RFPs


Requests for Proposals (RFP)

Request for Proposal to Prepare a Transit Funding Equity Study
 
As part of the regional transportation planning process, NCTC in coordination with Nevada County and the Town of Truckee is seeking proposals from firms with qualifications and experience requisite to prepare a study that will review the fiscal and operating characteristics of Nevada County’s and Truckee’s transit services and provide an objective opinion as to whether the current NCTC distribution policies provide an equitable amount of funding to each transit service.
 
The Transit Funding Equity Study will review the fiscal and operating characteristics of the transit services operated by Nevada County and the Town of Truckee and provide an objective opinion as to whether NCTC’s current distribution policies provide an equitable amount of funding to each transit service.
 
Proposals are to be submitted to the Nevada County Transportation Commission (NCTC) on or before Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.  Consultants need to deliver three (3) bound copies of the proposal and an electronic copy on a USB flash drive to the Nevada County Transportation Commission, 101 Providence Mine Road, Suite 102, Nevada City, CA 95959.  Late proposals will not be accepted.  Oral interviews are tentatively scheduled for Thursday, March 15, 2018, should it be determined they are needed.  A complete schedule of activities is included in the text of the RFP.  

Also attached is a sample contract similar to the Professional Services Agreement that the selected consultant would be required to execute.  NCTC reserves the right to negotiate with bidders on all aspects of the proposed work or to reject all proposals and reissue the RFP or withdraw the RFP at any time without prior notice.  NCTC is an equal opportunity employer, and women and minority owned businesses (DBEs) are encouraged to apply.

NCTC also advises that participation of DBEs is not a condition of award.  The attached Exhibit 10-O1 from Chapter 10 of the Caltrans Local Assistance Procedures Manual entitled, “Local Agency Proposer DBE Commitment (Consultant Contracts)” must be signed and dated by the consultant submitting the proposal.  

The attached Exhibit 10-O2 from Chapter 10 of the Caltrans Local Assistance Procedures Manual entitled, “Local Agency Proposer DBE Information (Consultant Contracts)” must be signed and dated by the consultant submitting the proposal.  

We would appreciate an email to NCTC’s Administrative Services Officer, Dale Sayles at dsayles@nccn.net notifying her if you will be submitting a RFP, and if not, the reason why.

All questions concerning the RFP and the project must be in writing and sent to Daniel Landon, Executive Director at dlandon@nccn.net.
 
 
Request for Proposal to Prepare the Nevada County Active Transportation Plan
 
As part of the regional transportation planning process, the Nevada County Transportation Commission (NCTC) in coordination with the County of Nevada, City of Grass Valley, City of Nevada City, and Town of Truckee is seeking proposals from consulting firms to prepare an Active Transportation Plan (ATP) covering Nevada County and the jurisdictions within. The Plan will evaluate needs, identify and prioritize active transportation recommendations, including all disadvantaged communities within Nevada County.
 
The Plan shall utilize the previously adopted Nevada County Bicycle Master Plan (2013), amended in 2016 to incorporate recent planning by the Town of Truckee, the Town of Truckee Trails & Bikeways Master Plan (2015), and the Nevada County Pedestrian Improvement Plan (2010) as the basis for development of the ATP along with input from local jurisdictions and the public. The plan shall analyze and prioritize recommended bikeway and pedestrian facility improvements by jurisdiction.
 
Preparation of the Plan will help to address active transportation needs by supporting the development of more sustainable, livable, and efficient walkable and bicycle friendly communities. The recommended priorities shall be tied to measureable goals and objectives that shall be developed based on both community input as well as technical analyses throughout the process. The Plan shall provide all necessary information and analysis required by the California Transportation Commission’s state guidelines for ATPs. By recommending prioritization of improvements the Plan shall guide local agency.
 
Proposals are to be submitted to the Nevada County Transportation Commission (NCTC) on or before Friday, February 23, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. Consultants need to deliver six (6) bound copies of the proposal and an electronic copy on a USB flash drive to the Nevada County Transportation Commission, 101 Providence Mine Road, Suite 102, Nevada City, CA 95959. Late proposals will not be accepted. Oral interviews are tentatively scheduled for Friday, March 9, 2018, should it be determined they are needed. A complete schedule of activities is included in the text of the RFP.
 
Below is a sample contract similar to NCTC’s Professional Services Agreement that the selected consultant would be required to execute. NCTC reserves the right to negotiate with bidders on all aspects of the proposed work or to reject all proposals and reissue the RFP or withdraw the RFP at any time without prior notice. NCTC is an equal opportunity employer, and women and minority owned businesses (DBEs) are encouraged to apply.
 
NCTC also advises that participation of DBEs is not a condition of award. The attached Exhibit 10-O1 from Chapter 10 of the Caltrans Local Assistance Procedures Manual entitled, "Local Agency Proposer DBE Commitment (Consultant Contracts)" must be signed and dated by the consultant submitting the proposal.
 
The attached Exhibit 10-O2 from Chapter 10 of the Caltrans Local Assistance Procedures Manual entitled, "Local Agency Proposer DBE Information (Consultant Contracts)" must be signed and dated by the consultant submitting the proposal.
 
We would appreciate an email to NCTC’s Administrative Services Officer, Dale Sayles at dsayles@nccn.net notifying her if you will be submitting a RFP, and if not, the reason why.
 
All questions concerning the RFP and the project must be in writing and sent to Mike Woodman, Deputy Executive Director at mwoodman@nccn.net.
 
 
 

Request for Proposal for Senate Bill 743 Vehicle Miles Traveled Methodology and Thresholds Recommendations

California Senate Bill 743 (SB 743) represents a new paradigm in land use development planning across the state.  Adopted in 2013, the law changes how transportation impacts are measured in the review of land use and transportation plans and projects under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  SB 743 removes automobile delay as the primary measure of transportation impacts of environmental significance, typically measured by traffic level of service (LOS), and replaces it with vehicle-miles traveled (VMT).  The Governor’s  Office of Planning and Research (OPR) provides guidance on implementation of the VMT thresholds, and in acknowledgement of the unique characteristics, implementation challenges, and the limited application of VMT mitigation measures, provides additional flexibility in rural non-Metropolitan Planning Organization areas. 

As part of the regional transportation planning process, NCTC in coordination with the County of Nevada, City of Grass Valley, City of Nevada City, and Town of Truckee, is seeking proposals from consulting firms with qualifications and experience necessary to provide recommendations for methodology, thresholds, and procedures for analysis of land use and transportation projects and plans in each of the jurisdictions within Nevada County in relation to implementation and compliance with SB 743.  Recommendations will be provided in relation to land use projects, planning documents (i.e. general plans, regional transportation plans, etc.), and transportation projects. 

Proposals are to be received at the NCTC office no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, December 8, 2017.  Deliver six (6) bound copies of the proposal, one (1) unbound original, suitable for reproduction, and an electronic copy on CD-ROM or flash drive to the Nevada County Transportation Commission, 101 Providence Mine Road, Suite 102, Nevada City, CA 95959.  Late proposals will not be accepted. 

The consultant may ask for clarification of the RFP by submitting written questions to the NCTC's Transportation Planner, Mike Woodman at mwoodman@nccn.net.  Questions regarding this RFP must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 20, 2017.  No response will be given to verbal questions.  NCTC reserves the right to decline a response to any question if, in the NCTC's assessment, the information cannot be obtained and shared with all potential organizations in a timely manner.  A summary of the questions submitted, including responses deemed relevant and appropriate by the NCTC, will be provided on November 21, 2017 to all firms that receive the RFP. 

Oral interviews, may be deemed necessary to provide additional evaluation of the short listed proposers, and are tentatively scheduled to be held on Tuesday, December 19, 2017.
 
 
 
Request for Proposal to Prepare Fiscal and Compliance Audits
 
Nevada County Transportation Commission (NCTC) is a designated Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA). The Commission's major responsibilities are (1) to prepare and adopt a Regional Transportation Plan, (2) allocate Nevada County's share of the Transportation Development Act (TDA) Funds, and (3) administer other federal, state, and local funds. NCTC is responsible for ensuring that an annual fiscal and compliance audit is done for all claimants who receive an allocation of funds pursuant to the Transportation Development Act Statutes and California Code of Regulations for 2009. In accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, NCTC requires claimants of funds from federal, state, and local sources to be audited annually.
 
Audits will be done for fiscal years 2017/18, 2018/19, and 2019/20. These audits must be completed and submitted to NCTC and the State of California Controller's Office by December 31 of each applicable year or earlier if indicated by statutes.
 
The objective of the audits is to meet and/or exceed the requirements of Section 99245 of the Public Utilities Code and Sections 6661, 6662, 6663, 6664, 6666, 6667, and 6751 of the California Code of Regulations (Title 21, Chapter 3, Subchapters 2 and 2.5); applicable auditing standards set forth in Government Auditing Standards, issued by the Comptroller General of the United States; Statements on Auditing Standards published by the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts; OMB Circular A-133 Audits of States, Local Governments and Nonprofit Organizations June 2003 and June 2007 and any amendments; and California State Controller’s Office, California Local Agencies Internal Control Guidelines (see Assembly Bill No. 804, 9/27/17).
 
Proposals must be received at the NCTC office no later than 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Email the proposal to dlandon@nccn.net and mail six (6) copies of the proposal and one (1) unbound reproducible original to Nevada County Transportation Commission, 101 Providence Mine Road, Suite 102, Nevada City, CA 95959.

Questions regarding the RFP and the implementation of the audit must be emailed to Daniel B. Landon, NCTC Executive Director, at dlandon@nccn.net no later than Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

NCTC reserves the right to decline a response to any question if, in the NCTC's assessment, the information cannot be obtained and shared with all potential organizations in a timely manner. A summary of the questions submitted, including responses deemed relevant by the NCTC, will be provided by Wednesday, February 7, 2018 to firms receiving this RFP.