City of Tacoma REQUEST FOR BIDS Specification No. PW13-0188F Public

City of Tacoma REQUEST FOR BIDS Specification No. PW13-0188F Public Works Department Facilities Management Division Marine Security Operations Center (MSOC) The City of Tacoma is accepting SEALED BIDS for the above solicitation. Submittals will be received and time stamped only at the Purchasing Division, located in the Tacoma Public Utilities Administration Building North, Main Floor, 3628 South 35th Street, Tacoma, WA 98409. Bids will be received until 11:00 a.m., Pacific Time, Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at which time they will be opened by a Purchasing representative and read aloud during a public bid opening held in Conference Room M-1, located on the main floor in the same building. 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 98402, or by going to http:// Prospective bidders will be required to pay reproduction costs. A list of vendors registered for this solicitation is also available at their website. After 1:00 p.m. the day of bid opening, preliminary submittal results and names of vendors submitting bids are posted to for public viewing. A pre-bid meeting will be held at the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market Street, Tacoma, WA, Room 708 at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2013. The purpose of the pre-bid meeting is to answer questions about this solicitation and any special or technical requirements. A site visit will be held immediately following the meeting. The site visit will be held at 3301 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA, 98402. A second site visit is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Attendees of the second site visit are to meet directly at the site location at 3301 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA, 98402. Project Scope: The project will provide improvements to the Marine Security Operations Center (MSOC), located at 3301 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA. Major components of the project include: Removal of a portion of the existing pier and piles. Installation of a new float system and gangway for moorage of emergency service vessels. Structural improvements to the existing building and pier structure, and remodel of the station for joint public safety use. Addition of a new upland apparatus bay and site improvements for an emergency service vehicle. The following is applicable to Federal Aid Projects: The City of Tacoma in accordance with Executive Order 11246, "Equal Employment Opportunity" as amended by Executive Order 11375, "Amending Executive Order 11246 Relating to Equal Employment Opportunity," and as supplemented by regulations at 41 CFR part 60, "Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Equal Employment Opportunity, Department of Labor," hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color or national origin in consideration of award. Estimate: $3,040,000 Additional information regarding the specifications may be obtained by contacting Joshua Clarke, Project Manager at 253-591-5395, or contact Chuck Blankenship, Senior Buyer, 253-502-8163, for general purchasing information. CITY OF TACOMA /s/Kathy Katterhagen Procurement and Payables Manager /s/Chuck Blankenship Senior Buyer 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. April 16