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

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Current Consulting Opportunities

Request for Proposals for Freeway Service Patrol Towing Services

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) invites qualified towing companies to submit a proposal for towing services for the Santa Cruz County Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) on Highways 1 and 17.

A pre-proposal meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 10:00am via RTC Zoom. RSVP by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 to receive the RTC Zoom meeting number for the meeting.

Responses and inquiries relating to this RFP shall be submitted to:

Amanda Marino, Transportation Planner
Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission
1523 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-460-3200 ~ amarino@sccrtc.org

Proposals are due by 1:00 PM on Friday, June 16, 2021. All proposals must be completed and submitted as discussed in Proposal Requirements of the RFP in order to be considered. Any proposals received after the date and time specified above will not be considered.

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Request for Proposals for Highway 1 Auxiliary Lanes (State Park Drive to Freedom Boulevard) Project

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) invites interested parties to submit a proposal for professional engineering services for the Project Approval/Environmental Document and the Plans, Specifications, and Estimates (PS&E) phases of the Highway 1 Auxiliary Lanes and Bus on Shoulder Project between the State Park Drive and Freedom Boulevard interchanges, which includes Segment 12 of the Coastal Rail Trail.

Interested parties must deliver one (1) double-sided paper copy, as well as one (1) electronic PDF version of the proposal and one (1) paper copy sealed cost proposal setting forth a proposed fee schedule by the closing date.

CLOSING DATE: THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2021 AT 12PM

Proposals relating to this RFP shall be submitted to:

Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC)

Subject: RFP 2122
Attention: Sarah Christensen, P.E.
Mail: 1523 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Electronic: info@sccrtc.org
Phone: 831-460-3200

Please review the request for proposal document for all relevant information including scope, audit requirements, and timeline.
https://sccrtc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/RFP-2122-Hwy1-StatePark-Freedom-Aux-PAED-PSE.pdf


Request for Proposals for the TDA Triennial Performance Audit

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC), as the Regional Transportation Planning Agency for Santa Cruz County, is soliciting proposals to conduct 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.

The audits must be conducted in compliance with relevant sections of the California Transportation Development Act. The RTC further expects that the performance audits will be conducted consistent with the “Triennial Performance Audit Guidebook issued by the California Department of Transportation and should be available on their website https://dot.ca.gov/programs/rail-and-mass-transportation/transportation-development-act

Interested firms must submit an electronic copy (in PDF format) of their proposal to the RTC offices via email to tnew@sccrtc.org no later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday, April 15, 2021. The RTC will accept a paper copy of proposal. If submitting a paper copy, postmarks will not be accepted as meeting deadline.

To view the request for proposal document for all relevant information including scope, audit requirements, and timeline, please visit (RFP)


Upcoming Consulting Opportunities

Request for Proposals for Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering & Inspections, and Construction Management Services

Recent Contracts Awarded

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.

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

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