It is the policy of the Solano Transportation Authority (STA) to ensure that Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) shall have the maximum feasible opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts financed in whole or in part with STA funds. The STA and its employees shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, or disability in the award and administration of STA contracts. It is the intention of the STA to create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for contracts and subcontracts relating to the STA’s construction, procurement and professional services activities.
The STA has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and their Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 26 (49 CFR 26).
DBE Requirements for RFPs
All projects receiving federal dollars must have DBE goals and comply with regulations set forth by Caltrans. On June 29, 2012, the State Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced major changes to the statewide DBE Program. As part of those changes, bidders/proposers should review the policies outlined in Caltrans Exhibits 10-I, “Notice to Bidders/Proposers DBE Information and 10-J”, “Standard Agreement for Subcontractor/DBE Participation”, in addition to the STA’s DBE Program which can be accessed through the following links:
Pursuant to the monitoring requirements outlined in Section XIV of the STA’s DBE Program (49 CFR 26.37), the bidder/proposer will be required to complete and submit Caltrans Exhibit 10-O1 and 10-O2, “Local Agency Proposer/Bidder-DBE (Consultant Contract) Information” with the award document, regardless of DBE participation, and Exhibit 17-F, “Final Report Utilization of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises” with the completion of the contract. These Forms can be provided electronically upon request.
Required form at Time of Award:
Required Form at Time of Contract Completion:
The Solano Transportation Authority (STA) invites consultants to submit a proposal to provide professional consultation services to support one or both of the following rail studies: the Solano Rail Crossings Safety Improvements Plan Update and the Vallejo Passenger Rail Study.
The STA is seeking a consultant to support the Solano Rail Crossings Safety Improvements Plan Update which will update the existing inventory of rail crossings in Solano County. The consultant will evaluate and identify crossings most impacted by current rail traffic and propose criteria to identify at-grade safety improvements that are needed.
The Vallejo Passenger Rail Study calls for a consultant to summarize and identify existing conditions as it relates to rail lines and facilities, current public transit service options, and land use in the project area. The consultant will conduct a market demand analysis by using “big data,” and develop a list of capital improvements and associated order of magnitude capital and operating costs that would be necessary to develop a station and passenger rail service system that would serve the City of Vallejo.
To obtain a copy of the full Request for Qualifications (RFQ), please download the RFQ as a PDF file from the STA website: https://sta.ca.gov/work-with-sta/procurement-opportunities/ or call the STA at (707) 424-6075.
The RFQ describes the two studies, presents the requirements of the Proposer, and outlines the criteria that will be used to evaluate the Proposal.
Qualified organizations are invited to submit four (4) hard copies and one (1) digital copy (CD or flash drive) of your Proposal to the STA office no later than 4:00 PM, on Monday, December 12, 2022, addressed to:
Solano Transportation Authority
423 Main Street
Suisun City, CA 94585-2473
Note that this deadline is firm and late submittals will not be accepted. Proposals will be reviewed and, if needed, the firms/teams whose qualifications most closely meet the STA’s needs will be invited to commence the project or interview on or around January 9, 2022.
The STA encourages, but does not require for this solicitation, the use of local firms. To assist in the use of local firms, the STA has prepared a database of contact information for local firms for convenience purposes only and without guarantees as to the ability of such firms to provide the services. This database and the Local Preference Policy can be viewed at https://sta.ca.gov/work-with-sta/procurement-opportunities/
If you have questions regarding this project, please contact Kathrina Gregana, Assistant Planner at email@example.com. Thank you for your interest.Documents:
RFP Responses Due : October 21, 2022 4:00 pm
The Solano Transportation Authority (STA) invites consultants to submit a proposal for the Suisun City Transit Service.
To obtain a copy of the full Request for Proposals (RFP), please download the RFP a PDF file from the STA website: https://sta.ca.gov/work-with-sta/procurement-opportunities/ or call the STA at (707) 424-6075.
The RFP describes the project, presents the requirements of the Consultant, and outlines the criteria that will be used to evaluate the RFP.
Qualified organizations are invited to submit one (1) hard copy and one (1) digital copy (CD or flash drive) of your Proposal to the STA office no later than 4:00 PM, on October 21, 2022 addressed to:
Attn: Brandon Thomson
Transit Mobility Coordinator II
Solano Transportation Authority
423 Main Street, Suisun City, CA 94585
Note that this deadline is firm and late submittals will not be accepted. RFP’s will be reviewed and, if needed, the firms/teams whose qualifications most closely meet the STA’s needs will be invited to interview on or about the week of October 31, 2022.Documents: