Program Delivery Support Contract
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to procure a Program Delivery Support contract. With the upcoming expiration of the Rail Delivery Partner contract, the purpose of this procurement is to enter into an agreement with a consultant to provide professional services to the Authority for support and technical expertise related to the delivery of the high-speed rail program.
The schedule for this procurement is as follows:
- RFQ Released: February 18, 2022
- Virtual Pre-Bid Conference: March 3, 2022 (Note: Attendance of the Virtual Pre-Bid Conference is not mandatory)
- SOQ Due Date: May 17, 2022
The RFQ is available to download from the California State Contracts Register (CSCR).
Updates, including responses to written questions, and any addenda will be provided on the CSCR.
Questions regarding this procurement may be submitted to Rachael Wong at PDS@hsr.ca.gov or (916) 324-1541.
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One-on-One Meetings (Pre-RFQ)
On September 22-24, 2021 the Authority held several one-on-one virtual meetings with potential primes and/or joint venture teams regarding the upcoming PDS contract.
Please see the materials below related to those meetings:
- Program Delivery Support contract One-on-One Meeting Agenda
- Program Delivery Support contract One-on-One Meeting Background and Authority Questions
- Program Delivery Support contract One-on-One Meeting PowerPoint Presentation
In preparation for the issuance of the Program Delivery Support RFQ, the Authority was seeking industry feedback by Thursday, August 12, 2021, to the following questions:
Question 1 – Would your preference be to have a single contract that provides the full breadth of support, similar to the scope of the current Rail Delivery Partner contract, or smaller contracts with meaningful scope splits that are more succinct elements that require similar skillsets?
Question 2 – Do any scope elements of the current Rail Delivery Partner contract present a challenge or barrier for teaming given the current procurement schedule?
Question 3 – Based on your experience on similar programs nationwide or worldwide, what primary concerns do you have with bidding on this type of contract?
To submit your feedback to these questions, ask your own questions, or to provide additional comments, please email PDS@hsr.ca.gov no later than Thursday, August 12, 2021. Answers to questions have been posted to this webpage, without identifying any parties or individuals.
To request a copy of the current Rail Delivery Partner contract, please visit the Authority’s Public Records Act Portal. Find more information about the Public Records Act (PRA) request process, including additional document request methods, on the PRA webpage.
Virtual Industry Forum
On Wednesday, August 4th, the Authority hosted a virtual Program Delivery Support Contract Industry Forum. The forum included a program update, information related to our Small Business Program, a procurement overview, and a live question-and-response session. Please see the materials below related to that forum:
- Full Program Delivery Support Contract Virtual Industry Forum Video
- Program Delivery Support Contract Virtual Industry Forum PowerPoint Presentation
- Program Delivery Support Contract Virtual Industry Forum List of Registrants
- Program Delivery Support Contract Industry Feedback to Authority Questions
- Program Delivery Support Contract General Questions / Comments and Responses
Visit the Authority’s Small Business Program webpage for information including a program overview, certifications we recognize, how to get certified, access to our vendor registry, and more.
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