RFQ: Burnham Yard Planning and Infrastructure Projects

Closed June 30, 2023, 10:00 AM

  • Reference numberContract 202368499
  • StatusAwarded
  • SummaryRedevelopment of Burnham Yard, a former rail yard and engine machine shop situated just south of downtown, is likely to trigger additional development activity in nearby areas that will significantly contribute to transforming Denver’s core.
  • Winning entity
    HDR Engineering, Inc.
  • Date awardedAugust 04, 2023

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, City and County of Denver, has issued a Request for Qualifications (the “RFQ”) for professional on-call services for Burnham Yard Planning and Infrastructure Projects. RFQ documents will be available for download at www.bidnetdirect.com/cityandcountyofdenverdoti, solicitation No. # 202368499.

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General Statement of Work

The future of Burnham Yard is a once in a lifetime opportunity to fashion the outcome of equitable transit-oriented development (TOD) and multi-modal infrastructure improvements that will transform an abandoned railyard into a thriving center that connects multiple neighborhoods together. Redevelopment of Burnham Yard, a former rail yard and engine machine shop situated just south of downtown, is likely to trigger additional development activity in nearby areas that will significantly contribute to transforming Denver’s core. The yard is in an industrial corridor with the Consolidated Main Line (CML) freight railroad corridor, Interstate 25 and the South Platte River creating barriers to the west and the Regional Transportation District (RTD) light rail tracks being a barrier to the east. The RTD 10th and Osage station, which has served the area since 1994, has been a “one-sided” TOD due to the railroad operations in Burnham Yard occupying the area directly to the west. Regional multi-modal infrastructure has historically treated Burnham Yard as an area to bypass which now creates significant access issues for future development.

The City desires to award one professional services contract for a three-year duration and a maximum contract capacity of $50,000,000.00 or as determined by the City prior to execution of this Contract. The Community Planning and Development Department (CPD) and the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) will collaborate with the selected consulting team to deliver these connected city projects while coordinating with both state and regional stakeholders on additional planning and design work for Burnham Yard. Denver CPD & DOTI departments will also be further coordinating with Colorado Department of Transportation and the State of Colorado’s Public Private Partnership (P3) Collaboration Unit in regard to rail alignments and the State’s ownership and direction for the land, respectively.

Virtual Pre-Submittal Meeting on June 8, 2023. 

Meeting Agenda(PDF, 255KB)

Meeting Attendance Sheet(PDF, 531KB)

Pre-Submittal Meeting Slide Desk(PDF, 4MB)

Questions Deadline: June 16, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. local time.

Responses are due no later than 10:00 a.m. local time, June 30, 2023 and will ONLY be received and accepted via the online electronic bid service through www.BidNet.com.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Participation: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation will be required on this project as referenced in the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) 49 C.F.R. § 26 or 40 C.F.R. § 30, as well as DSBO’s DBE Program Plan (collectively, the “DBE Program”). Throughout the life of the contract, the awarded contractor/consultant (the “Contractor/Consultant) will be required to comply with the DBE Program and their Approved DBE Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Plan (DBE EDI Plan). Failure by the Contractor/Consultant to comply therewith during the performance of the contract is a material breach of the contract, which may result in the imposition of sanctions on the Contractor/Consultant, as deemed appropriate by DSBO. Project goals will be assigned on a Task Order by Task Order basis.

Contract Administrator: Tricia Ortega: doti.procurement@denvergov.org

Federal Funding Requirements: The project is anticipated to be funded in part by DRCOG TIP dollars administered by CDOT, and a potential FRA CRISI Grant. Federal requirements shall apply to all work performed as part of the Project, including flow down of those requirements and obligations to Project contractors and subcontractors. DBE goals, rather than City-level MWBE goals, will be determined on a Task Order by Task Order basis in consultation with the cognizant federal agency.

As the City’s best interests may appear, the Manager of Transportation and Infrastructure reserves the right to waive informalities in, and to reject any or all, submittals/proposals.

Publication Dates:           June 2, 5, 6, 2023

Published In:                   The Daily Journal