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Consulting Services – Radio Frequency & Fiber Optic Communication Systems

The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District is seeking sealed Proposals from qualified consultants to perform a study and evaluation of the District’s existing radio frequency and fiber optic communication systems and provide recommendations and conceptual engineering and design for the Base Communications Package for the implementation of Positive Train Control as more fully described and defined in the Proposal Packet, as prepared by the District. All Proposals must meet NICTD’s specifications as further described in the Proposal Packet.

Proposal Form Packets, including specifications, are available between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., local time, at the following location:


601 North Roeske Avenue

Michigan City, IN 46360-2669

Ph (219) 874-4221 Ext. 267

Fax (219) 872-5841


Attn: Randy Welch, Purchasing Manager

Proposal Packets are to be requested by either fax or e-mail. Your request should include the company name, address, email address, phone/fax numbers, and the individual’s name to respond to.

Proposals, in triplicate, shall be submitted in a sealed opaque envelope clearly marked: “CONSULTANT PTC SERVICES” which shall be contained within an outer shipping envelope and received at:


33 East U.S. Highway 12

Chesterton, IN 46304-3514

Attn: Purchasing Manager

Proposals will be received not later than 2:30 p.m., local time, Friday, July 15, 2011. Proposals received after the above stated time and date will be returned to the sender unopened. Should the Proposer determine that they need to protest the RFP procedure, a notice should be sent to the District’s Purchasing Manager.

NICTD has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal of ten (10) percent.  Proposers are required to make good faith efforts to meet or exceed this goal.

NICTD reserves the right to reject any and all Proposals and/or waive technical defects if, in its judgment, the interests of NICTD so require. NICTD reserves the right to accept any Proposal within 90 days after the time of the opening of the Proposals, during which time no Proposal shall be withdrawn. NICTD reserves the right to enter into negotiations with the most responsive and responsible proposer without conducting interviews with any proposer if, in its sole opinion, the best possible proposal has been received and interviews would not be productive.

Gerald R. Hanas

General Manager

(June 13, 27, 2011)