Construction Contracting

Construction Contracting Opportunities

rail line along coastThe RTC conducts transportation planning activities and implements some capital projects, consistent with long-range plans and other guiding documents. The RTC also owns the Santa Cruz Branch Line railroad.

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 Invitations for Bids (IFBs).

The RTC uses the electronic bidding platform, BidExpress for all formal advertisements of projects with the engineers estimate greater than $200,000. More information can be found on the RTC’s BidExpress webpage.

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.

For non-construction contracting project information, see the Consulting Opportunities page.

Get Notified

To be informed of future construction bidding opportunities, apply to be added to our contractor list.

Current Construction Opportunities

Request for Bids (RFB) 2135 for GOAT VEGETATION CONTROL

Interested parties must sign up for the RTC Informal Bidding List to receive information about this opportunity.

Invitation for Bids (IFB) 2134 for MANRESA COASTAL EROSION REPAIR

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY BRANCH RAIL LINE

Project to construct a 10 foot high tieback soldier pile retaining wall with drainage ditch improvements and fencing

MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING: 1:00 PM, December 14, 2021
QUESTIONS DUE: 5:00 PM December 28, 2021
BID OPENING: 2:00 PM, January 4, 2022

Interested parties must use electronic bidding platform Bid Express to view, submit questions, and submit bids. Access project solicitation:
https://www.bidexpress.com/solicitations/21959

Upcoming Construction Opportunities

  • Full-service multi-year railroad corridor maintenance
  • Vegetation and drainage restoration
  • Railroad bridge rehabilitation
  • Railroad signal repair
  • Pier protection repair

Recent Contracts Awarded

Storm Damage Repair – Site 7 – Formal

  • Description: Fencing on railroad bridge spanning freeway
  • Contract Manager: Sarah Christensen
  • Award Date: October 27, 2021
  • Awarded to: Graniterock Construction

Storm Damage Repair – Site 5 – Formal

  • Description: Slope embankment repair along railroad
  • Contract Manager: Sarah Christensen
  • Award Date: September 7, 2021
  • Awarded to: Graniterock Construction

Drainage Maintenance – Informal

  • Description: Drainage ditch and culvert maintenance along railroad corridor
  • Contract Manager: Sarah Christensen
  • Award Date: June 3, 2021
  • Awarded to: Irish Excavation

Vegetation Control – Informal

  • Description: Vegetation control of railroad track bed
  • Contract Manager: Tommy Travers
  • Award Date: February 4, 2021
  • Awarded to: DBI Services

Storm Damage Debris Removal – Informal

  • Description: Removal of storm damage debris from drainage ditches along railroad
  • Contract Manager: Sarah Christensen
  • Award Date: January 14, 2021
  • Awarded to: Industrial Railways Company

Storm Damage Repair – Site 3 – Formal

  • Description: Slope repair and culvert replacement along railroad
  • Contract Manager: Sarah Christensen
  • Award Date: November 5, 2020
  • Awarded to: Top Tier Grading

Storm Damage Repair – Sites 4 & 6 – Formal

  • Description: Repairing of ditches and erosion control measures along railroad
  • Contract Manager: Sarah Christensen
  • Award Date: October 1, 2020
  • Awarded to: Precision Grading

Drainage Maintenance – Informal

  • Description: Regrading of drainage ditches along railroad
  • Contract Manager: Sarah Christensen
  • Award Date: September 3, 2020
  • Awarded to: Industrial Railways Company

Tree Maintenance – Informal

  • Description: Removal or pruning of hazard trees along railroad
  • Contract Manager: Tommy Travers
  • Award Date: September 3, 2020
  • Awarded to: Lewis Tree Service

Trespassing Signs – Informal

  • Description: Sign installation along railroad
  • Contract Manager: Tommy Travers
  • Award Date: July 17, 2020
  • Awarded to: Railway Signal Construction

Vegetation Control – Informal

  • Description: Vegetation Control along railroad
  • Contract Manager: Tommy Travers
  • Award Date: June 4, 2020
  • Awarded to: DBI Services, Community Tree Service, Industrial Railways Company

Storm Damage Repair – Sites 1 & 2 – Formal

  • Description: Storm damage repair along railroad
  • Contract Manager: Sarah Christensen
  • Award Date: May 21, 2020
  • Awarded to: Graniterock Construction

Culvert Clearing – Informal

  • Description: Culvert Clearing along railroad
  • Contract Manager: Tommy Travers
  • Award Date: April 1, 2020
  • Awarded to: Durden Construction 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

Sarah Christensen
Engineering Manager
schristensen@sccrtc.org
460-3200