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.

Current Contract Opportunities

RTC Federal Legislative/Transportation Assistant Request for Proposals

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) invites qualified and experienced professional consultants to submit proposals to provide RTC with effective representation regarding federal surface transportation initiatives before Congress, federal agencies, and related interest groups. Contract services for a Washington, D.C. liaison are being sought to analyze federal legislation, policies, regulations, and funding opportunities affecting RTC, and to develop strategies for advancing actions at the federal level that are beneficial to RTC and its projects and programs.

Contract Opportunities Pending Award


Recent Contracts Awarded

Santa Cruz County Multimodal Transportation Modeling Tools

  • Description: Develop multimodal transportation modeling tools for Santa Cruz County. The modeling tools will be used to analyze the transportation impacts of multimodal transportation and land use projects within Santa Cruz County.
  • Contract Manager: Ginger Dykaar
  • Award date: February 2015.
  • Awarded to: Fehr and Peers

Santa Cruz County Passenger Rail Study

  • Description: Evaluate the feasibility and ridership potential for commuter and intercity passenger rail service on the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line.
  • Contract Manager: Rachel Moriconi
  • Award Date: May 1, 2014
  • Awarded to: Fehr and Peers
  • For more information on this project please visit our website

Phone Systems Services Request for Proposals

  • Description: Provide assistance in installing, managing and provide support services for a new phone system
  • Contract Manager: Yesenia Parra
  • Awarded to: The Maynard Group

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