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CLOSED-On-Call Transit Planning and Capital Design; 23-041QP

Original Date Posted: November 9, 2023 8:00 am

Due Date:

by 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 05, 2023

23-041QP – On-Call Transit Planning and Capital Design

The City of Seattle, through its Department of Transportation, SDOT, requests Statements of Qualifications for SDOT Contract 23-041QP – On-Call Transit Planning and Capital Design, with the goal of retaining up to three consultant teams who can be available on an on-call basis to provide as-needed planning, designing, and engineering services.  These projects are based on direction provided in previous design and planning documents including Streets Illustrated, the City of Seattle Standard Plans for Municipal Construction, and in the forthcoming Seattle Transportation Plan. These projects also support King County Metro’s RapidRide program and METRO CONNECTS, Metro’s long-range transit plan. The consultant teams will also be familiar with facilitating design standards between the City of Seattle, King County Metro, and the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Individual scopes of work will be determined by the city based on planning, priority and budget and negotiated with the consultant. Those individual scopes of work are issued in a Work Assignment against the on-call contract.  Each Work Assignment will clearly outline the Consultant’s services, fee and schedule for completion.  In general, the services will include supporting SDOT with expanding and improving Seattle’s transit network through the development of transit capital programs and projects by providing skills, tools, and expertise on an ongoing and flexible basis during planning, project definition and design phases.

The City anticipates awarding up to three contracts for an initial contract amount of $500,000 each, and may be increased or decreased at SDOT’s discretion, and duration of 5 years. The initial contract value may be increased in varying contract dollar amounts. The services will be performed in a series of Work Authorizations. The scope, schedule, and budget for these Work Authorizations will vary. There is no minimum guarantee of work under this solicitation.

An online Pre-Submittal meeting is scheduled Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 4:00 PM.Additional details available on Bonfire.

Interested qualified consultants may access the Request for Qualifications 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. Tuesday, December 05, 2023.

Any questions regarding this Request for Qualification 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: November 09, 2023, and November 16, 202023.

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