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SunRail excitement is building throughout Central Florida as the official beginning of passenger service in spring 2014 nears. SunRail is Central Florida’s new commuter rail system, which will connect DeLand in Volusia County to Poinciana in Osceola County when fully completed in 2016. Phase 1 is under construction now, connecting DeBary in Volusia County to Sand Lake Road just south of the City of Orlando.

Those seeking employment opportunities with SunRail should contact vendors directly regarding open positions and to obtain applications. Jobs applications are not available on SunRail.com. Please visit http://corporate.sunrail.com/welcome/page/jobs for the contact information for each SunRail vendor working on the project. We hope you find this resource helpful.

LATEST UPDATES

2013

Signal Maintenance of Way Services Contract Awarded

On September 25, 2013, the Florida Department of Transportation signed a contract with Herzog for Signal Maintenance of Way Services.

Public Unveiling of SunRail Trains Scheduled for September 21

New equipment for SunRail continues to arrive, and now it’s time get an up close view of what passengers will ride next spring. On Saturday, September 21, the public is invited to tour the new SunRail cab cars in downtown Winter Park. The event is a partnership with Radio Disney and is designed to spread the word about train safety.

Phase II South Culverts Construction RFP Advertised

On January 30, 2013, RFP-DOT-12-13-5007-CUL, Central Florida Commuter Rail Phase 2 South Culverts Construction – MP A810.8 and MP A810.9 was posted to the Vendor bid system. The complete document can be accessed at the following link:
http://myflorida.com/apps/vbs/vbs_www.ad.view_ad?advertisement_key_num=104973

Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Request for Proposals Advertised

On April 15, 2013, the Florida Department of Transportation awarded this contract to Bombardier. On October 29, 2012, RFP-DOT-12-13-5002-O&M Central Florida Rail Corridor Operations and Maintenance Request for Proposals (RFP) was posted to the Vendor bid system and can be accessed at the following link: http://myflorida.com/apps/vbs/adoc/F5494_RFPDOT12135002OM.pdf

2012

Signal Maintenance of Way Services Contract Advertised

The Florida Department of Transportation on October 12, 2012 advertised a Signal Maintenance of Way Request for Proposals for the Central Florida Commuter Rail Corridor. The Request for Proposals is posted here.You may also access it on the FDOT VBS System - http://myflorida.com/apps/vbs/vbs_www.main_menu

Fare Collection Contract Awarded

The Florida Department of Transportation is contracting with ACS Xerox to complete the design, production, installation, testing and warranty of fare collection system equipment primarily utilizing “tap-on, tap-off” technology. People interested in working on this contract should contact ACS Xerox directly. Jennifer Dorney ACS Xerox 7160 Riverwood Drive Columbia, MD 21046 Phone: 443-259-7000 E-mail: jennifer.dorney@xerox.com

Business Development/Marketing Contract Awarded

People interested in working on this contract should contact Data Transfer Solutions, Inc. directly: Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP Data Transfer Solutions, LLC 3680 Avalon Park Blvd., Suite 200 Orlando, FL 32828 Phone: 407-382-5222 Fax: 407-382-5420 E-mail: aibaugh@dtsgis.com

Station Finishes Contract #2 Advertised

The Florida Department of Transportation on March 30, 2012 advertised a Request for Proposals for the second of two Station Finishes construction contracts for Central Florida's SunRail project. The document is posted in the "Procurement Documents" box at right. Official updates and bid documents are posted on the state of Florida's Vendor Bid System at http://myflorida.com/apps/vbs/vbs_www.main_menu

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ALL PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS: A mandatory pre-proposal meeting regarding this contract will be held at 10 a.m. on April 18, 2012 at the Florida Department of Transportation, Cypress A&B conference rooms, First Floor, 719 South Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL. 32720.

Addendum #1 and Q&A for Fare Collection System Posted

The Florida Department of Transportation on March 23, 2012 posted Addendum #1 to the Fare Collection System Request for Proposals, as well as Questions and Answers regarding the procurement. For more information, please view the link in the "Procurement Documents" box at right.

Fare Collection System RFP Advertised

The Florida Department of Transportation on February 8, 2012 advertised for Fare Collection Systems for SunRail. The Request for Proposals is posted in the Procurement box at right. For official posting notifications related to this procurement, please visit the state of Florida's Vendor Bid system at http://myflorida.com/apps/vbs/vbs_www.search.criteria_form

2011

Public Involvement/Marketing Services Contract Awarded

A contract for Public Involvement/Marketing services was executed with the Cunningham Group on November 7, 2011 and work is expected to commence on December 1, 2011. This contractor is responsible for Public Involvement, outreach, marketing and advertising activities, as well as business outreach and corridor safety activities. People interested in working on this contract should contact the Cunningham Group directly:

Courtney Cunningham
Cunningham Group, Inc.
201 N. Magnolia Avenue
Suite 101
Orlando, Florida 32801
Phone: 407-487-4035
E-mail: hr@publicinvolvement.com

SunRail DBE Forum

The Florida Department of Transportation, in partnership with Seminole and Volusia Counties, invites you to attend a forum for DISADVANTAGED and MINORITY businesses interested in Central Florida’s SunRail Commuter Rail Project

WHEN:
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 

TIME:
8 a.m. to 10 a.m. 

WHERE:
The Sanford Civic Center, 401 East Seminole Boulevard, Sanford, FL 

WHAT:
Learn about SunRail contracts and registering to do business with the Florida Department of Transportation; network with prime contractors and sub-contractors; and find out about potential contracting opportunities. 

WHO:
Seminole and Volusia County elected officials, Florida Department of Transportation directors and personnel, minority contracting experts from the Blackmon-Roberts Group and current and prospective SunRail contractors will be available to meet with interested parties! 
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Lorie Matthews at 386-943-5346 or lorie.matthews@dot.state.fl.us at least seven days prior to the meeting.

Contracting Assistance Available

The Florida Department of Transportation has contracted with the Blackmon-Roberts Group, headquartered in Lakeland, Florida, to assist small- and minority-owned businesses prepare for, and access, FDOT procurements (including those contracts associated with SunRail). For more information on the services that Blackmon-Roberts provides, please visit www.brgfl.com

Station Finishes Contract #1 Advertised

The Florida Department of Transportation on September 20, 2011 advertised a Request for Proposals for the first of two Station Finishes construction contracts for Central Florida's SunRail project. The document is posted in the "Procurement Documents" box at right. Official updates and bid documents are posted on the state of Florida's Vendor Bid System at http://myflorida.com/apps/vbs/vbs_www.main_menu or http://myflorida.com/apps/vbs/vbs_www.ad.view_ad?advertisement_key_num=96584

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ALL PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS: A mandatory pre-proposal meeting regarding this contract will be held at 9 a.m. on Sept. 26, 2011 at the Florida Department of Transportation, Cypress A&B conference rooms, First Floor, 719 South Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL 32720.

Public Involvement Marketing Services Contract Advertised

The Florida Department of Transportation on September 2, 2011 advertised a Request for Proposals for Public Involvement/Marketing Services associated with Central Florida's SunRail project. The document is posted in the "Procurement Documents" box at right. Official updates and bid documents are posted on the state of Florida's Vendor Bid System at http://myflorida.com/apps/vbs/vbs_www.main_menu

Insurance Broker Services Contract Executed

The Florida Department of Transportation on August 18, 2011 executed an Insurance Broker Services contract awarded to Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services Inc. The contract is posted at right.

SunRail Career Opportunities

RailWorks Track Systems on August 15, 2011 announced the following job opportunities on the SunRail project. For additional contact information, please click on the "Job Opportunities" box at right.

Join Our Team

RailWorks Track Systems has teamed up with joint venture partner Archer Western Contractors to construct SunRail, a 62-mile design-build commuter rail line project in the Greater Orlando area. The project will be constructed in five segments over 32 miles with 12 stations linking DeBary, Fla., to Orlando. RailWorks will maintain the existing 62 miles of track to current main line conditions while also building approximately 14 miles of new track including 66 turnouts. RailWorks also will install 87 new crossings with new track, signals and train control and will construct a new yard and maintenance facility. RailWorks is looking for qualified employees for these positions on the SunRail project:

  • Project Engineers
  • Equipment Operators
  • Laborers
  • Track Maintenance Inspectors
  • Roadmaster
  • Signal Maintainers
  • Signal Inspector
  • Track Maintenance Supervisor

Please forward employment inquiries to RailWorks' HR representative at humanresources@railworks.com

Insurance Broker Intent to Award Posted

The Florida Department of Transportation on August 8, 2011 issued an “Intent to Award” Insurance Broker Services to Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services Inc.

Insurance Broker 2nd Q&A Posted

An updated Question and Answer response was posted to the Jobs and Procurement page in the "Procurements" box below on July 25, 2011.

Construction Oversight contractor Receives "Notice to Proceed"

The Florida Department of Transportation on July 22, 2011 gave the go-ahead for HNTB to proceed with construction oversight responsibilities associated with the SunRail project.

Fare Collection Equipment RFP posted for INDUSTRY REVIEW

The Florida Department of Transportation on July 21, 2011 put out for Industry Review a Request for Proposal for Fare Collection Equipment systems. The document is posted on the on the "Jobs and Procurement" page, in the "Industry Review" box on the right.

Job Opportunity Contact Information Posted

The Florida Department of Transportation has posted job opportunity contact information for Archer Western/RailWorks (for final design of track and signal work and mobilization efforts prior to construction); for MotivePower Inc. (for the design and manufacture of SunRail locomotives); and for Bombardier (for the design and manufacture of SunRail coaches and cab cars). That information is posted on the www.sunrail.com website on the "Jobs and Procurement" page at right.

Insurance Broker Addendum #1 and Q&A Posted

The Florida Department of Transportation on July 19, 2011 posted a second round of questions and answers from potential contractors on the Insurance Broker Services contract. On July 15, 2011, the Department posted a first round of questions and answers from potential contractors and Addendum #1. The contract documents are posted at right.

 Coaches/Cab Cars Contractor Receives "Notice to Proceed"

The Florida Department of Transportation on July 14, 2011 directed Bombardier to begin the design and manufacture of SunRail coaches and cab cars.

Locomotives Manufacturer Receives "Notice to Proceed"

The Florida Department of Transportation on July 6, 2011 gave the green light to Motive Power Inc. to begin the design and manufacture of SunRail locomotives.

Insurance Broker Contract Advertised

The Florida Department of Transportation on July 6, 2011 advertised a Request for Proposals for Insurance Broker Services associated with the SunRail project. The advertisement is posted at right. For additional information that may be required of bidders, please visit: http://myflorida.com/apps/vbs/vbs_www.ad.view_ad?advertisement_key_num=95354For bid questions, please go to: http://www2.dot.state.fl.us/construction/D5/

Construction Contractor Receives "Notice to Proceed"

The Florida Department of Transportation on July 5, 2011 gave the green light to Archer Western/RailWorks, a joint venture, to begin Final Design and maintenance mobilization activities required to start construction on the SunRail corridor. Once that effort is complete, construction is expected to begin in the fall. A link to potential job opportunities with the Archer Western/RailWorks team will be posted soon.

Industry Forum 2011

The Florida Department of Transportation hosted an Industry Forum on February 25, 2011 to inform interested contractors, subcontractors and job seekers of potential opportunities associated with the construction, operations and maintenance of SunRail. The session included a networking forum during the afternoon. To view the Department's presentation on SunRail opportunities, please click on the link below:

SunRail Presentation

To view the SunRail video, please click here:

SunRail Video

Job Opportunities

The Florida Department of Transportation plans to competitively bid contracts for the construction, operations and maintenance of SunRail. Once contracts are awarded, winning bidders will be responsible for hiring workers to fill all jobs associated with SunRail. The first of those contracts, for construction within the railroad right-of-way, is expected to be finalized in 2011. The Florida Department of Transportation does plan to coordinate with vendors and post job information in the "Job Opportunities" box at right once contracts are awarded. For more information about SunRail contracts and procurements, please review the "Procurement Documents" box at right or visit: http://www.dot.state.fl.us/contractsadministrationdistrict5/ or http://vbs.dms.state.fl.us/vbs/search.criteria_form

FDOT Awards First SunRail Construction Contract

The Florida Department of Transportation awarded a professional services contract in February 2009 to a joint venture led by Atlanta-based Archer Western Contractors Ltd. and RailWorks Track Systems, Inc. of New York City, for partial design and construction associated with Central Florida's SunRail commuter rail transit project. Information about job opportunities associated with the contract will be posted when available. Construction on the project is not expected to begin until early 2011.

Archer Western was selected from a highly competitive final group of three contract consortiums to perform construction work within the CSX Transportation right-of-way, including track and signal work and platform construction. Founded in 1983, the company is an established general contracting, construction management and design-build firm with extensive experience in civil and transportation projects, including rapid transit, highway and bridge work. Archer Western is a subsidiary of The Walsh Group, a firm currently ranked among the nation's 20 top contractors. For more information about the company, please visit http://www.walshgroup.com/

RailWorks Track Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of track and transit systems construction and maintenance services throughout North America. RailWorks serves a range of customers -- from private industries, to public transit authorities, to railroads of all sizes. RailWorks Track Systems, Inc. is a full-service railroad, light rail and transit track contractor with more than 20 field offices in the United States and Canada that provides turnkey service for large and small railroad construction, maintenance and rehabilitation projects. For more information about the company, please visit http://www.railworks.com/

 

 
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