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Invitation to Bid

Briscoe-Desimone Levee Improvements Reach 2 RM 15.44 to 15.57 and Reach 3 RM 15.98 to 16.36

Date Due

Thursday, January 16, 2014, 11:00 AM Pacific Time, at the City Clerk's office (REVISED)


Ken Langholz

(253) 856-5516



Bid Documents   

Notice is hereby given that the City of Kent, Washington, will receive sealed bids at the City Clerk's office through January 16, 2014 up to 11:00 a.m. as shown on the clock on the east wall of the City Clerk's Office on the first floor of City Hall, 220 4th Avenue South, Kent, Washington. All bids must be properly marked and sealed in accordance with this "Invitation to Bid." Bids must be delivered and received at the City Clerk's office by the above-stated time, regardless of delivery method, including U.S. Mail. All bids will be opened and read publicly aloud immediately following 11:00 a.m. 


The project consists of construction of a secondary levee floodwall landward of the Briscoe Levee adjacent to the Green River between S. 188th St. and S. 194th St. in Kent, Washington.  The floodwall will consist of driven sheet piles and reinforced concrete and will be approximately 3,177 feet long.  This project will also include excavation of approximately 32,000 cubic yards of soil on the riverside of the levee to construct a vegetated bench, landscaping, approximately 1,700 tons of asphalt pavement for levee trail and parking lot reconstruction and two cement concrete retaining walls. 


The Engineer’s estimate for this project is approximately $8 million.  For technical questions, please call Ken Langholz at (253) 856-5516. 


Bid documents may be obtained by contacting the City of Kent Engineering Department, Nancy Yoshitake at (253) 856-5508 or downloading by clicking on the bid documents link above.


Bids must be clearly marked "Bid" with the name of the project on the outside of the envelope, addressed to the City Clerk, 220 4th Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032-5895. Only sealed bids will be accepted. No facsimiles will be considered.

Each bid shall be in accordance with the plans and specifications and other contract documents now on file in the office of the City Engineer, City of Kent, Washington. Bid documents can be downloaded online at no charge, or copies of the Kent Special Provisions may be purchased at a non-refundable cost of $50.00 for each set.  Copies of the WSDOT Standard Specifications are available for perusal only.

A cashier's check, postal money order or surety bond in the amount of 5% of the bid is required.

The City of Kent reserves the right to reject any and all bids on any or all schedules or alternates or to waive any informalities in the bidding and shall determine which bid or bidders is the most responsive, satisfactory and responsible bidder and shall be the sole judge thereof.

No plea of mistake in the bid shall be available to the bidder for the recovery of his/her deposit or as a defense to any action based upon the neglect or refusal to execute a contract.

Bidders must submit with their initial bid a signed statement as to whether they have previously performed work subject to the President's Executive Order No. 11246.

No bidder may withdraw his/her bid for a period of sixty (60) days after the day of bid opening.



Kent Reporter on December 27, 2013

Daily Journal of Commerce on December 23 & 30, 2013 and January 6, 2014