RFP 017-003 - Hosted Back Office Services for Positive Train Control
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) #017-003
HOSTED BACK OFFICE SERVICES FOR POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL
The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) is soliciting Proposals to establish a Contract with one (1) qualified and experienced Contractor to provide a Positive Train Control Back Office System (PTC-BOS) for Virginia Railway Express (VRE) to attain compliance with the Rail Safety Improvement Act (RSIA) of 2008 which requires the implementation and operation of an interoperable Positive Train Control (PTC) system. The selected Contractor shall be responsible for design, delivery, installation, hosting, testing, operation and maintenance of the PTC-BOS, as well as obtaining any necessary approval from VRE’s primary host railroads (CSX Transportation (CSX) and Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS)) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
Proposals will be considered from qualified and experienced firms who are regularly established in the business of providing hosted back office services and in the judgment of VRE are financially responsible. Through prior work performed, Offerors must be able to show evidence of reliability, ability, experience and personnel to perform the work.
If potential Offerors are accessing a copy of the RFP via VRE’s website, be advised that it is your responsibility to monitor this site for any amendments. Failure to submit signed amendments may be grounds to declare your Proposal non-responsive. If there is a question about the closing date, the date printed on the RFP is the most current.
An optional pre-proposal meeting will be held on October 13, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. EST at the VRE Offices, located at 1500 King Street, Suite 202, Alexandria, VA 22314.
Any changes to the solicitation as a result of the pre-proposal meeting will be issued through a written addendum to the solicitation.
Proposals are due October 31, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. EST.
Inquiries regarding this Request for Proposals should be directed to:
Manager of Purchasing and Contract Administration
Virginia Railway Express
1500 King Street, Suite 202
Alexandria, VA 22314-2730
Telephone/Fax: (703) 838-5427
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