RFQ No. 2002

Questions Due Date: February 13, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Statement of Qualifications Due:  February 15, 2018 - 4:00 PM


For questions and requests to be placed on the Holder's List for this procurement, email Susan Holdener, [email protected]


CRP 5643, Right of Way – Acquisition, Relocation, and Appraisal Services

Canyon Road East Northerly Extension – Pioneer Way East to 52nd Street East

The Pierce County Planning and Public Works Department is responsible for serving the transportation and utility needs of the residents of Pierce County. The Department delivers services relating to road design and construction, long range transportation planning, road maintenance and operations, ferry and airport services, sewer systems and wastewater treatment, solid waste and recycling management, public use facilities, and surface water management programs. The Department's website is a valuable resource for information about the many services provided. Please access the website at www.piercecountywa.org/pwu.

Description of Project

Pierce County is intending to hire a qualified Consultant who is capable of providing right of way acquisition, relocation and appraisal services for County Road Project (CRP) 5643 Canyon Road East Northerly Extension from Pioneer Way East to 52nd Street East. Additional project information can be found at: www.piercecountywa.org/CRP5643 . These services would include, but are not limited to, negotiating with property owners to acquire property rights, relocation and advisory services, appraisal and appraisal review services in conformance with federal, state, and agency standards. The consultant would be under the direction of a County Right-of-Way Agent or Supervisor.

Expected Term of Resulting Agreement

The contract period is expected to be from June 2018 to December 2021, unless sooner terminated as provided elsewhere in the Agreement.

Funding for the work may be from County, State, or Federal sources or a combination of such sources. All work in which Federal Funds are involved must comply with all current Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) requirements, including those in the WSDOT “Local Agency Guidelines” (LAG Manual).

The County is pursuing an FHWA grant administered by WSDOT for the Right-of-Way Phase of this project, therefore, the successful firm will negotiate towards a Local Agency Consultant Agreement for these services, and will follow all the guidelines listed in Chapter 31 – Using Consultants in the WSDOT Local Agency Guidelines manual. A copy of this manual can be found at: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov./LocalPrograms/LAG/

The intended method of compensation will be Negotiated Hourly Rate for Real Estate Consultant.

Anticipated Value of Resulting Contract: $1,000,000.00

Project Background

Canyon Road is a major north/south corridor, the planned improvements to Canyon Road East from Pioneer Way East to 52nd Street East are intended to enhance safety and relieve traffic congestion. This project is federally funded and includes the following improvements: construction a bridge over the railroad mainline, expanding and extending Canyon Road East to two lanes in each direction with turn lanes at intersections, building concrete curb, gutter and sidewalk, constructing an enclosed storm drain system as well as stormwater treatment and storage facilities, installing a new traffic signal at Canyon Road E/Pioneer Way E, constructing a wetland mitigation site, and closing the existing 52nd Street East at-grade rail crossing.

Project Objectives

The objective of the work is to obtain the necessary property rights following all applicable federal, state, local and county laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures and obtain WSDOT certification of the project. The Consultant shall provide acquisition services, relocation assistance and advisory services, appraisal and appraisal review services using procedures specified by Pierce County (County) and in accordance with The Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisitions Policies Act of 1970, as amended (The Uniform Act), and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Right of Way manual.


To be eligible for consideration, please submit:

• One (1) clearly identified original

• Three (3) hard copies

• One (1) electronic copy, in pdf format, on CD of a vendor's response to this Request for Proposals (hereafter called "response" or "proposal")

• Must be received by Susan Holdener, Contract Administration Officer, Pierce County Planning and Public Works, Office of the County Engineer Division, 4301 South Pine Street, Suite 628, Tacoma, WA 98409-7213, no later than 3:30 pm, February 15, 2018.

• The response must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the vendor’s name, Request for Qualification Number and the due date clearly identified on the outside.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information

Pierce County Planning and Public Works in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), commits to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability, in all of its programs and activities. This material can be made available in an alternate format by emailing Jeff Wong at [email protected] or by calling (253) 798-7190.

Title VI Statement

Pierce County 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.”

Dates of publication are January 24, January 31, and February 7, 2018.