Authorize competitive solicitation and contract with the lowest responsible bidder and provide payment for construction of the Sheridan Trunk Work Zone 3 Project E11008 for an estimated cost of $1,652,000


The City of Portland ordains:

Section 1. The Council finds:

  1. BES needs to rehabilitate 510 feet of 66-inch diameter combined sewer pipe in the South Portland neighborhood.
  1. Environmental Services has prepared plans and specifications for rehabilitating the deteriorated sewer pipe, including maintenance holes and service laterals.
  1. The estimated cost is $1,652,000.  The level of confidence is high. Funds are available in the Sewer System Operating Fund, FY 23-24 Budget, Bureau of Environmental Services, Cost Center ESEN000042, WBS Element E11008.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:

  1. The Chief Procurement Officer is authorized to conduct a competitive solicitation process for the lowest responsive bidder in accordance with Chapter 5.34 of the Portland City Code.
  2. Upon the Council’s acceptance of the Chief Procurement Officer’s report recommending the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, the Chief Procurement Officer is authorized to negotiate and execute a contract, provided the contract has been approved as to form by the City Attorney’s Office.
  3. The Mayor and City Auditor are hereby authorized to pay for the contract from the Sewer System Operating Fund Budget when demand is presented and approved by the proper authority.

An ordinance when passed by the Council shall be signed by the Auditor. It shall be carefully filed and preserved in the custody of the Auditor (City Charter Chapter 2 Article 1 Section 2-122)

Passed by Council

Auditor of the City of Portland
Simone Rede

Impact Statement

Purpose of Proposed Legislation and Background Information

The Sheridan Trunk Rehabilitation WZ-03 project is part of BES’ Large Scale Sewer Rehabilitation Program. Program goals are to rehabilitate or replace severely deteriorated sewer pipes, manholes, service laterals, and inlet pipes throughout the City’s sewer system and restore service life as economically and efficiently as possible.

Approximately 510 feet of failing sewer infrastructure will be repaired during this project. 

Financial and Budgetary Impacts

This project is part of BES’s Large Scale Sewer Rehabilitation Program, which is funded through FY ’22-23. The proposed project estimate has been assigned a high confidence level.

This project will neither generate nor reduce current or future revenue. No new City positions will be created.

Community Impacts and Community Involvement

Environmental Services is designing a project to repair 500 feet of public sewer pipe on Southwest Sheridan Street between Water and Moody avenues. Having provided over 135 years of service, the pipes require repairs to maintain reliable sewer service and protect public health and the environment.

The rehabilitation project includes 510 feet of 66-inch circular monolithically cast-in-place concrete pipe. The project will involve night work and will need a Temporary Street Use Permit, a Street Opening Permit, and an Application and Permit to occupy or perform operations upon a state highway.

The project location of Southwest Sheridan Street is underneath a number of interchanges and overpasses including South Harbor Viaduct, South Harbor Drive overpass, Interstate 405 freeway, and Interstate 5 freeway. The section of the Sheridan Trunk slated for rehabilitation is located between existing maintenance hole ABU808 and diversion CSO node ANS818, which is located within a public utility easement within the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) parking lot. The project team is collaborating with OHSU when needing to access the easement.

Notification of neighbors within a 2-block radius has been completed. Mailers were distributed by USPS mail to 4,475 neighbors on April 25, 2023. A GovDelivery email bulletin with the mailer content was sent to 231 recipients on April 25, 2023. In addition, the project website is active, no responses were received.

100% Renewable Goal

This project neither contributes nor takes away from the City’s goal of meeting 100 percent of community-wide energy needs with renewable energy by 2050.

Budget Office Financial Impact Analysis

The bureau has resources set aside for this project, specifically through the Sewer System Operating Fund and under the larger initiative of the Large-Scale Sewer Rehabilitation Program. These resources are specifically budgeted in ESEN000042, which has $2.9 million budgeted in the current year. This project has a high degree of confidence.  

Document History

Item 923 Regular Agenda in November 1, 2023 Council Agenda

City Council

Passed to second reading

Passed to second reading November 8, 2023 at 9:30 a.m.

Item 944 Regular Agenda in November 8, 2023 Council Agenda

City Council


  • Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
  • Commissioner Carmen Rubio Absent
  • Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
  • Commissioner Rene Gonzalez Yea
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea

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