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KCATA Regional Transit and Mobility Network Design RFP

RFP Number: 19-7001-39C

Contact: Denise Adams(816) 346-0224


The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA, ATA, Authority) is soliciting written proposals from qualified consulting firms interested in providing transit consulting services to develop an integrated regional mobility plan and recommend an implementation plan for a mobility network that includes a redesigned bus and BRT network that that integrates with other mobility services to improve the transit customer’s overall experience.

The selected firm’s project staff and proposed team must include professionals who have demonstrated qualifications and experience in the specific transit planning disciplines identified in this RFP.

A pre-proposal conference will be held at Kansas City Area Transportation Authority’s offices located at 1200 East 18th Street in Kansas City, MO, 64108 on December 11, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. Although attendance at this conference is not required, those firms interested in proposing to the RFP are encouraged to attend. A conference line is provided for those that wish to participate by telephone (see Section 1, “Proposal Schedule.”)

This study is funded by Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) grants. The Authority has set a goal of 15% participation by certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firm(s) for this project. Certified DBE firms are encouraged to submit proposals as Primes or Subcontractors. Firms must be certified as a DBE by a member of the Missouri Regional Certification Committee, which includes KCMO, MoDOT, City of St. Louis, Metro in St. Louis or KCATA. A list of certified firms may be found at. MBE and WBE certifications from other agencies will not be counted toward DBE participation. For further information on this subject contact Mr. Whitney Morgan, KCATA’s DBE/Grants Specialist, at (816) 346-0277 or wmorgan@kcata.org.

Questions (technical, contractual, or administrative) must be directed in writing to via email to Denise Adams at dadams@kcata.org and Tamie McGranahan at tmcgranahan@kcata.org. Questions and requests for clarifications will be received until 2:00 p.m. December14, 2018. As required, KCATA’s response to these submissions will be in the form of an Addendum.

Submission of a proposal shall constitute a firm offer to the KCATA for one hundred twenty (120) days from the date of closing. This RFP does not commit the KCATA to award a contract, to pay any cost incurred in preparation of a proposal, or to procure or contract for services. Proposer shall read and understand the requirements of this proposal covered in the sections listed under the Table of Contents of this document.

The KCATA reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals received, to interview or negotiate with any qualified individual or firm, to modify this request, or cancel in part or in its entirety the RFP if it is the best interest of the KCATA.

Following an initial review and screening of all timely and responsive proposals, highly qualified Proposers may be invited to interviews as necessary at their own expense. Those selected Proposers will be informed as to exact date and time if invited for interviews and discussion. Proposer(s) may also be required to submit written responses to questions regarding its proposal. All contractual agreements are subject to final approval by the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority’s Board of Commissioners. A nine (9) month contract term is anticipated for award to the selected and approved Consultant if negotiations are successful.

Proposals must be received with all required submittals as stated in the RFP no later than 2:00 p.m. on January

4, 2019 and addressed to

Kansas City Area Transportation Authority – Procurement Department Attention: Denise Adams, Procurement Manager
1350 East 17th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
(816) 346-0224

Proposals received after the time specified shall not be considered for award. Proposals received via facsimile (fax) or electronic mail (e-mail) shall not be considered. Proposals not meeting specified delivery and method of submittal will not be opened nor considered responsive.

No person or entity submitting a proposal in response to this RFPP nor any officer, employee, agent, representative, relative or consultant representing such a person (or entity) may contact through any mans, or engage in any discussion concerning the award of this contract with any member of KCATA’s Board of Commissioners or any employee of KCATA (excluding Procurement staff) during the period beginning on the date of proposal issue and ending on the date of the selection of a Contractor. Any such contact would be grounds for disqualification of the Proposer.

Download: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) #19-7001-29C


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