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(Project No. 1004854) AND A NEW FIRE STATION #4 (Project No. 1003435)

Oakland Public Works Department (OPW)

Bureau of Design and Construction Project & Grant Management Division

250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 4314, Oakland, CA 94612 Telephone: (510) 238-7310

Sta. 29 Project Manager: Ali Schwarz Sta. 4 Project Manager: Mi Kyung Lew


The City of Oakland (City) is soliciting for qualified firms and proposals to provide full design & engineering services for 1) a new Fire Station #29 of approximately 11,000 s.f. with the master planning of a Training, Resiliency, Education, and Community Complex (TREC COM), and 2) a new Fire Station #4 of approximately 11,000 s.f. with associated site feasibility assessment and support during site identification phase. The architect-led consultant team shall include, but is not limited to: structural engineer, mechanical engineer, civil engineer, electrical engineer, surveyor, landscape architect, cost estimator, construction manager, commissioning agent, geotechnical engineer, Bay Friendly rater and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) professional to achieve the City’s goals and design intent. The lead consultant must have proven extensive expertise in fire station and essential service facilities design. The City will award the project to firms based on best qualified experience and resource availability.

The City reserves the right to award different firms for each project or one single firm for both projects.


Voluntary Pre-Proposal Meeting: February 4, 2020 at 3:00 PM in Broadway Conference Room, 4th Floor, 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612. There is now also a teleconference option for participating in the pre-proposal meeting. The toll-free dial in phone number is 515-604-9300. Access Code is 611015.

Questions Due: February 19, 2020 by 2:00 PM by email to the OPW Project Manager. It is the Consultant’s responsibility to ensure that the email has been received. Any addendum that materially changes the RFP solicitation shall be issued no less than 72 hours before the proposal deadline, unless the deadline is extended by said addendum.

Proposals Due: February 28, 2020 by 2:00 PM. Proposals not received by the Reception Desk for the Public Works Department, 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 4314, Oakland, CA 94612 by the deadline will be returned unopened.

Oakland-certified Local Business Requirement: 50% minimum participation. Firms unable to attend a voluntary pre-proposal meeting are encouraged to contact the assigned Contract Compliance Officer to review the City’s Local and Small Local Business Enterprise (L/SLBE) program. See also Section IV.I. Prime consultants should verify the L/ SLBE status of their sub- consultants prior to submittal.

Contract Term and Amount: To be determined and negotiated based on final scope of services.

Contact Information:

OPW Project Manager for FS#29: Ali Schwarz at or (510) 238-7310


OPW Project Manager for FS#4: Mi Kyung Lew at or (510) 238-3087 Contract Services: Calvin Hao at or (510) 238-7395

Contract Compliance Officer: Sophany Hang at or (510) 238-3723

RFP/RFQ Documents and AB 2036 Compliance: RFP/RFQ documents are only available digitally and provided free of charge through two websites listed below.

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