Solicitation RFP RC7000/RAM

7000 Series Rapid Transit Vehicles

Status: Closed
Posted on 01/30/2009
Due on 06/19/2009


Amendment No 13 issued with a correction to the reference in Question & Answer no. 243. A revised consolidated list is also posted with the correction.

Amendment No 12 issued with Questions & Answers 12 attached. Also, a consolidated Questions & Answers list is posted.

Amendment No 11 issued with Questions & Answers 11 attached.

Amendment No 10 issued with Questions & Answers 10 attached.

Amendment No 09 issued with Questions & Answers 09 attached. Also, sample pages from a technical manual posted for information only.

Amendment No 08 issued which extends the proposal due date from May 29, 2009 to June 19, 2009. The date for receipt of questions is not extended and expired April 30, 2009. The Authority does not contemplate additional extensions.

Amendment No 07 issued with Questions & Answers 07 attached.

Amendment No 06 issued with Questions & Answers 06 attached.

Amendment Nos 04 and 05 issued with Questions & Answers 04 and 05 respectively.

Amendment No. 03 issued with Questions & Answers 03 attached.

Site tour at Greenbelt Yard held March 26 & 27, 2009. Site tour package attached below. All documents are for information only.

Amendment No. 02 issued with Questions & Answers 02 attached. As further information regarding the site visit 3/26 & 27/09, the meeting place is in the Greenbelt Yard and not the station. The address is included in the Site Visit Agenda. As part of the system overview, the Authority will discuss the general maintenance infrastructure and operations including ATC, power and track. The Authority will provide the oppotunity to ride a railcar on the system and visit a revenue station. A visit of the RAIL Operations Control Center is not planned.

Site Visit at the Greenbelt Yard is scheduled for March 26 & 27, 2009. Basic agenda attached below.

Amendment No. 01 issued March 16, 2009 in part changing the date for receipt of proposals to May 29, 2009. Questions & Answers No. 1 are attached. Also, the Authority will be conducting a site visit at our Greenbelt Yard facility March 26 and 27, 2009; additional details will be announced in the near future.

Pre-Proposal Conference held February 24, 2009. Pre-Proposal package uploaded.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Authority) solicits proposals for the new 7000 Series Railcars in accordance with RFP RC7000/RAM.

Proposals are due no later than 2:00 P.M., on Friday, April 24, 2009 to the Office of Procurement, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, PRMT File Room 3C-02, 600 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001; Attn: Mr. Ronald A. Michaelis, Office of Procurement and Material.

A pre-proposal conference will be held at 2:00 p.m. on February 24, 2009 at the WMATA, Jackson Graham Building, Lobby Level Meeting Room, 600 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, DC, 20001.

The offeror’s (transit vehicle manufacturer) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise certification that it is in compliance with 49 CFR Part 26, Section 26.49 must be provided with its proposal. Also, the offeror must complete and return Representations and Certifications which include “Buy-America” Act requirements.

RFP RC7000 is for the complete design, systems integration, manufacture, delivery, testing, and acceptance of new 7000 Series rapid transit railcars, ready for use on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s rail system. This solicitation also includes furnishing spare parts, executing a user education program, delivering special tools and test equipment, providing software and other deliverables, and executing reliability and warranty programs. The Contractor will be required to timely provide all factors of production to safely and satisfactorily furnish quality railcars as required by the solicitation.

It is envisioned that the 7000 series will be the Authority’s next generation of railcars that will improve safety and security, maximize the passenger capacity and comfort while improving the efficiency and reliability of car systems. Current and leading technology of systems including train control networks with advanced diagnostics, high performance doors, HVAC and AC propulsion systems are desired. The new 7000 series rail car will have a stainless steel fabricated shell for improved maintenance and durability, interior enhancements for added passenger comfort and will operate on the new Dulles rail line and throughout WMATA’s existing system. To take full advantage of updated trainline networks, the new 7000 cars will not operate in revenue service in consists with the existing WMATA railcars, however they will be required to couple. Also, it is envisioned that married pairs will have an A car with a full featured cab and a B car with a reduced Hostler panel for operating in yards and emergencies. For normal operation the railcars will be arranged in a minimum “Quad” A-B-B-A consist.

Please address written questions to the attention of the Contract Administrator, Mr. Ronald A. Michaelis, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Room 3C-08, 600 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 or via electronic mail at For minor clarifications he may be reached at 202-962-2717.

To qualify for an award, all vendors must be registered in the WMATA Vendors Registration System (VRS). To register, visit our website at and click on “Business with Metro” on the lower right. For registration assistance only, please call Mr. Phillip Barrett, Jr. at (202)962-1408.


RC7000 Vol 1 Contract Jan 30 2009.pdf
RC7000 Vol 2 Tech Specs 1_30_09.pdf
RC7000 Vol 3 Drawings Jan 30 2009.pdf
Pre-Proposal Package.pdf
RC7000 Amendment No 1.pdf
RC7000 Site Visit Agenda.pdf
RC7000 Amendment No 2.pdf
RC7000 Site Tour Package.pdf
RC7000 Amendment No 3.pdf
RC7000 Amendment 04.pdf
RC7000 Amendment 05.pdf
RC7000 Amendment 06.pdf
RC7000 Amendment 07.pdf
RC7000 Amendment 08.pdf
RC7000 Amendment 09.pdf
Technical Manual Sample Pages.pdf
RC7000 Amendment 10.pdf
RC7000 Amendment 11.pdf
RC7000 Amendment 12.pdf
RC7000 Amendment 13.pdf
rpt Questions Answer to Bidders RC7000 R1.pdf

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