On October 27, 2014, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting statements of qualifications (SOQs) from qualified firms interested in submitting proposals for the design and construction of the $900 million I-405 Improvement Project (the Project) through a design-build contract. OCTA is seeking a private firm that is experienced in managing, designing and constructing general use roadways.

The Project will consist of designing and constructing an improvement that generally adds one general-purpose lane in each direction of I-405 from approximately Euclid Street to Interstate 605. The Project is located in Orange County, in the Cities of Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach and Westminster.

Firms will have until December 18, 2014 to submit their SOQs in response to the RFQ. OCTA will then review the SOQs and shortlist the most highly qualified firms to provide design-build services for the Project. The anticipated announcement of shortlisted proposers is set for March 9, 2015.

The RFQ is posted on OCTA’s website here.