Contracting

Contracting 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 Contract Opportunities

On-Call Real Property Services

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) invites interested parties to submit a proposal (RFP 2019-04-01) for on-call real property services associated with its 31-mile rail line right-of-way known as the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line. Needed services include update of existing leases; new lease development; processing rights of entry, licenses, utility crossings, encroachment permits, etc.; utility relocation coordination; appraisal services; title research and improvement; acquisition and granting of easements; addressing encroachments and property acquisitions; and development of a railway property risk management plan. Proposals are due to the RTC by 12:00 P.M. PST on May 3, 2019. For more information, download the request for proposals or contact info@sccrtc.org.

Financial Advisory Services

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) is requesting proposals (RFP 2019-04-03) for ongoing financial advisory services, including but not limited to staff and board education, evaluation of bond markets, debt management, maintaining credit ratings, modeling funding for large construction projects, long-term strategic financial planning, and managing bond issuance for the RTC. Proposals are due prior to 4:00 P.M. on April 29, 2019. For more information, download the request for proposals or contact info@sccrtc.org.

Highway 1 Bay/Porter to State Park Auxiliary Lanes – Project Approval/Environmental Document (PA/ED) Phase

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) is requesting proposals (RFP 2019-03-01) for professional engineering services for the Project Approval/Environmental Document phase of the Highway 1 Bay-Porter/State Park Auxiliary Lanes Project which includes replacement of the overcrossing at Capitola Avenue. Proposals are due prior to 4:00 PM, April 23, 2019. For more information, contact info@sccrtc.org.

RFP-2019-03-01 Request for Proposals

RFP-2019-03-01 Addendum 1 (4/10/19)

Responses to Questions (4/10/19)

March 27, 2019 Preproposal Meeting Attendees

Project Information:

Required Forms:

Triennial Transportation Development Act (TDA) Performance Audits

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) is requesting proposals (RFP) for triennial performance audits. The selected contractor will conduct performance audits of the RTC, Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (Santa Cruz Metro), Community Bridges Lift Line paratransit service, and the Volunteer Center transportation services. The audits must be conducted in compliance with relevant sections of the California Transportation Development Act (TDA) as well as specified California Department of Transportation guidelines. Proposals are due prior to 5:00 P.M. on March 8, 2019. For more information, download the request for proposals or contact info@sccrtc.org.

Update: Questions & Answers for potential bidders

Commute Manager and Services for Santa Cruz County

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) is requesting proposals (RFP) for a Commute Manager Platform and associated services. The selected contractor will provide a software platform that allows employers to run commute challenges, distribute surveys, track results, offer incentives, integrate other applications, and manage transportation benefits, all of which help create a culture of sustainable commuting. The platform will also provide employees and the general public a full-service mobility tool allowing them to find an emergency ride home, access bike share, find a carpool buddy, find out when the next bus is coming, or map their walk/ride home all with a couple of clicks. The service will be made available through the RTC’s Cruz511 program and website. Proposals are due prior to 4:00 P.M., February 20, 2019. For more information download the proposal or contact info@cruz511.org.

Upcoming Contract Opportunities

Project/Program Management Services

The RTC will be procuring one or more on-call consultants to assist with project management services for the various capital projects implemented by the RTC in Santa Cruz County. Types of project include highway, transit, trail, and active transportation projects. The procurement will be advertised in the spring of 2019. If interested in finding out more information, please contact the Contract Manager, Sarah Christensen, P.E. schristensen@sccrtc.org.

On-Call Environmental Services

The RTC will be procuring one or more on-call consultants to assist with environmental services including CEQA/NEPA compliance and environmental permitting for capital projects, as well as necessary environmental permits for routine maintenance on the Santa Cruz Branch Rail right-of-way. The procurement will be advertised in the spring of 2019. If interested in finding out more, please contact the Contract Manager, Grace Blakeslee, gblakeslee@sccrtc.org.

Recent Contracts Awarded

Professional Engineering Services – Highway 1 41st/Soquel

      • Description: Professional Engineering Services – Highway 1 41st/Soquel Auxiliary Lanes & Chanticleer Over Crossing project Plans, Specifications, and Estimate (PS&E) phase
      • Contract Manager: Sarah Christensen
      • Award date: September 6, 2018
      • Awarded to: Mark Thomas & Company, Inc.

Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Replacement Operator

      • Description: Rail Operator
      • Contract Manager: Luis Mendez
      • Award date: June 14, 2018
      • Awarded to: Progressive Rail

Recruitment Consultant for Executive Director and Fiscal Officer

      • Description: Professional  recruitment services to recruit and hire an Executive Director and a Fiscal Officer for the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission
      • Contract Manager: Yesenia Parra
      • Award date: May 14, 2018
      • Awarded to: CPS HR Consulting

On-Call Engineering Services for the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Corridor

      • Description:Professional civil engineering services in one or more of the areas of expertise, including (1) Civil Engineering, (2) Structure Inspections and Engineering, and (3) Construction Management. Future projects may include assessment and/or execution of civil engineering reports, design, cost estimates and related work, traffic engineering related to grade crossing concerns, inspection of rail bridges and culverts, right of way engineering, and other tasks required for the upkeep of the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Property.
      • Contract Manager: Sarah Christensen
      • Award date: April 5, 2018
      • Awarded to :
        • Civil Engineering
          • RRM Design Group
          • MNS Engineers, Inc.
          • RailPros, Inc.
        • Structure Inspections/Engineering
          • Biggs Cardosa Associates, Inc.
          • RailPros, Inc.
          • STV
        • Construction Management
          • 4LEAF, Inc.
          • RailPros, Inc.
          • MNS Engineers, Inc.
          • Cooper Pugeda Management, Inc.
          • Biggs Cardosa Associates, Inc.

Labor Negotiation Consultant

      • Description: Assist the Commission to conduct labor negations with two (2) labor groups
      • Contract Manager: Yesenia Parra
      • Award date: March 6, 2018
      • Awarded to: Lozano Smith

Classification and Compensation Study

      • Description: Design and conduct a comprehensive classification and compensation study and analysis for the RTC’s employees
      • Contract Manager: Yesenia Parra
      • Award date: January 29, 2018
      • Awarded to: CPS HR Consulting

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