Q. The City hired an Architect to design the bus wash facility and bus parking along with associated storm water (FTA Funded), along with improvements on this same site (Non FTA Funded). The Scope of Work specifically identifies the various tasks by funding source. We will be bidding this work within the next month. The FTA funded project must be complete and funds disbursed by September 30, 2013 according to the email below.
We have the following question for FTA regarding the sequencing of work:
1. Will FTA allow the City to bid both the FTA and Non-FTA Improvements as One Contract and sequence the work into two phases to allow the FTA project to be complete by September 30, 2013 and to allow the non-FTA funded portion of the project to be completed thereafter?
2. Will FTA allow the City to bid both the FTA and Non-FTA Improvements as Two Contracts? Both projects would abide by FTA requirements (Buy America, Davis Bacon, Lobbying, Debarment, etc.). FTA-funded project will be complete by September 30, 2013 and the non-FTA funded project to be completed thereafter.
A. The City could award one contract for both tasks as long as the contract contained all required FTA clauses, which would of course apply to all work on the contract, both FTA and non-FTA funded. Obviously, the line items for payments must be clearly segregated as between FTA and non-FTA work since different funds will be used to pay the various line items. (Posted: January, 2013)