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Salem Public Library Improvement Project

Bids Due: 6/25/2019

Opportunity Description:

HSW is soliciting packages from the Mechanical, Electrical, and Fire Protection subcontracting market to participate in the Salem Public Library Improvement project as a team partner for a MEP/F design build portion of the work.

The Salem Public Library was constructed in two major phases with miscellaneous small additional remodels. The north three-story concrete structure was built in 1970. The south steel structure was added in 1990 as well as a three-story concrete parking garage. Small remodels have occurred over the years since the 1990 addition.

In November 2017, Salem voters approved the Salem Public Library General Obligation Bond Measure 24-432 authorizing $18.6 million for seismic safety, security, and accessibility upgrades to the Salem Public Library and associated parking garage. In addition, many of the building systems are at or near the end of their useful life (as detailed in the Building Assessment and MEP Recommendation Report provided by PAE Engineers).

The Project will consist of a three-phase approach, with the first phase (programming and schematic design) already completed. The second phase (complete design/ construction documents) will start upon award and last through the end of the year (as detailed in the Design Development Schedule). The successful bidder will be contracted to a complete design through 100% construction documents (CD’s). After completion of CD’s, if the project is on budget and the City of Salem elects to move forward with construction, the intent is to award Phase 3 (construction) to the successful bidder.
Estimated construction start date is January 2020.

PROJECT: Salem Public Library Improvement Project, 585 Liberty St. SE, Salem, OR 97301

Bid Package: No. 1: Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Design-Build Proposals

BID DATE & TIME: June 25, 2019 @ 2:00pm PST; MANDATORY Job Walk @ Library on June 10th @ 9AM

Bid Documents: E-mail Evan Grimm for bid documents.

All bidder questions must be submitted in writing by June 17, 2019 @ 2:00PM.

All bidders must comply with requirements of the prevailing wage law in ORS 279C.800 through ORS 279C.870.

All bidders must be registered with the Construction Contractors Board at the time of bid submission.

We are an equal opportunity employer and request bids from Minority, Women, Disadvantaged and emerging small business enterprises.
Attention: This opportunity has closed.

Bid Documents

This project has the following bid documents. You may need to log into the project owner's website to review these documents.

Bid Document: File Type
General Project Scope.pdfapplication/pdf
General Bid Form.pdfapplication/pdf
Bid Package 1.2 - Plumbing Systems.pdfapplication/pdf
Bid Package 1.1 - Mechanical (Wet & Dry HVAC).pdfapplication/pdf
Bid Package 1.3 - Electrical Systems.pdfapplication/pdf
Salem Public Library Invitation to Bid - MEP Design-Build Sub Bids.docxapplication/
Salem Library MEP Design-Build Bid Package - 6-5-19.pdfapplication/pdf


Your Next Steps

There is a MANDATORY Job Walk @ the Library on June 10th @ 9AM; Please meet at the main entry between the Library and Parking Garage.

All bidder questions must be submitted in writing by June 17, 2019 @ 2:00PM.

Bids should be emailed to Evan Grimm ( and Josh Condon (

Contact Information

HSW Contact: Evan Grimm ( phone: 302-367-8347