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METROPOLITAN COUNCIL Notice of Request for Proposals (RFP) for METRO Blue Line Light Rail (BLRT) Extension Project Contract 22P103

Notice of Request for Proposals (RFP)
METRO Blue Line Light Rail (BLRT) Extension Project

Contract Number 22P103

The Metropolitan Council is soliciting proposals for METRO Blue Line Light Rail (BLRT) Extension Project for Engineering Services, Project Management Services and Risk Management Services. This is a three-part Request for Proposal for which consultants can propose on one, two or three parts. The work will include, but not be limited to: civil design, station architecture, utilities, track and guideway, systems, structures, traffic, etc. The contract(s) will also provide support for outreach and engagement, quality, project controls, project management and risk management. The anticipated schedule for this procurement is as follows:
 
RFP Issue Date                                              August 11, 2022
Pre-Proposal Meeting                                    August 23, at 1:00 PM CST           
Questions Due                                               August 26, 2022, at 1:00 pm CST
Proposals Due                                               September 28, 2022, at 5:00 PM CST
Negotiations Start                                          October 20, 2022
Award                                                             December 2022

For the purposes of the individual parts, the Council has established the following goals for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation for each:

Part One: The DBE participation goal for this scope is 19% of the proposal amount for the Engineering Services portion of the work (Contract 22P103A)
  • Civil Design, Traffic Design, Track and Guideway, Systems Design, Structures Design, Station Architecture
Part Two: The DBE participation goal for this scope is 19% of the proposal amount for the Project Management Services portion of the work (Contract 22P103B)
  • Project Controls, FTA New Starts Reporting, Project Scheduling, Cost Estimating, Agreements Support, Support Community Outreach
Part Three: The DBE participation goal for this scope is 18% of the proposal amount for the Risk Management Services portion of the work (Contract 22P103C)
  • Risk Assessment, Value Engineering, Constructability Review, Peer Review

For the purposes of this project, the Council has established the goals above for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation. DBE firms can be found in the MNUCP DBE Directory.
Click Here to view and download the RFP documents (including Plan Holder Report and Addendums). Please input this QuestCDN eBidDoc™ Number 8279012 on the website’s Project Search page.  Contact QuestCDN at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance in downloading and working with the digital documents. 
 
Proposers are strongly encouraged to verify subcontractor’s State and Federal debarment and suspension status at:  http://www.mmd.admin.state.mn.us/debarredreport.asp.
 
A Pre-Proposal Meeting will be held via Webex on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 1:00 PM local time. The meeting may be joined by visiting Webex.com or calling 1-855-282-6330 - Meeting Number 24877959871#, Password 4AKmFRzxR37 (42563799 from phones). Proposers are strongly encouraged to attend.

Questions concerning the content of the RFP documents may be directed to:

Laron Weddington
RFP Administrator
Metropolitan Council
390 North Robert Street
St. Paul, MN  55101
Phone: (651) 602-1032
laron.weddington@metc.state.mn.us