Open Procurements

Bow Loading Passenger Only Ferry Vessel


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed proposals will be physically received by Kitsap Transit NO LATER THAN 2:00 P.M. on August 7, 2017, at Kitsap Transit, 60 Washington Ave., Ste. 200, Bremerton, WA for the following project:


This Request for Proposal (RFP) is for the design and construction of three (3) bow loading passenger only ferries. The Work consists of furnishing all design services, materials, labor, tools, plants, supplies, equipment, transportation and superintendence necessary for the construction of three (3) USCG 46 CFR Subchapter K Passenger Only Ferries as defined by drawings, specifications and reference materials.

The selection of the design/build Contractor will be made using a two-step sealed process. The first step in this process (STEP 1) will consist of evaluating the Offeror’s Technical Proposal. All Offerors within the competitive range will be asked to submit Step 2. The second step in the process (STEP 2) will require Offerors to submit a Complete Technical and Price Proposal.  Kitsap Transit will award the Contract to the Offeror that provides the agency with the “best value”.

This vessel construction project may be funded in part with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funds; therefore, the rules and regulations of both shall apply to this Contract and any subcontracts resulting from this solicitation. 

A non-mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting is scheduled for 10:00 AM on July 20, 2017 at Kitsap Transit’s Harborside Building, 60 Washington Ave Suite 200, Bremerton, WA 98337. 

Contracts Pending Award

Invitation to Bid KT #17-576 Multi Sensor Night Vision System

Number of Addenda: 1

Number of Bids Received: 2

Preliminary Bid Results

Apparent Low Bidder:         Nord Atlantic                              $64,900.00

Apparent 2nd Low Bidder:  Holzberg Communications         $73,900.00

KT 17-576 Multi Sensor Night Vision System Bid Opening Log 

Recently Awarded Contracts

KT 17-557: Owner's Representation for Ferry Vessel Construction was awarded to Elliott Bay Design Group by Resolution 17-33 on May 16, 2017
KT 17-573: B Float Fuel Tank #2 Install was awarded to ESE Corporation by Resolution 17-42 on June 6, 2016
KT 17-555: Small Passenger-Only Vessel Construction was awarded to All American Marine by Resolution 17-40 on June 6, 2016

Small Works and Consultant Roster Application

Kitsap Transit maintains our Small Public Works Roster and Consultant Roster in MRSC Rosters online database.  Businesses interested in working with Kitsap Transit on projects using a roster contracting process must register at www.mrscrosters.org and select Kitsap Transit in their application. 

If you have roster registration questions, please contact MRSC Rosters at mrscrosters@mrsc.org.  For questions regarding a specific project, please contact Kitsap Transit at 360.479.6960.

A list of projects awarded using the small works process is available upon request. To request a copy of the list, contact Patrick Rogers at patrickr@kitsaptransit.com.

Transit Advertising

Kitsap Transit offers interior and exterior bus advertising through a media agency.  For information and pricing, please contact:

Tammi Boggan
VP & General Manager
719 2nd Avenue, Suite 425
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-762-2531
Fax: 206-762-2532

Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

Kitsap Transit has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26.  Kitsap Transit has received Federal financial assistance from the Department of Transportation, and as a condition of receiving this assistance, Kitsap Transit has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26.

It is the policy of Kitsap Transit to ensure that DBE’s defined in part 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT–assisted contracts.  It is also our policy:

  1. To ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts;
  2. To create a level playing field on which DBE’s can compete fairly for DOT-assisted contracts;
  3. To ensure that the DBE Program complies with applicable laws;
  4. To ensure that only firms that fully meet 49 CFR Part 26 eligibility standards are permitted to participate in the DBE Program;
  5. To help remove barriers to the participation of DBE’s in DOT assisted contracts;
  6.  To assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the market place outside the DBE Program.

Upcoming Federally Funded Procurement Opportunities:

Expected Procurement Opening Project Project Type
2nd Quarter A-Float/BTC Dock Security Safety & Security Improvements     
2nd Quarter Fast Ferry Procurement Design/Build
3rd Quarter George's Corner Park & Ride Lot Improvements
3rd Quarter Annapolis Dock Upgrade Final Design

How to participate:
Kitsap Transit encourages participation by all firms wishing to participate in Kitsap Transit contracting opportunities. Firms seeking to be certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) should contact the state of Washington Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises (OMWBE).

How do I become certified as a DBE?
Contact the Office of Minority and Women Business Enterprises in Olympia, Washington for information on the eligibility criteria, instructions and certification materials.

Check their website at www.omwbe.wa.gov/ (external link) or call the OMWBE at 360.664.9750.

DBE Program (PDF)
FY 2015 - 2017 DBE Goal is 2.05% (PDF)

(Federal Fiscal Years 2018-2020) 

Kitsap Transit is hereby publishing notice of its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for fiscal years 2018 through 2020 of two point nine three percent (2.93%) DBE participation in Kitsap Transit federally funded contracting activities.  The intent of the goal is to promote an environment of equal opportunity for local, certified DBEs to participate in Kitsap Transit’s federally funded contracting activities.  The goal is an aspirational goal representative of the number of ready, willing, able and certified DBEs in the local market.  A copy of the DBE Plan is available for review at Kitsap Transit, 60 Washington Avenue, Suite 200, Bremerton WA, between the hours of 8AM and 4PM, Monday through Friday or online at www.kitsaptransit.com.

FY 2018 - 2020 DBE Goal is 2.93% (PDF)

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