Capital Program Procurement Process
In 2000, the Commission developed a Capital Improvement Program aimed at improving driving conditions and reducing congestion on the Commission's bridges and access roadways. The Plan envisioned the implementation of a four-prong strategy to secure the Commission's long-term mission as follows: Bridge System Protection; Bridge System Preservation; Bridge System Management; and, Bridge System Enhancement. The Commission updates its Capital Improvement Program estimates as materials and other costs increase across the industry. The Commission's current cost estimate is $950 million.
On November 29, 2004, the Commission adopted guidelines outlining the procurement of engineering professional services, as well as guidelines on conflicts of interest and recusal. The Commission also announced that it would utilize its Web site to inform professional-service firms of the need for Capital Program Professional Services, notice of requests for qualifications and letters of interest and other information related to the procurement of professional services.
The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission has begun implementation of a Responsible Contractor Pilot Program, in accordance with the policy approved by a vote of the Commissioners on July 28, 2008. Information on the program and a corresponding contractor responsibility certification form may be found on the Responsible Contractor Pilot Program page.