Board of Directors Regular Meeting Agenda


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Meeting Date: 09/24/2014  

SUBJECT MATTER:
Receive, consider and act upon a recommendation by the Ad Hoc Transportation Committee concerning RFPs and RFQs for transit-related services;
FISCAL IMPACT:
All items listed below were included in the adopted FY2015 budget.
BACKGROUND:
RFP - Bus Purchases (Transit Vehicle Manufacturer): In July 2014, The Woodlands Township was officially selected to receive discretionary grant funding to purchase up to 25 new transit vehicles for The Woodlands Express commuter service. To expedite the process of making the first order, the Township has developed a draft procurement document which has been reviewed by the Township’s legal counsel.

RFP - Park & Ride Operator: The Woodlands Express is currently operated under contract by a third-party operator, First Class Tours. The current contract will end April 30, 2015. In order to secure a smooth transition into the next contract period, the Township has developed a draft procurement document which has been reviewed by the Township’s legal counsel.

RFQ - Design Services for the Town Center Transportation Terminal: In anticipation of activities required to begin the Town Center Transportation Terminal Project, Township staff has developed a draft RFQ for professional design services which has been reviewed by the Township’s legal counsel.

Attached are an RFP for Park & Ride Operator and RFQ for Design Services for the Town Center Transportation Terminal. The RFP for Bus Purchases (Transit Vehicle Manufacturer) is forthcoming.
RECOMMENDATION:
Authorize staff to advertise the RFPs/RFQ as recommended by the Ad Hoc Transportation Committee after appropriate legal counsel concurrence.
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RFPRFQ Timeline


    

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