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Transportation Alternatives Program Sidewalk Improvements: Engineer

The City of Smithville seeks the services of qualified engineering consultants for project development and management of the construction of ADA-compliant sidewalks along Loop 230. This project works hand-in-hand with an EXISTING TXDOT project that will construct and repair ADA ramp access from SH 95 to Mills Street along Loop 230. The COS project intends to augment this TXDOT project by replacing damaged or ADA non-compliant sidewalks between SH95 and Olive, all of which will be ADA accessible and built to meet TXDOT and Smithville standards. This project will also construct new sidewalks and curb ramps to extend the Safe Routes to School sidewalks from Bluebonnet Circle to Webb Street (on the north side of Loop 230), which is currently a "cattle path" and heavily used by pedestrians. Except for the section from Bluebonnet to Webb, ROW width is 70 feet (currently pavement width is about 48 feet from edge of pavement/about 52 feet from back of curb where curbing exists). Due to the limited space and topography, COS plans to construct a 6-foot wide sidewalk with steel-reinforced concrete pavement (sidewalk width may depend on existing conditions). All sidewalk improvements will be constructed within the current Right-of-Way. No additional Right-of-Way or easement acquisition is expected.  

All services provided by the selected firm shall comply with applicable requirements of the executed Advanced Funding Agreement between TxDOT and the City of Smithville.

For a copy of the “Request for Statement of Interest and Qualification” (RFQ) contact Jill Strube, Grants Administrator, at 512-237-3282 x 2109 or

Please submit three (3) copies of your RFQ to Brenda Page, City Secretary, at the City of Smithville at 317 Main Street, Smithville, TX. RFQ must be received by the City no later than 4PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 to be considered.

The City of Smithville will not provide compensation or defray any costs incurred by any firm related to the response to this request. The City of Smithville reserves the right to negotiate with any and all persons or firms. The City of Smithville also reserves the right to reject any or all RFQ(s), or to accept any RFQ deemed most advantageous, or to waive any irregularities or informalities in the RFQ received, and to revise the process schedule as circumstances arise. The City of Smithville is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

The City reserves the right to negotiate with any and all management consultants or firms that submit proposals, per the Texas Professional Services Procurement Act and the Uniform Grant and Contract Management Standards. The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. 

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