Doing Business With SPC

Much of our procurement is for consultant professional services through an RFP/RFQ (Request for Proposals/Request for Qualifications) process, the details of which are provided in the individual solicitations.  

How do I find information about contracting opportunities?

Contracting opportunities including RFPs (Request for Proposals) and RFQs (Request for Qualifications) are posted on SPC’s website. View current RFPs and RFQs.

What is the procedure to be notified of contracting opportunities?

Please complete SPC’s Online Bidders List Data Form to be added to the notification list for RFPs/RFQs.  Alternately, please download the Bidders List Data Form and email to comments@spcregion.org.

– Or –

Mail to: 
Southwestern Pennsylvania Corporation
Attn: SPC Bidders List Data Form
Two Chatham Center, Suite 500
112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Fax to: (412) 391-9160
Attn: SPC Bidders List Data Form

General Questions

For general questions regarding contracting opportunities, please contact Vince Massaro, Finance Director, email vmassaro@spcregion.org or phone (412) 391-5590.

Technical Questions

All technical questions specific to an RFP/RFQ must be submitted electronically via e-mail to the contact person identified for technical questions within each individual RFP/RFQ. No answers will be given over the phone. Written answers, including any amendments to the RFP/RFQ, if necessary, will be posted on the SPC website and will also be e-mailed or mailed to each firm that requested an electronic or printed copy of the RFP/RFQ by the date identified within each individual RFP/RFQ.

Third Party Contract Provisions

In accordance with SPC policy and compliance with the federal regulations, the Standard Federal Provisions listed below apply to purchase orders and procurements funded in whole or in part with Federal Transit Administration funds.
Third Party Contract Provisions
Third Party Contract Provisions (Updated August 1, 2019)

Provision Comments
No Federal Government Obligations to Third Parties (Use of Disclaimer)
False or Fraudulent Statements or Claims – Civil and Criminal Fraud  
Access to Third Party Contract Records  
Changes to Federal Requirements  
Civil Rights ( Title VI, ADA, EEO, except special DOL construction clause)  
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBEs) Contract awarded on the basis of a bid/proposal offering to use DBEs
Incorporation of FTA Terms Per FTA C 4220.1F

The above do not apply to micro-purchases ($3,000 or less), except Davis-Bacon requirements apply to construction contracts exceeding $2,000.

Federally-Assisted Contract Opportunities
SPC Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Policy and Program

SPC provides opportunities throughout the year for contracted goods and services related to our federally-assisted contract opportunities. In order to be recognized as a DBE qualified for official consideration as part of the contract proposal, a supplier/contractor must be certified by the Pennsylvania Unified Certification Program (PAUCP) at the time of bid/proposal submission. Please visit the PAUCP website at http://www.paucp.com/ for more information.

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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal – Federal Transit Administration-Assisted Contracts

The CommuteInfo Regional Rideshare Program of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission is developing its Federal Fiscal Year 2021 through 2023 Triennial DBE Goal and Methodology which is required by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in accordance with the 49 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 26.  CommuteInfo will host public consultation meetings to provide small, minority, woman-owned and other business enterprises, public agencies, community organizations, trade associations, elected officials, and other interested individuals, an opportunity to offer comments on the overall DBE goal and methodology. The proposed goal is available for review and comment.

Written comments relative to the goal setting process can be submitted to: comments@spcregion.org, by mail to SPC Comments at Two Chatham Center, Suite 500, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 or by fax to (412) 391-9160. All comments must be received by 4:00 p.m. Monday, October 26, 2020.

For individuals without access to the internet, paper copies of draft materials will be mailed upon request. SPC will respond to requests for paper copies as soon as possible in accordance with COVID-19 orders. To request paper copies, please contact Shannon O’Connell at (412) 391-5590, ext. 334 or soconnell@spcregion.org.

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) is committed to compliance with nondiscrimination requirements of civil rights statutes, executive orders, regulations and policies applicable to the programs and activities it administers. Accordingly, SPC is committed to ensuring that program beneficiaries receive public participation opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or economic status. SPC will provide auxiliary services for individuals with language, speech, sight or hearing needs, provided the request for assistance is made 3 days prior to the virtual meeting. SPC will attempt to satisfy requests made with less than 3 days notice as resources allow. Please make your request for auxiliary services to Jared Bedekovich at (412) 391-5590, Ext. 343, or jbedekovich@spcregion.org. If you believe you have been denied participation opportunities, or otherwise discriminated against in relation to the programs or activities administered by SPC, you may file a complaint using the procedures provided in our complaint process document or by contacting SPC’s Title VI Coordinator by calling (412) 391-5590. For more information, or to obtain a Title VI Discrimination Complaint Form, please see our website at: www.spcregion.org or call 412-391-5590.

This notice satisfies the program of projects requirements of the Urbanized Area Formula Program of the Federal Transit Administration for Beaver County Transit Authority, Butler Transit Authority, Fayette Area Coordinated Transit, Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority, Port Authority of Allegheny County, Washington County Transportation Authority, Westmoreland County Transit Authority, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, and CommuteInfo, a program of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission.

Virtual Public Meetings

Thursday, October 8, 2020 via Teleconference
9:30 a.m.
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIocu6qqDMoHdK2OzAtLRkOuyjdPyVK4kSH

or

1:30 p.m.
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqfu-rqT4iH9S-9KPxLz0KqPDQmI8Z3PA5

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