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Chile: San Antonio - Santiago Intermodal Corridor

Solicitation Number: 2013-51017A
Agency: United States Trade and Development Agency
Office: USTDA
Location: USTDA
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2013-51017A
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Added: Jun 17, 2013 5:27 pm
POC: Jennifer Van Renterghem, USTDA
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
Tel: (703) 875-4357
Fax: (703) 875-4009

Proposal Submission Place:
Daniel Ruz Araneda
Project Manager, Concessions
Empresa Portuaria San Antonio
Alan Macowan 0245
San Antonio
Region Valparaiso
Chile

The Grantee (Empresa Portuaria San Antonio or "EPSA") invites submission of qualifications and proposal data (collectively referred to as the "Proposal") from interested U.S. firms that are qualified on the basis of experience and capability to develop a feasibility study for the implementation of the San Antonio - Santiago Intermodal Corridor.

The Chilean government, through the Grantee, intends to improve access to global markets by facilitating the movement of cargo in a cost effective manner to stay competitive and allow for continued economic expansion. In order to create an improved method of commercial distribution, the Grantee -- along with the various other public and private sector companies utilizing the port facilities -- has identified the need to improve the transportation connections between the Port of San Antonio and the Santiago metropolitan area.

The feasibility study will identify incremental measures and steps that will lead to the development of the Project. The feasibility study will include the development of an infrastructure and implementation plan for the Project so that the Grantee, in coordination with EFE, COLSA, and private operators, can periodically review the strategic directions of the plan, identify appropriate intermodal sub-projects for investment, set priorities, develop high level implementation and acquisition plans, and develop yearly operational sub-projects.

The U.S. firm selected will be paid in U.S. dollars from a $620,000 grant to the Grantee from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency ("USTDA").

A detailed Request for Proposals (RFP), which includes requirements for the Proposal, the Terms of Reference, and portions of a background definitional mission report are available from USTDA, at 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901.


To request the RFP in PDF format, please go to:

https://www.ustda.gov/businessopps/rfpform.asp


Requests for a mailed hardcopy version of the RFP may also be faxed to the IRC, USTDA at 703-875-4009. In the fax, please include your firm's name, contact person, address, and telephone number. Some firms have found that RFP materials sent by U.S. mail do not reach them in time for preparation of an adequate response. Firms that want USTDA to use an overnight delivery service should include the name of the delivery service and your firm's account number in the request for the RFP. Firms that want to send a courier to USTDA to retrieve the RFP should allow one hour after faxing the request to USTDA before scheduling a pick-up. Please note that no telephone requests for the RFP will be honored. Please check your internal fax verification receipt. Because of the large number of RFP requests, USTDA cannot respond to requests for fax verification. Requests for RFPs received before 4:00 PM will be mailed the same day. Requests received after 4:00 PM will be mailed the following day. Please check with your courier and/or mail room before calling USTDA.


Only U.S. firms and individuals may bid on this USTDA financed activity. Interested firms, their subcontractors and employees of all participants must qualify under USTDA's nationality requirements as of the due date for submission of qualifications and proposals and, if selected to carry out the USTDA-financed activity, must continue to meet such requirements throughout the duration of the USTDA-financed activity. All goods and services to be provided by the selected firm shall have their nationality, source and origin in the U.S. or host country. The U.S. firm may use subcontractors from the host country for up to 20 percent of the USTDA grant amount. Details of USTDA's nationality requirements and mandatory contract clauses are also included in the RFP. The Grantee's cash contributions are not subject to USTDA's nationality provisions.


Interested U.S. firms should submit their Proposal in English and four (4) copies in English directly to the Grantee by 5 pm on August 2, 2013 at the above address. Evaluation criteria for the Proposal are included in the RFP. Price will not be a factor in contractor selection, and therefore, cost proposals should NOT be submitted. The Grantee reserves the right to reject any and/or all Proposals. The Grantee also reserves the right to contract with the selected firm for subsequent work related to the project. The Grantee is not bound to pay for any costs associated with the preparation and submission of Proposals.

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1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600,
C/O US TDA 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600
Arlington, Virginia 22209-3901
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Jennifer Van Renterghem
Phone: 703-875-4357