Contracting Opportunities

The RTC conducts transportation planning activities and implements some capital projects, consistent with long-range plans and other guiding documents.

Transportation planning efforts, programs, and capital projects require the expertise of many professionals, and RTC employs the services of contractors to accomplish some of these activities.

Qualified vendors able to fulfill the specifications and meet the terms and conditions required are encouraged to submit bids/offers in response to Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) and informal bid requests.

All solicitations include details regarding the project, needed services, required qualifications, timeline, and the requirements for successful proposers. It is the proposer’s responsibility to ensure that a bid or proposal is received by the RTC prior to the time and date specified. To be notified of contracting opportunities, please submit a request form to be notified of future opportunities.

Current Contract Opportunities

Santa Cruz County Passenger Rail Study: Request for Proposals (Updated 3/28/14)
The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) invites qualified and experienced consultants to submit proposals to develop a Santa Cruz County Passenger Rail Study. The study will evaluate the feasibility and ridership potential for commuter and intercity passenger rail service on the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line, providing practical recommendations for phased implementation of cost-effective and efficient services that also advance regional, state, and federal goals.

  • Submissions are due to the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission, Attention: Karena Pushnik, 1523 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 by 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.
  • Please review all requirements for the Request for Proposals (RFP) (Updated 3/28/14) prior to submitting your proposal.
  • A pre-proposal meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 17 at 1:00 p.m. in the RTC’s Conference Room, 1523 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA. RSVP to: Participants are encouraged to submit questions prior to the meeting to
  • Pre-proposal Meeting Agenda
  • Answers to Questions received on the RFP (As of March 28, 2014)
  • Pre-proposal meeting participants (March 17, 2014)

Recent Contract Awarded

Phone Systems Services Request for Proposals (RFP)-Selection in process

  • Selection  in process- 2 of the 4 proposals received have made it to the next level. The 2 vendors will be asked to provide phone system demos.
  • Description: provide assistance in installing managing a new phone system and provide support services
  • Contract Manager: Luis Mendez

Santa Cruz Branch Line Mainline Bridge Support, Repairs, and Member Replacements  Bids

  • Description: provide Railroad bridge rehabilitation work on the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line.
  • Award Date: August 15, 2013
  • Contract Manager: Luis Mendez
  • Awarded to: Stacy and Witbeck

Voice and Data RFQ Document Preparation  Request for Qualifications

  • Description: provide the RTC assistance with preparation of a Voice and Data Request for Proposal Document.
  • Award Date: August 1, 2013
  • Contract Manager: Yesenia Parra
  • Awarded to: Cooper Technology

Call Box Maintenance and Improvements

  • Description: provide maintenance and ADA site improvements to 122 call boxes in Santa Cruz County for a 5 year period.
  • Award Date: August 1, 2013
  • Contract Manager: Amy Naranjo
  • Awarded to: CASE Systems, Inc
  • For more information on this topic, please visit our website.

Freeway Service Patrol

  • Description: Provide emergency roadside services during commute periods on Highway 17 (Beat 1) and/or Highway 1 (Beat 2) for a 4-year period.
  • Award Date: June 6, 2013
  • Contract Manager: Amy Naranjo
  • Awarded to: Jack Ladd, Ladd’s Autobody & Towing
  • For more information on this topic, please visit our website.

Construction Management Services

  • Description: Construction Management Services in association with improvements to the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line consisting primarily of structures rehabilitation.
  • Award Date: February 7, 2013
  • Contract Manager: Luis Mendez
  • Awarded to: Hatch Mott McDonald
  • For more information on this topic, please visit our website.

Student Shuttle Operator

  • Description: Manage and operate a fixed route shuttle serving public school students for a 6 to 8 month period in association with the Highway 1 Soquel/Morrissey Auxiliary Lanes project construction.
  • Award Date: August 2, 2012
  • Contract Manager: Kim Shultz
  • Awarded to: Michael’s Transportation Service, Watsonville, CA
  • For more information on this topic, please visit our website.

Rail Service Operator

  • Award date: May 17, 2012
  • Contract Manager: Luis Mendez
  • Awarded to: Iowa Pacific Holdings, Chicago, IL

On-board Transit Ridership Survey

  • Award date: March 2, 2012
  • Contract Manager: Grace Blakeslee
  • Awarded to: Moore & Associates, Valencia, CA

Transportation Funding Poll

  • Award date: March 1, 2012
  • Contract Manager: Rachel Moriconi
  • Awarded to: Godbe Research, San Mateo, CA

Get Notified

To be notified of future consulting opportunities, please fill out and submit a request form.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)

The RTC encourages the participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) in its contracts. The RTC affirms the utilization and participation of qualified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Underutilized Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (UDBE) firms in its contracting and procurement activities for federally-funded contracts. The RTC encourages general and prime contractors to afford competitive subcontracting opportunities to DBE and UDBE firms, where possible, in their contracting and procurement activities within the County of Santa Cruz. Find out more about becoming a designated DBE by the State of California or finding a DBE to subcontract.

RTC Contact

Yesenia Parra
Administrative Services Officer