RFP NO. 18038
Notice is hereby given that submittals will be received by the City of Bellevue, Washington, for:

Legal Services for Property Acquisition, Including Through Condemnation,
for Property Rights Necessary for
Spring Boulevard Zone 2 Project
RFP # 18038

by filing with the Service First Desk / 1st Floor, 450 110th Avenue NE, the 10th day of April 2018 at 03:00 PM at which time such submittals will be received and evaluated.
Submittals received later than 03:00 PM, April 10, 2018, may not be considered.
The City of Bellevue (City) is seeking proposals from qualified lawyers or firms (Counsel) to provide legal services in the area of property acquisition, including condemnation, to obtain the property rights necessary for the Spring Boulevard Zone 2 project in Bellevue, Washington. The selected firm(s) shall provide its services as requested throughout the duration of the Contract. This project may be funded wholly or in part by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and/or by a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan. As stated in the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Local Agency Guidelines (LAG) Manual, all consultant costs must comply with the contract cost principles and procedures found in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) at 48 C.F.R. Part 31. WSDOTs Consultant Services Office (CSO) must approve the Consultants cost rate computations prior to contract execution.
The term of the Contract resulting from this RFP will be approximately four years with an anticipated not to exceed total value of $90,000, unless terminated earlier in accordance with the Citys contractual policies. The City may, in its sole discretion, extend the Contract(s) for additional time and money, prior to the expiration of the term of the Contract.
All services that are contracted through this RFP will be in accordance with the WSDOT Local Agency Guidelines (LAG) Manual and with pertaining FHWA regulations and requirements. The Professional Services Agreement with the successful consultant firm will conform to all requirements outlined in the WSDOT Local Agency Guideline (LAG) manual, Using Consultants chapter.
UDBE Participation
Each task order may be subjected to a Underutilized Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (UDBE) goal. Consultants must have the ability to meet the UDBE goal. If applicable, the selected consultant will be required to submit a UDBE Participation Plan for approval.
The City of Bellevue encourages disadvantaged, small, minority, veteran and women-owned consultant firms to respond to this RFP.
All information and documents pertinent to this project are available on the Shared Procurement Portal Partner cooperative which uses a shared website (www.sharedprocurementportal.com ) to advertise solicitations. This RFP is made available through the Citys online vendor roster system Public Purchase and all Proposers are required to apply on this roster system. Any Proposer not approved on the roster before the proposal due date may, at the Citys discretion, be considered non-responsive. To apply to the roster, before the due date, go to: www.publicpurchase.com and select Go to Register under the Free Registration.
The City of Bellevue reserves the right to reject any and all submittals and to waive irregularities and informalities in the RFP process. No consultant may withdraw their submittal for a period of sixty (60) days after the date and time set for the opening thereof.
The successful bidder must comply with the City of Bellevue equal opportunity requirements. The City of Bellevue is committed to a program of equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation (including gender identity), or the presence of any sensory, physical, or mental disabilities.
The City of Bellevue in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and the American 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 Kelli Hoel at khoel@bellevuewa.gov or by calling collect (425) 452-4378.
The City of Bellevue is also committed to complying with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, that provides no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
The City of Bellevue in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 USC 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 Consultants 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 submittals 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.
Dated this 13th day of March, 2018
Amanda Lanier
Procurement Supervisor
Published: Seattle Times: March 13, 2018; March 20, 2018; March 27, 2018
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce: March 13, 2018; March 20, 2018; March 27, 2018
PostedMarch 13, 2018