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CLOSED-3-038QP – Curb SMART Grant Outreach, Management, and Data Collection Project

Original Date Posted: October 25, 2023 8:03 am

Due Date:

by 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2023

23-038QP – Curb SMART Grant Outreach, Management, and Data Collection Project

The City of Seattle, through the Seattle Department of Transportation, requests Statements of Proposals from qualified firms for SDOT Solicitation 23-038QP: Curb SMART Grant Outreach, Management, and Data Collection Project.

Through this solicitation, The City of Seattle, through its Department of Transportation, SDOT, requests Statements of Qualifications to support the USDOT funded Seattle SMART Grant Digital Commercial Vehicle Permit Project that is intended to provide reliable, modern curb access for commercial delivery vehicles using an innovative technology approach. Short-term goals are to engage with local businesses and commercial delivery users in North Downtown to prototype a new digital permit to make more efficient use of commercial vehicle load zones, automate payment for users, and provide usage data at the zones for City and public use. SDOT has had a Commercial Vehicle Load Zone permit since 1990. The consultant services will support SDOT for the entire grant period with strategic project guidance, facilitation, stakeholder outreach, sub-consultant management, and data collection and analysis.

The City expects to achieve the following outcome through this consultant solicitation:

  1. Support SDOT’s project management through a tight timeline and use of USDOT federal transportation funds. 
  2. Perform strategic outreach services to urban delivery companies, related urban development stakeholders and businesses within the North Downtown pilot area, including with sub-consultants as needed.
  3. Assist with designing data collection for understanding commercial load zone occupancy, vehicle type usage, and duration; collect data; process and analyze data, manage sub-consultants as needed.
  4. Assess the operational performance of curbside technologies prototyped during the Commercial Vehicle Permit Project

The City anticipates possibly awarding for an initial contract amount of $490,000. The initial contract value and duration may be increased in varying contract dollar amounts and extended to no more than a total term of 5 years. This project is anticipated to be federally funded in part through USDOT. No DBE contract goal has been established. The contract is race neutral.

An online Pre-Submittal meeting is scheduled Friday, November 03, at 9:00 a.m. Additional details available on Bonfire.

Interested qualified consultants may access the Request for Proposal packet at City of Seattle’s Procurement Portal (, including Evaluation Criteria and Submittal Information. Consultants must register with a free account at Bonfire to access Solicitation documents and receive Addenda.

Electronic Submittals must be uploaded to Bonfire by 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2023.

Any questions regarding this Request for Proposal must be submitted via Bonfire. Response to questions will be provided via Bonfire.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information

The City of Seattle in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), commits to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability, in all of its programs and activities. This material can be made available in an alternate format by emailing Tom Hewitt at or by calling 206-615-1974.

Title VI Statement

The CITY OF SEATTLE, in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4) and the Regulations, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.

Dates of publication: October 25, 2023, and November 01, 2023.

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