ALASKA RAILROAD CORPORATION
327 W. Ship Creek Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99501
November 30, 2023
Request for Quote # 23-72-211542
The Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) is soliciting bid from interested concerns for
PASSENGER CAR FLOORING INSTALLATION
Emailed quotes will be received at:
Alaska Railroad Corporation
327 West Ship Creek Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99501
Until 3:00 p.m. local time December 15, 2023. The email used in submitting your offer
shall be plainly marked with the following information;
a.) Offeror’s Name
b.) Date and time schedule for receipt of offer
c.) Project title
IMPORTANT: ARRC may award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the
responsive bidder whose bid conforming to this solicitation will be the most
advantageous to the ARRC. ARRC may reject any or all offers if such action is in the
best interest of ARRC, and waive informalities and minor irregularities in offers received.
Any resulting contract from this solicitation shall incorporate the Standard Instructions,
and General Terms and Conditions incorporated in this solicitation.
PRE-BID/Site Visit Conference: A Pre-Quote Conference and Site Visit is scheduled
for December 6, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at the Alaska Railroad General Office Building (GOB)
327 W. Ship Creek Ave. Anchorage, AK 99501. All Contractors will sign-in at the pre-bid
conference and once the conference is completed, will proceed to the Car Shop.
Please dress appropriately for weather and safety, PPE is required to include: hardhats
safety glasses and steel toe boots.
REQUIRED CONTRACT PROVISIONS FOR FEDERAL-AID CONTRACTS (Less than
$100,000.00) (Revised 7.20.2023) can be found at
Federal Grant Funds - Federal Transportation Administration Work associated with this
contract is funded by funds from the Federal Railroad Administration (FTA) and the Alaska
Railroad Corporation (ARRC). It is the sole responsibility of the Contractor to determine which
designated provisions are applicable to this project. .
A bidder's failure to visit the work site will in no way relieve the bidder of the responsibility
of performing the work in strict compliance with the true intent and meaning of the terms,
conditions and specifications of this RFQ.
If a bidder attaches additional terms and conditions as part of the bid, such attachments
must be accompanied by a disclaimer stating that in the event of conflict between the
terms and conditions of this RFQ and the terms and conditions of the bidder/contractor,
the terms and conditions of the RFQ will prevail.
ARRC Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program: ARRC is an equal opportunity
corporation that encourages the participation of DBEs as prime contractors and subcontractors
on its contracts funded in whole or in part by agencies within the U.S. Department of
Transportation (USDOT), including the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the Federal
Railroad Administration (FRA), and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). ARRC has a
race-neutral DBE Program and does not set DBE goals on individual solicitations. Nonetheless,
ARRC aspires to achieve an overall DBE participation of 4.0% in federal fiscal years 2022-2024
on USDOT-funded contracts. If this contract is funded in whole or in part by funds from the
USDOT, it is imperative that you consult the Federal Terms and Conditions portion of this
The Alaska Railroad is a member of Green Star (http://www.greenstarinc.org/).
ARRC earned an initial Green Star Award in 1994 and a Green Star Air Quality
Award in 2007. The Alaska Railroad considers Green Star membership to be a
positive business attribute, and regards a Green Star award as a tangible sign of an
organization’s commitment to environmental stewardship and continual
improvement within its operations.
This solicitation is not to be construed as a commitment of any kind nor does it commit
the ARRC to pay for any costs incurred in the submission of an offer or for any other
incurred cost prior to the execution of a formal contract. Please direct all responses and/or
questions concerning this solicitation to Lee Thompson, Alaska Railroad Corporation,
Contracts Department, 327 Ship Creek Avenue, 2nd Floor, Anchorage, Alaska 99501,
telephone number (907) 265-2355 or cel, (907) 854-3141.
C. Lee Thompson
Alaska Railroad Corporation
SCOPE OF WORK / MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITY QUESTIONNAIRE [FORM
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. 2023 PASSENGER COACH FLOORING INSTALLATION PLANS.
2. FORBO FLOTEX SHEET CARPET INSTALLATION GUIDANCE
3. NORA FLOORING INSTALLATION GUIDE
4. PDS NORA PU 310 ADHESIVE
REQUIRED FOR BID. Bids will not be considered if the following documents are not
completely filled out and submitted at the time of bidding:
1. Cost Schedule
2. Contractor Responsibility Questionnaire - [Form 395-0138]
REQUIRED FOR AWARD. In order to be awarded the contract, the successful bidder must
completely fill out and submit the following documents within the time specified in the intent to
1. Certificate of Insurance - [from Insurance Carrier]
2. Alaska Contractors and Business Licenses
3. Service Contract/Purchase Order - Notice to Proceed (ARRC Generated)
SCOPE OF WORK
ARR 554-557, 651 &652 Flooring Install Scope of Work - Summary
Installation of industrial rubber finish flooring, modular carpet tile, broadloom carpet, wall
cove base trim and Low Location Exit Path Marking (LLEPM) track per drawings and
specifications contained or referenced herein. Car numbers 554-557, 651 & 652 (six in total)
currently located at the Alaska Railroad Car Shop in Anchorage, Alaska. Coach 554 is accessible
beginning February 5, 2024 following completion of subfloor repairs by others. Coaches 555-557
are accessible beginning January 15, 2024, and coaches 651 & 652 are available beginning April
Contractor shall perform and provide the following:
1. Schedule time and date of work with ARRC representative within work window schedule
below. Contractor will be required to work within the blue flag track protection of ARRC
Carmen during their working hours (6am-4pm Mon-Fri).
2. Maintain a clean work area with proper ventilation when using chemicals or glue.
3. Use only quality materials, e.g. primers, leveling compounds, adhesives, cove base, etc.
in the installation of passenger car flooring.
4. Perform professional level, high quality flooring installation work.
5. Contractor will be required to provide all labor and materials (including flooring adhesive,
leveling compound and primer as indicated in the plans and scope of work below)
necessary to remove and reinstall passenger car tables and seating, demo existing
flooring and install new flooring according to manufacturer’s recommendations and
6. Installed flooring shall have tight joints and matching heights at seams.
7. Flooring contractor will be responsible for finish leveling of subfloor to required standards
with non-cementitious leveling compound.
Scope of Work
Perform the following work on passenger cars: ARR 554:
1. Remove seats and tables for reinstallation after installing new carpet tile in seating
areas. Care must be taken to prevent damage to seat frames, upholstery, tables and all
interior fittings. Contractor will be responsible for the cost of replacing or repairing any
damage to interior furniture, fittings and fixtures.
2. Demo existing broadloom carpet under seating areas per attachment 1. CAUTION: Care
must be taken to prevent delaminating sheet metal facing from the existing subfloor
during carpet demo.
3. Install ARRC provided modular carpet tile (Mohawk Braided Stream II or similar, 24”
tiles) in seating areas per attachment 1.
a. Carpet tile adhesive provided by contractor after submittal approval by ARRC.
4. Reinstall existing seats and tables into original location using existing fasteners.