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RFQ: Professional Engineering Design Services for West Colfax Pedestrian and Transit Improvements Project

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI), City and County of Denver, has issued a Request for Qualifications (the "RFQ") for professional engineering design services for the West Colfax Pedestrian and Transit Improvement Project. A link to the RFQ documents can be found at RFQ documents will be available for download at, eBid Document No. 7235780 at the cost of $15.00.

Addendum #1 (PDF)

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Elevate Denver is a 10-year, $937 million general obligation bond program approved by voters in 2017, that 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

A Pre-Submittal Meeting will be held on September 15, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. local time, via teleconference – Interested firms are encouraged to attend. Proposers are responsible for any information conveyed during this meeting. To access the teleconference, call 720-388-6219 and enter Conference ID: 516 093 636#.

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Meeting Agenda (PDF)

Deadline to Submit Questions: September 22, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Proposals for this project will ONLY be received and accepted via the online electronic bid service through Responses must be submitted via QuestCDN no later than 10:00 a.m. local time, Thursday, October 9, 2020. To submit responses, click the online bidding button at the top of advertisement. Consultants must be on the plan holders list through QuestCDN for proposals to be accepted. Consultants will be charged a fee of $30.00 to submit a proposal electronically.

General Statement of Work:

The City and County of Denver is seeking professional Consultant services to assist in the completion of the following tasks to prepare the design of West Colfax Ave. Tasks include, but are not limited to, evaluating recommendations of previous work, prioritizing improvements along West Colfax Ave., completion of CDOT required environmental process and any related environmental permitting, design engineering available project funding [Preliminary Engineering (30%), Interim Engineering (60%), Pre-Final Engineering (95%), Final Engineering (100%)], and additional requirements as further described in the full scope of work.

The goal of the project is to increase pedestrian safety of the corridor while also increasing transit efficiency. Constructing pedestrian safety improvements on West Colfax is in alignment with Denver’s Vision Zero goal of eliminating traffic deaths by 2030. West Colfax was identified by the Vision Zero Action Plan as a part of the Denver’s High-Injury Network—corridors that have the highest percentage of fatal and injury crashes. West Colfax is also identified as a priority corridor in the Denver Moves Transit plan. Improving the street for pedestrians and transit users also supports the Mayor’s Mobility Action Plan and Comprehensive Plan 2040, which aims to provide convenient and accessible mobility options that reduce the need for single occupancy driving. 

Pedestrian improvements that will be designed and eventually constructed include medians, bulb-outs, signals, and marked crosswalks. Transit enhancements will include bulb-outs, bus by-pass lanes or queue jumps, and transit signal priority.

Minority and Women Business Enterprise Participation: Article III, Division 3 of Chapter 28 of the D.R.M.C. states the Director of the Division of Small Business Opportunity has the authority to establish a project goal for expenditures contracted by the City and County of Denver. The specific goal for this project is:

24% Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Participation Goal

Project goals must be met with certified participants as set forth in Section 28-60, D.R.M.C. or through the demonstration of a sufficient good faith effort under Section 28-62 D.R.M.C. A draft utilization plan is a required submittal as part of the response to this RFQ and it will be scored. DSBO’s approval of the utilization plan will be required prior to receiving an executed contract or notice to proceed.


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

Publication Dates:         September 2, 3, 4, 2020

Published In:                 The Daily Journal