Contracting Opportunities

The RTC conducts transportation planning activities and implements some capital projects, consistent with long-range plans and other guiding documents.

Transportation planning efforts, programs, and capital projects require the expertise of many professionals, and RTC employs the services of contractors to accomplish some of these activities.

Qualified vendors able to fulfill the specifications and meet the terms and conditions required are encouraged to submit bids/offers in response to Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) and informal bid requests.

All solicitations include details regarding the project, needed services, required qualifications, timeline, and the requirements for successful proposers. It is the proposer’s responsibility to ensure that a bid or proposal is received by the RTC prior to the time and date specified. To be notified of contracting opportunities, please submit a request form.

Current Contract Opportunities

2015 Triennial Performance Audits Request for Proposals

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) as the Regional Transportation Planning Agency for Santa Cruz County is soliciting proposals to conduct performance audits of the RTC, the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District, Community Bridges and the Volunteer Center for fiscal years 2012/13 through 2014/15. The audits must be conducted in compliance with relevant sections of the California Transportation Development Act. The RTC further expects that the performance audits will be conducted consistent with the “Performance Audit Guidebook for Transit Operators and Regional Transportation Planning Entities” issued by the California Department of Transportation.

  • Request for Proposals
  • Submissions are due to the RTC offices (1523 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060) no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 23, 2015. Postmarks will not be accepted.
  • Please review all requirements in the Request for Proposals prior to submitting your proposal.

Contract Opportunities Pending Award


Recent Contracts Awarded

RTC Federal Legislative/Transportation Assistant

  • Description: Assist the RTC in tracking, analyzing, and responding to federal legislation, policies, regulations, and funding opportunities affecting transportation projects and programs in Santa Cruz County; and develop strategies for advancing actions at the federal level that assist with implementation of the Regional Transportation Plan and Regional Transportation Improvement Program.
  • Contract Manager: Rachel Moriconi
  • Award date: May 7, 2015
  • Awarded to: Capital Edge Advocacy, Inc.

Santa Cruz County Multimodal Transportation Modeling Tools

  • Description: Develop multimodal transportation modeling tools for Santa Cruz County. The modeling tools will be used to analyze the transportation impacts of multimodal transportation and land use projects within Santa Cruz County.
  • Contract Manager: Ginger Dykaar
  • Award date: February 2015.
  • Awarded to: Fehr and Peers

Santa Cruz County Passenger Rail Study

  • Description: Evaluate the feasibility and ridership potential for commuter and intercity passenger rail service on the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line.
  • Contract Manager: Rachel Moriconi
  • Award Date: May 1, 2014
  • Awarded to: Fehr and Peers
  • For more information on this project please visit our rail service studies page

Phone Systems Services Request for Proposals

  • Description: Provide assistance in installing, managing and provide support services for a new phone system
  • Contract Manager: Yesenia Parra
  • Awarded to: The Maynard Group

Santa Cruz Branch Line Mainline Bridge Support, Repairs, and Member Replacements  Bids

  • Description: provide Railroad bridge rehabilitation work on the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line.
  • Award Date: August 15, 2013
  • Contract Manager: Luis Mendez
  • Awarded to: Stacy and Witbeck

Voice and Data RFQ Document Preparation  Request for Qualifications

  • Description: provide the RTC assistance with preparation of a Voice and Data Request for Proposal Document.
  • Award Date: August 1, 2013
  • Contract Manager: Yesenia Parra
  • Awarded to: Cooper Technology

Call Box Maintenance and Improvements

  • Description: provide maintenance and ADA site improvements to 122 call boxes in Santa Cruz County for a 5 year period.
  • Award Date: August 1, 2013
  • Contract Manager: Amy Naranjo
  • Awarded to: CASE Systems, Inc
  • For more information on this topic, please visit our website.

Freeway Service Patrol

  • Description: Provide emergency roadside services during commute periods on Highway 17 (Beat 1) and/or Highway 1 (Beat 2) for a 4-year period.
  • Award Date: June 6, 2013
  • Contract Manager: Amy Naranjo
  • Awarded to: Jack Ladd, Ladd’s Autobody & Towing
  • For more information on this topic, please visit our website.

Construction Management Services

  • Description: Construction Management Services in association with improvements to the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line consisting primarily of structures rehabilitation.
  • Award Date: February 7, 2013
  • Contract Manager: Luis Mendez
  • Awarded to: Hatch Mott McDonald
  • For more information on this topic, please visit our website.

Student Shuttle Operator

  • Description: Manage and operate a fixed route shuttle serving public school students for a 6 to 8 month period in association with the Highway 1 Soquel/Morrissey Auxiliary Lanes project construction.
  • Award Date: August 2, 2012
  • Contract Manager: Kim Shultz
  • Awarded to: Michael’s Transportation Service, Watsonville, CA
  • For more information on this topic, please visit our website.

Rail Service Operator

  • Award date: May 17, 2012
  • Contract Manager: Luis Mendez
  • Awarded to: Iowa Pacific Holdings, Chicago, IL

On-board Transit Ridership Survey

  • Award date: March 2, 2012
  • Contract Manager: Grace Blakeslee
  • Awarded to: Moore & Associates, Valencia, CA

Transportation Funding Poll

  • Award date: March 1, 2012
  • Contract Manager: Rachel Moriconi
  • Awarded to: Godbe Research, San Mateo, CA

Get Notified

To be notified of future consulting opportunities, please fill out and submit a request form.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)

The RTC encourages the participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) in its contracts. The RTC affirms the utilization and participation of qualified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Underutilized Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (UDBE) firms in its contracting and procurement activities for federally-funded contracts. The RTC encourages general and prime contractors to afford competitive subcontracting opportunities to DBE and UDBE firms, where possible, in their contracting and procurement activities within the County of Santa Cruz. Find out more about becoming a designated DBE by the State of California or finding a DBE to subcontract.

RTC Contact

Yesenia Parra
Administrative Services Officer