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Request For Proposals

Hocking Athens Perry Community Action (HAPCAP), project administrator for GoBus, is seeking competitive proposals for an operating service provider for GoBus: Rural Intercity Bus Service.

Starting operation in November 2010, GoBus uses Section 5311(f) funds to address the need for transportation in rural communities in Ohio. The project provides meaningful connections to the nation’s intercity bus network.

Currently, HAPCAP contracts with a service provider to operate the intercity fixed route general public transit system between Athens and Columbus, OH; Athens and Cincinnati, OH; Athens and Marietta, OH; Athens and Cleveland, OH; Columbus and Wooster, OH; and Columbus and Van Wert, OH. The service is currently funded primarily through the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) intercity transit program (Section 5311(f)) and in-kind match from Greyhound Lines.

In 2020, ODOT and HAPCAP will continue to support the current rural intercity bus routes. HAPCAP expects to select one or more Service Providers during the review process of this RFP. The two (2) – part RFP Application Packet can be found below.

RFP’s will be due back to HAPCAP by Friday August 9th, 2019 at 3:00 PM EST. A non-mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at the HAPCAP Glouster office on Thursday June 27th, 2019 at 11:00 AM EST (3 Cardaras Drive, Glouster, Ohio).

Proposals should be submitted electronically via the filedrop link at hapcap.org/filedrop by the August 9th, 2019 deadline listed above.

In order to receive email notifications of additional updates, documents, etc., please email the GoBus Coordinator, Claudia Bashaw, at claudia.bashaw@hapcap.org. All updates and documents will be available here on this webpage.

If you opt NOT to contact Ms. Bashaw to receive email notifications, please note that it is your responsibility to make sure you have all of the updated information and documents in order to complete the RFP Application. HAPCAP and GoBus will not be responsible for conveying the additional information or documents to you beyond posting them here on this webpage.

Download the RFP Files:

Rural Intercity Bus Service RFP Application – Part 1

Cost Proposal Summary Worksheets RFP Application – Part 2

Requested Supplemental Documents:

2019 GoBus Operating Contract

GoBus Brochure

Ohio’s Intercity Bus Needs Assessment Final Report

Pre-Proposal Meeting

GoBus Pre-Proposal Meeting Minutes

Responses to Questions & Clarifications

GoBus 2019 RFP Q & A

GoBus 2019 RFP Q & A 7.17.19 Updated

GoBus 2019 RFP Q & A Via GoBus Legal Counsel 7.25.19

GoBus 2019 RFP Q & A Via GoBus Legal Counsel 8.3.19

GoBus 2019 RFP Q & A Via GoBus Legal Counsel 8.8.19

Attachments and Examples for Questions & Clarifications Responses

2018 Extra Sections

Greyhound In-Kind Commitment Letter

2020 GoBus Blank Invoicing Sheet

Blank GoBus Monthly Log

GoBus_2019 RFP_Q&A_7.17.19-v2

Monthly Ridership Report Example-2018

Allocated Costs Breakdown Monthly Report Example

GoBus Operations Statistics Report Example


For questions, clarifications or additional information regarding the RFP after July 11th, 2019, please contact:

Gary E. Becker
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
255 E. Fifth St
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

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