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Bid Title: RFQ - COBI Electric Shuttle Service Project
Category: RFQ - COBI Electric Shuttle Service Project
Status: Open


City of Bainbridge Island Electric Shuttle Service Project

The City of Bainbridge Island (City) is soliciting qualifications from agencies, non-profits or other organizations with experience partnering with local governments on providing and operating a ride-hailing electric-vehicle shuttle service.

The City has performed some preliminary evaluation work on the development of an electric-vehicle shuttle service and envisions working with the selected partner on a feasibility study that would address the following: 

  • Type of service (fixed, flexible fixed, demand response, other)
  • Service area (with options for phased expansion)
  • Passenger capacity and features (i.e. speed, range, ADA lift, autonomous capability)
  • System throughput and headways
  • Project dates (start and stop)
  • Fare structure
  • Mobile app requirements
  • Project outcomes
  • Data collection
  • Contracting / operating alternatives
  • Opportunities for collaboration
  • Communications plan

A link to the City’s Sustainable Transportation Plan, which contains more information about the proposed electric shuttle project, can be found at the following link:

Requirements for Qualifications Responses (as applicable)

  • Identify each person involved with the project including any technical partners and describe their respective roles, including:
    1. Information regarding each member’s experience and qualifications.
    2. Resume of key team members.
    3. Description of how the team will be organized and led.
  • Identify the project lead and their relationship to other members of the team.
  • Describe the entity’s relevant experience with similar projects. Provide client references for relevant projects.

Evaluation Criteria

Evaluation of RFQ responses will be based upon the following:

  • Success in developing similar projects.
  • Quality of representative projects and experience.
  • Qualifications of project team and key project managers, including references.
  • Demonstrated creativity and outside-the-box thinking.

 General Provisions and Conditions

The City reserves the right to:

  • Reject any and all responses.
  • Waive minor irregularities in a response.
  • Cancel, revise, or extend this solicitation.
  • Request additional information on any response beyond that required by this RFQ.
  • Have the final decision on the selection.
  • Modify the timeline and to issue addenda to this document.

This project is scheduled to start in October 2022 and extend for approximately six months.  

Qualifications Due
Interviews (if desired by the City)
Partner selection & proposal development
Contract Executed

September 2, 2022
Week of September 12, 2022
Week of September 19, 2022
October 2022


If you are interested in pursuing this project, we invite you to submit qualifications.

The budget project this project will be based on a project plan negotiated after the selection of the consultant.

Submission Requirements
Interested entities must submit an electronic copy of the response to the RFQ.  The City will become owner of all submitted materials and will not pay any costs related to any responses to the RFQ.  All consultants must demonstrate compliance with the City’s insurance requirements at the time of contract approval and obtain a City Business License.

The deadline for this RFP is 4:00 PM, Friday September 2, 2022, Pacific Standard Time. Only emailed submissions will be accepted.  

Contact Information
Christopher Wierzbicki, PE
Public Works Director
206.780.3718 (Direct)

City of Bainbridge Island
Public Works Dept.
280 Madison Ave N
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information

The City of Bainbridge Island in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), commits to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability, in all its programs and activities.   This material can be made available in an alternate format by emailing or by calling collect 206.842.2545.

Title VI Notice:  The City of Bainbridge Island in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin or sex in consideration for an award.


Publication Date/Time:
8/2/2022 10:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
9/2/2022 4:00 PM

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