Request for Proposals – Transportation Master Plan Update

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NOTICE
Request for Proposal For
TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN UPDATE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Los Banos is requesting proposals from qualified
consultants with experience in transportation studies and plans to perform an update to the City’s
Transportation Master Plan (TMP). The TMP update is intended to provide a comprehensive, long- term transportation vision for the City and will serve as a guiding document for improvements to local and regional roadways and multi-modal transportation networks. The central purpose of the TMP is to develop a transportation system that accommodates new and existing development, provides safe and efficient access for all, and promotes public health and quality of life.

All qualified consultants interested in providing these services are invited to submit their
proposal. The proposals will be evaluated and ranked according to the criteria provided
in Exhibit B, “Proposal Evaluation,” of this Request for Proposal (RFP).

It shall be the Consultant’s responsibility to check the City of Los Banos’
website (www.losbanos.org) to obtain any addenda that may be issued.

The Consultant’s attention is directed to Exhibit A, “Submittal Requirements.”

Submit five (5) hard copies and one (1) electronic copy in PDF format on a USB flash drive of the
Consultant’s proposal. The hard copies and USB flash drive shall be mailed or submitted to the
City of Los Banos, 520 J Street, Los Banos, CA 93635, prior to 2:00 P.M. PST on January 26, 2023.
Proposals shall be submitted in a sealed package clearly marked “TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN UPDATE” and addressed as follows:

City of Los Banos Attention: City Clerk 520 J Street
Los Banos, CA 93635

No late submittals will be accepted. The City may conduct interviews of the
top-ranking consultants in order to make a final selection. The successful consultant will be
recommended to the City Council for authorization to enter into a Professional Services Agreement
for the update of the City’s Transportation Master Plan.

Failure to comply with the requirements set forth in this Request for Proposal may
result in disqualification. Proposals and/or modifications received subsequent to the hour and
date specified above will not be considered. Submitted proposals may be withdrawn at any time prior to the submission time specified in this Request for Proposal, provided notification is received in writing before the submittal deadline. Proposals cannot be changed or withdrawn after
the submittal deadline. No handwritten notations or corrections will be allowed. The responding
Consultant is solely responsible for all costs related to the preparation of the proposal.

The City of Los Banos reserves the right to reject all proposals and to waive any
minor informalities or irregularities contained in this proposal. Acceptance of any proposal
submitted pursuant to this Request for Proposal shall not constitute any implied intent to enter
into a contract.

The contract award, if any, will be made to the consultant who, in the City’s sole discretion, is
best able to perform the required services in a manner most beneficial to the City.

The completed Fee Schedule in Exhibit D shall be submitted with the proposal in its own separately
sealed envelope. The Consultant shall not include this cost proposal in the USB as an electronic
file.

The City intends to follow, but will not be bound by, the following selection timeline: Release of
Advertisement of RFP 12/21/2022 Deadline to

Submit Questions/Clarifications 5:00 P.M. 01/10/2023

Addendum/Questions/Clarifications Posted 5:00 P.M. 01/13/2023

Deadline for Proposal Submittal 2:00 P.M. 01/26/2023

Award Date 02/15/2023 to 03/1/2023 (Tentatively)

Any questions with regard to submissions, process, or proposals can be emailed to Soknirorn Than,
Public Works Director/City Engineer at nirorn.than@losbanos.org. Questions shall be submitted
before 5:00 P.M. PST on January 10, 2023. Any response to a request for clarification, questions
and answers will be posted to the City’s website at www.losbanos.org no later than 5:00 P.M. PST on January 13, 2023 and if necessary, shall become a part of the proposal as an addendum.

The Request for Proposal can be viewed and/or obtained from the City of Los Banos website at
www.losbanos.org.

No oral questions or inquiries about the RFP shall be accepted.