Friday, May 6, 2011

Bay Area’s WETA Seeks Proposals for Water Transit System Operations

The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority ("WETA") has issued a Request for Proposals ("RFP") pursuant to the Federal Transit Administration’s Best Value Procurement Guidelines. The purpose of this procurement is to select a firm to operate the WETA Water Transit System.

WETA has prepared a description of the work activities and deliverables (the “Work”), appended to the RFP as Appendix A (the “Scope of Work”), and a form of Agreement for the Provision of Water Transit Services (see Appendix E for the “Agreement”).

Together, the Scope of Work and the Agreement detail the Work, performance standards, term, compensation mechanism, insurance requirements, and other contractual issues. Each response to the RFP (“Proposal”) submitted by a water transit operations firm (“PROPOSER”) must respond to the entire Scope of Work.

Key Dates
Issue RFP: May 6, 2011
Pre-proposal conference: 9 a.m. May 26, 2011
Deadline for RFP questions/clarifications: 3 p.m. June 14, 2011
Deadline for WETA Response to questions/clarification: June 20, 2011
Deadline for submission of Proposals: 3 p.m. July 12, 2011

To Download the RFP, please visit

Attn: Ernest Sanchez
Manager, Transportation Services
Pier 9, Suite 111, The Embarcadero
San Francisco, California 94111