Requests for Proposals
Commuter Assistance Program (CAP) Strategic Plan for GWRideConnect
The George Washington Regional Commission (GWRC) is seeking proposals to establish a contract(s) through competitive negotiation with a qualified source(s) to provide nonprofessional services, as described within the provided Request for Proposals (RFP), for services related to the Commuter Assistance Program (CAP) Strategic Plan for GWRideConnect.
Below are answers to questions that GWRC has received about this RFP:
Q: Are you requesting an additional approach and cost for the data analysis; Chapter 2; and the development of the final plan? If so, could you please clarify the scope for the data analysis component so we might prepare a budget accordingly?
A: Yes, we would like an additional approach and cost for the data analysis; Chapter 2; and the development of the final plan. We are working to determine if we will be able to complete these tasks in-house, or if we will seek consultant support. We don’t have specifics in mind for the data analysis component, but it needs to adequately support the development of the plan and meet the requirements of DRPT’s Commuter Assistance Program Strategic Plan Requirements and Guidance. We’re expecting the final version of the guidance to be released on 9/29. The final negotiated scope can take into account any additional specificity in the guidance. Based upon the final negotiated scope and any amendments due to final version of the guidance, an amended fee may be considered. A copy of the firm’s job description and hourly rate schedule would assist in this.
Q: Whether companies from outside USA can apply for this? (like, from India or Canada)
A: As long as the company meets all requirements included in the RFP, in particular Authorization to Conduct Business in the Commonwealth, a company from outside the USA can submit a proposal. Foreign business entities, as defined by the Virginia State Corporation Commission, must qualify to conduct business in Virginia through the Virginia State Corporation Commission.
Q: Whether we need to come over there for meetings?
A: While the RFP does not specifically require any in-person meetings, we would expect that at least some of the public and stakeholder involvement occur in person.
Q: Can we perform the tasks (related to RFP) outside USA? (like, from India or Canada)
A: Most tasks related to this RFP can likely be performed outside of the USA, but as above, we would expect that at least some of the public and stakeholder involvement occur in person. The Governing Body of the GWRC may request an in-person presentation of the final document.
Q: Can we submit the proposals via email?
A: Yes. Per the RFP, written proposals must be submitted no later than September 30, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. via e-mail to Kate Gibson at email@example.com and Leigh Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.