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.

Get Notified

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

Request for Bids (RFP) for Culvert Clearing – Informal

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) has requested bids from interested parties on its Informal Bidding Contractors List.

Proposals are due to the RTC by 3:00PM PST on January 31, 2020.

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
    • Track washout
    • Erosion
    • Bridge railing repair overhead of state highway

Recent Contracts Awarded

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

Yesenia Parra
Administrative Services Officer