Big Data Pilot Project for Transportation Planning

Request For Qualification (DLAE Funded)
Agency Operations
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The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) is a voluntary association of governments. Member jurisdictions include: the County of Sacramento (including the cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Isleton, Rancho Cordova and Sacramento); the County of Yolo (including the cities of Davis, West Sacramento, Winters, and Woodland); the County of Sutter (including the cities of Live Oak and Yuba City); the County of Yuba (including the cities of Marysville and Wheatland); Placer County (including the cities of Auburn, Colfax, Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville and Town of Loomis) and El Dorado County (including the City of Placerville).

SACOG is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Sacramento, Davis and Marysville/Yuba City urbanized areas. SACOG is also the State designated Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA) for the counties of Sacramento, Yolo, Sutter and Yuba.

1. Summary

The contract for the Big Data Pilot Project for Transportation Planning will be an agreement between SACOG and the consultant. SACOG will provide contract administration services. The consultant will invoice SACOG for services rendered and SACOG will compensate the consultant for these services as set forth in the agreement. Funding for the consultant services will be provided by SACOG and Caltrans. The SACOG Board of Directors will award the contract and project deliverables will be reviewed by the SACOG Project Manager.

The maximum amount of this contract shall not exceed $600,000.

2. Background

SACOG, in partnership with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB), is exploring a cost effective approach of using big data to advance transportation planning as a proof of concept for statewide applications with multiple purposes and at different geographic levels. This work will be referred to hereafter as the “Pilot Project”. SACOG is administering the Pilot Project on behalf of Caltrans and CARB. This RFQ allows the three agencies to pool resources and expertise over the course of Pilot Project. SACOG seeks consultants to provide expertise on big data and to assist the three agencies in carrying out this Pilot Project.

The goal of the Pilot Project is to procure access to big data products and services through a licensing agreement for a period of at least twelve months for the six-county SACOG region, with direct access to the licensed data and services to each of the participating partners.

3. Contact Information

All questions concerning this RFQ must be submitted in writing via email to the Primary Contact by the deadline set forth in the "SOQ Submission Date" section and may not be considered if not received by then.

Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) will respond to questions it considers appropriate and of interest to all Applicants, but reserves the right, in its discretion, not to respond to any question. Responses will be posted on the SACOG website at Responses posted on the SACOG website become part of the RFQ upon posting. SACOG reserves the right, in its discretion, to revise responses to questions after posting, by posting the modified response.

No oral response to any Applicant question by any SACOG employee or agent shall be binding on SACOG or in any way considered to be a commitment by SACOG.

The name, address, and contact information for the RFQ Primary Contact are as follows:

Jay Mason
Procurement Officer
1415 L Street
Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 340-6223

Agency Operations

Department Head:
Erik Johnson
Deputy Executive Director of Operations

4. Timeline

These dates are estimates only and SACOG reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change this schedule. Notice of changes in any meeting date/time or location, the due date for Applicant questions, and the date for SOQ submission will be posted and updated on SACOG's website at The other dates/times listed may be changed without notice to prospective Applicants.

Release Project Date:
Dec 3, 2018
Pre-Proposal Meeting (Mandatory):
Dec 7, 2018 10:00 AM
Location:; You can also dial in using your phone. United States (Toll-free): 1 877 568 4106 United States : +1 (571) 317-3129 Access Code: 732-591-877
Question Submission Deadline:
Dec 11, 2018 3:00 PM
Question Response Deadline:
Dec 21, 2018 11:59 PM
Proposal Submission Deadline:
Jan 11, 2019 4:00 PM
Vendor Meeting Start Date:
Jan 21, 2019
Vendor Meeting End Date:
Feb 1, 2019
Contractor Selection Date:
Feb 7, 2019
Contract Execution Date:
Feb 25, 2019
Project Start Date:
Feb 26, 2019