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Bid Title: CIP-ST-06 101 Bike/Ped Overcrossing Project - Construction Management Services
Category: Request for Proposals
Status: Closed

The City of East Palo Alto invites proposals for Construction Management Services for the Clarke Avenue-HWY 101 Bicycle/Pedestrian Overcrossing Project ATPL-5438(017); CIP-ST-06-2017. The project is located in the City of East Palo Alto, to construct a dedicated nonmotorized crossing over US 101 that would provide a direct connection between the west and east sides of East Palo Alto. The project will construct a Class I Pedestrian/Bicycle Overcrossing Structure over U.S. Highway 101 to provide a direct connection between the south side and north side of U.S. Highway 101 in East Palo Alto. In addition to the overcrossing, sidewalk and bicycle signage and striping improvements along West Bayshore Road and a new pedestrian crossing of Newell Avenue will be added. The project would cross U.S. Highway 101, approximately 2,100 feet south of the University Avenue overcrossing of U.S. Highway 101, and approximately 4,500 feet north of the Oregon Expressway/Embarcadero Road overcrossing. U.S. Highway 101 in this location is a ten-lane, 160-ft wide highway (recently widened from eight lanes). The frontage road on the southwest side, West Bayshore, is two lanes, while the frontage road on the northeast side, East Bayshore, is four lanes with a median to the north of the Project site, transitioning to two lanes south of the Project site. The southern ramp of the alignment will begin on the northern side of West Bayshore Road and will hug the existing sound wall before crossing the highway. The northern ramp of the alignment will have a reverse “S” curve that will border a City-owned parcel and terminate on Clarke Avenue (adjacent to the entrance of Home Depot). The project proposal includes a connection to and crossing of West Bayshore at Newell Road. This crossing would feature a new traffic signal with bike/pedestrian crossing lights and a high-visibility crosswalk. On the northeast side, the overcrossing ramp would bridge East Bayshore Road and connect to Clarke Avenue at an existing sidewalk near a Home Depot delivery entrance. The project includes relocation of the existing pylon sign that is approximately 65 feet tall.

Project design is 100% complete and project bids were opened on July 13, 2017. Construction is anticipated to begin in the Fall/Winter of 2017. The engineer’s estimate of probably construction cost is estimated at $8.6 million with a n approximately 18-month construction schedule. The Project is categorically exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and has a categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance.

The City Engineer is responsible for the overall direction and execution of this project. The City Project Manager is responsible for day-to-day management oversight of the project with support from other City staff. The City will retain the services of the design consulting firm preparing the construction contract documents, to provide construction design support services during construction for the project. The Design Consultant will be available to review and respond to all design related issues. The City Project Manager will manage the services of the Design Consultant and the Construction Management teams.

The Construction Manager/Resident Engineer (RE) shall manage the construction and inspections on behalf of the City, such as representing the Engineer, i.e., the City Engineer. As such, the RE functions as the primary contact with the contractor in all matters of the contract. The RE will also ensure the community has been properly informed of the construction activities that would be taking place and that their concerns have been addressed.

It is anticipated that Key Personnel for the Construction Management work would include a Resident Engineer, a structures representative, and at least one inspector for the Project. However, it is the proposer’s responsibility to determine the appropriate staffing levels for the Project.

Please note the following:
1. There is a non-mandatory meeting to discuss questions regarding the RFP on August 1st, 2017 at 11:00 AM. The meeting will be located at 2415 University Avenue, East Palo Alto, in the Council Chambers room located on the 1st floor of City Hall.
2. The deadline for questions regarding this RFP is due at 4:00 PM August 8, 2017. All questions must be submitted via email to in order to be answered.
3. The closing date is Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 at 2:00 PM. The proposals must be delivered to 1960 Tate Street, East Palo Alto, and must be timestamped.

Addendum 1 has been released August 9, 2017.
Addendum 2 has been released August 14, 2017.

If you would like to stay up to date regarding any changes, notices, or addendums to this RFP, please follow this LINK and complete the form.

Publication Date/Time:
7/14/2017 2:00 PM
Closing Date/Time:
8/22/2017 2:00 PM
Pre-bid Meeting:
8/1/17 @ 11AM Chambers Council
Contact Person:
Maziar Bozorginia
(650) 853-3130
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