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Bid Number: P02.417
Bid Title: RFQ for 74th Ave Trail Design
Category: Open
Status: Closed

Description:

Request Summary
The City of Arlington is requesting interested consulting engineering firms to submit proposals for providing engineering design and analysis, and other services necessary for the successful completion of the 74th Ave Trail Project as described herein.  More information is available on the City of Arlington website under RFQs.   

Project Description

This project proposes to construct a 12-foot wide multiuse asphalt trail from the north terminus of the Arlington Valley Road Trail (197th Place) to the 204th St and 74th Ave intersection; this will complete the Arlington Valley Road trail that connects Centennial Trail to a transit location (bus stop) and retail center.  The multiuse trail construction will included ADA compliant curb ramps, trail lighting, landscape and site amenities.


Publication Date/Time:
4/8/2021 12:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
4/29/2021 2:00 PM
Submittal Information:
154 W Cox Ave, Arlington WA 98223
Contact Person:
Linda Taylor
Administrative Specialist II
ltaylor@arlingtonwa,gov
360-403-3526
Business Hours:
7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Qualifications:
The City RFQ evaluation team will score and rank RFQs based on the following criteria:
• Team Composition and Key Personnel: Scoring will look at firms included in the Consultant’s project team, the qualifications and availability of staff assigned to this project. Consideration will be given to specialized project experience or technical competence relating to the Project Area, and familiarity with work in the north Snohomish County area. Demonstrate the ability to provide the proposed staff for the full duration of this project and that continuity will be maintained. (25 points)

• Project Approach and Schedule: Consultant shall demonstrate a full understanding of the City’s concerns, goals and objectives with this very important project; and how the Consultant’s team will meet these goals in a “Consultant defined” timeline. (25 points)
• Experience with Similar Projects Utilizing Federal Funding: Scoring will evaluate Consultant’s team experience with projects of similar complexity and function. Also included in the evaluation will be past experience with similar federally funded projects and coordinate with WSDOT local programs. (20 points)
• Process and Quality Control Methods: Demonstrated ability of the Consultant and team, especially the Project Manager, to perform high quality work, to control costs and to meet schedules. Evaluation will include quality control measures and Project Manager communication protocols. (20 points)
• Familiarity of Relevant Codes and Standards: Demonstrated understanding of relevant codes (Arlington, FHWA, AASHTO, and WSDOT) and ability to coordinate projects with jurisdictional agencies and multidisciplinary projects. (10 points)

Written proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by an Evaluation Committee comprised of City staff. Interviews will be scheduled with the top five scoring proposals.

Special Requirements:
The entire submittal package, excluding front and back cover sheets, shall not exceed twenty (20) double-sided pages. At a minimum, the Consultant’s qualifications should include:
• An introductory letter stating your firm’s interest in the project,
• A clear concise description of the general approach to be undertaken on the project,
• A list of similar projects in the past five years with brief resumes of key members and project references,
• Organizational chart of project team, and
• Description and examples of process and quality control measures.

Four (4) hard copies of the RFQ must be delivered to the City of Arlington in a sealed package clearly labeled “RFQ for 74th Ave Trail Project”. In person deliveries will be accepted at the Public Works Office at 154 W Cox, Arlington, WA 98223 until 2:00 PM on April 29, 2021. Deliveries via US Post shall be mailed to 238 N. Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223 and must be postmarked by April 29, 2021.

Miscellaneous:
Address all RFQ questions to the Project Administrator, Linda Taylor, at ltaylor@arlingtonwa.gov. Questions and inquiries received before 2:00 pm on April 23, 2021 will be answered. The City reserves the right to reject any and all submittals that are not responsive to this RFQ request.
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