Track & Systems

Please note that on October 26, 2022, the Authority released a news release on the restructuring of the Track and Systems procurement.

The information below will be replaced with the restructured track and/or systems procurement(s) in 2023.

The Track and Systems procurement is proposed to be a design-build-maintain contract with a scope of work that includes design and construction of trackwork, railway systems, and electrification, as well as testing and commissioning. The Track and Systems contract, as proposed, will also include a 30-year term of maintenance for both the underlying civil works and the track and systems work. The Track and Systems work would be issued through multiple Notices to Proceed (NTP) for the Central Valley to Silicon Valley segment.

The anticipated schedule for this procurement is as follows:

  • RFQ Release: July 17, 2019
  • SOQ Due Date: November 4, 2019
  • RFP Release: December 19, 2019
  • Proposal Due Date: October 26, 2022

To prevent organizational conflicts of interest, prime firm(s) awarded the Track and Systems contract (HSR19-13), cannot also be awarded the upcoming contract for Construction Management Services for Rail DBM Contracts or the upcoming Rail Systems Engineering Services contract. Additionally, the Authority has determined that firms participating in the Track and Systems Procurement will not be conflicted out from participating in the anticipated Rolling Stock Procurement based solely on their participation in Track and Systems. For more information, please submit questions and/or a request for an organizational conflict of interest determination to the Authority’s Chief Counsel, Alicia Fowler, at, referencing the RFP for Track and Systems (HSR19-13).

RFP for Track and Systems

The Authority released the Request for Proposals (RFP HSR19-13) to three shortlisted teams on December 19, 2019. California High-Speed Rail Constructors notified the Authority on February 27, 2020 that their team has withdrawn from the Track and Systems RFP procurement process.

For partnering opportunities with the shortlisted teams, please directly email or telephone the team contacts shown below.

RFP HSR19-13
Track and Systems

California High-Speed System Partners
Mr. Mina Wassef
(571) 305-3518
Mr. Chris Siewierski
(732) 331-6840
California Rail Partners
Martha Valenzuela
(213) 810-6110
Ms. Christine Shaffer
(412) 688-2437

A copy of the RFP is available for review upon request. The Authority encourages written requests submitted via our Public Records Portal.

Small Business Matchmaking Event

March 6, 2020

Event Registration Link


RFP Industry Forum

RFP Industry Forum PowerPoint Presentation

Attendees List


RFQ for Track and Systems

See Notice of Schedule Change and posting of Addendum 5 on Cal eProcure.

The official solicitation documents can be found on the Cal e-Procure portal.

Request for Qualifications – Initial Release

Addendum 1 – RFQ HSR19-13

Change Log for Addendum 1

Addendum 2 – RFQ HSR19-13

Change Log for Addendum 2

Addendum 3 – RFQ HSR19-13

Change Log for Addendum 3

Addendum 4 – RFQ HSR 19-13

Change Log for Addendum 4

Offeror Questions and Answers – updated 9/5/19

Addendum 5 – RFQ HSR 19-13

Change Log for Addendum 5


RFQ Industry Forum

RFQ Industry Forum PowerPoint Presentation

Attendees List


Draft RFP for Track and Systems

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

Instructions to Proposers (not included)

Term Sheet


Part A

  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

Part B

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

Part C

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

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