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Request for Qualifications for EW2 Lead Engineering Team and WA1 Right-of-Way Services

May 8, 2020

Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) is issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to provide design services as lead Engineering Design firm for UP's part of CREATE Project EW2, from 80th street to CP Oakdale. This project is part of the 75th Street Corridor Improvement Program in Chicago, IL. The Engineering firm will work as an extension of UP staff to provide civil, track, bridge design, subsurface utility exploration (SUE), and collaboration amongst multiple stakeholders in development of all EW2 design work.

A separate stand alone RFQ will also be available for CREATE project WA1 professional right-of-way (ROW) services. This shall consist of but not limited to: appraisal reports, appraisal reviews, certification reports, negotiation, relocation and property management services, title, title review, survey and title insurance.

Click here to read the full RFQ advertisement for EW2 and WA1.

The EW2 proposal is due on Friday June 19th, 2020, at 2:00 pm CT. Selection is expected to be finalized in July 2020.

The WA1 proposal is due on Friday May 29th, 2020, at 2:00 pm CT. Selection is expected to be finalized in June 2020.

A mandatory preproposal webinar/conference call is scheduled for Friday May 15th, 2020 at 10:00 am CT. Detailed webinar information will be provided to those registered, using the process described below.

  • Interested prime consultants will be required to pre-register at to gain access to Union Pacific's Source Hub. In the comment section towards the bottom of the Union Pacific Supplier Registration Request form, indicate if you want access to EW2, WA1, or both. Contact Union Pacific's Supplier Management Group at 402-544-0025 with any registration questions. More information on the prime consultant registration process is available in the full advertisement.
  • All other interested parties for EW2 and WA1, including DBE organizations, will be required to register through this Eventbrite link.
  • Please note: Contact information for all participants who join the webinar/conference call will be made available temporarily online on the CREATE website Bids/RFPs page and the 75th St. CIP website news page after the webinar/conference call to encourage networking and facilitate opportunities for DBE participation.

For more information about the CREATE Program, please go to


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