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CLOSED-Congestion Pricing Study On-Call; SOQ #SDOT-18-018

Original Date Posted: April 30, 2018 2:15 pm


Due Date: 4:00 p.m., May 15, 2018

CITY OF SEATTLE
REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS
CONSULTANT SERVICES

18-018, Congestion Pricing Study On-Call 

The City of Seattle, through Seattle Department of Transportation, requests Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from qualified engineering firms for SDOT 18-018 Congestion Pricing Study On-Call.

This contract is estimated to be up to $175,000 with the time of performance expected to be between June, 2018 and December, 2018.

SCOPE OF WORK:

  1. Conduct an equity analysis to understand the Seattle and regional populations, modes (including freight), and geographies that would be affected by different pricing models, with an emphasis on who is traveling into the center city at peak times and how they would be affected; assist the city in developing a Racial Equity Toolkit for congestion pricing
  2. Identify possible types of and approaches to congestion pricing (such as cordon, area, zone or network charges), focusing on the feasibility of different pricing mechanisms for Seattle and their ability to achieve policy objectives;
    1. Estimate potential GHG reductions and revenues (gross and net of capital and O&M costs)
    2. Describe existing regional pricing (including planned State Route 99 tolling) and consider cumulative impacts
    3. Describe other potential pricing tools (e.g. TNC fees, parking charges) and evaluate benefits and impacts
  3. Research emerging technologies for gathering data and collecting tolls to identify future options that are less infrastructure-intensive than current options
  4. Summarize best practices in outreach, engagement, communications, and messaging, including effective framing and language, related to congestion pricing implementation; assist the city in developing a framework and next steps for stakeholder engagement
  5. Identify the types of projects, programs and infrastructure the city would want to have in place before pricing is implemented, including the amount of transit service needed to encourage and serve mode shift
  6. Document the local, state and federal policy guidance and legal frameworks for potential pricing scenarios, including tolling and privacy laws, and outline the steps needed to implement pricing
  7. Document economic benefits and impacts to businesses in cities with pricing systems in place; recommend a methodology for identifying potential impacts in Seattle, including freight and delivery impacts, and potential disproportionate impacts by type of business
  8. Provide input on work plan elements, scope, schedule and budget for potential future phase(s)

The following activities will be conducted under separate contracts or by city staff, with potential assistance from the consultant team selected through this RFP:

  1. Research best practices and propose alternatives for addressing potential equity impacts
  2. Identify potential priorities for the use of revenues, including types of projects as well as direct benefits to specific populations or geographies
  3. Develop a Racial Equity Toolkit for congestion pricing
    Interested qualified consultants request the Request for Qualifications packet at the following address: https://www.ebidexchange.com/seattle.

NOTE: YOU MUST FORMALLY REGISTER AT EBID IF YOU WISH TO RECEIVE ADDENDUMS.

The Request for SOQ’s packet includes a more detailed Scope of Work, administrative requirements such as sub-consulting, insurance, selection process, schedule, etc.

Hard copy SOQ’s must be received by the Seattle Department of Transportation
Attention: Melissa Enciso
700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3800,
P.O. Box 34996
Seattle, Washington 98124-4996

by 4:00 p.m., May 15, 2018.

Any questions regarding this Request for SOQ’s must be submitted via eBid eXchange. Response to questions will be provided via eBid Addendum. 

Dates of publication: May 1, 2018, and May 3, 2018.

 


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