Request for Proposals

Transit Park and Ride Regional Terminal

City of Torrance

Torrance, CA

Posted: 04/12/2013
Submittal Deadline: 05/16/2013


Project Description:
The City's Transit Department (Torrance Transit) is a municipally operated transit system in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. Torrance Transit directly operates a network of eleven (11) fixed bus routes serving the City of Torrance and the neighboring cities of Carson, Compton, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Lawndale, Lomita, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. System wide, on average, Torrance Transit experiences approximately 3.9 million passenger boardings per year. Torrance Transit has been in continuous operation for over 70 years serving the needs of South Bay residents. The purpose of constructing the Torrance Transit Park and Ride Regional Terminal (Transit Terminal) is to create a strategically located, multi-modal facility that meets the regional needs of South Bay residents. The construction of this facility will reduce single occupancy vehicle trips due to its close proximity to the I-405 and I-110 and its park and ride facilities. In addition the Transit Terminal will improve regional mobility linking Torrance Transit routes with other regional providers in the Transit Terminal.

The City of Torrance is requesting proposals from qualified consultants to provide all architectural services, engineering services, site plans, environmental services, cost analysis, and construction plans and specifications required to enable the City to advertise for bids for construction of the Torrance Transit Park and Ride Regional Terminal (Transit Terminal) to successfully complete the design and eventual construction of the facility located on an approximately five (5) acre parcel of the fifteen (15) acre parcel at 465 Crenshaw Blvd. in City of Torrance, California.

The Transit Terminal at build-out shall include, but will not be limited to, the following:
• Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified Transit Terminal building (approximately 15,000+ square feet), with the ability to house areas for small retail use, monthly pass sales, infrastructure to house ticket vending machines (TVMs), infrastructure for real time passenger information technologies (RTPI), operator layover area & amenities, supervisor offices, security office/post communications room, training/conference room and a storage room for janitorial supplies and sink;
• Transit Terminal with twelve bus berths, and the ability for two of them to serve 60-foot articulating buses;
• Sufficient amounts of layover space for buses to accommodate current and future demands;
• Approximately 250 space parking lot, with the ability to expand into an approximately 500 space parking structure;
• Drop-off Zone;
• Miscellaneous passenger information kiosks (including real-time information) and security amenities (CCTV Systems);
• Outdoor bicycle storage area;
• Anti-vandalism and anti-skating devices; and
• On-Site and Off-Site engineering design services for roadway, traffic signal, grading, drainage, sewer, water, electrical and communications, infrastructure to City standards to provide optimal on-site circulation for vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians.

Project Status:
The City previously awarded a design contract with an architectural firm to prepare the Advanced Conceptual Engineering Design (ACE) Bridging Documents to 30% completion envisioning Phase II be a Design-Build process. However, it was determined the preferred path to the next phase is to complete the project with the Design-Bid-Build process to prepare a complete design and construction package for bidding purposes.

The 30% ACE Bridging Documents include:

A. Site Plan that includes building layout, circulation, conceptual elevations; and
B. Civil Plans that include Circulation and Roadway; Site Preparation; Grading and Paving; Vertcal and Horizontal Control; Traffic Signal and Striping; and
C. General Information Plans that include the LEED Scoreboard; and
D. Landscape Plans that include Landscape Notes; Site Plan; Landscape Plan; Irrigation Concept Plan; and
E. Structural Plans that include Foundation Plans; Framing Plans; Brace Frame Elevations; and
F. Architectural Plans that include various Floor Plans; Ceiling Plans; Canopy Plans; Various Elevation Plans; Building Sections; Wall Sections; Interior Elevations; Stairs and Elevators; Door and Window Types; Room Finish Schedule; and
G. Mechanical and Plumbing Plans; and
H. Electrical Plans that include Building Power Plans; Indoor & Outdoor Title-24; Lighting Fixture Plan; Electrical Site Plan; Building Lighting Plans; and
I. A survey of the project area, establishing property and parcel lines, horizontal and vertical control for the project based on record documents, and fieldsurveying; and
J. Identification of utilities in the project area to facilitate the final design and construction of the Project; and
K. Geotechnical investigations at the 465 Crenshaw Blvd. / Transit Terminal site; and
L. Identification of preliminary drainage/BMP structure improvements, based upon hydrology, hydraulic calculations and water quality issues. Structural BMPs shall be incorporated into the street design for stormwater quality improvements prior to entering natural waterways; and
M. A detailed Engineer's construction cost estimate for all recommended improvements identified.

The awarded Consultant under RFP B2013-15 shall further develop the ACE Bridging Documents and provide 100% signed plans, specifications and estimates design documents that will be inclusive enough to be the solicitation documents for a complete "Design-Bid-Build" sealed bid contract. The consultant shall incorporate the ACE Bridging Document plans, specifications and engineering estimates derived from the Site Planning and Design of the Torrance Transit Park and Ride Regional Terminal (RFP B2011-43) and the documents noted above to finalize designs and prepare a complete package for construction bidding purposes.

PHASE II - "Design-Bid-Build" Request for Proposals (RFP B2013-15):

This project has a mandatory pre-proposal conference on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. located at the City of Torrance Services Facility (City Yard), Public Works Training Room, 20500 Madrona, Torrance, CA 90503. Viewing of the 30% Design Documents starts at 9:00 AM (See page 2 of the RFP for more information).

Phase II - Request for Proposals (RFP)

Addendum #1

NOTE: Those who only view and/or print the Request for Proposal, and Appendices from this website are NOT automatically added to the City's Plan Holder list for this project. In order to be added, the official and required Form of Proposal must be obtained at the Office of the City Clerk. An official Information Packet may be obtained at the Office of the City Clerk (310) 618-2870, City Hall, 3031 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, California upon payment of $10 if picked up at City Hall or $15 if requested by mail. Amount includes tax and is non-refundable. A prospective firm must provide the firm's name, address, telephone and fax numbers, a contact person and a valid email address. Addenda will be issued only by email and only to those that provide the required information to the City Clerk. All addenda must be attached to the proposal. Failure to attach any addendum may render the proposal non-responsive and cause it to be rejected.

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ATTN: RFP 2013-15