Vendor Statement of Interest: SRTS High School Grant

Vendor

Parties interested in being selected for the initial list of eligible vendors for the Fiscal Year 2018-19 High School SRTS Grant cycle may submit the electronic Statement of Interest form (found at link to the left under "Vendor Statement of Interest") and will be considered on a rolling basis.

Alta Planning + Design (Alta) and the Center for Climate Protection (CCP), on behalf of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District), are compiling a list of pre-approved vendors to work with the Spare the Air Youth program’s High School Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Grant recipients. The High School SRTS Grant Program is intended to increase peer-to-peer encouragement for active and shared transportation options for a diverse group of students around the nine-county Bay Area.

Vendors may submit to be added to the eligible vendor list on a rolling basis for subsequent grant cycles. Approved vendors will be matched with high school groups selected through the Call for Projects, based on project type, geographic area, and applicant preference. Vendors will receive technical assistance and data collection support from the Center for Climate Protection (CCP).

Vendor Support Webinar

A support webinar for vendors was hosted on May 30th at 3pm. View a recording of the webinar below.

Selection Timetable and Eligibility

  • June 18- Closing date for vendor statement of interest.
  • July 2- Grant awards announced via email and vendors matched with grant awardees.
  • August- Kick-off event or conference call to clarify funding and reporting requirements.

An evaluation panel will review the Statements of Interest and refer the vendor list and grant awards to the MTC Spare the Air Youth project team for final approval.

Eligibility

All interested applicants — including jurisdictions, Safe Routes to School programs, non-profit organizations, school districts, and other entities — are invited to submit a Statement of Interest for this vendor list. Vendors can include groups working with youth such as public- and private-sector SRTS providers, bicycle coalitions, and other entities, who wish to work with the high school groups receiving grant funding.

Selected vendors will assist selected High School SRTS Grant recipients in planning, preparing for, and implementing education and outreach events. Work may include coordinating between school staff, students, preparing outreach materials, purchasing incentives, and other related tasks. Successful vendors are required to provide regular and timely reporting of activities and results to the Spare the Air Youth project team.

Requirements

The funding source for these competitive grants is federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) funds. All projects funded by CMAQ funds must meet certain federal fund eligibility and project delivery requirements. CMAQ restrictions on the purchase of incentive items will apply.

Selected vendors who are paired with grant recipients will enter into a subcontract with Alta Planning + Design. The following requirements follow the Spare the Air Youth Master Agreement with MTC and will determine vendor eligibility.

Minimum Insurance Coverages

View the minimum insurance coverage details.

Reporting Requirements

Funded vendors will provide monthly progress reports by the 5th of the month for each individual grant recipient they are working with. Monthly reports will provide the project number, grant recipient, school(s) involved, and will list activities conducted during the month, including dates, locations, and number of participants or attendees at events. Alta shall pay each invoice properly submitted by and due to vendor within thirty (30) days of the date of payment by MTC to Alta for Services covered by vendor’s invoice or as required by law.

Contact Us

For questions regarding the Vendor Statement of Interest, please email info@sparetheairyouth.org.

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