Public Notice: Advertising on Transit Buses, Bus Benches and Bus Shelters

Location: Columbia, S.C.

Deadline: Feb. 14

The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) will accept proposals from qualified Proposers that can provide advertising on transit buses, bus benches and bus shelters services. This is a five (5) year contract with three (5) five year options for a total of 20 years if all options were awarded.

The COMET intends to make TWO (2) separate awards for this procurement. One (1) award relates to interior and exterior transit advertising on buses and one (1) award relates to transit bus bench and bus shelter advertising. A PROPOSER could potentially be awarded both contracts.

If proposing bus benches, at the minimum, the Contractor must commit to installing 100 advertising benches throughout the Service Area within six (6) months of Contract signing. Each year of the Contract, the Contractor must install a minimum of 25 benches throughout the Service Area and 10 benches each option year throughout the Service Area.

All proposals must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 by 10 a.m., EST. Please reference the RFP document(s) for submission requirements. The COMET encourages the use of recycled paper, and where practicable, printed on both sides, for all submittals.

There will be a pre-proposal conference for this RFP on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at The COMET, 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia, SC 29201.

All proposal responses should be mailed or delivered to, in accordance with the requirements in the RFP to:

ATTN: John Andoh, Contracting Officer
3613 Lucius Road
Columbia, SC 29201

For a copy of the RFP, please visit The COMET website at

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