Notice of Bid/Request for Proposal

Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization
Provide Medicaid Non-Emergency Transportation Services


The Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), acting as the Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC) for Pinellas County, is accepting proposals from qualified proposers to provide Medicaid Non-Emergency Transportation (NET) Services. It is anticipated that the contract will begin on July 1, 2011 and be effective through June 30, 2012. Proposers must have experience in work of the same or similar nature and must demonstrate that their services are compliant with the requirements and terms of the Medicaid NET Subcontractor Transportation Provider Agreement.

The complete Request for Proposals (RFP) package can be obtained from the MPO website, or from the address listed below. Requests for clarification of the requirements or inquiries about information contained in the RFP package must be submitted in writing, via email or letter by 3:00 p.m. on March 10, 2011. RFP Proposals must be received by 12:00 Noon on March 25, 2011 at the office of the Pinellas County MPO. One original and five hard copies, and one electronic version of the RFP Proposal must be submitted to:

Heather Sobush

Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization

600 Cleveland St., Suite 750

Clearwater, FL 33755


PHONE: (727)464-8200

FAX: (727)464-8201

Proposals must follow the format of the RFP and structure responses to follow the sequence of the RFP. MPO staff and Local Coordinating Board members will evaluate the proposals received based on the responsiveness to the evaluation criteria and on the information being provided in the required sequence.

The outside of the envelope containing the Proposal must be marked “PROPOSAL TO PROVIDE MEDICAID NET FOR THE PINELLAS COUNTY MPO.” The Pinellas County MPO will accept no responsibility for proposals not so marked. Proposals are to remain in effect for 90 calendar days from the date of submission. The Pinellas County MPO reserves the right to cancel this RFP, reject any and all proposals, to waive any formality concerning proposals, or negotiate changes to the proposals whenever such cancellation, rejection, waiver or negotiation is in the best interest of the Pinellas County MPO. Lobbying of Local Coordinating Board members, Pinellas County MPO employees, and elected officials regarding the Pinellas County Medicaid NET Services RFP or contract by any member of a Proposer’s staff, or those people who are members of, or employed by, any legal entity affiliated with an organization that is responding to the RFP is strictly prohibited. Such actions may cause your proposal, or the proposal you are supporting to be rejected.

The MPO does not discriminate on any basis, as required by 49 USC 5332 prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex or age in employment or business opportunity, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1965, as amended 42 USC 2000d to 2000d-4, and Title 49 CFR, Part 21. The MPO ensures, in accordance with 49 CFR Part 26, that certified FDOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program participants have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in Department of Transportation assisted contracts. This contract is subject to requirements of the U.S. Department of Homestead Security’s E-Verify System.