Request for SOQs

Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority | Cleveland, Ohio

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Directors that sealed Statement of Qualifications (“SOQ”) will be received by the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority for the following Project:

Port of Cleveland’s General Cargo Terminal Dock 20 Cargo Diversification Project

The successful professional design services firm/team will assist the Port Authority with engineering, permitting, environmental clearance, and the preparation of construction documents for the above referenced Project located at 600 Erieside Ave. in Cleveland, Ohio.  The scope of work, which is further detailed in the supplemental SOQ documentation, also includes detailed planning services to support the continued growth of containerized cargo at the Port of Cleveland’s General Cargo Terminal.  The terminal improvements include new subsurface infrastructure and the resurfacing of the Docks 20 & 22 to accommodate more efficient and safe containerized cargo handling operations. 

Statements will be received at the office of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, to the attention of Mr. Nicholas A. LaPointe, 1100 West Ninth Street, Suite 300, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 until 3:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday, November 16th, 2022.

SOQ documentation will be available and may be obtained at the office of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority at 1100 West Ninth Street, Suite 300, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 during regular business hours of 9:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. or on the Port Authority website: https://www.portofcleveland.com/doing-business/.  Any future addenda will be posted on the Port’s website.

THE PORT AUTHORITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL SUBMISSIONS, TO WAIVE ANY TECHNICALITIES, TO REQUEST ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, AND TO OTHERWISE PROCEED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE PORT AUTHORITY.

Statements will be evaluated and scored in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code to determine the most qualified, responsive, and responsible professional design service firm/team.   The Port Authority may request interviews with firms following the submission of their SOQs.  The Port Authority will negotiate a contract along with fair and reasonable compensation with the most highly ranked and qualified firm.  If negotiations fail with the firm/team ranked most qualified, the Port Authority may elect to enter into negotiations with the firm/team ranked second most qualified.

Any SOQ submissions may be withdrawn or amended prior to the closing deadline. If any interested design firm has questions, they should contact Nicholas LaPointe at 216-377-1342, or e-mail Nicholas.LaPointe@portofcleveland.com.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL THE PORT AUTHORITY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY COSTS INCURRED BY PROFESSIONAL DESIGN SERVICE FIRMS IN RESPONDING TO THIS STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS REQUEST AND ANY SUBSEQUENT PHASES OF THIS EVALUATION AND NEGOTIATION PROCESS.

Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority
William Friedman
President/CEO