Notice to Suppliers: Request for Proposals (RFP #201-2016) Tire Service Provider for Transit Buses and Support Vehicles

Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT, Inc.), an Ithaca, NY-based public transit agency, is welcoming proposals to be the preferred resource for tires and  limited service provider for our buses and support vehicles. TCAT, Inc. has compiled a general scope of work (SOW) and is available as of December 22, 2016.

TCAT, Inc. has an annual ridership of nearly 4.2 million annual trips and travels 1.6 million miles a year. TCAT, Inc.’s service area covers Tompkins County, which has a population in excess of 102,000. Its fleet of approximately 50 buses includes eight hybrid electric-diesel buses.

Proposals for TCAT Inc.’s Tire Service Provider will be accepted at its main office, 737 Willow Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850. The following schedule includes a bid meeting on January 18, 2017 at 3 PM in the large conference room at the main office. Attendance is not required, but strongly encouraged.

Full RFP, SOW and timeline click here: TCAT RFP 201-2016 Tires_Transit and Support Vehicles

Bid responses are due no later than February 9, 2017 (via 5 PM Eastern Standard Time)  at the following address:

TCAT, Inc.
737 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, New York 14850
Attention: Raymond Lalley

Proposal packages containing submittal requirements are available at TCAT, Inc.’s Purchasing Department (address above) by calling (607) 277-9388 (Extension 540), email at: rl1@tcatmail.com. Proposal package prints and digital media are also available through TCAT, Inc.’s Purchasing Department effective December 22, 2016.

TCAT, Inc. reserves the right to waive any informal submittal, or to reject any or all proposals and to negotiate with any proposer. TCAT, Inc. hereby notifies all proposers that in regard to any contract entered into, pursuant to this RFP, advertisement or solicitation, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit proposals in response and will not be subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex or national origin in consideration for an award.

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