RFP: CM/GC Services for Colfax Transit Implementation (BRT)

Closed May 05, 2023, 11:00 AM

  • Reference numberContract 202366532
  • StatusAwarded
  • SummaryThe East Colfax BRT Project (“Project”) will provide significantly faster, safer, more attractive, and more reliable transit service in the highest ridership bus corridor in the Denver Metropolitan Area.
  • Winning entity
    Kraemer North America, LLC
  • Date awardedJuly 17, 2023

The Selection Committee reviewed all submissions received during the Request for Qualifications (Phase 1) and, as a result of their review, has selected the following shortlist (in alphabetical order) to proceed to Phase 2 stage of the procurement, which includes the Interview Presentations:

  • Kiewit Infrastructure Co.
  • Kraemer North America, LLC
  • Rocky Mountain Transit Partners (JV of Stacy and Witbeck, Inc. and Flatiron Constructors, Inc.)

Additional information has been provided to shortlisted firms. Thank you for your interest in working for Denver. Please continue to visit the www.work4denver.com website for future opportunities.

The Department of Transportation & Infrastructure (“DOTI”) has issued a Request for Proposals (the “RFP”) for Construction Manager/General Contractor (“CM/GC”) services for the project named above. A link to the RFP documents can be found at www.work4denver.com. RFP documents are available for download at www.bidnetdirect.com/cityandcountyofdenverdoti, reference solicitation No. 202366532.

General Statement of Work: The East Colfax BRT Project (“Project”) will provide significantly faster, safer, more attractive, and more reliable transit service in the highest ridership bus corridor in the Denver Metropolitan Area. The anticipated capital investment in improved stations, dedicated BRT lanes, and better pedestrian access will specifically address the growing travel demand in the corridor and mitigate the increased congestion and transit travel time delays resulting from that growth. The project will improve transit operations and travel time in the corridor, which will in turn attract new transit riders, reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, increase multi-modal connectivity, improve safety, and encourage transit-oriented development near stations.

The Project is intended to be a corridor-based bus rapid transit system that includes features emulating the service provided by rail fixed guideway. The 9.9-route mile corridor includes 32 improved stations with an average spacing of 0.31-mile and will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Traffic signals will be upgraded to provide transit signal priority where needed through the Denver segment to reduce transit travel time. The BRT service will replace and consolidate the existing bus Route 15 and bus Route 15L services.

The outcome of the project will be an attractive transit service that is competitive with the automobile, will improve access and mobility, and will produce significantly higher transit ridership and total person-trip throughput in the corridor. The CM/GC project delivery method will provide efficient and timely completion of the project in line with community interests. DOTI anticipates the final funding source determinations, and the associated Project budget will be finalized by Q4 2023.

Additional Project Information can be found on the East Colfax Bus Rapid Transit website.

The project described below is part of the 2017 Elevate Denver Bond Program, which is a 10-year, $937 million general obligation bond program approved by voters in 2017. The program will enhance the City and County of Denver by providing critical improvements to the City’s infrastructure – improving our roads, sidewalks, parks, recreation centers, libraries, cultural centers, public-owned buildings and safety facilities. More information can be found at www.denvergov.org/elevatedenver.

Workforce Development Program:

Workforce development programs promote economic growth through the coordination of public, private, and nonprofit sector resources to support a combination of education and training services to prepare individuals for work and to help them improve their prospects for entering and succeeding in the labor market. To accomplish this, workforce development policies and programs may be focused on individual training and education, societal economic stability and growth, or skills training needed by employers to help organizations remain competitive in a global marketplace.

Virtual Pre-Proposal Meeting on April 11, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. local time.

To access the meeting, please call (720) 388-6219 and enter conference ID: 724-432-381# or click here to join the Microsoft Teams meeting.

Questions Deadline: April 18, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. local time.

Proposals are due no later than 11:00 a.m. local time, May 5, 2023, and will ONLY be received and accepted through www.bidnetdirect.com//cityandcountyofdenverdoti. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Federal Funding Requirements: The project may be funded in part by Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awards passed through and monitored by the grant recipient, Regional Transportation District (RTD). While these RTD awards comprise only a portion of the Project, 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 Participation Requirements: The City, together with RTD, is committed to carrying out all the DBE requirements of Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations Part 26, as amended from time to time. Our policy is to ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of all applicable contracts. It is our intention to create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for federally and locally funded contracts. We encourage and expect Consultants to pursue subcontracting, mentoring, joint venturing, teaming, and partnering opportunities with DBE firms in the ordinary course of its business/teaming strategies at all levels/phases of the Project.

Participation Goal: The DBE goal for the preconstruction services agreement is 5%. The RTD SBO will include the DBE Goal for the construction contract at a later date. Sufficient good faith efforts to meet the DBE participation goal shall be a condition of award of a GMP construction contract.

Prequalification: Each Contractor must be pre-qualified in category 1A Heavy Civil at or above the $50,000,000.00 level and request, and receive, project specific permission to bid on the project in accordance with the City’s Rules and Regulations Governing Prequalification of Contractors. If not already prequalified, the prime Contractor must have submitted a prequalification application a minimum of ten (10) calendar days prior to the submittal due date. Prequalification applications must be submitted via B2Gnow. To view the Rules and Regulations and to obtain a prequalification application, please visit our website at www.denvergov.org/prequalification.

Contract Administrator: Katie Ragland, DOTI.Procurement@denvergov.org

Prevailing Wage and Minimum Wage: Contracts for construction, reconstruction, and remodeling are subject to the City prevailing wage rate requirements established pursuant to Section 20-76, DRMC. City contracts are subject to payment of City Minimum Wage established pursuant to Section 20-82 through 20-84 DRMC.


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

Publication Dates:                   March 31, April 3, 4, 2023

Published In:                           The Daily Journal