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Issue Date: 09/17/2020 Contract Number: CDTA Exec 01-12000

Advocacy Services


Description:

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that proposals for CDTA-Exec 01-12000 Advocacy Services are due no later than 1:00PM on November 4, 2020. Proposals should be addressed to Stacy Sansky, Director of Procurement, Capital District Transportation Authority, 110 Watervliet Avenue, Albany, New York 12206. Each proposal must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the proposal instructions.

 

Questions regarding this Request for Proposals are to be submitted IN WRITING to Stacy Sansky, Director of Procurement (sdsansky@cdta.org or via mailing address listed above) NO LATER than October 13, 2020 at 11:00AM.

 

It is the intention of CDTA to negotiate for a contract based upon proposals it receives, but CDTA reserves the right to reject any and all proposals.

Scope of Services

The Authority is seeking the services of a qualified firm to advocate for CDTA, the work that it does, the funding it receives, and the need for guaranteed fund sources. This work focuses on New York State issues; as with all advocacy work, how CDTA is positioned (locally and nationally) is appropriate and should be part of strategy development. This work includes:

• Advocate for CDTA, its programs and services, and the broader issues associated with an enhanced mobility network in the Capital Region.

• Advocate for improved and more reliable transit funding in New York State.

• Assist CDTA in the development of messages and strategies to communicate with state and local elected and appointed officials and their staff.

• Position and advocate for CDTA with funding partners at the state and local levels.

• Develop relationships for CDTA with elected and appointed officials that support mobility and economic development funding.

• Identify legislation of interest to CDTA and the transit industry. Includes monitoring of statutory and regulatory revisions and issues under the umbrella of infrastructure and mobility management. Draft legislation as required.

  

The Authority hereby notifies all potential service providers that disadvantaged, minority and women-owned business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit proposals in response to this notice and there will be no discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, disability or marital status in the award of the contract or any subcontract.

 

PROHIBITIONS ON PROCUREMENT LOBBYING: Pursuant to State Finance Law §§139-j and 139-k, this solicitation includes and imposes certain restrictions on communications between CDTA and an Offerer/bidder during the procurement process. An Offeror/bidder is restricted from making contacts to influence the procurement process, except as provided in the procurement process (i.e., proposal submissions and interviews, where requested by CDTA) from the earliest notice of intent to solicit offers/bids through final award and approval of the Procurement Contract by CDTA (“restricted period”). Contacts must be made only by your designated staff unless a specific exception applies. CDTA employees are required to obtain certain information when contacted during the restricted period for purposed designed to influence the procurement process, and make a determination of the responsibility that could result in rejection for contract award or even more serious consequences.

 

The complete Request for Proposals may be obtained free of charge at our website www.cdta.org (Click on “About CDTA”, then on “Doing Business with CDTA”) on or after September 18, 2020. Only vendors who complete the online vendor registration form will be able to access the RFP.

 

Dated: September 15, 2020

 

 

Due Date: 11/04/2020 1:00 PM

Contract Term: Three Years with Two Optional Renewal Years

Location:

Ad Type: General


Primary Contact:     Capital District Transportation Authority
Procurement

Stacy Sansky
Director of Procurement
110 Watervliet Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
United States
Ph: 518-437-8342
Fax:
sdsansky@cdta.org

Secondary contact:     Capital District Transportation Authority
Procurement

Stacy Sansky
Director of Procurement
110 Watervliet Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
United States
Ph: 518-437-8342
Fax:
sdsansky@cdta.org