City of Tacoma REQUEST FOR BIDS Specification No. TR13-0384F Tacoma

City of Tacoma REQUEST FOR BIDS Specification No. TR13-0384F Tacoma Rail PORT PASS WEST TRACK 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, August 13, 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 2601, SR 509 North Frontage Road, Tacoma at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 7, 2013 The purpose of the pre-bid meeting is to answer questions about this solicitation and any special or technical requirements, as well as the City's Hub and LEAP goals. Project Scope: This contract shall generally consist of removing and replacing approximately 650 track feet of track, restore sub-grade and replacing with AREMA 115# jointed new domestic head hardened rail and other track materials (OTM). In conjunction with the rail installation the contractor shall replace 3 track switches. The work will occur just west of the Tacoma Rail Main classification yard across Milwaukee Avenue. Estimate: $290,000 Additional information regarding the specifications may be obtained by contacting Chris Torey 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. July 30