REQUEST for PROPOSALS: SOLANO Service Life Extension Project

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PROPOSALS will be received by the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) at Pier 9, Suite 111, San Francisco, CA 94111, until 2:00 p.m. on May 6, 2019 (Step 1) for the following Project: SOLANO Service Life Extension Project, RFP #18-021.

The purpose of this Project is to contract with a qualified builder to design and rebuild the ferry vessel M/V SOLANO. This is considered a service life extension project (SLEP). The SOLANO entered service in July 2004 for the City of Vallejo on what is now known as WETA’s North Bay route. The vessel serves multiple San Francisco destinations from Vallejo. SOLANO transitioned from City of Vallejo ownership to WETA ownership in July 2012. The vessel was designed as an Advanced Multi-Hulls AMD 360 Version C, and was built by Dakota Creek Industries as the sixth of the AMD 360 Series built there between 1995 and 2004. Since entering service in 2004 the vessel has safely and successfully served the route while operating over 800,000 miles and accumulating over 40,000 hours. WETA has determined that the vessel is now at the end of its useful life. Key requirements are described in the Technical Specifications. The critical requirements of the design and rebuild carry weighted scoring as described in the Proposal Evaluation Process section of this document.

To learn more, download the RFP below.

Key Dates (subject to change):

Step One RFP Release: April 12, 2019
Step One written requests for clarifications are due: April 19, 2019
Step One Proposals Due: May 6, 2019, 2:00 PM PST
Qualified Proposers notified to proceed to Step Two: May 10, 2019

Step Two Pre-Proposal Conference: May 29, 2019
Step Two Written requests for clarifications are due: June 5, 2019
Step Two Proposals Due: July 5, 2019, 2:00 PM PST

Download RFP 18-021 for SOLANO Service Life Extension Project

1 of 4:  Part A: Request for Proposals (32 pp PDF, 992 KB Download)
2 of 4:  Part B: Technical Specifications (137 pp PDF, 2.7 MB Download)
3 of 4:  Part B: Appendix (contact Rachel Rodriguez to request a release of the drawings)
4 of 4:  Part D: Proposal and Contract Forms (28 pp PDF, 1.1 MB Download)
Addendum 1:  Changes and Corrections (3 pp PDF, 310 KB Download)
Addendum 2:  Questions asked to date with responses (4 pp PDF, 680 KB Download)
Addendum 3:  Changes and Corrections (with attachments) (63 pp PDF, 1.2 MB Download)
Addendum 4:  Questions asked to date with responses; Updated Part B (Technical Specifications) and Part D (Proposal and Contract Forms) (167 pp PDF, 3.6 MB Download)
Addendum 5:  Changes and Corrections (1 p PDF, 148 KB Download)
Addendum 6:  Changes and Corrections (32 pp PDF, 470 KB Download)
Solano SLEP 18-021: Pre-proposal Conference Sign-in Sheet (1 pp PDF, 58 KB Download)


Rachel Rodriguez, Operations Administrator
(415) 291-3377
Pier 9, Suite 111, The Embarcadero
San Francisco, California 94111