Track and Systems

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) invites interested industry participants to submit comments and feedback on a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for Track and Systems.

This industry review does not constitute a solicitation document, nor does it represent a commitment to issue any type of solicitation or enter into any contract or agreement related to the high-speed rail program in the future. All industry comments were due by Thursday, May 30, 2019, at 12:00 PM PDT.

Notice of Industry Comment Period Regarding the Development of the RFP for Track and Systems

Please note that the comment period is now closed.

Draft RFP for Track and Systems

Instructions to Proposers (not included)

Term Sheet


  1. Signature Document
  2. General Provisions
  3. Schedules to General Provisions
    1. Baseline Program and Reporting
    2. Testing and Commissioning Program
    3. Milestones (under development)
    4. Escalation Adjustment (sample provided)
    5. Form of Certificates of Acceptance (sample provided)
    6. Performance Standards
    7. Design Development and Review
    8. Verification, Validation and Self-Certification
    9. Schedule of Values (under development)
    10. Asset Management
    11. Maintenance Facility Requirements
    12. Community Benefits Agreement
    13. Government Approvals (under development)
    14. Integration and Interface Requirements


  1. Functional and Technical Requirements
  2. Base Design Criteria
  3. Design Criteria Manual


  1. Environmental Requirements (under development)
  2. Sustainability Requirements (under development)
  3. Safety Security Management Plan (not included)
  4. Systems Engineering Management Plan (not included)