Notice of Bid/Request for Proposal

University of South Florida

Florida Vehicle Procurement Program


Notice is hereby given that Henry J. Cusack, representing the Florida Vehicle Procurement Program (FVPP), University of South Florida, Center for Urban Transportation Research will receive sealed proposals on behalf of agencies within the state of Florida, herein referred to as the “Purchasers” to establish a statewide contract for the manufacture and delivery of the following 2007 model year vehicle types:

                                                                                Minimum               Maximum

Small Cutaway Type Vehicles                                    0                          500

Extended Low Floor Van Type Vehicles                  0                          500

The quantities reflect the immediate and foreseeable needs of agencies within Florida and were determined by using the most recent State of Florida Program of Projects, historical data from previous FVPP contracts, and Agency (s) vehicle replacement schedules. All or part of the quantity of vehicles stated herein may be assigned to other public transit agencies desiring to purchase the same equipment specified in Part 2 of this solicitation. The FVPP reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, or any part of any or all proposals.

Copies of the RFP my be obtained from: Henry J. Cusack, FVPP Project Administrator, University of South Florida, Center for Urban Transportation Research, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., CUT 100, Tampa, Florida 33620, or by telephone at (813)974-7834. The proposal may also be downloaded from our website at

Sealed proposals in original and five (5) copies must be received at the above address (Attn: Lisa Staes) not later than 4:00 p.m. (EST), August 22, 2007.

A MANDATORY pre-proposal meeting will be held at 11:00 a.m. (EST), on July 31, 2007 at Big Bend Transit, 2201 Eisenhower Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399. The purpose of this meeting is to answer questions and discuss specifications/clarifications relative to the RFP. Interested proposers are required to attend this meeting. Subcomponent vendors are welcome but are not required to attend.

The successful proposer will be required to comply with all Equal Opportunity Laws and Regulations, Buy America Laws, Chapter 287 of the Florida Statutes and other applicable Federal and State regulations.