Bid #: RFP 2018-002
Date Posted: Thursday, Nov 30, 2017
Date Due: Monday, Jan 22, 2018
Time of bid opening: 2:00 pm
The City of Mobile is soliciting proposals from qualified firms for management and operation of its public transportation organization known as "The Wave Transit System".
All Wave Transit personnel, with the exception of the General Manager, are employed by a private Alabama corporation, and bargaining unit employees are represented by ATU local 770.
The selected management contractor will be expected to provide an Alabama corporation to employ all current transit personnel, with the exception of the General Manager. The selected manager will continue current salaries, wages, and benefits; serve as the successor to the current labor agreement, and manage Wave Transit employees not covered by the labor agreement.
All functions necessary to operate Wave Transit will be provided by the management contractor's local management team. The City of Mobile will provide only indirect staff support from City employees. The emphasis of this contract will be to maximize both the management and operational services as effectively as possible. Subject to budgetary limitations, the City will pay for all costs arising from the operation of the system.
The City intends to award a five-year management contract to the responsive and responsible firm, which the city deems to offer the most advantageous proposal, with price and other factors considered. There will be an option to renew the contract for an additional five years upon mutual agreement of both parties.
Procedures for selection and award will be in accordance with provisions of FTA Circular 4220.1F.
It is the responsibility of the BIDDER to check for, download and to include with their BID RESPONSE any and all ADDENDUMS that are issued for a specific BID issued by the City of Mobile. Failure to download and include ADDENDUM(s) in your BID RESPONSE may cause your bid to be rejected. This is a sealed bid. Any responses faxed or e-mailed will be rejected. This is a sealed bid. All responses must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the bid number on the outside of the envelope with the bid opening date. Any response that arrives improperly marked or with no bid number and opening date on the outside of the delivery or express package and opened in error will be rejected and not considered. It is the responsibility of the bidder to insure that their bid response is delivered to and received in the at the location or address specifically directed in the specification by the date and time prescribed.