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Invitation to Bid – Bus Shelters -WTA

Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) provides fixed route, paratransit, and vanpool service throughout Whatcom County. WTA is a municipal corporation formed in 1983. Find additional information about WTA at www.ridewta.com.

WTA is currently seeking a vendor to provide finished bus shelters that are constructed
pursuant to WTA’s specifications outlined in Invitation to Bid (ITB) 2021-256. The ITB is found https://wta.cobblestone.software/gateway/SolicitationPublicSearch.aspx.

Activity 
Procurement Request Released     November 5, 2021
Clarification Deadline                       November 15, 2021
Bids Due                                              November 30, 2021 no later than 12:00 PM PST
Public Bid Opening                           November 30, 2021 at 12:30 PM PST
*Notice of Intent to Award              December 3, 2021
*Estimated Award Date                   December 16, 2021

Questions must be through WTA’s online platform.
Prime contractors interested in bidding must:

  1. Be registered within the online platform
  2. Indicate within the platform they are interested in bidding
  3. Meet the minimum qualifications outlined in Part 3.A of the ITB at the time of bid

Instructions for using WTA’s online contracting platform can be found
http://www.ridewta.com/business/doing-business/procurement/

Bid submission will be done electronically with a public bid opening conducted via Microsoft Teams.

To be considered, all requests for questions, clarifications, changes or substitutes to materials, methods, or contract terms must be submitted to WTA’s online portal prior to the date noted in Part 3.A Bid Schedule. WTA does not guarantee that a response will be provided, or the completeness of any answer to questions that are not submitted using the procurement portal or submitted after the date provided in the Bid Schedule.

Bidders will be required to adhere to the terms and conditions of this solicitation. The Invitation to Bid, and all of the terms are incorporated as terms and conditions of the final contact. WTA will not make any concessions for Bidders who are not completely familiar with the scope or contract requirements.

Equal Opportunity: Small, minority and women-owned Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), as defined in 49 CFR Part 26, are encouraged to submit proposals in response to this solicitation. WTA ensures non-discrimination in the award and administration of all contracts, creates a level playing field where DBE’s can compete fairly, and remove barriers to the participation of DBE’s in our contracts.

Magan Waltari, CPPB, CPSM, NIGP-CPP
Procurement & Contracts Manager/DBELO
4011 Bakerview Spur, Bellingham, WA 98226
360.788.9332, [email protected]

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