L2744 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR A CONTRACTOR FOR TRANSIT SERVICE OPERATIONS FOR THE LOWER CHATTAHOOCHEE REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY (LCRTA) 1. NOTICE TO PROPOSERS The LCRTA Transit Authority is soliciting proposals for a service supplier for the LCRTA Transit Authority. working its Part 5311 public transport service, for a interval of 1 yr, with an possibility on the discretion of the transport authority to increase for a further 4 (4) years. This transit service is a service sponsored by the federal authorities and the state via 49 USC Part 5311 Federal Transit Administration Apart from Urbanized Areas Transit Fund Program. Copies of the Request for Proposal Doc (RFP) will be obtained from: Grant Richardson, Group Developer 710 Entrance Ave Columbus, GA 31901 706-660-5372 [email protected] The Transit Authority solicits proposals from firms or ” certified organizations (public, non-public, non-profit) with expertise in all features of public transport administration, planning, administration, automobile operations and upkeep, and coordination with county, regional, state and federal companies. The RFP consists of the final circumstances and technical specs defining the necessities of the proposal and identifies all necessary analysis elements, ranked in descending order of significance. An analysis committee will probably be composed of representatives with enough technical experience to correctly course of and consider the proposals obtained. The Request for Proposals is printed publicly and circulated to all candidates. Proposers should submit proposals in two (2) elements. The primary half consists of, however is just not restricted to, the technical and contractual proposal, together with all required bids. Half Two consists of, however is just not restricted to, quoted costs and value knowledge, together with all required quotes. All info, together with the quantity and names of Candidates, is stored confidential, in accordance with authorized constraints. Every a part of the proposal have to be submitted in separate sealed envelopes and be clearly labeled as follows: Response to the Transit Request for Proposals Technical Proposal and Response to the Transportation Request for Proposals Value Proposal Technical proposals should determine any proposed substitution or extra options with a proof of the advantages they supply to the county. It’s anticipated that the associated fee affect of those advantages may also be mirrored in the associated fee proposal. The worth proven will probably be a hard and fast hourly fee per hour of service to cowl administrative prices and hours of service generated by the service request. This procurement should adjust to the necessities of the Georgia State Procurement Code, with emphasis on Sections 50-5-67 and 50-5-83. This procurement course of should additionally adjust to the procurement necessities of Federal Transit Administration Round C.4220.1f on Third Occasion Procurement Necessities. In keeping with C.4220.1f, that is aggressive bidding / request for proposal procurement. The analysis committee will consider the formal proposals obtained and rank them so as of desire. The analysis committee might conduct interviews with firms deemed to be within the aggressive vary. The Transport Authority reserves the suitable to award a contract on the idea of proposals submitted with out negotiation, to reject all and / or all proposals, to re-advertise the proposals and to waive any informality in any proposal. and decide probably the most delicate proposal by its personal standards, as described within the specification. Discussions won’t disclose info contained in competing proposals. A remaining rating of candidates will probably be made and interviews and negotiations will happen with these proposers deemed to be within the aggressive vary. PROSPECTIVE PROPOSALS MAY SUBMIT QUESTIONS REGARDING THE PROPOSAL. QUESTIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 3/18/2021, 5:00 PM LOCAL TIME. QUESTIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING. SUBMITTING QUESTIONS BY EMAIL IS PREFERRED. QUESTIONS SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO: Grant Richardson, Group Developer 710 Entrance Ave Columbus, GA 31901 706-660-5372 [email protected] ALL PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 4:00 PM LOCAL TIME 03/23/2021. NO PROPOSALS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS TIME AND DATE. All correspondence and sealed proposals ought to be addressed to: Grant Richardson Grant Richardson, Group Developer 710 Entrance Ave Columbus, GA 31901 706-660-5372 [email protected] One unique and two copies of the proposal ought to be submitted to Grant Richardson Group Developer for analysis. The Transport Authority won’t be accountable for any prices incurred by proponents in response to this Request for Proposal (RFP). REQUESTS FOR SPECIFICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE TRANSIT AUTHORITY BY 5:00 p.m. LOCAL TIME ON 3-12-2021. The bidding firms should not seem on the listing of non-eligible firms of the attribution administration system (SAM). The profitable bidder will probably be required to adjust to all relevant Equal Employment Alternative (EEO) legal guidelines and rules. Deprived Enterprise Enterprises (DEEs) ought to be given the complete alternative to submit proposals.