SOLICITATION No. 2015-6922
Bids due: February 16, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Sealed bids for the Portland International Airport Communications Center Upgrade project will be received at the office of the Manager, Contracts and Procurement, of The Port of Portland, 7200 N.E. Airport Way, 8th Floor, Portland, Oregon 97218 (mailing address: Post Office Box 3529, Portland, Oregon 97208) until, but not after, 2 p.m. on February 16, 2016, and thereafter publicly opened and read.
The work includes but is not limited to:
Architectural improvements including wall framing, painting, carpeting, and new cabling for Communications and IT equipment.
Prequalification is not required for this work.
The contractor or a subcontractor need not be licensed for asbestos work under ORS 468A.720.
A pre-bid meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on February 3, 2016, in the St. Helens B Room in the Portland International Airport terminal building, to discuss all phases of the work. Take the stairs near the clock tower in the concession lobby. At the top of the stairs turn left, and continue down the hall, pass one set of stairs, and walk up the second set of stairs to the St. Helens B Room. Parking validation is not available.
Contractors, subcontractors, consultants, and suppliers are strongly encouraged to register through the Port’s online bidding system, which can be accessed at under “Business Opportunities.” All firms can view current business opportunities. Registered firms may receive electronic notification of Port solicitations, and have access to view, download, or request copies of solicitations, addenda, and solicitation-holders lists.
Questions must be submitted electronically using the “Q&A” feature in the Port’s online bidding system.
The project manual and drawings may be examined at Port offices (address above); however hard copies of drawings and specifications are not available directly from the Port. Registered firms may download the project manual and drawings or order them for the cost of reproduction through the Port’s online bidding system.
The Port may reject bids that do not comply with applicable public contracting procedures and requirements. The Port may reject for good cause any or all bids if the Port finds that doing so is in the public interest. Bidder compliance for this project includes the following:
A. Bids must be on the Port’s bid form and must be accompanied by bid security made payable to The Port of Portland in an amount equal to at least 10 percent of the total amount bid.
B. In accordance with ORS 279C.370, bidders must submit the enclosed First-Tier Subcontractor Disclosure Form within two working hours after bid opening.
C. The Port will not receive or consider a bid unless the bid contains a statement by the bidder that the bidder will comply with the provisions of ORS 279C.800 to 279C.870 (regarding payment of prevailing wage rates on public works projects over $50,000). Current wage rates determined by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) may be obtained from BOLI’s web site at
D. Bidders are hereby alerted that public works contractors generally must file a public works bond with the Construction Contractors Board, as provided in ORS 279C.836. E. No bid will be considered unless the bidder is registered with the State of Oregon Construction Contractors Board to the extent required by ORS Chapter 701, prior to submitting a bid. F. Bids must identify whether the bidder is a resident bidder, as defined in ORS 279A.120.
Apprentice Opportunities on Port Projects: The Port requires contractors to provide on-the-job training opportunities for approved and registered apprentices on construction projects over $500,000. The Port’s overall target for registered apprentice participation is 15 percent of total labor hours. The Port supports efforts to build a diverse and skilled workforce for the construction industry and to increase the representation of diverse apprentices on Port projects.
Small Business Participation Program:
The Port is committed to increasing small business participation in Port contracts. For fiscal year 2015-2016, the Port’s overall small business participation target is 16 percent participation of small businesses as a percent of contract dollars awarded directly and as subcontracts; and 30 percent participation of small businesses as a percent of the total number of contracts awarded directly and
as subcontracts. While there is no specific small business participation goal for this project, the Port encourages all bidders to consider how they can help the Port achieve its overall small business participation target. See the Supplementary Instructions to Bidders for more information related to small business participation.
Craig Johnsen, Manager
Contracts and Procurement
Published Jan. 29, 2016.