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City issues notice of intent to award construction contract for SW Capitol Highway project

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Landis & Landis Construction LLC will begin construction in June

City of Portland Procurement Services on April 12, 2021 issued Notice of Intent to Award the construction contract for the SW Capitol Highway: Multnomah Village – West Portland project to Landis & Landis Construction LLC of Marylhurst, Oregon.  

Landis and Landis was the lowest responsive bidder out of four bids received, with a bid price of $13,955,065.20. The firm also met the requirements of the city’s Subcontractor Equity Program, which calls for 20% of the contract value to be performed by state-certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), Woman-Owned Business Enterprises (WBEs), and/or Emerging Small Businesses (ESBs). The contract cost will be shared by PBOT, the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) and Portland Water Bureau. 

Construction Schedule 

Our next step, after a seven-day protest period for the other bidders, is to bring the contract to City Council for acceptance. This is scheduled for May 12, 2021, but may change based on City Council agendas for that week. After the Council action, the city and contractor will work through a number of contract documents for several weeks. Based on this, construction Notice to Proceed (aka “shovels in ground”) is planned for mid-June 2021. Construction will be 18 months long. 

Virtual Open Houses 

Prior to breaking ground, PBOT will be holding two different on-line open houses to share information about the construction phase of the project. One will be a self-guided open house that presents a series of slides and maps that people can peruse on their own schedule and at their own pace. Another will be a live open house on Zoom, with city project staff providing a live presentation, and with participants able to ask questions. Both events will provide information about the proposed construction schedule, construction sequencing, detours, and other impacts that people can expect during construction, as well as information about how residents will be notified of particular work affecting their homes. Both virtual open houses are anticipated to occur in early June – stay tuned on the project website and in your mailbox for more information. 

Other Activities 

In other project news, cable and communications companies continue relocation work in advance of the city construction project – this may result in occasional flagging activity on SW Capitol Highway. In addition, PBOT, BES and Urban Forestry are working on the plan drawings for the tree and shrub plantings that will occur toward the end of construction. We will share a draft of these plans for comment by corridor residents this summer.  

We look forward to sharing more information as we get closer to construction of this transformative project in Southwest Portland! Please reach out with any questions in the meantime.