REQUEST for PROPOSALS: Commuter Class Passenger Only Ferry

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PROPOSALS will be received by the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) at Pier 9, Suite 111, San Francisco, CA 94111, until 2:00 p.m. on July 20, 2018 (Step 1) for the following Project: Commuter Class Passenger Only Ferry, RFP #18-007.

The purpose of this Project is to contract a qualified builder to design and construct one (1) passenger only ferry vessel that will service multiple existing and future routes on San Francisco Bay. The vessel is not intended as the primary vessel on any specific route, rather as an alternate vessel that is able to be employed as needed to service any of the designated routes. Certain routes have unique physical limitations and performance requirements that must be met to service the route. These key requirements are described in the Technical Specification. The critical requirements of the design carry weighted scoring as described in the Proposal Evaluation Process section of this document.

This RFP describes the design and construction of one ferry. It is WETA's present intent to increase the quantity of vessels to up to 4 ferries. If it determines to increase the number of vessels procured under this RFP, WETA will issue an addendum to clarify the scope of the project.

Key Dates (subject to change):

Step One RFP Release: June 26, 2018
Step One written requests for clarifications are due: July 3, 2018
Step One Proposals Due: July 20, 2018
Qualified Proposers notified to proceed to Step Two: July 30, 2018

Step Two Pre-Proposal Conference: August 10, 2018
Step Two Written requests for clarifications are due: August 13, 2018
Step Two Proposals Due: September 19, 2018, 12:00 PM (noon)
Notice of Intent to Award: September 26, 2018

Download RFP 18-007 for Commuter Class Passenger Only Ferry

1 of 5:  Part A: Request for Proposals (revised) (25 pp PDF, 313 KB Download)
2 of 5:  Part B: Technical Specifications (revised) (103 pp PDF, 1.2 MB Download)
3 of 5:  Part B: Appendix (revised) (30 pp PDF, 901 KB Download)
4 of 5:  Part C: Sample Agreement (32 pp PDF, 160 KB Download)
5 of 5:  Part D: Forms (11 pp PDF, 106 KB Download)

Addendum 1, RFP 18-007: Changes and corrections; Questions asked to date with responses (2 pp PDF, 340 KB Download)

Addendum 2, RFP 18-007: Response to Bidder's Questions, Attachments (Pre-proposal Conference Presentation Slides, Appendix B, Revision B) (65 pp PDF, 3.7 MB Download)

Notice of Intent to Award: Commuter Class Passenger Only Ferry


Keith Stahnke, Operations Manager
(415) 364-3192
Pier 9, Suite 111, The Embarcadero
San Francisco, California 94111