PORT OF SEATTLE 

 

MEMORANDUM

 

 

COMMISSION AGENDA 

 

Item No. 

5c 

 

Date of Meeting 

May 12, 2009 

DATE:

  

April 22, 2009 

 

 

 
TO:

  

Tay Yoshitani, Chief Executive Officer  

 
FROM:  

Mark Longridge, Capital Project Manager  

   

 

SUBJECT:

   Procurement of Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Professional 

Service Agreements  

REQUESTED ACTION 

Authorization for the Chief Executive Officer to enter into an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite 
Quantity (IDIQ) contracts for geotechnical and underwater diving services to be used to support 
Seaport, Real Estate, Aviation and Capital Development Divisions Service Directives.  IDIQ 
contract for the services will not exceed $500,000 each for geotechnical and underwater diving, 
for a total NTE amount of $1,000,000. 

 

SYNOPSIS 

In accordance with the Port’s mission to create economic vitality and of our strategy to be a high 
performance organization, Seaport Project Management proposes to advertise and select two or 
more qualified firms to provide Underwater Dive and Geotechnical services to Seaport, Real 
Estate, Aviation and Capital Development Divisions. 

BACKGROUND 

The Port enters into a substantial number of Service Agreements each year.  Each requires a 
significant amount of time and paperwork to process.   
 
Over the last three months, staff held three acquisition planning meetings to identify how best to 
acquire the proposed services and ensure the procurement process meets Central Procurement 
Office’s Procedures for Personal and Professional Services (CPO-1) standards.  
 
These are relatively small contracts that should provide opportunities for small business 
participation.  
 
Utilizing IDIQ contracts allows a more efficient, cost-effective way to respond to service 
requests.  This type of open order contract is commonly used among many public agencies such 
as the Corps of Engineers, Navy, Coast Guard, King County, and the Washington State 
Department of Transportation.  

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