bus in front of buildingThe City of Madison/Metro Transit is issuing this RFP for battery electric bus (BEB) charging equipment procurement. The City of Madison/Metro Transit requests that Proposers present installation-ready solutions to support electric bus charging in accordance with the City of Madison/Metro Transit requirements described herein.

The Proposer shall be responsible for work associated with sourcing, installation, and commissioning of depot and on-route charging systems.

The Proposer shall provide installation specifications needed for the general contractor to coordinate all civil and electrical work outside of this scope within 90 days after Contract Execution.

This includes electrical requirements for switchgear, conduit to the switchgear, conduit to the overhead chargers, and any concrete ground work or civil engineering designs to support the on-route charger installation.

This RFP includes the installation and supply of conduit and cabling between the 10 depot chargers and the switchgear at Hanson Rd., cabling from the depot chargers to the dispensers, pantograph support arm for the overhead chargers, and cabling (but not conduit) from the switchgears to the chargers and pantograph for the overhead chargers.

Details and locations are to be determined during the design process.

This project is partially funded with federal (FTA) funding and has a DBE goal of 5%. This project is partially funded with federal (FTA) funding and has a DBE goal of 2%.

The City of Madison posts all Request for Proposals, addenda, tabulations, awards and related announcements on two distribution networks – VendorNet and DemandStar.

The aforementioned documents are available exclusively from these websites.

It is the Proposers responsibility to regularly monitor the bid distribution network for any such postings. Proposers failure to retrieve such addenda and incorporate their appropriate provisions in their response may result in disqualification. Both sites offer free registration to City Proposers.

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    State of Wisconsin and local agencies bid network. Registration is free.
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    National bid network – Free subscription is available to access Proposals from the City of Madison and other Wisconsin agencies, participating in the Wisconsin Association of Public Purchasers (WAPP). A fee is required if subscribing to multiple agencies that are not included in WAPP.

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