Construction & engineering consultant sought for Shingle Creek Trail segment

The city of Orlando wants to hire a consultant for the construction, engineering and inspection of a new 2.3-mile stretch of Shingle Creek Trail near the tourism corridor, according to a Request for Qualification Statements (RQS) issued on Monday.

The Shingle Creek Trail is a joint project involving Orange and Osceola counties, and the cities of Orlando and Kissimmee. When completed it will be part of a larger trail network that stretches from Kissimmee to Wekiva Springs State Park, and from Orlando to Mascotte. 

This stage of the project consists of a 12- to 14-foot wide concrete multi-use trail between Oak Ridge Road and Sand Lake Road, a distance of approximately 2.3 miles.

Work will include a six-inch thick concrete trail, fencing, pedestrian guide railing, gravity walls, minor drainage improvements, sod installation, striping, two overlook boardwalks and a trail head. Three prefabricated pedestrian bridges will also be included on the new trail segment. 

The chosen consultant will perform construction, engineering and inspection services (CEI), as well as contract compliance services for the project. The contract is expected to last at least 18 months.

CPH of Sanford prepared the final design plans, and has estimated construction cost at $4.54 million. The project is being primarily funded through the Florida Department of Transportation's Local Agency Program (LAP). 

Applications are due Jan. 11 by 2 p.m. to the city's Procurement and Contracts Division at City Hall.

Complete documents for RQS no. 18-0009 can be found at the city's VendorLink webpage

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