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880 H Street, Suite 208

Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 677-7500 Fax (907) 677-7577
www.moffattnichol.com

September 24, 2013


Borough Clerk
Ms. Katie Paxton
Ketchikan Gateway Borough
1900 First Avenue, Suite 115
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
Subject:

Request for Proposals for Marine Engineering and Project Management Services for
Repairs to the Airport Ferry Landing

Dear Ms. Paxton:


The Moffat & Nichol Team is pleased to present our written Proposal and qualifications, and (under
separate cover) our Price Proposal for the referenced project. We hereby acknowledge receipt and
consideration of Addendum No. 1 dated September 5, 2013 and Addendum No. 2 dated September 23,
2013.
The objective of the project is to return the Ketchikan Airport Ferry landing to full functionality, and to
do so expeditiously and cost effectively while maintaining scheduled and emergency ferry operations.
The work will include:

A topside, water level and underwater inspection of the existing ferry landing;
A project description for the Boroughs use in securing a Nationwide Permit (NWP)
The design of repairs and the preparation of plans, specifications and estimate (PS&E);
Assistance to the Borough in bidding the work and with a Recommendation for Award; and
Services during construction, including periodic construction progress and final inspections.

Moffatt & Nichol, a 600+ person firm specializing in waterfront planning and engineering design is an
industry leader in the planning and design of the construction, repair and rehabilitation of ferry facilities
of all types. Our specialized expertise in Seattle is second to none, having completed numerous projects
for ADOT&PF/AMHS, Washington State Ferries, BC Ferries and private and public ferry operators and
authorities worldwide. We propose to lead and execute the project out of our Anchorage and Seattle
offices with local subconsultant support from DOWL/HKM and Alaska Commercial Divers.
Our global expertise and deep bench strength in the Pacific Northwest gives the Borough seamless
access to the industrys best solutions for Ketchikans unique marine environment; our qualified local
subconsultants will provide the project with responsive service, expeditiously, and cost-effectively.
As the Boroughs proposed Project Manager and Business Unit Lead for Moffatt & Nichols Alaska
operations, and being duly authorized to make commitments on behalf of the Moffatt & Nichol Team, I
look forward to hearing from you concerning our proposal.
Sincerely,
MOFFATT & NICHOL
Shaun McFarlane
Business Unit Leader

Firm Qualifications
Project Manager

The following section details the proposed management of the Moffatt & Nichol Team including the
qualifications of key individuals selected from among our talented in-house and subconsultant
personnel:

Moffatt & Nichol (Anchorage, Seattle)

Shaun McFarlane, PE will lead the design and construction team and serve as the Boroughs Project
Manager and principal point of contact. In addition to nearly 20 years of waterfront project
management experience, Shaun manages Moffatt & Nichols Alaska operations and has the authority to
bind the company and secure priority resources as needed to fulfill our commitment to this contract. As
an accomplished and certified bridge and marine facility inspector, Shaun understands what it takes to
get a small but high priority repair project if this type to construction, quickly and economically.
Peggy Confer, PE will serve as Engineer of Record, and in that capacity will assume responsibility for the
inspection, design, development of contract documents and bid assistance, and will work closely with
field inspectors during facility assessment and construction. She brings many years of structural design
and repair experience along with specification writing expertise, and is licensed in Alaska and
Washington.
Bruce Ostbo, PE has extensive experience in inspection and rehabilitation of marine structures in Alaska
and around the world as a diver/inspector and structural engineer. He is a certified diver, bridge
inspector; licensed in Alaska, Washington and other states; who will serve as a Senior Advisor, offering
advice on repair methodologies and performing independent Quality Control (QC) reviews of all project
deliverables.

DOWL/HKM (Ketchikan)

Steve Andersen, PE is DOWL/HKMs Ketchikan Office Manager and will serve as Lead Inspector for the
project. In this capacity, he has demonstrated his ability to coordinate multiple services with a variety of
specialties and clients, and his balance of civil and mechanical design will serve this project well. His
experience includes construction supervision and inspection, land development, and roadway design.
Steve provided inspection services on Ketchikans Jackson Street Reconstruction and on the Whitman
Lake dam. He has engineering, design, and educational experience in timber, steel and concrete
structural engineering.

Project Approach and Staffing

The Moffatt & Nichol Team will leverage the extensive expertise of our rehabilitation and repair
engineers, ferry system experts, and structural designers with our local partner DOWL/HKM, who will
provide local knowledge, boots on the ground and eyes on the project. Our PM, Shaun McFarlane will
match staff expertise to specialized tasks for efficient production while our structural designer Peggy
Confer will maintain an overview of the work to make sure drawings, specifications, and cost estimate
are coordinated and complete. Steve Andersen of DOWL/HKM will also assist in developing the Opinion
of Probable Construction Cost (OPCC) or Engineers estimate using local knowledge and contacts.
We will approach the design and document preparation beginning with data gathering and delineation
of the extent of the pontoon damage to be repaired using a topside, water level and underwater
inspection with field measurements. We will determine field conditions critical to the effort such as
extent of the foam fill in the pontoon and location of the void space in evidence by the access manhole
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near the damage location. Steve Andersen will provide on-site liaison services with the parties involved
in repair, and with the client; will provide Moffatt & Nichol with details about on-site conditions; and will
assist in design. This established partnership will significantly reduce startup time when construction
begins.
We will specify repair products and methods that can be used in the wet since the pontoon cannot be
taken out of service to perform the repairs, and a significant amount of the work will therefore need to
be done underwater. The donut fenders, fender face, and support bracket will be replaced similar to the
original structure using attachment details designed to allow for field adjustment.
Special attention to specifying work conditions and hours of access will be critical to obtaining bids that
reflect an accurate understanding of owner constraints and expectations. We will require that the
contractor submit a work plan with their bid, demonstrating that they can meet the stated
requirements. We also will solicit unit prices for all quantities that will be difficult to estimate and which
are potentially costly, such as the required volume of repair grout.
Steve will provide construction observation services out of DOWL/HKMs Ketchikan office. He be wellacquainted with the details of the design, and will have ready access to Peggys expertise in the event of
unanticipated changes or modifications. Steve will adjust his schedule to suit the dynamics of the
construction job there when inspection is needed and working on other projects when it is not. His
presence in Ketchikan will result in very efficient, cost-effective inspection services.
Our Price Proposal articulates specific scope items and deliverables, along with assumptions, which we
will not repeat here in the interest of brevity.

Project Understanding

The singular objective of the project is as follows: to return the Ketchikan Airport Ferry landing to full
functionality, and to do so expeditiously and cost effectively while maintaining scheduled and
emergency ferry operations. This is clearly articulated in the Request for Proposal (RFP). On August 28,
representatives of Moffatt & Nichol and DOWL/HKM met on site with the Ketchikan Airport Manager to
view and discuss the project: a site visit and meeting that greatly enhanced our understanding of the
scope and span of the repairs, and which allowed us to develop an approach to the work with the right
level of participation, detail and effort.
The landing pontoon and fender system have performed well over the years in normal service: the
damage to be repaired is as the result of mechanical and control failure of the vessel, therefore
replacement in-like-kind with similar components and construction will satisfy the Boroughs
functional and maintenance objectives. We understand that the Alaska Department of Transportation
and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF), the original designer of the facility will be involved in the review of the
design and contract documents.
Maintaining operation of the ferry throughout construction is critical to the Borough, its citizens and
visitors to Ketchikan. The ferry provides regular passenger and vehicle access to and from the Ketchikan
airport during scheduled operation; and 24/7 for emergency medical evacuation (medevac) services.
The damaged fender panel is not absolutely essential to normal operation, and as such its temporary
removal will not affect critical operations. Construction must accommodate the ongoing operation of
the ferry terminal during regular hours, and will be subject to suspension on short notice during night
work hours if the landing is needed in an emergency.
Moffatt & Nichols Environmental Permit Specialist that a Nationwide Permit (NWP) for repair and
maintenance will be required from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), driven by the in-water

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component of the work. Since this comprises a low impact repair exercise, we expect that it will be a
straightforward, noncontroversial permit application and based on recent past experience in Southeast
Alaska, we estimate three (3) months for its award. Although straightforward and outside of our scope
of work this step is critical to project scheduling. Moffatt & Nichol would be pleased to provide
permitting support as an additional service if the Borough finds that they need this service: we have not
proposed or priced this service, beyond the preparation of a written Project Description for use in
submitting the NWP application, as permitting was not specifically requested in the RFP.

Subconsultants

DOWL/HKM of Ketchikan will provide on-site liaison services and condition assessment and

construction inspection services. DOWL/HKM is a multi-disciplined consulting firm that has provided
project development services in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest for over 50 years. They have 375
employees, in 20 offices spread through Alaska, Arizona, Montana, North Dakota, Washington and
Wyoming.

Alaska Commercial Divers, Inc. of Ketchikan will provide underwater survey support to accurately
assess, delineate and quantify the damage needing to be repaired below the waterline. They will work
closely and iteratively with, and under the direction of DOWL/HKMs Lead Inspector to ensure that all
relevant visual and tactile observations and measurements are made.

Relevant Project Experience


L OP E Z FER R Y T ERM I NA L FL OAT I N G W I N G W AL L R E PL AC EM E NT , L O PE Z I SL A N D,
W A SH I NG T O N
C LI E N T /O W NE R : W AS HI NG T O N S T AT E FE R RI E S , LE I L U (2 0 6 ) 51 5- 3 84 8

Washington State Ferries (WSF) is one of the largest ferry operators in


the United States and possesses the largest ferry fleet and network of
terminals. When WSF needed to replace its 40-year-old concrete
floating wing walls at the Lopez Island Ferry Terminal in the San Juan
Islands group, Moffatt & Nichol provided structural design support and
project management services, including scheduling budgeting, and
cost estimation. The floating wing walls constituted a highly
specialized design suiting the unique deep water and rocky conditions
at Lopez Island. Several replacement alternatives were considered, including: replacement in-kind,
refurbishment of the existing floats, and replacement pile-supported wing walls. Ultimately, WSF chose
to refurbish the existing wing walls as it was the most cost-effective solution.
W AR D C O V E M AR I NE F AC IL IT Y FEA S I B IL I T Y ST U DY , K ET C HIK AN , AL A SK A
C LI E N T /O W NE R : AD O T& P F/ AM HS , M AT T T AN AK A (9 0 7 ) 26 8- 0 82 4

The Alaska Marine Highways System (AMHS), operating ferries along


the coastline of Alaska, intends to redevelop a former industrial site
into the Ward Cove Marine Terminal in Ketchikan for seasonal
(summer) ferry operations and for off-season (winter) a tie-up and
maintenance. Moffatt & Nichol is currently providing specialty
subconsultant services in terminal planning and site/civil design in
support of a feasibility study addressing redevelopment options. The
new marine and ferry terminal facility will include vessel berths,
vehicle staging for ferry riders, parking lots, and a building for administrative, warehouse, and

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maintenance activities. As part of the overall plan, the co-location of berthing and shoreside support for
NOAAs hydrographic survey ships was considered. The feasibility study is currently nearing completion
as ADOT&PF/AMHS considers funding alternatives. Preliminary design is anticipated to begin in late2013, with construction expected to commence in 2015.
NA V AL W EA PO N S ST AT I O N P OR T HA DL O CK AM MU N IT IO N P IE R I N S PE CT IO N
AN D REP A IR DE S I G N, P ORT HA DL OC K , WA SH I N GT O N
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Moffatt & Nichol performed an underwater inspection of the


ammunition pier, which revealed that some of the prestressed
concrete piles supporting this strategic facility were damaged as the
result of delayed ettringite formation. The damage necessitated a
program of replacement of certain piling on a scheduled, prioritized
basis. Moffatt & Nichol was been retained through a series of delivery
orders to design installation of replacement piles, which required
removal and replacement of utility trenches, pier deck, and portions of
the Operations Building. Design services included preparation of plans and specifications and provision
of construction-period services. Moffatt & Nichol also provided a repair design for the secondary fender
system. Moffatt & Nichol has tailored inspections and repairs for this facility with a program of aboveand below-water inspections and design for pile replacementsbased on the individual rate of
degradation of the pilesto be addressed in follow-on repair contracts. The repairs are designed to
prevent interference with future pile replacements. The program will ultimately result in all 1000+
structural piles being replaced at the facility.

DOWL/HKM

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Steve Anderson provided inspection services for the 2013 construction season for a project involving the
removal and replacement of sanitary sewer mains and service laterals, water mains and services, storm
drains and services, and reconstructing the roads and sidewalks. The construction involved 4,800 lineal
feet of roadway on Jackson and Monroe Streets, and 4th and 7th Avenues.
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Steve Anderson is providing concrete testing services for Dawson Construction. The project will
contribute 31,400 MW-hr to the Ketchikan power grid.
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Steve Anderson provided project management and client liaison services for a project addressing the
repair of infrastructure from the early 1900s. Water routing is through an approximately 100-foot long
tunnel and under a 150-foot span bridge.
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Steve Anderson provided quality assurance and quality control services to Eddy Stone Concrete.

Workload and Resources


Team Member
Shaun McFarlane, PE

Availability
35%

Current Workload

Bruce Ostbo, PE, SE

50%

Peggy Confer, PE,SE

50%

Ted Bell, PE

60%

Steve Andersen, PE

60%

City & Borough of Sitka, ANB Harbor


Replacement, Sitka, AK; Small boat harbor float
replacement
Crowley Marine Services, Captains Bay Dock
Development, Unalaska, AK; Planning and
preliminary engineering for the upgrade of a
deepwater dock
Municipality of Anchorage, Port of Anchorage
Business Plan, Anchorage, AK; (self -explanatory)
City of Seldovia, Seldovia Harbor Improvements,
Seldovia, AK; Harbor float replacement and
facility upgrades
Technip Trunkline LNG, Lake Charles, LA, Marine
Structures Design
Lehigh Cement Pier, Bellingham, WA, Pier
Condition Assessment
Port of Tacoma, Tacoma, WA, Dock Assessment
and Load Rating
Rivergate (Repair) CSS, Portland OR
Burnside (new marine Terminal) CSS, Burnside LA
Woods Hole Ferry Terminal Reconstruction;
Woods Hole, MA; Planning and design of the ferry
terminal reconstruction
New York - Citywide Ferry Study; New York, NY,
Planning of future ferry Terminals along the East
River
Golden Gate Ferry Terminal Reconstruction;
Sausalito, Larkspur and San Francisco, CA;
Reconstruction of three ferry terminals
Ward Cove, Ketchikan, AK, Redevelopment of a
Marine Terminal to service Alaska Marine
Highway System
Jackson Street Reconstruction CA&I, Ketchikan
Whitman Dam Materials Testing, Ketchikan
Ketchikan Raw Water, System Repairs (Design)
Ketchikan Aquatic Center Bus Turn-Around
(Design)

Construction support duties will conclude in early October 2013; not currently committed to any new
design projects.

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DOWL/HKM
This is the first commitment DOWL/HKM has made for Steve for the 2014 construction season, and it
will receive due priority.

Project Schedule

The Moffatt & Nichol Team is prepared to begin work immediately upon Notice to Proceed, and will
make the project a high priority in light of the importance of the Ketchikan Airport Ferry Terminal, and
these repairs, to the Borough, the citizens of Ketchikan, and visitors to the City.
The RFP articulates dates for project advertisement and award. Addendum No. 1 to the RFP included a
two-week extension for proposal submittal, and we thus assume that Notice of Intent to Award and
Approval of Contract Award by Assembly will likewise be extended by two weeks, to September 26 and
October 21, respectively. Based on these start dates, we propose to complete the work as described in
this Proposal and accompanying Price Proposal, subject to the following project timeline:

Please consider this an initial attempt to articulate a realistic but expeditious project timeline, based on
our understanding of the Boroughs needs as articulated in the RFP, and in our site meeting on August
28. Once under contract, Moffatt & Nichol will conduct a kickoff meeting with the Borough where we
will together review the project timeline and adjust the period of any elements of the work to better
align with the Boroughs needs. Moffatt & Nichol will subsequently develop and retain an active, up-todate task schedule for the duration of the project.
As with all other aspects of this written Proposal, the Moffatt & Nichol Team will be pleased to work
with the Borough to right-size the level of effort, emphasizing or de-emphasizing any elements of the
work that, in the Boroughs opinion, we may have under- or over-scoped based on our current limited
knowledge of the facility.

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Resumes
SHAUN MCFARLANE, PE (MOFFATT & NICHOL)
PR OJ E CT MA NA G ER
RE GI S T R ATI O N :

Professional Engineer: Alaska, 10086, 2000; Ontario, 30365803, 1991; Oregon, 77608, 2006;
Washington, 36304, 1999; Yukon Territory, 1517, 2006
E DU C ATI O N :

MBA, University of Washington; ME Ocean Engineering, Texas A&M University; BASc, Civil Engineering,
University of Waterloo, Ontario
E X PE RI E N CE :

Shaun has 24 years of diversified experience in waterfront engineering. His responsibilities have
included national and international marine and coastal projects for private and public industries, and all
levels of government agencies. His project experience includes floats, piers, wharves, bulkheads,
breakwaters, recreational, fishing and mixed-use harbors, shoreline protection, and marine dredging. He
has managed site selection, conceptual development, design, permitting, mitigation, bid document
preparation and evaluation, community and stakeholder involvement, and construction management.
RE LE V AN T E X PE RI E N C E :

Ore Dock Inspection & Assessment, Skagway, Alaska. Project manager for the topside, under-pier and
underwater inspection of an aging concrete and timber multi-purpose dock and conveyor system used
by the Municipality of Skagway for ore transshipment and cruise vessel moorage. The purpose of the
evaluation was to determine repairs prioritized to near-, mid-and long-term horizons, and to estimate
the residual life and as-is residual value of the structure. Project Cost: $7.6M
Deepwater Dock Condition Assessment, Cold Bay, Alaska. Project manager and inspector for topside
structural assessment, recommended repair strategy and budget-level costs for rehabilitation of an
aging pile-supported trestle. Project Cost: $4.2M
I & T Docks and Travelift Condition Assessment, Seward, Alaska. Project manager and lead inspector for
above- and under-pier condition assessment, residual life analysis and planning-level cost estimates to
upgrade and rehabilitate a deteriorating timber dock and loading facility serving the local fishing fleet.
Project Cost: $2.8M
Cordova Dock Condition Assessment, Cordova, Alaska. Lead inspector for detailed conditions assessment
of deteriorating timber pier scheduled for rehabilitation as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
Alaska Districts Cordova Harbor Improvements project. Project Cost: $1.8M
Colman Ferry Terminal Underwater Investigation, Seattle, Washington. Team leader and inspector for
underwater and under-pier investigation of a timber trestle ferry facility for Washington State Ferries.
Work involved Level I, II and III analysis of 400 select timber piles (approximately 20% of the facilitys
piling) as a review of another firms comprehensive inspection. Project Fee: $350K
RE FE RE N CE S :

Ore Dock Inspection and Assessment: Emily Deach, Municipal Manager (Acting), Municipality of
Skagway (907) 983-2297
Deepwater Dock Condition Assessment: Anne Bailey, Community Development Coordinator,
Aleutians East Borough (907) 274-7580

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BRUCE OSTBO, PE, SE (MOFFATT & NICHOL)


QU AL I T Y C O NT R OL & R E PA IR / REH A BI L I T AT IO N
RE GI S T R ATI O N :

Professional Engineer: Alaska, 10085; Washington, Structural, 22894; Washington, Civil, 22894;
Washington Bridge Inspector, G0518; Oregon, Structural, 64168; Oregon, 64168
E DU C ATI O N :

MS, Civil Engineering, University of Washington; BS Civil Engineering, University of Washington


E X PE RI E N CE :

Mr. Ostbo has 32 years of experience on a variety of waterfront and marine projects for structures
ranging from boat launches & simple docks to wharves, terminals, & complex, multi-use vessel mooring
facilities. He has managed the planning, condition survey and inspection, repair and modernization
design, new design, and design-build process for port authorities, private sector clients, and government
agencies, including the U.S. Navy, the Maritime Administration, and the U.S. Coast Guard. His range of
engineering experience and capabilities extends to on-site construction support & field inspection.
RE LE V AN T E X PE RI E N C E :

Port of Tacoma Open Order Civil/Structural Engineering Services, Tacoma, Washington. Team leader for
open order support services. Tasks included concrete wharf deck assessment and repair design, crane
busbar assessment, train derailment cost estimate, site improvements, securing a building envelope,
and an emergency rail crossing repair. Responsibilities involved planning, project management,
structural design support, assessment, and bid document preparation including drawings, specifications
and an engineers estimate. Project Fee: $150K
Skagway Ore Dock Condition Assessment, Skagway, Alaska. Marine structural engineer-diver for the
facility condition assessment of the Skagway Ore Dock. The dock, used for loading ore and providing
berthing space for cruise ships, consists of approximately 900 piling and is approximately 1,800 feet
long. The condition assessment report included findings, recommended repairs and costs, an estimate
of the remaining useful service life, and the present value of the dock. Project Fee: $169K
Port of Tacoma Asset Management Program, Tacoma, Washington. Marine structural engineer and dive
supervisor for the facility condition assessment of eight wharves at the Port of Tacoma. Assisted with
the above- and below-water condition assessment of the structures and the development of the
condition report, including findings, repair recommendations and costs, and assessment of level of
service. In addition, he was responsible for the creation of asset inventories for the eight wharves to be
used in the Ports asset management program. Project Fee: $375K
U.S. Coast Guard Station Sitka Maple Moorings Inspection, Sitka, Alaska. Project manager, diving
supervisor, and engineer-diver for the underwater and above-water condition survey of the support
piles and fender piles of this all-timber structure for the U.S. Coast Guard. Work included mooring and
berthing analyses, structural load rating, the preparation of a comprehensive report documenting what
was found, photographs of typical conditions and any damage, and recommendations for repairs.
Project Fee: $76K
RE FE RE N CE S :

USCG Station Sitka Maple Moorings Inspection: Richard Moniak, Branch Chief, USCG Civil
Engineering Unit Juneau, (907) 463-2434
Ore Dock Inspection and Assessment: Emily Deach, Municipal Manager (Acting), Municipality of
Skagway (907) 983-2297
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PEGGY CONFER, PE (MOFFATT & NICHOL)


EN G I NEE R O F R E C OR D / I N SP EC T I O N MA N AG ER
RE GI S T R ATI O N :

Professional Engineer: Alaska, Civil, CE8318, 1992; Washington, Structural, 23142, 1986
E DU C ATI O N :

BS, Ocean Engineering, University of Washington


E X PE RI E N CE :

Peggy is a senior structural engineer with 32 years of design experience in waterfront structures,
infrastructure, military facilities, buildings, and seismic rehabilitation. Her experience includes work with
steel, concrete, and timber with emphasis on economy and constructability. Ms. Confer also has
extensive experience in renovation and remodel projects. She has extensive experience with
multidiscipline teams, design of phased repair and rehabilitation of facilities in continuing operation, and
seismic design.
RE LE V AN T E X PE RI E N C E :

Rivergate Terminal Pier Inspection and Repair, Portland, Oregon. Field inspection and condition report
production for mooring, berthing, and loading facilities. Design and construction support for facilities
repair and replacement of walkways. Project Cost: $600K
Denman Island East and Hornby Island Ferry Terminals Rebuild, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Design
of loading ramp and head frame for two ferry dock replacements. The overall project involved
preliminary and final design engineering services to BC Ferries for reconstruction of the two terminals
with minimal impacts to ongoing ferry service. The loading ramps, wing walls and dolphins were
replaced as part of the project. Project Cost: $14M
BP Seattle Terminal Repairs, Seattle, Washington. Provided design and construction services for
replacement of the existing fender system with a new HDPE fender system including fender supports
along the wharf. Work also included replacement of the access float and ladder. Project Cost: $600K
Explosives Handling Wharf Waterfront Facilities Inspection and Repairs, Bangor, Washington. Design and
construction support for pile replacement under building. Concrete piles installed in the mid-70s have
deteriorated and require replacement. The work is being done in phases over several years as the facility
stays operational. Project Cost: $6.2M
North Marina Combined Projects, Des Moines, Washington. Structural Engineer for design of travel lift pier
and various upland structures at the Des Moines Marina. The project included demolition of the sling
launch and launch floats; replacement of the bulkhead wall; replacement of two existing gangways;
construction of a new travel lift pier. Project Cost: $3.1M
RE FE RE N CE S :

Rivergate Terminal Inspection and Repair: Jerrod Warner, J.R. Simplot (208) 235-5619
Explosives Handling Wharf: Ben Sutter, U.S. Navy (360) 396-1575
BP Seattle Terminal Fender Repairs: Craig Hammett, BP Services (425) 981-2527

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TED BELL, PE (MOFFATT & NICHOL)


SE N I OR A D VI S OR : F E RR Y F AC IL IT IE S
RE GI S T R ATI O N :

Professional Engineer: Washington, 26453, 1990; Hawaii, 11722, 2005; Connecticut, 29261, 2012; New
York, 090745-1, 2012; Massachusetts, 50284, 2013
E DU C ATI O N :

BS, Civil Engineering, University of Washington; BA, Economics, University of Washington


E X PE RI E N CE :

Ted has over 30 years of experience in transportation engineering with a specialty in ferry terminal
design and operations. He has worked with all of the major ferry operators in the North America and
internationally conducting ferry planning, operations analysis, repair and rehabilitation, and
implementation of capital improvements. He brings a broad range of experience on over 50 ferryrelated projects, from planning, environmental studies and permitting through design and construction.
Mr. Bell was Director of Terminal Engineering for Washington State Ferries (WSF) and has worked with
every WSF ferry route. He is a member of Interferry, PIANC, ShipPax and the Passenger Vessel
Association.
RE LE V AN T E X PE RI E N C E :

Lopez Island Ferry Terminal Floating Wingwalls, Washington State Ferries, Lopez Island, Washington.
Project principal for WSF task to repair/refurbish floating wingwalls at the Lopez Island Ferry Terminal.
The wingwalls were originally built in the early 1980s and consist of concrete floats, timber and rubber
fender elements and steel pile reaction frames to moor the floats. The ferry terminal is a critical lifeline
for the inhabitants of Lopez Island, which number several thousand year round. Several repair and
replacement options were analyzed. Moffatt & Nichol provided structural design services. Construction
was completed in 2012. Project Cost: $2.0M
Woods Hole Ferry Terminal Reconstruction, Woods Hole, Marthas Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship
Authority, Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The steamship Authority operates vehicle and passenger ferries
between Woods Hole on the mainland and Marthas Vineyard. Moffatt & Nichol, is responsible for
marine, coastal, civil and traffic engineering for the project. Lead marine engineering for ferry slip
reconstruction, along with traffic and civil engineering associated with reconstruction of the entire ferry
terminal. The project is completing the feasibility study phase now, and will initiate design in early 2014.
Project Cost: $40M
Ward Cove Marine Terminal, Alaska Marine Highway System, Ketchikan, Alaska. Project manager
responsible for terminal planning and site/civil design elements for marine terminal. Alaskas state ferry
system is redeveloping a former industrial site as a ferry terminal and maintenance facility. During the
summer, ferries will operate out of the terminal and during the winter, vessels will lay up for
maintenance. Prepared vehicle and passenger forecasts, and site/civil preliminary design, plus cost
estimates. Project Cost: $76M
RE FE RE N CE S :

Lopez Island Ferry Terminal Floating Wingwalls: Lei Lu, Washington State Ferries (206) 515-3848
Ward Cove Marine Terminal: Matt Tanaka, ADOT&PF/AMHS (907) 268-0824
BC Ferries, Steve Mayall (250) 381-1401

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STEVE ANDERSEN (DOWL/ HKM)


L EA D I N SPE CT OR / C O N ST RU CT I O N SU PP ORT
E DU C ATI O N :

Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Engineering, Idaho State University, 2003


Associate of Applied Art, Engineering, College of Southern Idaho, 1995
E X PE RI E N CE :

Steve is well-suited to provide local project coordination for projects involving elements from multiple
engineering specialties. Steve has 18 years of practical experience in structural engineering, civil
engineering, traffic engineering, equipment design, and equipment fabrication. His structural designs
include working with steel, timber and concrete structures. He has provided roadway and traffic design,
geotechnical investigation, site plans, and subdivision design. Steve has developed Storm Water
Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) and Erosion and Sediment Control Plans (ESCP). Among Steves
notable agriculture designs are custom dairy machinery, and automated slaughter equipment. He has an
appreciation for the business end of projects, having been a partner in an equipment design and
fabrication business, and having provided contract design services as a sole proprietor.
RE LE V AN T E X PE RI E N C E :

Jackson Street Reconstruction, Construction Administration and Inspection, Ketchikan, Alaska. Steve has
provided inspection services for the 2013 construction season. This project involved removing and
replacing all sanitary sewer mains and service laterals, water mains and services, storm drains and
services, and reconstructing the roads and sidewalks. Construction involved 4,800 feet of roadway on
Jackson Street, 7th Avenue, 4th Avenue, and Monroe Street. Project Fee: $230K (multiple seasons)
Whitman Dam Materials Testing, Ketchikan, Alaska. Steve is providing concrete testing services for
Dawson Construction. The project will produce 31,400 MW-hr. Project Fee: $15K
Ketchikan Raw Water, Ketchikan, Alaska. Steve has provided project management and client liaison
services for this project which addresses the repair of infrastructure from the early 1900s. Water routing
is through about 100 feet of tunnel and under a 150 foot bridge. Project Fee: $46K
Wrangell Marine Service Center, Phase II, Wrangell, Alaska. Steve provided quality assurance and quality
control services to Eddy Stone Concrete. Project Fee: $2K
RE FE RE N CE S :

Jackson Street Reconstruction, Construction Administration and Inspection: Cliff Allen, Engineering
Manager, City of Ketchikan (907) 228-4720Whitman Dam Materials Testing: Mark Fairhart, Hatch
Engineering (206) 352-5730
Ketchikan Raw Water: John Kleinegger, Water Division Manager, Ketchikan Public Utilities (907) 2282441Wrangell Marine Service Center, Ph. II: Cliff Skillings, Eddystone Ready Mix (907) 617-9400

Ketchikan Gateway Borough 11

GREG UPDIKE (ALASKA COMMERCIAL DIVERS, INC.)


DI V E SU PER V I S OR
E X PE RI E N CE :

Greg Updike and crew have over 30 years of combined experience in commercial diving in SE Alaska.
Greg is certified through Association of Diving Contractors International as a mixed gas dive and Diver
Supervisor. All crew has 40 - Hazwoper, 1st aid and CPR plus TWIC cards.
C AP AI LI TI E S I N C L UDE :

Rapid Response Program for Expediting Arrival at Emergency Sites or Situations


Environmental Surveys and Reports Required for EPA and DEC Permit Renewal and
Monitoring
Hazardous Materials Response in Marine and Shore Environments HAZMAT Certified
Repair and Install Outfall and Pipe Lines
Preparation Work for Pile Driving and Underwater Dredging Equipment
Onsite Video Surveys or Video Reports of Piling, Damaged Hulls or Other U/W Conditions
Inspect and Repair 25-700 Foot Vessels U/W Welding and Cutting Certified
Removal and Replacement of Propellers and Zincs
Underwater Support for Vessels Entering Dry Dock
Devise and Set Anchor Systems
Install Anti Corrosion Systems for Vessels, Barges and Static Sites
Underwater Locating and Recovery

L O C AL AN D I N TE R N ATI O N AL C LI E N T S :

United States Coast Guard


CH2M HIL
EVS Consultants
Crowley Marine Services
Alaska State Troupers
US Navy
PND Engineers, Inc
DEC State of Alaska
Princes Cruise Lines: P&O
Lloyds of London
Cruise Line Agency of Alaska

State of Alaska Ferries


Alaska Marine Lines
TerraSond Limited
Trident Seafoods
Holland America
Sealaska Corp.
Bureau of Indian Affairs
American Civil Constructors
Alaska Ship and Dry Dock
Seine Association

Ketchikan Gateway Borough 12

PROPOSAL CHECKLIST
This Proposal Checklist is a summary of the forms and materials required as part of
your firms proposal. Respondents are urged to thoroughly read the entire proposal. It
may be helpful to use this checklist to help ensure compliance with the submission
requirements.
Place a check mark () in the box next to each qualification when completed.
PROCEDURAL QUALIFICATIONS
Respondents must be registered (company name, address, telephone number,

and fax number) with the Borough Procurement Officer as indicated in this
solicitation.

Proposals must be received in the Office of the Borough Clerk no later than the
date and time indicated in solicitation.

FORM AND CONTENT OF PROPOSALS

Proposals must be in a sealed envelope or box clearly marked with the name of
the project on the outside of the envelope or box in order to be considered
responsive.

The proposal (exclusive of the price-proposal component) must be submitted.

At least three printed copies of the proposal (exclusive of the price-proposal


component) are requested for the convenience of the Borough (one of the copies
should be suitable for copying, specifically it should not be bound and it should
be printed on one side of 8.5-inch by 11-inch white paper).

At least one copy of the complete proposal (exclusive of the price-proposal


component) in electronic format (MS Word or text-searchable PDF-document on
a CD) is requested for the convenience of the Borough.

Respondents must list and acknowledge receipt of each Addendum on the


Proposal Documentation form by signing in the space provided and listing the
date that it was received.

Respondents must fill out the Subcontractors List included in the Proposal
Documentation indicating the name(s) of any anticipated subcontractors for the
proposed project. Use multiple pages if necessary. For portions of the work
where a subcontractor will be selected by competitive proposals at a later date
enter the type of Work to be subcontracted followed by To be Determined. For
example: Electrical To Be Determined. If the use of subcontractors is not
anticipated, N/A or NONE is to be written on the form.

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Should the proposer have any deviations, modifications or proposed alternatives


to the proposal, they must be indicated on an Exception Summary included in the
Proposal Documentation. If there are no exceptions to the proposal or any of
the proposals accompanying documents, N/A or NONE be written on
the form.

The Proposal Documentation Forms must be signed by an individual authorized


to bind the respondent. All proposers, other than individuals, must include
evidence of authorization to sign on behalf of the corporation, partnership, limited
liability company, or other organization. Failure to provide evidence of authority
to sign on behalf of the respondent will not be grounds for rejection if the
Borough is able to confirm the authority of the signer to bind the respondent.

The Price Proposal must be submitted in a separate sealed envelope marked as


the price proposal component. The separate sealed and marked envelope
containing the price proposal must be placed within the sealed envelope or box
containing the proposal. Price proposals must be submitted on the forms
supplied.

One electronic copy (CD) of the Price Proposal is requested for the convenience
of the Borough. If provided, the CD must be included in the separate sealed
envelope marked as the price proposal component.

If required by the RFP, Respondents must provide a properly executed Bid Bond
(Bids or price proposals between $25,000 and $100,000 require a surety of 10%
of the total bid or price proposal. Bids or price proposals greater than $100,000
require a surety of $10,000 plus 5% of the bid or price over $100,000 (e.g., a
$110,000 bid or price proposal requires a surety of $10,500)).Use the Bid Bond
Form included in the Price Proposal Form package. If a Bid Bond is not
necessary for this project, N/A or NONE is to be written on the form. If a bid
bond is required, it must be included in the separate sealed envelope marked as
the price proposal component.

Proposals must respond directly to the evaluation criteria for this project as
specified in the Select Criteria Section and must include the contents specified in
the Proposal Content and Format section. (Note: The determination whether a
proposal responds directly to the evaluation criteria for this project will not be
made by the Borough Clerk or designee at the time of the opening of the
proposals. Instead the Proposal Review Team or the Borough Manager will,
during the proposal review process, determine whether each proposal responds
directly to the evaluation criteria. Proposals that do not meet that requirement
will be considered non-responsive.

Completion of this checklist does not guarantee that a proposal will be


considered to be responsive. The checklist is provided strictly as a courtesy to
respondents.
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PROPOSAL DOCUMENTATION FORMS


GENERAL ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Marine Engineering and Project Management
Services for Repairs to the Airport Ferry Landing
Award of Project. The Borough shall have the right to reject this proposal and such
proposal shall remain open and may not be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days after
the date prescribed for its closing. This proposal shall remain open and may not be
withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days after the date prescribed for its closing. The
Borough reserves the right to reject any proposal submitted under this RFP and the right to
cancel the procurement altogether without liability to proposers.
Notice of Acceptance. Notice of acceptance and award of the project or requests for
additional information may be addressed to the undersigned Respondent at the business
address set forth in this proposal.
Minimum Standards. The required work and/or specifications attached herein shall be
considered as the minimum standards acceptable to the Borough. Any deviations,
modifications, or alternatives proposed shall be specified and clarified by the respondent on
the provided form as an EXCEPTION SUMMARY. Insufficient information pertaining to
exceptions shall be at the respondents risk and may result in rejection of the proposal.
Respondent certification.
By signature on this proposal documentation, the undersigned respondent certifies that:
A. The respondent will comply will all insurance requirements in this RFP;
B. The respondent will comply with all applicable local, state, and federal laws,
including but not limited to, wage and hour laws and non-discrimination laws;
C. The respondent will comply with all terms and conditions set out in this RFP;
D. The respondents proposal was independently arrived at, without collusion,
under penalty of perjury; and
E. The proposal will remain open and valid for at least 60 days from the closing
date of the RFP.
Receipt of Addenda. Receipt of the following Addenda to the RFP Documents is hereby
acknowledged.
ADDENDUM NO.

DATE OF RECEIPT
OF ADDENDUM

SIGNED
ACKNOWLEDGMENT

09/05/2013
________________

______________________

2.

09/23/2013
________________

______________________

3.

________________

______________________

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4.

________________

______________________

(Note: Failure to acknowledge receipt of each addendum will be considered an


irregularity and will result in rejection of the proposal.)
RESPONDENT:
By: _____________________________________________________________
Shaun MCFarlane, PE
Title: ___________________________________________________________
Business Unit Leader
Alaska Business License No. ________________________________________
945528
Moffatt & Nichol
Company/Firm Name ______________________________________________
(907) 677-7500
Telephone _______________________________________________________
Fax No. _________________________________________________________
(907) 677-7577
Mobile No. _______________________________________________________
(907) 231-3369
Business Address _________________________________________________
880 H. Street, Suite 208, Anchorage, AK 99501-3450
Email ___________________________________________________________
smcfarlane@moffattnichol.com
Pursuant to and in compliance with the Request for Proposals, the undersigned
respondent, being fully familiarized with all the terms of the specifications hereby
proposes and agrees to deliver, within the time and in the manner stipulated in the
proposal for the following:
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Services for Repairs to the Airport Ferry Landing
______________________________________________
Signature of Individual Authorized to Bind the Respondent
Shaun McFarlane, PE, Business Unit Leader
_________________________________________________________
Printed Name and Title of Individual Authorized to Bind the Respondent
____________________
9/24/13
Date

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EXCEPTION SUMMARY
Any deviations, modifications, or alternatives proposed. If there are no exceptions to
note, indicate N/A on the form and include it with the Proposal Documentation.
N/A

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SUBCONTRACTOR LIST
SUBCONTRACTORS: The respondent may not subcontract greater than fifty percent of
this project without prior written approval of the Borough. List all subcontractors who
will be providing greater than 5 percent of the project work and an approximate
percentage of their individual participation by discipline. If the use of subcontractors
is not anticipated, N/A or NONE is to be written on the form. Use additional
copies of this form as needed.
SUBCONTRACTORS:
Company/Firm Name ____________________________________________________
DOWL/HKM
Estimated percentage of subcontractors participation by discipline ______________
12%
Telephone ____________________________________________________________
(907) 220-0682
Fax No._______________________________________________________________
(907) 780-3535
1225 Tongass Avenue, Suite 4A, Ketchikan, AK 99901
Business Address_______________________________________________________

Company/Firm Name ____________________________________________________


Alaska Commerical Divers, Inc.
3%
Estimated percentage of subcontractors participation by discipline _______________
Telephone ____________________________________________________________
(907) 247-0771
(907) 220-9495
Fax No._______________________________________________________________
Business Address_______________________________________________________
P.O. Box 9351, Ketchikan, AK 99901

Company/Firm Name ____________________________________________________


Estimated percentage of subcontractors participation by discipline _______________
Telephone ____________________________________________________________
Fax No._______________________________________________________________
Business Address______________________________________________________
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