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Request for Proposals: Brighton Boulevard, 44th Street to Race Court for 2015 Integrated Construction Program

The Department of Public Works, City and County of Denver and Kiewit Infrastructure Co. (KIC), have issued a Request for Proposals (the “RFP”) for Brighton Boulevard, 44th Street to Race Court project.

RFP documents will be available for download at All Proposal Documents and Subcontract Documents are available on SmartBidNet. Account information can be obtained by contacting Jessica Brown at or 303-325-0539.

Printed Responses are due at 2:00 PM MST December 12, 2017 December 5, 2017 delivered to Department of Public Works 1st floor in room 1.D.1, Attn: Brian McLaren, 201 W. Colfax, Denver, CO  80202

A mandatory pre-proposal meeting will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in room 1.D.1 on 1st floor of the Webb Municipal Building, 201 West Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO  80202. Interested firms are required to attend. Proposers are responsible for any information conveyed at this meeting.

General Description of Services and Project: This project falls within the National Western Center. The National Western Center is one of six projects under the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC), a coordinated effort created by Mayor Michael B. Hancock to strategically align planning among converging projects in Denver’s Globeville, Elyria, Swansea and River North neighborhoods and to help establish Brighton Boulevard as a gateway to Denver. This project falls within the portion of the National Western Center portfolio.

The Brighton Boulevard reconstruction project consists of widening an existing two‐lane section of Brighton Boulevard from 47th Avenue to Race Court to a four‐lane section (two through lanes, one center turn lane and one parking/flex lane) with the addition of sidewalks and amenity zones on both sides of the street.  Additionally, a two‐way cycle track will be built on the west side of the road, with connections to 44th Street. The Brighton Boulevard bridge over Race Court will also be replaced as a part of this project.

The City and KIC are requesting proposals that will be scored as part of a best value process.  The City and KIC are looking for a highly qualified contractor that can successfully demonstrate items such as: 1) competitive pricing, including all costs to perform the described work 2) adherence to schedule and/or proposal for accelerated schedule; 3) Safety Record – as evidenced by proposer’s EMR score; 4) demonstrated experience in roadway reconstruction projects; 5) approach to the project including project phasing, maintenance of traffic during construction and public involvement during construction; 6) adherence to KIC’s Program Safety Plan; 7) key personnel; 8) adherence to KIC’s Quality Management Plan; and 9) approach to meeting or exceeding the established M/WBE participation as a percentage of work.


This work order anticipates the following schedule milestones:

  • A Notice to Proceed on the Work Order, from CCD to KIC, is anticipated to be issued by December 20, 2017.
  • A Notice to Proceed for Construction, between KIC and the sub-contractor, is anticipated to be issued by January 29, 2018.
  • All construction activities must not start until after the National Western Stock Show January 2018 dates and must be done prior to the next Stock Show January 2019 dates.
  • All construction activities within the site must be completed and cleared by December 31, 2018, with the exception of the planting of vegetation which may be performed in the Spring of 2019 but in no case later than 45 days after the earliest planting period allowed.

Prequalification: Each bidder must be prequalified in the work category 1(A) General Civil at the $12,000,000.00 monetary level in accordance with the City’s Rules and Regulations Governing Prequalification of Contractors.

Each proposer must have submitted a prequalification application a minimum of ten (10) calendar days prior to the proposal opening date. Applications must be submitted to the Department of Public Works, Prequalification Section, 201 West Colfax Avenue, Department 614, Denver, Colorado 80202. To view the Rules and Regulations and to obtain a prequalification application, please visit our website at or call 720-865-2539 for prequalification information ONLY. 

Minority and Women Business Enterprise Participation: The Project goals of 14% must be met with certified participants as set forth in Section 28-60(b). Certain contracts let by means of a competitive process require proposers to address the project goal by means of a compliance plan.

Prevailing Wage Requirements: Contracts for construction, reconstruction, and remodeling are subject to the City prevailing wage rate requirements established pursuant to Section 20-76, D.R.M.C.

General Information: As the City’s best interests may appear, the Manager of Public Works reserves the right to waive informalities in, and to reject any or all, proposals.