First Construction Bid Packages Released for East Bay BRT Project
AC Transit has opened the bidding process for two major construction opportunities in the early stages of its high-tech East Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. Now through October 24, 2:00 pm (PST), bids will be accepted for Advanced Utility Relocations. Likewise, from now to October 27, 2:00 pm (PST), proposals can be submitted for Streets and Parking Lots Improvements.
AC Transit is encouraging small and disadvantaged businesses to bid as part of an overall effort to create economic opportunities for local firms during all phases of construction. The bidding dates and times may change prior to bid closing via addenda. Any updates will be posted at http://www.actransit.org/purchasing/acpronet/.
The first bid package for Advance Utility Relocation includes saw cutting, sewer line work, waterline work, sidewalk repair and stripping. AC Transit has set a small business enterprise (SBE) goal of 20 percent for this bid package to supplement its overall Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) contracting goal of 8 percent.
The second bid package is for the Fruitvale Bypass and Off-Street Parking Facilities and includes catch basin and storm-pipe work, saw-cutting pavement, traffic control, paving, striping, curb/gutter and sidewalk, traffic signals, and excavation. The SBE goal for this portion of the project is set at 16 percent, and again, the District’s overall DBE goal of 8 percent is still in effect.
For eligibility requirements on SBE and DBE certifications, contact AC Transit’s Contracts Compliance Administrator Phillip McCants at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the bidding process should be addressed to AC Transit Contracts Specialist David Bui at email@example.com. AC Transit provides a variety of ways to learn about contracting opportunities on the BRT project. More information is available at the AC Transit General Offices, BRT Information Center, and the Builders Exchange of Alameda County.