BROWARD COUNTY, FL -
Broward County's Port Everglades is seeking information from companies related to developing, financing and managing a regional logistics center on approximately 16.7 acres of land on the Port. A request for information (RFI) is currently open with Broward County for firms interested in the project through January 25, 2016, and can be obtained by contacting Jorge Hernandez at 954-468-3501 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Port Everglades officials are conducting research through the RFI for a new logistics center to replace an older, on-port Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) warehouse facility, which sits on land that will be redeveloped into a marine terminal.
The RFI is a fact-finding request to gather input on a number of questions associated with the development, financing and construction of the facility and applicable value-added services such as consolidating and stripping containers; de-palletizing, packaging, distribution, transloading, labeling and sorting of cargo; and fumigation and cold storage of perishables.
"Ultimately, we want a logistics center that is state-of-the-art and offers services that are needed in today's global marketplace. Therefore, we are first going out with an RFI to get input from third-party logistics companies and developers about public-private partnership opportunities so we can incorporate this information in a future request for proposals," said Port Everglades Deputy Port Director Glenn Wiltshire.
All responses must be submitted by January 25, 2016 through Bidsync. To create an account with Bidsync:
- Visit bidsync.com/bid-notifications
- Click the "REGISTER FOR FREE" unless you are interested in one of the paid options.
- You will receive the same notifications from the County regardless of which plan you select.
- The County uses a five-digit numbering system called "Commodity Codes" to identify which suppliers to send bid notices.
- When registering your company be sure to select all codes that may apply to your business.
About Port Everglades
As one of South Florida's leading economic powerhouses, Broward County's Port Everglades is the gateway for international trade and cruise vacations. Consistently ranked among the top three busiest cruise ports in the world, Port Everglades is also one of the nation's leading container ports and South Florida's main seaport for receiving petroleum products including gasoline, jet fuel and alternative fuels. The Port Everglades Department is a self-supporting Enterprise Fund of Broward County, Florida government with operating revenues of approximately $153 million in Fiscal Year 2015 (October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015). It does not rely on local tax dollars for operations. The total value of economic activity at Port Everglades is more than $28 billion. More than 224,000 Florida jobs are impacted by the Port, including 13,322 people who work for companies that provide direct services to Port Everglades. For more information on Port Everglades, visit porteverglades.net or emailPortEverglades@broward.org.
DATE: January 7, 2016
MEDIA CONTACT: Jorge Hernandez
Director, Business Administration Division