services must comply with 40 U.S.C. 1101-1104 “The Brooks Act”, and Federal Policy Guide 23 CFR 172A.
All work shall be performed in accordance with the New Jersey Department of Transportation Technical (NJDOT) Requirements and all Federal, State and local laws. In particular, the proposed easement acquisition and associated work must comply with the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (Uniform Act), as amended. The selected firm will be charged with the responsibility of ensuring compliance with the Uniform Act and its rules.
The Request for Proposals (RFP) package will be available for pick-up at no cost beginning on December 13, 2016, 9:00am – 4:00pm EST. The package may be picked up in the Office of the Municipal Clerk at the Municipal Complex located at 19 Double Trouble Road, South Toms River, New Jersey 08757. Requests to have the RFP sent via email will also be honored. Email requests should be submitted to Joseph.Kostecki@BoroughOfSouthTomsRiver.com with the subject line “RFP:ROW Easement Acquisition for the Barnegat Branch Trail Extension.”
The submittal date for the Technical Proposal Friday, January 6, 2017 at 1:00pm.
Any questions should be submitted in writing via email only to Joseph.Kostecki@BoroughOfSouthTomsRiver.com. All questions should be submitted by 1:00 PM on December 27, 2016. Any questions submitted thereafter will be precluded from consideration.
If you would like to be included on the Borough’s Bidders List, please follow this link, and fill out the online form. PLEASE BE ADVISED that this will place you on our list but does not notify us when you complete this form. Please be sure to contact us to ensure completion.