5 contractors bid on Tacoma gateway signs project

Five contractors have responded to a call for bids issued by the City of Tacoma for a project to install gateway signs near four entrance points into the city limits.

Bid documents prepared by City staff show the project would install the signs near the following locations: South 19th Street and South Jackson Avenue; South Center Street and South Mullen Street; Northshore Parkway and 45th Avenue; and South 72nd Street and East F Street.

The City issued the call for bids in October, according to a legal notice published in the Tacoma Daily Index (see “Welcome To Tacoma: Gateway signs proposed near city entrance points,” Tacoma Daily Index, Oct. 16, 2015).

The project budget is estimated between $250,000 and $261,000.

According to information posted on the City’s Web site, the following contractors responded to the call for bids: Northeast Electric LLC (Woodland, Wash.) — $253,156; American Builders Company (Renton, Wash.) — $252,320; Transportation Systems Inc. (Sumner, Wash.) — $238,530; Nordic Construction Inc. (Fife, Wash.) — $337,484.26; and Global Contractors LLC (Tacoma, Wash.) — $245,480.


Last year, the City awarded a contract to Nordic Construction to install a gateway entrance sign near the intersection of South 56th Street and South Orchard Street (see “Tacoma Bid Watch: Fire simulation training, ADA street improvements, and gateway signage,” Tacoma Daily Index, Jan. 6, 2015). Similar signage was installed along Sprague Avenue in 2013 (see “First phase complete on Sprague Avenue enhancement project,” Tacoma Daily Index, March 5, 2013).