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A pre-proposal conference regarding this procurement will be held Jul 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm ET at Wright Stop Plaza, 4 South Main Street, Dayton.
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Tamea Wiesman, Sr. Purchasing Agent
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GREATER DAYTON REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
OCCUPATIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES
CONTRACT PROPOSAL RFP NO. GD 20-12
GREATER DAYTON REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY
4 SOUTH MAIN STREET
DAYTON, OHIO 45402
JULY 1, 2020
JULY 1, 2020
DEAR PROSPECTIVE PROPOSER:
Re: Request for Proposal (RFP)
OCCUPATIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES
RFP No. GD 20-12
The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is soliciting proposals for OCCUPATIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES. Your firm is invited to submit a proposal.
A pre-proposal conference has been scheduled for JULY 14, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. in the SEVENTH FLOOR conference room of the RTA, 4 S. Main Street, Dayton, OH 45402. Please make arrangements to attend. You may email clarification questions to the undersigned prior to the pre-proposal conference.
Please send your completed proposal clearly marked "OCCUPATIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES" to the undersigned by 2:00 P.M., Dayton (Eastern) time, JULY 31, 2020. Proposals may be hand delivered, mailed or sent by delivery services addressed to: Director of Procurement, Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority, 4 S. Main Street, Dayton, OH 45402. Please allow additional working days for the internal delivery of mailed proposals in addition to the U.S. Postal Service delivery.
DBE Participation: It is the policy of the Department of Transportation (DOT) that DBE’s, as defined in 49 CFR, Parts 23 and 26, shall have the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts financed in whole or in part with federal funds under this Agreement. Although the DBE goal for this procurement is 0%, RTA welcomes DBE participation.
Affirmative Action Assurance (AAA) Approval: The RTA requires firms to submit with their proposal the AAA approval email from the City of Dayton Human Relations Council. In order to complete the AAA application process, the vendor must first log onto the City of Dayton’s vendor certification portal, CityBOTS ( www.citybots.com ), and complete the online AAA form. Please find directions on completing the application process in Part IV, Proposal Submission, City of Dayton’s AAA Approval Certification. This process may take up to ten (10) business days to complete.
Please Note: This proposal and any addenda are available on the Procurement Department page of our website, http://proc.greaterdaytonrta.org /. Please continue checking the website for any updates or addenda. If you have received this package via email or regular mail, all addenda will also be sent to you by the same method.
However, if you accessed this package from our website, we may not have you in our database. In order to ensure that you receive all updates and addenda, please contact JoAnn Turner by phone at 937-425-8313 or e-mail at email@example.com to be added to our database.
The proposals will be evaluated and further discussions may be held before announcement of the firm(s) selected. Should you have any questions or comments concerning the RFP, please feel free to contact the undersigned at (937) 425-8312.
Sr. Purchasing Agent
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
OCCUPATIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES
RFP No. GD 20-12
TABLE OF CONTENTS
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL i
TABLE OF CONTENTS i
PART I - TERMS AND CONDITIONS 4
Section 1: Definitions 4
1.0 Definitions 4
1.1 RTA 4
1.2 RFP 4
1.3 Proposal 4
1.4 Proposer 4
1.5 Contractor or Consultant 4
Section 2: RTA Background 5
2.0 RTA Background 5
2.1 History 5
2.2 Governing Body 5
Section 3: Information 6
3.0 Information 6
3.1 Basis for Contract Negotiation 6
3.2 Receipt of Proposals 6
3.3 Proposal Modifications 6
3.4 Rejection of Proposals 6
3.5 Addenda to RFP 6
3.6 Requests for Clarification 6
3.7 Non-Collusion Affidavit 7
3.8 Contract Award 7
3.9 Sales Taxes 8
3.10 Personal Property Taxes 8
3.11 Timetable 8
3.12 Project Manager 8
3.13 Proposers Conference 8
3.14 Evidence of Qualifications 9
3.15 Proprietary Information 9
3.16 Cost of Proposal Preparation 9
Section 4: Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Required Clauses 10
4.0 Required Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Clauses 10
4.1 No Obligation by Federal Government 10
4.2 Program Fraud and False or Fraudulent Statements or Related Acts 10
4.3 Audit and Inspection of Records 11
4.4 Federal Requirement Changes 11
4.5 Contract Termination 11
4.6 Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Compliance 12
4.7 Americans with Disabilities 14
4.8 Nondiscrimination 15
4.9 Contract Assurance (Nondiscrimination) 16
4.10 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Participation 16
4.11 Substitution of Disadvantaged Subcontractors 21
4.12 Incorporation of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Terms 21
4.13 Debarment and Suspension 21
4.14 Buy America Act 22
4.15 Disputes 22
4.16 Lobbying 22
4.17 Environmental Violations 23
4.18 Clean Water Act/Clean Air Act 23
4.19 Cargo Preference - Use of United States Flag Vessels 23
4.20 Fly America 24
4.21 Energy Conservation 24
4.22 Recycled Products 24
4.23 Intelligent Transportation Systems 24
4.24 Safe Operation of Motor Vehicle 24
4.25 Veterans Preference 25
4.26 Organizational Conflicts of Interest 25
Section 5: Required Clauses 26
5.0 Required Clauses 26
5.1 Affirmative Action Assurance Plan 26
5.2 Changes 26
5.3 Interest of Members of or Delegates to Congress 26
5.4 Prohibited Interest 27
5.5 Ownership of Documents 27
5.6 Maintenance of Records 27
5.7 Payments 27
5.8 Prompt Payment 27
5.9 Covenant against Contingent Fees 28
5.10 Indemnifications 28
5.11 Laws of Ohio 28
5.12 State Industrial Compensation 28
5.13 Independent Contractor 29
5.14 Subcontracts Approval 29
5.15 Price Complete 30
5.16 Limited Liability 30
5.17 Contract Duration 30
5.18 Option to Extend the Term of the Contract 31
5.19 Entire Agreement 31
5.20 Protest Procedures 31
5.21 Insurance 33
5.22 Assignability 35
5.23 Safety 35
5.24 Compliance with RTA Security Measures 36
5.25 Trade Secret Notification 36
5.26 Time for Performance 37
5.27 Changes in the Work/Change Orders 37
5.28 Late Submissions, Modifications, and Withdrawals of Proposals 37
5.29 Confidentiality of Proposals 38
5.30 Duty to Inform 38
5.31 Drug and Alcohol Rules 38
5.32 Parts 39
PART II - SCOPE OF WORK 41
PART III - PROPOSAL FORMAT 46
Section 1.0: Background and Experience 46
Section 2.0: Personnel 47
Section 3.0: Proposal Evaluation and Selection Process 48
Section 4.0: Proposal Format 50
Section 5.0: Cost and Pricing 51
PART IV - PROPOSAL SUBMISSION 68
SUMMARY OF PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS 68
ADDENDA ACKNOWLEDGMENT FORM 69
CITY OF DAYTON AFFIRMATIVE ACTION ASSURANCE (AAA) CERTIFICATION 70
AFFIDAVIT OF INTENDED DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 72
AFFIDAVIT OF DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 73
DBE UNAVAILABILITY CERTIFICATION 74
NON-COLLUSION AFFIDAVIT 75
PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX AFFIDAVIT 78
BUY AMERICA CERTIFICATION 79
RTA CLEAN AIR POLICY 80
CERTIFICATION OF RESTRICTIONS ON LOBBYING 81
CERTIFICATION OF CONTRACTOR REGARDING DEBARMENT, SUSPENSION, AND OTHER INELIGIBILITY AND VOLUNTARY EXCLUSION 82
CERTIFICATION OF LOWER TIER PARTICIPANTS (SUBCONTRACTORS) REGARDING DEBARMENT, SUSPENSION, AND OTHER INELIGIBILITY AND VOLUNTARY EXCLUSION 83
CERTIFICATE OF PROCUREMENT INTEGRITY 84
PART V – CONTRACT (EXAMPLE 86
ARTICLE I - SCOPE 86
ARTICLE II - CONTRACT 86
ARTICLE III - TIME FOR PERFORMANCE 87
ARTICLE IV - METHOD OF PAYMENT AND MAXIMUM COMPENSATION 87
ARTICLE V - TERMINATION OF CONTRACT FOR DEFAULT 87
ARTICLE VI - TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCE OF THE RTA 88
ARTICLE VII - CONTRACT CHANGES 88
ARTICLE VIII - INTEREST OF MEMBERS OF OR DELEGATES TO CONGRESS 88
ARTICLE IX - PROHIBITED INTEREST 88
ARTICLE X - EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY 88
ARTICLE XI - DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 88
ARTICLE XII - ASSIGNABILITY 89
ARTICLE XIII - NONDISCRIMINATION 89
ARTICLE XIV - AUDIT AND INSPECTION OF RECORDS 90
CERTIFICATE OF FUNDS 91
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
OCCUPATIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES
GREATER DAYTON REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY
4 SOUTH MAIN STREET
DAYTON, OHIO 45402
JULY 1, 2020
LEGAL NOTICE RFP NO. GD 20-12
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
LEGAL NOTICE RFP NO. 20-12
Notice is hereby given that the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is requesting proposals for:
OCCUPATIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES
Copies of the Request for Proposals are available from the office of the Director of Procurement, Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority, 4 S. Main Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402.
A pre-proposal conference has been scheduled for July 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in the 7th Floor conference room of the RTA, 4 S. Main Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402. Please make arrangements to attend.
All proposals must be submitted in accordance with requirements set forth in the RFP, and must be received in the office of the Director of Procurement at or before 2:00 P.M., Dayton (Eastern) time, on JULY 31, 2020.
RTA hereby notifies all proposers that, in regard to any contract entered into pursuant to this RFP, advertisement or solicitation, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit proposals in response and will not be subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex or national origin in consideration for an award.
Proposals will remain valid for a period of 90 days after the proposal due date and prior to award. RTA reserves the right, in the interest of the Authority, to postpone, accept or reject any and all proposals and to waive any additional informality in the proposals received.
Director of Procurement
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
PART I - TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Section 1: Definitions
Unless otherwise specifically stated, the following terms shall have the following definitions.
Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority.
Announcement of Request for Proposals as issued by RTA on JULY 1, 2020.
Documents offered by Proposer to RTA pursuant to this Request for Proposal, including narrative, and related material.
Firm or firms who, at RTA's request, offer a Proposal pursuant to this RFP.
1.5 Contractor or Consultant
The successful Proposer who will enter into a negotiated contract with RTA at the conclusion of the Proposal selection process.
PART I - TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Section 2: RTA Background
2.0 RTA Background
RTA is an independent political subdivision of the State of Ohio organized pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 306.30 through 306.71, inclusive, as amended.
The RTA was created on September 6, 1971, pursuant to the Revised Code, by ordinances of the Councils of the City of Dayton and the City of Oakwood. After completing the purchase of the assets of City Transit, the major privately owned public transportation system in the area, the RTA became operational on November 5, 1972. In September 1980, after the approval in the preceding April by the voters of the County of a one-half percent sales and use tax of unlimited duration for all purposes of the RTA, the boundaries of the RTA were extended to be co-extensive with the boundaries of Montgomery County and parts of Greene County.
2.2 Governing Body
All power and authority of the RTA is vested in and exercised by its nine (9) member Board of Trustees.
PART I - TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Section 3: Information
3.1 Basis for Contract Negotiation
This RFP and the resulting Proposals shall be used as the basis for contract negotiation.
3.2 Receipt of Proposals
Sealed Proposals marked "OCCUPATIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES" will be received at the office of the Director of Procurement, Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority, 4 S. Main Street, Dayton, OH 45402, until 2:00 P.M., Dayton (Eastern) time, on JULY 31, 2020. Proposals received by RTA after that date and time will not be opened or considered. An original and four (4) copies of the Proposal shall be submitted.
3.3 Proposal Modifications
Written changes to submitted Proposals will be accepted if received by RTA prior to the Proposal deadline, but only if submitted in a sealed envelope and plainly marked "OCCUPATIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES". All changes received after the Proposal deadline will not be opened or considered.
3.4 Rejection of Proposals
RTA reserves the right to reject any or all Proposals. Issuance of this RFP does not bind RTA to award a contract, nor does RTA in any way assume liability for expense incurred by Proposer in preparation of its Proposal.
3.5 Addenda to RFP
Any clarifications or further instructions to Proposers, whether as a result of questions raised by Proposers or initiated by RTA itself, will be sent to all Proposers in addendum form.
3.6 Requests for Clarification
All requests for clarifications or changes must be submitted in writing in time to be received by the RTA Procurement Department at least ELEVEN (11) calendar days prior to the date on which the proposals are due. Proposers should address such requests to RTA, Attention: twiesman @greaterdaytonrta.org .
Any information given to a proposer concerning the RFP will be furnished to all prospective proposers as an addendum of the RFP if such information is necessary to proposers in submitting proposals on the RFP or if the lack of such information would be prejudicial to uninformed proposers.
3.7 Non-Collusion Affidavit
Proposer shall submit, with its Proposal, an affidavit stating that neither Proposer nor its agents, nor any other party on its behalf, has paid or agreed to pay, directly or indirectly, any person, firm, or corporation, any money or valuable consideration for assistance in procuring or attempting to procure the contract that may result from this RFP, and further agrees that no such money or consideration will be hereafter paid. This affidavit must be on the form provided by RTA, which is made a part of this RFP.
3.8 Contract Award
A. The RTA reserves the right, as the interests of the Authority may require, to postpone, accept or reject any and all proposals and to waive any informalities in the proposals received, and to award the contract(s) to the best responsive and responsible proposer.
B. In awarding a contract(s), the RTA reserves the right to consider all elements entering into the determination of the responsibility of the proposer. Any proposal which is incomplete, conditional, obscure, or which contains additions not called for or irregularities of any kind, may be cause for rejection of the proposal.
C. Contract(s) for the purchase of goods and/or services may be awarded within 90 calendar days from the date upon which proposals were received to the best proposer(s) the RTA deems responsive and responsible.
D. In the event a single proposal is received, the RTA will conduct a price and/or cost analysis of the proposal. A price analysis is the process of examining and evaluating a price submitted without examining in detail the separate cost elements and the profit included in the cost proposal. It should be recognized that a price analysis through comparison to other similar procurements must be based upon an established or competitive price of the elements used in the comparison. The comparison must be made to a purchase of similar quantity and involving similar specifications. Where a difference exists, a detailed analysis must be made of this difference and costs associated thereto. RTA has the right to enter into a negotiated procurement should only a single proposal be received.
E. Where it is impossible to obtain a valid price analysis, it may be necessary for the RTA to conduct a cost analysis of the proposal price.
F. Competent and experienced auditors or price analysts shall make the price and/or cost analysis -- an engineer's estimate or comparison of the prices involved is insufficient.
G. With respect to actions prior to award of a contract, only the RTA’s Chief Financial Officer, Director of Procurement, Purchasing Agents, or Chief Executive Officer have the authority to take action on behalf of the RTA. Only the RTA’s Board of Trustees has the authority to award a contract(s) in excess of $100,000.
3.9 Sales Taxes
The RTA is a tax-exempt institution and is free from all state and federal taxes. No such taxes shall be included in the Contractor's charges to the RTA. However, the Contractor may be liable for the payment of sales and use taxes on materials purchased for fulfilling this contract.
3.10 Personal Property Taxes
The person making a proposal shall submit to the RTA's Chief Financial Officer, a statement affirmed under oath that the person with whom the contract is to be made was not charged at the time the proposal was submitted with any delinquent personal property taxes on the general list of personal property of any county in which the taxing district has territory or that such person was charged with delinquent personal property taxes on any such tax list, in which case the statement shall also set forth the amount of such due and unpaid delinquent taxes and any due and unpaid penalties and interest thereon. If the statement indicates that the taxpayer was charged with any such taxes, a copy of the statement shall be transmitted by the Chief Financial Officer to the county treasurer within 30 days of the date it is submitted. This affidavit must be on the form provided by RTA, which is made a part of this RFP.
Release Request for Proposal
July 1, 2020
July 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
Final date for Request for Information and Clarification
July 21, 2020
Proposal Due Date
July 31, 2020 at 2:00 P.M.
Estimated Award Date
November 3, 2020
3.12 Project Manager
The Project Manager for this procurement is Robert Stevens, Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA), 600 Longworth Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402.
3.13 Proposers Conference
A pre-proposal conference is scheduled for July 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in the SEVENTH FLOOR conference room of the RTA, 4 S. Main Street, Dayton, OH 45402.
Clarification about the RFP intent and any questions about the RFP may be emailed to Twiesman @greaterdaytonrta.org . Answers that change or substantially clarify the RFP will be affirmed in writing. Copies of the questions and answers will be provided to all prospective proposers in addenda form.
3.14 Evidence of Qualifications
Each proposal must contain evidence of the Proposer’s qualifications to do business in the State of Ohio or covenant to obtain such qualification prior to award of the contract.
3.15 Proprietary Information
If a proposal includes proprietary data or information that the proposer does not want disclosed to the public, such data or information must be specifically identified as such on every page on which it is found. Data or information so identified will be used by RTA solely for the purpose of evaluating proposals and conducting contract negotiations. Disclosure of any proprietary information by RTA shall be in strict accordance with the laws and regulations regarding disclosure in the State of Ohio.
3.16 Cost of Proposal Preparation
The cost of preparing a response to this RFP, including site visits, will not be reimbursed by the RTA.
PART I - TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Section 4: Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Required Clauses
4.0 Required Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Clauses
The following clauses shall be incorporated into any contract that results from this RFP. These clauses are required by federal, state or local regulations, and are not subject to negotiation.
4.1 No Obligation by Federal Government
The Purchaser and Contractor acknowledge and agree that, notwithstanding any concurrence by the federal government in or approval of the solicitation or award of the underlying contract, absent the express written consent by the federal government, the federal government is not a party of this contract and shall not be subject to any obligations or liabilities to the Purchaser, Contractor, or any other party (whether or not a party to that contract) pertaining to any matter resulting from the underlying contract.
The Contractor agrees to include the above clause in each subcontract financed in whole or in part with federal assistance provided by FTA. It is further agreed that the clause shall not be modified, except to identify the subcontractor who will be subject to its provisions.
4.2 Program Fraud and False or Fraudulent Statements or Related Acts
The Contractor acknowledges that the provisions of the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986, as amended, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3801 et seq. and U.S. DOT regulations, “Program Fraud Civil Remedies, “49 C.F. R. Part 31, apply to its actions pertaining to this Project. Upon execution of the underlying contract, the Contractor certifies or affirms the truthfulness and accuracy of any statement it has made, it makes, it may make, or causes to be made, pertaining to the underlying contract or the FTA assisted project for which this contract work is being performed. In addition to other penalties that may be applicable, the Contractor further acknowledges that if it makes, or causes to be made, a false, fictitious, or fraudulent claim, statement, submission, or certification, the Federal Government reserves the right to impose the penalties of the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986 on the Contractor to the extent the Federal Government deems appropriate.
The Contractor also acknowledges that if it makes, or causes to be made, a false, fictitious, or fraudulent claim, statement, submission, or certification to the Federal Government under a contract connected with a project that is financed in whole or in part with Federal assistance originally awarded by FTA under the authority of 49 U.S.C. § 5307, the Government reserves the right to impose the penalties of 18 U.S. C. § 1001 and 49 U.S.C. § 5307(n)(1) on the Contractor, to the extent the Federal Government deems appropriate.
The Contractor agrees to include the above two clauses in each subcontract financed in whole or in part with Federal assistance provided by FTA. It is further agreed that the clauses shall not be modified, except to identify the subcontractor who will be subject to the provisions.
4.3 Audit and Inspection of Records
Contractor shall permit the authorized representatives of RTA, its member entities, the Ohio Auditor of State, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Comptroller General of the United States access to any books, documents, papers and records of the Contractor which are directly pertinent to this contract, for the purpose of making audit, examination, excerpts and transcriptions until the expiration of three (3) years after final payment under this contract.
Contractor further agrees to include in all its subcontracts hereunder, a provision to the effect that the subcontractor agrees that RTA, its member entities, the Auditor of State, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Comptroller General of the United States or any of their duly authorized representatives shall, until the expiration of three (3) years after final payment under the subcontract, have access to books, documents, papers and records of such subcontractor involving transactions related to the subcontractor for the purpose of making audit, examination, excerpts and transcriptions. The term "subcontract" as used in this clause excludes (1) purchase orders not exceeding $10,000 and (2) subcontracts or purchase orders for public utility services at rates established for uniform applicability to the general public.
The periods of access and examination described above, for records which relate to (1) appeals under the "Disputes" clause of this contract, (2) litigation of the settlement of claims arising out of the performance of this contract, or (3) costs and expense of this contract as to which exception has been taken by the Comptroller General or any of his duly authorized representatives, shall continue until such appeals, litigation, claims or exceptions have been disposed of.
4.4 Federal Requirement Changes
Contractor shall at all times comply with all applicable FTA regulations, policies, procedures and directives, including without limitation those listed directly or by reference in the FTA Master Agreement between Purchaser and FTA, as they may be amended or promulgated from time to time during the term of this contract. Contractor’s failure to so comply shall constitute a material breach of this contract.
4.5 Contract Termination
A. Termination for Default
In the event Contractor defaults in the performance of any of its obligations under this Contract, RTA shall have (in addition to and not in lieu of, all other rights, remedies and damages to which it may be entitled by reason of such default) the right and option to terminate this Contract. In the event RTA exercises such right and option to terminate for default, RTA shall be obligated to pay only for work performed and accepted by RTA prior to the date upon which RTA gives Contractor written notice of termination for default, less 1) the amount of all damages suffered by RTA by reason of such default and 2) any amount by which the commercially reasonable cost of correcting the default and/or completing the work exceeds the unpaid portion of amount which would have paid hereunder; if the sum of 1) and 2) plus all amounts previously paid exceed the value of the work performed and accepted by RTA prior to the giving of written notice of default, Contractor shall be liable to RTA for such excess.
B. Termination for Convenience
RTA may terminate this Contract at any time at its convenience by giving notice in writing to Contractor, which notice shall state that it is a notice of termination for the convenience of RTA and shall specify the effective date of termination. Contractor shall promptly submit its termination claim, to RTA, and the parties shall negotiate the termination settlement to be paid Contractor. Contractor shall be paid pursuant to the contract for costs and expenses accrued to the date of termination. In such event, amounts previously paid to Contractor shall be credited against any amounts determined to be due to Contractor pursuant to this paragraph. Upon receipt of the notice of termination Contractor shall immediately cancel its outstanding orders for procurement of materials, supplies and other miscellaneous goods.
C. In the event of termination either for default or for the convenience of RTA, Contractor shall account for any property in its possession paid for from funds received from RTA, or property supplied to Contractor by RTA.
4.6 Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Compliance
The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA), in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq. and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-Assisted Programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all proposers that it will affirmatively ensure that, in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit proposals in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, creed, sex, age or national origin in consideration for an award.
During the performance of this contract, the contractor, for itself, its assignees and successors in interest (“hereinafter referred to as the “contractor”) agrees as follows:
A. Compliance with Regulations: The contractor shall comply with the Regulations relative to nondiscrimination in federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation (hereinafter, “DOT”) Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 21, as they may be amended from time to time (hereinafter referred to as the Regulations), which are herein incorporated by reference and made a part of this contract.
B. Nondiscrimination: The contractor, with regard to the work performed by it during the contract, shall not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, creed, sex, age or national origin in the selection and retention of subcontractors, including procurements of materials and leases of equipment. The contractor shall not participate either directly or indirectly in the discrimination prohibited by Section 21.5 of the Regulations, including employment practices when the contract covers a program set forth in Appendix B of the Regulations.
C. Solicitations for Subcontracts, Including Procurements of Materials and Equipment: In all solicitations either by competitive proposal or negotiation made by the contractor for work to be performed under a subcontract, including procurements of materials or leases of equipment, each potential subcontractor or supplier shall be notified by the contractor of the contractor’s obligations under this contract and the Regulations relative to nondiscrimination on the grounds of race, color, creed, sex, age or national origin.
D. Information and Reports: The contractor shall provide all information and reports required by the Regulations or directives issued pursuant thereto, and shall permit access to its books, records, accounts, other sources of information, and its facilities as may be determined by the RTA or the Federal Transit Administration (hereinafter “FTA”) to be pertinent to ascertain compliance with such Regulations, orders and instructions. Where any information required of a contractor is in the exclusive possession of another who fails or refuses to furnish this information, the contractor shall so certify to the RTA, or the FTA as appropriate, and shall set forth what efforts it has made to obtain the information.
E. Sanctions for Noncompliance: In the event of the contractor’s noncompliance with nondiscrimination provisions of this contract, the RTA shall impose contract sanctions as it or the FTA may determine to be appropriate, including, but not limited to:
(a) withholding of payments to the contractor under the contract until the contractor complies; and/or
(b) cancellation, termination, or suspension of the contract, in whole or in part.
F. Incorporation of Provisions: The contractor shall include the provisions of paragraphs (1) through (6) in every subcontract, including procurements of materials and leases of equipment, unless exempt by the Regulations, or directives issued pursuant thereto. The contractor shall take such action with respect to any subcontract or procurement as the RTA or the FTA may direct as a means of enforcing such provisions including sanctions for noncompliance provided, however, that in the event a contractor becomes involved in, or is threatened with, litigation with a subcontractor or supplier as a result of such direction, the contractor may request the RTA to enter into such litigation to protect the interests of the RTA and, in addition, the contractor may request the United States to enter into such litigation to protect the interests of the United States.
4.7 Americans with Disabilities
The Contractor agrees to comply with and assure that any subcontractor under this Project complies with all applicable requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended, 42 U.S.C. Sections 12101 et seq. and 49 U.S.C. Section 322; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 U.S.C. Section 794; Section 16 of the Federal Transit Act, as amended, 49 U.S.C. app. Section 1612; and the following regulations and any amendments thereto:
A. U.S. DOT regulations, "Transportation Services for Individuals with Disabilities (ADA)," 49 C.F.R. Part 37;
B. U.S. DOT regulations, "Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Handicap in Programs and Activities Receiving or Benefiting from Federal Financial Assistance," 49 C.F.R. Part 27;
C. U.S. DOT regulations, "Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Accessibility Specifications for Transportation Vehicles," 49 C.F.R. Part 38; and 36 CFR Part 1192;
D. Department of Justice (DOJ) regulations, "Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services," 28 C.F.R. Part 35;
E. DOJ regulations, "Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accommodations and in Commercial Facilities," 28 C.F.R. Part 36;
F. General Services Administration regulations, "Construction and Alteration of Public Buildings," "Accommodations for the Physically Handicapped," 41 C.F.R. Part 101-19;
G. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) "Regulations to Implement the Equal Employment Provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act," 29 C.F.R. Part 1630;
H. Federal Communications Commission regulations, "Telecommunications Relay Services and Related Customer Premises Equipment for the Hearing and Speech Disabled," 47 C.F.R. Part 64, Subpart F; and
I. FTA regulations, "Transportation for Elderly and Handicapped Persons," 49 C.F.R. Part 609.
During the performance of this contract, Contractor agrees as follows:
Contractor will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, national origin or retaliation. Contractor will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and the employees are treated during the employment without regard to their race, religion, color, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or national origin. Such action shall include, but not be limited to the following: employment, upgrading, demotion, or transfer; recruitment advertising; lay-off or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training including apprenticeship. Contractor agrees to post in accessible places, available to employees and applicants for employment, notices setting forth the provisions of this nondiscrimination clause. Contractor will, in all solicitations or advertisements for employees placed by or on behalf of Contractor, state that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age or national origin.
Contractor will send to each labor union or representative of workers with which it has a collective bargaining agreement or other contract or understanding, a notice advising the said labor union or workers' representative of Contractor's commitments under this section, and shall post copies of the notice in accessible places available to employees and applicants for employment. Contractor will comply with all provisions of Executive Order 11246 of September 24, 1965, as amended and of the rules, regulations and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.
Contractor will furnish all information and reports required by Executive Order 11246 of September 24, 1965, as amended and by rules, regulations and orders of the Secretary of Labor, or pursuant thereto, and will permit access to its books, records and accounts by FTA and the Secretary of Labor for purposes of investigation to ascertain compliance with such rules, regulations and orders.
In the event of Contractor's non-compliance with the nondiscrimination clauses of this contract or with any of the said rules, regulations or orders, this contract may be cancelled, terminated or suspended in whole or in part and Contractor may be declared ineligible for further RTA contracts or federally assisted construction contracts in accordance with procedures authorized in Executive Order 11246 of September 24, 1965, as amended or by rule, regulation or order of the Secretary of Labor, or as otherwise provided by law. Contractor will include the foregoing provisions of this paragraph in every subcontract or purchase order unless exempted by rules, regulations or orders of the Secretary of Labor issued pursuant to Section 204 of Executive Order 11246 of September 24, 1965, as amended so that such provisions will be binding upon each subcontractor or vendor. Contractor will take such action with respect to any subcontract or purchase order as RTA may direct as a means of enforcing such provisions, including sanctions for non-compliance, providing, however, that in the event Contractor becomes involved in, or is threatened with, litigation with a subcontractor or vendor as a result of such direction by RTA, Contractor may request the United States to enter into such litigation to protect the interest of the United States.
4.9 Contract Assurance (Nondiscrimination)
The contractor, sub-recipient, or subcontractor shall not discriminate on the bases of race, color, national origin, or sex in the performance of this contract. The contractor shall carry out applicable requirements of 49 CFR Part 26 in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts. Failure by the contractor to carry out these requirements is a material breach of this contract, which may result in the termination of this contract or such other remedy, as the recipient deems appropriate.
4.10 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Participation
It is the policy of the Department of Transportation (DOT) that DBE's, as defined in 49 CFR, Parts 23 and 26, shall have the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts financed in whole or in part with federal funds under this Agreement. The Disadvantaged Business requirements of these sections apply to this agreement.
B. DBE Obligation
The requirements of 49 CFR Part 26, Regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation, apply to this contract. It is the policy of the RTA to practice nondiscrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, disability, sex, age or national origin in the award or performance of this contract. All firms qualifying under this solicitation are encouraged to submit bids/proposals. Award of this contract will be conditioned upon satisfying the requirements of this bid/proposal specification. These requirements apply to all bidders/offerors, including those who qualify as a DBE. A DBE contract goal of 0 percent has been established for this contract. The bidder/proposer shall make good faith efforts, as defined in Appendix A, 49 CFR Part 26, to meet the contract goal for DBE participation in the performance of this contract.
The bidder/offeror will be required to submit the following information: (1) the names and addresses of DBE firms that will participate in the contract; (2) a description of the work that each DBE firm will perform; (3) the dollar amount of the participation of each DBE firm participating; (4) written documentation of the bidder/proposer commitment to use a DBE subcontractor whose participation it submits to meet the contract goal; (5) written confirmation from the DBE that it is participating in the contract as provided in the commitment made under (4); and (5) if the contract goal is not met, evidence of good faith efforts.
DBE’s are required to be certified prior to submission of bid/proposal under the Federal Unified Certification Program (UCP), by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) or the City of Dayton’s Human Relations Council. Please note that the City of Dayton’s other socio-economic programs are not acceptable. The certification application is available upon request from ODOT at www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/ODI/SDBE/Pages/default.aspx , or by calling 614/466-7699. The City of Dayton may be reached at 937/333-1403. The application is to be completed by all DBE firms and submitted to ODOT or the City of Dayton, who will review and approve or disapprove the firm as a DBE.
D. Good Faith
To demonstrate that sufficient reasonable efforts were taken to meet the DBE contract goal, the proposer shall document the steps it has taken to obtain DBE participation including but not limited to the following:
(a) Whether the contractor/supplier solicited through all reasonable and available means (attendance at pre-proposal meetings, advertising and/or written notices) the interest of all certified DBEs who have the capacity to perform the work of the contract.
(b) Whether the contractor/supplier solicited this interest within sufficient time to allow the DBEs to respond to the solicitation.
(c) Whether the contractor/supplier took appropriate steps to follow up initial solicitations.
(d) Whether the contractor/supplier selected portions of work to be performed by DBEs to increase the likelihood that DBE goals will be achieved (including, when appropriate, dividing contracts into economically feasible units to facilitate participation, even when the prime contractor might otherwise prefer to perform these work items with its own forces).
(e) Whether the contractor/supplier provided adequate information about plans, specifications, and/or proposer requirements of the contract in a timely manner to assist them in responding to a solicitation.
(f) Whether the contractor/supplier negotiated in good faith with interested DBEs.
1. It is the proposer's responsibility to make a portion of the work available to DBE subcontractors and suppliers and to select those portions of the work or material needs consistent with the available DBE subcontractors and suppliers, so as to facilitate DBE participation. Evidence of such negotiation includes the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of DBEs that were considered; a description of the information provided regarding the plans and specifications for the work selected for subcontracting; and evidence as to why additional agreements could not be reached for DBEs to perform the work.
2. A proposer using good business judgment would consider a number of factors in negotiating with subcontractors, including DBE subcontractors, and would take a firm's price and capabilities as well as contract goals into consideration. However, the fact that there may be some additional costs involved in finding and using DBEs is not in itself sufficient reason for a proposer's failure to meet the contract DBE goal, as long as such costs are reasonable. Also, the ability or desire of a prime contractor to perform the work of a contract with its own organization does not relieve the proposer of the responsibility to make good faith efforts. Prime contractors are not, however, required to accept higher quotes from DBEs if the price difference is excessive or unreasonable.
3. Whether the contractor/supplier rejected DBEs as being unqualified without sound reasons based on a thorough investigation of their capabilities. The contractor's standing within its industry, membership in specific groups, organizations, or associations and political or social affiliations (for example, union vs. non-union employee status) are not legitimate causes for the rejection or non-solicitation of proposals in the contractor's efforts to meet the project goal.
4. Whether the contractor/supplier made efforts to assist interested DBEs in obtaining bonding, lines of credit, or insurance as required by the recipient or contractor.
5. Whether the contractor/supplier made efforts to assist interested DBEs in obtaining necessary equipment, supplies, materials, or related assistance or services.
6. Whether the contractor/supplier effectively used the services of available contractors' groups; local, state, and federal minority/women business assistance offices; and other organizations as allowed on a case-by-case basis to provide assistance in the recruitment and placement of DBEs....
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