RFP 2021-01 LAVTA Shared Autonomous Vehicle Engineering Support Services

The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA or Authority), operator of the Wheels bus system, is soliciting proposals from qualified firms to provide professional engineering support services for the Shared Autonomous Vehicle (SAV) Project as described in the Scope of Work attached as Attachment 1.

Please submit a contact email to ttran@lavta.org to be notified of any addenda issued for this procurement. All Questions and Requests for Clarification must be submitted in writing by January 11, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. PST, and indicate the email address(es) to which LAVTA will provide responses by January 15, 2021. There is no scheduled pre-proposal conference. Proposals must be received via email or at the LAVTA Administrative Offices by January 22, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. PST. No proposals or amendments to proposals received will be accepted after this time and date. Submission of a proposal shall constitute a firm offer to LAVTA. No Proposer may withdraw its proposal for a period of one hundred twenty (120) days after the opening of proposals. Each Proposer will be notified of award of contract, if award is made. LAVTA reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any proposal or in the proposal procedure, or to postpone the proposal opening for good cause. LAVTA specifically reserves the right to not award a contract after the submittal of Proposals. More details regarding the solicitation process are contained in Attachment 2.

Following the initial review and screening of timely-submitted proposals, one or more firms may be invited to attend an interview and give a presentation of their proposal to LAVTA from January 25, 2021 (estimated date). LAVTA’s request for an interview/presentation shall not constitute acceptance of a proposal. Contract will be awarded on January 29, 2021 (estimated date).

Proposers are directed to submit one (1) hard copy in a separate sealed envelope or one (1) electronic copy on a CD, USB drive, or via email of their Technical Proposal; and one (1) hard copy in a separate sealed envelope marked CONFIDENTIAL or one (1) electronic copy on a separate CD, USB drive, or via email of their Cost Proposal. Each Proposal shall be clearly marked indicating the Proposer’s name and address, the solicitation name, and Proposal type (i.e., Technical or Cost).

Proposals shall be submitted to the following:

Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority
1362 Rutan Court, Suite 100
Livermore, CA 94551
Attention: Toan Tran

OR to: ttran@lavta.org

LAVTA intends for this procurement to be primarily conducted electronically via distribution on this procurement page (see RFP packet available below).

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  • Open Date: 01/07/2021 Close Date: 01/22/2021 2:00 pm