Proposed solutions will identify how biking and walking counts will be collected and describe the approach for training and support needed to successfully launch a regional active transportation counts program. Vendors may propose ways to count active transportation users in one, two, three, or all the described facilities and monitoring periods. SACOG reserves the right to contract with multiple vendors.
Definition of location types
The following are examples of location types in the SACOG region where the proposed solution will be used.
Definition of monitoring periods
Proposed solutions will discuss the following topics areas:
Identify the type of facility (or facilities) and monitoring period your proposed solution is well-suited for.
Explain how the equipment, technology, or procedural innovation has been used successfully in other similar efforts.
Include information on accuracy and timeliness of available data collected.
Discuss the following characteristics of the proposed solution
Break out estimated costs, as applicable, for equipment, data service, maintenance plan, and/or software updates for accurate data collection over a minimum of two years.
Identify all applicable methods/options and associated costs for data extraction from the collection site. Examples of applicable methods include but are not limited to site visits to physically download data, data collection subscription services, wi-fi, cellular connections.
The selected proposal(s) may also be used by participating agencies other than SACOG. Identify the costs associated with offering services and equipment to other agencies and if any different terms and conditions would apply if other agencies were to utilize the services offered to SACOG. The desire is to provide an option for other agencies to participate and obtain the equipment/services at either the same or similar costs.
Provide a training plan and associated materials.
Describe the level of support made available for successfully launching the project and during the use of the equipment or for the length of the software agreement.
Describe how the proposed solution is vandalism-resistant and theft-resistant.
Describe how the proposed solution will function in Sacramento weather conditions, singularly and in any combination:
Describe battery life and conditions that would impact battery life, or alternate power source needs.
Identify the installation method and describe any needed infrastructure or housing to support accurate data collection.
Discuss how equipment and/or software upgrades would be handled over a minimum two-year period and how upgrades are conducted.
As described in the "Introduction" section of the scope of work, SACOG wants to count people biking and walking on in-roadway facilities and off-road active transportation facilities for short-term or long-term periods.
Refer to the attached tables for minimum and preferred requirements of the proposed solution(s).