RFP: Public Transportation GPS/AVL System

Location: Bismarck, N.D.

Deadline: Sep. 1

Bis-Man Transit is seeking proposals from qualified contractors to install, implement, provide system support, and training for a Global Positioning Device (GPS) /Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL), Automatic Vehicle Announcement (AVA), Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), and Real Time Passenger Information System for 9 fixed route transit buses and 1 workstation. The intent of this document is to solicit proposals from qualified vendors to provide a “turnkey solution” and meets Bis-Man Transit’s current needs with the ability to be expanded to meet future needs.

The system must be able to integrate with all existing and concurrent systems, without compromising the efficacy of the overall system. The purpose of acquiring such a system is to give transit passengers the ability to disseminate information via the Internet, cellular/mobile devices, and/or through passenger information signs. The proposed integrated solution must meet the technical, support, service, system integration, and business requirements as defined in the RFP. The RFP documentation provides background information on the Bis-Man Transit organizational structure, functional and technical requirements, and other pertinent information.

Proposal documents may be obtained by visiting Bis-Man Transit’s website www.bismantransit.com and selecting “About Us” and “Procurement.”

Request for clarification or additional information must be submitted in writing to the persons indicated below no later than 2:00 p.m. local time on Aug. 20, 2020.


Deidre Hughes, Executive Director
Bis-Man Transit
3750 East Rosser Ave
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: 701.258.6817
Fax: 701.258.6752
Email: dhughes@bismantransit.com

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