Environmental Services for the Merced to Fresno Project Section

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to procure an Architectural and Engineering contract for Environmental Services for the Merced to Fresno Project Section.

The scope of work for the procurement and resulting Agreement will include as-needed environmental services, engineering services necessary to support the environmental work and related specialized professional services necessary to provide environmental clearance. The work includes, but is not limited to, environmental impact analysis, CEQA/NEPA compliance and documentation, environmental re-examination and/or reevaluation, permitting, and environmental compliance during construction, for the Merced to Fresno project section.

The work included in this Agreement encompasses the Merced to Fresno project section. The Authority is also evaluating a potential relocation of the approved Merced at-grade station north to an elevated station at R Street in order to coordinate with ACE and San Joaquin Regional Rail as an intermodal station. Subject to the outcome of the Authority’s reexamination and, if approved, this Agreement may also be amended to include work in the portion of the alignment between the current approved station location at Martin Luther King Jr. Way and the potential new downtown station at R Street.

The not-to-exceed dollar value for the Agreement is $3 million with a three year term. At the Authority’s sole discretion, the Agreement may be amended to add two years and $2 million dollars.

The anticipated schedule for this procurement is as follows:

  • RFQ Release: September 7, 2022
  • SOQ Due Date: October 31, 2022
  • Notice of Proposed Award: November 22, 2022
  • Notice to Proceed: January 2023

The RFQ is available to download at https://caleprocure.ca.gov/event/2665/0000024312.

Questions regarding this procurement should be submitted to Richard Yost at capitalprocurement@hsr.ca.gov or (916) 324-1541.

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