Road use charges pilot program RFI in Oregon - opportunity to showcase your technologies
By Peter Samuel
The Oregon Department of Transportation Office of Innovative Partnerships and Alternative Funding will be issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to demonstrate several of the proposed components and functions of a demonstration system for the Road Usage Charge Pilot Program (RUCPP).
The RUCPP system will provide an excellent opportunity for vendors to showcase Road Pricing technologies. This RFI will allow companies to express interest and provide relevant qualifications and technical information to ODOT regarding the design, implementation, functionality, and usage of Onboard Vehicle Units (OBU)s, Transaction Processing systems, Account Management systems, and Mileage Tax Accounting systems.
This RFI is expected for release on or around February 9, 2012 with responses due on or around February 23, 2012.
The information received from the RFI will be used to finalize a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the RUCPP system. Response to the RFI will be required for all companies wishing to respond to the subsequent RFP, tentatively scheduled to be issued during the last half of March 2012.
Upon release of the RFI, ODOT will conduct an informational meeting with one-on-one interviews for interested vendors.
It is anticipated these meetings will occur February 15-17, 2012 at ODOT facilities in Portland, Oregon. While these meetings are not required for the RFI response, they are highly encouraged as they will provide information relative to both the RFI and the forthcoming RFP. Additional information including the formal RFI and details surrounding the meeting sessions will be posted to the Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN) website in the upcoming weeks at http://orpin.oregon.gov.
This will be all of the information provided relative to this endeavor until the formal RFI is released. Furthermore, ODOT will not be receiving calls relative to this opportunity until the formal RFI is released.
Questions relative to ORPIN should be directed to the ORPIN Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-378-4642.