Current Solicitations

Below is a list of current solicitations that are available. To receive a copy of any of the solicitations below, contact the City's Purchasing & Contract Administration Division by calling (650) 329-2271 or fax your request on company letterhead to (650) 329-2468.

If you download a solicitation, please contact the Purchasing & Contract Administration Division as described above. You want to make sure that the City has your company's information in the event that addenda is issued on a solicitation.
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IFB 155490 -Hopkins Park Improvement Project
Issued: September 11, 2014
Respond by: October 07, 2014
Classification: Construction
(650) 329-2319
The City of Palo Alto is seeking bids from qualified firms for construction of improvements to Hopkins Park. Hopkins Park Improvements is a full scale park renovation and requires the removal, demolition, and disposal of the majority of site amenities. Hopkins Park Improvements will include a full scale renovation of existing site amenities. Renovations include new accessible pathways, irrigation improvements, and new plantings.

A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting is scheduled for September 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Hopkins Park – Site #1 between Palo Alto Avenue and Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA 94025. The Conference is not mandatory. All prospective bidders are strongly encouraged to attend.

The Bidder to whom the Contract will be awarded must, at the time of bid submittal, possess a current license in the following classification issued by the California State Contractors License Board: Class C‐27 / Landscape Contractor. Bidder’s subcontractors must also be properly licensed.
Revision Date: 9/11/2014
IFB 155983 - Overhead Construction Services FY 2014-2015
Issued: September 17, 2014
Respond By: October 7, 2014
Classification: Construction Services
(650) 329-2460
The City of Palo Alto is seeking bids to provide overhead construction services on the City’s electric distribution system by qualified firm(s). The firm selected will be asked to provide one four-man crew to be used on a regular basis to assist with construction and operating activities on the City’s 12kV and 4kV electric distribution system. Additional crews will be requested on an as-needed basis by the City’s Electric Operations Division for a period of twelve (12) months, with an option for the City to extend the term for two additional 12-month periods, for a total of three years.

NOTE: A mandatory pre-bid meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 9:00 AM at Utilities Department, Conference Room 1, 1007 Elwell Court, Palo Alto.

The Bidder to whom the Contract will be awarded must, at the time of bid submittal, possess current licenses in the following classification issued by the California State Contractors License Board: Class A (General Engineering) or C-10 (Electrical). Bidder’s subcontractors must also be properly licensed
Revision Date: 9/17/2014
RFI091114 -Highway 101 Pedestrian/Bicycle Overcrossing Project
Issued: September 11, 2014
Due date: September 27, 2014
Classification: Professional Services
American Institute of Architects California Council will be managing a design competition in coordination with the City of Palo Alto.

Design Team Minimum Qualifications
• 1 bridge completed within the last decade • design teams will have a licensed architect, licensed landscape architect and a licensed engineer • design teams shall comply with Design Guidelines (provided by City)

Design teams will not be interviewed, the jury will review written materials only.
Design teams do not need to be invited, all teams that meet minimum requirements are encouraged to submit qualifications.

For inquiries, please contact Margie O'Driscoll with AIACC at or the City
Revision Date: 9/11/2014
RFP155506 - Public Art Master Plan
Issued: August 20, 2014
Due date: September 23, 2014
Classification: Professional Services
The City of Palo Alto’s Public Art Program is seeking proposals from Consultants, Consultant Teams and Qualified firms with demonstrated experience in public art master planning to develop the first Public Art Master Plan for the City of Palo Alto, California. The Master Plan will provide direction to the Public Art Program Staff, the Public Art Commission, and the City Council on the planning and processes necessary to further develop, administer and maintain a dynamic public art program in the City of Palo Alto. The selected Consultant will work collaboratively with the City Staff and the Public Art Commission to ensure broad public outreach and involvement in the development of the Master Plan. The required services are described in the Scope of Services.
Revision Date: 8/20/2014
RFP 156020 - Design of Sludge Dewatering & Loadout Facility
Issued: September 2, 2014
Respond by: September 30, 2014
Classification: Professional Services
(650) 329-2319
The City of Palo Alto, Department of Public Works Environmental Services Division is seeking proposals for professional services for the design and environmental consulting services for the sludge dewatering and loadout facility. The consultant shall size, design, and develop specifications including those for ancillary equipment. Consultant shall prepare bid documents for procurement. Consultant shall prepare for permitting, including city permits and the California Environment Quality Act (CEQA) documentation, for a complete operational sewage sludge dewatering system and load out facility (The Project) at the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Plant.

A non-mandatory pre-proposal conference will be held Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the RWQCP Conference Room, 2501 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto, CA. All prospective Proposers are encouraged to attend.
Revision Date: 9/2/2014