RFP for Miscellaneous Emerging Technologies Services — Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority

The Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) is giving notice of an open RFP for Miscellaneous Emerging Technologies Services. It is soliciting qualified vendors — including those with a local presence — to submit Expanded Letters of Response (ELOR) packages addressing their interest in providing specialized services on an as-needed basis related to planning, evaluating, and determining implementation steps for innovative and emerging technologies. For the purposes of the RFP, THEA defines innovative and emerging technologies to include means by which the agency can use data in combination with technology to create a functional advantage in operations, safety and efficiency. (The notice includes a summary of the scope of services THEA is seeking.)

The agency notes that this is a planning support RFP, which means it reserves the right to develop small-scale pilots or demonstrations under this procurement. THEA deployment or systems development will be completed under separately procured RFPs.

The deadline for submitting questions about the RFP to THEA is October 23, 2023, at 9:00 AM. THEA will issue responses by 5:00 PM, November 6, 2023. The deadline for submission of Expanded Letters of Response (ELOR) is November 17, 2023, at 9:00 AM.

Vendor selection will be made from the Expanded Letters of Response (ELOR) packages and Oral Interviews. THEA will evaluate the ELOR packages and will shortlist firms that will proceed to Oral Interviews.

A copy of the RFP and instructions for proposal submission can be downloaded here, at the THEA website, or from the DemandStar system.

Questions related to the RFP or projects should be addressed to: Shannon Bush, procurement@tampa-xway.com (please reference RFP No. P-1823)