Cleveland's RTA Cancels Railcar Procurement RFP
Cleveland's RTA Cancels Railcar Procurement RFP

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is canceling its solicitation for the procurement of railcars, effective June 11, and will re-issue the Request for Proposal (RFP) sometime in the next few months.

RTA issued RF 2020-150 for the procurement of new railcars on February 22, 2021 and allowed three months for proposals to be submitted. The deadline for submission was May 19.

The proposals were to be submitted in two parts, a technical proposal and a cost proposal.

Two vendors submitted documentation in response to RFP 2020-150. Only one of those two vendors submitted a proposal for consideration.

The single proposal received was reviewed by the technical proposal review panel, and the panel concluded that proposal was not responsive to the technical requirements of the solicitation.

Since only a single proposal was received and that proposal was non-responsive, the technical proposal review panel recommended that the Director of Procurement cancel the solicitation.

Additionally, because the technical proposal was non-responsive to the technical requirements, the cost proposal portion of the proposal was not eligible to be reviewed.