REQUEST for PROPOSALS: Bay Breeze and Solano Replacement Vessels

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PROPOSALS will be received by the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) at 1050 Nimitz Ave, Vallejo CA. 94592, until 2:00 PM PST on June 29, 2020 for the following Project: Bay Breeze and Solano Replacement Vessels, RFP #19-013.

The purpose of this Project is to contract with a qualified builder (“Proposer”) to design and construct two (2) passenger only ferry vessels that will service multiple existing and future routes on San Francisco Bay, and, if requested by WETA, an optional third passenger only ferry vessel ("Option Vessel"). The vessels are not intended as the primary vessels on any specific route, rather as alternate vessels that are 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.

To learn more, download the RFP below.

Key Dates (subject to change):

RFP Release: April 20, 2020
Pre-Proposal Conference: May 4, 2020, 1:00 PM PST
Written requests for clarifications are due: June 5, 2020
Proposals Due: July 13, 2020, 2:00 PM PST

Download RFP 19-013 for Bay Breeze and Solano Replacement Vessels

1 of 4:  Part A: Request for Proposals (29 pp PDF, 450 KB Download)
2 of 4:  Part B: Technical Specification (145 pp PDF, 6.9 MB Download)
3 of 4:  Part C: Sample Agreement (36 pp PDF, 380 KB Download)
4 of 4:  Part D: Proposal and Contract Forms (39 pp PDF, 725 KB Download)

Addendum 1:  Clarification on Table 081.1 vessel Length; Pre-Bid Meeting sign-in sheet (4 pp PDF, 92 KB Download)
Addendum 2:  Answers to requests for clarification as of 18 May 2020; Revision A of Part A of this RFP which includes an extension to the timeline for requests for clarifications and requests for approved equals and the proposal due date among other changes; Revision A of Part B of this RFP which includes several changes; Revision 2 or Appendix B2 – WETA Standard Details (160 pp PDF, 2.4 MB Download)


Tim Hanners, Project Manager
1050 Nimitz Ave
Vallejo, CA 94592