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From the May 20, 2021 Forum:

Welcome! King County is pleased to announce an upcoming RFQ/RFP for selection of a Design-Build contracting team for the Harborview Medical Center (HMC) Maleng Building Single Patient Rooms Project.  

Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, and the only Level 1 Trauma Center serving a 4-state region (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Washington). HMC is owned by King County, managed by the University of Washington, and governed by an appointed Board of Trustees.  

Scope and Budget

This project will convert two existing outpatient clinic floors in the HMC Maleng building into inpatient units, providing up to 40 new single patient rooms.  Also included is renovation of two floors of the nearby HMC Ninth and Jefferson Building (NJB) to allow relocation of the existing Maleng outpatient clinics. Design and construction budget is estimated at $50-$55 million.  

This project is funded separately from the Harborview Bond projects. Consultants and contractors (prime and subs) selected for this project will not be precluded from participating in the County’s upcoming Harborview Bond Program contracts.


Progressive Design-Build is the alternative delivery contracting process the County will utilize for this project. The Capital Projects Advisory Review Board (CPARB) approved the County’s application to use this alternative contracting procedure on May 27, 2021. Please navigate to to learn more about Design-Build procurement. 

King County’s CPARB application is located at 

The Preliminary agreement is expected to be awarded to a team consisting of a prime contractor and lead design firm. Once selected, there will be abundant subcontracting opportunities for interested sub-consultants, sub-contractors, and suppliers as the Design-Builder assembles its team.   

The anticipated procurement schedule for this project is as follows:

No. Activity Date
1 Notification to Firms of Finalists Selected to proceed to RFP July 12, 2021
2 Issue Request for Proposals July 15, 2021
3 Site Tours July 20, 2021
4 Interactive Proprietary Meeting (option 1) August 2, 2021
5 Interactive Proprietary Meeting (option 2) August 3, 2021
6 Last Request for Information due from Finalists August 4, 2021
7 Addendum (if applicable) August 9, 2021
8 Proposal Response and Fee Proposal Due August 12, 2021
9 Fee Opening August 18, 2021
Notice of Intent to Award August 19, 2021
11 Protest Period Ends August 24, 2021
12 Execution of Preliminary Agreement October 2021

Potential sub-contracting opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Architectural Design Support 
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Scheduling
  • Structural Engineering
  • Medical Equipment Specialists
  • Cost Estimating
  • Sustainability Consulting
  • Interior demolition
  • Mechanical / HVAC
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical / low voltage
  • Fire Protection 
  • Interior Finishes
  • Metals
  • Interior Wood Plastics
  • Thermal Moisture
  • Window Glazing
  • Doors & Hardware
  • Floor Coverings
  • Partitions, GWB
  • Equipment Supplier
  • Furnishings Supplier

Equity and Social Justice  

King County is committed to advancing Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) & sustainability goals. The County’s commitment to pro-equity contracting focuses on increasing minority- and women-owned business participation, as well as workforce development on County construction projects.  

To promote the County's pro-equity values, this contract will feature the ESJ Innovation plan and the following goals and requirements have been established for the Harborview Medical Center (HMC) Maleng Building Single Patient Rooms Project: 

Voluntary DBE/MBE Utilization 20%
Voluntary DBE/WBE Utilization 5%
Apprenticeship 15%
Priority Hire Apprenticeship 30%
Priority Hire Journey Worker 20%

For information regarding the ESJ Innovation plan and workforce development programs, including Priority Hire, please visit and select Programs in the BDCC menu.  

Anticipated Schedule 

  Start Complete
RFQ/RFP & Selection of Design-Builder June 2021 August 2021
Contracting Period – Initial Phase
August 2021
October 2021
Design & GMP Development
October 2021
March 2022
Final Design & Permitting
March 2022
December 2022
Construction – NJB
December 2022
October 2023
Construction - Maleng
November 2023
October 2024
November 2024
April 2025


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