Organizations often face pressing needs that they don’t have the internal expertise or resources to meet. As a result, they will contact qualified vendors to provide skilled services via a Request for Proposal (RFP) – a document that describes a project’s needs and asks for proposed solutions. RFPs include an organizational background, a short project description, project requirements and objectives, milestones and deadlines, questions and required information, along with contact information and submission deadlines. A well-crafted RFP can help ensure that qualified vendors will be contracted and the project is completed as planned.

Typically, an RFP process may include:

1.  Establishing project boundaries
2.  Identifying key stakeholders and advisors
3.  Talking to stakeholders and define project needs
4.  Writing the RFP
5.  Creating a scoring criteria draft
6.  Circulating the RFP

7.  Reviewing responses
8.  Researching novel technologies as necessary
9.  Researching vendors’ track records
10.  Scoring the responses and select a vendor
11.  Negotiating and signing a contract

Current, previous, and upcoming SJTPO RFPs are listed on this page. Check back periodically during the RFP response period for addenda to the RFP as well as questions and answers. Please note that for upcoming RFPs, all dates shown are best estimates and may be subject to change. Please do not contact SJTPO for updated dates. You may click “Receive Updates About This RFP” to be notified when any changes or announcements are made to a specific current or upcoming RFP. Please note that doing this will not add you to any other ongoing notification lists.

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Anticipated Release Date: Jan 23, 2019
Proposal Due: Feb 20, 2019 5:00 pm
Notice to Proceed: Apr 2019
Project Completion: Sep 25, 2019

Project Manager: William Schiavi, Principal Planner
Questions Due: Sep 14, 2018
Proposal Due: Sep 25, 2018 5:00 pm
Policy Board Action: Nov 26, 2018
[Update 9/18/18, 2:40 pm] No questions were received during the Question and Answer period. Proposals remain due by Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 5:00 pm.
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Project Manager:
Questions Due: Jul 9, 2018
Proposal Due: Jul 31, 2018 2:00 pm
Policy Board Action: Sep 24, 2018
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