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CLOSED-23-059QP – On-Call Capital Development Real Property Acquisition and Relocation

Original Date Posted: March 25, 2024 11:54 am

Due Date:

4:00 PM, April 22, 2024

23-059QP – On-Call Capital Development Real Property Acquisition and Relocation

The City of Seattle, through the Seattle Department of Transportation, requests Statements of Qualifications from qualified firms to provide on-call property acquisition and relocation services for an assortment of capital projects of different sizes.

Core property acquisition services include, but are not limited to, permits, rights of entry, leases, licenses, temporary construction easements (TCE), temporary occupancy permits, easements, partial and full fee acquisitions, and covenants.  These services must be provided to comply with Federal, State, and local laws, including but not limited to the Uniform Act 42 US Code Ch 61, WSDOT Local Agency Guidelines, RCW 8.26 and applicable Seattle Municipal Code.

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. There is no minimum guarantee of work under this solicitation. WA services may be negotiated by a fixed fee lump-sum or based upon hours worked by consultant staff at City approved rates.

The City anticipates awarding one (1) to three (3) contracts, each for an initial contract amount of $500,000 (if three (3) contracts are awarded). This amount may increase or decrease at SDOT’s discretion.

The initial term of the contracts to be awarded is expected to be three (3) years beginning in the third quarter of 2024 and ending in the fourth quarter of 2027. SDOT will evaluate the option to extend for two (2) additional years for a total of five (5) years for each contract depending on performance and the schedule of individual Work Authorizations.

An online Pre-Submittal meeting is scheduled for 10:00 AM, Monday April 1, 2024.Additional details are available on Bonfire.

Electronic Submittals must be uploaded to Bonfireby 4:00 PM, April 22, 2024.

Consultants must register with a free account at Bonfire, SDOT’s Procurement Portal (, to access Solicitation documents, including the RFP packet, Evaluation Criteria, additional Submittal Information, to ask questions, and receive Addenda.

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: Monday March 25 and Monday April 1.  

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