Tacoma Bid Watch: Building demolitions, environmental action plan, and parking

The Tacoma Daily Index often publishes the City of Tacoma’s calls for bids asking contractors to meet the City’s needs on a range of supplies, services, and projects. Here is a short-list of some recent and notable calls for bids issued from Tacoma City Hall.

First, the City is accepting bids to demolish two derelict buildings in Tacoma. The first building — a 1,290-square-foot, 115-year-old single-family residence — is located at 1315 S. 8th St. The project budget is estimated at $20,000 to $25,000. The bid deadline expires at 11 a.m. on Weds., April 8. More information is available online here.

The second building — a 1,568-square-foot, 100-year-old single-family residence — is located at 1020 S. 7th St. The project budget is estimated at $15,000. The bid deadline expires at 11 a.m. on Weds., April 8. More information is available online here.

The City of Tacoma is accepting bids to demolish a building located at 1020 S. 7th St. (PHOTO COURTESY CITY OF TACOMA)

The City of Tacoma is accepting bids to demolish a building located at 1020 S. 7th St. (PHOTO COURTESY CITY OF TACOMA)

Similarly, the City has received bids to demolish three derelict and abandoned buildings in Tacoma (see “Tacoma Bid Watch: Building demolitions, tide flats road repairs, and South Tacoma Way revamp,” Tacoma Daily Index, March 11, 2015).

The first building — a 925-square-foot, 52-year-old single-family residence — is located at 1027 E. 60th St. The project budget is estimated at $12,000 to $16,000. The bid deadline expired at 11 a.m. on Fri., March 20. According to information posted on the City’s Web site, the following contractors submitted bids: Anderson Environmental Contracting (Kelso, Wash.— $8,098.27); GEC NW, Inc. (Tacoma, Wash.— $12,100); Pelland Enterprises, LLC (Puyallup, Wash.— $19,297.50); Wm. Dickson Co. (Tacoma, Wash.— $36,999); and Woodland Industries (Puyallup, Wash.— $13,600).

The second building — a 716-square-foot, 72-year-old single-family residence — is located at 6956 S. Stevens St. The project budget is estimated at $12,000 to $15,000. The bid deadline expired at 11 a.m. on Fri., March 20. According to information posted on the City’s Web site, the following contractors submitted bids: Anderson Environmental Contracting (Kelso, Wash.— $7,955.27); GEC NW, Inc. (Tacoma, Wash.— $8,300); Pelland Enterprises, LLC (Puyallup, Wash.— $5,800); Wm. Dickson Co. (Tacoma, Wash.— $29,499); and Woodland Industries (Puyallup, Wash.— $9,800).

Finally, the third building — a 1,382-square-foot, 109-year-old single-family residence — is located at 2236 E. 32nd St. The project budget is estimated at $20,000. The bid deadline expired at 11 a.m. on Fri., March 20. According to information posted on the City’s Web site, the following contractors submitted bids: Anderson Environmental Contracting (Kelso, Wash.— $9,704.27); GEC NW, Inc. (Tacoma, Wash.— $17,600); Pelland Enterprises, LLC (Puyallup, Wash.— $20,297.60); Wm. Dickson Co. (Tacoma, Wash.— $39,662); and Woodland Industries (Puyallup, Wash.— $19,150).

The Tacoma Daily Index has followed demolitions related to derelict and abandoned buildings because it has proved to be a popular topic among our readers (see “Top Stories 2014: #6 — Dangerous Domains,” Tacoma Daily Index, Dec. 23, 2014). For complete and comprehensive coverage of the issue, click on the following links:

Second, the City is accepting bids from contractors to clean up transient camps and remove hazardous materials near Interstate 705, Bayside Trails, Tacoma Rail lines, and other City-owned properties on a three-month basis, according to information posted on the City’s Web site. The bid deadline expires at 11 a.m. on Thurs., April 9. More information is available online here.

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Third, the City is accepting bids from contractors to develop an environmental action plan that will incorporate existing City environmental goals and policies, as well as new measurable targets as recommended by the City’s Advisory Committee and Sustainable Tacoma Commission, according to a legal notice published in March in the Tacoma Daily Index. Bid documents prepared by City staff show the plan should focus on specific, high-priority actions the City and its partners should take over the next five years. The goal is to generate a comprehensive, concise, and actionable plan that will be approved by Tacoma City Council. A contract is expected to be awarded in May, and the final report is expected to be completed by the end of November. The project budget is $90,000. The bid deadline expires at 11 a.m. on Tues., April 14, 2015. More information is available online here.

Fourth, the City is accepting bids from contractors to provide a modernized and integrated parking management system, according to a legal notice published in March in the Tacoma Daily Index. Bid documents prepared by City staff show the City wants to more fully integrate the four components of its parking system: on-street metered parking; off-stage metered parking; enforcement; and parking citation processing. The bid deadline expires at 11 a.m. on Tues., April 28. A contract is tentatively scheduled to be awarded in June. More information is available online here.

Finally, following up on an item reported earlier in the Tacoma Daily Index (see “Tacoma Bid Watch: Chinese Reconciliation Park update, transient camp cleanups, and ADA improvements,” Tacoma Daily Index, Jan. 29, 2015; and “Tacoma Bid Watch: Fire simulation training, ADA street improvements, and gateway signage,” Tacoma Daily Index, Jan. 6, 2015), the City’s Public Works Department is starting ADA parking and sidewalk improvements at four City-owned facilities: Pantages Theater, located at 901 Broadway; Rialto Theater, located at 310 S. 9th St.; People’s Community Center, located at 1602 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Way; and Swasey Library, located at 7001 6th Ave. According to City staff, the work began in March and will continue through May. It is part of the City’s ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan. The internal areas of these facilities have already been upgraded to current ADA standards. External upgrades represent the next phase of improvements. Each location, with the exception of the Rialto Theater, requires significant concrete and asphalt removal and replacement to meet ADA required grades. To date, there have been 25 internal building upgrades and seven external building upgrades as part of the ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan.

The City of Tacoma's Public Works Department is starting ADA parking and sidewalk improvements at four City-owned facilities, including the Pantages Theater downtown. (PHOTO BY TODD MATTHEWS)

The City of Tacoma’s Public Works Department is starting ADA parking and sidewalk improvements at four City-owned facilities, including the Pantages Theater downtown. (PHOTO BY TODD MATTHEWS)

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