The City of Camas solicits interest from consulting firms with expertise in corridor alternatives analysis and feasibility studies, transportation planning, state and federal regulations, and environmentally sensitive solutions.
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECTS The proposed projects consist of the following: 1. Providing creative ideas and potential alignments for the east-west arterial corridor proposed north of Lacamas Lake in the general location indicated on the Transportation Plan Map within the Camas Comprehensive Plan. This map may be found at: http://www.cityofcamas.us/images/DOCS/MAPS/comprehensivestreetplan2007.pdf. 2. Analyzing the transportation need and providing productive solutions for both short and long range planning for the SR-500 corridor from the north side of Lacamas Lake south to NE 6th Avenue. This corridor study also includes NE/NW 6th Avenue from SR-500/NE Garfield Street west to the SR-14 on ramp.
The total budget for these projects is $100,000 in 2015 and $50,000 in 2016, all in local funds.
The work to be performed by the selected consultant is: 1. Analyzing critical areas to the extent of providing corridor alignment alternatives and cost estimates at a level of probable certainty and accuracy for the east-west corridor. Critical areas include, but are not necessarily limited to, archaeological and historical significance, wetlands, steep slopes, endangered species, significant trees, environmental justice, and additional items of significance for a SEPA and NEPA checklist. 2. Using the RTC traffic model to assist in providing the needed analysis for both projects. This task may include fine tuning of TAZs and assumptions in order to appropriately evaluate local needs. 3. Determining lane configurations, intersection impacts, and the number of lanes necessary for the SR-500 and 6th Avenue corridor. 4. Coordinating with WSDOT and Clark County when applicable. 5. Coordinating encroachment with property owners and evaluating their needs and concerns if and when necessary. 6. Providing cost estimates and timing, based on need, for alternatives for both projects. This task should be broken out into individual construction projects when feasible. 7. Providing executive summaries for both projects. 8. Completing all tasks within nine months from the kickoff meeting.
SUBMITTAL Submittals should include the following information: Firm name; phone and fax numbers and email address; Name of Principal-in-Charge, Project Manager and personnel proposed for these projects; and number of employees in each firm to be committed to these projects.
Submittals will be evaluated and ranked based on the following criteria:
1) Key available personnel = 15%; 2) Firm/team experience with corridor studies and alignment alternatives analysis = 15%; 3) Firm/team experience with environmental investigation = 10%; 4) Ability to meet schedule = 10%; 5) Approach to projects = 30%; 6) Familiarity with relevant codes and standards = 10%; 7) Past performances/references = 10%.
Consultants are encouraged to submit their statements in the format and order of the above listed evaluation criteria. Please limit the size of submittals, including tables of contents, appendices, illustrations, charts, graphs, cover letters, and any other information, to 10 pages or up to 5 double-sided sheets with text no smaller than size 10 font on 8 ½” x 11” paper. Two additional 11” x 17” sheets are allowed as part of submittal. Please do not submit cost proposals at this time.
The City of Camas encourages disadvantaged, minority, and women-owned consultant firms to respond.
Please submit FOUR identical copies of your Statement of Qualifications to: City of Camas, attention James E. Carothers, P.E., Engineering Manager/City Engineer, (site address) 616 NE 4th Avenue, Camas, WA 98607 by April 9, 2015, no later than 10:00 AM. No submittals will be accepted after that date and time. Any questions regarding these projects should be directed to James Carothers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-817-7230.
Persons with disabilities may request this information be prepared and supplied in alternate forms by calling collect 0-360-834-6864.
The Recipient, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex in consideration for an award.