October 1, 2022- July 1, 2024
Intercity Transit commits to using minority, women, disadvantaged and small businesses (whether or not included in the minority, women, or disadvantaged categories) to the maximum extent possible, as outlined in our most current Disadvantaged Business Enterprise plan and 2023- 2025 Goals (in effect until September 30, 2024).
Our final 2023- 2025 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) plan and 2023- 2025 Goals are available for review. We began using our updated overall goal on October 1, 2022, at the start of the 3-year fiscal period. Intercity Transit’s overall DBE goal for FFY 2023 - 2025 is 1.5%. For the purpose of this program, Intercity Transit will use the rounded, weighted base figure of 1.5% of the federal dollar amount Intercity Transit expends for DOT-assisted contracts [Pattison Base Modernization project] excluding DOT funds used for the purchase of transit revenue vehicles and Intercity Transit staff time.
We remind interested firms to afford potential business partners an equal, non-discriminatory opportunity to compete for business as joint venture partners or subcontractors. We are interested in firms that demonstrate a commitment to equal employment opportunity and encourage firms to employ a workforce that reflects the region's diversity and adheres to its non-discrimination provisions. We encourage all such businesses to apply.
For more information on how to become certified as a disadvantaged business enterprise or small business enterprise, please contact the Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises. Feel free to contact our Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Liaison Officer if you have any questions or comments.
If you feel your business has been denied a business opportunity with Intercity Transit based on discrimination, please complete our Discrimination Complaint Form.
Information for Minority Owned, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, or Small Businesses
Intercity Transit maintains a strong commitment to maximum utilization of minority, women, and disadvantaged businesses (DBE), and small businesses whether DBEs or non-DBEs. All such businesses are encouraged to participate in the competitive contracting opportunities Intercity Transit offers.
All interested firms are reminded to afford all potential business partners an equal, non-discriminatory opportunity to compete for business as joint venture partners or subcontractors. Intercity Transit is interested in firms that demonstrate a commitment to equal employment opportunity and encourages firms to employ a workforce that reflects the region's diversity and to adhere to non-discrimination provisions.
Submit Better Bids or Proposals
My firm would like to submit a bid or a proposal for one of your open solicitations. What do we need to do to make sure that our bid or proposal receives your consideration?
Request a copy of the bid or proposal package as soon as possible after it is released so you have ample time to develop a response. Thoroughly read the whole RFB or RFP and any accompanying documents. This explains the purpose of the project and all of the information that is required from interested vendors.
If you have questions about our solicitation, the correct format for your document, our selection process, or anything else, contact Procurement as early as possible in the process.
Most RFBs or RFPs have scheduled pre-bid or preproposal meetings so vendors can ask us questions or obtain clarifications about the solicitations. If possible, attend the meeting to learn as much as you can about the project. If you are unable to attend, a summary of the meeting plus any Addenda to the solicitation will be posted at Builder's Exchange.
Carefully read these to see if any requirements have changed.
Specific bid selection criteria or proposal evaluation criteria will be described in the solicitation. Make sure you understand these criteria and the project requirements, so your response fully addresses what is requested. Complete or provide all additional forms, certifications or paperwork requested in the solicitation.
Every RFB or RFP lists a date and time as its submittal deadline. We must receive your bid or proposal in our business office before that date and time. We will not accept late bids or proposals and we will return them unopened, no exceptions. Whether you are using the regular mail, a delivery service or hand delivering your bid or proposal, it is your responsibility to ensure it meets the submittal deadline. We cannot accept faxed or electronic submittals.
Intercity Transit selects vendors and awards contracts in an open, competitive process and according to established guidelines. Each solicitation describes the selection process that will apply. If you are not awarded a contract for your bid or proposal, please consider submitting a bid or proposal for the next opportunity. Each solicitation is a new competitive opportunity, and each contract award is made through an independent selection process.