California rail authority seeking design-build-maintain contractor

The California High-Speed Rail Authority is seeking a design-build-maintain contractor to submit qualifications to bid on request for qualifications (RFQ) No. HSR 19-13.

The scope of work will include design and construction of trackwork, railway systems, electrification, as well as testing and commissioning.

The track and systems contract, as proposed, will also include a 30-year term of maintenance for both the underlying civil works and track and systems work, which would include construction of necessary maintenance facilities.

The track and systems contractor would perform interface and integration duties with respect to the authority’s other contractors. As proposed, the track and system work would be issued through multiple notices to proceed, ranging from San Francisco to the Central Valley.

The authority started the process of finding a contractor for this construction phase by formally issuing an RFQ for design-build-maintain services on July 17. Firms will have until September 5, 2019, 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time to submit their statements of qualifications.

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