American Samoa Port Seismic Assessment RFP

With funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), EERI and American Samoa Department of Homeland Security (ASDHS) are seeking structural engineering services specializing in marine structures to provide seismic assessments for a port structure in American Samoa.

This project is a seismic assessment of a wharf in the Port of Pago Pago. Two additional building structures may be assessed as part of this project if budget allows. Please note that this is not a request for an assessment of Pago Pago Harbor but specifically the Port of Pago Pago.

Please view the full RFP (Updated March 20, 2019) for more information.

Proposal deadline: (FINAL EXTENSION) Friday, March 29, 2019 at 12:00pm PT

Interested parties should send a proposal (including a brief statement of interest, qualifications, and a list of relevant recent projects) to Zoe Yin at EERI (zoe@eeri.org) before the request for proposal deadline.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Is the lump sum fee of $25,000 fixed?
Yes, the fee is fixed at $25,000, which also must include all travel and associated project costs. There is no additional funding available. If the wharf assessment can be completed for less than the fixed fee, two optional additional building structures are also described in the RFP for potential assessment or screening as a part of the project.

2. What type of seismic assessment is ASDHS looking for?
ASDHS is looking to gain as much information as possible about the performance of the wharf after future earthquakes, and asks the proposer to indicate the type and level of assessment they think can be achieved within the fixed project budget. They would like to learn about any potential deficiencies present in the current structure, and hear any recommendations that could improve the expected seismic performance.

3. What type of “Transactional Rating” is required?
This was an error in the RFP document and is struck from the project scope in the updated RFP dated March 20, 2019.

Supplemental Materials to be provided to selected Contractor by ASDHS:

ASDHS expects to provide the following supplemental materials to the selected contractor. It is also seeking structural drawings for all structures. ASDHS is willing to seek and acquire other materials needed by the contractor, upon request.

  • Marine Sediment report and soil sample information from a 2002 geotechnical study.
  • Bathymetric scan of Pago Harbor
  • Various materials from a 2002 wharf rehabilitation study.