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Current Bid Opportunities

Projects in Washington and Oregon States

Click below for a list of projects and contact the MBDA-Tacoma Business Center for detailed project information.
The opportunities are updated every two weeks.

Construction Projects Bidding (Last update: March 5, 2021)

Architecture & Engineering Projects (Last update: March 5, 2021)

King County Procurement

Procurement Page
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King County Upcoming Capital Projects

Projects include: Construction, Architecture & Engineering, Professional, Design-Build, Consultant, Small Works, and Goods & Services.

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New system will be used for solicitations starting Fall 2020. See directions and more information here.

Port of Seattle Projects

Port of Seattle VendorConnect
View Current Solicitations, Future Solicitations, and register for Port of Seattle VendorConnect to be placed on rosters: Small Works (construction less than $300,000), Consulting Services, and Goods &Services.

See Future Procurement Opportunity List as of 9/4/20.

Sound Transit

Sound Transit Procurement and Contracts
View upcoming and active procurement opportunities, Small Works Roster, and Awarded Contracts. Vendors and contractors can register for the Sound Transit vendor portal to receive automatic notifications about upcoming solicitations that match their selected commodity codes, and can download solicitation documents and associated addenda.

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)

WSDOT Contract Ad & Awards
Call for bids, prequalify to bid on contracts, and view currently advertised & awarded contracts. WSDOT encourages contractors to submit bid proposals electronically via BidX.com. 

City of Tacoma

Contracting Opportunities
The City of Tacoma invites qualified suppliers to submit bids and proposals for posted solicitations. The City of Tacoma publishes and distributes solicitation documents (RFBs, RFPs, RFQs, RFIs, etc.) in electronic form, either on the City website or in SAP Ariba.

City of Tacoma 2020/2021 Construction Projects Forecasting


Port of Tacoma – RFP – Steel Poles 2021 – 92816

Due Date: March 5, 2PM
Summary: With this solicitation, the Port of Tacoma seeks to obtain three Steel Poles as detailed in this RFP in advance of a public works project, as they are long lead time items. Award will be made to the Proposer offering the best value to the Port, Technically Acceptable basis accordance with the terms and conditions of the solicitation.
Pre-proposal conference: The Port will not conduct a pre-proposal conference for this procurement. To obtain answers to any questions or for further clarifications, submit all questions as noted in RFP.

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City of Tacoma – RFP – Youth and Young Adult Violence Reduction – NC20-0369F

Project Scope: We are currently seeking high quality programs that implant equitable access and inclusive engagement within program delivery to address Youth and Young Adult Violence and Human Trafficking for 202. We are accepting proposals for the following program areas:
 Facilitator to convene service provider meetings,
 Multiple “Culturally Responsive” social intervention and prevention, community
mobilization and opportunities achievement collaborative programs, and
 Programs with innovative approaches to addressing commercial sexual exploitation of
children (human trafficking)
Estimate: $300,000 distributed between multiple providers
Pre-Proposal Meeting: Virtual Pre-proposal meetings will be held at 9 am on February 8 and 10.

Specification
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Port of Tacoma – RFP – Insurance Broker – Property and Casualty 2021

Due Date: March 9, 2 PM
Summary: The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) and Port of Tacoma (POT) are soliciting proposals from interested firms capable of providing the requisite insurance brokerage and risk management services, including design and proposal solicitation, for a broad range of insurance coverages.


City of Tacoma – RFB – Augmented Labor and Maintenance Services – PG20-0070F

Due Date: March 9, 11 AM
Project Scope: Provide augmented labor and maintenance services to supplement Tacoma power staff.
Pre-Proposal Meeting: A pre-proposal meeting will be held remotely via GoTo Meeting on February 25, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. To join the meeting via computer, tablet, or smartphone go to https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/267888149 or join by phone by calling 1-866-899-4679 and enter access code 267 888 149
Estimate: $650,000 – $750,000 per year ($2,250,000 total)

Specification
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Port of Tacoma – ITB – Direct Purchase of 2021 LTGO Bonds – 071504

Due Date: March 10, 2 PM
Summary: The Port of Tacoma (POT) is requesting bids for a direct purchase of fixed-rate Limited Tax General Obligation (LTGO) Refunding Bonds, Series 2021 (“the bonds”) in accordance with the proposed financing terms set forth.

Seattle-Tacoma Internal Airport Custodial Services Zone 2

Due Date: March 15, 2 PM
BACKGROUND:
The Port of Seattle is soliciting offers for Custodial Services Zone 2 of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Award will be made to the Proposer offering the best value to the Port in accordance with the terms and conditions of the solicitation.
PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE: February 16, 2021
SITE TOUR: February 17, 18 and 19, 20

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Port of Tacoma – RFP – On-Call Transportation Planning Analysis, Conceptual Design, ITS, and Communication Consulting Services – 071507

Due Date: March 16, 2 PM
Summary: The Port of Tacoma (Port) and the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) are soliciting Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from highly qualified teams interested in providing Transportation Planning Analysis, Conceptual Design, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and Communication Consulting Services.

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Port of Seattle – RFP – Information Technology Consulting Services IDIQ – 00320327

Due Date: Mar 19, 12AM
Overview of Project: The PORT invites written proposals from qualified firms, or teams of firms, interested in providing Information Technology (IT) consulting technical services. Detailed information about the Scope of Work may be found in Exhibit 1 of this solicitation.
Estimate: The fee for this Agreement is not to exceed (NTE) $5,000,000 for the duration of the Agreement (this includes the initial period of performance plus the options to extend).
Pre-Proposal Conference: February 26, 2021, 12:00 PM PT

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City of Tacoma – RFP – Used Transformer Oil Recycling – PS21-0003F

Due Date: March 23, 11 AM
Project Scope: The City of Tacoma, Department of Public Utilities, Light Division (dba Tacoma Power) is soliciting Requests for Proposals (RFP) to provide Tacoma Power with a used transformer oil transport, recycling and disposal contract.
Pre-Proposal Meeting: A pre-proposal meeting will not be held.
Estimate: N/A

Specification
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Port of Seattle – RFP – Merchant Services – 21-02

Due Date: March 26, 2PM
BACKGROUND:
The Port of Seattle is soliciting offers for Merchant Services. Award will be made to the Proposer offering the best value to the Port in accordance with the terms
and conditions of the solicitation.
PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE: March 4th, 2021

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Andersen Construction – RFB – University of Washington Tacoma Milgard Hall

Due Date: March 26
Project Description:
 The facility will be an approximately 55,000 SF and provide additional classroom, lab, and office space for the continued overall growth of UW Tacoma’s academic programs. Construction will begin in June 2021. Andersen Construction is an equal opportunity employer and requests subcontractor bids from all contractors and suppliers including Minority, Women, Disadvantaged/Disabled Veterans and Emerging Small Business Enterprises for the following, but not limited to, scopes of work. Mass Timber, Earthwork & Utilities, Structural Steel Furnish, and Structural Steel Install.
Current Scopes:
Mass Timber: The structure of the building is primarily mass timber, with a hybrid of mass timber and steel at the north bar of the building. The mass timber will include glulam beams and columns and CLT deck panels.
Earthwork & Utilities: The new building is positioned on an urban site, and an existing parking lot will be partially demolished. Scope includes utilities and earthwork in preparation for the new building. Building footprint is approximately 17k sf and is surrounded by paving and planting.
Structural Steel Furnish: Structural steel will occur at the north bar of the building (plan right) and be integrated with the mass timber structure. Scope does not include misc. metals.
Structural Steel Erection: Structural steel will occur at the north bar of the building (plan right) and be integrated with the mass timber structure. Scope does not include misc. metals

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Port of Seattle – RFP – Testing and Special Inspection Services IDIQ – 00320555

Due Date: March 29, 12 PM
Description: The types of services required under this contract will include material testing, inspection and investigative services in the lab and/or on site in support of the Port’s Aviation and Maritime Divisions, Real Estate and Marine Maintenance projects. Most work will be performed on the Non-Movement areas of the airport, with the possibility of needing to perform work in the Aircraft Movement Area (AMA). Using the typical testing methods and standards for major construction processes, as identified in contract specifications and project permits, Consultant may be asked to perform the following testing: geotechnical, soils, concrete work, reinforcing steel, anchorages, asphalt, embedment, fireproofing, floor flatness, grout, lateral wood, load testing, masonry, NREC, paint, post tensioning, pull testing, roofing, seismic, shotcrete, structural steel, welding, suspended floors and ceilings and waterproofing.
Estimate: The PORT intends on issuing multiple Agreements as a result of this solicitation. It is intended that three (3) contracts will be awarded. The first contract will be awarded to the highest ranked firm, valued at $800,000. The second and third contracts will be awarded to the second ranked firm and third ranked firm, respectively, each valued at $600,000. The duration of these Agreements is 5 Years, which includes the initial period of performance plus the options to extend.
Pre-Proposal Conference: The PORT does not intend to conduct a Pre-Proposal Conference. Firms are encouraged to submit questions regarding the solicitation as directed in Section IV above. The Port will provide answers via Questions and Answers (Q&A) addendum, which will be posted in the VendorConnect solicitation page within one (1) week after the questions deadline.

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WorkForce – RFP – One-Stop Center Operator – WIOA-ONE-STOP OPERATOR – 3-3-2021

Due Date: March 31
Summary: WorkForce Central issues this Request for Proposals (RFP) on behalf of the Pierce County Workforce Development Council and Chief Local Elected Officials to identify and select a qualified individual or organization to serve as the One-Stop Operator for the WorkSource Pierce One-Stop Center, located at 2121 South State Street, Tacoma, WA 98402. The selected One-Stop Operator will be a servant leader who works collaboratively with WorkForce Central and WorkSource Pierce One-Stop Center partners to create an integrated and productive space where excellent customer experience is the focus and center of all activity. They will provide operational oversight and functional leadership with a commitment to equity and access, partnership orientation, diplomacy, unbiased approach with all stakeholders, and knowledge of local needs and resources.

Key Dates:
• Required Notification of Intent to Bid Due: March 31, 2021
• Proposal Package Due: April 14, 2021
• Initial Funding Period: July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022
(potential annual extension through June 30, 2025)

Potential bidders are invited to an optional Bidders’ Conference on March 18, 2021, 1:30-3:00 PM to ask questions about the RFP and proposal requirements.

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City of Tacoma – RFP – Parking Management Services for the City of Tacoma’s Parking System – PW21-0041F

Due Date: April 6, 11 AM
Project Scope: The City of Tacoma (City), Department of Public Works, Engineering Division is seeking proposals from qualified parking operators and management companies to establish a partnership with the City and provide services identified in this RFP for the City’s parking system.
Estimate: $3,000,000 for in initial (2) two-year term, with the option to renew for three (3) additional (1) one-year terms, for an estimated project total of $9,000,000
Pre-Proposal Meeting: A pre-proposal meeting held at 9:30 A.M. Pacific Time on March 4, 2021 via Zoom

Specification
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Tacoma Public Utilities – Application – Tacoma Power Trade Ally (conservation installer) Program: Insulation, window replacement, lighting, ductless heat pump, duct leakage testing and sealing

Due Date: Continuous

Scope:
Tacoma Power trade allies are valuable in helping us promote power conservation and energy savings within our communities. Our programs help customers save money and energy while helping you grow your business.

As a Tacoma Power trade ally, you will benefit from:

  • The ability to offer valuable incentives to your customers to motivate their purchase.
  • The consumer confidence in the Tacoma Power brand.
  • Tacoma Power’s program marketing.
  • An opportunity to be part of our published contractor list.
  • Ongoing training opportunities.
  • A dedicated Tacoma Power contact to help you navigate the process.

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Past Bid Opportunities

Port of Tacoma – RFB – WUT Admin and Marine Building Roof Project

Due Date: March 3, 2PM
Summary: The Work required for this Project includes: recovering of existing Hypalon membrane roofs with new polyvinyl chloride (PVC) membranes and installation of new bird deterrent systems.
Estimated Cost Range: Estimated cost range is $220,000 to $255,000, plus Washington State Sales Tax (WSST).

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City of Tacoma – RFB – Cowlitz Falls Barrier Dam Repair Project – PG20-0314F

Pre-Proposal Meeting: A pre-proposal meeting will be held virtually using Microsoft TEAMs on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. Email Doreen Klaaskate, Senior Buyer, at [email protected] to request meeting invite. A site showing will be conducted on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.
Project Scope: Repair and upgrade of the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery barrier dam.
Estimate: $10 – $15 million

Specification
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City of Tacoma – RFB – Power Line Vegetation Clearance Crews – PT20-0355F

Due Date: March 2, 11 AM
Pre-Proposal Meeting:
A pre-proposal meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. PT, Thursday, February 18, 2021, via Zoom web conference at the following link, Pre-Bid Meeting Zoom Link (Passcode 574917).
Project Scope: The City of Tacoma, Department of Public Utilities, Tacoma Power is soliciting for bids from qualified firms to provide personnel and equipment to augment Tacoma Power’s Transmission and Distribution tree trimming crews as required in the clearing of vegetation adjacent to overhead electrical facilities in order to enhance the reliability of the Transmission and Distribution System.
Estimate: $6,570,000 (three years)

Specification
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City of Tacoma – RFQ – Pedestrian and Bicycle Counts and Facility Inventories – PW20-0357F

Due Date: March 2, 11 AM
Pre-Proposal Meeting: A pre-proposal meeting will not be held.
Project Scope: The City of Tacoma’s Local Roadway Safety Plan (LRSP) listed a discrete list of priority projects. The City of Tacoma did not have a data inventory of some circumstantial geospatial data that could have better informed the safety analysis. This priority project list includes funding requests for data collection projects for use in future collision studies. “Conduct pedestrian and bicycle counts and inventory infrastructure/facilities” has been identified as one of the data collection projects, which have been funded by the 2018 Highway Safety Improvements Program. The Consultant will conduct a.m. peak, mid-day, and p.m. peak pedestrian and bicycle counts at approximately 20 road and trail locations citywide. The Consultant will conduct an inventory of medians and traffic islands along the City’s approximate 240 centerline miles of arterial roadways and approximate 570 centerline miles of non-arterial roadways. The consultant will conduct a clear zone and fixed object inventory along the City’s approximate 240 centerline miles of arterial roadways and approximate 570 centerline miles of non-arterial roadways. The Consultant will conduct a sidewalk and crosswalk inventory along the City’s approximate 240 centerline miles of arterial roadways and approximate 570 centerline miles of non-arterial roadways.
Estimate: $195,000

Specification
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Port of Seattle – RFP – Building Management Services – 00320521

Due Date: March 2, 12 PM
Background: The Port of Seattle invites written proposals from qualified firms or organizations interested in managing the operations and maintenance of the Duwamish Valley Partnership and Field Office Building. This building will support a variety of initiatives including the Duwamish Valley Port Community Action Team’s plans to create a workforce development center and the Port’s maintenance of the Duwamish River Valley People’s Park and Shoreline Habitat site. The PORT invites written proposals from qualified firms, or teams of firms, interested in providing Building Management Services. The estimated fee for this Agreement will fall in the range of $25,000 and $49,900 for one year
Pre-Proposal Presentation: February 17, 2021, 2:30 PM PT

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City of Tacoma – RFP – Youth and Young Adult Homeless Shelter Service Provider – NC20-0375F

Due Date: March 2, 11 AM
Project Scope:
 The City of Tacoma, Department of Neighborhood and Community Services is soliciting proposals to establish one or more contracts with qualified vendors to fulfill the City’s need to manage and operate a Drop-in Center for youth (12-17 years of age) and young adults (18-24 years of age) and an overnight shelter for young adults experiencing homelessness at the Beacon Activity Center.
Estimate: $685,000
Pre-Proposal Meeting: A pre-proposal meeting will be held at:
1. February 8, 2021 at 11 am
2. February 12, 2021 at 1:30 pm
Please follow the above links to register for one or both of the webinars.

Specification
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City of Tacoma – RFB – Main Library Passenger Elevator Modernization – LB21-0018F

Pre-Proposal Meeting: A pre-proposal meeting will be held at 9AM on Monday, February 8th at 1102 Tacoma Ave S. Tacoma, WA 98402. Masks are required. Only one person per applicant is allowed to help comply with social distancing guidelines.
Project Scope: Elevator modernization for one hydraulic elevator with electrical, mechanical and HVAC work. Work takes place in a closed facility with staff present and one other fully operational elevator.
Estimate: $315,000

Addendum 1 – 02/10/2021

This bid is distributed by the City’s designated plan distributor, ARC Document Solutions, Inc. Please click here for more information.


City of Tacoma – RFB – 56th St and Cirque Drive Corridor Improvements Phase 2 – PW20-0071F

Pre-Proposal Meeting: A pre-proposal meeting will not be held.
Project Scope: This Contract provides for the improvement of the South 56th Street corridor by generally providing pavement resurfacing including asphalt grind and overlay as well as concrete panel replacement; upgrading curb ramps, driveways and sidewalks to meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements; installing street lights and signal interconnect; upgrading existing traffic signal infrastructure; Sanitary Sewer replacement; striping removal and application; and installation of signage and other work, all in accordance with the attached Contract Plans, these Contract Provisions, and the Standard Specifications.
Estimate: $5,850,320

This bid is distributed by the City’s designated plan distributor, ARC Document Solutions, Inc. Please click here for more information.


Port of Tacoma – RFB – CCTV Camera Expansion and Administration Building Security Enhancement

Due Date: February 25, 2PM
Summary: The Port of Tacoma (Port) is soliciting Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from firms qualified and interested in providing engineering, design (including plans, specifications, and cost estimating), permitting, bidding and construction support services for the expansion of the CCTV cameras on Port property and installation of a physical security enhancement system for the interior and exterior areas of the Port Administration building. This project will be partially funded by a Federal grant.

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City of Tacoma – RFB – Green River Watershed Operations Heavy Equipment Services – TW20-0368F

Pre-Proposal Meeting: A pre-proposal meeting will not be held.
Project Scope: The City of Tacoma Water Quality Department has the need for ongoing and intermittent heavy equipment services on an “as needed” basis. The purpose of this solicitation is to seek a qualified Contractor who can provide all necessary labor, materials and equipment for maintenance of roads, lands, and structures as needed on Tacoma Water properties. All labor rates will be subject to Prevailing Wage Requirements for King County Unincorporated in the State of Washington.
Estimate: $100,000 per year

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