Operations and Maintenance Services

Type: Request for Proposals View more listings
Category: Transportation Services
Organization: Regional Transit Authority
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Closing Date: March 15, 2019, 04:45 PM (Central)





Project Description: The Regional Transit Authority of New Orleans has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit competitive sealed proposals from qualified proposers for the provision of performance-based transit Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services with regard to the public transit system of New Orleans. The Regional Transit Authority of New Orleans (RTA) is seeking to engage a qualified Contractor, or a joint venture of qualified Contractors, to provide the day-to¬day O&M services across four transit modes, including buses, streetcars, ferries, and paratransit.

The RTA is launching an international tender to select a contract operator with a proven record of accomplishment, expertise and experience in transportation operations, implementation of planning policy, and strategic deployment of resources, as well as a creative sense for how to improve service and grow ridership. The selected proposer will be responsible for the provision of public transit in New Orleans and surrounding communities.

How to obtain a copy of the RFP: All information relative to this RFP can be found online at www.driveRTAforward.com.

The RFP can also be obtained at Regional Transit Authority’s website at http://www.norta.com. A non-mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference will be held on January 14, 2019 at 2:00 PM CST at RTA Headquarters, 2817 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119 The RTA recommends attendance to obtain any further clarification or updated status of the procurement. Following the conclusion of the Pre-Proposal Conference, and upon execution of a required non-disclosure agreement, Prospective Proposers will be given the opportunity to have a private viewing of the RTA System Safety Program Plan/RTA Safety Plan.

The following day, on January 15, 2019 from 8:00 AM CST to 6:00 PM CST, Prospective Proposers will be offered a Facility Tour including the Main Office, as well as Bus, Streetcar, and Ferry facilities. Prospective Proposers should arrive at RTA Headquarters, 2817 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119 prior to the 8:00 AM start.

A dedicated website with procurement documents has been established at www.driveRTAforward.com. Prospective Proposers are encouraged to email driveRTAforward@norta.com to be added to a mailing list to receive notifications of updates. All questions or request for clarifications must be submitted by email only to driveRTAforward@norta.com no later than January 21, 2019 at 4:00 P.M. CST. The RTA will not respond to questions or request for clarifications after this date.

For the purposes of communication distribution, Prospective Proposers are encouraged to complete and forward the form from Appendix 7 describing their Intent to Propose, by February 7, 2019.

Responding to RFP: All submittals must be received by the RTA no later than 4:45 p.m. CDT, on Friday, March 15, 2019. Proposals will be received at the office of the RTA at the above address and time-stamped upon receipt. Proposals timed stamped 4:46 p.m. or later will be considered late and will not be considered for award. Each proposal shall be in the form specified in the Submittal Requirements sections of the Request for Proposals and shall be in a sealed package with the name of the Proposer, the date scheduled as the proposal receipt deadline, and the title of the Request for Proposals marked on the outside of the package. They shall include one (1) original signed in ink by a duly authorized officer of the proposer and five (5) copies and shall be submitted to the Regional Transit Authority's Office of Ms. Deslie Isidore at the RTA's address specified above. All proposals must also be accompanied by a USB drive containing the proposal response as provided in the paper submittal and be in a PDF format.

RTA in accordance with 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 26 has an obligation to ensure nondiscrimination of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) and to comply with all federal, state and local regulations relative to utilization of DBEs on publicly funded projects. The RTA is committed to utilization of DBEs on all federally funded projects toward attainment of the agency's established overall goal of 31%. The RTA has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal of 31.4% for this project.

Notice to all offerors is hereby provided that in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws the RTA will ensure that DBEs are afforded full opportunity to submit offers and responses to this solicitation and to participate in any contract consummated pursuant to this advertisement. Additionally, no offeror will be discriminated against on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity or disability. As such, award of the contract will be conditioned on meeting the requirements of the federal, state and local laws for Equal Opportunity including compliance with the policies of DBE Program. The RTA reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals submitted.



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