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Belt Railway Company (BRC) EW2 and P2 Preliminary Signal Design Services RFP

September 28, 2022

Belt Railway Company (BRC) is issuing a Request for Proposals to provide preliminary signal design services for the CREATE EW2 and P2 projects. These two components are Public Private Partnerships (PPP) implementing the 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project (CIP) in Chicago that extends from the Ashburn Interlocking at the west end to the Dan Ryan Expressway at the east end. The intent of the EW2 Project is to improve mobility for rail passengers, freight, and roadway users by reducing rail-rail conflicts, reducing local mobility problems, and improving rail passenger transit service. The intent of the P2 project is to connect the SouthWest Service (SWS) line with the Rock Island District (RID) line via a proposed flyover. Interested firms will be required to comply with certain State and Federal policies, such as Equal Employment Opportunity, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation, and Davis-Bacon Act. A DBE spending goal of 5% has been established for this signals design component. If this goal is not met or exceeded, documented evidence of good faith efforts is required. DBE firms must be currently listed on the Illinois Unified Certification Program directory. 


Please contact Scott Schiemann at Email: to obtain a proposal package.


A mandatory virtual pre-proposal meeting is scheduled for 9:00 am (CDT) on October 7, 2022. Email Scott Schiemann at by 5:00 pm (CDT) on October 5, 2022 to be registered for the virtual preproposal meeting and you will receive a link for the meeting. 


Proposals are due at 12:00 noon CDT on Friday, November 11, 2022, via e-mail to Contractor selection is anticipated to be finalized in December 2022.