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The Skanner Report
By Valerie Chamberlain | The Skanner News
Published: 02 May 2018



The City of Camas solicits interest from consulting firms with expertise in Structural and Civil Engineering – specifically seismic bridge upgrades, environmental permitting, project management, Federal Aid funding process through WSDOT Local Programs, right-of-way acquisition, surveying, and construction management.


The existing NE 3rd Avenue Bridge in Camas is a two span structure approximately 225 feet long, carrying 4 lanes of traffic over the Washougal River. The nearest cross streets are SE Shepherd Road in Washougal, and NE 2nd Avenue in Camas. The bridge is comprised of two side by side structures, the first being a 1947 steel girder bridge which was then widened in 1970 with a concrete girder bridge.  The bridge provides a critical arterial link between the cities of Camas and Washougal, and has ADT’s in the range of 10k.  Camas has received Federal Funding through the WSDOT Local Bridge Program to design and construct seismic and other related improvements. 


This project is fully funded.  Total estimated costs are as follows: Preliminary Engineering = $510,000; Right-of-Way = $70,000; Construction = $1,150,000.  Total WSDOT Award is $1,989,980, which includes contingencies.

Mandatory consultant UDBE Goal is 7%.


  • Obtain construction authorization by November 30, 2019.
  • Complete construction by December 31, 2020


The work to be performed by the selected consultant will be divided into two major “stand-alone” phases:

PHASE 1 - Preliminary Engineering and Right-of-Way: This phase includes all items required to complete PS&E, right-of-way, permitting, construction authorization, bid and award.  Tasks for Phase 1 include:

  • Project Management
  • Analysis of the bridge components in conformance with current AASHTO and WSDOT, and other applicable seismic standards.
  • Development of potential design alternatives.
  • Coordination and consultation with City Staff, WSDOT Highways & Local Programs (H&LP), and the WSDOT Bridge Office regarding recommended alternatives.
  • Environmental Permitting – Prepare habitat, wetland and other reports as necessary to support required permit applications.  These will include SEPA, NEPA, local critical areas and shorelines, USACE, WDFW, and any other permits as may be required by the City of Camas, WSDOT, and other State and Federal Regulatory Agencies.
  • Conduct an archaeological investigation in accordance with DAHP and Section 106 NEPA requirements. Minimize impacts to the extent possible. Consult with the various tribes, DAHP, and USACE as required.
  • Perform Land Surveying, including a thorough monument search.
  • Perform any required right-of-way plan in conformance with NEPA and WSDOT requirements.  Prepare appraisals, appraisal reviews, PFE, TCE’s, offers, counter-offers, legal descriptions, and represent Camas in all real estate matters; and obtain all property rights needed to complete the project.
  • Coordinate with utility companies as needed. Manage the project DBE Goal program.  The UDBE Goal for this project is 7%.
  • Preparation of completed Plans, Specifications, and Estimates.
  • Prepare project prospectus, ECS, and all other WSDOT documents, and represent the city as directed.
  • Public Involvement and Outreach.• Contractor Pre-Bid Meeting and Bid Support

PHASE 2 – Construction: This phase includes all items required to complete construction of the project. Tasks for Phase 2 include:

  • Project & Construction Management
  • Pre-construction conference
  • Field Inspection Provide technical and engineering support during construction
  • Coordination with WSDOT, other agencies, and utility providers Completion of Daily Inspection Reports, and all project documentation in compliance with WSDOT Requirements  
  • Verify and manage on-going environmental and archaeological permits 
  • Lead scheduled construction meetings and preparation of meeting minutes
  • Coordination of 3rd-Party materials testing requirements Submittal and shop drawing reviews Prepare, update, and manage project schedule
  • Participate in WSDOT Documentation audit; perform corrective actions, if any Post-construction WSDOT audit 
  • Preparation of AS-BUILT drawings


Submittals should include the following information: Firm name, phone and fax numbers and email address; Name of Principal-in-Charge and Project Manager and specific personnel that will be committed to this project.

Submittals will be evaluated and ranked based on the following criteria:

  1. Key available personnel = 30%;
  2. Firm and team experience with FHWA-funded project preliminary engineering and construction = 10%;
  3. Firm/team experience with FHWA-funded project right-of-way = 10%;
  4. Firm/team experience with FHWA-funded construction project coordination and management = 10%;
  5. Ability to meet schedule = 15%;
  6. Approach to project = 15%;
  7. Familiarity with relevant codes and standards = 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 to no more than 16 pages or up to 8 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 your 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 Jim Hodges, Project Manager, (site address) 616 NE 4th Avenue, Camas, WA 98607 by May 31, 2018, no later than 10:00 AM.  No submittals will be accepted after that date and time.  A copy of the 2006 Seismic Evaluation for the NE 3rd Ave Bridge may be obtained by contacting Jim Hodges at jhodges@cityofcamas.us or 360-817-7234.

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, national origin, or sex in consideration for an award.

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