Tacoma Bid Watch: Hilltop swimming pool, transient camp clean ups, and South Tacoma Way revamp

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, following up on an item reported earlier in the Tacoma Daily Index (see “Tacoma Bid Watch: Foss Waterway Esplanade, ammo recycling, and People’s Community Center swimming pool,” Tacoma Daily Index, Jan. 13, 2015), three contractors have bid on a project to build a new public swimming pool at the People’s Community Center in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood. According to a legal notice published last month in the Tacoma Daily Index, as well as bid documents prepared by City staff, the project calls for demolishing the existing pool, constructing a 11,900-square-foot swimming pool, and completing related site improvements. The project budget is estimated at $4.8 million. A pre-bid meeting was held at 10 a.m. on Mon., Jan. 26, at the People’s Community Center, located at 1602 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. The bid deadline expired at 11 a.m. on Tues., Feb. 10. According to information on the City’s Web site, the following contractors submitted bids: CE & C, Inc. (Tacoma, Wash. — $5,087,000); Corp Inc. (Salem, Ore. — $5,477,636); Jones and Roberts Co. (Olympia, Wash. — $5,500,900).

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Second, 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), one contractor has bid on a project to provide on-call services to clean up transient camps and remove hazardous materials at sites throughout Tacoma. According to a legal notice published last month in the Tacoma Daily Index, as well as bid documents prepared by City staff, the first transient camp site to be remediated under the contract is the so-called “T Street Encampment” near Portland Avenue Park.

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The project budget is estimated at $50,000. The bid deadline expired at 11 a.m. on Tues., Feb. 10. According to information on the City’s Web site, Seattle, Wash.-based NRC bid on the contract. A contract is expected to be awarded next month and expire at the end of 2016.

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Third, 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; “Tacoma Bid Watch: 3 acres for sale, fire simulation training, and building demolition updates,” Tacoma Daily Index, Jan. 22, 2015; “Tacoma Bid Watch: Foss Waterway Esplanade, ammo recycling, and People’s Community Center swimming pool,” Tacoma Daily Index, Jan. 13, 2015; and “Tacoma Bid Watch: Gangs, graffiti, and South Tacoma Way / Water Ditch Trail upgrades,” Tacoma Daily Index, Dec. 9, 2014;), five contractors have bid on a project that aims to bring a range of road improvements along a significant stretch of South Tacoma Way.

Bid documents prepared by City staff show the project calls for an asphalt overlay, ADA ramps, sidewalk, curbs, gutters, and streetlights on South Tacoma Way, between South 56th Street and South 66th Street, as well as South 43rd Street and South 47th Street. The project also aims to improve two sections of the Water Ditch Trail — first, the traffic signal at South 58th Street will be upgraded to better serve pedestrians; and second, the Water Ditch Trail will be constructed between South Tacoma Way and the new Sounder Station. The budget is estimated between $2.7 million and $3 million.

The bid deadline expired at 11 a.m. on Tues., Feb. 10. According to information on the City’s Web site, the following contractors submitted bids: Olivas Valdez, Inc. (La Center, Wash. — $2,836,236.00); Miles Resources LLC (Puyallup, Wash. — $3,040,054.45); Stan Palmer Construction (Bremerton, Wash. — $2,738,636.00); Tucci & Sons (Tacoma, Wash. — $2,865,659.35); and Westwater Construction (Aubrun, Wash. — $3,720,503.00).

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Finally, following up on an item reported earlier in the Tacoma Daily Index (see “Tacoma Bid Watch: Foss Waterway Esplanade, ammo recycling, and People’s Community Center swimming pool,” Tacoma Daily Index, Jan. 13, 2015), two companies have bid on a multi-year contract to salvage the spent ammunition shell casings collected at the Harrison Range for firearms training used by the Tacoma Police Department. According to a legal notice published last month in the Tacoma Daily Index, as well as bid documents prepared by City staff, handgun and rifle shell casings of various calibers and manufacturers are stored in 44-gallon plastic garbage bins, and need to be collected for recycling at least once per month. On average, between 300 pounds and 600 pounds of brass and nickel-plated brass casings are collected each month at the training facility, which is located at 101 McMurray Road NE, near the Port of Tacoma tide flats. The bid deadline expired at 11 a.m. on Tues., Feb. 10. According to information on the City’s Web site, the following contractors submitted bids: Pacific Iron & Metals (Seattle, Wash.) and Calbag Metals (Tacoma, Wash.).

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