Requests for Qualifications to be Released this Week for
2017-2022 Bond Program Design Consultants
City committed to growth and utilization of local small, minority & women-owned businesses through voter-approved $850 Million Bond Program
SAN ANTONIO (May 10, 2017) — With voter approval of the 2017-2022 Bond Program on Saturday, May 6, the City of San Antonio is moving forward this week with the release of three Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) for engineering and design, as with the 2007 and 2012 Bond programs. Design consultants for Civil Engineering, Architecture and Landscape Architecture for the bond projects will be selected in 2017.
Bond programs allow the City to deliver major capital investments for the community with improved and new streets, bridges, sidewalks, drainage, parks, libraries and public safety facilities benefiting all residents. Every five years, the City, working with the community, recommends for issuance of a bond program consistent with the City’s long-term financial plan. On the 2007 and 2012 bond programs, the City was successful in hiring local, small, minority and women-owned businesses (S/M/WBEs) as part of the bond program and project delivery.
“The City is focused on increasing the local small, minority and women-owned business participation in the 2017 Bond Program. In the 2007 Bond Program, 47 percent of project design funds went to local small, minority and women-owned businesses and participation for local small businesses increased to 63 percent in the 2012 Bond Program,” said Mike Frisbie, Transportation & Capital Improvements Director and City Engineer. “When voters approve a bond program, there is a local infusion of bond dollars that goes to private sector design and construction companies to deliver the bond projects. We encourage all consultants, including S/M/WBE consultants, to participate in the mass selection process and be a part of this historic investment in San Antonio’s infrastructure.”
The 2007 Bond Program of which included 151 bond projects and totaled $550 million was successfully completed within five years. The 2012 bond program totaling $596 million is 97 percent complete or under construction.
For more information on bidding and contracting opportunities for the City of San Antonio 2017-2022 Bond Program, visit www.sanantonio.gov/purchasing/biddingcontract/opportunities.
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