The following is a list of Topeka Metro’s current bid and proposal opportunities. All dates and times are subject to change and Topeka Metro reserves the right to cancel any solicitation at any time.
DBE Goal Calculation 2016-2018
In accordance with requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation as set forth in 49 C.F.R. Part 26, as amended, the Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority in Topeka, Kansas, hereby notifies the public that it is recommending the following Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for applicable professional services, construction and procurement contracts during the period beginning October 1, 2015 and ending September 30, 2018.
The overall DBE goal for the 3-year period is 1.47%; the Race Neutral goal is 0.22%, and the Race Conscious goal is 1.25%. Information pertaining to this goal and a description of how it was selected is available for inspection from 8:00am to 5:00pm (Central Time) at the Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority Administrative Office, 201 North Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66603 for 30 days following the date of this notice.
Written comments on this goal will be accepted for 45 days from the date of this notice. The comments are for informational purposes only and may be sent to the DBE Liaison Officer, same address, or to the Regional Civil Rights Officer, Federal Transit Administration, Region VII, 901 Locust Street, Room 404, Kansas City, Missouri 64106.
Topeka Metro Procurement Protest Procedures
Effective May 2, 2016
All protests in the procurement cycle must contain the following information:
- Name of Protestor
- RFP Number
- Statement of grounds for protest
- All supporting documentation.
All protest documents shall be sent to:
Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority
Attn: Procurement Officer
201 North Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66603
The words “Protest / Open Immediately” must appear on the outside of the mailing envelope.
Pre-award protests filed in conjunction with the schedule or RFP documents must be filed in writing no less than five (5) days prior to the final submission date of proposals. Post-award protests must be filed within five (5) days of the notice of award.
Protests will be reviewed by the Procurement Officer, who will make a determination. This determination will be sent to all known proposers by certified mail within five (5) days of the receipt of the protest. The FTA will be notified of any protest received pertaining to this project.
If the protester wishes to appeal the determination of the Procurement Officer, an appeal must be filed in writing to the Metro Board of Directors, at the address listed above, within five (5) days of the determination. The words “Protest / Open Immediately” must appear on the outside of the mailing envelope. The Board of Directors will make a decision on the appeal at its next regularly scheduled meeting following receipt of the appeal. The decision of the Board of Directors is final.
The FTA will entertain an appeal of the Board’s final decision only under one of the following four conditions:
- Metro did not follow its protest procedure
- Metro failed to review the protest
- Data becomes available that was not previously known
- There was an error of law