Bike Share RFP
What is the organizational make-up of the Tulsa Bike Share system?
Tulsa Bike Share is a not-for-profit corporation under the 501c3 of Tulsa Tough, a bicycling nonprofit organization. Tulsa Bike Share has its own board with a chairman that sets policy. It also has an Executive Director who will oversee the operations of the system, manage contracts, fundraise, etc.
If we propose a project that has multiple elements (capital and/or operating) and one of the components isn’t what the bike share board wants, can the other components still be competitive?
Yes, we encourage creativity for the competitive advantage, but we will have to make decisions based on several factors. Each component will be taken into consideration.
Will equity be taken into consideration of the system?
Yes, we are looking for ways to make the Tulsa bike share system include an equity component from the launch.
Is the program full funded for launch?
Yes, we have money and local match money for a CMAQ grant to be used for operations and capital if needed. We also have funding through multiple sponsors including the City of Tulsa for the capital.
Do you have a preference for a local vendor? Could a vendor partner with a local partner?
Yes, we encourage creative partnerships that could utilize local vendors such as a bike shops, etc. It is not required as the quality of the system is a top priority, however it has a competitive advantage.
Do you require a portion of this project to be a DBE?
No, it is not required for this system.