MOBILITY SERVICES FOR ALL AMERICANS (MSAA) DEPLOYMENT PLANNING

Date Posted: 5/1/2014

Closing Date: 7/1/2014

Program: National Transit Research Program: innovative research and demonstrations of national significance

FTA Opportunity ID: FTA-2014-003-TRI

Opportunity Announcement PDF: http://www.fta.dot.gov/documents/MSAA_Deployment_Planning_FY13_RFP_May_1_2014_Final.pdf

Details:

5/1/2014. Request for Proposals (RFP): Solicitation of Project Proposals for MOBILITY SERVICES FOR ALL AMERICANS (MSAA) DEPLOYMENT PLANNING. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $795,545 in Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment Program, through cooperative agreements, for the deployment planning of Travel Management Coordination Centers (TMCCs) to support interoperable, coordinated human service transportation (HST) systems. FTA may award multiple projects totaling greater than what is currently available should additional funds become available. Synopses and full announcement are posted on Grants.gov site as opportunity FTA-2014-003-TRI. Proposals must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov website by midnight Eastern Time on July 1, 2014.

Summary: A key strategic goal of DOT and FTA is to improve and maintain America’s public transportation systems to ensure they are safe and in a state of good repair in order to meet performance objectives. This Notice for Request of Proposals (RFP) makes funds available through cooperative agreements to engage in the deployment planning and preparation of coordinated HST systems that utilize ITS capabilities. This solicitation is targeted for communities of any size or definition, and the application may be submitted by a lead agency designated by the project team members. Eligible lead agencies may include public entities currently establishing, operating, coordinating, or brokering general public and HST, including, but not limited to, public transit agencies, state/local governments DOTs, health and human service agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) in the U.S. All agencies submitting proposals in response to this RFP consent to be publicly identified as respondents.

Eligible Applicants: This solicitation is targeted for communities of any size, and the application can be submitted by a lead agency designated by the project team members. Eligible lead agencies are public or private non-profit entities currently establishing, operating, coordinating, or brokering general public and HST, including, but not limited to, public transit agencies, state/local governments DOTs, health and human service agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) in the U.S. Each agency may submit one, and only one, application as the lead agency. Should multiple applications be received from the same lead agency, FTA reserves the right to select one or reject all for application review. All agencies submitting proposals in response to this RFP consent to be publicly identified as respondents.

For-profit companies may participate on project teams; however, recipients and subrecipients of funding under this program may not charge a fee or make a profit from FTA program funding. For profit vendors and suppliers engaged in a commercial relationship with a recipient are considered third-party contractors and my charge associated fees.

The proposal must include a detailed statement regarding the role of any public transportation provider who is a project partner but may not be the lead applicant in the implementation of the project.

Link and Instructions for attaching the supplemental form to the SF-424: All applicants must complete a supplemental form (PDF) and attach it to their submission in Grants.gov.

FAQs: For additional information on MSAA please follow the following link. On May 28th, 2014 FTA hosted a public webinar on this opportunity. http://itsa.adobeconnect.com/p2wz0t3rbgi/

Dates: An applicant must submit a proposal electronically by midnight Eastern Time on July 1, 2014. Any agency intending to apply should initiate the process of registering on the Grants.gov site immediately to ensure completion of registration before the submission deadline.

For Further Information Contact: For information on this RFP for MOBILITY SERVICES FOR ALL AMERICANS (MSAA) DEPLOYMENT PLANNING, contact Program Specialist Matthew Lesh, Office of Mobility Innovation, e-mail: matthew.lesh@dot.gov.