REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY OF NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS (“RTA”) REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (“RFP”)

EVENT NO. 76 (2021) FOR

TRANSIT ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN AND ON-DEMAND PUBLIC RELATIONS SERVICES

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) invites firms to submit a proposal in response to this RFP.

The RTA has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (“DBE”) Program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation 49 CFR Part 26, applicable to all its contracts regardless of funding source. The RTA strongly encourages vendors to make good faith efforts to utilize DBEs as subconsultants, subcontractors, suppliers or joint venture partners on this project. A listing of certified DBEs providing relevant services or commodities can be accessed at the Illinois Department of Transportation website:  http://www.idot.illinois.gov/doing-business/certifications/disadvantaged-business-enterprise-certification/il-ucp-directory/index

Procurement Contact: Annisha Whittaker, Manager whittakera@rtachicago.org

Pre-Proposal Conference Date and Time: Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 10:30AM, CST

Proposal Due Date and Time: Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 11:00AM, CST

All questions must be submitted through the RTA Supplier Portal at http://rtachicago.org/supplierportal no later than Friday, April 1, 2022 at 1:30PM, CST.

The RTA invites Respondents to submit an electronic proposal for the above-described event number. Respondents shall upload all documents as described in the RFP via the RTA Supplier Portal at http://rtachicago.org/supplierportal. Proposals must be received and electronically time-stamped no later than the date and time listed in the event. Responses are received, but not publicly opened.