(Editor’s note: Updated Nov. 20, 2023 with open house sign-in and presentation materials.)

King County Metro is holding two open house events to preview consulting and construction opportunities and request industry comments on its upcoming Fixed Assets State of Good Repair (SGR) program.

These open house events provide prospective proposers and subconsultants/subcontractors the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed packaging, delivery methods, contract opportunities, market capacity, opportunities to enhance MBE, WBE, DBE, and SBE participation, and other related items for each respective contract. King County welcomes discussion during these meetings and inquiries from potentially interested providers, and will follow up with a formal Request For Information (RFI) and feedback through the E-procurement system in the near future.

Open house #1:  Nov. 16, 2023. 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. In-person only. Presentation starts at 8:30 a.m.

King Street Center, 8th Floor Conference Center, 201 S. Jackson St., Seattle WA

Open house #2: Nov. 17, 2023. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. In-person attendance

Tabor 100 Event Center, 7100 Fort Dent Way # 100, Tukwila, WA 98188
Presentation starts at 11:30 a.m.

Virtual attendance

Open house materials (updated Nov. 30, 2023)

Project Background

This $160 million multi-year program focuses on the replacement and renewal of Metro system assets to maintain level of service and safety to its ridership and community. Planned improvements at transit maintenance bases and route facilities, including the trolley system, are located at various Metro sites in the greater Seattle area. The program is currently envisioned to be comprised of two major packages based on distinct project types and proposed alternative project delivery methods. Both packages are anticipated to include a mix of King County and FTA funding.

A general facilities package includes site infrastructure, systems, facilities, and equipment refurbishment and replacement work located primarily at operational maintenance bases. Other sites may be included. Specific projects currently include underground storage tanks, underground utilities, routine and major equipment replacement, bus lifts, paving, building systems, fire systems, in route facilities such as comfort stations, and some electrification support. This package is expected to be delivered via a multi-year GC/CM contract and a parallel A/E contract.

A second package, focusing on electrical and infrastructure refurbishment of the trolley system, is expected to include switchgear, medium voltage switches, and substation replacements. Electrification support, such as early work, site prep, utilities relocation, and refurbishment of electrical infrastructure and substations at maintenance bases may also be included.  This package is currently envisioned to be delivered through a Progressive Design Build contract.

Construction cost

  • Package 1: Current Budget $55 million
  • Package 2: Current Budget $35 million

Target schedule

  • PRC Approval: Q1 2024
  • Package 1 A&E Request for Proposals: Q1 2024
  • Package 1 GCCM Request for Proposal: Late Q1/early Q2 2024
  • Package 2 Progressive Design-Build RFP: Mid to Late 2024

Equity and Social Justice Goals

ESJ goals will be set in the near future. King County’s Master Community Workforce Agreement (MCWA) will apply to this project.

Potential Funding Sources

This project is King County funded, and could include grant funding from FTA. The Program is subject to biennial funding.

King County’s E-Procurement Supplier Portal

Please be advised this blogpost is a notification of the upcoming open houses and may not include the most current project information over time. The official advertisement for this project will be published through King County’s E-Procurement system. To receive future notifications, please be sure your firm is registered in King County’s E-Procurement Supplier Portal. https://kingcounty.gov/en/legacy/depts/finance-business-operations/procurement/for-business/register.aspx


Please contact Brian Berard, Metro Transit Capital Project Manager, bberard@kingcounty.gov; 206-263-4160, or Kelly McKeever, Contract Specialist Kelly.McKeever@kingcounty.gov; 206-263-9389.