Public notice is hereby given that the Diamond State Port Corporation will be accepting proposals from qualified, experienced vendors to supply and install Drive-In Pallet Rack at selected locations within Warehouse E at the Port of Wilmington in Wilmington, Delaware.  The project requires approximately 1,005 pallet positions five (5) deep by three (3) high drive-in pallet rack and approximately 1,040  pallet positions five (5) deep by two (2) high drive-in pallet rack

The Request for Proposals package is available on the Port of Wilmington website ( under the Bids & Proposals tab. 

A non-mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting will be held in the Administration Building at the Port of Wilmington on Wednesday, July 26, 20187 at 1:00 P.M.

Interested respondents shall submit their Proposals in triplicate, sealed in an envelope, labeled as follows:

Randall M. Horne, P.E.
Director, Engineering & Maintenance
Diamond State Port Corporation
Port of Wilmington
One Hausel Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19801

DSPC Contract No. 13-7711
Supply and Install Drive-In Pallet Rack
Warehouse E / Boxes E-1 and E-2
Due Date:          August 11, 2016
Due Time:          3:00 PM EST

Proposals will be accepted until 3:00 P.M. on Friday, August 11, 2017.  The Diamond State Port Corporation may extend the due date and time for Proposal submissions.  Any change in the scheduled Proposal Due Date will be posted on the Port of Wilmington website ( under the Bids & Proposals tab at least two (2) days prior to the scheduled due date and time.  Proposals will be opened publicly at 3:00 P.M. on Friday, August 11, 2017 in the Administration Building at the Port of Wilmington located at 1 Hausel Road, Wilmington, DE  19801

For clearance to enter the Port for the purpose or attending the Pre-Proposal Meeting or Proposal Opening, contact Sharon Walker, Administrative Assistant, Engineering & Maintenance at (302) 472-7826. 

Project Manual
Addendum #1

Request for Qualifications
Formation of a Public/Private Partnership (P3) with the Diamond State Port Corporation

Public Notice

The Diamond State Port Corporation (DSPC), a corporate entity of the State of Delaware, seeks qualified respondents to enter into a public/private partnership (P3) to improve, develop, finance and/or operate via long-term concession arrangements, the following port-related infrastructure:

  • The existing facility, or what is known as the Port of Wilmington,
  • The brownfield facility known as Edgemoor,

Also available for potential expansion as part of an integrated multi-modal transportation facility are two sites unowned by the DSPC:

  • The greenfield facility known as Riveredge, and
  • The industrial real estate site known as Boxwood.

The DSPC, which is wholly-owned by the government of the State of Delaware, seeks to solicit interest from a broad base of potential private partners, and includes likely participation from:

  • Financiers
  • Developers
  • Operators
  • Existing operating companies within the existing port community

The DSPC’s mission in entering this P3 is three-fold:

  • Create family-sustaining jobs that in turn generates positive economic impact
  • Minimize impact for the taxpayers of the State of Delaware
  • Serve the existing customers of the Port, as well as related businesses that are responsible for its ongoing success and growth 

DSPC expects a broad range of proposals from which the one best suited to DSPC’s goals will be selected.

The decision of the DSPC to embark in a P3 arrangement to improve, develop and operate the State’s port related infrastructure was based on the findings derived from the DSPC’s Strategic Port Master Plan (Master Plan), available on the DSPC website.

Potential respondents may contact the DSPC’s advisors, as noted below, at any time in advance of the completion of the process and formation of the P3.  However, significant dates and deadlines for the process include May 31st, 2017, when a selection of finalist respondents will be made, and September 30th, 2017 when the DSPC expects to select its P3 partner.  Please note that these dates are subject to change at any time at the DSPC’s discretion.  Potential respondents are advised contact the DSPC’s advisors as soon as possible to be put on a list to receive any updates.

The DSPC will review all potential P3 respondent applications in a comprehensive review of all benefits and considerations.  However, key criteria for a successful application will include:

  • State Economic Impact vis-à-vis direct and indirect job creation or other parameters established by the State of Delaware including, but not limited to, the number and quality of jobs created
  • Return on Investment (ROI) to the State of Delaware
  • Relationship with existing client base and port labor services
  • Creditworthiness of the respondent and capability to carry through with the respondent’s proposal.

The DSPC conducts its procurement activities and formal bid processes in a competitive environment that fosters equal opportunity for qualified companies to partner with the DSPC.

Information about the DSPC and the Port of Wilmington is available online at 

Any request for information regarding the formations of the P3, any questions about the process, or any request to receive a full RFQ document, including more detailed information on the Port of Wilmington, scope, timing and respondent submission process, should be directed to the DSPC’s advisor, Seabury PFRA LLC, via email.  The email should be directed to Jonathan Montbach, Head of Seabury Maritime Finance at