Design Services for Track and Overhead Contact Systems (OCS)
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to procure a contract for Design Services for Track and Overhead Contact Systems (OCS). The purpose of this procurement is to enter into an agreement with a consultant to design track and overhead contact system elements for the 171-mile guideway from Merced to Bakersfield.
This scope of work includes the responsibility for managing design interfaces with future contracts including, but not limited to, the track and OCS contract, systems design and construction contractor, facilities and stations design and construction contract(s), and the trainsets manufacturer.
The schedule for this procurement is as follows:
- RFQ Release: November 3, 2023
- Virtual Pre-Bid Conference: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
- Virtual Question and Answer Session: Tuesday, January 30, 2024
- Statement of Qualifications Due Date: April 4, 2024
- Notice of Proposed Award: May 2024
- Contract Execution and Notice to Proceed: June 2024
The RFQ is available to download from the California State Contracts Register (CSCR). Updates, including responses to written questions, and any addenda will be provided on the CSCR.
Updates, including responses to written questions, and any addenda will be provided on the California State Contracts Register.
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To avoid organizational conflicts of interest, prime firm(s) awarded the Design Services for Track and Overhead Contact Systems contract cannot also be the prime firm awarded the future track and overhead contact system delivery contract (the construction manager/general contractor, contract to construct the track and overhead contact system) or a future contract for construction management services for the track and OCS construction. For more information, please submit questions and/or a request for an Organizational Conflict of Interest determination to the Authority’s Chief Counsel, Alicia Fowler, at Legal@hsr.ca.gov, referencing the Design Services for Track and Overhead Contact Systems RFQ.
Questions regarding this procurement should be submitted to Rachael Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 324-1541.
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