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Midway Lot Construction, Bellingham WA



Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA), a Public Transportation Benefit Area formed in 1983 under the authority of RCW Chapter 36.57A, provides fixed route, paratransit, and vanpool service throughout Whatcom County. The transit revenue fleet consists of 61 fixed route buses, 42 paratransit vehicles, and 30 vanpools.  WTA employs 249 employees. Find additional information about WTA at


WTA’s mission is to enhance our community by:

•           Delivering safe, reliable, efficient and friendly service

•           Offering environmentally sound transportation choices

•           Providing leadership in creating innovative transportation solutions

•           Partnering with our community to improve transportation systems


WTA is soliciting bids for a Prime Contractor to improve agency owned property at the corner of Midway Lane and Bakerview Spur. This will include earth work, landscaping, stormwater, electrical, and right of way construction.


A responsive Bidder must meet the minimum qualifications outlined in Section 00 21 13 Section 1.09A at the time of bid[1]. Sub-Contractors are required to meet requirements listed in Section 00 21 13 Section 1.09A, at the time of subcontract execution.[2]


This Contract is subject to Washington State Prevailing Wage and retainage rules, and the Public Works provisions, RCW Chapter 39.04. Federal Davis Bacon will not apply. A bid bond, payment bond, and performance bond are required pursuant to RCW 39.08.010(3), whose terms and requirements are incorporated herein by reference.



Date - 2019

Procurement Request Released

January 30

Pre-Bid Meeting

February 14 at 1:00 PM

Final Request for Equals or Clarifications**

February 20 no later than 5:00 PM

Public Bid Opening*

February 28 at 9:00 AM

Board of Directors Award Confirmation

 March 21, 2019

Anticipated Project Start

On or Before June 1, 2019


Bid packets and drawings are available at The bid request and received bid constitute an “offer” and “acceptance” of all of the terms and conditions for an enforceable contract.  Once a bid is accepted and awarded by WTA, the parties will have an enforceable “contract” whose terms and conditions will comprise those set out in the ITB and the bid. It is the bidders responsibility to be familiar with their responsibilities for contract performance.


Magan Waltari, CPPB

Procurement & Grants Coordinator/DBELO

4011 Bakerview Spur

Bellingham, WA  98226



Equal Opportunity:  Small, minority and women-owned Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), as defined in 49 CFR Part 26, are encouraged to submit proposals in response to this solicitation.  WTA ensures non-discrimination in the award and administration of all contracts, creates a level playing field where DBE’s can compete fairly, and remove barriers to the participation of DBE’s in our contracts.



[1] RCW Chapter 39.04.350

[2] RCW Chapter 39.06.020

Closing Date: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019