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SARA ISSUES RFP for Westside Creek Trails


Texas Construction News from Virtual Builders Exchange

Posted: 10-21-2016

by Adolfo Pesquera

San Antonio (Bexar Co.) – Engineering and technical services are being sought for the design and construction of San Antonio’s Westside Creek Trails.

The trails are a major expansion of the city’s linear park system and would include trails and pedestrian amenties on Martinez Creek, Alazan Creek, San Pedro Creek and Zarzamora Creek. This is a component of the San Antonio Linear Park Development Program that was funded by sales tax propositions to improve the waterways of Leon Creek, Salado Creek, Medina River and San Antonio River; the creeks in this project are tributaries of the San Antonio River.

The current trail system includes 46 miles of completed trail. Another 40 miles are under way.

The San Antonio River Authority issued a Request for Proposals Oct. 13 with the intent of hring two design firms for the Westside Creek Trails project, which will be divided in two parts. This is VBX Project ID 2016-6891.

Part One consists of work on the Alazan and Martinez. Part Two consists of work on the Zarzamora and San Pedro. Consultant services for both parts are to be executed in phases.

Scope of Services:

Qualified firms must have experience in river environments, project scheduling, value engineering, reinforced soil slope design, ecosystem restoration, park design, hike-and-bike trail design, and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans design and implementation.

Tasks include, but are not limited to, review of existing conditions, environmental impact statements where required by federal law, design of multi-use paths, bridges, signage, trailheads and associated amenities, sustainable stormwater designs that incorporate low impact development and natural best management practices.

These will be 72-month contracts.

Pre-Proposal Conference and Submittal Deadline:

A pre-proposal conference will be held Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. at 100 E. Guenther. Consultants are encouraged to prepare and submit their questions in writing seven days in advance of the conference to expedite proceedings. Questions will be accepted until noon of Nov. 4.

Respondents must submit their proposal (six copies, a signed original and an electronic copy) by Nov. 18, 2 p.m.

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adolfo@virtualbx.com

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About the Author:

Adolfo Pesquera (Reporter/Editor) is a veteran news journalist. He has worked for Hearst Corp., American Lawyer Media, News Corp and Freedom Communications. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines across the USA. He is a journalism graduate of UT-RGV. He writes, edits and creates digital pages for VBX.

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