Request For Proposal (rfp)
Management, Operation, And Maintenance of a
Coordinated Transportation Service
Columbus County, North Carolina
On behalf of Columbus County Board of Commissioners, the Columbus County Transportation System is soliciting competitive proposals to secure a professional transportation management company to administer, operate, and maintain a coordinated, countywide transit program serving clients of human service agencies, rural general public passengers and para-transit services. The County will lease to the contractor a fleet of eighteen vehicles and make provisions for the operating facility.
All proposals and related documents shall be committed to a financial assistance contract between Columbus County and the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, under the Federal Transit Act of 1964, as amended. Terms and conditions associated with these contracts shall be applicable to this solicitation. All Respondents will be required to certify they are not on the U.S. Comptroller General’s List of Ineligible Contractors. The Respondents will be required to comply with all applicable Equal Opportunity laws and regulations.
Columbus County hereby notifies all Respondents that in regard to any contracts entered into pursuant to this Request for Proposal, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response and will not be subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, sex, disability, age, or national origin in consideration for award.
A non-mandatory pre-proposal meeting is scheduled for 2:00 PM on Monday, April 10th, 2023 at the Columbus County Transportation Office, located at 290 Legion Dr., Whiteville, NC 28472. Proposals are due in the same office, no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, May 1st, 2023. Late proposals will not be considered.
For copies of the RFP or any questions concerning this procurement, address inquiries to:
Joy Jacobs, Transportation Director
290 Legion Dr, Whiteville, NC 28472
Columbus County reserves the right to reject any or all submissions, to withdraw this solicitation at any time, and to award the contract to the company providing the scope of services deemed to be in the best interests of Columbus County.