Proposals due: August 16, 2016
@ 2:00 pm
The Oregon Zoo, part of Metro, a metropolitan service district organized under the laws of the State of Oregon and the Metro Charter, located at 600 NE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR 97232-2736, is hereby requesting sealed bids for the Stellar Cove Chiller and Cooling Tower Replacement.
Sealed bids are due no later than 2:00 p.m., August 16, 2016, in Metro’s business offices at 600 NE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR 97232-2736, Attention: Julie Hoffman, Procurement Analyst, RFB 3197.
A voluntary Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for all potential prime and sub-contractors on August 2, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at the Sunset Room in Cascade Crest at the Oregon Zoo located at 4001 SW Canyon Rd. Portland, OR 97221. Although not mandatory, it is strongly suggested that interested bidders attend. A site visit will follow, please dress accordingly. Zoo parking is controlled by the City of Portland and there is a fee.
The work includes the replacement of the 200 ton chilled water system at the Steller Cove Marine exhibit. The replacement chilled water system will consist of a main chiller, cooling tower, two variable speed pumps, a chilled water variable upgrade, associated electrical, chemical treatment skid, plumbing, controls, refrigerant alarm system and temporary utilities (chilled water piping/valves and electrical infrastructure) for installation of a back-up air cooled chiller skid rental for use during installation and in the event there is a future system failure. Control scope will include integrating the packed equipment controls with the campus Delta Controls system.
Solicitation documents can be viewed and downloaded from the Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN) at
Metro may accept or reject any or all bids, in whole or in part, or waive irregularities not affecting substantial rights if such action is deemed in the public interest.
Metro extends equal opportunity to all persons and specifically encourages minority, women-owned and emerging small businesses to access and participate in this and all Metro projects, programs and services.
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Published July 29, 2016.