Department of Education, University of South Florida  



    University of South Florida

    CONTRACT TRIPS-19-MV-RFP ADA Compliant Lowered Floor Minivan

    Center for Urban Transportation Research


    Transportation Research Inspection Procurement Services (TRIPS)


    ADA Compliant Lowered Floor Minivan


    Notice is hereby given that the University of South Florida, Center for Urban Transportation Research, representing the Florida Department of Transportation, will receive sealed proposals for the manufacture and delivery of the following 2020 model year vehicle type: Accessible Minivan Type Transit Vehicle, Minimum: 0              Maximum: 750

    The quantities reflect the immediate and foreseeable needs of transit agencies within Florida and were determined by using the most recent State of Florida Program of Projects, historical data from previous Florida Department of Transportation contracts, Agency(s) requests, and Agency(s) vehicle replacement schedules.  All or part of the quantity of vehicles stated herein may be assigned to other public transit agencies desiring to purchase the same equipment specified in Part 2 of this solicitation.  The TRIPS program reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, or any part of any or all proposals.

    A pre-proposal meeting will be held Monday, September 23, 2019, 10:00 a.m., at Lively Technical College, 500N Appleyard Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32304. Although optional, it is highly recommended prospective proposers attend, due to the known complexities of this solicitation. The meeting will be held in the conference room. A conference line will be available for those unable to attend; 1(800)832-0736:  PIN/Room Number #8915826.

    Primary distribution of this Request For Proposal is digital: RFP may be downloaded from the TRIPS website, Upcoming RFP’s tab, at Copies of the RFP may also be obtained from Carlton Allen, TRIPS Contract Administrator, University of South Florida, Center for Urban Transportation Research, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., CUT 100, Tampa, Florida, 33620, (850)921-7345.

    Sealed proposals, an original, four (4) hard copies and 8 USB storage devices, must be received at the above address (Attn: Carlton Allen) not later than 3:30 p.m. ET, Monday, October 21, 2019.

    The successful proposer will be required to comply with all Equal Opportunity Laws and Regulations, Buy America Laws, Chapter 287 of the Florida Statutes and all other applicable Federal and State regulations.

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