City Center Guideway and Stations Design-Build Contract

Solicitation Type: Proposal
Advertisement Date: April 4, 2023
Due Date: July 23, 2024 2:00 pm
Solicitation ID: RFP-HRT-2300292
Contact: transitmailbox@honolulu.gov
Status: active

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The following Addendums have been provided on dates as listed below. Download all files to each addendum to view the full description of the amended content. Files are made available in the Dropbox downloader.

Addendum 1: Posted Thursday, May 4, 2023

Addendum 2: Posted Thursday, July 6, 2023

Addendum 3: Posted Friday, September 1, 2023

Addendum 4: Posted Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Addendum 5: Posted Friday, November 17, 2023

Addendum 6: Posted Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Addendum 7: Posted Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Addendum 8: Posted Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Addendum 9:  Posted Friday, March 1, 2024

Addendum 10: Posted Friday, March 15, 2024

Addendum 11: Posted Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Addendum 12: Posted Friday, May 10, 2024

Addendum 13: Posted Friday, May 31, 2024

Addendum 14: Posted Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Addendum 15: Posted Thursday, July 11, 2024


This statement is issued for public viewing regarding the Hawaii Awards & Notices Data System (HANDS) website located at https://hands.ehawaii.gov/hands/. It is hereby informed that a clerical modification has been made concerning Solicitation No. RFP-HRT-2300292. The alteration solely pertains to the Solicitation number, and all information contained within the Request for Proposal (RFP) remains unaltered. No provisions, attachments, or addendums have been modified.

Henceforth, the new Solicitation No. assigned to this procurement is RFP-HRT-2300292A. All concerned parties are advised to henceforth refer to this revised Solicitation No. for all relevant purposes.

Dated: July 6, 2023

1.0 Introduction

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) is pleased to present this Request for Proposals (RFP) Part 1 to prospective entities or groups of entities (Offerors) interested in submitting Part 1 Proposals to design and construct the City Center Guideway and Stations (CCGS) under a Design-Build Contract (Project). HART is using the design-build project delivery methodology to work in a collaborative manner, reduce cost, and expedite completion of the Project.

2.0 Project Description

The Honolulu Rail Transit Project (HRTP) is an approximate 18.75-mile grade-separate, automated fixed rail system from East Kapolei in the west to the Civic Center Station, located east of downtown Honolulu, in the east. The HRTP includes 19 stations, 80 light-metro fully automated (driverless) rail vehicles, a maintenance and storage facility (MSF) on a 44-acre parcel near Leeward Community College, and three park-and-ride facilities. The mission of the HRTP is to provide fast, reliable public transportation services in rapidly developing areas with diverse populations. The HRTP is the largest infrastructure project in the State of Hawai`i and will be the first fully automated commuter rail system in the nation.

This Project is the third segment and fourth guideway section for the Honolulu Rail Transit Project (HRTP).

The Project’s base scope includes approximately three miles of elevated guideway supported by drilled shaft foundations and consisting of standard and eccentric piers, in addition to straddle bents. Beginning from the end of the Airport segment, the alignment remains in the center median of Kamehameha Highway, just Diamond Head of the Middle Street Transit Center Station. While the roadway name changes from Kamehameha Highway to Dillingham Boulevard, the alignment remains in the center median of the roadway until it reaches Waiakamilo Road, where it transitions to the mauka side of Dillingham Boulevard until it reaches Ka’aahi Street. Traveling beyond Ka’aahi Street the alignment crosses over Iwilei Road and onto Nimitz Highway. Traveling along the center median of Nimitz Highway, the alignment passes over Nu’uanu Stream and into the Chinatown and City Center district of Honolulu. Just Diamond Head of Alakea Street, the alignment turns off Nimitz Highway to the makai side of the Halekauwila Street. Between South Street and Keawe Street, the Halekauwila alignment transitions from the makai side to the center of the roadway, utilizing straddle bents allowing vehicular traffic underneath to travel safely through this corridor.

3.0 Procurement Schedule

Schedule reflects in correspondence with the Solicitation’s RFP package. Any updates to the schedule will be provided via an addendum to the Solicitation.

  • RFP Part 1 Schedule
    • Issue RFP Part 1                                          |       April 4, 2023
    • Pre-Proposal Conference                          |       April 13, 2023 @ 10:00am HST
    • Offerors’ Questions/Clarifications Due     |       November 21st, 2023 @ 2:00pm HST
    • Issue Part 1 Proposal Final Addendum     |       November 24th, 2023
    • Part 1 Proposal Due Date                           |       December 11th, 2023 @ 2:00pm HST
  • Anticipated Part 2 Schedule
    • Priority List Notification                               |     Early January 2024
    • Issuance of RFP Part 2                                |     December 27, 2023
    • Issuance of RFP Part 2 Final Addendum   |     July 11, 2024
    • Part 2 Proposal Due Date                           |     July 23, 2024 @2:00pm HST
    • Anticipated Notice of Award                      |     August 23, 2024
    • Anticipated Contract Execution & NTP      |     September 16, 2024

(Schedule as of June 25, 2024)

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4.0 Pre-Proposal Conference

Pursuant to HRS § 103D-303.5(a) and HAR § 3-122-16.05, a pre-proposal conference to respond to questions from Persons interested in submitting Part 1 Proposals will be held via web conference on the date shown in RFP Part 1 Table 3-1. Although attendance is not mandatory, all potential and interested offerors are encouraged to attend. Those potential and interested Persons wishing to attend the meeting should communicate their intentions by e-mail t o transitmailbox@honolulu.gov. The web conference information will be sent out prior to the date of the web conference. In addition to the sender’s e-mail address, the e-mail should include the number of attendees. No oral representations shall be binding.

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