City of Tacoma REQUEST FOR BIDS Specification No. TR12-0125F Department

City of Tacoma REQUEST FOR BIDS Specification No. TR12-0125F Department of Public Utilities Tacoma Rail Vegetation Management 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 8, 2012, 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 by accessing the City of Tacoma Purchasing website at A list of vendors who registered for this solicitation is also available at the website. After 1:00 p.m. the day of bid opening, preliminary submittal results and names of vendors submitting bids are posted to the website for public viewing. A pre-bid meeting will be held at Tacoma Rail, 2601 SR509 N. Frontage Rd., Tacoma, WA 98421, on April 27, 2012, 2:00 p.m. The purpose of the pre-bid meeting is to answer questions about this solicitation and any special or technical requirements. Project Scope: Provide labor and equipment, including a hi-rail truck and the herbicides needed for the right-ofway weed spraying to achieve effective vegetation radication. This contract will also include on call services for noxious weed notices issued to the railroad by area jurisdictions. Estimate: $267,000.00 Additional information regarding the specifications may be obtained by contacting Lori Luscher at 253-5028897, 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 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 19