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.

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

Current Construction Opportunities

Invitation for Bids (IFB) 2094 for STORM DAMAGE REPAIR – SITE 3

SANTA CRUZ BRANCH RAIL LINE
STORM DAMAGE REPAIR – SITE 3
FEMA-4308-DR-CA / FEMA ID: 087-UJZ96-00

Bid Opening: 09/24/2020 02:00 PM PDT

The project will repair damaged slope embankment on the side of the rail line which occurred as a result of the 2017 storms. Adjacent to the damage there is an existing 2 foot wide by 1 foot tall wood box cross culvert that needs replacement due to poor drainage through the right of way. The advertisement can be found by following this link:

https://www.bidexpress.com  – Solicitation 30027

Invitation for Bids (IFB) 2093 for STORM DAMAGE REPAIR – SITES 4 & 6

SANTA CRUZ BRANCH RAIL LINE
STORM DAMAGE REPAIR – SITES 4 & 6
FEMA-4308-DR-CA / FEMA ID: 087-UJZ96-00

Bid Opening: 09/08/2020 02:00 PM PDT
Pre-Bid Meeting: 08/26/2020 01:30 PM PDT at Estates Drive railroad grade crossing, Aptos

The project involves: Site 4: realigning and regrading a ditch and adding rock slope protection and erosion control; Site 6: repairing slope embankment, regrading existing ditches, and adding rock slope protection and erosion control measures. The advertisement can be found by following this link:

https://www.bidexpress.com  – Solicitation 29497

Request for Bids (RFB) 2090 – Drainage Maintenance

Apply for the informal bidding contractors list to receive RFB.
Bid Opening: 08/25/2020 3:00 PM PDT

Invitation for Bids (IFB) 2072 for STORM DAMAGE REPAIR – SITE 7

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY BRANCH RAIL LINE
STORM DAMAGE REPAIR – SITE 7
FEMA-4308-DR-CA / FEMA ID: 087-UJZ96-00

The project will repair the bridge railing and fence that was damaged by a fallen tree as a result of the 2017 storms.

Bid rejected on June 29, 2020.

Upcoming Construction Opportunities

  • Storm Damage Site 5 – repair of damaged slope embankment on the north coast of Santa Cruz County
  • Storm Damage Site 7 – TBD
  • Railroad signal repair
  • Roadway grade crossing replacement of rubber panels with precast concrete panels
  • Pier protection repair
  • Storm damage erosion repairs

Recent Contracts Awarded

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.

Bridge Walkway Repairs – Informal

  • Description: Bridge walkways, handrails, and signage along railroad
  • Contract Manager: Sarah Christensen
  • Award Date: February 6, 2020
  • Awarded to: Industrial Railways Company

Erosion Control – Informal

  • Description: Erosion control measures at multiple locations along railroad
  • Contract Manager: Sarah Christensen
  • Award Date: January 23, 2020
  • Awarded to: Industrial Railways Company

Countywide Bicycle Signage Project – Formal

  • Description: Construction of bicycle route wayfinding signs at over 300 locations throughout Santa Cruz County
  • Contract Manager: Anais Schenk
  • Award Date: December 27, 2018
  • Awarded to: Linear Tech Striping

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