Project Title: Independent Assessment of Highway Covers for I5 Rose Quarter
Project #: 730-33913-19
Issued by: Oregon Department of Transportation view agency website
Publish Date: 5/31/2019
Due Date: 6/27/2019 This opportunity has closed.

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The Oregon Transportation Commission ("OTC"), by and through the Oregon Department of Transportation ("ODOT" or "Agency") is seeking Proposals from Professional Services and Related Services consultants to provide planning, structural engineering, and architectural Services. The purpose of the Services is to initially assess the goals and objectives of Project Stakeholders in the Project Area (as that term is defined under the "General Background Information" heading on this page), openly define and assess the impacts and benefits of several different highway cover configurations and then better define the length and strength characteristics for the highway covers currently being planned for the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project (the "Project"). The goal is to generate feasible engineering and architectural options that will be based on the community vision and values, as well as the community development and economic growth needs of the Project area. The Services must be provided on an expedited delivery schedule, as more particularly described in this RFP. The expedited delivery schedule is due, in part, to the Agency's need to deliver a project cost estimate to the Oregon Legislature in February 2020. As a result, the Agency has used its best efforts to provide clear and practical requirements for Proposers, in order to make the procurement process more efficient and reduce the time needed to negotiate the resulting contract. Proposers responding to the RFP do so solely at their own expense, and Agency is not responsible for any Proposer expenses associated with the RFP. General Background Information: The selected Proposer shall provide the Services required for the Project. This Project is located in Portland, Oregon, along the 1.8-mile segment of Interstate 5 ("I 5") between Interstate 405 ("I-405") (milepost 303.2) to the north ("N") and the Morrison Bridge exit (US 26 and 99E) (milepost 301.4) to the south ("S"). The Project also includes the area around the interchange of I 5 and northeast ("NE") Broadway and NE Weidler Streets (the "Broadway/Weidler Interchange") and the surrounding transportation network, from approximately NE Hancock Street to the N, N Benton Street to the west ("W"), NE Multnomah Street to the S, and NE Second Avenue to the east ("E") (collectively the "Project Area"). The Project is located in the geographic area that was historically the African American community in Portland, Oregon. Beginning in the 1960's, this community was adversely impacted and displaced by a number of developments and programs, including the construction of I-5, the Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, the Rose Quarter (Moda Center), Emanuel Hospital and other urban renewal efforts. The African American community, as well as other communities of color and low-income populations (also referred to as "Environmental Justice communities"), have strong cultural ties to this area. Although the demographics of the area have changed with development, this area remains diverse. Today the Project Area includes a higher proportion of minority, low-income, and senior (ages 65+) populations as compared to the full City of Portland. The Project cost is estimated at $450,000,000 - $500,000,000 (in 2017 dollars). Other active consultant contracts under this Project are the Agency's owner representative consultant (the "Owner's Representative Consultant") contract with David Evans and Associates, Inc. and the Agency's A&E design services consultant (the "A&E Design Consultant") contract with HDR Engineering Inc. The Agency is in the process of retaining an independent cost-estimating consultant (the "ICE Consultant") and a construction manager/general contractor firm (the "CM/GC Contractor") for the Project.


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