ES20-0022F-City of Tacoma-Bids

City of Tacoma

Environmental Services



CTP Electrical Distribution

System Replacement

Submittal Deadline: 11:00 a.m., Pacific Time, Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Submittal Delivery: Sealed submittals will be received as follows:

By Carrier:

City of Tacoma Procurement & Payables Division, Tacoma Public Utilities

3628 S 35th Street

Tacoma, WA 98409

In Person:

City of Tacoma Procurement & Payables Division, Tacoma Public Utilities Lobby Security Desk, Administration Building North – Main Floor

3628 S 35th Street

Tacoma, WA 98409

NOTE: This is a change in location for in-person deliveries.

By Mail:

City of Tacoma Procurement & Payables Division, Tacoma Public Utilities PO Box 11007

Tacoma, WA 98411-0007

Submittal Opening: Sealed submittals in response to a RFB 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. 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.

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 on Wednesday March 25, 2020 at 9:00 AM in the second floor conference room of Building A (Sewer Transmission Building) at the City of Tacoma Central wastewater Treatment Plant (CTP), 2201 E Portland Ave, Tacoma, WA 98421. A site tour of the treatment plant will follow the meeting. The meeting and site tour may last until 11:00 AM. Plant staff will also be available for additional tours on the following day, Thursday March 26, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. The purpose of the Pre-Proposal Meeting and tour are to provide a technical project overview, review the City’s SBE and LEAP requirements, provide an opportunity for facility familiarization, and receive project questions.

Project Scope: The CTP Electrical Distribution System Replacement Project will repair, replace, and rehabilitate the entire 15-kilovolt (kV) Medium Voltage (MV) electrical distribution system at the CTP in the City of Tacoma, Washington. The completed project will build over 3,000 lineal feet of concrete encased reinforced duct bank, install over 20 miles of MV feeder cables, construct an approximately

3,400 square foot concrete masonry unit building for protecting and operating the new electrical equipment, and install a new 15-kV switchgear comprised of approximately 40 MV circuit breakers. The Work will take place at a wastewater treatment plant that continuously operates (24 hours per day, 365 days per year). The Work will have to be carefully coordinated to prevent disruptions to plant operation.

Estimate:$18,000,000-$20,000,000 excluding sales tax

Paid Leave and Minimum Wage: Effective February 1, 2016, the City of Tacoma requires all employers to provide paid leave and minimum wages, as set forth in Title 18 of the Tacoma Municipal Code. For more information visit

The following is applicable to Federal Aid Projects: The City of Tacoma in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 State. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000D to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, part 21, nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR, page 26, 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, national origin, or sex in consideration for any award.

State Interest Exclusion Clause: It is anticipated that this project will be funded in part by the Washington State Department of Ecology. Neither the State of Washington nor any of its

departments or employees are, or shall be, a party to this solicitation for bids.

Additional Information: Requests for information regarding the specifications may be obtained by contacting Samol Hefley, 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.


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