NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
For the purpose of taking comments on the draft findings for an exemption from competitive bidding (utilizing a Request for Proposal to solicit a Design-Build).
Metro has scheduled a public hearing and meeting of the Metro Contract Review Board as part of the regularly scheduled Metro Council Meeting on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in Metro Council Chambers, 3rd floor, Metro Regional Center, 600 NE Grand Avenue, Portland, Oregon. The public hearing is for the purpose of receiving public comment from interested parties on the draft findings for an exemption to the competitive bidding requirement for the Willamette Falls Legacy Riverwalk Project (the "Project"). In accordance with the draft findings, Metro's Procurement Services has recommended that the Metro Contract Review board exempt the Project from the requirements of competitive bidding under ORS Chapter 279C and Metro Local Contract Review Board Administrative Rules Division 49, and utilize an alternative contracting method. At the hearing, after an opportunity for receipt of comments, the Metro Contract Review Board will consider adoption of the draft findings and approval by resolution to utilize a Request for Proposal process to solicit a Design-Build to design and construct Willamette Falls Legacy Riverwalk Project.
The Riverwalk Project involves the demolition and the construction of access and a falls viewing location at the former Blue Heron Mill site in Oregon City. The overall Project budget is estimated to be $12.5 million.
Copies of the draft findings for an exemption from the competitive bidding requirement are available online at Metro's website http://www.oregonmetro.gov, click on "Doing Business With," then "Requests for Bids and Proposals."