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.

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Current Contract Opportunities


Upcoming Contract Opportunities

Real Property Services for the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Corridor

The RTC is seeking a consultant or team of consultants to support the RTC with the various needs for right-of-way services, including right of entry agreements, utility crossing agreements, easements, leases, and acquisitions. The RFP will be released in the fall of 2018. For more information, please contact Luis Mendez, Deputy Director, at or (831) 460-3212.

Recent Contracts Awarded

Professional Engineering Services – Highway 1 41st/Soquel

      • Description: Professional Engineering Services – Highway 1 41st/Soquel Auxiliary Lanes & Chanticleer Over Crossing 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 in one or more of the areas of expertise, including (1) Civil Engineering, (2) Structure Inspections and Engineering, and (3) Construction Management. Future 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.

Labor Negotiation Consultant

      • Description: Assist the Commission to conduct labor negations with two (2) labor groups
      • Contract Manager: Yesenia Parra
      • Award date: March 6, 2018
      • Awarded to: Lozano Smith

Classification and Compensation Study

      • Description: Design and conduct a comprehensive classification and compensation study and analysis for the RTC’s employees
      • Contract Manager: Yesenia Parra
      • Award date: January 29, 2018
      • Awarded to: CPS HR Consulting

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