RFPs


Requests for Proposals (RFP)

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.
 
Memo - RFP for Senate Bill 743 Vehicle Miles Traveled
Request for Proposal -Senate Bill 743 Vehicle Miles Traveled
 
 
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.
 
 
 
Request for Proposal for SR 49 Corridor System Management Plan (Phase 1)

As part of the regional transportation planning process, NCTC in coordination with the California Department of Transportation, is seeking proposals from consulting firms with qualifications and experience necessary to assist with an update of the SR 49 CSMP prepared by Caltrans in May 2009 (click here for link to SR 49 CSMP page on Caltrans website).

The SR 49 Corridor System Management Plan (CSMP) Phase 1 will update the 2009 CSMP and identify operational deficiencies, bicycle route gaps, and user safety and enhancements and operational improvements within the corridor from the Nevada/Placer County line at the Bear River Bridge to the McKnight Way overcrossing in Grass Valley. Through data analysis the consultant will develop a list of projects that improve safety on the transportation system, reduce travel time or delay on all modes, reduce traffic congestion, improve connectivity between modes and facilities, improve travel time reliability, and expand mobility options along the corridor in a cost effective manner.

Proposals are to be received at the NCTC office no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 12, 2018.  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 Executive Director Daniel Landon at dlandon@nccn.net.  Written questions regarding this RFP must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 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 December 15, 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 Friday, January 26, 2018.