Consulting

Consulting Opportunities

People workingThe 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.

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Construction Opportunities

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Current Consulting Opportunities

Alternatives Analysis for High Capacity Public Transit on the Rail Right of Way

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) invites interested parties to submit a proposal for services to complete an Alternatives Analysis for High Capacity Public Transit on the Rail Right of Way for Santa Cruz County. The Alternatives Analysis will evaluate public transit investment options that provide an integrated transit network for Santa Cruz County utilizing all or part of the length of the rail right-of-way between Pajaro Station and Shaffer Road as a dedicated transit facility, adjacent to the proposed Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail.

Proposals are due to the RTC by 12:00 pm PT on September 3, 2019.

A pre-proposal meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the RTC Office at 1523 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz to answer questions/requests for clarification. Download the request for proposals below. For more information, email Ginger Dykaar at AltAnalysis@sccrtc.org.

Environmental Review and Permitting

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) invites interested parties to submit a proposal for professional services for environmental review, assessment, permitting and compliance with environmental regulations and requirements including development of related technical studies, field surveys, and monitoring required for projects that preserve the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line infrastructure.

Proposals are due to the RTC by 4:00pm PST on August 12, 2019.

Download the request for proposals and related documents below. For more information, email gblakeslee@sccrtc.org.

Upcoming Consulting Opportunities

Project/Program Management Services

The RTC will be procuring one or more on-call consultants to assist with project management services for the various capital projects implemented by the RTC in Santa Cruz County. Types of project include highway, transit, trail, and active transportation projects. The procurement will be advertised in the spring of 2019. If interested in finding out more information, please contact the Contract Manager, Sarah Christensen, P.E. schristensen@sccrtc.org.

Recent Contracts Awarded

Legal Services

  • Description: Legal services for the RTC
  • Contract Manager: Guy Preston
  • Award Date: August 1, 2019
  • Awarded to: Meyers, Nave, Riback, Silver, and Wilson, PLC

Professional Engineering Services – Highway 1 Bay/Porter to State Park Auxiliary Lanes 

  • Description: Project Approval/Environmental Document (PA/ED) Phase
  • Contract Manager: Sarah Christensen
  • Award Date: June 6, 2019
  • Awarded to: Mark Thomas & Company, Inc.

Financial Advisory Services

  • Description: Various ongoing financial advisory services for the RTC
  • Contract Manager: Tracy New
  • Award Date: June 6, 2019
  • Awarded to: KNN Public Finance

On-Call Real Property Services

  • Description: On-call real property services associated with the 31-mile rail line right-of-way known as the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line.
  • Contract Manager: Luis Mendez
  • Award date: June 6, 2019
  • Awarded to :
    • Leases and Encroachments: AR/WS, Inc.
    • Utility and Right of Entry Agreements, Railway Risk Management: RailPros, Inc.

Commute Manager and Services for Santa Cruz County

  • Description: Commuter management software as a service
  • Contract Manager: Amy Naranjo
  • Award Date: June 3, 2019
  • Awarded to: RideAmigos

Triennial Transportation Development Act (TDA) Performance Audits

  • Description: Audits of the RTC, Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District, Community Bridges Lift Line paratransit service, and the Volunteer Center transportation services
  • Contract Manager: Tracy New
  • Award Date: April 23, 2019
  • Awarded to: Michael Baker International

Professional Engineering Services – Highway 1 41st/Soquel Auxiliary Lanes & Chanticleer Over Crossing 

  • Description: Project Plans, Specifications, and Estimate (PS&E) phase
  • Contract Manager: Sarah Christensen
  • Award date: September 6, 2018
  • Awarded to: Mark Thomas & Company, Inc.

Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Replacement Operator

  • Description: Rail Operator
  • Contract Manager: Luis Mendez
  • Award date: June 14, 2018
  • Awarded to: Progressive Rail

Recruitment Consultant for Executive Director and Fiscal Officer

  • Description: Professional  recruitment services to recruit and hire an Executive Director and a Fiscal Officer for the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission
  • Contract Manager: Yesenia Parra
  • Award date: May 14, 2018
  • Awarded to: CPS HR Consulting

On-Call Engineering Services for the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Corridor

  • Description: Professional civil engineering services. Projects may include assessment and/or execution of civil engineering reports, design, cost estimates and related work, traffic engineering related to grade crossing concerns, inspection of rail bridges and culverts, right of way engineering, and other tasks required for the upkeep of the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Property.
  • Contract Manager: Sarah Christensen
  • Award date: April 5, 2018
  • Awarded to :
    • Civil Engineering
      • RRM Design Group
      • MNS Engineers, Inc.
      • RailPros, Inc.
    • Structure Inspections/Engineering
      • Biggs Cardosa Associates, Inc.
      • RailPros, Inc.
      • STV
    • Construction Management
      • 4LEAF, Inc.
      • RailPros, Inc.
      • MNS Engineers, Inc.
      • Cooper Pugeda Management, Inc.
      • Biggs Cardosa Associates, Inc.

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
info@sccrtc.org
460-3200