Business With BRTA

April 18, 2014

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) is requesting responses for professional financial services to assist the BRTA in the performance of day to day accounting/bookkeeping duties as well as oversight of complex funding functions. Candidates will manage the financial planning and accounting functions associated with program operations, capital and operating grant funding, property management, and transportation services offered by BRTA. Plan and implement financial plans to ensure the integrity of the financial reporting processes and adherence with generally accepted accounting principles. Prepare operating budgets, business forecasts, and other financial and accounting systems and processes in support of BRTA’s programs and services. Interested parties should have expertise in accounting, CPA preferred, public procurement laws, knowledge and familiarity with governmental, public non-profit, and or private non-profit accounting, RTA’s, and MGL §161B. This is not a Request for Proposals.

The BRTA is one of the eight original regional transit authorities founded by the State in 1974 and currently provides public transportation services to its 24 member communities within Berkshire County, the western most region of Massachusetts. The BRTA's daily service area spans a region as large as Rhode Island; bordered by Vermont to the north, New York to the west and Connecticut to the south. Fixed route service is provided by fourteen bus routes in 12 communities from Williamstown to Great Barrington, Monday through Saturday. Paratransit services are provided to eligible persons from the BRTA's member communities for ambulatory, non-ambulatory, or complementary paratransit ADA service. Approximately 550,000 fixed route and 84,000 demand response trips were performed last fiscal year.

BRTA also provides assorted paratransit services, human service transportation, and work plan transportation. BRTA operates the Joseph Scelsi Intermodal Transportation Center, which connects local bus and taxi services, intercity rail and bus services, with pedestrian access to the central business district. The Maintenance Facility and garage are located at 67 Downing Parkway.

The BRTA is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts operating under MGL Chapter 161B and is funded through a combination of federal, state, and local monies including farebox revenue.

Responses are due before 10AM on May 16, 2014.
Interested parties may obtain a copy of RFQ 2014-06 by contacting the BRTA at
The completed Acknowledgement of Receipt Form must be received at BRTA prior to May 8, 2014 to receive the addendum containing vendor list, written questions and answers, and any schedule modifications.

February 6, 2014

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 and maintain display sign advertising space. In return, the agent will pay BRTA a percentage of its gross operating revenue. The agent will develop a cross platform solution deck for advertising opportunities via electronic media.

The contracting period between the BRTA and the selected Proposer will be July 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 RFP 2014-05 by contacting the BRTA at
The completed Acknowledgement of Receipt Form must be received at BRTA prior to May 6, 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 May 16, 2014.

July 31, 2013


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

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)