Project Details

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Contract Number: 20-003  
Description: Buildings 6 & 7 Demolition
Agency: Department of Veteran's Affairs  
Bid Date & Time: 12/01/2020 3pm Bid City and Location:
1500 Jefferson Street Southeast

For additional information about this project:  
Project Manager:
Rafael G. Urena, RA
Phone: (360) 870-5623
A/E Firm:
Rice Fergus Miller
Firm Contact:  Blake Webber
Phone:  (360) 377-8773

Detailed Bid Advertisement:  

Sealed bids will be accepted for the following project:

PROJECT NO.: 2020-003 G (1-1)

TITLE: Washington Veteran’s Home (WVH) Buildings 6 & 7 Demolition

AGENCY: FPS for Department of Veteran’s Affairs


ESTIMATED PROJECT COST RANGE: $2,367,372 to $2,452,169
(low from just Base Bid to high including all alternates)

SUBMITTAL TIME/DATE/LOCATION: Prior to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday November 17th, 2020 - 12/01/20 per Addendum #6 dtd 11/16/20
Dept. of Enterprise Services
Mail to: PO Box 41476, Olympia, WA 98504-1476
Attn: Facility Professional Services

Hand deliver between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and prior to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday November 17th, 2020, only, to:
Dept. of Enterprise Services
Facility Professional Services
1500 Jefferson Street SE, Olympia, WA 98501
(Secure bid box in front of building, see directions below)

Virtual Public Bid Opening will be held after 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, November 17th 2020, on YouTube:
(see additional information below)

SUBMITTAL(S): Prior to one hour after bid submittal time/date, submit
Form A (HVAC, Plumbing, Elec)
Within 48 hours of bid submittal time, submit
Form B (Structural Steel Install, Rebar Install)
Forms A and B are to be emailed to
Note further instructions on page 2.

BY: Department of Enterprise Services
Facility Professional Services

PRE-BID WALK-THROUGH: October 16th 2020 at 1:00 pm. For specific directions for an on-site pre-bid walk-through, please contact the Consultant listed below.

In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic and in an effort to keep our contractors and staff healthy, the Department of Enterprise Services Facility Professional Services (FPS) is making changes to the Public Works bid submittal and bid opening process.

FPS will be accepting mailed-in or hand-delivered bids. Contractors are highly encouraged to mail bids whenever possible in an effort to stay home and stay healthy. Clearly identify that it is a SEALED BID on the outside of the envelope. Include an attention line in the address to ensure that the bid is routed correctly.

For hand-delivering bids, a locked drop box will be available outside the 1500 Jefferson St. S.E. building for contractors to deposit their sealed bids. We ask that you please maintain a distance of at least six feet from all other individuals when dropping off bids. An FPS staff member will be inside the lobby monitoring the locked drop box during those hours.

Additionally, all Public Works Bid Openings will be conducted via live stream on YouTube. A link to the live stream for bid opening can be found above. Contractors and the public will not be allowed to stay to watch the bid opening in person. We will strive to begin bid opening live streams within thirty minutes of the bid closing and appreciate your patience as we deploy this new process. If you have questions, please contact us at or call (360) 902-7272.

Contractors may obtain plans and specifications from the Consultant, Rice Fergus Miller, telephone (360) 377-8773, upon the deposit of $100. (if Reprographics issues bid docs: Make checks payable to Rice Fergus Miller, Inc.) Plans must be returned in good condition within seven (7) days following bid date to obtain a refund of deposit. After seven days no refunds will be made.

Plans and specifications may be viewed at the following plan centers: Abadan Reprographics & Imaging, Spokane, WA; Associated Builders & Contractors, Spokane, WA; Associated General Contractors, Boise, ID; Builder’s Exchange of Washington, Everett, WA; Daily Journal of Commerce Plan Center, Portland, OR; Daily Journal of Commerce, Seattle, WA; Hermiston Plan Center, Hermiston, OR; Contractor Plan Center, Milwaukie, OR; Ridgeline Graphics (Wenatchee Plan Center), Wenatchee, WA; Spokane Regional Plan Center, Spokane, WA; Tri-City Construction Council, Kennewick, WA; Walla Walla Valley Plan Center, Walla Walla, WA; Weekly Construction Reporter, Bellingham, WA; Yakima Plan Center, Yakima, WA.

Please direct questions regarding this project to the office of the Consultant, Rice Fergus Miller. Within 24 hours following the bid opening, preliminary results will be available on the FPS web site at

The State of Washington prevailing wage rates are applicable for this public works project located in Kitsap County. Bidders are responsible to verify and use the most recent prevailing wage rates. The “Effective Date” for this project is the Bid Form due date on page 1. The applicable prevailing wage rates may be found on the Department of Labor & Industries website located at

Mandatory 15% apprentice labor hours of the total labor hours are a requirement of the construction contract. Voluntary workforce diversity goals for this apprentice participation are identified in the Instructions to Bidders and Supplemental Conditions. Bidders may contact the Department of Labor & Industries, Apprenticeship Section, to obtain information on available apprenticeship programs.

In accordance with RCW 39.30.060, if the base bid and the sum of the additive alternates is one million dollars or more, the Bidder is required to provide the names of the Subcontractors with whom the Bidder will directly subcontract for the performance of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing and electrical for this project on Subcontractor List Form A within one hour of the bid submittal time via email to The Bidder shall also provide names of the Subcontractors with whom the Bidder will subcontract for structural steel installation and rebar installation on Subcontractor List Form B within 48 hours of the bid submittal time via email to

Supplemental Bidder Responsibility will be evaluated for this project. In determining Bidder responsibility, the Owner shall consider an overall accounting of the criteria set forth in “DIVISION 00 SUPPLEMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY CRITERIA”. Please direct questions regarding this subject to the office of the Consultant Rice Fergus Miller, Inc.

The successful Bidder is required to register and create an account in the DES Diversity Compliance program (B2Gnow) at Voluntary numerical Diverse Business goals of 12% MBE, 8% WBE, 5% Washington Small Business, and 5% Veterans have been established for this project. Achievement of the goals is encouraged.

Bidders may contact the Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprise (OMWBE) at to obtain information on certified firms. Bidders may also utilize Washington Small Businesses registered in WEBS at and Veteran-owned Businesses at

The State reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive informalities.



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