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City of Bremerton View Ridge Elementary - Almira Drive Safe Routes to School

View Ridge Elementary – Almira Drive Safe Routes to School


The City of Bremerton, Public Works, Engineering Division, solicits interest from consulting firms with expertise in Civil and Structural Engineering Design. This agreement will be for approximately three years in duration with the option for the City of Bremerton to extend it for additional time and money if necessary.  Consultants will be considered for the following project.

The City of Bremerton reserves the right to amend terms of this “Request for Qualifications” (RFQ) to circulate various addenda, or to withdraw the RFQ at any time, regardless of how much time and effort consultants have spent on their responses.

Project Description

The work to be performed by the CONSULTANT consists of preparing preliminary engineering design, environmental permitting support, and right-of-way acquisitions for pedestrian, bicycle, roadway, and minor city utility improvements along the designated street corridors in the vicinity of View Ridge Elementary. The proposed improvements include but are not limited to the construction, reconstruction, and/or retrofit of ADA compliant sidewalks and curb ramps, bicycle facilities including bicycle lanes and shared-use paths, pedestrian crossing treatments include RRFB’s, corridor traffic calming, roadway reconfigurations, retaining walls, and pedestrian lighting.

Phase I - The general limits of these improvements include Spruce Ave (View Ridge Elementary – Sylvan Way), Sylvan Way (Spruce Ave – Almira Dr), E 33rd St (Spruce Ave – Almira Dr), Almira Dr (Sylvan Way to Ivy Rd). The project also includes evaluation and design of a preferred shared-use path corridor to route bicycles safely from Almira Dr to View Ridge Elementary (via E 33rd St) as an alternate route from Sylvan Way. Construction of the project is scheduled for early 2026.

Phase II (Future Phase) – The general limits of these improvements include Almira Dr (Ivy Rd – Riddell Rd). Construction of the project dependent on project funds being committed, but may include concurrent construction with Phase I.

Please see the City’s website,, for a copy of the grant application and additional supporting documentation. For continuity of the project, the firm chosen under this RFQ may be contracted for Phase II project services dependent on award by WSDOT and acceptance of those funds by the City of Bremerton. Also, the City of Bremerton reserves the right to retain the services of the successful firm(s) for any subsequent project phases (such as Construction Phase Services) associated with this project.

Evaluation Criteria

Submittals will be evaluated and ranked based on the following criteria:

  1. Qualifications of the Proposed Project Manager and Key Team Members
  2. Qualifications and Experience of Firm/Team on Similar Projects
  3. Firm/Team Approach to Project
  4. Firm/Team Ability to Meet Schedule
  5. Firm/Team Familiarity with Bremerton/WSDOT/FHWA Standards
  6. Firm/Team Past Performance


The City will only accept emailed proposals for this solicitation. All proposals shall be in PDF format and no greater than 10 MB in file size. Submittals should include the project name in the subject line and the following information in the body of the email: Project name; Firm name, phone and fax numbers; Name of Principal-in-Charge and Project Manager. It is recommended under Message Properties that the box for “Request a delivery receipt for this message” be checked as this is the only method by which verification of delivery will be given.

CONSULTANTS are invited to submit their Statement of Qualifications (SOQ’s) at their own cost.  The CITY assumes no obligation of any kind for expenses incurred by any respondent to this solicitation.  The submittal must be submitted formatted as follows:

  • Submitted as an 8.5” x 11” sheet, single sided only, and with text (font) size no smaller than 12 points; and
  • If charts and/or graphs are utilized, text (font) size must be no smaller than 8 points.

Your SOQ must consist of:

  • Your letter of Transmittal;
  • Your responses to Evaluation Criteria 1 through 6
  • The SOQ packet is limited to 15 pages, single sided only, not including the front and back cover.

The SOQ shall meet the following requirements or may be deemed non-responsive and will not be eligible for consideration of this work:

  • Title of the SOQ and your firm clearly identified on the cover of the submittal packet and the letter of transmittal;
  • Name of Principal-in-Charge and Project Manager, and number of employees in each firm proposed on the project;
  • Responsiveness to all evaluation criteria;
  • Meeting page limitations and font size requirements;
  • Meeting submittal deadline submission date and time.


SOQ’s shall be emailed to no later than 3 pm (on the City Project Manager’s Clock) on Monday December 12, 2022.  Submittals will not be accepted after that time and date. Any questions regarding this project should be directed to Nick Ataie, Project Manager, by email at or by calling (360) 473-2306.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information

The City of Bremerton 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 Cathy Bonsell at or by calling collect (360) 473-5717

Title VI Statement

The City of Bremerton 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:

Kitsap Sun:                             November 14, 2022, and November 28, 2022

Daily Journal of Commerce: November 14, 2022, and November 28, 2022


Closing Date: 
Monday, December 12, 2022
City of Bremerton
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