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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Current Consulting Opportunities

RFP 2153 Electric Passenger Rail Transit & Trail Project

Addendum No. 1

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) invites qualified and experienced professional engineering consultants to submit a proposal for preliminary engineering and environmental documentation components of a proposed SCBRL Electric Passenger Rail Transit & Trail Project (Project) between Pajaro Junction and Santa Cruz along the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line (SCBRL).

A pre-proposal meeting was held via Zoom on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 10:00 AM. The pre-proposal meeting attendee list is available at this link.

On August 26, 2022, the RTC provides the following revised document providing responses to questions submitted by potential proposers. Per the RFP, the deadline for submitting additional questions, requests for clarifications or exceptions to RFP requirements is 12:00 PM on Friday, August 26, 2022 unless amended by RFP Addenda.

On September 20, 2022, the RTC provided Addendum No. 1 updating the proposal due date to Monday, September 26, 2022 at 12:00 PM; providing a revised RFP Attachment C: Sample RTC Contract; and providing a new RFP Attachment E: St. Paul & Pacific Railroad, LLC (a Subsidiary of Progressive Rail, Inc.) Guidelines for Document Submission, Railroad Right of Entry (ROE). A signed acknowledgement of Addendum No. 1 must be submitted with each Proposal. For convenience, a document showing the tracked-changes revisions to RFP Attachment C: Sample RTC Contract is available for review via this link.

Proposals are due on Monday, September 26, 2022 at 12:00 PM

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Upcoming Consulting Opportunities

 

Recent Contracts Awarded

Labor Agreement Negotiations

  • Description: Consulting firms to negotiate successor labor agreements.
  • Contract Manager: Yesenia Parra
  • Award Date: February 13, 2022
  • Awarded to: Lozano Smith

Professional Engineering Services

  • Description: Professional engineering services for the SLV Schools Complex Circulation and Access Study, which includes preliminary engineering, traffic analysis, and a feasibility and needs assessment for improving multimodal system performance.
  • Contractor Manager: Brianna Goodman
  • Award Date: March 17, 2022
  • Awarded to: Mark Thomas

On-Call Services for Construction Management

  • Description: Construction Management Services for the RTC’s rail infrastructure repairs including bridges, track, coastal erosion, grade crossings, drainages, preventative and capital maintenance, and other tasks required for the preservation of the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Corridor Property.
  • Contract Manager: Sarah Christensen
  • Award Date: November 8, 2021
  • Awarded to: MNS Engineers

On-Call Services for Civil and Structural Engineering

  • Description: Engineering Services for the RTC’s rail infrastructure repairs including bridges, track, erosion, grade crossings, retaining walls, drainages, preventative and capital maintenance, bridge inspections and analysis, and other tasks required for the preservation of the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Corridor Property.
  • Contract Manager: Sarah Christensen
  • Award Date: September 22, 2021
  • Awarded to: Mark Thomas & Company

Freeway Service Patrol Towing Services

  • Description: Towing services for the Santa Cruz County Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) on Highways 1 and 17
  • Contract Manager: Amanda Marino
  • Award Date: August 5, 2021
  • Awarded to: Ladd’s Towing

TDA Triennial Performance Audit

  • Description: Performance audits of the RTC, the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District, Community Bridges and the Volunteer Center for fiscal years 2018/19 through 2020/21 in conformance with the California TDA.
  • Contract Manager: Tracy New
  • Award Date: June 10, 2021
  • Awarded to: Michael Baker International

Professional Engineering Services

  • Description: Highway 1 State Park to Freedom Auxiliary Lanes and Bus on Shoulder Project & Coastal Rail Trail Segment 12 Project Approval and Environmental Document (PA/ED) component of the Project
  • Contract Manager: Sarah Christensen
  • Award Date: June 3, 2021
  • Awarded to: Mark Thomas & Company, Inc.

Organizational Assessment

  • Description: Design and conduct a comprehensive organizational assessment, including developing and implementing employee engagement surveys.
  • Contract Manager: Yesenia Parra
  • Award Date: November 5, 2020
  • Awarded to: Regional Government Services (RGS)

North Coast Rail Trail Interpretive Services

  • Description: Interpretive and wayfinding sign services on the North Coast Rail Trail, a portion of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail (MBSST).
  • Contract Manager: Amanda Marino
  • Award Date: September 22, 2020
  • Awarded to: David Price Design

Financial Audit Services

  • Description: Financial Audit Services for the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission and Measure D, A Transaction and Use Tax Measure
  • Contract Manager: Tracy New
  • Award Date: September 8, 2020
  • Awarded to: Moss, Levy, & Hartzheim, LLP

Professional Actuarial Services for Actuarial Valuation, Analysis, Compliance on Ohter Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) and GASB 68 Actuarial Information for CalPERS Cost-Sharing (Risk Pool) Plans and GASB 68 Compliance

  • Contract Manager: Tracy New
  • Award Date: September 9, 2020
  • Awarded to: DFA, LLC

On-Call Soil Investigation and Environmental Engineering

  • Description: On-call soil investigation and environmental engineering services associated with work on the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line and/or development of the Monterey Bay Scenic Sanctuary Trail (MBSST)
  • Contract Manager: Ginger Dykaar/Grace Blakeslee
  • Award Date: June 29, 2020
  • Awarded to: Ninyo & Moore Geotechnical and Environmental Services Consultants

Professional Engineering Services

  • Description: Professional engineering services for the Project Approval/Environmental Document phase of the Highway 1 State Park/Freedom Auxiliary Lanes and Bus on Shoulder Project including bridge replacements.
  • Contract Manager: Sarah Christensen
  • Award Date: March 5, 2020
  • Awarded to: Kimley-Horn and Associates

On-Call Project Management Services

  • Description: On-call project management services for Measure D projects and other capital improvement projects in Santa Cruz County.
  • Contract Manager: Sarah Christensen
  • Award Date: December 5, 2019
  • Awarded to: CSG Consultants, Inc.

Environmental Permitting

  • Description: Professional services for environmental for projects that maintain the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line infrastructure.
  • Contract Manager: Grace Blakeslee
  • Award Date: November 7, 2019
  • Awarded to: Harris & Associates

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

  • Description: Comparison of transit alternatives for the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line using a performance-based planning approach
  • Contract Manager: Ginger Dykaar
  • Award Date: November 7, 2019
  • Awarded to: HDR Engineering, 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