Request for Proposal - Third Party Operator - Transit Services
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
FOR THIRD PARTY OPERATION OF TRANSIT SERVICE FOR Greene County
NOTICE TO PROPOSERS
The Greene County Board of Commissioners and its designees (County) invites proposals for a service provider for the operation of its Section 5311 public transit service, for a one-year period, with an option at the discretion of Greene County to extend for additional years. This public transit service is a federal and state subsidized service through 49 USC Section 5311, Federal Transit Administration Other than Urbanized Areas Transit Fund Program. Copies of the Request for Proposal (RFP) document may be obtained from:
Greene County Board of Commissioners
c/o Chris Edwards
1034 Silver Drive, Suite 201
Greensboro, GA 30642
The County seeks proposals from qualified firms or organizations (public, private, non-profit) with experience in all aspects of public transportation administration, planning, management, operations and vehicle maintenance, and coordination with County, County, regional, state, and federal agencies.
The RFP includes the Terms and Conditions and Technical Specification defining the requirements of the services needed and identifies all significant evaluation factors, listed in descending order of importance.
An evaluation committee will consist of representatives with sufficient technical expertise to adequately address and evaluate proposals received.
The RFP is publicly advertised and issued to all requesters.
Proposers must submit proposals in two (2) parts. The first part includes, but is not limited to technical and contractual proposal, including all required submittals. The second part includes, but is not limited to proposed price and cost data, including all required submittals. All information including the number and names of Proposers is kept confidential, within legal constraints. Each proposal part must be submitted in separate sealed envelopes and be clearly labeled as: Response to Transit RFP – Technical Proposal and Response to Transit RFP – Cost Proposal
Technical proposals should identify any proposed substitution or additional features with an explanation of the benefits they offer the County. It is expected that the cost impact of these benefits will also be reflected in the cost proposal.
This procurement shall conform to the procurement requirements of the Georgia State Purchasing Code, with emphasis on Sections 50-5-67 and 50-5-83.
This procurement process shall also conform to the procurement requirements of the Federal Transit Administration’s Third Party Contracting Requirements Circular Number C.4220.1f. Per C.4220.1f, this is procurement by competitive proposal/request for proposal.
Public opening of bid of proposals will be held at the County office located at 1034 Silver Drive, Suite 201, Greensboro, GA 30642 on April 17, 2018 at 9 a.m and proposals will be distributed to the evaluation committee for review.
The evaluation committee will evaluate the formal proposals received and rank them in order of preference. The evaluation committee may conduct interviews with those firms determined to be within the competitive range.
The County reserves the right to award a contract on the basis of proposals submitted without negotiation, to reject any and/or all proposals, to re‑advertise for proposals and to waive any informality in any proposal and to determine the most responsive proposal by its own criteria, as described within the specification.
Discussions will not disclose information contained in competing proposals.
A final ranking of candidates will be made and interview and negotiations held with those proposers determined to be within the competitive range.