(HONOLULU)- The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to obtain construction industry input on the best way to deliver the remainder of the Honolulu rail project, including the City Center Guideway and Stations (CCGS) and the Pearl Highlands Parking Garage, Transit Center and Ramp.
A joint procurement between HART and the City and County of Honolulu for construction of those two elements and operation and maintenance of the rail system for 30 years was recently terminated.
To move forward with completing the rail project through City Center, HART will be soliciting input in the coming months from the City Administration, City Council, the Congressional Delegation and other stakeholders, as well as from members of the public. The feedback will assist in determining the optimum path forward. In addition, it will be very important to reach out to the construction industry to get their feedback.
“So now we are gauging what interest there may be in completing only the construction of the rail project under a new procurement for City Center” said HART Executive Director and CEO Andrew Robbins. “We’ll be asking construction industry experts about contract packaging and delivery methods that will provide the best value for the community.”
The RFI is neither a solicitation nor the initiation of a procurement. Rather, responses to the RFI will assist HART’s procurement strategy and may contribute to future solicitations.
The construction solicitation is now posted on the City’s Purchasing Division website. HART requests that the RFI Survey be completed by interested contractors and submitted to Transitmailbox@honolulu.gov no later than 2:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time on Friday, January 29, 2021.