Construction of Dredging Facility: Vertical Expansion (Salem County, NJ)

Contract Opportunity Type: Sources Sought (Original)
Original Published Date: May 16, 2023 06:54 pm EDT
Original Response Date: May 31, 2023 04:00 pm EDT
Original Inactive Date: Dec 31, 2023


NAICS Code: 237990 - Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Place of Performance: Gloucester City , NJ USA


Action Code:  Sources Sought.

Vertical Expansion of Site 15G Dredged Material Placement Facility, Logan Township, Gloucester County, and Oldman Township, Salem County, New Jersey.

Class Code:  Z

Subject: Market Research- Vertical Expansion of Site 15G Dredged Material Placement Facility, Logan Township, Gloucester County, and Oldman Township, Salem County, New Jersey.

Set-Aside Code:  N/A

Response Date:  31 May 2023 4:00 pm. EST.

Place of Performance: Logan Township, Gloucester County, and Oldman Township, Salem County, New Jersey.

Description of Work:  This is a Sources Sought Notice and is for information purposes only. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, QUOTATIONS, OR BIDS.

The Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, is interested in awarding one (1) Firm Fixed Price Contract for Vertical Expansion of the Site 15G Dredged Material Placement Facility (DMPF), located in Pedricktown, New Jersey.

Description of Work:

Contract work consists of a large-scale earthwork project to construct approximately 18,000 linear feet of earthen embankments at the Site 15G DMPF, located in Pedricktown, New Jersey, adjacent to the existing Pedricktown Complex of DMPFs (Pedricktown North, Pedricktown South, and Oldman).  Approximately 800,000 cubic yards of material must be moved from within the site, compacted in lifts and final graded to meet the lines and grades required.  Significant experience and expertise with large scale earthwork projects and access to a significant amount of earthmoving equipment and labor will be required to complete all work. Significant experience with the installation of geosynthetics will be required as well.  The soils that comprise the available dredged materials are predominately fine-grained in nature (i.e., contain silts and clays of low and high plasticity), with some sand and gravel in limited areas.  As such, these soils are highly susceptible to changes in moisture content which may limit construction activities during periods of wet or freezing weather. Contractor must be able to deal with problems that include seepage of water into excavations, softening of exposed subgrade soils, loss of soil shear strength, etc.  It is anticipated that the existing material proposed to construct the dikes will require consistent and active moisture conditioning to achieve a moisture content near or at optimum to achieve the specified compaction requirements.  Consequently, prudent earthwork techniques such as disking, stockpile management, aeration, promoting positive drainage, limiting construction traffic, and allowing for drying days must be utilized to facilitate fill placement and compaction activities. It should be anticipated that protection of exposed excavation subgrades will need to be exercised to minimize disturbance. The work will also require the installation of three steel sluice structures and associated 30-inch steel outfall pipes for site drainage.  The sluice structures and pipes will be provided as Government Furnished Materials.

Contract period of performance will be 545 days.

An Award for the Contract is anticipated on or about September 2023. Estimated cost range of the project is between $10,000,000 and $25,000,000. Performance and Payment Bonds will be required for 100% of contract award. The NAICS Code for this project is 237990 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction.

Responses to this Sources Sought Announcement will be used by the Government to make appropriate acquisition decisions. Narratives are requested with the following information, which shall not exceed a total of eight (8) pages.

  • Offeror’s name, address, points of contact with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.
  • Business size/classification to include any designations as Small Business, HUBZone, Service-Disabled Veteran Owned, 8(a), Women-Owned small businesses shall be indicated on first page of submission.
  • Provide construction bonding level. Provide the aggregate sum total construction bonding level. Provide both capabilities which must be expressed in U.S. dollars, along with current available bonding capacity.
  • Description of capability to perform similar or same projects listed above, manage subcontractors, prepare, and comply with various environmental and construction permits, and capacity to execute this project with other ongoing construction contracts.

Past performance/experience on projects of similar scope and magnitude, describing no more than five (5) projects that are at least 50% construction complete within the past five years. The past performance information should include project title, location, general description of the construction to demonstrate relevance to the proposed projects, the Offeror’s role, dollar value of contract, and name of the company, agency, or government entity for which the work was performed with contact information (reference name, phone number and e-mail address).

Responses should be sent to Cheley Auguste, at on or before 31 May 2023 at 4:00 PM EST.

Contact Information

Phone Number2156566771

Gregory C. Keaton
Phone Number2156563826