REQUEST for PROPOSALS: 19-008 Hovercraft Feasibility Study

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 94111-1451, until 2:00 PM PST on Thursday, August 1, 2019 for the following Project: RFP #19-008 – Hovercraft Feasibility Study.

In April 2011, WETA completed a Hovercraft Feasibility Study that represented a screening-level evaluation of the feasibility of using hovercraft to provide commuter service from the cities of Hercules, Martinez and Antioch to downtown San Francisco. WETA is looking to update and expand upon the 2011 WETA study of hovercraft technology. See Section C for an explanation of the Study’s scope of work.

The estimated budget to complete the Study will have a not-to-exceed amount of $500,000. The estimated timeframe for the Study is 12 months. Proposers will be required to submit a Cost Proposal, as further described in Section I.3 of this RFP. The Proposer selected for this project will be required to enter into an Agreement with WETA, a form of which is provided as Attachment A. To learn more, download the RFP documents below.

Key Dates (subject to change):

Issuance of RFP: June 24, 2019
Pre-proposal Conference: July 9, 2019 at 1:00 PM PST
Written requests for clarifications are due: July 15, 2019 by 5:00 PM PST
Response to requests for clarifications: July 18, 2019
Proposals due: August 2, 2019 by 2:00 PM PST
Proposer interviews, if held: Week of August 12, 2019
Contract Negotiations, if necessary: Week of August 19, 2019
Contact Award (tentative): September 5, 2019

Download the RFP:

RFP #19-008: Hovercraft Feasibility Study (27 pp PDF, 452 KB Download)

Addendum 1:  Revision of final proposal due date and time; Additional criteria for the five potential hovercraft corridor assessments; Pre-proposal conference sign in sheet (5 pp PDF, 1.1 MB Download)
Addendum 2:  Response to questions submitted from July 9, 2019 through July 15, 2019 (2 pp PDF, 68 KB Download)

Reference Materials
2011 Hovercraft Study (44 pp PDF, 1.5 MB Download)

Taylor Rutsch, Project Manager
(415) 364-1755
Pier 9, Suite 111, The Embarcadero
San Francisco, California 94111