Requests for Proposals (RFP)

Request for Proposals to Update the Eastern Nevada County Transit Development Plan

As part of the regional transportation planning process, the Nevada County Transportation Commission (NCTC), in coordination with the Town of Truckee, is seeking proposals from consulting firms with qualifications and experience necessary to update the Eastern Nevada County Transit Development Plan (ENCTDP).  It is necessary that the short-range transit plan be updated to provide adequate guidance for making operational adjustments and addressing capital needs over the five-year planning period to address the recent changes in the fixed route and paratransit system that occurred in 2015, as well as changes in operating costs and funding level forecasts.

This study will analyze a wide range of service, capital, institutional, management, and financial alternatives.  The consultant will evaluate the existing transit systems in place, opportunities for improved coordination in the region, identify the most efficient approach to meet the needs of the public, and carefully identify where transit resources should be devoted over the plan period.  The update of the ENCTDP, once completed, will guide the provision of services over the next five-year period, within the financial revenues projected, and include an implementation plan to accomplish the plan recommendations.  The previously adopted (December 2013) ENCTDP can be found at the following link:  http://www.nctc.ca.gov/Reports/Transit-Reports/index.html.

Proposals are to be received at the NCTC office no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 4, 2016.  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 October 19, 2016.  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 or about October 20, 2016 to all firms that receive the RFP.  Oral interviews, if deemed necessary, are tentatively scheduled to be held on Thursday, November 17, 2016.  A complete schedule of activities can be found within the Request for Proposal.