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Kurt Widmer Tribute - Portland Business Tribune


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CAS President, Sam Holloway, quoted in tribute to Kurt Widmer's retirement.

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Kurt Widmer Tribute - Portland Business Tribune

  3. 3. Tuesday, January 12, 2016 BUSINESS TRIBUNE 3 A sked what he’s going to do when he retires, Kurt Wid- mer, 63, co-founder of Port- land’s world renowned Widmer Brothers Brewing, says with a satisfied smile, “Nothing.” Then he tells how he’s just back from a vacation in Belize, where he and his wife, Ann, divided their time between Mayan ruins and drinking “a fair amount of” Belikin beer at the beach. The Belize Brewing Com- pany has 95 percent of the beer mar- ket there. “They have two tag lines: ‘The on- ly beer worth drinking’ and ‘No working during drinking hours.’” His assessment? “It’s a pilsner- type lager, a bit more flavorful than the major domestics here in the U.S.” To hop-happy home brewers in the United States, that would be damning with faint praise, but he’s being strategically non-judgmental. Plus, it’s only beer. And he was on vacation. Then Widmer reels off all the places he and his wife will be tour- ing in 2016: Mexico in February, the Azores in May, his nephew’s wed- ding in Germany in August, a fall driving tour of the American South- west. Oh, and somewhere in there, a trip to sub-Saharan Africa. Who would begrudge him a little rest and relaxation after a singular career in which he and his brother didn’t just work hard, but creatively transformed the craft brewing in- dustry in America? So would he be going into the of- fice after Dec. 31, 2015, when he stopped being chairman of the Craft Brew Alliance, the company which Widmer Brothers Brewing has been part of since 2008? “My goal is no,” is the short answer. But he has set up his home office and intends to check his work email and voice mail. “My goal is (to go in) maybe once a week, on Saturday, when no one else is around. To keep up on current events,” he says. He likes to walk around. “We have $10 million of projects going on around here,” he says. “That’s fun for me to look at.” Part of that $10 million is going in- to new space and machinery at the North Russell Street facility. In beer terms, production volume will go See CONTINUED / Page 4 HOP IT!BIG WIDMER BROTHER KURT RETIRES BY JOSEPH GALLIVAN “History matters, the Widmer Brothers were really pioneers. The things they had to do to get Hefe all over’s not like they could read it in a book. And all the rest just did what they did.” Sam Holloway, Founder and President, Kurt Widmer of Widmer Brothers Brewing — seen here in “the Cathedral,” or the fermentation room — is retiring from the famous microbrewery. He reflected on 30-plus years leading a craft brewery from a scrappy startup to a regional powerhouse. TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE
  4. 4. 4 BUSINESS TRIBUNE Tuesday, January 12, 2016 BusinessTribune PRESIDENT J. Mark Garber EDITOR AND ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Vance W. Tong VICE PRESIDENT Brian Monihan ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Christine Moore B2B PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING MANAGER Craig Bollen SALES REPRESENTATIVE Betty Oden PUBLIC NOTICES MANAGER Marc Caplan PUBLIC NOTICES AND LEGALS ASSISTANT Kristine Humphries CIRCULATION MANAGER Kim Stephens CREATIVE SERVICES MANAGER Cheryl DuVal REPORTER Joseph Gallivan DESIGN Keith Sheffield PHOTOGRAPHERS Jonathan House, Jaime Valdez WEB SITE CONTACT PortlandTribune OFFICES 6605 S.E. Lake Road Portland, OR 97222 503-226-6397 (NEWS) from 550,000 barrels to 750,000. There’s been a new “innovation brewery” where they pilot new beers, just as they do now in the Rose Quarter, and changes to the brew house, to be finished in 2017. Widmer perks up when describ- ing a new head that’s being fitted to the 66-head bottle filler. Previ- ously, when the filler broke, it was like Christmas lights. Someone had to check every one to find the cul- prit, causing lost production time. “This device is not inexpensive, but at the touch of a button it shows which head is having an is- sue,” he says, displaying signs of the mix of chemist and engineer that makes a master brewer. Get the bugs out “He embodies the spirit of Ore- gon brewing, he pretty much in- vented it,” says John Foyston, an Oregon beer writer since 1993. “Brian McMenamin (of McMe- namins brewpub fame) once took a sample to Kurt to ask him what had gone wrong with a beer. This was at Lovejoy and 14th, and Kurt says ‘I want you to get that out of my brewery and I’ll talk to you on the sidewalk.’ Kurt didn’t want those bugs in his brewery!” Foyston says they were always there to lend a hand to other brew- ers. “Kurt is responsible for Widmer Brothers always being open to home brewers, helping them out if they ran out of yeast or hops.” Widmer says he and his brother were OK mechanical engineers when they started out, but were not good enough to automate the brewing process. They wanted to make enough beer (draft only) to satisfy 10 accounts in Portland. Ten barrels was a concept then, not a brand. “If anyone said the industry was going to explode the way it has, they’d be liars,” he says. Part of the Widmer Brothers sto- ry is how naive they were in 1984. They were home brewers who rented a building on the corner of Northwest 14th Avenue and Love- joy Street, which is now a Key Bank in the booming Pearl, just a block from the malty-smelling Bridgeport Brewing. “When we first did this, we did everything: brewing, delivery, sales, distribution,” he says. “We’d come in after a day calling on these places that had eight taps, saying ‘All we have to do is be as good as the imports.’ But we got a succes- sion of no, no, no.” It was a classic startup case of, if they had known what they were doing, they would have given up. ■ From page 3 TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE The Widmer plant has expanded across North Russell Street over the years and will see $10 million in new additions through 2017.
  5. 5. Tuesday, January 12, 2016 BUSINESS TRIBUNE 5 But they didn’t. Their 1984 Altbier was a flop, but their 1986 American Hefeweizen, cloudy and cool like the town it came from, was a hit. Allies on the beer front Forming the Craft Brew Alliance meant selling 32 percent of the company to Anheuser-Busch In- Bev, which gave them the kind of distribution that runs like clock- work (or FeEdx) for a product that must be kept fresh. Many in the Brewers Association voted them out of that body be- cause the BA allows corporate ownership only up to 25 percent, showing that the beer industry can be like the indie rock world when it comes to tactical purism. When Anheuser-Busch InBev NV made a formal $107 billion offer for SABMiller Plc last November, the resulting potential “megabrew” also raised (pierced) eyebrows among beer watchers. Kurt Widmer isn’t that interest- ed. “I don’t know what the implica- tions are,” he says, dismissing it as all about distribution rather than monopolists meddling in the world of beercraft. “The effect in the U.S. will be minimal.” Will you still need me, when I’m 64? Lean and tall, Kurt Widmer looks good for a businessman of 63, but he looks amazing for a brewer of 63. He expects the company to evolve. “My hope is the values that are important to Rob and me are upheld,” he says. “Things like ‘Nev- er put out a beer you’re not proud of.’ And I’ve no reason to think they’ll alter that.” He sees automation everywhere, and great choice in the number (50 plus) of companies making tanks and other equipment. “But that’s not very romantic for beer drinkers. They want their brewers to have a beard down to here,” he says, gesturing, “And a belly out to here, and boots and gloves all day long. They don’t want to hear about a computer run- ning the brewing sequence. But the reality is, it’s consistent.” He’s always believed that if peo- ple are paying a premium for beer which is flavorful and interesting, the experience should be consis- tent. “If you fall in love with a beer and it’s different every time you get it, I think that’s very unfair.” In that sense, he’s quite German. Widmer Brothers have always harked back to their German roots; breweries there often are family- owned and proud to have brewed the same style for centuries. He was surprised in 1994 to host a tour of Germans. As he watched Ger- man breweries decline from 2,000 to 1,200, and per capita beer con- sumption slump, he noticed Euro- peans borrowing from North America. “You couldn’t find much else than pilsner, kolsch, doppelbock ... younger people got bored with that, and they’re now brewing por- ters and stouts as well. The surviv- ing brewers are the ones that are innovating, like Lammsbrau, with these long relationships with farm- ers of organic barley and hops. It takes years to get certified, but that seems to play well.” Breweries, like record labels, have to pump out hit after hit. Sometimes a mega-selling act like Widmer Heifeweizen might sup- port new experiments. “We’re not afraid to kill a beer if it doesn’t catch on,” he says. Sometimes they get sentimental. He was very sad, though, that their initial Altbier failed on draft and in bottle. “We put it in bottles, in the hope that the marketplace had got to the level of sophistication that this beer would be interesting for them,” he says, “but it failed twice. We’ll never kill that beer, we keep it alive. It’s our first-born.” 1 a.m. calls One thing the Widmer Brothers tried to distinguish themselves by in the early days was good custom- er service for the pubs buying their beer. “We started with our dad’s 1977 pickup truck, which Rob still keeps alive,” says Kurt Widmer. “Back in See CONTINUED / Page 6 COURTESY: KURT WIDMER Vintage photos from the 1990s, by photographers unknown: clockwise from top: Kurt (left) and Rob Widmer in their 20s; Kurt (left) and Rob loading kegs at the original Widmer Brothers Brewing at Northwest 14th Avenue and Lovejoy Street; Rob (left), Kurt and their father Ray, whose pickup was the original delivery truck and which Rob still keeps in working order today; Kurt in the office at the original brewery, when Portland was hip. WIDMER BROTHERS Craft Brew Alliance/Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. Full-time employees: 840 Address: 929 N Russell St. Phone: 503 281-2437 Web: Widmer Brothers is part of the Craft Brew Alliance, an indepen- dent, publicly traded craft-brewing company. Its portfolio includes Redhook Ale Brewery, Kona Brewery, the Square Mile Cider Company and gluten-free brand Omission Beer. There are now 840 employees, about half of which work in the CBA’s five restaurants.
  6. 6. 6 BUSINESS TRIBUNE Tuesday, January 12, 2016 the 1980s, we had 800 accounts around the tri-county area. Other wholesalers would say, ‘We deliver Tuesday, and if you run out on Wednesday, that’s it. And no weekend deliv- ery.’ “So we gave everyone our number and said we’d respond within four hours, and gave them our home numbers for the week- ends. I remember once getting a call at 1 on Saturday morning. From the East Avenue Tavern. They’re like, ‘Hi, we’re out of beer.’ I said, ‘OK see you in half an hour.’ I drove to our warehouse and brought them two kegs. They were like, ‘Oh, my God, we didn’t think you’d actually show up!’” He says now they use sophisticated mod- eling for market research. “When it was just Rob and I,” Kurt says, “our modeling was just, ‘What do you think?’” He offers beer at 10 in the morning (we stick to coffee) and he mentions their talent for bad timing: “If you want to see the direc- tion of beer, do the opposite of what the Widmer Bothers are doing.” But he’s joking. This is serious business. They have 20 ac- countants. Kurt’s wife, Ann, is a professor in the MBA program at Concordia University. Banks wouldn’t look at the young men, and there was no crowdfunding back then, so they asked friends and family to invest. “It was only sums like $1,000 of $1,500. It’s not like great Aunt Jan was going to be pushing a shopping cart in Old Town be- cause we squandered her life savings,” he says laughing. “We didn’t have that kind of pressure.” Those investors did get a return, though, as the brothers funneled an Oregon tax credit on capital equipment their way. Cloudy with a chance of lemons “Everyone asks, ‘How do you get that big without losing your soul?’” says beer writer Foyston. “They were the first in an artisanal industry: Stumptown Coffee, Kettle chips, Dave’s Killer Bread all followed.” Brett Joyce, President of Rogue Ales, says “Every Portland craft brewer owes a debt to Kurt and Rob as Oregon craft brew pio- neers.” Joyce admires the way Kurt and his brother will always talk to beer fans who ap- proach them. “When they put their name on the brew- ery, they made themselves a big part of the brand,” Joyce says. “To be out there, work- ing in the trade for 30 years, is really quite remarkable.” “Without the Widmer Brothers there wouldn’t have been a craft beer revolution in the U.S.,” says Sam Holloway, a beer in- dustry expert and an Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Uni- versity of Portland. “Hefe taught people beer what could taste like.” He says going public rather than selling shows they wanted “to stay in control, to make beer the right way and treat the em- ployees the right way.” There have been a dozen big, global, brewing transactions in the past 18 months. Craft brewing is snowballing into a few big brands, of which Widmer is one. The Craft Brew Alliance is the ninth-biggest brewery in the country. Of the 4,000 craft breweries in the U.S., the top 125 own 70 percent of the market. The Widmers had an almost blind com- mitment to quality ingredients. They inno- vated in the supply chain to make sure their beers reached the East Coast fresh. “They shipped their Hefeweizen kegs upside down, so the particles would be redistributed at the other end and it could be drunk the way it was intended,” Holloway says. Holloway praises them for knowing their limitations and hiring businessman Terry Michaelson early on. “That was crucial,” Holloway says, “to their ability to do what they love.” ■ From page 5 SOME WELL-KNOWN WB BEERS Widmer Hefeweizen Drifter Pale Ale Brrr Alchemy Ale Pitch Black IPA Upheaval IPA Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers’ Reserve Series) Nelson Imperial IPA Omission Pale Ale (Gluten-Free) Hopside Down India Style Pale Lager Okto Festival Ale Citra Blonde Summer Brew Drop Top Amber Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout O’Ryely IPA Omission Lager (Gluten-Free) Falconer’s IPA KGB Imperial Stout W’12 Dark Saison X-114 IPA Spiced IPA (Rotator Series #4) Deadlift Imperial IPA Columbia Common SXNW (Brothers’ Reserve Series) Shaddock IPA See all the Widmer beers at Beer Advocate Widmer Brothers is having a Hopside Down IPL beer release event at the Widmer Brothers Pub Thursday Jan. 14 from 6-8pm. TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE Historic bottles of Widmer Beer from the 1980s.
  7. 7. Tuesday, January 12, 2016 BUSINESS TRIBUNE 7 NIKE SUES SKECHERSIN TRADEMARK FIGHT N ike is suing Skechers USA for trademark infringe- ment involving designs of the Burst, Flex Appeal and Flex Advantage athletic shoes. The Washington County company filed its 14-page lawsuit Monday, Jan. 4, in Oregon’s U.S. District Court. Nike claims Skechers used designs that were too similar to Nike’s shoes for the Manhattan Beach, Calif., company’s Burst, Women’s Flex Appeal, Men’s Flex Advantage, Girl’s Skech Appeal and Boy’s Flex Advantage Shoes. Nike claims the shoes infringed on its Flyknit designs covered by three patents. The company is ask- ing the court to order Skechers to stop making shoes with the infring- ing designs, and award Nike an un- specified amount of damages, which could include profits from the sale of Skechers’ shoes. Skechers’ spokeswoman Jennifer Gray said the company does not comment on pending litigation. No court date has been set for the case. In the complaint, Nike attorneys pointed to a November 2015 story on claiming that Skech- ers’ Burst shoes “ripped off” Nike designs. The article claims Skech- ers even used phrases that sounded very similar to marketing to sell ad- idas’ Boost sneakers. Converse legal fight It’s the second time in more than a year that a Nike company has squared off legally against Skechers for patent infringement. In October 2014, Nike-owned Converse sued 31 companies — including Skechers and Walmart — in 22 federal law- suits and before the International Trade Commission, saying the shoe- makers and retailers infringed on the trademark Chuck Taylor style by producing similar-looking sneak- ers. In November 2015, ITC Chief Ad- ministrative Law Judge Charles Bullock ruled that some of the shoes made by Skechers and others did not infringe on Converse’s trademark. The judge ruled, howev- er, that Converse’s trademarks were valid and enforceable and blocked any future infringement of those rights. A statement by Nike said Bull- ock’s ruling “validated Converse’s intellectual property rights in the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star and supported our right to enforce- ment.” Nike also said that the company remained “confident in the merits of our case and that the respondent companies will be held accountable for the knockoffs they produce.” Publicly traded Skechers told shareholders that the company had set aside about $5.9 million to fight the Converse trade- mark lawsuit. Skechers USA is a $2 bil- lion company that makes and markets more than 3,000 styles for men, women and children. Skechers’ shoes are sold through more than 1,200 company- owned stores and other re- tailers in the United States and in 120 countries. — Pamplin Media Group Attorneys for Nike Inc. say Skechers’ Burst shoes infringe on the patents used for Nike’s Flyknit shoes and other designs. The Washington County company sued Skechers Monday, Jan. 4, in federal court. COURTESY PHOTO
  8. 8. 8 BUSINESS TRIBUNE Tuesday, January 12, 2016 S ometimes you just need real food. Not Portland’s over the top foodie cuisine. Certainly not something from a fast food or corporate chain — but simple, genuine and fill- ing food. Fortunately, Portland has quite a few great places to fulfill your cravings, at a rea- sonable cost, in welcoming en- vironments. For folks in the Pearl, it’s Fuller’s Coffee Shop. If you’re in Multnomah, there’s the leg- endary Fat City Café and on SE Powell, it’s the Original Hotcake House. In the up-and-coming Divi- sion Street neighborhood, you’ll find Tom’s Restaurant. Tom’s just celebrated its 40th anniversary of serving cus- tomers in its original 39th (now Cesar Chavez Boulevard) and Division location. There you can get a hearty breakfast from its opening at seven in the morning to its close at 9:30 p.m., and you can get it for as little as $4.85. “This is a comfortable place here,” says Taki Papailiou, “We know a lot of customers by their first name.” Many of the customers come every day, and some even twice a day. Younger folks from the neigh- borhood have discovered the restaurant for its service and value. Taki and Antoinette Pa- pailiou operate the restaurant opened by Antoinette’s par- ents Tom and Georgia Belesiu in 1975. Portland’s Division Street was named one of the top-10 Up and Coming neighbor- hoods in the nation by USA Today in 2014, largely stem- ming from its burgeoning food culture. The district has been called the epicenter of Port- land’s dining experience, with national magazines touting its virtues. In many such places, a diner and bar like Tom’s would be pushed aside by the new de- velopment, as landlords would sell the property or find high- er-paying tenants. However, the family still owns the build- ing and the large adjacent parking lot, reducing the need for the restaurant to chase neighborhood trends. John Vincent HERITAGE MATTERS Tom’s Restaurant was opened by Georgia and Tom Belesiu (center) in 1975. It’s now operated by daughter Antoinette (right) and son- in-law Taki Papailiou (left). TRIBUNE PHOTOS: JOHN M. VINCENT When you have that craving for simple, real, filling food … Tom’s Restaurant on Southeast Division just celebrated its 40th anniversary of serving its neighborhood hungers. TOM’S RESTAURANTWATCHES NEIGHBORHOOD EVOLVE
  9. 9. Tuesday, January 12, 2016 BUSINESS TRIBUNE 9 “This was a good spot when we opened it, and now it’s an up and coming neighborhood,” says An- toinette Papailiou, “There’s room for everyone on Division - there’s a lot happening here.” “I don’t know if we fit in,” she says, “but we were here at the be- ginning, and they had to fit in with us.” Division Street’s diversity is a stew where each distinct ingredi- ent complements the others. The Richmond neighborhood has seen its ups and downs through the years, but is currently on a trajectory it’s never seen be- fore. Apartments and condomini- ums are sprouting up along Divi- sion Street from near the TriMet MAX Orange Line on its west end to east past Tom’s. Many of those developments bring along new restaurants and retail spaces, with most of the new businesses small and locally owned. The family credits its success on its homemade, made from scratch offerings that in- clude breakfasts served from opening to close each day. “We make chicken soup that’s better than your mom’s,” boasts Taki Papailiou. Just sampling the scratch-made hash browns takes you back to the days before the potatoes became the processed and pre-packaged lumps that they are in most chain res- taurants. Menu choices haven’t changed much through the years, because they simply haven’t needed to. Many of the dishes were created from Georgia’s recipes. Employee turnover is common in the restaurant industry, but Tom’s keeps theirs for years and years. The cooks have been there for more than 15, and waitresses have worked for more than 30 years. “We treat them like a fami- ly, we trust them like family,” says founder Tom Belesiu. Belesiu is a refugee success sto- ry. Fleeing Europe after World War II, Tom Belesiu’s immigration was sponsored by an uncle in Pendleton. He worked for Union Pacific Railroad before the draft took him into the U.S. Army. After leaving the military, he worked on a watermelon farm in Hermiston before moving to Portland to start a restaurant. Tom’s wasn’t his first endeavor. First was the Mediterranean, a white-tablecloth restaurant at 82nd and Burnside. He and Geor- gia opened Tom’s in 1975, in a space that started as an ice cream shop, and was a bakery when they converted to the full- service restaurant. Opening restaurants was something that the extended Greek family did. His cousins and brother had restaurants, and Georgia’s sister still runs John’s Café at NW Broadway and Ever- ett. When Tom’s first threw the doors open on December 18, 1975, one of their employees was their 14-year old daughter Antoi- nette. Not only did she work there, but she brought another six friends from school to work weekends. Tom’s started out as just a cor- ner restaurant, but though the years added a large bar to the north end of the space. Tom’s Bar is one of few places outside of a carnival where you’ll find old school Skee Ball machines alongside the pool and foosball tables. Even Hollywood has discovered the authenticity that the restau- rant embraces. In 2010, actor Nan- cy Travis came to the restaurant to film scenes for the movie “A walk in my shoes.” Now Antoinette and her hus- band Taki handle the restaurant’s operations, though her 83-year old father and mother continue to make almost daily appearances at the restaurant. “My father still comes by and fixes things,” she says, “the first thing he’ll come in and he’ll ask me: is anything bro- ken, can I fix it.” In many ways, Tom’s is like Portland’s own Cheers bar. Taki walks from table to table, greeting customers by name and stepping in to help the 16 employees when- ever something needs to be done. He points out one customer who has been coming in for more than 25 years, and chats up another who first came to the restaurant when it was an ice cream parlor. What’s in store for the next 40 years? While there’s certain to be pressure from the neighborhood to change, the family indicates the strongest of desires to stay on their successful course. Naturally, part of that depends on having a new generation of family members to take the helm — and that’s nev- er a guarantee. But we can always hope, because everyone needs an omelet and hash browns at 3 o’clock in the afternoon once and a while. John M. Vincent is a third-generation Oregon journalist. Reach him at JMVin- or @OregonsCar- Guy on Twitter. He welcomes your sug- gestions for this column. INSET: Nearly everything at Tom’s Restaurant is made from scratch, including the epic hash browns you can get from open to closing each day. Many of the recipes come from founder Georgia Belesiu. ABOVE: Dramatic growth continues to put pressure on SE Division Street, but Tom’s Restaurant comes from an era when every restaurant had ample parking, and Tom’s still does. The restaurant has been expanded through the years, and now includes a large bar space. LEFT: Tom’s Restaurant expanded in the 1980s to include Tom’s Bar that features vintage Skee Ball machines alongside the pool and foosball tables. RIGHT: Longtime customers leave messages for the family that started and still operates the Southeast Division Street restaurant and bar when it celebrated its 40th anniversary in December. Many of the customers visit the restaurant daily. t in- ved e d mps h i sho bake conver service re O i g t Tom’s Restaurant Established: 1975 Opened by: Tom and Georgia Belesiu Current management: Taki and Antoinette Papailiou Generations: 2 Locations: 3871 Southeast Division Street Employees: 16 Homemade soups and breakfasts from scratch for 40 years
  10. 10. 10 BUSINESS TRIBUNE Tuesday, January 12, 2016 S peaking of a product he helped develop that has gar- nered attention from out- doors enthusiasts and teach- ers alike, Doug Porter identifies a particular moment during a hunt- ing trip as inspiration. “We spotted this massive bull moose, and he was up above us on a mountain, on the edge of a cliff,” Porter says. “It was probably blow- ing 40 mph — very, very cold. We were trying to get a photograph, through the spotting scope, of the bull moose.” Needless to say, the photograph didn’t turn out well. Porter kept at the problem, however: “I said, ‘Be- tween this hunting season and the next hunting season, let’s see what we can do.’” Porter took the problem to his Wilsonville-based engineering firm DesignPort as a novel challenge. The most practical solution proved to be an adapter which would have allowed Porter to mount his iPhone onto the scope. But the firm’s engineers did more than that, designing an adapter that allows anyone to mount any cell phone to countless optical devices, whether a spotting scope, a micro- scope, a radar detector or anything else with an eyepiece. That achievement has opened new avenues for educational, recre- ational and military applications, Porter says. “We’re the first ones to make a truly universal adapter. This is new to the world,” Porter says. Porter had been attempting something called “digiscoping” when he took a photograph through his spotting scope. “Digiscoping,” Porter says, “is the art of using op- tics of opportunity to create a mag- nified camera. And that camera can be in your phone, it can be a DSLR (digital single-lens reflex camera), it can be a conventional point-and- shoot or even a tablet.” Although the practice of shooting photos through some sort of scope has been around for decades, it was with the advent of digital photogra- phy that the practice became wide- spread. That fact was mainly a function of cost: aligning a camera with an eyepiece was a fickle busi- ness, a problem compounded by the bulk of the camera and difficulty of correctly exposing a photo through a scope, leading easily to a pretty penny spent on wasted film. As point-and-shoot digital camer- as became widespread around the turn of the century, digiscoping took off. Those cameras made mis- takes inexpensive, and their ability to carry out all the calculations that would be necessary to correctly shoot a photo through a scope made them far easier to use. At the outset, digiscoping re- quired hand-holding a camera to a scope’s eyepiece. Around 10 years ago, hobbyists began to experiment with methods of fixing their camer- as to the eyepiece, which would make filming video through a scope possible as well. “Virtually everybody tackled it from a single-problem stance: I would have this spotting scope, and I would have this camera, or this particular iPhone and this pair of binoculars. And I would make a very specific adapter for that,” Por- ter says. People don’t need to use a spot- ting scope to identify the problem with that approach, however: “If I have an iPhone 4, and I have this pair of binoculars, I have something that works. But if I change the bin- oculars, I need to have a new prod- uct,” says Porter. Regardless, the high start-up cost of designing and building dozens of adapters to suit every possible per- mutation of eyepiece and camera meant that no companies emerged to produce those sorts of adapters. The digiscoping world continued to suffer a shortage of adapters as a result. The universal adapter developed at DesignPort works by allowing users to use different collets — es- sentially plastic rings of different sizes, chosen depending on the di- ameter of a scope’s eyepiece — that can be placed inside a housing and cinched down around an eyepiece. That allows the phone’s lens to be perfectly aligned with the eyepiece and held steady for photography and video. Although Novagrade — the com- pany founded by DesignPort to pro- duce, market and sell the digiscope adapter — offers DSLR adapters as well, Porter says that a universal adapter for cell phones cameras af- fords unique applications because “everybody has one.” “In the world of cameras and photography, there’s an old adage: ‘What’s the best camera for the sit- uation?’ ‘The one you have with you,’” he says. Porter adds that digiscoping isn’t intended to compete with a 1200mm Canon super telephoto lenses, for example — which are sold by B&H Photo and Video, used, for $180,000. Rather, digiscoping is to create the “poor man’s telephoto lens.” Pricing of the product was determined in proportion to the cost of much larg- er DSLR lenses, Porter notes. “People ask me what (the adapt- er) costs. And I say, ‘It costs exactly what it costs to rent a 400-600mm lens for one day, without insur- ance,’” Porter says. That comes out to around $150. The product sold by Novagrade in- creasingly aims to capitalize on the education market, where the adapter is being used to make microscopes easier and more fun to use. The com- pany has already conducted a num- ber of in-classroom tests at Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego, Porter says. “These kids just get it,” Porter says, noting that the prospect of us- ing a smartphone during science class does a lot to get students’ atten- tion. “I talked to the teachers, and they said, ‘For us to be able to bring in any tool to get that level of engage- ment, we can teach so much more. The kids absorb so much more.’” Other applications include using the device on police radar guns as a portable way to take photos of speeders’ license plates, as well as on military spotting scopes used in reconnaissance and for utility workers to assess power lines from the ground. In most cases, attach- ing a smartphone is nowadays far simpler and more cost-efficient than the alternative — hence the appeal of Novagrade’s adapter, Por- ter says. “Just a few years ago, everyone was oohing and awing over the mil- lions of dollars that we spent on a 4-megapixel camera that we put on the Hubble,” he says. “Well, I have an 8-megapixel camera in my iPhone. And so that’s really what’s giving the opportunity to do this.” Wilsonville company develops adapter with educational, military uses DIGISCOPING DEVICE OPENS NEW DOORS Novagrade’s universal adapter was originally designed as a tool for digiscoping — a hobby in which a spotting scope or other device is used with a digital camera to take a picture of a far-away object. SUBMITTED PHOTO BY JAKE BARTMAN
  11. 11. Tuesday, January 12, 2016 BUSINESS TRIBUNE 11 By PARIS ACHEN Capital Bureau About 325 employees who built a dining hall and residence halls at Southern Oregon University in Ash- land will receive $2.5 million in a set- tlement with the Bureau of Labor and Industries. The sum is the largest prevailing wage settlement in the 112-year history of the agency, according to BOLI spokesman Charlie Burr. “This settlement is a result of an ex- tensive, multi-year effort by our Pre- vailing Wage Rate Unit to ensure that these workers receive every dollar they’ve earned,” said Labor Commis- sioner Brad Avakian in a prepared statement. The university already has directed $1.5 million to the Bureau of Labor and Industries. The agency mailed pay- ments from that amount to 179 workers Tuesday. BOLI will contact the remain- ing 146 workers to secure individual re- leases of claims and collect and distrib- ute the outstanding payments by May. BOLI’s Wage and Hour Division initi- ated about 80 prevailing wage audits, starting in 2013, because of information found during a separate investigation at a Southern Oregon University proj- ect. The inquiry determined that 44 contractors and subcontractors on the project owed $2.6 million to workers. Prior to the $2.5 million settlement, the agency secured about $52,000 in wage payments for the workers. The employ- ees built a dining hall and two student residences in 2012 and 2013 at the Ash- land campus. The agreement releases the universi- ty and its contractors and subcontrac- tors from future wage claims stemming from the project while admitting no wrongdoing or liability on the disputed wages. Ryan Brown, a Southern Oregon Uni- versity spokesman, was not immediate- ly available to comment Wednesday. Southern Oregon University workers get $2.5 million in wage settlement YOURBUSINESSEmail your business briefs to: Couch 9 is a go Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. has ar- ranged a $41.6 million construction loan for the development of Couch 9, a 136-unit, Class A multi-housing project with 5,258 square feet of ground floor retail in Portland, Ore- gon’s Pearl District. HFF worked on behalf of the borrower, Ur- ban Asset Advisors, to secure the construc- tion loan through a non-local debt fund. Due for completion in 2017, Couch 9 will feature studio through three-bedroom units averaging 737 square feet each. Units will of- fer stainless steel appliances, quartz counter- tops, in-unit washer and dryers, fireplaces, 10’ ceilings and balconies in select units. Residents will enjoy access to an exercise room, club room, rooftop deck, bike storage and wine storage room. The property will al- so feature a two-level subterranean parking garage with 69 stalls. Couch 9’s location at the corner of NW 9th Avenue and Couch, places the asset within walking distance of the historic Alphabet Block District and the West End neighborhoods as well as proximi- ty to two Portland streetcar lines. “Couch 9 has a desirable in-fill location in one of Portland’s most acclaimed neighbor- hoods, ‘The Pearl’, an amenity rich area known for its high-rise condominiums, up- scale boutiques, and beautiful modern parks,” said Davidson. PCC’s medical assisting leader wins national educator of the year The American Association of Medical As- sistants awards instructor Virginia Cham- bers with its top educator distinction, the Golden Ap- ple. Chambers, a full-time instructor and program chair for Portland Commu- nity College’s Medical As- sisting Program, was pre- sented with the award in front of 700 medical assist- ing colleagues from across the nation last month. “It was unexpected because it’s a national award,” said the Southeast Portland resident, who also won the Oregon Society of Medical Assistants 2015 educator of the year award last spring. “It was shocking. You spend so much time doing your job, doing what you can; you just don’t expect to be honored like this. It was tear-jerking for me because of the support I’ve received.” The AAMA recognized Chambers for her efforts in cultivating excellence among part- ners and students as well as her involvement with the AAMA on the local, state, and na- tional levels. She serves on the National Board for Continuing Education, which coor- dinates educational programs for medical as- sistants, updating their skills and knowledge base. Chambers has worked at the college for six years, starting as a full-time faculty member and now as program chair for the Medical Assisting Program. She recently created an educator’s forum where all of the local pro- prietary schools that teach medical assisting in the area, like OHSU, Kaiser, Legacy, Provi- dence, The Oregon Clinic and Multnomah County, come together and meet regularly to share resources and develop training. PeaceHealth, Providence sign strategic alliance agreement By signing a strategic alliance agreement Dec. 17, PeaceHealth and Providence Health & Services have moved a step closer to joint- ly developing innovative ways to provide health and wellness services in communities they serve. On Oct. 27, the two Catholic health systems - each with a long history of committed ser- vice to the Pacific Northwest - announced a letter of intent to collaborate on new projects. The first of multiple initiatives in develop- ment is a health and wellness center on Pad- den Parkway in Vancouver, featuring rehab, fitness, primary care and other services. The center will increase local access to primary and specialty pediatric medical care, and will offer a unique set of complementary services designed to improve well-being and restore patients to wholeness. “This is the next step in our work to create healthier communities, together,” said Provi- dence Oregon Chief Executive Dave Underri- ner. “Our ongoing discussions have generat- ed even more excitement about our work go- ing forward.” The Padden Parkway wellness center will to open in about two years. Urban Renaissance Group nets Langley Investment Properties portfolio Urban Renaissance Group has acquired the operating portfolio of Portland-based real estate company Langley Investment Proper- ties (LIP) URG’s total operating platform is now more than 10 million sq. ft. in Portland, Seat- tle and Denver. LIP will refocus its efforts on new investment and development opportuni- ties as well as related portfolio asset manage- ment. URG’s Portland-based portfolio has more than doubled to two million sq. ft. with four additional major Class-A high-rise office tow- er assets now under URG management. These assets include: Pacwest Center, Moda Tower, Liberty Centre and One Pacific Square. President and CEO Scott Langley will con- tinue to lead LIP and will refocus the firm’s efforts on private investment and develop- ment opportunities, including opportunities with URG. He will also join the URG Board of Directors. New comic book on Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson The Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is the focus of STORM Comics’ comic book treatment. “Fame: Russell Wilson” is released this week. Written by Michael Fri- zell with art by Angelito Amaro Bernuy and Chris Canibano, “Fame: Russell Wilson” will be available in print and on various digital platforms. Wilson’s me- teoric career from college sensation at the University of Wis- consin to star quarterback for the Seattle Se- ahawks, is both inspirational and engaging. Named rookie of the year in 2012, Wilson led the Seahawks to their first Super Bowl Victory, forever ce- menting his reputation as an exemplary ath- lete well-worth his four-year, $87.6 million contract. “Fame: Russell Wilson” explores his life - his ups and downs, triumphs and tragedies - as he rose to fame. STORM is a multifaceted multimedia pro- duction company with the mission of deliver- ing dynamic storytelling in a variety of forms by developing graphic and literary fiction and nonfiction, audio, film, and more. Publisher Darren G. Davis, known for in- novative biographical comics and the creator of the fictional “The 10th Muse” and “Insane Jane” comic books, strives to produce graph- ic fiction that appeals to all readers. “Once, I was a reluctant reader, but my attraction to the form was undeniable,” said Davis. “I hope that other reluctant readers find the joy I do in reading comic books and graphic novels.” “I’m not a football fan, I’ll admit it,” Frizell continued. “Prior to researching Russell Wil- son, the only football biography I ever read was on Joe Namath, but there was something that grabbed me about Wilson’s story.” Construction claim may be BOLI’s largest prevailing wage case CHAMBERS COURTESY PHOTO How the new project Couch 9 is expected to look in the Pearl District. COURTESY PHOTO Russell Wilson gets the comic book treatment from Storm.
  12. 12. 12 BUSINESS TRIBUNE Tuesday, January 12, 2016 OR 211: Bornstedt Rd - US 26 Sidewalk & Bike Lanes (Sandy) OR 211 is a district-level state high- way, with an intended function of provid- ing a link between small urban areas and serving local traffic. Existing condi- tions consist of narrow travel lanes with non-recoverable slopes in some areas and a lack of shoulders. In addition, some sections have a drop-off from the pavement edge. ODOT performed a Road Safety Audit (RSA) in October 2011 to further study safety issues at the OR 211/Dubarko Rd intersection. During the RSA, pedestrians and bicy- clists were observed crossing OR 211 at Dubarko Rd and also walking along OR 211 in the ditch adjacent to the road- way. Crest and sag vertical curves and lack of illumination limit sight distance and conceal pedestrians and cyclists using the narrow or non-existent shoul- ders. Interviews with pedestrians indicat- ed that alternate routes, while equipped with sidewalks, were out of direction and too steep.A May 2011 pedestrian/vehi- cle accident demonstrated that pedestri- ans are using OR 211 despite the lack of amenities. There are more than 450 single and multi-family dwellings located south of the project area in the Cascadia Village/ Bornstedt Village neighborhood and in unincorporated Clackamas County that would use OR 211 for bicycle and pedestrian access to downtown Sandy if sidewalks and wider shoulders were available. Services available in down- town Sandy include government, grocery, retail, restaurant, transit and financial, in addition to elementary, middle and high schools. Currently, residents in the Cascadia Village and Bornstedt neigh- borhoods must either walk out of direc- tion or drive to access these services. Reducing VMT is a goal of the City’s Transportation System Plan, and would be accomplished with this project. This proposed project will construct a 6 foot wide sidewalk on the east side of OR 211 from Bornstedt Rd north to US 26 and bike lanes on both sides of the road. The total length of the project will be approximately 4,000 feet. The project includes pave- ment widening as necessary, a planter strip/swale for stormwater quality treatment, street lighting, 6 foot wide bike lanes on both sides of the road, and a 6 foot wide sidewalk on the east side of OR 211, with street trees behind the sidewalk. Retaining walls for both cut and fill slopes will be nec- essary. The OR 211 sidewalk project will tie in with the improvements pro- posed in the OR 211: Eagle Creek- Sandy Hwy @Dubarko Road safety project, enhancing and expanding upon this safety project. To minimize impacts to Tickle Creek, No-Name Creek, and adjacent wet- lands, as well as minimize costs associ- ated with constructing walls, sidewalks are only proposed on the east side of OR 211, although bike lanes are pro- posed on both sides of the highway. An Environmental Assessment will be required due to proposed impacts to Tickle Creek, and culvert extensions for both No-Name Creek and Tickle Creek will be required. The current Tickle Creek culvert under 362nd Ave is a known barrier to fish passage. As most existing residential develop- ment is located on the east side of OR 211, this will adequately serve the cur- rent population, providing safe pedestri- an and bicycle access to downtown Sandy. Estimated Total Cost: $14,250,000 Anticipated Bid let Date: 2016 Anticipated Project Completion Date: 2018 Contact: Liz Storn, Engineering Technician, City of Sandy, 39250 Pioneer Blvd, Sandy, OR 97055. Phone: 503-489-2161. Email: LStorn@ci.sandy. OR217: Allen-Denney Southbound Split Diamond The proposed request will fund proj- ect planning, design/engineering and construction of the OR 217 Allen- Denney southbound split diamond inter- change (although funding of planning and design/engineering only is accept- able), removing the extremely short weaving section on southbound OR 217 between the Allen Boulevard and Denney Road interchanges.The pro- posed project would eliminate this weaving section and replace the south- bound on-ramp from Allen Boulevard and the southbound off-ramp to Denney Road with a single-lane collector-distrib- utor road connecting the Allen Boulevard and Denney Road southbound ramp terminals.Traffic that currently exits the freeway at Denney Road would be required to exit at Allen Boulevard, then cross Allen Boulevard and use the col- lector-distributor road to reach Denney Road.Also traffic that currently enters the freeway from Allen Boulevard would be required to use the collector-distribu- tor road and cross Denney Road to use the Denney Road on-ramp. Consolidation of these interchanges into a single split diamond interchange con- figuration is consistent with previous corridor plan recommendations. It has been determined that the short spacing between interchange ramps on OR 217 is one of the primary causes of recurring congestion and crashes. Through comparison of federal research and historic performance on a similar segment of I-205, it was estimated that improving interchange spacing on OR 217 could potentially reduce the rate of crashes by 25 to 30 percent, and improve vehicle throughput by 10 to 15 percent.The goal is to provide immedi- ate relief from current conditions through affordable solutions that help advance the long-range plan. This project presents an unique opportunity to apply Practical Design. This project meets the overarching goals of Practical Design as follows: Goal 1 — Direct available dollars toward activities and projects that opti- mize the highway system as a whole. The proposed project is derived from a “big picture” look at the system through previous long and short-range studies such as Metro’s 2005 Highway 217 Corridor Study and ODOT’s 2009 and 2011 OR 217 Interchange Management Study documents, which all point to this project in the recommended solution set. Goal 2 — Develop solutions to address the purpose and need identi- fied for each project.Within the context of previous and current STIP programs, this project builds on that work by addressing a clearly documented need with a targeted solution that addresses the most problematic segment of the highway. Goal 3 — Design projects that make the system better, address changing needs, and/or maintain current func- tionality by meeting, but not necessarily exceeding , the defined project purpose and need and project goals.As evi- denced by the challenge of meeting Highway Design Manual ramp v/c stan- dards, this project may not be able to accomplish this without a design excep- tion. However, it is recognized here that complying with mobility standards and providing for a 20-year design life are not objectives of this project, whereas maintaining current functionality within the defined purpose of reducing weave- merge conflicts is within the defined project purpose and goals. In terms of addressing more specific SCOPE values, this project will meet the Safety criterion of improving or main- taining safety. The Corridor Context approach is adhered to in seeking to minimize impacts on the local system and environment. Optimizing the System is achieved on OR 217 through the combination of an active traffic management approach, and where that is not effective, the use of a more tradi- tional Modernization solutions. Public Support for improving OR 217 has existed for many years as detailed by various public opinion surveys, stake- holder interviews and the ongoing inter- est of jurisdictions along OR 217. Efficient Cost is reflected in the relative- ly low $5 million estimated cost for this interchange improvement. Estimated Total Cost: $5,000,000 Anticipated Bid Let Date: June 2017 Anticipated Construction Completion Date: September 2018 Contact: Clark Berry, Senior Planner, Washington County, 155 N First Avenue, Suite 305-14, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-846-3876. Email: clark_ FUTUREPROJECTS Future Projects consists of public projects that may or may not have funding at the time of publication.
  13. 13. Tuesday, January 12, 2016 BUSINESS TRIBUNE 13 USCG STATION CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT - MAJOR EXTERIOR MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR PSN 6838687, #HSCG88-16-R- PQQ040 Bid Date: Feb 5 - 3 pm Estimated Cost: $500 -$1,000,000 Completion: 140 Calendar Days CONSTRUCTION SUMMARY: Provide all labor, materials and equipment necessary to provide Major Exterior Maintenance and Repairs at USCG Station Cape Disappointment. The work includes, but is not limited to, the following: replace soffit and built-in gutters at Training Building, rehab Generator Building and replace emergency generator, replace windows at Administration and UPH Buildings, replace exterior doors at Admin. and UPH Buildings, replace fire exit stairs (2) at Admin. Building. Work includes design of stair assemblies. Trades Needed include: material testing, selective demolition, hazardous material testing, asbestos abatement, concrete restoration, CIP concrete, masonry, metal fabrications (stairs), rough carpentry, traffic coatings, roofing, exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS repairs), metal soffit panels, flashing and sheet metal, joint sealants, HM doors and frames, aluminum windows, painting, window blinds, facility fuel systems, HVAC, electrical, engine generators, earthwork. ODOT OR58, SALT CREEK TUNNEL - MP 70 Bid Date: Jan 14 - 9 am Address: Willamette Highway, Lane & Klamath Co., OR Estimated Cost: $500,000 - $1,000,000 Completion: September 30, 2016 CONSTRUCTION SUMMARY: Req. approx. 265 ft2 temp. signs, 330 hr. flaggers, construction survey work, 712.5 ft guard rail, 20 ea. guard rail terminal, 1,120 ea. metal beam rls., 1,193 ea. gd. rl. blocks, 3,300 RPMs, 279,530 ft thermo., striping, 93 ft2 signs. WSDOT ROCKFALL PROJECTS FOR 2015 Bid Date: Jan 27 - 11 am Estimated Cost: $250,000 - $300,000 Completion: 30 Working Days CONSTRUCTION SUMMARY: Requires: Slope sealing and traffic control and other work. Involves 15 items. 180 CRHR rock slope sealing, 1,200 c.y. rock slope sealing debris removal incl haul, 1,000 l.f. temp conc. barrier, 400 l.f. rockfall containment fence. Lump Sum Bids for: temp traffic control, SPCC plan. Work to be performed in Skamania County and Klickitat County Washington areas. FBO MINTO FISH FACILITY FOLLOW-ON CONTRACT #W9127N-16-B-0003 Bid Date: Jan 25 - 2 pm Estimated Cost: $100,000 - $250,000 Prebid Meeting: Jan 7 - 1:30 pm Minto Fish Collection Facility, N Santiam Hwy, 2 Mile E of Gates, OR (RSVP Your Planned Attendance) Completion: June 1, 2016 CONSTRUCTION SUMMARY: The Minto Fish Collection Facility requires upgrade of three site features: The effort includes three different features of work to include the installation of secondary containment of the fuel lines from the storage tank to the generator building and relocation of the kidney loop water separator, installation of a 25KV outdoor disconnect switch so the transformer can be de-energized for maintenance, and a custom flap gate valve over the 16 inch diameter piping that distributes water into the pre-soft pool, and incidental related work. PALATINE HILL RESERVOIR SEISMIC UPGRADE PROJECT #94-0304.213 Bid Date: Jan 14 - 2 pm Address: Lake Oswego, OR Prebid Meeting: Mandatory Dec 30 - 10 am SW Palatine Hill Road (Approx. 100 Feet W of Intersection with SW South Campus Drive) Completion: Substantial 130 Days CONSTRUCTION SUMMARY: The work contemplated consists of all labor, materials and equipment necessary for structural and seismic upgrades to a 0.5 million gallon elevated steel water storage reservoir. The work includes removing and replacing the existing steel structural bracing system, installing a coating system on the new structural steel fabrications, complete coating repairs to existing steel surfaces damaged during the work, and complete reservoir exterior maintenance painting. ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR OF RECORD BID #156118 Bid Date: Jan 20 - 11 am Address: Salem, OR Completion: 1 Year Annual Contract with Option CONSTRUCTION SUMMARY: The SHA is requesting bids for the services of licensed and bonded electrical contractors for the purpose of performing routine and emergency electrical maintenance, repairs and installation at various SHA locations. The successful bidder(s) will provide all the materials and labor necessary to perform this work. This may include, but not limited to: residential and/or commercial electrical and limited electrical repair, maintenance remodels and new installations. The Housing Authority may select a primary and an alternate electrical contractor. This is an annual requirement contract and projects will be assigned on an as needed basis. GOLDENDALE OBSERVATORY EXHIBIT PLANNING, DESIGN, FABRICATION AND INSTALLATION #2015GOLDENDALE Bid Date: Jan 20 - 3 pm Estimated Cost: $500,000 Completion: June 30, 2017 CONSTRUCTION SUMMARY: The purpose of this RFQ is to provide the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission with expertise in professional interior and exterior exhibit planning, development, fabrication and installation at the Goldendale Observatory State Park Heritage Site. Release of this RFQ does not obligate the State of Washington or the Commission to take any further actions. Project Purpose: The purpose of this interpretive exhibit project is to plan, design and create memorable experiences for audiences of all ages. Thematic Interpretive opportunities will provoke interest in amateur astronomy and related topics by engaging multiple learning styles. Utilizing effective media delivery systems and sustainable media technologies, the designed experience will inspire visitors to make their own "backyard" discoveries, such as viewing planets, stars and galaxies, and the movement of the earth and moon on their own (via telescope, binocular or unaided eye). LANDSCAPE REJUVENATION 2016 PROJECT #16-01 (SMALL WORKS PROJECT) Bid Date: Jan 21 - 2 pm Estimated Cost: $60,000 Prebid Meeting: Jan 5 - 2 pm 3103 NW Lower River Road Completion: 45 Working Days CONSTRUCTION SUMMARY: Mobilization, existing plant bed, existing plant area in lawn seed area, existing plant area in native seed area, existing trees, existing gravel area, new plant bed in lawn seed area, new rock area, new gravel area, fence line, 1,545 square yards, seeded lawn installation, and irrigation system. LIGHTING BID 2015-607 Bid Date: Jan 29 - 2:30 pm Address: Salem, OR CONSTRUCTION SUMMARY: Lighting bid to include the following items: lamp sealed beams, reflectors, 2" marker lamp round, lamp clearance/reflectors, 4" S, T, T sealed lamp, rectangle S, T, T, lamp courtesy, lamp swivel mount, headlamp halogen, lens clearance, lens oval 2 bulb, 4" lens, lens square 2 bulb, grommet oval PVC, fog lamp halogen, bulb LED, mini clearance, 4" thin line clearance, 4" rectangular clearance, 7" lamps, LED lamp and bracket kit. MULTNOMAH COUNTY INVERNESS JAIL RTU AND CHILLER REPLACEMENT PROJECT #CP10.15.13, BID #4000004390 Bid Date: Jan 26 - 2 pm Address: 11540 NE Inverness Avenue, Portland, OR Prebid Meeting: Mandatory Jan 5 - 1 pm 11540 NE Inverness Avenue Completion: Substantial 60 Days CONSTRUCTION SUMMARY: This project involves the removal of (2) existing TRU's and (1) Chiller. (2) new RTU's and (1) new Chiller will be installed in the same locations as the removed equipment. PETROLEUM AND AIR EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE SERVICES RFP #2015-22 Bid Date: Jan 29 - 11 am Completion: 3 Year Contract with Options CONSTRUCTION SUMMARY: The successful contractor will be required to perform maintenance and repair on petroleum equipment and air equipment during the term of this Contract. The list below, though not all-inclusive, specifies the various types of LTD equipment to be included: Mart washers, Landa steam cleaners, Landa parts washers, In-ground hoists, portable hoists, air compressors, air dryers, hose reels, fuel dispensers, product pumps (ATF, engine oil, engine coolant, urea, etc.), diesel and/or gasoline pumps. RESIDENTIAL BACKFLOW TESTING Bid Date: Jan 20 - 4 pm Completion: 1 Year Contract with Option CONSTRUCTION SUMMARY: The City of Central Point has adopted a program whereby the City of Central Point will contract with licensed, qualified backflow testers for the purpose of conducting annual testing, reporting, maintenance, and any necessary re-testing of residential backflow devices. Contractor will coordinate scheduling and program implementation with the City. Contractor shall supply all labor, transportation, equipment, materials and tools necessary to complete the scope of service included in this Request for Proposal (RFP). Contractor must secure and maintain all certification, licenses, and insurance as required by the contract. FEATURED PROJECT OF THE WEEK FBO COUGAR OIL SPILL PREVENTION SYSTEM #W9127N-16-R-0010 Forest Service Road #19-410, Cougar Dam/Blue River, OR Bids Due: January 26, 2016 @ 2:00 pm CONSTRUCTION SUMMARY: The U.S.Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Portland District, seeks a contractor to perform the installation of the Cougar Oil Spill Prevention System, and incidental related work. The project consists of installing structural, mechanical, electrical, and minor subsurface drainage systems and components. Specific project features include: Installation of powerhouse sump dividing wall, installation of powerhouse sump pumps, piping, controls, and ancillary equipment, installation of external turbine bearing coolers and ancillary equipment, installation of directional main unit step up transformer pressure relief valve, installation of oil containment curbs and ancillary equipment in the intake tower and powerhouse, modification of existing drainage pipe systems in the intake the tower and powerhouse, installation of trench drain and discharge piping at the containment building. For Bid Opportunities on this project and others, contact Scott Ringsage at Contractor Plan Center 503-650-0148 Project information featured on this page was provided by Contractor Plan Center, a locally-owned physical & online plan center. For more information, please contact Scott Ringsage at 503-650-0148 or BUILDINGS ROADS UTILITIES VARIOUS
  14. 14. 14 BUSINESS TRIBUNE Tuesday, January 12, 2016 INVITATION TO BID: CASCADE NEIGHBORHOOD PARK IMPROVEMENTS CITY OF VANCOUVER,WASHINGTON Questions and Requests due: January 15, 2016 @ 4:00 pm Addendum issued no later than: January 20, 2016 Bids due: January 26, 2016 @ 11:00 am NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Vancouver, Washington, will receive sealed bids up to the hour of 11:00 a.m., Pacific Local Time, January 26, 2016 and will pub- licly open and read aloud at that time on the same day in the Vancouver City Hall, 415 W 6th St, Vancouver, Washington, for the following: Work involved in this project includes the following improvements to the existing 3 acre Cascade neighborhood park: Re- moval of 2 existing play structures, picnic tables, concrete and asphalt surfaces; Remove trees and salvage logs to be in- corporated into the new playground; Ex- cavation and grading; Installation of new asphalt and concrete surfaces, concrete curbs, play equipment, benches, picnic tables, trash receptacles, bike racks, wood fiber safety surfacing and fencing; Installation of new trees, shrubs, and seeded lawns complete with irrigation per these Plans, Specifications, Special Pro- visions and Contract. The following products will be furnished by the city of Vancouver for the contrac- tor to install: Game Time Play Equipment and Sign Graphic Panel. All work under the contract shall be physically complete on or before June 10, 2016. Bidding documents may be examined in Owner’s office, Vancouver City Hall, 415 W 6th St, Vancouver Washington. Bidding documents may be obtained from the Builder’s Exchange of Washington website, Click on Posted Projects, FIRST TIME PUBLISHED Public Works, City of Vancouver and Proj- ects Bidding links. These are available for viewing, downloading and printing on your own equipment, free of charge. You may also link to the Builder’s Exchange website through the City of Vancouver’s “Projects Currently out for Solicitation” page. Questions and requests for clarification must be submitted in writing, via email or fax, by 4:00 p.m. January 15, 2016 to Mike Wolfson, Procurement Specialist at (360) 487-8428, FAX (360) 487-8433 or Incom- plete submissions or submissions received after the deadline will not be considered. If required, an addendum addressing ques- tions and requests for clarification will be issued no later than January 20, 2016. It is the sole responsibility of the Bidder to learn of and obtain any and all issued Ad- denda. Addenda may be obtained from the Builder’s Exchange of Washington (BXW A) web site, Click on Posted Projects, Public Works, City of Vancouver and Projects Bidding links. The City of Van- couver accepts no responsibility or liability and will provide no accommodation to Bid- ders who fail to check for addenda and as a result, submit a nonresponsive Bid sub- mittal. Bids shall be in accordance with the Plans, Specifications, General Conditions, Special Provisions and all other contract documents prepared for the above referenced project, on file in the office of Procurement Services, phone (360) 487-8430. Bid results may be obtained within 24 hours after the Public Bid Opening by accessing The City of Vancouver website at Bids are to be submitted to Procurement Services on the proposal forms provided for this pur- pose, in a sealed container. The outside of envelope(s) or package(s) must clearly state the project name, Bid number, Bidder’s name and return address, and the date and time of the Bid opening. Please select one of the following options for deli very of the Bid proposal: For hand delivery or delivery via a courier service, please use the following physical address: Vancouver City Hall - Customer Service, Attn: Procurement Services, 415 W 6th St,Vancouver WA 98660. For delivery by the US Postal Service, please use the following mailing address: City of Vancouver, Attn: Procurement Ser- vices, PO Box 1995,Vancouver WA 98668. It is the Bidder’s responsibility to allow enough time for delivery to occur before the designated Bid due date and time. Please be advised that Bid deliveries requiring sig- nature may not be delivered to Procurement Services in a timely manner as our receiving point is not staffed at all times and there may be no one available to sign at the time of delivery. Bids delivered to locations other than as indicated above or received after the designated time will not be accepted. Bids submitted via FAX or email will not be accepted. All Bid proposals must be accompanied by a bid proposal deposit in cashier’s check, or surety bond in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the amount of such bid proposal. Should the successful bidder fail to enter into such contract and furnish sat- isfactory performance bond within the time stated in the specifications, the bid pro- posal deposit shall be forfeited to the City of Vancouver. The City of Vancouver is committed to pro- viding equal opportunities to State of Wash- ington certified Minority, Disadvantaged and Women’s Business Enterprises in contract- ing activities. (Section 4 of Chapter 56, Laws of 1975, 1st Ex. Sess., State of Wash- ington). Bidders may not alter their bid prices after the hour set for the public Bid Opening, un- less the award of contract is delayed for more than forty-five (45) days. The City re- serves the right to request an extension of time for firm bid prices during any such de- lay to allow for the review process. The City of Vancouver, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel this invitation, reject any or all bids submitted, and to waive any minor formalities if deemed to be in the best interest of the City. Kevin Yin Procurement Services Manager Published Jan. 12, 2016. BT15819469 INVITATION TO BID: BID #16-2: K & L STREET WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT CITY OF VANCOUVER,WA Bids due: January 26, 2016 @ 11:00 am The Contractor shall furnish and install 1,540 linear feet of 8-inch ductile iron water main to replace existing leak prone water mains. Work includes abandoning existing water mains, reconnecting existing services and side branches, furnishing and installing fire hydrant assemblies, fittings,valves, all water main appurte- nances, and trench and pavement restora- tion as shown in the plans and specified herein. Direct questions to: Mike Wolfson, Procure- ment Specialist at (360) 487-8428, FAX (360) 487-8433 or Mike.Wolfson@ Project documents may be viewed at Van- couver City Hall, Customer Service Desk, 1st floor lobby, 415 W. 6th Street, Vancou- ver, Washington, or viewed and downloaded at on Posted Projects, Goods and Services, City of Vancouver and Projects Bidding links). Due date for proposals: 11:00 A.M., JANU- ARY 26, 2016. Kevin Yin Procurement Services Manager Published Jan. 12, 2016. BT15819563 FIRST TIME PUBLISHED INVITATION TO BID: CONSTRUCTION OF THE POWELL BUTTE HIGHWAY ROUNDABOUT DESCHUTES COUNTY, OR Bids due: January 19, 2016 @ 4:00 pm Sealed bids will be received at the Des- chutes County Road Department, 61150 SE 27th Street, Bend, Oregon 97702, un- til but not after, 2:00 p.m. on January 19, 2016 at which time and place all bids for the above-entitled public works project will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bidders must submit a Subcontractor Dis- closure Statement. The subcontractor disclosure statement may be submitted in the sealed bid prior to 2:00 p.m. on January 19, 2016 or in a separate sealed envelope marked “SUBCONTRACTOR DIS- CLOSURE STATEMENT” “CONSTRUCTION OF THE POWELL BUTTE HIGHWAY ROUND- ABOUT” prior to 4:00 p.m. on January 19, 2016 at the above location. The proposed work consists of the follow- ing: 1) Construction of a roundabout at the in- tersection of Powell Butte Highway and Neff Rd./Alfalfa Market Rd. including modifica- tions to all the approach legs 2) Construction and removal of a temporary detour road 3) Landscape improvements and restora- tion 4) Driveway connections as noted on the plans 5) Performance of such additional and incidental work as specified in the plans and specifications. Specifications and other bid documents may be inspected and obtained at the Des- chutes County Road Department, 61150 S.E. 27th Street, Bend, Oregon 97702 or the Deschutes County website, Inquiries pertaining to these specifications shall be directed to Barry Johnson, Parametrix, Inc, telephone (541) 508-7819. Bids shall be made on the forms furnished by the County, incorporating all contract documents, including a Bid Bond or Cash- iers Check for the minimum amount of 10% of the Bid Price, addressed and mailed or delivered to Chris Doty, Department Direc- tor, 61150 SE 27th Street, Bend, Oregon 97702 in a sealed envelope plainly marked “BID FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE POWELL BUTTE HIGHWAY ROUNDABOUT” and the name and address of the bidder. Because the work called for under this contract is for a public works project subject FIRST TIME PUBLISHED to state prevailing rates of wage under ORS 279C.800 to 279C.870, the County will not receive or consider a bid unless the bid contains a statement by the bidder* that the bidder will comply with ORS 279C. Each bid must contain a statement as to whether the bidder is a resident bidder, as defined in ORS 279A.120. Vendors shall use recy- clable products to the maximum extent eco- nomically feasible in the performance of the contract work set forth in this document. Bidders shall be prequalified with the State of Oregon in accordance with ORS 279C.430 - 279C.450 and Deschutes County Code 12.52.020. The prequalifica- tion classifications required for this project are “(ACP) Asphalt Concrete Paving and Oil- ing”, “(EART) Earthwork and Drainage” and “(AB) Aggregate Bases”. The successful bid- ders and subcontractors providing labor shall maintain a qualified drug testing pro- gram for the duration of the contract. Bid- ders shall be licensed with the Construction Contractor’s Board. Contractors and sub- contractors need not be licensed under ORS 468A.720. Deschutes County may reject any bid not in compliance with all prescribed bidding procedures and requirements, and may reject for good cause any or all bids upon a finding of Deschutes County it is in the public interest to do so. The protest period for this procurement is seven (7) calendar days. CHRIS DOTY Department Director Published Jan. 12, 2016. BT15819431 INVITATION TO BID: SALEM HOUSING AUTHORITY SOUTHVIEW TERRACE APARTMENTS RE-ROOF CITY OF SALEM, OREGON Bids due: February 9, 2016 @ 2:30pm The Purchasing Administrator of the City of Salem “City” acting on behalf of the Salem Housing Authority “SHA” will receive sealed bids at the Contracts & Procurement Divi- sion, 555 Liberty Street SE, Room 330, City Hall, Salem, Oregon 97301, between the hours of 8 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., but not after 2:30 p.m., (Local Time) Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at which time said bids will be publicly opened and read in the Public Works Conference Room 325, City Hall, for the project specified herein. WORK DESCRIPTION: The Work includes, but may not be limited to, the following: Re- moval and replacement of existing roof with new roof, felt, gutters and downspouts PROCUREMENT DOCUMENTS: General Contractors interested in bidding on this project may receive one copy of the specifi- cations and other bid documents at the of- fice of the Contracts & Procurement Divi- sion, 555 Liberty Street SE, Room 330, Sa- lem, Oregon 97301 (503-588-6136). Con- tract terms, conditions, and specifications for this project may be reviewed at this of- fice. If you’d like a bid packet mailed to you, visit to submit your request online. PRE-BID CONFERENCE: A Voluntary Pre-Bid Conference will be held on January 13, 2016 at 2:00 PM, that will last approxi- mately one (1) hour and will be held at Southview Terrace Apartments, 375 Fair- view Ave. SE, Salem, Oregon. BID SUBMITTAL: Bids must be submitted on the bid forms furnished to the bidders. FIRST TIME PUBLISHED Bids shall be submitted in a sealed enve- lope plainly markded “Bid on Southview Terrace Apartments Re-Roof-Bid No. 156121”, and show the name and busi- ness address of the bidder. BID SECURITY: Bid security in the amount of 10 percent of the bid must accompany each bid in accordance with the Instruction to Bidders. AWARD: The City of Salem reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive infor- malities, and to postpone the award of the contract for 30 days. HUMAN RIGHTS: It is the express policy of the City of Salem that no person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity on the grounds of race, religion, color, na- tional origin, sex, marital status, marital sta- tus, familial status or domestic partnership, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or source of in- come as provided by Salem Revised Code Chapter 97, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal nondiscrimination laws. The City’s complete Title VI Plan may be viewed at ( Contracts for work under this bid will obli- gate the Contractor to comply with all appli- cable requirements of federal, state, and lo- cal civil rights and rehabilitation statutes, rules and regulation. SOLICITATION FOR SUBCONTRACTS, IN- CLUDING PROCUREMENTS OF MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT: In all solicitations either by competitive bidding or negotiation made by the contractor for work to be performed under a subcontract, including procure- ments of materials or leases of equipment, each potential subcontractor or supplier shall be notified by the contractor of the contractors obligations under a contract awarded pursuant to this bid, Salem Re- vised Code Chapter 97, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other federal non- discrimation laws. The City will provide ADA accommodations upon reasonable request to the Purchasing Administrator. The City of Salem is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. CONTRACTOR DISCLOSURE: Prior to award, Contractor will be required to pro- vide answers to the five questions stipu- lated in Salem Revised Code (SRC) 2.380(b). PREVAILING WAGE RATES: Bids exceeding $50,000 are subject to ORS 279C.800 through 279C.870. Prevailing Wage Rates and necessary forms are available at TECHNICAL QUESTIONS: Inquiries concerning the contents of the bid specifications should be directed to Lyle Durbin, at 503-932-2395.The City of Salem Buyer for this project is Lindsey Bergerson at 503-588-6093 or email at Shawna Self, CPPB Interim Purchasing Administrator BID/CONTRACT NUMBER: 156121 BID CLOSING/OPENING: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Published Jan. 12, 2016 BT15819572
  15. 15. Tuesday, January 12, 2016 BUSINESS TRIBUNE 15 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS: CARTY ROAD RECONSTRUCTION, CRP NO. 322112 CLARK COUNTY,WA Bids due: February 2, 2016 @ 1:50 pm NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received until 1:50 P.M. on Tues- day, February 2, 2016, by the Clark County Board of County Councilors through the General Services Purchasing Department, 1300 Franklin Street, Suite 650, Vancou- ver, Washington 98660, for the Carty Road FIRST TIME PUBLISHED Reconstruction, CRP No. 322112; and other work; then publicly opened and read aloud at the Commissioners’ Hearing Room, 6th Floor of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin Street, Vancouver, Washington 98660, at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, or as soon thereafter as the mat- ter may be heard. Description of work: The Carty Road Reconstruction project entails replacing an existing, undersized, failing culvert, with a new culvert structure spanning Gee Creek in northwest Clark County near the City of Ridgefield. The new structure will allow aquatic life and fluvial debris to pass, and accommodate 100 year flood flows. Con- struction will also include clearing trees, placing riprap, grade control structures in the channel, and localized road widening. Pavement in the project area will be fully reconstructed due to the need to construct an open trench to remove the existing culvert and install a new CMP. A structural overlay will be constructed throughout the project limits to tie back into existing asphalt. New guardrail will be installed and existing guardrail upgraded to shield motorist from hazards located along the side of the road- way. Bar; Storm Sewer Pipe; Conc. Traffic Curb And Gutter; Culvert; Guardrail; Traffic Control; Block Retaining Wall; Temporary Stream Diversion; Dewatering; Riprap; Seeding & Mulching; Streambed Sediment & Cobbles; Signage & Striping. AND OTHER RELATED WORK/CONTRACT ITEMS Plans, specifications, addenda, bid docu- ments, bidders list and plan holder list for this project are available online for inspec- tion during the bidding period through the Builders Exchange of Washington (BXWA) website (Posted Projects, Public Works, Clark County and Projects Bidding). These are available for viewing, downloading and printing on your own equipment free of charge. This service is provided free of charge to Prime Bidders, Subcontractors, and Vendors bidding on this project. Bidders are encouraged to “Register as a Bidder” in order to receive automatic email notification of future ad- denda and to be placed on the Bidders List. It is the sole responsibility of the Bidder to obtain Addenda, if any. Such information may be obtained from the Builders Ex- change of Washington (BXWA) web site, (Posted Projects, Public Works, Clark County and Projects Bidding). Clark County accepts no responsibility or li- ability and will provide no accommodation to bidders who fail to check for addenda and submit inadequate or incomplete re- sponses. Paper copies of plans, specifications, ad- denda, bid documents, bidders list and plan holder list for this project are not avail- able. All questions regarding this project must be submitted on the electronic “CRP Inquiry Submittal Form” located on the County’s In- ternet Page ( general-services/purchasing/crp.html). In the event a bidder cannot access the County’s Website, a FAX copy of the form can be obtained from and returned to the County’s Construction Management Office (FAX 360-397-6087). Answers to bid questions will be posted on the project’s “Bid Inquiry Log”, also lo- cated on the County’s Internet page, which will be updated twice daily, at noon and 6:00 PM. The questions and answers posted on the Bid Inquiry Log will not iden- tify who asked the question, nor will that in- formation be provided otherwise. It is con- sidered exempt from Freedom of Informa- tion requirements. The last Bid Inquiry log update prior to bid opening will be 6:00 PM the day before the bid opening, and will display all questions and answers to the questions that have accumulated by the posting time. Questions asked after this time will not be addressed. Questions too late to be answered as of that posting will remain unanswered and will not be in- cluded in the log. The Clark County Department of Public Works, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, subtitle A, Office of the Sec- retary, Part 21, non-discrimination in feder- ally assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirm- atively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disad- vantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full oppor- tunity to submit bids in response to this in- vitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, na- tional origin, or sex in consideration for an award. All bids shall be delivered to the attention of the Clark County Purchasing, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, Washington 98666-5000 or 1300 Franklin Street, Suite 650. Bids shall be placed in a sealed enve- lope, marked “Sealed Bid”, which clearly states the name of the bidder, the project number, the project title, the date of the bid opening, and appropriate wording to indi- cate definitely the nature of the contents. Do not send bids by FAX or email. Bids submitted by FAX or email will not be ac- cepted. A bid proposal deposit, made in the form of a certified check, cashier’s check, or surety bond in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid proposal, shall accompany all bid proposals. Should the successful bidder fail to enter into such contract and furnish satisfactory performance bond within the time stated in the specifications, the bid proposal deposit shall be forfeited to the Clark County Road Fund. The right is reserved by the Clark County Board of County Councilors to waive infor- malities in the bidding, accept a proposal of the lowest responsible bidder, reject any or all bids, republish the call for bids, revise or cancel the work, or require the work to be done in another way if the best interest of the Contracting Agency is served. This Notice to Contractors was signed by Mike Westerman, Purchasing Manager, on December 3, 2015. Published Jan 12, 2016. BT15819979 INVITATION TO BID: SCHMEER PUMP STATION UPGRADE PORTLAND, OR Bids due: February 4, 2016 @ 2:00 pm Sealed bids will be received at Procurement Services, Room 750, Portland Building, 1120 SW Fifth Ave., Portland, OR 97204 for the Construction projects detailed below until the time and dates indicated. All bids are due by 2:00 PM. Late bids will not be accepted. Plans and specifications may be obtained at the above address or online at For ad- ditional information, telephone the buyer at the number listed. The City encourages bidding by M/W/ESB’s and will assist such firms to understand and participate in the formal bidding proc- esses. NON-DISCRIMINATION: Bidder must be cer- tified as an EEO Affirmative Action Employer as prescribed by Chapter 3.100 of the Code of the City of Portland. On all con- struction projects the successful bidder shall be required to certify that he/she is in compliance with ORS 279C.800 to 279C.870 or the Davis Bacon Act, 40 USC § 3141 to 3148 relative to prevailing wage rates. On projects where bidders are required to be prequalified, the bidder must be pre- qualified by Procurement Services in the stated category for an amount equal to the amount shown in the project description in this advertisement. Additional prequalifica- tion requirements may be described in the project specifications. A prequalification ap- plication must be filed with Procurement Services at least ten (10) calendar days prior to the last day for receipt of bids, un- less stated otherwise in the bid documents. All construction bids are due by 2:00 PM on the dates listed. Additional forms dis- closing first tier subcontractors are due by 4:00 PM. Bids will be received and opened publicly at 2:00 PM on the closing date and at the location listed. BID NO. DESCRIPTION 00000196 Schmeer Pump Station Up- grade: For plans and specifications order on-line at site http://procure.portland or call (503) 823-6855. For bidding information call Kelly Davis- McKernan, at (503) 823-7574 or email to MANDATORY PREBID MEETING: January 20, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., 1421 N Schmeer Road, Portland, OR. PREQUALIFICATION REQUIRED IN CLASS 10 - Sewage Pump- ing Station FOR $2,000,000. Prequalifica- tion applications due at least ten (10) days prior to the bids due date. BIDS DUE: February 4, 2016 BY 2:00 P.M. in Procurement Services. Published Jan. 12, 2016. BT15819554 FIRST TIME PUBLISHED REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: LINCOLN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT CONSTRUCTION MANAGER/GENERAL CONTRACTOR (CM/GC) SERVICES LINCOLN COUNTY, OR Proposals due: January 19, 2016 @ 2:00pm Lincoln County School District is requesting proposals for Construction Manager / Gen- eral Contractor (CM/GC) Services for Toledo FIRST TIME PUBLISHED 7-12 School Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Project. The complete RFP is available for public review at the Lincoln County School District Facilities & Maintenance Depart- ment at 295 NE Burgess Road, Toledo, Ore- gon. Electronic copies may be requested by email to or by calling 541-336-2058. Proposals must be delivered to 295 NE Burgess Road, To- ledo, Oregon no later than 2:00pm on Jan- uary 19, 2016. Published Jan. 12, 2016. BT15819568 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ): ENGINEERING SERVICES CITY OF NORTH BONNEVILLE,WA Qualifications due: January 22, 2016 @ 4:00 pm The City of North Bonneville is requesting in- terested parties submit a “statement of qualification” to provide for City transporta- tion related engineering services. Specifica- lly, the City is soliciting consulting firms with expertise in civil engineering design and construction to oversee the restoration/ re- habilitation of a City arterial known as Ever- green Drive for an approximate 12 month period. The consultant providing for this transporta- tion improvement shall have the capacity and expertise to perform engineering ser- vices, manage and oversee construction contracts, prepare engineering and project estimates, prepare documents necessary and proper in connection with this project. Interested individuals or firms must com- plete a statement of qualifications package FIRST TIME PUBLISHED that is available from the City upon request. The City will evaluate prospective consult- ants on the basis of key personnel, relevant experience, and previous performance on similar projects. The City of North Bonneville is an equal op- portunity and affirmative action employer. Minority, women and veteran-owned firms are encouraged to submit proposals. Please submit four [4] copies of your state ment of qualifications to: City of North Bonneville 214 CBD P.O. Box 7 North Bonneville, Washington 98639, Attention: City Administrator, no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, January 22nd 2016. Any ques- tions regarding the project should be di- rected to Steven Hasson, AICP and/or 509-427-8182. Published Jan. 12, 2016. BT15819441 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: WATER TREATMENT PLANT PRELIMINARY DESIGN (RFP No. 060-2015) CITY OF EUGENE, OR Proposals due January 28, 2016 @ 2:00 pm The Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) requests proposals from engineering con- sultants interested in providing engineering services for the preliminary design of a new water treatment plant. Proposals shall be submitted to Sandra Hahn, Purchasing Analyst, Purchasing Of- fice, Roosevelt Operations Center, 4200 Roosevelt Blvd, PO Box 10148, Eugene, OR 97402, before, 2:00 PM PT, January 28, 2015. Proposals will not be accepted after this hour and date. RFP documents may be downloaded from the EWEB Purchasing website:, or may be obtained from the Purchasing Department at the ad- dress above by calling (541) 685-7500. All proposals shall be submitted as set forth in Section 1 - Instructions to Proposers. EWEB is not responsible for proposals sub- mitted in any manner, format or to any de- livery point other than as required by the Solicitation Document. No proposal may be withdrawn after the hour set for the opening thereof until the elapse of thirty (30) days from the date and time set for opening. EWEB reserves the right to waive any or all informalities and irregularities; may cancel the Request for Proposals; and may reject any or all proposals pursuant to EWEB Rule 4-0220(4) (H). Sandra Hahn Purchasing Analyst Published Jan. 12, 2016. BT15819879 FIRST TIME PUBLISHED REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: COMPUTERIZED MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (CMMS) RFP No. 16-22 CITY OF GRESHAM, OR Qualifications due: January 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am The City of Gresham invites firms or individ- uals interested in providing and implement- ing a computerized maintenance manage- ment system (CMMS) to support the City’s asset management strategy to submit their qualifications for doing this work. Response to this request for qualifications (RFQ) is a mandatory pre-requisite to submitting a re- sponse to the forthcoming request for pro- posals (RFP). Sealed responses, in writing, will be re- ceived by Scott Jury, CPPB, Purchasing Agent, City of Gresham, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham, OR 97030, until Janu- ary 20, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. local time. Facsimile or electronically transmitted pro- posals will not be accepted. Late proposals will be retained but not evaluated. The complete Request for Qualifications is on file with and may be obtained from Scott Jury, CPPB, Purchasing Office, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham, Oregon 97030, 503-618-2376, Informa- tion about the Request for Qualifications can also be found at the City’s website by search- ing for purchasing and at the State of Oregon’s website: ORPIN. Published Jan. 12, 2016. BT15819558 FIRST TIME PUBLISHED 29901/Fillads Contact Betty Oden at or call (503) 546-0786 Post your Official Call for Bids and Sub-Bid ads in the Business Tribune!
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