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July 25, 2014
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL RFP-2015-02
TRANSIT ASSET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND RELATED SERVICES

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) is looking to procure services to design and implement an innovative Transit Asset Management (TAM) system with associated management consulting, data collection, system integration, and professional services. Due to the pending MAP 21 TAM requirements and specific reporting requirements, BRTA is searching for firms willing and capable of working closely with the BRTA Administrator, management, and third party service providers. BRTA is requesting vendors to describe their approach, services, software, and support services that meet the intent and/or future requirements of MAP 21 TAM and State of Good Repair requirements.

The major objective to be met by this solicitation is to define the requested consulting services that will best meet BRTA's needs in developing a Transit Asset Management Plan (TAMP). While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information in this RFP, BRTA recognizes that the information is not exhaustive in every detail and that all work and materials may not be expressly mentioned in the requirements of the RFP. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the Contractor to include in their proposal all management consulting services, data collection, assessment services, and software and hardware requirements, which are manifestly necessary for the full and faithful performance of the system requirements in accordance with the objectives of BRTA. The system offered shall be complete in every respect inclusive of all design, components, and recommendations for auxiliary equipment, and required maintenance or licensing, etc.

The BRTA oversees and coordinates fixed-route and paratransit transportation services within the twenty-four member cities and towns of Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts. Fixed route bus service is provided in twelve communities and specialized transportation provided in eighteen communities. One of the eight original regional transit authorities (RTAs) created by state statute (MGL Section 161B) in 1974, currently fifteen RTAs are responsible for administering public transportation services throughout much of Massachusetts, outside of the Boston metropolitan area.

The BRTA serves a population of approximately 131,000 (2010 Census). The BRTA staff includes ten administrative personnel. Approximately 140 people are employed by private providers of BRTA supported services. BRTA has an operations and maintenance facility located at 67 Downing Parkway in Pittsfield. The Authority's administrative offices are in the Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) complex located at One Columbus Avenue in downtown Pittsfield.

Interested parties may obtain a copy of RFP 2015-02 by contacting the BRTA at info@berkshirerta.com.
The completed Acknowledgement of Receipt Form must be received at BRTA prior to August 17, 2014 to receive the addendum containing vendor list, written questions and answers, and any schedule modifications.

Sealed proposals must be received at the BRTA Administrative Office no later than 10 AM on August 29, 2014.

July 23, 2014
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL RFP-2015-03
TRANSIT ADVERTISING

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) is seeking proposals from qualified advertising firms to act as exclusive agent for the sale of transit advertising in and on buses, vans, shelters and facilities owned or operated by BRTA. The agent will sell, produce, install and maintain display sign advertising space. In return, the agent will pay BRTA a percentage of its gross operating revenue. The agent will expand upon an operational cross platform solution deck for advertising opportunities via electronic media.

The contracting period between the BRTA and the selected Proposer will be September 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017 and may by mutual agreement of both parties be renewed in one-year increments for up to two (2) additional years.

Interested parties may obtain a copy of the reissued RFP 2015-03 by contacting the BRTA at info@berkshirerta.com.
The completed Acknowledgement of Receipt Form must be received at BRTA prior to August 14, 2014 to receive the addendum containing vendor list, written questions and answers, and any schedule modifications.

Sealed proposals must be received at the BRTA Administrative Office no later than 11 AM on August 25, 2014.

July 9, 2014
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL RFP-2015-01
One-Call One-Click Veterans Call Center Renovate and Furnish

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) is requesting proposals from Commercial Contractors to renovate an existing space into a One-Call One-Click Veterans' Call Center (The Center) to serve the veteran population of the service area, to improve the operational efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and security of its transit services. The Proposers are to be an established Commercial Construction Company with 10 or more years of service, experienced in: mechanical (Fire Protection and HVAC), electrical (Power Distribution, Lighting, Fire Alarm, Access Control), and communications. The successful Proposer will be responsible for all necessary permits and certifications, and will ensure all Federal, State and Local laws and regulations are followed.

The Center will be housed within the 577 square foot, first floor room (currently a student art gallery) of the Joseph Scelsi Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) located at One Columbus Avenue in Pittsfield, MA. Renovating the space will be according to the layout and specifications contained in Appendix A of the RFP document. The Contractor will be responsible for furnishing The Center with modular furniture and a security system detailed in Appendix A.

BRTA operates the ITC, which connects local bus and taxi services, intercity rail and bus services, with pedestrian access to the central business district. Fixed route service is provided by fifteen bus routes in 12 communities from Williamstown to Great Barrington, Monday through Saturday. Paratransit services are provided using 15 BRTA owned vehicles to eligible persons from the BRTA's member communities for ambulatory, non-ambulatory, or complementary ADA and Non-ADA paratransit service. The BRTA was created in 1974 by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 161B to provide oversight and coordination of public transportation within Berkshire County.

The Request for Proposals RFP 2015-01 is available on July 9, 2014. To request a copy of the RFP package, please contact the BRTA at:info@berkshirerta.com.

Sealed proposals must be received at the BRTA Administrative Office no later than 10:00 AM on August 6, 2014. A mandatory pre-proposal site visit of the BRTA Intermodal Transportation Center, One Columbus Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201 will be held at 10 AM on July 21, 2014.

June 22, 2014
HUMAN SERVICE TRANSPORTATION SCHEDULER

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) is seeking a full time Human Service Transportation Scheduler to work in a fast paced environment at the BRTA. Candidates should be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, possess professional oral and written skills, work independently, able to multi-task, and interact with the elderly and disabled. College degree preferred. Job description is available by CLICKING HERE. (PDF).

Mail your resume, salary requirement, cover letter and three (3) references postmarked no later than 6/27/14 to:
BRTA
Attn: Office Manager
1 Columbus Avenue, Suite 201
Pittsfield, MA 01201
AA/EOE

June 10, 2014
Request for Proposals
RFP 2014-07
Support Vehicles

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) is seeking proposals from qualified automobile and truck dealerships to supply 1 (one) hybrid gasoline/electric 4 wheel drive Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), 1 (one) 1 ton plow truck and 1 (one) hybrid gasoline/electric sedan. All vehicles must be 2014 vintage or newer with expected delivery on or before June 30, 2014.

Interested parties may obtain a copy of RFP 2014-07 by contacting the BRTA at info@berkshirerta.com.
The completed Acknowledgement of Receipt Form must be received at BRTA prior to June 16, 2014 to receive the addendum containing vendor list, written questions and answers, and any schedule modifications.
Sealed proposals must be received at the BRTA Administrative Office no later than 11 AM on June 24, 2014.

July 31, 2013

RFP#2014-02

Removal, Disposal and Replacement of Underground Fuel Storage Tanks

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) is requesting proposals from experienced fuel tank replacement firms to remove, dispose of properly, and replace the existing underground fuel storage tanks and associated fuel dispensing equipment located at the BRTA maintenance facility 67 Downing Parkway, Pittsfield, MA 01201.

Interested parties may secure a Request for Proposal (RFP) package by contacting the BRTA at info@berkshirerta.com.

Sealed proposals must be received at the BRTA second floor Administrative Office no later than 12:00 NOON EST on September 13, 2013. All RFP responses should include 1 original, 3 copies, and 1 electronic copy within a sealed envelope clearly marked "RFP 2014-02 Tank Replacement". Any proposal received after the 12PM deadline will not be accepted and returned unopened to the sender. A site visit of the 67 Downing Parkway facility will be held at 11AM on August 21, 2013 for all prospective contractors.

All proposals are subject to applicable public solicitation laws of Massachusetts including GL c.149, 44A through 44H as amended. A deposit in the amount of 5% of the proposal amount must be submitted with each response. The deposit shall be in the form of a certified, Treasurer's, or Cashier's Check issued by a responsible bank or trust company payable to the BRTA. A performance bond in an amount equal to 100% of the total amount of the contracted price with a surety company qualified to do business in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will be required for the faithful performance of the contract as well as a labor and materials bond in an amount equal to 100% of the contract price. This project is subject to the prevailing wage requirements of Massachusetts, weekly payroll record submittal requirements under the provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 149, Section 26 through 27 inclusive, and in addition the Davis Bacon wage rates will apply if they are more than the state wage rates.

Selection of the contractor will be based upon proposer's qualifications, including experience and evidence of past performance in similar projects, and price quoted. The contract will be awarded to the proposer deemed by the BRTA to be the lowest responsible and eligible proposer. All prices submitted to this solicitation cannot be withdrawn and are valid for 60 days after proposals are opened. The BRTA reserves the right to waive any informalities in the RFP process and to accept or reject in whole or in part any or all responses or take whatever other action may be deemed to be in the best interest of the BRTA. Contract award is subject to funding availability. All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the instructions contained in the RFP documents. This procurement is subject to applicable provisions of the BRTA, which require the contractor to comply with federal statutes and regulations.

To view a copy of the BRTA's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise policy statement. (PDF)

To view a copy of the BRTA's Title VI program. (PDF)

To view a copy of the BRTA's Limited English Proficiency Plan. (PDF)


Parties interested in advertising on the BRTA's fixed route vehicles, please click on the link below:

Transit Advertising on BRTA Buses (PDF)