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Volume 40 - Issue 39 - September 30, 2021

(Published in the Kansas Register September 30, 2021.)

South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad

Request for Proposals

Interested parties are invited to submit a proposal for providing materials as well as freight to location for the rehabilitation of 65 crossings, the installation of 34 miles of a minimum 115# CWR, installation of 12 new (minimum size of) #115/turnouts, provide 148,685 ties, provide 60,390 tons of granite ballast and the pick-up of approximately 6,000 GT of scrap material for the proposed South Kansas and Oklahoma (SKOL) Railroad project.

Scope of Work

Provide material for Rail Relay

A total of 34 miles (359,040 Linear Feet) of a minimum 115# #1 (or equivalent to) Relay Welded CWR OR new rail; delivered to SKOL Interchange via CWR Train.

Interchange locations for the SKOL Railroad will be provided with the bid document as well as material specification information. The supplier for these materials will coordinate material timelines/arrivals with the contractor tasked with unloading, as well as the SKOL. Information regarding specific laydown areas will also be provided. Provide spikes, anchors, tie plates, transition rails, joint bars and joint welds.

Provide material for the rehabilitation of 65 Crossings

  • Provide all necessary materials and logistical services for the rehabilitation of 65 crossings of varying lengths, material make-up and specifications
  • Provide new 7x9x10’ (Grade 5) ties
  • Provide 39’ 115# Rail Blanks
  • Provide Pandrol e-clip assemblies, crossing lag bolts, anchors, drainage tubes, geotextile fabric and I-bonds

All items will be provided with specified delivery locations. Amounts of these items will be provided within the detailed bid document.

Provide material for the SKOL’s 148,685 Tie Project

  • Provide all necessary materials and logistical services for this project stretching from Cherryvale, Kansas to Tulsa, Oklahoma, delivered to SKOL Interchange
  • Provide 148,685, new 7x9x8.6’ (Grade 5) crossties. (74,625 ties – Tulsa Subdivision; 37,250 ties – Moline Subdivision; 33,750 ties – Neodesha Subdivision; 3,060 ties – Port of Catoosa Lead)
  • Provide all spikes, tie plates and anchors

All items will be provided with specified delivery locations. Amounts of these items will be provided within the detailed bid document.

Provide material for Turnout replacement and upgrades

  • Provide all necessary materials and logistical services for 12 turnouts on the SKOL’s Tulsa Subdivision
  • Provide complete turnout packages based on the SKOL Turnout Specifications provided with the bidding document

All items will be provided with specified delivery locations. Amounts of these items will be provided within the detailed bid document.

Provide material for the SKOL’s 60,390 Ton Ballast Installation Project

  • Provide all necessary materials and logistical services for this project stretching from Cherryvale, Kansas to Tulsa, Oklahoma, delivered to SKOL Interchange
  • Provide 60,390 tons, new 4A grade railroad ballast. (29,850 tons – Tulsa Subdivision; 14,880 tons – Moline Subdivision; 13,500 tons – Neodesha Subdivision; 2,160 tons – Port of Catoosa Lead)
  • Provide all spikes, tie plates and anchors

All items will be provided with specified delivery locations. Amounts of these items will be provided within the detailed bid document.

Minimum Requirements

Submittals

The following documents shall be submitted by the Supplier(s) as part of the project–at the times listed:

  • Bid document with company cover letter
  • Schedule of material delivery – submitted with proposal

Materials

All materials shall meet the requirements found in the project plans and/or specifications as well as applicable AREMA requirements. All suppliers must recognize this is a federal contract and agree to comply with federal requirements, most importantly, “Buy America.” Material and equipment laydown areas shall be provided to you at a later date.

Pre-Proposal Meeting

The SKOL Railroad will not hold a pre-proposal meeting for this project. Any questions that you have may be directed to Cameron Ginther, Project Manager, phone 785-513-6049, email cameron.ginther@watco.com, or Alicia Stimpson, Purchasing Manager – Projects, phone 208-734-4644 ext. 302100, email astimpson@watco.com. Any additional information learned will be shared between all Suppliers to keep all bidding fair and honest. There will be a period of no more questions beginning October 14, 2021.

Submission of a Proposal

All proposals must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. Thursday, October 21, 2021. All submitted proposals will be reviewed by the SKOL Railroad. Please ensure your proposal includes all required information. All incomplete proposals shall be rejected. The structure of your proposal must be able to be clearly understood.

Cameron Ginther
Project Manager
Watco

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