LOS ANGELES - Long Beach City Councilman Jeff Kellogg, who also serves as chairman of the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA) Governing Board, announced today that ACTA on August 15, 1997, will release a Request For Qualifications
(RFQ) requesting the submission of Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) to prequalify teams interested in providing Design-Build services for the Mid-Corridor segment of the Alameda Corridor project.
"ACTA is pleased to announce the release of the RFQ for design-build services," said Board Chairman Kellogg. "Through this process, ACTA will identify capable teams to undertake the design and construction of the mid-corridor segment of the Corridor, which will facilitate project completion by the year 2001."
The Mid-Corridor Project encompasses 10-miles of depressed railway along Alameda Street. The project begins at Santa Fe Avenue in the City of Los Angeles and continues southward along Alameda Street to State Route 91 in the City of Compton. It includes construction of concrete retaining walls forming a trench approximately 50 feet wide and 30 feet deep, as well as 26 highway and 2 railroad over-crossings of the trench.
Prequalification will be based on financial, organizational, and project approach information submitted in the SOQ which is due September 30, 1997. Prequalified teams will be issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) on or about January 9, 1998 with proposals due July 1, 1998. One Design-Build team will be selected for the entire project. Contract award is anticipated in September 1998 with project completion scheduled for 2001.
Once completed, the Alameda Corridor will consolidates the operations of two freight rail carriers and eliminate more than 200 grade crossings, creating a 20-mile high-speed, high-capacity corridor connecting the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to the transcontinental rail center in downtown Los Angeles. It is estimated that the Alameda Corridor will create up to 10,000 construction-related jobs. Additional trade activity resulting from port growth could generate as many as 700,000 jobs in Southern California by the year 2020.
Teams interested in obtaining an RFQ may do so beginning at 9:00 a.m. on August 15, 1997 at the ACTA office located at One Civic Plaza, Suite 600, Carson, California.