FHWA – Central Lands Division is currently in pre-solicitation with a tentative advertisement date of July 8, 2015. For more information regarding the project including bid documents (when available) use the following link to the FHWA solicitation website:
This project is for improvements to John F. Kennedy Memorial Drive in Shasta County from the intersection with State Route 299 to the Brandy Creek Bridge for a total length of about 4.7 miles.
The project site lies in the Whiskeytown National Recreational Area near Redding, CA. It is in a natural setting with high visitor traffic during the summer months requiring a an aggressive construction schedule and a carefully executed traffic management plan. The project crosses the Whiskeytown Dam, a U.S. Bureau of Reclamation facility.
Advertised RFPs and RFQs
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) firms are strongly encouraged to participate in Shasta County's contract opportunities. County projects funded in whole or in part with federal funding sources are subject to DBE requirements set forth in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 26, and the State of California Department of Transportation DBE Program Plan, as well as other Caltrans guidelines. For these projects, specific DBE requirements and project goals are detailed in the project's bid specifications.
Each year a Plan is submitted to Caltrans listing the measures the County will take to assist Caltrans in achieving its overall statewide DBE goal. The Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Liaison Officer can be contacted at (530) 225-5661.
There are many useful resources available to assist you in your DBE and SBE program efforts. Please review the information below, and visit the links to the various web sites provided.
Federal Highway Administration's Civil Rights
FHWA Power Point Presentation - Tips for Evaluating Good Faith Efforts
Caltrans Local Assistance Procedures Manual Forms
Caltrans Division of Local Assistance Office Bulletins
Caltrans Office of Business and Economic Activity
To search for certified DBEs, visit the Caltrans California Unified Certification Program website.
To find information about becoming a certified DBE, visit the Department of Transportation Office of Business and Economic Opportunity website.