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North One Water Programming; SPU RFQ/Contract #24-069-S

Original Date Posted: June 12, 2024 8:00 am

Due Date:

1:00PM Pacific Time on Wednesday, July 10th, 2024

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for

North One Water Programming
SPU RFQ/Contract #24-069-S

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is seeking a consultant team to provide predesign services for a future multi-site campus that will support SPU staff north of the Ship Canal. The three campus sites combine for a total area of approximately 8.4 acres and will include a mixture of new and remodeled buildings, covered storage areas, and parking facilities with a projected total construction cost of approximately $50M. The selected consultant team will conduct site visits, staff interviews, document reviews, and other activities necessary to develop a space program and design standards for the campus along with test-to-fit sketches and a high-level construction cost estimate compliant with the AACE International Cost Estimate Classification System.  A separate RFQ process will follow for design and construction services. SPU plans to execute a single contract with an estimated value of $1 million. The estimated duration is 18 months with an option to extend.

Interested consultants are encouraged to review the solicitation, background documents, and any addenda online at

The deadline for submitting responses is 1:00PM Pacific Time on Wednesday, July 10th, 2024, electronic submittals are to be uploaded to the City’s Procurement Portal:

SPU PRE-SUBMITTAL CONFERENCE:  An optional pre-submittal conference will be held on Thursday, June 20th, 2024 from 10:30AM to 11:30AM Pacific Time, via MS Teams Meeting ID: 231 332 295 61, meeting passcode: euSvD2 at URL:
Or join by phone at: 206-686-8357 ; Phone Conference ID: 173 228 695#. SPU will review the scope of work, consultant expectations, and answer questions from the prospective bidders. Although attendance at this meeting is not mandatory, attendance is highly encouraged.

Proposers may submit questions to the procurement portal (Bonfire) under the Vendor Discussions section. The City strongly prefers that consultants submit questions in Bonfire but will accept questions submitted to the Contract Administrator in email format, as well. Questions shall be directed to Ajla Suta, Contract Administrator & SPU’s designated contact person, at To facilitate preparation of responses to questions, please submit questions by no later than 5PM Pacific Time on Tuesday, June 25th, 2024. All responses to questions will be posted at under the Public Notices Section in the respective procurement opportunity.

Consultant selection for this solicitation will be subject to all applicable laws and ordinances. The participation of women- and minority-owned firms is a high priority cultural value of the City of Seattle and is strongly encouraged at all tiers.

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