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IFB #19-06- Engines and Transmissons QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
  1. Could you be more specific on the make and model of the engines being requested in the bid? Or provide part numbers?
BJCTA Response:             These are Ford part numbers.       2016 F550 Complete engine part number——GC3Z6007D                  2016 F550 Transmission part number——–9G3Z7000GRM                 2017 E450 Complete engine Part Number——-GC2Z6007F                 2017 E450 Transmission Part Number——–HC3Z7000A                 2018 E450 Engine Long Block Part Number——–BC3Z6006C                 2018 E450 Transmission Part Number———-HC3Z7000A                
  1. Are the engines in the front or rear of bus?
              BJCTA Response: The engines are in the front  
  1. Are you wanting turn-key engines or to have your engines re-manufactured?
               BJCTA Response:  Turn Key
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority Hires Director of Finance
Glenn Dickerson Joins the BJCTA Staff 
BIRMINGHAM, AL (February 12, 2019) – A native of Birmingham, Glenn Dickerson, joined the staff of the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) Monday as its Director of Finance. Interim Executive Director Frank T. Martin welcomed Mr. Dickerson to the team as part of one of his immediate goals of steadying the authority during his tenure.As a certified public accountant for 35 years, Mr. Dickerson says he bases his life and business principles on one word — integrity.  “Integrity embodies all the attributes that lead to success —excellence, honesty, service, charity, industry, fairness and teamwork,” said Dickerson. The position of Director of Finance is responsible for the administration of all financial and statistical information related to the authority, required by federal, state and local regulation, as well as BJCTA policies and procedures.  Dickerson will work closely with all departments in the authority to ensure that budgetary planning and controls are in place and oversee the daily activities of the finance department. During the February BJCTA Board of Directors meeting, Mr. Martin awarded employees in the finance department with certificates recognizing their commitment to the authority during the search for a permanent director.Mr. Dickerson brings a wealth of public sector experience, in addition to time spent in the oil and gas industry.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Alabama State Board of Certified Public Accountants.“We’re grateful to have Glenn joining our staff as we strive to be one of the best public transportation systems in the nation. A strong internal team leads to success in every aspect of our system and I believe Mr. Dickerson will be a welcomed addition throughout the authority as we move forward in a positive direction, for our riders, the community and our employees,” shared Interim Executive Director Martin.The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority is the public transportation leader in Central Alabama.  The Authority averages three million riders per year with more than 300 employees. For more information, visit www.maxtransit.org. ### MEDIA CONTACTS: Becci Hart | becci.hart@intermarkgroup.com | 205.776.2280 Lauren Bland | lauren.bland@intermarkgroup.com | 205.776.2301  
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Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority Names Chief of Staff
BIRMINGHAM, AL (February 14, 2019) – The Chief of Staff position at the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority has been filled by Valerie Rivers.  The newest member of the authority’s executive team, Ms. Rivers’ career has been dedicated to public service, in Birmingham and other cities. keep reading
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RFP #19-05 Transit Bus Advertising

Addendum 1. RFP 19-05


Q&A
  1. Can you please provide net revenue BJCTA received for bus advertising each of the last 5 years?
BJCTA ResponseWill Provide info  by 2/25/19
  1. Can you please provide the total advertising sales generated each of the last 5 years?
BJCTA Response:  Will Provide info by 2/25/19  
  1. What is the current revenue % share between BJCTA and vendor?
BJCTA Response: 55% of Gross Revenue  
  1. Paragraph C on page 6 states that direct apply vinyl will not be allowed on the New Flyers. Does that mean only full wrap advertising is not allowed or is it stating that all advertising options such as half wraps, king kong, super king will not be allowed on those buses and only standard kings, queens, and tail signs that secure in frames are allowed on the New Flyers?
BJCTA Response: Only standard kings, queens tail signs that secure in frames  
  1. Do all buses currently have advertising frames on them? – who owns the current set of frames
BJCTA Response: YES, BJCTA owns  
  1. Do all fixed route buses rotate routes on a daily basis or are buses assigned routes and remain on those routes for extended period of time?
BJCTA Response: Fixed route buses rotate routes on a daily basis   Please provide a list of all advertising clients, the quantity and type of advertisement, monthly revenue, and contract end date by advertiser. BJCTA Response: Not Known / 3rd Party Vendor  
  1. Will BJCTA be getting new buses during the contract period?
BJCTA Response: YES  
  1. Will advertising, including direct application and full wraps be allowed on any new buses entering the fleet?
 BJCTA Response: Not yet Determined  
  1. Paragraph P on page 12 indicates BJCTA is requiring a percentage share of no less than 65% of revenue to BJCTA. Is 65% of gross revenue a requirement or is BJCTA open to alternative bids.
  2. BJCTA Response: YES

11. Please provide the previous 3 years annual sales history by month for exterior and interior

advertising.

BJCTA Response: Please Follow:  https://maxtransit.org/public-records-request/

 

12. Please provide the previous 3 years payment history, showing the annual guarantee and the

associated revenue share over the minimum paid in each year by the current vendor.

BJCTA Response: Please Follow:  https://maxtransit.org/public-records-request/

 

13. What is the contract start date?

BJCTA Response :Around May 6, 2019

 

14. Please provide a list of scheduled advertising billings, if any, which extend beyond the current agreement.

BJCTA Response: None, the current contract will be extended due to the Evaluation and Board approval.

 

15. DBE participation is encouraged but no specific DBE goal is stated for this RFP. Please confirm there is no specific DBE percentage required.

BJCTA Response: Our goal is 10% but not required

 

16. Page 6, Section C indicates direct vinyl will not be permitted on New Flyers. Please clarify what advertising is permitted on the 42 New Flyer buses.

BJCTA Response: Inside and Outside Frames Only

17. Please provide a copy of the current agreement and any addendums between the transit agency and the current advertising vendor.

BJCTA Response: Please Follow:  https://maxtransit.org/public-records-request/

 

18. Please describe the scoring methodology used to determine the winning proposer.  Point system

BJCTA Response: Criteria is as Follows:

  1. Resposivess of Technical
  2. Experience & Qualifications
  3. References DBE
  4. Cost/Price
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Frank Martin

Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority

Martin, a transportation industry veteran, was recently hired as the interim leader for the BJCTA, coming off a year in which the public transit authority had a number of leadership changes both at the board level and in the administration.

 

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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                               CONTACT: Myrna Pittman
October 3, 2018                                                                                                    Director of Marketing
                                                                                                                                 (205) 521-7431 Office
                                                                                                                                  mpittman@bjcta.org

 

MAX Transit Announces Changes to Several Routes in November  

(BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA) On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) announced that changes would be made to several of its routes. The most impacted routes include the #3 Jefferson- Wenonah, #39 Homewood, #31 Hoover, and #42 Brookwood. “The reality is that the City of Homewood requested these route changes, and it is the BJCTA’s obligation to meet their request. We expect that these changes will be an inconvenience to our riders and sympathize with them,” said Interim Executive Director, Christopher Ruffin, Sr.

One of the most drastic changes is the elimination of route #39 Homewood. Cutting this route means there will no longer be bus service to the Walmart located on Lakeshore Drive. In addition to this, there will be less frequent trips made to Downtown Homewood, Brookwood Mall and Brookwood Hospital. These changes are set to take effect on Monday, November 5, 2018.

The BJCTA will host a series of public information meetings with the intent to discuss the changes in detail. The meeting information is listed below.   

Tuesday, October 9th – 8:00 A.M.
Homewood City Hall
2850 19th Street South
Homewood, AL 35209

Tuesday, October 9th– 5:30 P.M.
MAX Transit Administrative Offices
1801 Morris Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35203

Thursday, October 11th– 4:30 P.M.
Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce (Fire Training Room)
101 Hoyt Lane,
Mountain Brook, AL 35213
*Located on the north side of City Hall*

Tuesday, October 16th– 2:00 P.M.
MAX Transit Administrative Offices
1801 Morris Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35203


The public is encouraged to attend these meetings to gain insight and clarity on the upcoming route changes. For a complete listing of affected routes and changes visit www.maxtransit.org.

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The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) in partnership with the City of Birmingham, and the Birmingham Farmers Market has been awarded the Healthy Food Financing grant. Funded through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA), this grant will provide quality food to underserved communities in the Birmingham area.

The amount awarded through ADECA is $50,000.00. The City of Birmingham will match that amount and BJCTA will contribute $43,000.00. The complete project totals $143,000.00. The Birmingham Farmers Market will provide fresh fruits and vegetables for the project.

BJCTA competed against 19 other agencies for this opportunity. They were one of five finalists selected ultimately leading them to win the award. This is the first time the state of Alabama has received funding for this initiative.

The Farmer’s Market will be located on property near the Birmingham Intermodal Facility on the block of Morris Avenue and 16th Street North.
“We understand how important this service is to the Fairfield community. We are excited to get the buses rolling once again,” BJCTA Executive Director Barbara Murdock.
The project is expected to be complete this summer.
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