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CLOSED-Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT): Operational, Management and Efficiency Analysis RFP-LEG-2012-001

Original Date Posted: July 30, 2012 6:00 am

Due Date: 08/27/2012, 4:00 PM (Pacific)

AWARDED TO: Talbot, Korvola & Warwick LLP in partnership with TransTech Management, Inc. and Volkert

DDENDUM #1 Posted 8/16/2012, 4:00 PM (Pacific):  Click on the blue, underlined text below to access the Word documents:

I.  Pre-proposal Conference Questions & Answers

  RFP Questions & Answers

**END Addendum #1**

Proposal Materials & Schedule

(Click on the project title link below to access official project information and documents)

 Title: CLOSED-Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT): Operational, Management and Efficiency Analysis RFP-LEG-2012-001 (PDF)

Project Description:  The Seattle City Council, in partnership with the City Budget Office (CBO) and the Office of City Auditor, is seeking a qualified consultant to assess SDOT’s organizational structure and operations to identify and recommend changes to operational approaches and management practices that could yield budget efficiencies, productivity, and better outcomes for maintaining and improving the City’s transportation infrastructure.

Phase I:  The first assessment will include:

  • A peer review that benchmarks SDOT’s operations with that of similar sized transportation departments across the country and identifies areas where efficiency could be improved or cost savings gained;
  • A review of how SDOT measures performance and productivity across all its divisions; and
  • A comparison of SDOT’s organizational and management structure to transportation management structures in other jurisdictions, and recommendations, if any, for changes to SDOT’s current structure and organization.

Phase II:  Depending on the results of the analysis in Phase I, the City may choose to fund all, a portion, or none of Phase II which would consist of:

  • A longer-term analysis of, and recommendations related to, areas identified in Phase I;
  • An evaluation of how SDOT prioritizes transportation maintenance projects and recommendations for how this could be improved; and
  • An analysis of SDOT’s responsibilities to help policymakers narrow its focus and priorities leading up to potential renewal of the Bridging the Gap Levy, including a review and analysis of SDOT’s estimated $1.8 billion deferred maintenance backlog.

The City of Seattle is requesting a comprehensive review of all aspects of SDOT operations, including its management structure, as well as short-term and long-term opportunities to make adjustments to how these services are provided, in order to achieve operational efficiencies and effectiveness and budgetary savings.

Project Estimate: Not to exceed $500,000

Proposal Due Date and Time: August 27th, 2012, 4:00 PM (Pacific)

Pre-Proposal Conference:  August 9th, 2012, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Pacific).  Al Rochester Conference Room, City Hall, 600 – 4th Ave, 2nd floor (room 265), Seattle, WA.

City Contact:
Please email Jane Dunkel, or 206-684-7892 if you are interested in submitting a proposal for this project.

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