Tacoma Bid Watch: Lincoln Avenue Trail, building demolition update, and treatment plant upgrades

The Tacoma Daily Index often publishes the City of Tacoma's calls for bids asking contractors to meet the City's needs...

The Tacoma Daily Index often publishes the City of Tacoma’s calls for bids asking contractors to meet the City’s needs on a range of supplies, services, and projects. Here is a short-list of some recent and notable calls for bids issued by the City of Tacoma.

The City of Tacoma issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for the Lincoln Avenue Trail project (pictured below), according to a legal notice published in the Tacoma Daily Index. Bid documents prepared by City staff show the project includes the installation of a 14-foot wide, approximately 900-foot long concrete shared use path with landscape plantings and ADA provisions. The trail will be located on the south side of Lincoln Avenue, at the east end of the Lincoln Avenue Bridge, and near the parking access driveway at the Gog-le-hi-te wetlands on the Port of Tacoma tide flats. The project budget is estimated at $250,000 to $350,000. A pre-bid meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Weds., March 23, at the Tacoma Municipal Building (Room 148), located at 747 Market St., in downtown Tacoma. The bid deadline expires at 11 a.m. on Tues., April 5. More information is available online here and here.

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Four contractors responded to a call for bids to demolish structures located at 1711 7th Street South (pictured below). Bid documents prepared by City staff show the two-story, 1,355-square-foot residential structure was built in 1900 and experienced fire, smoke, and water damage. The property also includes a 567-square-foot detached garage. The project budget is estimated at $30,000. The bid deadline expired at 11 a.m. on Fri., Feb. 12. According to information posted on the City’s Web site, the following contractors responded to the call for bids: Nordvind Sewer Service LLC (Auburn, Wash. — $29,880); Pelland Enterprises (Puyallup, Wash. — $18,680); R.L. Clearing & Excavating, Inc. (Auburn, Wash. — $34,995); and Woodland Industries (Puyallup, Wash. — $22,450).

Thirteen contractors responded to the RFP to complete improvements to the Customer Support Center at Tacoma City Hall. Bid documents prepared by City staff show the project includes selective demolition, interior framing and gypsum board installation, new interior finishes, casework, doors, frames and hardware, mechanical and electrical systems. The project budget is estimated at $500,000 to $550,000. The bid deadline expired at 11 a.m. on Tues., Feb. 23. According to information posted on the City’s Web site, the following contractors responded to the RFP: Berschauer Construction, Inc. (Olympia, Wash. — $455,688 / $3,900); Durels Construction & Management, LLC (Tumwater, Wash. — $455,108 / $2,500); Christensen, Inc. (Tumwater, Wash. — $458,000 / $4,500); Lincoln Construction, Inc. (Spanaway, Wash. — $447,992 / $3,500); Allen-Bradbury Construction (Algona, Wash. — $393,900 / $1,900); Good News Group, Inc. (Auburn, Wash. — $480,023 / $2,800); Jones & Roberts Company (Olympia, Wash. — $441,944 / $4,800); Big Rock Construction, Inc. (Tumwater, Wash. — $427,000 / $900)Westmark Construction (Tacoma, Wash. — $431,341 / $1,004); DP Wain Construction, Inc. (Silverdale, Wash. — $638,900 / $4,600); Construct, Inc. (Tumwater, Wash. — $355,600 / $1,400); Mike Werlech Construction, Inc. (Seattle, Wash. — $434,000 / $3,500); and CDK Construction Services, Inc. (Duvall, Wash. — $436,380 / $850).

The City of Tacoma issued a Request For Qualifications (RFQ) to Washington State artists for a $111,000 commission to create a permanent public artwork along and adjacent to South Tacoma Way between South 47th Street and South 58th Street (pictured below). Documents prepared by City staff show the selected artist or artist team will be encouraged to explore connections, enhance the business district, contribute to a sense of identity in the area, and prioritize community involvement in the research and concept development process. The project is a collaboration between the City of Tacoma, State Farm Insurance, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and the South Tacoma Business District. The application deadline expires on Mon., April 11. More information is available online here and here.

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Seven contractors responded to the RFP to review and make recommendations regarding Tacoma Power’s cost-of-services analysis model, rate design, and open-access transmission tariff rates. The project budget is estimated between $50,000 and $80,000. The bid deadline expired at 11 a.m. on Tues., March 1. According to information posted on the City’s Web site, the following contractors responded to the RFP: New Gen Strategies & Solutions (Sammamish, Wash.); Christensen Associates (Madison, Wis.); Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kansas); Leidos (Orlando, Fla.); FCS Group (Redmond, Wash.); EES Consulting (Kirkland, Wash.); and Navigant Consulting Inc. (Chicago, Ill.).

Four contractors responded to a RFP to remove and replace an elevated safety platform at the Central Wastewater Treatment Plant. Bid documents prepared by City staff show the project consists of removing and replacing one existing elevated walkway and stairway railing located at the Central Wastewater Treatment Plant (pictured below) because the walkway has suffered extensive corrosion and must be replaced as it represents a safety hazard. The project budget is estimated at $42,000 to $46,000. The bid deadline expired at 11 a.m. on Fri., Feb. 19. According to information posted on the City’s Web site, the following contractors responded to the RFP: Combined Construction, Inc. (Mukilteo, Wash. — $39,500); Nordic Construction (Fife, Wash. — $39,747); Rognlin’s, Inc. (Aberdeen, Wash. — $37,000); and General Mechanical, Inc. (Tacoma, Wash. — $39,161).

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Finally, the City of Tacoma issued a RFP for contractors to provide an economic development fee analysis and expert review of cost of service rates related to Tacoma Public Utilities water rates and financial planning, according to a legal notice published in the Tacoma Daily Index. The project budget is estimated at $200,000. The bid deadline expires at 11 a.m. on Tues., March 22. More information is available online here and here.

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