Open Procurements


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bid will be received by Kitsap Transit at Kitsap Transit’s Main Administration Office, Reception desk on or before 2:00 P.M., on April 24, 2018 and must be addressed as:

Reservation System Analysis

RFP KT #18-597

Jeff Chou, Kitsap Transit,

60 Washington Ave., Ste. 200, Bremerton, Washington 98337-1888.

Kitsap Transit is soliciting proposals from qualified firms to provide a comprehensive analysis of Kitsap Transit’s existing Ferry Reservation System and make recommendations. Kitsap Transit is seeking recommendations on either improving the current system, acquiring a new system, or scraping the reservation system. The successful Proposer will complete tasks necessary to provide the analysis and make recommendations that can be implemented quickly.

All questions regarding this contract must be submitted in writing, via USPS or email to:

Kitsap Transit

Attn: Jeff Chou

60 Washington Ave, Ste. 200

Bremerton, WA 98337-1888


Kitsap Transit in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 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 bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex in consideration for an award.

RFP KT #18-597


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received by Kitsap Transit (KT) at Kitsap Transit’s Main Administration Office, Reception desk NO LATER THAN 2:00 P.M. May 4, 2018 and must be addressed as:


The Contract provides for the construction of a new eight-bay Bus Transfer Center, and 162-stall Park and Ride Lot in Bremerton, WA.  The Work includes clearing and grubbing, grading, removals, Hot Mix Asphalt and cement concrete pavement, cement concrete curb, gutter, sidewalk, curb ramps, stormwater treatment, drainage, striping, signing, landscaping, illumination and surveillance systems, erosion control measures, bus shelters, and building for drivers comfort station.  The time limit for project completion is a total of 300 working days.  

The Engineer’s opinion of probable construction cost range is $6,625,000 - $7,725,000.  This Public Works project is funded with State Regional Mobility funds, and Federal Transit Administration funds.  The Contractor will comply with all applicable requirements of Chapter 39.12 RCW.  Bids shall be submitted only on the forms provided in the Project Manual.    

A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting and site visit is scheduled for 11:00 AM on April 4, 2018 at Kitsap Transit’s Harborside Conference Room 60 Washington Ave Suite 200 Bremerton, WA.

IFB KT #18-596
Planholders List KT #18-596
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KT 17-559 Plan Holders List 

Step 2 in development, release date TBD.

Contracts Pending Award

IFB KT #18-594 Tires and Related Services

Number of Addenda: 1
Number of Bids Received: 4

Preliminary Bid Results

Apparent Low Bidder:         Goodyear          $167,927.40

Apparent 2nd Low Bidder:      Purcell (Goodyear)           $185,624.55

Apparent 3rd Low Bidder:      Alpine Tires        $192,287.33

KT #18-594 Tires and Related Services Opening Bid Log

IFB KT #17-591 M/V Finest Refurbishment

Number of Addenda: 12
Number of Bids Received: 3

Preliminary Bid Results

Apparent Low Bidder:         Nichols Brothers Boat Builders            $3,399,796.00

Apparent 2nd Low Bidder:      Foss Maritime Company                  $3,405,245.10

Apparent 3rd Low Bidder:      Lake Union Dry Dock        $3,657,199.00

KT#17-591 M/V Finest Refurbishment Opening Bid 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:


2018 Quarter


2018 Quarter

Wheaton Way Transit Center 2nd A-Float/BTC Dock Security 3rd
North Base Maintenance Facility PL 3rd POF Preventative Maintenance 3rd
BTC ADA Improvements 3rd
Georges Corner Lot Improvements 3rd

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 2018 - 2020 DBE Goal is 2.93% (PDF)

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