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MCTS Available Bids and RFPs

Active MCTS Bid and RFPs are detailed in the chart below.  Suppliers can view and respond to those Bids and RFPs on the Bonfire platform

Bid/RFP Name
Bid/RFP Number
Description
Due Date
PUBLIC SAFETY VEHICLES
3/6/2024
2:00 PM
STRATEGIC PLANNING
3/11/2024
2:00 PM

MCTS Protest Procedures:

Protests to Responsiveness Determination

If an Offeror is deemed non-responsive to an RFP/RFQ, the RFP/RFQ Administrator will inform the Offeror of such determination via email, detailing the reason(s) for the determination. The email will be sent to the individual signing the RFP or RFQ submission.  If a Bidder is deemed to be non-responsive to a Bid, the Purchasing Agent will inform Bidders of such determination in the Notice of Intent to Award, sent to the individual signing the Bid response.

The Offeror or Bidder must submit any protest from a determination of non-responsiveness within 3 days (to the hour) of the issuance the email regarding the non-responsiveness determination.  The protest must be in writing, specifically state the reason for the protest, and be delivered via email to the individual signing the document (the RFP/RFQ Administrator or Purchasing Agent) and to the Procurement Director (jaguadoware@mcts.org).

The Procurement Director or their designee shall review protest(s) and issue a decision as soon as practicable.  The Procurement Director or their designee shall affirm, reverse or modify the underlying decision.  The decision of the Procurement Director is final and cannot be appealed.

Protests to Notice of Intent to Award

Protests concerning the Notice of Intent to Award must be submitted within 3 days (to the hour) of the issuance of the Notice of Intent to Award.  The Notice of Intent to Award is sent via email to the individual signing the submission documents on behalf of the Offeror/Bidder; all Offerors/Bidders will be sent a Notice of Intent to Award.  The 3 days will run from the date and time stamp on the sent email.

The Procurement Director or their designee shall review the protest and notify the protestor of a decision in writing via email within 5 days of receipt of the protest if possible, or as soon as practicable if not possible.  In the event the Procurement Director is also the RFP Administrator, the CFO or other designee will review and decide the protest.  No contract shall be awarded while a protest is pending.  A protest that is untimely or fails to clearly state the reason for said protest shall be invalid.  The decision of invalidity of a protest is final and cannot be appealed.  The substantive decision of the Notice of Intent to Award may be appealed as set forth herein. 

Purchasing Appeals Committee

A Purchasing Appeals Committee comprised of three members shall hear any appeal of a Notice of Intent to Award only.  A representative of Milwaukee Transport Service’s Corporate Legal Counsel shall be on the committee.  The Procurement Director shall be a technical advisor to the Committee.

Appeal of Protests to Award

Protests of a Notice of Intent to Award shall be made to the Purchasing Appeals Committee by emailing a written request to the Purchasing Director (jaguadoware@mcts.org) within 3 Days (to the hour) of issuance of the decision on the Protest of Notice of Intent to Award, as reflected on the date and time stamp on email responding to the Protest of the Notice of Intent to Award.

The email shall clearly state the grounds upon which the protest is based and clearly request an Appellate Hearing.  No contract shall be awarded until the final disposition of the protest.

The Chairperson of the Purchasing Appeals Committee or their designee shall notify all all interested persons of the time and place of the Appeal Hearing.  The Purchasing Appeals Committee shall affirm, reverse or modify the decision of the Procurement Director’s and the final Administrative decision.  Decisions shall be made with 10 Days of the appeal, if possible, or as soon as practicable if not possible.