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RFP/RFQ Requests



The Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) requests proposals from qualified consultants for the FAIRFAX – SAN RAFAEL TRANSIT CORRIDOR FEASIBILITY STUDY. The feasibility study will identify the potential for additional transit service, together with opportunities to improve or expand existing service, along the Fairfax – San Anselmo – San Rafael corridor to meet new demands resulting with the start of SMART commuter rail service in 2016 in downtown San Rafael.

Submittals shall be dispatched in order to be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 21, 2014. Late proposals will not be accepted.

All questions pertaining to this RFP should be directed in writing to Scott McDonald at Questions will be accepted through Friday, August 1 and responses will be posted online.

View the RFP and attachments:  

Attachment A Caltrans LAPM Exhibit 10-I, “Notice to Proposers DBE Information”
Attachment B Caltrans LAPM Exhibit 15-H “DBE Information –Good Faith Efforts”
Attachment C Caltrans LAPM Exhibit 10-O1 “Consultant Proposal DBE Commitment”
Attachment D Caltrans LAPM Exhibit 10-O2, “Consultant Contract DBE Information”
Attachment E Caltrans LAPM Exhibit 10-K, “Consultant Certification of Costs and Financial Management System”
Attachment F Sample TAM Contract
Attachment G  Exhibit 1 “Corridor Area Map”

Other Related Documents/Links


Downtown San Rafael Station Area Plan (2012) 
Fairfax-San Rafael Cross Marin Bikeway Feasibility Study (2010) 
City of San Rafael General Plan Page
Town of San Anselmo General Plan Page  
Town of Fairfax General Plan Page

RFP Questions and Answers in the order received:

Q: Attachment G Exhibit 1 “Corridor Area Map” only shows a portion of the map. The TAM logo blocks off the top of it. Could you kindly email me a map that shows the full route.

A: The exhibit is as intended, and shows the entire corridor east to west, from Fairfax to the Downtown San Rafael SMART station

Q: I opened several of the RFP documents and found blanks with the DBE requirement not filled in. Does this mean there is no DBE requirement, or just that you haven’t filled in the blanks yet? Please advise.

A: TAM has determined that the DBE requirement is 0%

Q: I see zero percent requirement for DBEs in the RFP so just wondering why all of the DBE explanation and reporting requirements attachments are included?

A: Correct, the DBE requirement is 0%. TAM’s funding sources required the inclusion of the relevant documentation.

Q: There is no mention of a public outreach process beyond attendance at TAC meetings. Are you hoping for a robust public outreach process, or is that being conducted outside of this study?

A: The TAC represents all of these jurisdictions on the Corridor, as well as the transit operators. TAC members intend reporting on progress and receiving input from their jurisdictions over the course of study.

Q: Who are the members of the TAC if they have already been identified? Are there other key stakeholders that are not on the TAC that need to be included in some way?

A: TAC members include TAM, Marin Transit, Golden Gate Transit, Marin Trolley, City of San Rafael, Town of San Anselmo, Town of Fairfax, SMART and Marin County. Other local stakeholders will also be contacted during the course of the study.

Q: Will the Countywide Travel Demand model be run as part of this project - and will that be run in house or do you expect the consultant to run it? My recollection is that the model is not very useful in estimating transit travel demand in a single corridor, especially looking at the difference in demand between modes. We are presuming off model methods for estimating that acceptable to TAM?

A: Yes



Transportation System Monitoring In Marin County


The Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) requests qualifications and proposals from qualified consultants to provide transportation system performance monitoring within Marin County. The selected consultant will be responsible for collecting data and reporting on the current status of the Marin County-wide transportation network. This work will be done in support of the 2015 Congestion Management Program (CMP) Update; so the desired scope of work shall be consistent with this future CMP Update.

Submittals shall be dispatched in order to be received  no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 11, 2014. Late proposals will not be accepted.

Questions pertaining to this RFQ/RFP, the Scope of Services, or the proposal should be directed in writing via email to:
Nicholas Nguyen:


View the RFQ/RFP  and attachments: 

Attachment A Exhibit 10-I
Attachment B Exhibit 10-O1
Attachment C Exhibit 10-O2
Attachment D Exhibit 15-H
Attachment E Sample Contract
Attachment F 2007 Monitoring Report
Attachment G 2010 Monitoring Report
Attachment H 2012 Monitoring Report
Attachment I 2013 Marin Bike/Ped Survey
Attachment J CMP Update 2013




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