FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
605 SUWANNEE STREET, MS 20
TALLAHASSEE, FL 32399
October 3, 2012
LEASE OF RIGHTS OF WAY
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has received an unsolicited proposal for the leasing of rights of way owned by FDOT and the Orlando Orange County Expressway Authority (OOCEA) along the State Road 528 corridor, for the purposes of constructing and operating an intercity passenger rail service between Orlando and Miami. FDOT and OOCEA jointly request Proposals for the leasing of rights of way owned by FDOT and OOCEA along the State Road 528 corridor, to provide intercity passenger rail service
between Orlando and Miami as detailed in the project Request for Proposals (RFP) document. Qualified Proposers must submit a Proposal in accordance with the RFP. A copy of the RFP may be obtained by submitting a written request to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please provide a contact name and e-mail address when submitting your request. Questions about the RFP should also be directed to the aforementioned e-mail address. Notice of changes (addenda) to the RFP will be posted on the FDOT Procurement web site at http://www.dot.state.fl.us/procurement It is the responsibility
of all potential Proposers to monitor the website for any changing information prior to submitting your Proposal. Proposals must be submitted by the time and date indicated in the RFP. Pursuant to Section 337.251(3), Florida Statutes, an application fee of $10,000 required from each Proposer.
Final Selection and Award: All Aboard Florida-Operations, LLC Posted: December 20,2012
11/28/2012 FDOT Responses to RFP Questions for Leasing of FDOT and OOCEA Rights of Way for Intercity Passenger Rail.
Does a proposer need to submit a $10,000 fee if the proposer submitted $10,000 with an unsolicited proposal related to the leasing of FDOT and OOCEA rights of way for intercity passenger rail system?
Response: Per Section 1.9 of the RFP document, an initial application fee of $10,000 is required from each Proposer. If the application fee was submitted with the unsolicited proposal, the application fee requirement has already been met.
What are the relocation requirements for companies with utilities in the right-of-way when State Road 528 is expanded to 8 lanes?
Response: Please refer to Section 337.403, Florida Statutes. The Department or OOCEA may grant the use of a right-of-way for utilities by permit. If the Department or OOCEA determines that a utility is unreasonably interfering with the
use, maintenance, improvement, extension or expansion of the right of way, the utility will be removed or relocated at the utility ownerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s expense, unless one of the exceptions provided in Section 337.403(1), Florida Statutes, applies or a compensable property
right or interest exists for the utility owner. This assumes that no additional right-of-way will be acquired for the expansion of State Road 528. However, the cost of all utility work necessitated by the intercity passenger rail project for utilities located
within the Department or OOCEA right-of-ways shall be paid by the successful Proposer.
The proposer will be submitting its preferred alignment recognizing that, if successful, minor adjustments to the alignment may be requested by the proposer, FDOT, and/or OOCEA during the negotiation period.
Please let us know if this is not an acceptable way to proceed.
Response: This is acceptable. However, FHWA and other authorized agencies may also request adjustments to the alignment as appropriate.
Given the limited number of pages allowed for the RFP respones, will a few typical cross sections and an aerial map depicting the system line be sufficient? The aerial map will be marked and color-coded to reference the typical cross sections submitted with the proposal.
Response:Where there are significant differences in typical sections, you will need to show the significant differences. Multiple cross sections per page are acceptable.
In the RFP, it is noted that larger pages may be folded neatly in the schedule section and still count as one page. May that be done for other sections, such as for illustrations to depict the proposer's technical approach?
Response: That is acceptable
What is FDOT's ultimate build-out of SR 520 to the FEC right-of-way? Should we assume 8 lanes.
Response: The Department's 2040 Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) Needs Plan identifies eight lanes as the ultimate build out east on SR 528 from SR 520 to I-95 and six lanes on SR 528 from I-95 to the east, beyond the FEC right-of-way.
What type of access must be maintained for the existing drainage/retention ponds outside of FDOT and OOCEA right-of-way and what is the required frequency of access?
Response: All access to FDOT and OOCEA right-of-way shall be maintained at an equal or better level than which currently exists for routine maintenance activities, which may take place up to several times per month. OOCEA has provided the concept plans for its ultimate SR 528
section. The concept details existing and future pond areas. OOCEA will only permit at grade crossings over the proposed rail corridor in limited instances to access existing and future ponds, etc.