ODOT Competitive Bidding Requirement Exemption

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ODOT Competitive Bidding Requirement Exemption The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will hold a public hearing on February 19, 2021 at 1:00pm Via WebEx – see access information below ODOT will be conducting a public hearing in accordance with ORS 279C.335(5). The purpose of the public hearing is to take oral and written comments on ODOT’s draft findings in support of an exemption from the competitive bidding requirement under ORS 279C.335 for the U.S. 97 /U.S. 20 Bend North Corridor Project, on U.S. 97 and U.S. 20, located in Deschutes County, Oregon, including realignment of U.S. 97 to the east of its existing location and supporting transportation network improvements to improve intersection operations. The project also includes a roundabout at U.S. 20 and Cooley and ramp connections to U.S. 97 at Cooley and Robal. (Exemption Number 2021-01). ODOT is requesting the exemption from the competitive bidding requirement to allow the use of an alternative contracting method known as design-build for this technically complex project. The design-build method is a selection and contracting method that presents an alternative to the competitive (low) bid selection process of contracting. The design-build method awards projects to the Design-Builder (contractor) offering the best combination of price and other factors, instead of awarding to a contractor based solely on the lowest bid. Selection of the successful Design-Builder is by Best Value, that is, evaluation and scoring of competing Design-Builders’ quality component (experience, expertise, qualifications, and technical approach for design and construction), combined with Design-Builders’ price component. Draft findings may be viewed on ODOT’s website at: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/Business/ProcuremenVPages/Bid Award.aspx Draft findings may also be requested in writing by sending your request to ODOT Procurement Office-Construction, 3930 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, MS#2-2, Salem, OR 97302-1166. Oral and written comments will be accepted at the hearing at the time and place stated above. Advance written comments must be received by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Advance written comments should be emailed to: ODOTProcurementOfficeConstruction@odot.state.or.us Subject: Comments on Draft Findings – Exemption No. 2021-01 or; Mail to: Marie Wright, Operations and Construction Manager ODOT – Procurement Office – Construction 3930 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, MS#2-2, Salem, OR 97302-1166 Virtual Hearing Instructions: Attendee Link: Use the following link to attend the hearing. You will be given an option to submit your comments during the hearing using this link. https://ordot.webex.com/ordot/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef1c5964d7eblb31ac43e3e03db 1790f6 or; Attendee Call in Option: This option is listen only Call in number: 1-408-418-9388 Event number: 146 213 7174 Published February 9, 2021. BT192233

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Publication: Construction 2

Section: Legals

Start Date: 2021/02/09

End Date: 2021/02/09

Owner: ODOT Procruement


County: Multnomah