U-Pass Program Bus Pases

Procurement Number :
Bid 33-17
Division :
Posted :


BID 33-17


The H.N.S. Management Company, Inc. (d/b/a CTtransit) is a Subsidiary Corporation of First Transit Group, Inc. established as the legal entity to perform a service contract with the State of Connecticut. CTtransit is the Connecticut Department of Transportation owned bus system, which provides fixed route bus service within 53 towns in the Hartford, New Haven and Stamford metropolitan areas. An operating division is located in each of the three metro areas from which the local transit service is provided.

The purpose of this procurement is to produce U-Pass documents for bus ticket and pass documents for utilization in a Scheidt and Bachmann ticket module. Fareboxes and related equipment are installed in CTtransit buses and facilities. Prospective Bidders must demonstrate compatibility with Scheidt and Bachmann ticket modules. Such tickets and passes are deposited/inserted into the Scheidt and Bachmann Farebox System and electronically read and accepted as fare payment. The magnetic stripe is to be encoded to a GFI Genfare standard ISO 7810 ID-1. The balance of this Bid outlines the purpose and the scope of specifications that CTtransit foresees for the items requested. It is CTtransit’s intention to utilize one (1) qualified Vendor for the items requested in this procurement.



APRIL 26, 2017




10:00 AM THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017


MAY 15, 2017


2:00 PM TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017

Services shall be based on all provisions, conditions, instructions and specifications as outlined in the Bid. Forms, instructions and specifications are available from the CTtransit website (www.cttransit.com). By completing a onetime registration process on CTtransit’s website, Bidders are able to download the entire procurement package and any Addendums (Addendums will be issued on CTtransit’s website; it is the responsibility of the interested Bidder to download this information). Bidders may contact Bonnie Sheridan, Purchasing and Contracts Officer at bsheridan@cttransit.com or by calling, (860) 707-1276 for additional information or assistance with the registration process. Please include company name, address, telephone and fax number, contact name and email address in all requests.

Bids should be clearly marked “Bid #33-17 U-PASS PROGRAM BUS PASSES” in capital letters and sent to the attention of Bonnie Sheridan, Purchasing and Contracts Officer, PO Box 66, Hartford, CT 06141-0066 or 100 Leibert Road, Hartford, CT 06120 for hand delivery. It is the responsibility of the Bidder to assure that its Bid arrives at the designated location and person by the specified time stated above. Bids will be publically opened promptly at 2:00 pm on bid due date listed above.

All Prospective Bidders should be aware if they did not obtain this package from CTtransit’s website we can in no way guarantee you will receive any additional information (Addendums, etc.)

CTtransit has working relationships with the State of Connecticut and First America. Through these relationships we have the advantage of requesting the same pricing afforded on their contracts. CTtransit would expect that pricing, for the services requested, on any State of Connecticut and/or First America contract would be extended through this request for Proposal.

Issuance of this Bid notice does not commit CTtransit to award any contract. CTtransit reserves the right to waive any informalities or variations in any proposal that it deems to be immaterial, or to reject any or all, or any part of any or all proposals if such action is deemed to be in the best interest of CTtransit and/or the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT).

Bonnie Sheridan

Purchasing & Contracts Officer

An Affirmative Action - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Procurement Update :

5-11-17  Addendum #1 is available for download

All prospective proposers should be aware if they did not obtain this package from CTtransit’s purchasing department we can in no way guarantee you will receive any additional information (addendums, etc).   All prospective proposers must individually register with CTtransit.