Description:  The City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department (City) is inviting qualified offerors to submit a written Request for Proposal (RFP) response to organizations interested in providing services for a highly successful and financially self-sustaining automated on-demand bicycle sharing system. The ideal program would incorporate information technology to operate a fleet of shared bicycles that may be rented from one bike sharing station and returned to another in a network of stations, providing a transportation alternative to motor vehicle trips for Phoenix’s residents, employees, and visitors.

The program is intended to be launched on or before December 2013, with the potential for additional phases to enlarge and enhance the system in 2015 or later.  An earlier launch date could be possible if supported by the successful offeror.

The purpose of this solicitation is to select a firm or organizer to be the contractor for an anticipated contract to design, build, operate, maintain and market a large bicycle sharing systems and with the expertise in purchasing, installing and operating of a bicycle sharing system in the City of Phoenix. Companies with demonstrated experience in this area and with an interest in making their services available to the City of Phoenix are invited to respond to this RFP.

Closing Date: April 2, 2013 at 2:00pm

Contact: City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department Attn: Steve Copeland, Management Services Division 200 W. Washington St. 5th Floor Phoenix, Arizona 85003

Request for Proposal: To secure a copy of the official RFP, interested parties should request a copy after 12:00 p.m. (MST) on February 19, 2013, by phone at (602) 256-3519, by fax at 602-495-2016, by email at steve.copeland@phoenix.gov , or in writing at the address stated above.

Link to RFP

Addendum #1 - RFP 63-0012 Final