Contracting

Thank you for your interest in the CTA’s RPM Phase One Project. The Walsh-Fluor Design-Build Team encourages you to register your company with us for the RPM Phase One Project so we can learn more about your organization and keep you apprised of upcoming events and contract opportunities.

To register your firm for upcoming bidding opportunities, download our Pre-Qualification Form below, and return your completed form to us at pre-qual@WFDBT.com.

Download the Walsh-Fluor Design-Build Team’s DBE Pre-Qualification Form here

We thank you for your interest!

The Walsh-Fluor Design-Build Team

DBE Commitment

The Walsh-Fluor Design-Build Team is committed to actively engaging, developing, and partnering with the DBE subcontracting and supplier community. Our team understands that a critical element to creating a successful project is the involvement of DBE firms from the onset. We look forward to working with DBE firms and community stakeholders to revitalize Chicago’s critical transit infrastructure.

Current DBE Participation

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  • Total Number of Firms

DBE REQUIREMENTS

To work with the Walsh-Fluor Design-Build Team on this historic project, all DBE firms must be certified by the Illinois Unified Certification Program (IL UCP), which includes the CTA, IDOT, City of Chicago, Metra, and Pace.

For more information on how to certify your company as an eligible DBE firm for this project, visit the CTA’s Business Diversity Management System by clicking here.

CapBuild Program

Through the CapBuild™ Program, Walsh-Fluor is committed to providing service offerings to build financial capacity and credit worthiness for small businesses that are DBE-certified or interested in becoming DBE-certified firms. CapBuild™ is designed to provide financial guidance to small businesses and certified DBEs by offering direct loan placement for financial needs, such as mobilization, working capital, equipment, and other cash flow needs.

CapBuild™ is now in collaboration with Chicago’s Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC Chicago) to promote CTA’s Building Small Businesses Program, venturing to implement such programs City-wide on all CTA projects.

We invite interested small businesses in the Chicago area to register and participate in one of our monthly workshops. This includes firms interested in bidding on contracts for RPM Phase One and other CTA projects.

MFI and
Community Bank Utilization

Walsh-Fluor is committed to actively participating in the sustainability and growth of communities near the RPM Phase One project. We recognize the importance of the health of financial institutions that serve citizens in these communities and we understand that community banks serve as important stakeholders in the neighborhoods’ revitalization. Walsh-Fluor is proud to partner with the following minority-owned financial institutions (MFIs) and community banks to help foster local economic growth and ensure financial resources are put back into the community the Project is supporting:

Upcoming Procurement Schedule

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Contractor & Supplier Opportunities

To receive access to the contract documents for a specific scope and to submit a bid for the project, please fill out and return the Pre-Qualification form above and e-mail it to RPMDiversity@wfdbt.com.

Please indicate all scopes of work you are interested in performing, the labor unions to which you are signatory, and specify any small and/or minority business classifications your firm possesses (e.g. DBE, MBE, and WBE).

To assist certified DBE Subconsultants, Subcontractors and Suppliers, our team is committed to developing multiple bid packages for each work scope relative to geography and schedule to maximize the participation of disadvantaged businesses where practical. We also encourage all small businesses (e.g. M/W/SBE) who are willing to apply for DBE certification, or seek reciprocity within Illinois, to also consider this project.

All subcontractors and material suppliers are required to execute our standard “Subcontract Agreement” and/or “Purchase Order”, and provision of a Performance & Payment bond for any subcontract with a value greater than $250,000.00 is a project requirement. If there are any questions or concerns with our standard subcontract, bonding requirements, insurance, or any other matter regarding this project please feel free to contact us. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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