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Whatcom Recovery House Project, Bellingham WA

Owner:  Opportunity Council

1111 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98229

Project Name/Address:  Whatcom Recovery House, 1204/1209 Girard Street, Bellingham, WA

Architect:  Ron Wright and Associate /Architects, P.S.

2003 Western Avenue, Suite 610, Seattle, WA 98121

Development Consultant:  Jon Martin Consulting

1200 Lincoln Street, #416, Bellingham, WAQ 98229



The Opportunity Council is soliciting interested General Contractors to submit their qualifications to provide construction services for a remodeling project in Bellingham, WA. The owner of this project will enter into a negotiated construction contract with the successful contractor.

RFQ Submission

Interested firms are asked to complete the required documentation and submit it electronically to the owner’s specified email on or before 09/17/19.  The owner will select the most qualified firm to be the General Contractor for the project.

Part I. Project Description

The Recovery House project is comprised of two buildings on a single large lot.  The largest building is a two-story structure that will be remodeled into living quarters for 16 individuals and the smaller building will be remodeled into offices, a kitchen and dining area and laundry room.

Conceptual plans have been completed for both structures. The selected general contractor is expected to work with the owner and design team in a collaborative way throughout the design/ development phase of the project, to include cost estimating, constructability review, and generally to help ensure a successful project. 

  1. The project is subject to Minority or Women Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) participation. The GC will be required to conduct outreach and solicitation of MWBE subcontractors for all subcontracts of $50,000 or greater and to report on these efforts. 
  2. The project is subject to commercial Washington State Prevailing Wage requirements.
  3. The selected GC will be expected to provide a letter from a bonding company indicating the ability of the GC to secure a Performance and Payment Bond for the amount of the finalized construction budget for this project.


For more information please see: PDF



Closing Date: 
Tuesday, September 17, 2019