Program Delivery Support Contract
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) anticipates issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to procure a Program Delivery Support contract. With the upcoming expiration of the Rail Delivery Partner contract in mid-2022, 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.
In preparation for the issuance of the Program Delivery Support RFQ, the Authority is 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 will be 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 PortalExternal Link. Find more information about the Public Records Act (PRA) request process, including additional document request methods, on the PRA webpage.
Virtual Industry Forum:
Please join representatives from the Authority at a virtual Industry Forum event to learn more about the procurement and the importance of Small Business participation. Additionally, the Forum will include a live 30-minute question-and-response session where the Authority will attempt to responds to submitted questions. Attendance is not mandatory.
Industry Forum: August 4, 2021, 11:00am to 12:30pm
Registration Link: https://hsr-ca-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ggg_eIXoSfWZRnBX3VeymwExternal Link
The anticipated schedule for this procurement is as follows:
- RFQ Release: October 2021
- Virtual Pre-Bid Conference: November 2021
- SOQ Due Date: January 2022
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