NOTICE INVITING SEALED BIDS MOUNTAIN AREA REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY- Bus Bay Improvements at Big Bear Blvd.(IFB 20-01)

BIDS MUST BE RECEIVED BY: 10:00 a.m. on July 2, 2020
BIDS TO BE OPENED BY: 10:00 a.m. on July 2, 2020

Mountain Transit IFB 20-01 Specs 6-9-2020 (1).pdf

Mountain Transit IFB 20-01 Notice.pdf

Safety Plan – 5311 Recipients Exempt 12-2018 (1).pdf


PLACE OF BID RECEIPT:

General Manager:Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority
41939 Fox Farm Road
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority, County of San Bernardino, California, will receive up to, but not later than the time set forth above, sealed contract bids for the award of a contract for the above project. All bids shall be made on the form furnished by the Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority and shall be opened and publicly read aloud at the above stated time at the place of bid receipt identified above.

Bids must be placed in a sealed package with the project name and identification number typed or clearly printed on the lower left corner of the package.

PROJECT IDENTIFICATION NAME: Bus Bay Improvements at Big Bear Blvd. (IFB 20-01)

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Provide necessary labor, equipment and materials to remove existing curb and gutter and asphalt pavement, construct new concrete curb and gutter, concrete bus bay, concrete sidewalk, bus shelter, retaining wall, and associated work at Big Bear Blvd. (Hwy 18) at Stater Bros Markets in City of Big Bear Lake, as specified on the drawings, and in these specifications and special provisions, and as directed by the General Manager. ENGINEER’S ESTIMATE: $296,000

COMPLETION OF WORK: All work shall be completed within 30 working days following written notice to proceed from the Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority.


OBTAINING BID DOCUMENTS: Contract documents for the above referenced project may be obtained at the Office of the General Manager, Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority, Post Office Box 1501,
Crestline, California 92325, upon payment of $15.00 for each set if picked up in person, or $35.00 if mailed. Requests for mailing shall be made two weeks minimum prior to bid opening date to the Mountain
Area Regional Transit Authority at (909) 963-7200. This amount is not refundable.


BID BOND:
Each bid response shall be accompanied by the bid securities and attachments as required in Section B – Instructions to Bidders, in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount named
in the bid.

PREVAILING WAGE RATES: Pursuant to the Labor Code of the State of California, the Director of Industrial Relations has determined the general prevailing rate of wages and employer payments for health and welfare, vacation, pension and similar purposes applicable to the work to be done. The General Prevailing Wage Determinations are available at http://www.dir.ca.gov/OPRL/pwd/. The Contractor to whom the contract is awarded, and the subcontractors under him must pay not less than these rates for this area to all workers employed in the execution of this contract.


CONTRACTOR’S LICENSE: In accordance with the Provisions of California Public Contract Code Section 3300, the Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority has determined that the Contractor shall Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority – Bus Bay Improvements at Big Bear Blvd. (IFB 20-01)
Page A – 2 possess a valid Class [A] General Engineering contractor’s license at the time that the contract is awarded. Failure to possess the specified license shall render the bid as non-responsive and shall act as
a bar to award of the contract to any bidder not possessing said license at the time of award.


SUBSTITUTE SECURITIES FOR RETENTION MONEYS: In accordance with Part 5 (Section 22300), Division 2 of the Public Contract Code, a contractor may substitute securities for retention moneys withheld by a public agency to ensure performance under this contract. At the request and expense of
the contractor, securities equivalent to the amount withheld shall be deposited with the Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority, or with a state or federally chartered bank, as the escrow agent, who shall
then pay such moneys to the contractor, and upon satisfactory completion of the contract, the securities shall be returned to the Contractor.


REJECTION OF BIDS: The Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids or any parts thereof and waive any irregularities or informalities in any bid or in the bidding and to make awards in all or part in the best interest of the Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority.


WITHDRAWAL OF BID: No bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of sixty (60) days after the date set for the opening bids.


DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS REQUIREMENTS:
• No contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid proposal for a public works project unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 [with limited exceptions from this requirement for bid purposes only under Labor Code section 1771.1(a)].
• No contractor or subcontractor may be awarded a contract for public work on a public works project unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5.
• This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations.
• Contractors and subcontractors must furnish electronic certified payroll records to the Labor Commissioner for all new projects awarded.


MOUNTAIN AREA REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY
Date: June 9, 2020

The “new regular” service resumes at Mountain Transit Monday May 18, 2020.

As you re-explore the world outside your window, Mountain Transit is ready to take you there in new ways.

We are back to “new regular” service, and are serving up safe transportation. Please also continue to use caution, practice social distancing and wear a mask. Our Drivers truly appreciate your consideration of them as they continue to provide essential transportation for our Mountain Community!

Monday May 18th Mountain Transit will resume fare collection.

No passes are being sold at this time. Our offices are still closed to the public in compliance with State of California Executive Order N-29-20.

Please have exact change ready for your fare. Previously purchased passes will be honored.

For more information, call 909-878-5200 Monday through Saturday between 8am and 5pm.

Thank you for helping us keep transportation running in our mountain communities!

BUS STOP IMPROVEMENT PROJECT: Request for Qualifications (RFQ) AMENDED (2) on 6/17/20

No. 2020-001 EXTENSION

RFQ release date:                                                                      June 17, 2020

Submit questions via email to: jserrano@mountaintransit.org   June 24, 2020

RFQ completed submissions must be received by:                    July 2, 2020

The Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority, operating as Mountain Transit, is the third largest regional transit agency in San Bernardino County, California. Mountain Transit serves the San Bernardino Mountain communities of Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, Running Springs, and Big Bear Lake, providing local service for more than 163,000 passengers each year.  Our goal is to work with local jurisdictions to provide the riding public safe bus stop locations that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal and state accessibility mandates. 

Respondent/Contractor experience, skills and knowledge must include, but is not limited to: land use ordinances, pad placement, landing area design, curb and gutter removal, bus shelter removal and installation, concrete and asphalt construction, familiarization with local comprehensive plan policies and ADA compliance. Contractors must also have a wide experience working in a variety of mountain landscapes and in all aspects of cold weather conditions.

1.  Overview of the Requirement

Read Full RFQ:

5/12/20 RFQ No. 2020-001: BUS STOP IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

5/18/20 RFQ Bus stop amendment 2020-001 amendment -1

6/17/20 Amendment 2 RFQ 2020-001

6/17/20 RFQ 2020-001 Amendment 2 Public Notice

4/22/20 EMERGENCY SERVICE UPDATE: In Compliance with the Governors Executive Order…

Updated 4/22/2020: Until the Governors emergency order is lifted

Mountain Transit service will be as follows:

Big Bear Service:

  • Route 7- Big Bear Weekend Trolley Service is suspended
  • Route 3 – service will resume with a limited schedule Monday 3/30/20 until Governor’s emergency order is lifted. Route 3 will run from 7:00am until 2:00pm, Route 3 start times have been changed to accommodate the seniors early shopping hours.
  • Route 5 Big Bear Off the Mountain (OTM) service is cancelled. Essential transportation off the mountain will be considered on an individual request basis. Call (909) 878-5200 between the hours of 9am-5pm to request off the mountain service.
  • Routes 1 and 11 – Routes have reduced service between the hours of 9:30 and 4:30. 7 days a week. Limited service schedule is the 9:30-4:30 service on regular schedule

Rim Service:

  • Route 2 Update: During the Pandemic, we are changing Route 2 schedule effective Monday, March 30, 2020. Route 2 will run from 10:15am – 5:35pm, Monday thru Sunday. , Monday thru Sunday. Limited service schedule is the 10:15am – 5:35pm service on regular schedule
  • Route 4 Effective Wednesday April 8, 2020 Route 4 between Running Springs and Lake Arrowhead is suspended due to low ridership. Dial A Ride service for essential needs to work, medical care, grocery stores, pharmacies and laundromats will be available between Running Springs and Lake Arrowhead Monday – Saturday from 10:30am and 4:00pm To schedule a Dial A Ride, call 909-878-5200 9am-5pm daily
  • Route 6 RIM Off the Mountain (OTM) service is cancelled. Essential transportation off the mountain will be considered on an individual request basis. Call (909) 878-5200 between the hours of 9am-5pm to request off the mountain service.

Essential transportation off the mountain will be considered on an individual request basis. Call (909) 878-5200 between the hours of 9am-5pm to request off the mountain service.

Dial-A-Ride service will be provided for essential transportation between the hours of 7:00am and 5:00pm, 7 days a week.

Essential transportation will be to Grocery stores, Drug Stores, essential work and non-emergency medical needs. Call (909) 878-5200 between the hours of 9-5pm to request a Dial A Ride for essential transportation

All fares are suspended until April 30, 2020

Visit the Mountain Transit website for service updates mountaintransit.org

Or call (909) 878-5200 between 9:00am-5:00pm

PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICE ORDERS ALL TO WEAR FACE COVERING April 8, 2020

Effective immediately: Riders on Mountain Transit vehicles must wear face coverings that secure behind the ears or back of the head and encompass the mouth and nose. No one may board a Mountain Transit vehicle without a face covering Violation of this order is a crime punishable by up to a $1,000.00 fine or imprisonment of up to 90 days, or both. The San Bernardino County Acting Health Officers Order may be viewed at http://wp.sbcounty.gov/

Mountain Transit Service Changes due to Coronavirus

Effective Friday, March 20, 2020: 

  • Mountain Transit will suspend taking fares until April 3, 2020 

 The following service will be suspended until further notice:                 

Effective Monday 3/23/2020

  • Route 5 (Big Bear OTM) 11:00am
  • Route 6 (Crestline OTM)  8:30am
  • Big Bear DAR  will run from 5:30 am until 8:00 pm

Effective Saturday 3/21/2020  

  • Big Bear Weekend Trolley

The scheduled public meetings on 3/23/20 have been cancelled. We will reschedule for a later date which has not yet been determined. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Regarding Service Changes in the Big Bear Lake Area 3/23/20

MOUNTAIN AREA REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY

Mountain Transit will hold a public hearing regarding upcoming service changes in the Big Bear Lake Area which will go in effect on April 27, 2020.

The hearing will be held on March 23, 2020 from 2:30 PM – 3:30 pm at Mountain Transit Transfer Center/Office

Mountain Transit Transfer Center/Office

41939 Fox Farm Road

Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

2:30 P.M.-3:30 P.M.

Mountain Transit representatives will be on hand to describe service and fare changes and hear public comment for fixed routes 1, 11, 3 and 7 (Big Bear Trolley.)

All are welcome. 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Proposed service changes in RIM Area- Monday March 16, 2020 Postponed

Update 3/14/20 6:25 PM – The scheduled public meetings on 3/20/20 have been cancelled. We will reschedule for a later date which has been determined.

Mountain Transit will hold two public hearings regarding service changes in the Rim Area which are proposed to begin April 27, 2020.

These hearings will both be held on Monday March 16, 2020 in the following locations:

NEO’s Pizza House
32000 Hilltop Blvd.
Running Springs, CA
11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Higher Grounds Coffee House
23776 Lake Dr.
Crestline, CA
2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Mountain Transit Representatives will be on hand to discuss upcoming service and proposed fare changes for route 2, route 4, and Dial a Ride.

Mountain Transit will also be looking for feedback on a proposed demonstration project for a seasonal Saturday “Trolley” service between Running Springs and Lake Arrowhead Village.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority “Mountain Transit”

The Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority is applying to the State Department of Transportation for a California Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) Section 5311 Capital Grant in the amount of $560,000 for the purchase of replacement vehicles.

A public hearing is scheduled during the Mountain Transit Board of Directors Meeting on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 10:30 A.M. at Crestline/Lake Gregory Chamber of Commerce to consider public requests or testimony regarding this application.  Public comments may also be submitted and received by April 15, 2020 via email to kwentworth@mountaintransit.org or in writing to Mountain Transit, PO Box 1501, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

For information contact Karen Wentworth at (909) 878-5200.

AVISO DE AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA

Autoridad de Tránsito Regional del Área de Montaña “Mountain Transit”

La Autoridad Regional de Tránsito del Área de Montaña está solicitando al Departamento de Transporte del Estado una Subvención de Capital de la Sección 5311 para la Calidad del Aire de Mitigación de California por la cantidad de $560,000 para la compra de vehículos de reemplazo.

Se ha programado una audiencia pública durante la Reunión de la Junta Directiva de Mountain Transit el miércoles 15 de abril de 2020 a las 10:30 a.m. en Crestline/Lake Gregory Chamber of Commerce para considerar solicitudes públicas o testimonios con respecto a esta solicitud.  Los comentarios públicos también pueden enviarse y recibirse antes del 15 de abril de 2020 por correo electrónico a kwentworth@mountaintransit.org o por escrito a Mountain Transit, PO Box 1501, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Para obtener información, comuníquese con Karen Wentworth al (909) 878-5200.