RFP: Safety Oversight (Rail Transit)

Location: Columbus, O​hio​
Deadline: March 18

The Ohio Department of Transportation is requesting Letters of Interest from qualified firms to provide Rail Transit State Safety Oversight (SSO) technical assistance services to the Office of Transit. The SSO Program oversees two rail transit agencies in Ohio and ensures compliance with FTA safety regulations. The successful firm will be required to perform a variety of technical assistance services through task orders determined and identified later by ODOT.

The selection process will use the Department’s electronic submission system. Procurement details and instructions for submitting an electronic proposal are available on the Office of Transit website at: https://www.transportation.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odot/programs/transit/transit-announcements

The selection schedule is as follows:

Request for Proposals: February 16, 2021
Submission Due Date: March 18, 2021
Selection: April 27, 2021
Contract Execution: May 2021

Please see the 590-22 RFP document on the linked website for the process to submit questions concerning the RFP or submission process.


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