City of Tacoma REQUEST FOR BIDS Specification No. TR13-0383F Tacoma

City of Tacoma REQUEST FOR BIDS Specification No. TR13-0383F Tacoma Rail Yard Track 8 & 9 Upgrade 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, October 8, 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 by accessing the City of Tacoma Purchasing website at A list of vendors 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 the Tacoma Rail Main Conference Room, 2601 SR 509 North Frontage Road, Tacoma at 1:00 p..m., Tuesday, October 1, 2013 The purpose of the prebid meeting is to answer questions about this solicitation and any special or technical requirements, as well as the City's SBE and LEAP goals. Project Scope: This project will replace 4 switches within the Tacoma Rail classification yard. One of which is an automated swith. The project will replace approximately 4700 track feet of rail on yard tracks 8 & 9 and replace approximately 1000 cross ties. Estimate: $1,100,000.00 Additional information regarding the specifications may be obtained by contacting Chris Storey at 253-5732484, 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. September 20