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Miami-Dade County Solicitation RFI-00920

Solicitation RFI-00920

Request for Information: Strategic Miami Area Rapid


Transit (SMART) Plan

Solicitation Designation: Public

Miami-Dade County

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Solicitation RFI-00920
Request for Information: Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Plan

Solicitation Number     R I-  
Solicitation Title     Request for Information  Strategic  iami Area Ra id Transit  S ART  Plan 

Solicitation Start Date  A r       P  EDT


Solicitation End Date  Aug       P  EDT
Question & Answer End
 Aug       P  EDT
Date

Solicitation Contact     Brian  ebster 


 Procurement Contracting  fficer   
 ISD - Procurement  anagement Services  

Solicitation Contact      anessa Lauchaire 
 Procurement Contracting  anager 
 ISD - Procurement  anagement Services 

Solicitation Contact      arie  illiams 


 Procurement Contracting  fficer   
 ISD - Procurement  anagement Services  

Contract Duration    See Bid Documents


Contract Renewal    See Bid Documents   
Prices Good for    Not Applicable
Pre-Solicitation Conference   Jul 30, 2018 9:00:00 AM EDT
Attendance is optional
Location: Miami Dade College
Wolfson Campus, Room 1261 (Bldg 1, 2nd Fl.)
300 NE 2 Ave, Auditorium
Miami, FL 33132
The County will offer a live stream of the Industry Forum. The livestream will be at the
County's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/gomiamidade.

Solicitation Comments Miami-Dade County, a political sub-division of the State of Florida, is requesting information from 


interested industry members and Qualified Developers, to determine the development potential of 
one or more of the six (6) rapid transit corridors defined by Miami-Dade County’s Strategic Miami
Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Plan. Through the issuance of this Request for Information (RFI), the
County seeks information from the private sector regarding the feasibility of using Public Private
Partnerships (P3) arrangements. Miami-Dade County is considering the potential opportunity to
provide critically-needed transportation infrastructure improvements along one or more of the
SMART Plan corridors utilizing P3 delivery approach. The P3 delivery approach could include two or
more corridor design, construction, financing, operations, and maintenance of the improvements on
a long term concession basis. The potential modes being considered within the designated corridors
under the SMART Plan include but are not limited to Heavy Rail Transit (HRT), Light Rail Transit (LRT),
Monorail, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Automated People Mover (APM), and Commuter Rail Transit (CRT). 

Addendum # 1

Previous Required Qualifications    A&E    DESIGN B ILD     New Required Qualifications   


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Previous Required Qualifications    A&E    DESIGN B ILD     New Required Qualifications   

Addendum # 2

New Documents           Addendum No 2_RFI -00920_06.15.18.pdf

Previous Q & A End Date    New Q & A End Date    ul       P  EDT   

Addendum # 3
Pre -Bid Conference information has changed. Please review all Pre -Bid
Pre-Bid Conference Changes   
Conferences    

Addendum # 4

New Documents           Estimated Available Funding for the SMART Plan.pdf

Addendum # 5
Pre -Bid Conference information has changed. Please review all Pre -Bid
Pre-Bid Conference Changes   
Conferences    

Addendum # 6

New Documents           Eastimated Available Funding for the SMART Plan 06.28.18.pdf

Removed Documents    Estimated Available Funding for the SMART Plan.pdf

Addendum # 7

New Documents           Addendum No 3_RFI -00920_07.05.18.pdf

Pre -Bid Conference information has changed. Please review all Pre -Bid
Pre-Bid Conference Changes   
Conferences    

Addendum # 8

New Documents           Addendum No 4 RFI -00920 07.05.18.pdf

Removed Documents    Eastimated Available Funding for the SMART Plan 06.28.18.pdf

Addendum # 9

New Documents           Addendum No 5_RFI -00920 07.06.18.pdf

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New Documents           Addendum No 5_RFI -00920 07.06.18.pdf
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Addendum # 10

New Documents           Addendum No 6_RFI -00920 07.09.18.pdf


SMART Plan Meetings_07.09.18.pdf

Aug 24, 2018 5:00:00 PM


Previous End Date    ul       P  EDT      New End Date   
EDT   

Aug 3, 2018 6:00:00 PM EDT


Previous Q & A End Date    ul       P  EDT      New Q & A End Date   

Pre -Bid Conference information has changed. Please review all Pre -Bid
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Request for Information (RFI)


Regarding Potential Project Delivery and Finance
Structures for the Miami-Dade County Strategic Miami
Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Plan

RFI Issuance Date: April 27, 2018

Industry Forum:
July 12, 2018; 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Forum Location:
Stephen P. Clark Government Center, Rooms 18-3
and 18-4
111 NW 1st St - Miami, Florida 33128

One-on-One Meetings:
July 12, 2018; 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
July 13, 2018; 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
July 13, 2018; 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Meeting Location:
Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation
and Public Works,
701 NW 1st Court, 17th Floor South Conference
Room, Miami, Florida 33128
RFI Responses Due: 5:00 PM EST July 27, 2018

SMART Plan Website: www.MiamiSMARTPlan.com

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Contents

INTRODUCTION 3

1.1 Project Location 4

1.2 RFI Overview 8

1.3 Industry Forum and One-on-One Meetings 9

1.4 Submittal Format and Instructions 10

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION QUESTIONS 11

Project Interest Level 11

Procurement 13

P3 Structure 13

Exhibit 1. SMART Plan Map 15

Exhibit 2. SMART Plan Table 16

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SMART PLAN INDUSTRY OUTREACH

Request for Information

INTRODUCTION

Miami-Dade County, a political sub-division of the State of Florida, herein after referred to as the
“County”, is requesting information from interested industry members and Qualified Developers,
herein after referred to as “Respondents”, to determine the development potential of one or
more of the six (6) rapid transit corridors defined by Miami-Dade County’s Strategic Miami Area
Rapid Transit (SMART) Plan. Qualified Developer would be (but are not required to be) a team
comprised of members that can plan, design, finance, build, and operate and maintain a mass
transit system.

Through the issuance of this Request for Information (RFI), the County seeks information from
the private sector regarding the feasibility of using Public Private Partnerships (P3) arrangements
that could benefit all stakeholders and also assist the County in implementing certain Capital
Improvement Plan (CIP) projects in a more cost-effective and efficient manner considering the
life cycle cost of the asset. The information received in response to this RFI will be used by the
County in deciding how to best maximize the opportunities available to implement certain
projects via a P3 arrangement and to later issue formal Request for Qualifications (RFQs) and/or
Request for Proposals (RFPs) for a formal public procurement for the respective corridor/project.

The County desires to receive responses to this inquiry by close of business on July 27, 2018. This
is not a Request for Proposals (RFP), but a Request for Information (RFI), solely for the purposes
of identifying feasible and viable development options for one or more of the SMART Plan
corridors. All expenses involved with the preparation and submission of responses to the County
per this RFI, or any work performed in connection therewith, shall be borne by the Respondent(s).
Depending on the responses received, the County may, among other things, but is not obligated
to; issue an RFQ and/or RFP for development of all or some of the corridors.

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The County is considering the potential opportunity to provide critically-needed transportation


infrastructure improvements along one or more of the SMART Plan corridors utilizing P3 delivery
approach. The P3 delivery approach could include two or more corridor design, construction,
financing, operations, and maintenance of the improvements on a long term concession basis.
The potential modes being considered within the designated corridors under the SMART Plan
include but are not limited to Heavy Rail Transit (HRT), Light Rail Transit (LRT), Monorail, Bus
Rapid Transit (BRT), Automated People Mover (APM), and Commuter Rail Transit (CRT). The
corridors are illustrated in Exhibit 1, and generally described on the pages that follow. The
proposed corridors all connect to and expand key transit infrastructure within the County which
include Metrorail, Metromover, Metrobus, Tri-Rail and “Brightline” (formerly known as All
Aboard Florida).

Miami-Dade County and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) are currently
conducting National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)/Project Development and Environment
(PD&E) studies for these corridors. All information available from these, and previous studies are
made available through the SMART Plan website and hyperlinks provided in the SMART Plan
Table in Exhibit 2.

1.1 Project Location

The SMART Plan will expand transit options in Miami-Dade County along six (6) critical corridors
that are linked to local, regional, national, and global economic markets. The six corridors are
illustrated in the accompanying map, and generally described (in no certain order) as follows:

Beach Corridor
The Beach Corridor (formerly known as Bay Link) is an important connection
between the mainland and Miami Beach. It will integrate with other existing and
proposed transit services on both sides of Biscayne Bay. A vital link between two
economic engines, Miami International Airport (MIA) and Miami Beach
Convention Center, this SMART Plan corridor will improve conditions in the area

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which has some of the highest densities in South Florida and limited parking, and
serve anticipated growth.

Metrorail currently provides a direct connection between MIA and Downtown


Miami. This SMART Plan corridor will provide the final link to destinations most
frequented by millions of visitors every year. Additionally, this will also serve the
surrounding entertainment and commercial sectors for local residents and
employees traveling across the Bay or connecting from outside the area.

Providing a transit alternative near Miami Beach will help locals and visitors with
their travel needs during peak travel times and special events. Important
consideration will also be taken to coordinate future transit improvements with
major development now occurring in Downtown Miami.

East-West Corridor
The East-West Corridor runs mostly along State Road 836 (Dolphin Expressway)
between the Florida International University (FIU) and the Miami Intermodal
Center (MIC) at MIA, which contains numerous businesses that are critical to the
local economy, including office parks, warehouses, and industrial activity. The
Dolphin Expressway and other neighboring east-west corridors, such as Flagler
Street and SW 8th Street, connect directly to Downtown Miami. These are some
of the most heavily traveled and congested roadways in Miami-Dade County. A
rapid transit service along this corridor will provide an important link between
major regional, state, and international activity centers, such as the MIC, MIA, and
FIU, with its annual enrollment of more than 55,000 students.

Other transit upgrades nearby are currently being advanced by the Miami-Dade
TPO and partner agencies as part of the effort to prioritize public transportation
in the region. New park-and-ride/transit terminal facilities, known as the “Dolphin

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Station” near the Dolphin Mall and “Panther Station” at FIU, are planned and/or
underway at the western end of the corridor.

Kendall Corridor
The Kendall Corridor is an important connection between the County’s western
residential areas and employment centers, shopping areas, major expressways,
and Metrorail stations further to the east. Kendall Drive is a heavily travelled
roadway that experiences high levels of traffic congestion. A rapid transit link
along Kendall Drive will provide alternative options for traveling the corridor and
connecting to other premium transit services such as Metrorail.

The Miami-Dade TPO is planning for other infrastructure improvements such as


park-and-ride facilities that will supplement a rapid transit route. These park-and-
ride/transit terminal facilities will provide more opportunities for connections
between surrounding neighborhoods and other parts of the County. This corridor
is an example of how land use is integrally tied to transportation, and how
strategic improvements can result in effective mobility options in areas with auto
oriented development patterns.

North Corridor
The North Corridor runs along NW 27th Avenue, extending from the current
northern Metrorail station near NW 64th Street (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Station)
to NW 215th Street, near the Miami-Dade/Broward County line. This roadway is a
key component of the transportation system because it is one of the few
continuous north-south arterial corridors in Miami-Dade County. It serves as a
gateway between Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. This corridor is also ripe
for potential infill and redevelopment opportunities, such as transit oriented
developments (TOD), which would be further supported by a new rapid transit
service.

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The Miami-Dade TPO has prioritized funding for implementing a new park-and-
ride/ transit terminal facility at the northern end of this corridor. This park-and-
ride, known as “Unity Station”, will be located near the Broward County line at
NW 215th Street and the Florida’s Turnpike. The Miami-Dade TPO is also
coordinating with the Broward MPO to determine potential options for extending
this future service further north into southern Broward County in order to create
a by-County rapid transit route.

Northeast Corridor
The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SRFTA) and FDOT are
working together to provide commuter rail service between Miami and West Palm
Beach via the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway. This regional connection is known
as the Tri-Rail Coastal Link (TRCL). The Northeast Corridor is the Miami-Dade
portion of the TRCL between Downtown Miami and the City of Aventura. The
corridor is currently used for recently opened Brightline regional passenger and
freight traffic. Multiple development plans are planned to transform this corridor
for passenger service over the next few years.

The MiamiCentral Station development currently under construction in


Downtown Miami, will eventually serve as the terminus station for multiple new
passenger rail services along this corridor. All Aboard Florida’s intercity passenger
rail service “Brightline” will connect the major downtown areas between
Downtown Miami and Orlando. Additionally, SFRTA is planning to expand its Tri-
Rail commuter rail service to provide one-seat rides to MiamiCentral Station via
the FEC and CSX railways. This corridor is also ripe for potential infill and
redevelopment opportunities, such as TODs, which would be further supported
by a new rapid transit service.

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South Dade Transitway (South Corridor)


The South Dade Transitway (formerly known as South Link) is a 20-mile exclusive
busway that operates local and limited stop Metrobus service between the
existing Dadeland South Metrorail Station and Florida City. There are currently 30
Metrobus stations and six park-and-ride facilities along the corridor.

Recent projections indicate that the southern portion of Miami-Dade County will
experience approximately a 50 percent increase in population and a 65 percent
increase in employment by 2040, which represents the highest growth rate in the
County. Communities in this area are growing, and as a result, will experience an
increasing demand for transportation infrastructure and services.

The table in Exhibit 2 provides additional information on each of these corridors, including
approximate limits, length and link to each of the project corridors’ website. These links may be
accessed by clicking on the project name through which additional information on each of the
corridors may be obtained.

1.2 RFI Overview

The County is issuing this RFI to obtain information from the industry that will assist in the
refinement of assumptions and support further definition of the project methodology for
potential procurement, including information on the most effective and cost-efficient rapid
transit mode over the life cycle of the mode for each corridor based on industry expertise. Miami-
Dade County is interested in responses from development teams that take into account available
funding and financing sources, as well as equity and other private-sector value that would be
derived from the development of the corridors.

By submitting a response pursuant to this RFI, you agree that all such materials will be considered
to be public records pursuant to Florida Statutes Section 286.011 and Florida Statutes Chapter

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119. The Respondent shall not submit any information in response to this RFI which the
Respondent considers to be a trade secret, proprietary, or confidential.

In the event that the response contains a claim that all or a portion of the response submitted
contains confidential, proprietary or trade secret information, the Respondent, by submitting,
knowingly and expressly waives all claims made that the response, or any part thereof no matter
how indicated, is confidential, proprietary or a trade secret and authorizes the County to release
such information to the public for any reason.

1.3 Industry Forum and One-on-One Meetings

This RFI is presented in conjunction with the Industry Forum, to be convened on July 12, 2018,
and is offered to industry participants on a voluntary response basis. Attendance at the July 12,
2018 forum is not a requirement for responding to this RFI, nor is responding to this RFI a
requirement for future participation in the development of the SMART Plan.

After the industry forum, confidential one-on-one meetings will be conducted for contractors
and developers to share their perspectives on the Request for Information Questions. No written
materials or responses will be accepted at these meetings. Respondents desiring a one-on-one
meeting must submit a request by email to Jacqueline Carranza at
Jacqueline.Carranza@miamidade.gov and Brian Webster at Brian.Webster@miamidade.gov by
the date and time specified on the cover page of this RFI. The request shall include (a) the name
of the respondent’s organization; (b) the name and contact information for the organization’s
lead representative; and (c) any preferences for the meeting date and time. The limited meeting
slots will be allocated only to contractor or developer firms; Miami-Dade County will endeavor
to accommodate timing preferences to the extent possible. Respondents will be notified of
acceptance and scheduling of any one-on-one meeting no later than June 29, 2018.

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1.4 Submittal Format and Instructions

Electronic responses to this RFI shall be submitted through a secure mailbox at


www.BidSync.com, the County’s third party partner, no later than 5:00 PM EST July 27, 2018.
There is no cost to the Respondent to submit a response to this County RFI via BidSync. Electronic
submissions may require the uploading of electronic attachments. The submission of marketing
or promotional materials, attachments containing embedded documents, or proprietary file
extensions is prohibited. All documents should be attached as separate files. It is the sole
responsibility of the Respondent to ensure its response reaches BidSync on or before the due
date and time.

Your response to this RFI shall be structured in the following format;


I. Title Page
II. Table of Contents
III. Executive Summary
IV. Relevant Experience
V. Responses to Questions

The response to the RFI shall be bound with the information, font size, paper size and page
limitation requirements as listed herein. A copy of the written RFI must also be submitted in PDF
format including bookmarks for each section on a USB Flash Drive. Bookmarks which provide links
to content within the RFI are allowed. Bookmarks which provide links to information not included
within the content of the RFI shall not be utilized. No macros will be allowed. Minimum font size
of ten (10) shall be used. Times New Roman shall be the required font type.

The length of the response to the RFI is limited to a total of 50 pages, with a paper size of 8½" x
11". As such, responses to the questions should be succinct. Please do not submit marketing or
promotional materials with your submittal.

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REQUEST FOR INFORMATION QUESTIONS

Project Interest Level


Please note it is not necessary to answer every question. Respondents are strongly encouraged
to respond to those questions that are within their experience. Respondents may respond to the
questions as they relate to any one corridor project (project).

1. Is your firm potentially interested in participating in the SMART Plan corridor project(s)? If so,
which one(s) and in what capacity?

2. List and rank the factors that would most influence your firm’s decision on whether to
participate in the project(s).

3. Based on the firm’s expertise please outline the mode that would deliver the most effective
and cost efficient rapid transit service for the corridors that are of interest. Please identify
the reasons for the suggestion on the mode.

4. What technical and/or financial challenges do you foresee with the projects, if any?

5. What strategies may help mitigate any potential technical and/or financial challenges?

6. How should fare structure and revenue risk be handled?

7. How should the zoning along existing and proposed transit corridors be handled?

8. Are these projects supportable by the private financial and surety markets? What are the
potential actions and/or policies that could be adopted by Miami-Dade County to facilitate
such support? In your experience what type of financing has been the most successful in
supporting such projects?

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9. What major risks do you foresee with the lifecycle costs, if any?

10. In your opinion what are the indicators that would make these projects successful?

11. From your firm's perspective, what are the advantages of entering into an agreement in
which operations and maintenance and lifecycle responsibility are placed with the private
partner? What are the disadvantages?

12. From your firm’s perspective, what are the advantages of entering into an agreement that
includes transit oriented development (TOD) and/or other capital investments or
opportunities as a project component?

13. Please describe your firm, its experience in relation to public-private partnership and/or
passenger rail projects and/or transportation projects, and its potential interest in relation to
the parts or the whole project (e.g., design/engineering firm, construction firm, operations
and maintenance firm, lender, equity investor, etc.)

14. These projects may or may not be eligible for federal New Starts funding. If required, it will
be incumbent upon the proposer to present a plan to comply with the New Starts process. As
such, please describe your experience with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and
funding from the New Starts program. Please also describe any lessons learned.

15. Other than the answers you’ve already provided, what information would you like to receive
that might influence whether you choose to participate in a future bidding or how you may
bid on any of the projects?

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Procurement

1. What basic proposal submittal requirements, evaluation criteria, and key contract terms
should be provided in the procurement documents?

2. What are the most important qualifications that the County should consider in identifying the
optimal project developer?

3. What procurement strategies may help mitigate any potential technical and/or financial
challenges?

4. Based on your understanding of the SMART Plan, do you believe a P3 project delivery model,
such as a Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain (DBFOM) or other P3 structure, offers
significant opportunity for innovation in design and construction techniques, means and
methods? What are the advantages and disadvantages for each given the scope of the
projects?

5. The County is interested in reducing any unnecessary expense associated with preparing or
responding to solicitations. Based on your experience with previous solicitations, please
provide specific examples of requirements or specifications that your firm believes can be
implemented to reduce proposal costs, without adversely affecting the County’s ability to
obtain required information and appropriately review, the solicitation?

6. What efficiencies, if any, would a P3 provide the project in terms of design, engineering,
construction, and/or operation and maintenance, as compared to a traditional model where
Miami-Dade County would build and operate the system for thirty years?

P3 Structure
1. Do you have any innovative ideas that would assist the County with possible private
investment utilizing alternative delivery methods for the projects in the SMART Plan?

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2. In your opinion what is the optimal term of a concession arrangement? What term do you
think should be considered for each of the six (6) rapid transit projects in the SMART Plan?

3. What major risks do you foresee with the design and construction of the project, if any? What
measures would you suggest to the County to mitigate these risks? Are there any other key
risks and potential mitigation strategies you would like to discuss at this stage that the County
should be aware of and take actions to mitigate in the procurement?

4. What type of deal structure(s) do you think would be most effective in achieving cost
certainty, advancing future funds, gap funding resolution, high project quality, and
operational reliability?

5. The County may also consider innovative ideas that would identify and leverage/manage
revenue streams from County assets as part of a broader funding strategy, as an additional
means to fill any funding gap, and as part of a potential P3. What additional strategies you
would recommend the County consider?

6. Please comment on any other pertinent issues that should be considered with regard to
alternative project delivery and a P3 availability payment structure delivery model that may
be suitable for the project(s).

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Exhibit 1. SMART Plan Map

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Exhibit 2. SMART Plan Table
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY'S STRATEGIC MIAMI AREA RAPID TRANSIT (SMART) PLAN
Corridor Name Limits Corridor Length (miles)
Beach Corridor Miami Beach Convention Center to Downtown Miami and 9.7
Midtown (at or near NE 41st Street and NE 2nd Avenue)
East-West Corridor Miami Intermodal Center (MIC) at Miami International 11
Airport (MIA) to Florida International University (FIU)
generally along SR-836/Dolphin Expressway
Kendall Corridor SW 167th Avenue to Dadeland Area Metrorail Stations along 10
SW 88th Street
North Corridor Miami Intermodal Center (MIC) at Miami International 12
Airport (MIA) to NW 215th Street along NW 27th Avenue
Northeast Corridor Downtown Miami to City of Aventura (Miami-Dade 13.5
segment) along the FEC railroad
South Dade Transitway (South Florida City to Dadeland South Metrorail Station along the 20
Corridor) Transitway
SMART Plan website: www.MiamiSMARTPlan.com
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ADDENDUM NO. 2

DATE: JUNE 15, 2018


TO: ALL PROSPECTIVE RESPONDENTS
SOLICITATION NO.: RFI-00920
TITLE: REQUEST FOR INFORMATION REGARDING POTENTIAL PROJECT DELIVERY AND FINANCE
STRUCTURES FOR THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY STRATEGIC MIAMI AREA RAPID TRANSIT (SMART)
PLAN
RFI RESPONSE DUE: 5:00 PM EST JULY 27, 2018

This Addendum is issued to clarify and/or modify the previously issued Request for Information (RFI), and is
hereby made part of the subject RFI.

A. MODIFICATIONS:

1. Effective Monday, June 18, 2018, the ISD Procurement Contracting Officer is Mr. Brian Webster and can
be reached via email at Brian.Webster@miamidade.gov.

2. Please utilize the question/answer feature provided by BidSync at www.bidsync.com within the
solicitation for any questions regarding the RFI.

3. The deadline for Questions is July 20, 2018 at 6:00 PM EST.

4. Vendors are not required to possess the ‘A&E’ and ‘DESIGN BUILD’ qualifications before they can
participate in this vendor outreach. That requirement has been removed in BidSync.

5. Delete the following in Section 1.4 Submittal Format and Instructions:

The response to the RFI shall be bound with the information, font size, paper size and page limitation
requirements as listed herein. A copy of the written RFI must also be submitted in PDF format including
bookmarks for each section on a USB Flash Drive. Bookmarks which provide links to content within the
RFI are allowed. Bookmarks which provide links to information not included within the content of the RFI
shall not be utilized. No macros will be allowed. Minimum font size of ten (10) shall be used. Times New
Roman shall be the required font type.

6. All time slots for one-on-one meetings have been filled.

B. QUESTIONS:

Q1. Do I have to submit a copy of my RFI package bid to Miami Dade County?

R1. Responses to the RFI will be made to Miami-Dade County electronically via BidSync, through
a secure mailbox at www.BidSync.com, no later than 5:00 PM EST July 27, 2018.

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Q2. Can you please confirm that only one copy of the RFI response should be uploaded to BidSync and
one copy provided on a flash drive? If this is not correct, please clarify, Also, please provide a contact
name and address of where the flash drive should be sent.

R2. Yes, only one copy of the RFI response shall be uploaded to BidSync. No responses are
required on a flash drive, please see modification no. 2 above.

Q3. Is a cover letter allowed and, if so, does it count against the total page count?

R3. Yes, a cover letter is allowed and will not be counted against the total page count.

Q4. Is a cover page allowed?

R4. See response to question no. 3 above.

Q5. Can you please let us know the names and titles of those we will be meeting with? In addition,
please confirm the room has a projector in the event we decide to make use of slides and/or
videos?

R5. At a minimum, the following DTPW staff will attend the one-on-one meetings: Albert A.
Hernandez, P.E., DTPW Assistant Director; Monica D. Cejas, P.E., DTPW Chief of Planning
and System Development Division; and Jie Bian, Ph.D., Principal Planner, Planning and
System Development Division. DTPW will have a computer and a screen in the meeting room
for the one-on-one meetings. Please bring your materials on a flash drive in case your
computer does not work with DTPW’s screen.

All requirements of the RFI not modified herein shall remain in full force and effect as originally set forth.

Brian Webster
Procurement Contracting Officer

cc: Clerk of the Board

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ADDENDUM NO. 3

DATE: JULY 5, 2018


TO: ALL PROSPECTIVE RESPONDENTS
SOLICITATION NO.: RFI-00920
TITLE: REQUEST FOR INFORMATION REGARDING POTENTIAL PROJECT DELIVERY AND FINANCE
STRUCTURES FOR THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY STRATEGIC MIAMI AREA RAPID TRANSIT (SMART)
PLAN
RFI RESPONSE DUE: 5:00 PM EST JULY 27, 2018

This Addendum is issued to clarify and/or modify the previously issued Request for Information (RFI), and is
hereby made part of the subject RFI. Prospective Respondents shall note the following change to the location
of the Industry Forum, the new location is:

Miami Dade College


Wolfson Campus, Building 1, 2nd Floor
300 NE 2 Ave, Auditorium, Room 1261
Miami, Fl 33132

The County will offer a live stream of the Industry Forum. The livestream will be at the County’s Facebook
page at www.facebook.com/gomiamidade.

All requirements of the RFI not modified herein shall remain in full force and effect as originally set forth.

Brian Webster
Procurement Contracting Officer

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ADDENDUM NO. 4

DATE: July 5, 2018

TO: ALL PROSPECTIVE PROPOSERS

SOLICITATION NO.: RFI-00920

TITLE: REQUEST FOR INFORMATION REGARDING POTENTIAL PROJECT


DELIVERY AND FINANCE STRUCTURES FOR THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
STRATEGIC MIAMI AREA RAPID TRANSIT (SMART) PLAN

RFI RESPONSE DUE: 5:00 PM EST JULY 27, 2018

This Addendum becomes a part of the subject solicitation and is being issued to redact the response and
associated attachment to Question No. 31 (see below). Upon further review of the information provided in
response to this question, it was determined that the attachment (Estimated Available Funding for the SMART
Plan) needs to be revised. To avoid any confusion, the County is hereby removing the attachment. A
subsequent addendum along with a revised attachment will be issued..

Question 31
In an effort to provide a complete and relevant response to the RFI, Lane Construction is requesting any available information
from Miami Dade County that may have already been developed regarding local funding options for transit. If your office can
provide, please do so at your earliest convenience. Otherwise, any reference you can provide to the appropriate office who can
respond to our request is appreciated.

Answer
The potential budget allocations and possible financing mechanisms under consideration will be presented at the industry forum
or prior to the forum. See attachment "Estimated Available Funding for the SMART Plan".

All requirements of the RFI not modified herein shall remain in full force and effect as originally set forth. All
other information remains the same.

Brian Webster
Procurement Contracting Officer

cc: Clerk of the Board

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ADDENDUM NO. 5

DATE: July 6, 2018

TO: ALL PROSPECTIVE PROPOSERS

SOLICITATION NO.: RFI-00920

TITLE: REQUEST FOR INFORMATION REGARDING POTENTIAL PROJECT


DELIVERY AND FINANCE STRUCTURES FOR THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
STRATEGIC MIAMI AREA RAPID TRANSIT (SMART) PLAN

This Addendum becomes a part of the subject solicitation.

The following are changes to the solicitation, whereby dates for the below meetings have been postponed
and revised dates will be provided via a subsequent Addendum:

1. Industry Forum Meeting


2. One-on-One Meetings

All other information remains the same.

Miami-Dade County,

Brian Webster
Procurement Contracting Officer

cc: Clerk of the Board

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ADDENDUM NO. 6

DATE: July 9, 2018

TO: ALL PROSPECTIVE PROPOSERS

SOLICITATION NO.: RFI-00920

TITLE: REQUEST FOR INFORMATION REGARDING POTENTIAL PROJECT


DELIVERY AND FINANCE STRUCTURES FOR THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
STRATEGIC MIAMI AREA RAPID TRANSIT (SMART) PLAN

This Addendum becomes a part of the subject solicitation and is being issued to effect the following
changes to the solicitation:

1. RFI RESPONSE DUE: 5:00 PM EST August 24, 2018

2. The deadline for Questions is August 3, 2018 at 6:00 PM EST.

3. Section 1.3 Industry Forum and One-on-One Meetings: Prospective respondents shall note the
following changes regarding the Industry Forum and One-on-One Meetings.

Industry Forum:
Revised Date – July 30, 2018 from 9:00 A.M to 12:00 P.M.

Location - Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, Building 1, 2nd Floor,


Auditorium, Room 1261
300 NE 2 Ave
Miami, FL 33132

The County will offer a live stream of the Industry Forum on the County’s Facebook page at
www.facebook.com/gomiamidade.

One-on-One Meetings:
Revised Dates -
July 30, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
July 31, 2018 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
August 1, 2018 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The One-on-One Meeting slots previously allocated to prospective respondents will remain and have been
rescheduled for July 30 and July 31, 2018 for the same respective time slots. See attached Smart Plan
Meetings document. Respondents desiring a One-on-One Meeting on August 1, 2018 and respondents
needing to reschedule their previously scheduled One-on-One Meeting slots that have now been re-allocated
to July 30 and July 31, 2018, must submit a request by email to Brian Webster at
Brian.Webster@miamidade.gov and Marie Williams at Marie.Williams@miamidade.gov by July 17, 2018.

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Respondents will be notified of acceptance and scheduling of any One-on-One Meeting no later than July
20, 2018.

All requirements of the RFI not modified herein shall remain in full force and effect as originally set forth. All
other information remains the same.

Brian Webster
Procurement Contracting Officer

cc: Clerk of the Board

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SMART Plan: One-on-One Meetings
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Monday, July 30, 2018
No. Start End Firm Contact Person Email Phone Number
1 1:00 PM 1:50 PM Plenary Group Sia Kusha, PE Sia.Kusha@plenarygroup.com 813.557.4669 (mobile)
2 2:00 PM 2:50 PM SNC-LAVALIN Sergio Callen Sergio.Callen@atkinsglobal.com 646.256.7161 (mobile)
3 3:00 PM 3:50 PM Parsons Jerry Harrison Jerry.Harrison@parsons.com 410.375.1127 (mobile)
4 4:00 PM 4:50 PM Macquarie Capital Tom Dobney Timothy.Dobney@macquarie.com 917.297.1236 (mobile)

Friday, July 13, 2018


Tuesday, July 31, 2018
No. Start End Firm Contact Person Email Phone Number
5 8:00 AM 8:50 AM Sacyr Construction USA LLC Fernando Castro fjcastro@sacyr.com 786.521.6048 (mobile)
6 9:00 AM 9:50 AM Lane Construction Corporation Chris Fronheiser, PE csfronheiser@laneconstruct.com 410.710.8665 (mobile)
7 10:00 AM 10:50 AM AECOM Christie DeLuca christie.deluca@aecom.com 303.638.2123 (mobile)
8 11:00 AM 11:50 AM Walsh Investors, Archer Western James Lapp jlapp@walshgroup.com 404.392-3600 (mobile)
Lunch
Miami-Dade County

9 1:00 PM 1:50 PM RailWorks Corporation Jason Lauffer jlauffer@railworks.com 412.480.9670 (mobile)


10 2:00 PM 2:50 PM Ultra PRT Ltd. Peter Muller, P.E. pmuller@prtconsulting.com 720.318.4795 (mobile)
11 3:00 PM 3:50 PM Kiewit Infrastructure South Joe Wingerter joe.wingerter@kiewit.com 303.981.4854 (mobile)
12 4:00 PM 4:50 PM FCC Construccion Jesus M. de la Fuente jmfuente@fccco.com 305.775.0133 (mobile)

Wednesday, August 1, 2018


No. Start End Firm Contact Person Email Phone Number
TO BE DETERMINED

Revised 07/09/18

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Question and Answers for Solicitation #RFI -00920 - Request for Information:
Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Plan

Overall Solicitation Questions

Question 1
     Do I have to submit a co y of my RPI  ac age bid to  iami Dade County   (Submitted: Jun 1, 2018 12:43:27
PM EDT)
Answer
- Responses to the RFI will be made to Miami-Dade County electronically via BidSync, through a secure mailbox
at www.BidSync.com, no later than 5:00 PM EST July 27, 2018. (Answered: Jun 15, 2018 3:01:21 PM EDT)

Question 2
     Can you  lease confirm that only one co y of the R I res onse should be u loaded to BidSync and one co y 
provided on a flash drive? If this is not correct, please clarify, Also, please provide a contact name and address
of where the flash drive should be sent. (Submitted: Jun 13, 2018 9:56:33 AM EDT)
Answer
- Yes, only one copy of the RFI response shall be uploaded to BidSync. No responses are required on a flash
drive. (Answered: Jun 15, 2018 3:01:21 PM EDT)

Question 3
     Is a cover letter allowed and  if so  does it count against the total  age count   (Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
9:57:25 AM EDT)
Answer
- Yes, a cover letter is allowed and will not be counted against the total page count. (Answered: Jun 15, 2018
3:01:21 PM EDT)

Question 4
     Is a cover  age allowed   (Submitted: Jun 13, 2018 9:58:05 AM EDT)
Answer
- Yes, a cover letter is allowed. (Answered: Jun 15, 2018 3:01:21 PM EDT)

Question 16
     Regarding Question   of the Pro ect Level Interest section  can you  lease e lain what the County means by 
"mode"? Are you referring to a technology or financial approach? (Submitted: Jun 20, 2018 4:58:42 PM EDT)
Answer
- The County is referring to a technology mode, such as BRT, LRT, HRT, etc. (Answered: Jun 21, 2018 11:18:35
AM EDT)

Question 17
     I was wondering if you had any information about the  otential budget or solicitation time frame for this 
project? Could a full solicitation be issued before the end of the year or is that likely further out? (Submitted: Jun
21, 2018 2:45:57 PM EDT)
Answer
- The potential budget allocations and possible financing mechanisms under consideration will be presented at
the industry forum or prior to the forum. Based on the feedback received from the industry in response to the
RFI and during the Industry Forum, the County will assess the best course of action for procurement. A P3
solicitation is not likely to be issued for any of the corridors in 2018. (Answered: Jun 21, 2018 2:47:01 PM EDT)

Question 18
     Is there any indication of whether or not the County wants to award this  ro ect to a single vendor or will it 
likely be broken up into smaller portions? (Submitted: Jun 21, 2018 2:47:53 PM EDT)
Answer
- Any decision on the procurement for the corridor(s) will be made after assessment of the feedback received
from the industry in response to the RFI and during the Industry Forum. The determination of whether the
project(s) will be awarded to a single or multiple vendors will be highly influenced by what is determined to be
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most beneficial to the County. (Answered: Jun 21, 2018 2:48:36 PM EDT)
Answer
- Any decision on the procurement for the corridor(s) will be made after
Miami-Dade Countyassessment of the feedback received Solicitation RFI-00920
from the industry in response to the RFI and during the Industry Forum. The determination of whether the
project(s) will be awarded to a single or multiple vendors will be highly influenced by what is determined to be
most beneficial to the County. (Answered: Jun 21, 2018 2:48:36 PM EDT)

Question 19
      ho is a technical contact   (Submitted: Jun 21, 2018 2:49:28 PM EDT)
Answer
- Monica D. Cejas, P.E., Chief of Planning and System Development, Miami-Dade County Department of
Transportation and Public Works. (Answered: Jun 21, 2018 2:50:04 PM EDT)

Question 20
     Is there any technology related u dates you will need to do as  art of this  lan   (Submitted: Jun 21, 2018
2:50:35 PM EDT)
Answer
- Depending on the mode identified for each corridor, DTPW may need to upgrade the existing Metrorail or
Metromover system as is necessary to accommodate the corridor extension proposed. (Answered: Jun 21,
2018 2:51:06 PM EDT)

Question 21
     If a subsequent R P is released  has a time frame been established in which it may be issued   (Submitted:
Jun 21, 2018 2:52:20 PM EDT)
Answer
- No. (Answered: Jun 21, 2018 2:52:37 PM EDT)

Question 22
      hen does the De artment want this solution to be im lemented by   (Submitted: Jun 21, 2018 2:53:12 PM
EDT)
Answer
- It is of utmost importance to deliver mobility relief throughout Miami-Dade County at the earliest feasible time.
(Answered: Jun 21, 2018 2:53:46 PM EDT)

Question 23
     Is the County se arately considering a  rocess to select advisors  including legal counsel  on this matter  I 
ask as we would be interested in considering any RFP issued for such services. (Submitted: Jun 21, 2018
2:54:18 PM EDT)
Answer
- Subject to the procurement options determined to be most beneficial, advisors will be utilized. (Answered: Jun
21, 2018 2:56:05 PM EDT)

Question 24
      as there ever been a monetary value  ca e  on the si   ro ect  I ve seen reports that the projects
may have a value of USD 6bn, but I want to get an accurate figure for the story we are writing on the
procurement. (Submitted: Jun 21, 2018 2:54:39 PM EDT)
Answer
- Yes there have. The current planning efforts underway on all of the corridors will be developing and updating
the estimates for each of the corridors. (Answered: Jun 21, 2018 2:56:05 PM EDT)

Question 25
     In an effort to  rovide a com lete and relevant res onse to the R I  Lane Construction is requesting any 
available information from Miami Dade County that may have already been developed regarding local funding
options for transit. If your office can provide, please do so at your earliest convenience. Otherwise, any
reference you can provide to the appropriate office who can respond to our request is appreciated. (Submitted:
Jun 21, 2018 2:54:59 PM EDT)
Answer
- The potential budget allocations and possible financing mechanisms under consideration will be presented at
the industry forum or prior to the forum. (Answered: Jun 21, 2018 2:56:05 PM EDT)

Question 26
     Can you  lease let us  now the names and titles of those we will be meeting with  In addition   lease confirm 
the room has a projector in the event we decide to make use of slides and/or videos? (Submitted: Jun 21, 2018
4:35:51 PM EDT)
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Answer
Question 26 Miami-Dade County Solicitation RFI-00920
     Can you  lease let us  now the names and titles of those we will be meeting with  In addition   lease confirm 
the room has a projector in the event we decide to make use of slides and/or videos? (Submitted: Jun 21, 2018
4:35:51 PM EDT)
Answer
- At a minimum, the following DTPW staff will attend the one-on-one meetings: Albert A. Hernandez, P.E., DTPW
Assistant Director; Monica D. Cejas, P.E., DTPW Chief of Planning and System Development Division; Robert
Villar, Asst. Dir. of Finance; and Jie Bian, Ph.D., Principal Planner, Planning and System Development Division.
DTPW will have a computer and a screen in the meeting room for the one-on-one meetings. Please bring your
materials on a flash drive in case your com uter does not wor  with DTP s screen. (Answered:
Jun 21, 2018 4:36:16 PM EDT)

Question 27
      ay the County of  iami-Dade provide an option for participating in the Pre-Solicitation Conference
scheduled for July 12th via conference call? (Submitted: Jun 25, 2018 12:42:15 PM EDT)
Answer
- The County will offer a live stream of the Industry Forum. The livestream will be accessible at
www.facebook.com/gomiamidade. (Answered: Jul 5, 2018 10:40:23 AM EDT)

Question 28
     N TICE  T ERE  AS BEEN A  EN E C ANGE  R T E  L   T  IND STR   R   (Submitted: Jun 28,
2018 4:54:59 PM EDT)
Answer
- The new location is:
Miami Dade College
Wolfson Campus, Room 1261
Building 1, 2nd Floor
300 NE 2 Ave, Auditorium
Miami, Fl 33132 (Answered: Jun 28, 2018 4:56:13 PM EDT)

Question 29
     I was wondering if you had any information about the  otential budget or solicitation time frame for this 
project? Could a full solicitation be issued before the end of the year or is that likely further out? (Submitted: Jun
29, 2018 11:33:28 AM EDT)
Answer
- The potential budget allocations and possible financing mechanisms under consideration will be presented at
the industry forum or prior to the forum.
Based on the feedback received from the industry in response to the RFI and during the Industry Forum, the
County will assess the best course of action for procurement. A P3 solicitation is not likely to be issued for any of
the corridors in 2018. (Answered: Jun 29, 2018 11:37:38 AM EDT)

Question 30
      as the De artment allocated funding for this yet  If so  through which source  budget  CIP  state federal 
grant etc)? If no funding is secured, which sources will be sought and when? If utilizing a grant, would you be
able to specify which one? (Submitted: Jun 29, 2018 11:33:55 AM EDT)
Answer
- The potential budget allocations and possible financing mechanisms under consideration will be presented at
the industry forum or prior to the forum. See attachment "Estimated Available Funding for the SMART Plan".
(Answered: Jun 29, 2018 11:37:38 AM EDT)

Question 31
     In an effort to  rovide a com lete and relevant res onse to the R I  Lane Construction is requesting any 
available information from Miami Dade County that may have already been developed regarding local funding
options for transit. If your office can provide, please do so at your earliest convenience. Otherwise, any
reference you can provide to the appropriate office who can respond to our request is appreciated. (Submitted:
Jun 29, 2018 11:34:24 AM EDT)
Answer
- The potential budget allocations and possible financing mechanisms under consideration will be presented at
the industry forum or prior to the forum.See attachment "Estimated Available Funding for the SMART Plan".
(Answered: Jun 29, 2018 11:37:38 AM EDT)

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     I see that the County has issued addendums but one   is u loaded  Please advise   (Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
- The potential budget allocations and possible financing mechanisms under consideration will be presented at
the industry forum or prior to the forum.See attachment Miami-Dade
"Estimated County
Available Funding for the SMART Plan". Solicitation RFI-00920
(Answered: Jun 29, 2018 11:37:38 AM EDT)

Question 32
     I see that the County has issued addendums but one   is u loaded  Please advise   (Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
3:03:02 PM EDT)
Answer
- The system is auto-generating and addendum notice as data fields in BidSync are updated and new
documents are uploaded. (Answered: Jul 5, 2018 8:51:36 AM EDT)

Question 33
      ow can we obtain more information on the  uly  th  orum   (Submitted: Jul 6, 2018 9:17:33 AM EDT)
Answer
- At this time, refer to Addendum No. 5. (Answered: Jul 6, 2018 3:30:18 PM EDT)

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