Region 2 Bridge Project | Design Phase

About the Project

CDOT will replace 17 rural bridges across key highway corridors in Region 2, and is soliciting Letters of Interest from companies or teams interested in providing Design-Build Services for the project. The 17 rural bridges that comprise the project are on essential highway corridors in southeastern and central Colorado.

The key corridors (US 350, US 24, CO 239 and CO 9) provide rural
mobility, intra- and interstate commerce, movement of agricultural products and supplies, and access to tourist destinations. The design-build budget for the project is estimated to be in the range of $35 to $45 million.

Project Schedule

Request for Letters of Interest: July 31, 2020
Statements of Interest Due: Aug. 27, 2020
Request for Qualifications: Sept. 14, 2020
Statement of Qualifications Due: Nov. 12, 2020
Shortlisted Design-Build Teams Announced: Dec. 15, 2020
Draft RFP Issued: May 13, 2021
Final RFP Issued: June 10, 2021
Proposals Due: Sept. 23, 2021
Notice of Award: Nov. 5, 2021
Notice to Proceed 1: April 15, 2022
Notice to Proceed 2: June 29, 2022

CDOT has determined that design-build delivery provides the best opportunity to complete the
design and construction of the project. The goals for the project are:

  1. Maximize project scope and improvements within the project budget and schedule.
  2. Minimize project delivery time. This includes acceleration of the project to ensure obligation
    and completion dates meet or beat the statutory requirements.
  3. Minimize impacts and inconveniences to the traveling public during construction.
  4. Provide design and construction strategies that maximize structure service life.

A Request for Qualifications will only be sent to those companies or teams submitting a Statement of
Interest containing the information required below. After evaluation of the Statement of Qualifications from prospective design-build teams, CDOT will establish a short list of eligible teams. A Request for Proposals (RFP) will be sent to those teams, and submittals will be evaluated using best-value criteria. The RFP will include a conceptual design and will encourage innovation from the private sector to maximize the project scope delivered.

Region 2 RFP Process & Information

Region 2 Project Delivery Selection Matrix