City of Tacoma

Environmental Services / Science and Engineering


Leach Creek Stormwater Holding Basin Modifications

Submittal Deadline: 11:00 a.m., Pacific Time, Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Submittals must be received by the City’s Procurement and Payables Division prior to 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time. For electronic submittals, the City of Tacoma will designate the time of receipt recorded by our email,, as the official time of receipt. This clock will be used as the official time of receipt of all parts of electronic bid submittals. Late submittals will be returned unopened and rejected

as non-responsive.

Submittal Delivery: Sealed submittals will be received as follows:

By Email:

Maximum file size: 35 MB. Multiple emails may be sent for each submittal

Bid Opening: Sealed submittals in response to a RFB will be opened Tuesday’s at 11:15 AM by a purchasing representative and read aloud during a public bid opening held at the Tacoma Public Utilities Administrative Building North, 3628 S. 35th Street, Tacoma, WA 98409, conference room M-1, located on the main floor. They will also be held virtually Tuesday’s at 11:15 AM. Attend via this link or call 1 (253) 215 8782. Submittals in response to an RFP, RFQ or RFI will be recorded as received. As soon as possible, after 1:00 PM, on the day of submittal deadline, preliminary results will be posted to

Solicitation Documents: An electronic copy of the complete solicitation documents may be viewed and

obtained at the City’s plan distribution service provider, ARC, 632 Broadway, Tacoma, WA, or by going to Prospective bidders will be required to pay reproduction costs. A list of vendors registered for this solicitation is also available at their website.

Pre-Proposal Meeting: A pre-proposal meeting will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday January 23, 2024, in the Commencement Bay Conference Room 101 South located and the Center For Urban Waters, 326 East D Street, Tacoma WA 98421. A potential bidder should RSVP to by January 23rd, 2024 at 8:00 AM. The Leach Creek Stormwater Holding Basin is a secured facility, therefore immediately after the pre-proposal meeting there will be a walk-through at the site and all bidders are urged to attend this walkthrough.

Project Scope: This work consists of constructing a stormwater channel through a forested wetland to connect the existing pump station forebay with the outfall and spillway structures, construction of an access ramp to the proposed stormwater channel, removal and replacement of an existing overflow riser structure, and the installation of a flexible check valve. Work also includes construction dewatering along with water quality treatment systems, bypass pumping, erosion and pollution control, and site restoration.

Estimate: $2.7 Million

Paid Sick Leave: The City of Tacoma requires all employers to provide paid sick leave in accordance with

Washington State law. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA Information: The City of Tacoma, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), commits to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability, in all of its programs and activities. Specification materials can be made available in an alternate format by emailing the contact listed below in the Additional Information section.

Title VI Information: “The City of Tacoma” in accordance with provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, (78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. sections 2000d to 2000d-4) and the Regulations, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin in consideration of award.

Additional Information: Requests for information regarding the specifications may be obtained by contacting Dawn DeJarlais, Senior Buyer by email to

Protest Policy: City of Tacoma protest policy, located at, specifies procedures for protests submitted prior to and after submittal deadline.

Meeting sites are accessible to persons with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities can be arranged with 48 hours advance notice by calling 253-502-8468


January 16, 2024