Tacoma Bid Watch: Prairie Line Trail, Water Flume Line Trail, and building demolition

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 by the City of Tacoma.

First, the City of Tacoma is seeking bids from contractors to complete improvements to the Prairie Line Trail, according to a legal notice published in the Tacoma Daily Index. Bid documents prepared by City staff show the project involves creating a one-third of a mile addition to the trail by constructing a 14-foot-wide concrete shared used bike path from Pacific Avenue to 15th Street, and then improving the sidewalk over the 15th Street Bridge down to Dock Street. In addition, contractors will install lighting, benches, crosswalks, directional signage, plants, retaining walls, and construct a storm water swale along Hood Street. The project budget is estimated at $2.3 million. A pre-bid meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Mon., Feb. 22, at the Tacoma Municipal Building, located at 747 Market St. (Room 148), in downtown Tacoma. The bid deadline expires at 11 a.m. on Tues., March 8. More information is available online here and here.

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The UW Tacoma segment of the Prairie Line Trail in downtown Tacoma. (FILE PHOTO BY TODD MATTHEWS)

Second, the City of Tacoma is accepting bids on a project to demolish structures located at 1711 7th Street South (pictured below). Bid documents prepared by City staff show the two-story, 1,355-square-foot residential structure was built in 1900 and experienced fire, smoke, and water damage. The property also includes a 567-square-foot detached garage. The project budget is estimated at $30,000. The bid deadline expires at 11 a.m. on Fri., Feb. 12. More information is available online here.

Third, the City of Tacoma issued a Request For Proposals from contractors to complete the Historic Water Ditch (Water Flume) Trail Phase IV, according to a legal notice published in the Tacoma Daily Index. Bid documents prepared by City staff show the project includes the new shared use trail, chain link fences, curb ramps and sidewalks, curbs and gutters, single slope concrete barriers, HMA pavement and subgrade, minor storm drains, landscaping, and other work. The project budget is estimated between $1.6 million and $2 million. The bid deadline expires at 11 a.m. on Tues., Feb. 16. More information is available online here and here.

Tacoma's historic Water Flume Line Trail. (FILE PHOTO BY TODD MATTHEWS)

Tacoma’s historic Water Flume Line Trail. (FILE PHOTO BY TODD MATTHEWS)

Fourth, the City of Tacoma issued a Request For Proposals from contractors to complete improvements to the Customer Support Center at Tacoma City Hall. Bid documents prepared by City staff show the project includes selective demolition, interior framing and gypsum board installation, new interior finishes, casework, doors, frames and hardware, mechanical and electrical systems. The project budget is estimated at $500,000 to $550,000. The bid deadline expires at 11 a.m. on Tues., Feb. 23. More information is available online here.

Fifth, the City of Tacoma has issued a Request for Proposals for contractors to review and make recommendations regarding Tacoma Power’s cost-of-services analysis model, rate design, and open-access transmission tariff rates, according to a legal notice published in the Tacoma Daily Index. The project budget is estimated between $50,000 and $80,000. The bid deadline expires at 11 a.m. on Tues., March 1. More information is available online here and here.

Sixth, the City of Tacoma is seeking bids for the sale of surplus property located at 8002 Golden Given Road East (pictured below), according to a legal notice published in the Tacoma Daily Index. The minimum bid amount is $260,000. The bid deadline expires at 11 a.m. on Tues., April 19. More information is available online here and here.

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Finally, 14 contractors responded to Request For Proposals to complete improvements to the City Council Chambers at Tacoma City Hall, according to information posted on the City of Tacoma’s Web site. Bid documents prepared by City staff show the project includes interior framing and gypsum board installation, new interior finishes, casework, doors, frames and hardware, and electrical and low voltage systems, according to a legal notice published in the Tacoma Daily Index. The project budget is estimated at $150,000 to $200,000. The bid deadline expired at 11 a.m. on Tues., Feb. 9. Information posted on the City of Tacoma’s Web site shows the following contractors responded to the Request For Proposals: All Phase Interiors (Shoreline, Wash.) — $166,720.64; Durels Construction & Management LLC (Tumwater, Wash.) — $168,852.00; American Builders (Renton, Wash.) — $188,380.00; Christensen Inc. (Tumwater, Wash.) — $173,600.00; Westmark Construction (Tacoma, Wash.) — $218,595.00; Pacific West Construction (Seattle, Wash.) — $262,000.00; Jones & Roberts Company (Olympia, Wash.) — $209,900.00; Lincoln Construction Inc. (Spanaway, Wash.) — $210,787.00; Berschauer Construction Inc. (Olympia, Wash.) — $207,157.00; Construct Inc. (Tumwater, Wash.) — $179,400.00; Allen Bradbury Construction (Algona, Wash.) — $192,100.00; Big Rock Construction Inc. (Tumwater, Wash.) — $189,000.00; MJ Takisaki Inc. (Seattle, Wash.) — $221,467.00; and Gall Construction (Puyallup, Wash.) — $195,700.00.

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