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Mexico - Puebla ITS Technologies Feasibility Study

Solicitation Number: 2013-51013A
Agency: United States Trade and Development Agency
Office: USTDA
Location: USTDA
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Added: Jul 02, 2013 11:52 am
POC: Jennifer Van Renterghem, USTDA
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
Tel: (703) 875-4357
Fax: (703) 875-4009

Proposal Submission Place:
Victor Mata Temoltzin
Subsecretario de Planeación y Desarrollo
Secretaría de Transportes del Estado de Puebla
Avenida Rosendo Márquez 1501
Col. La Paz
Puebla, Puebla
Phone: + 52 (222) 229-0600

The Grantee (the State of Puebla's Secretariat of Transportation) invites submission of qualifications and proposal data (collectively referred to as the "Proposal") from interested U.S. firms that are qualified on the basis of experience and capability to develop a Feasibility Study for the Puebla ITS Technologies Project in Mexico.

With a population of 2.6 million, the Puebla metropolitan area is the fourth most populous in Mexico and is among the country's fastest-growing cities. Currently, nearly three out of every four people in Puebla rely on public transportation to get around the city, and Puebla's demand for public transportation is expected to increase at an even higher rate than its population growth. The Grantee has outlined a detailed strategy for improving its public transportation system, which identifies the development of key transportation corridors throughout the metropolitan area and outlines the implementation of bus rapid transit ("BRT") on six of these key corridors. The development of the BRT corridors is expected to provide significant benefits to Puebla's population in terms of improved convenience and safety, shorter travel times, and reduced environmental impacts. The Grantee recognizes that intelligent transportation system ("ITS") solutions are critical to operational safety and efficiency and is committed to their deployment on the BRT corridors.

The objective of this Feasibility Study is to assess the deployment and integration of ITS technologies into the BRT system being developed in the State of Puebla in Mexico. The Feasibility Study will allow the Grantee to analyze various ITS technologies needed to adequately and efficiently operate Puebla's BRT system, as well as to develop a set of recommendations, standards, and specifications for the most appropriate ITS technologies to operate and manage key aspects of Puebla's BRT system.

The U.S. firm selected will be paid in U.S. dollars from a $455,000 grant to the Grantee from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency ("USTDA").

A detailed Request for Proposals ("RFP"), which includes requirements for the Proposal, the Terms of Reference, and portions of a background Definitional Mission report are available from USTDA, at 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901. To request the RFP in PDF format, please go to:

Requests for a mailed hardcopy version of the RFP may also be faxed to the IRC, USTDA at 703-875-4009. In the fax, please include your firm's name, contact person, address, and telephone number. Some firms have found that RFP materials sent by U.S. mail do not reach them in time for preparation of an adequate response. Firms that want USTDA to use an overnight delivery service should include the name of the delivery service and your firm's account number in the request for the RFP. Firms that want to send a courier to USTDA to retrieve the RFP should allow one hour after faxing the request to USTDA before scheduling a pick-up. Please note that no telephone requests for the RFP will be honored. Please check your internal fax verification receipt. Because of the large number of RFP requests, USTDA cannot respond to requests for fax verification. Requests for RFPs received before 4:00 PM will be mailed the same day. Requests received after 4:00 PM will be mailed the following day. Please check with your courier and/or mail room before calling USTDA.

Only U.S. firms and individuals may bid on this USTDA-financed activity. Interested firms, their subcontractors and employees of all participants must qualify under USTDA's nationality requirements as of the due date for submission of qualifications and proposals and, if selected to carry out the USTDA-financed activity, must continue to meet such requirements throughout the duration of the USTDA-financed activity. All goods and services to be provided by the selected firm shall have their nationality, source, and origin in the U.S. or host country. The U.S. firm may use subcontractors from the host country for up to 20 percent of the USTDA grant amount. Details of USTDA's nationality requirements and mandatory contract clauses are also included in the RFP.

Interested U.S. firms should submit their Proposal in English and Spanish directly to the Grantee by 4:00 PM (local time in Puebla, Mexico) on August 15, 2013 at the above address. Evaluation criteria for the Proposal are included in the RFP. Price will not be a factor in contractor selection, and therefore, cost proposals should NOT be submitted. The Grantee reserves the right to reject any and/or all Proposals. The Grantee also reserves the right to contract with the selected firm for subsequent work related to the project. The Grantee is not bound to pay for any costs associated with the preparation and submission of Proposals.

1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600,
C/O US TDA 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600
Arlington, Virginia 22209-3901
Jennifer Van Renterghem
Phone: 703-875-4357