The Bridgeport Port Authority and the City of Stamford seek qualifications from prospective High-Speed Operators to develop, commence and operate a high-speed ferry service connecting Bridgeport and Stamford, Connecticut to points in Manhattan, New York City. The Bridgeport Port Authority and the City of Stamford intend to select a Preferred Operator for this service on/about July 20, 2009; selection will be based in part on proponent's qualifications in operator/team experience and organization, quality of the operator's financial structure, operator/team experience in high-speed ferry operations and success in project continuity. A formal Request for Qualifications document provides details of studies completed and further information for prospective candidates. Interested parties may obtain a Portable Data File (PDF) of the formal Request for Qualifications by contacting TPA Design Group at (203) 562-2182.
Proponents responding to the RFQ must deliver qualifications (8 copies) in a sealed envelope, clearly marked "High-Speed Ferry Operator Qualifications"; financial information should be included with qualifications package, placed in a separate, sealed envelope and marked "Confidential". Qualifications must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, 2009 to:
Joseph A. Riccio, Jr.
Bridgeport Port Authority
330 Water Street
Water Street Dock Terminal Building
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Responses received after this time and date, or at any other location, will not be accepted. The Bridgeport Port Authority reserves the right to reject any or all responses, to waive irregularities, or to terminate this request.
The Bridgeport Port Authority is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.