Consulting

Consulting Opportunities

People workingThe 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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Construction Opportunities

See the Construction Contracting page.

Current Consulting Opportunities

On-Call Project Management Services

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) invites interested parties to submit a proposal for on-call project management services for Measure D projects and other capital improvement projects in Santa Cruz County. Services include project management of state highway, rail, transit, and active transportation projects, project development of capital improvement projects, and program management support.

Pre-Proposal Meeting

October 15, 2019, 2:00pm PST
RTC Office
1523 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA

Call-in number: (605) 472-5691
Code: 718516

Proposals are due to the RTC by 2:00pm PST on November 4, 2019.

Download the request for proposals and required forms below. For more information, email Sarah Christensen at info@sccrtc.org.

 

Alternatives Analysis for High Capacity Public Transit on the Rail Right of Way

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) invites interested parties to submit a proposal for services to complete an Alternatives Analysis for High Capacity Public Transit on the Rail Right of Way for Santa Cruz County. The Alternatives Analysis will evaluate public transit investment options that provide an integrated transit network for Santa Cruz County utilizing all or part of the length of the rail right-of-way between Pajaro Station and Shaffer Road as a dedicated transit facility, adjacent to the proposed Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail.

Proposals are due to the RTC by 12:00 pm PT on September 3, 2019.

A pre-proposal meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the RTC Office at 1523 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz to answer questions/requests for clarification. Download the request for proposals below. For more information, email Ginger Dykaar at AltAnalysis@sccrtc.org.

At the October 3, 2019 RTC meeting, the RTC is considering approval of a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to negotiate and enter into an agreement with HDR Engineering Inc. for consultant services to prepare an Alternatives Analysis for High Capacity Public Transit on the Rail Right-of-Way. View HDR team proposal.


Environmental Review and Permitting

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) invites interested parties to submit a proposal for professional services for environmental review, assessment, permitting and compliance with environmental regulations and requirements including development of related technical studies, field surveys, and monitoring required for projects that preserve the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line infrastructure.

Proposals are due to the RTC by 4:00pm PST on August 12, 2019.

Download the request for proposals and related documents below. For more information, email gblakeslee@sccrtc.org.

Upcoming Consulting Opportunities

 

Recent Contracts Awarded

Legal Services

  • Description: Legal services for the RTC
  • Contract Manager: Guy Preston
  • Award Date: August 1, 2019
  • Awarded to: Meyers, Nave, Riback, Silver, and Wilson, PLC

Professional Engineering Services – Highway 1 Bay/Porter to State Park Auxiliary Lanes 

  • Description: Project Approval/Environmental Document (PA/ED) Phase
  • Contract Manager: Sarah Christensen
  • Award Date: June 6, 2019
  • Awarded to: Mark Thomas & Company, Inc.

Financial Advisory Services

  • Description: Various ongoing financial advisory services for the RTC
  • Contract Manager: Tracy New
  • Award Date: June 6, 2019
  • Awarded to: KNN Public Finance

On-Call Real Property Services

  • Description: On-call real property services associated with the 31-mile rail line right-of-way known as the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line.
  • Contract Manager: Luis Mendez
  • Award date: June 6, 2019
  • Awarded to :
    • Leases and Encroachments: AR/WS, Inc.
    • Utility and Right of Entry Agreements, Railway Risk Management: RailPros, Inc.

Commute Manager and Services for Santa Cruz County

  • Description: Commuter management software as a service
  • Contract Manager: Amy Naranjo
  • Award Date: June 3, 2019
  • Awarded to: RideAmigos

Triennial Transportation Development Act (TDA) Performance Audits

  • Description: Audits of the RTC, Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District, Community Bridges Lift Line paratransit service, and the Volunteer Center transportation services
  • Contract Manager: Tracy New
  • Award Date: April 23, 2019
  • Awarded to: Michael Baker International

Professional Engineering Services – Highway 1 41st/Soquel Auxiliary Lanes & Chanticleer Over Crossing 

  • Description: Project Plans, Specifications, and Estimate (PS&E) phase
  • Contract Manager: Sarah Christensen
  • Award date: September 6, 2018
  • Awarded to: Mark Thomas & Company, 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

Yesenia Parra
Administrative Services Officer
info@sccrtc.org
460-3200