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.

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.

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

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Construction Formal Bidding Contractors List

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

Construction Informal Bidding Contractors List

The RTC maintains a separate list of construction firms interested in public works projects estimated to cost up to $200,000, in compliance with the Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act. Apply at

Current Construction Opportunities

Invitation for Bids (IFB) 2076 for STORM DAMAGE REPAIR – SITES 1 & 2

FEMA-4308-DR-CA / FEMA ID: 087-UJZ96-00

Bid Opening: 04/28/2020 02:00 PM PDT

The proposed repair is for 2 storm-damaged slope embankment washouts of the Santa Cruz Branch Railroad line, that was damaged during the heavy rains in early 2017 (DR 4308). The work will include repairs to storm damage sites 1 and 2 to construct new cross culverts and repair the railbed and drainage facilities as described below: Mobilization; Staging Area Setup; Implementation on Erosion and Sediment Control Best Management Practices (BMP); Clearing & Grubbing; Grading, excavation, backfill, etc.; Removal of existing culvert at Site 1; Installation of a 48” RCP, headwall, endwall, and wingwalls at Site 1; Installation of a double box (each 4’ by 6’) reinforced concrete culvert, headwall, endwall, and wingwalls at Site 2; Erosion Control; Rock Slope Protection; Railbed repairs (includes sub-ballast, ballast, ties, rails, and joints); Replanting; Auxiliary work shown on the plans and as directed by engineer; All construction activities including any temporary staging shall occur within the RTC right of way unless directed otherwise by the engineer; Final cleanup; Project Closeout.

This construction project has been determined by the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission as essential public works operations under the Santa Cruz County Shelter-in place order. The advertisement can be found by following this link:

Upcoming Construction Opportunities

  • Ditch regrading including clearing/grubbing – multiple locations along railroad
  • Vegetation control – multiple locations along railroad
  • Railroad signal repair
  • Roadway grade crossing replacement of rubber panels with precast concrete panels
  • Pier protection repair
  • Storm damage repairs
    • Erosion
    • Bridge railing repair overhead of state highway

Recent Contracts Awarded

Culvert Clearing – Informal

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

Bridge Walkway Repairs – Informal

  • Description: Bridge walkways, handrails, and signage
  • 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