Notice: The bid documents are provided for informational purposes only and not intended to replace the formal bidding process. If you download the bid package, it is your responsibility to ensure your company's name and address is added to the planholder's list. To be added to the planholder's list you must purchase the bid documents via mail as outlined below. Alternatively, documents may be obtained through Builders Exchange. No bid proposals will be accepted via email. Bidders must follow the instructions in the invitation to bid.
Bidder information via Builders Exchange of Washington, Inc.
Plans, specifications, addenda, bidders' list, and plan holders' list for this project are available through Builders Exchange of Washington, Inc. Free-of-charge access is provided by going to the following link:
Bidder information via Mail Hard copy or CD of the plans and specifications may be purchased by mail by sending a check in the amount of $20.00 ($15.00 contract cost plus $5.00 mailing cost) for hard copy or $16.00 ($15.00 CD plus $1.00 mailing cost) for CD to:
Pierce County Planning and Public Works
4301 South Pine Street, Suite 628
Tacoma, WA 98409-7207
Phone: (253) 798-7250
All requests for plans and specifications shall require payment of the above costs prior to Pierce County furnishing the documents.
Bidders that obtain paper or CD copies are encouraged to "Register" online at http://bxwa.com in order to receive automatic addenda notification by email and to appear on the "Bidders' List" if they so desire. Bidders that obtain paper or CD copies by mail from Pierce County will be required to provide an email address to which Pierce County will send any addenda that may be issued for the project.
Notice to prospective bidders In accordance with Section 1-02.4(1) of the Standard Specifications, it is Pierce County's policy that no contact with prospective bidders occur during the bidding process. Questions that are pertinent to bidding the contract and are not answered by information contained in the Standard Specifications, Contract Plans or Specifications, will be responded to by submitting them to:
A written request for explanation or interpretation must include the County Road Project (CRP) number in the subject line and be received by Pierce County at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled bid opening for a County response. The County’s response will be sent by email approximately two days prior to the scheduled bid opening to all prospective Bidders who have purchased plans or who have registered on the Builders Exchange of Washington website at bxwa.com. The response will also be posted on the Builders Exchange of Washington website and on the Pierce County website at piercecountywa.org/crp5829.
Oral explanations, interpretations, or instructions given by anyone before the Award of Contract will not be binding on the Contracting Agency. Any information given a prospective Bidder concerning any of the Bid Documents will be furnished to all prospective Bidders as an Addendum if that information is deemed by the Contracting Agency to be necessary in submitting Bids or if the Contracting Agency concludes that the lack of the information would be prejudicial to other prospective Bidders.