Vehicle Lubrication and Related Services

The City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services seeks certified Small Business Enterprises (SBE) Service Providers to perform routine lubrication and preventive maintenance to decrease metal-to-metal contact and wear on automated arms and hinge points on City collection vehicles.

In support of the City of Charlotte’s Charlotte Business INClusion (CBI) Program, targeted outreach efforts for this procurement opportunity and resulting contract will be directed to certified Small Business Enterprises (SBEs) within the Charlotte Combined Statistical Area.

Interested vendors are encouraged to be registered in the City’s vendor registration system and submit an application to establish itself as a certified SBE with the Charlotte Business INClusion Program prior to the Proposal due date.


UPS Equipment Upgrade (Rail-Technology Replacement)

This solicitation will be to select a a firm to perform a power study and start to replace the current commercial level UPS and inverters for all 15 communications cabinet on the Blue Line. The current UPS and inverters for all 15 communications cabinet have a life expectancy of eight years. They are at the end of life and must be replaced to prevent failures that impact the operation of communications to vital Signal and Traction Power operations. Likewise, environmental control/monitoring systems that support the communications houses has reached end of life and must be addressed to continue supporting the critical network equipment in each communications house. FY2019 – request to continue the system upgrade of the Blue Line and complete any outstanding items not covered in FY18.



Pay by Cell Phone

The City is seeking a company to provide pay-by-cellphone services for payment of the City’s on-street parking meter fees for the City’s customers. This includes all software, applications, a secure website for customers, hosting services, real-time credit card payment processing, customer instructional signage/stickers, and other services necessary for the provision of the pay-by-cellphone services.

Replacement of Financial, Budgeting, and Human Resources Systems Request for Information

The City of Charlotte is seeking Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) information from Software Providers with proven experience in the public sector for the functional areas of budget, human resources, finance, procurement, project and grant cost accounting. The City’s vision is to implement an integrated software solution to process, report, and store information; facilitate delivery of services and activities through better financial management, improved business processes and better information for decision making.
This Request for Information (RFI) is NOT intended to award a contract, rather to gain information.

Tasers and Related Equipment

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department uses tasers to restrain violent individuals when alternative restraint tactics fail, or are reasonably likely to fail, and/or where it would be unsafe for officers to approach a subject to apply restraints. A taser uses an electrical current to temporarily disrupt voluntary control of muscles causing short-term neuromuscular incapacitation.

Traffic Data Collection and Processing Services

The Charlotte Department of Transportation’s Count Program seeks a Service Provider to provide equipment to collect, process, analyze, and deliver various forms of traffic data and necessary counting equipment.

CATS Mobile Ticketing Application Services

The Scope of Work describes CATS’ minimal functional requirements for a mobile ticketing app. It is intended to be used as a general guide and is not a complete list nor description of all work necessary.  Proposers responding to this RFP are expected to be familiar with all aspects of project management. Additional requirements pertaining to this Work are stipulated in the Sample Contract included as an attachment to the RFP. Proposers are strongly encouraged to specifically review the requirements relating to ownership of work, data privacy, and data security that are included.

CATS is seeking a mobile ticketing app for its transit services. The app shall integrate with the CATS Genfare fare collection system.  In addition, the app shall support Transportation Network Companies (“TNC”s) used with First Mile / Last Mile.  The solution proposed shall provide CATS transit customers with a smart, intuitive, secure and reliable app for all CATS pass types including support for discounts and promotions. The app shall provide functionality for fare enforcement digital verification by either visual validation or handheld fare inspector mobile devices.

The Proposer will be responsible for providing, hosting, operating and maintaining the mobile ticketing app. CATS requires a turnkey solution that shall include design, testing, delivery, site preparation, installation, and assistance with associated hardware if necessary, software, communications, all system interfaces, all other system components, operations, maintenance, licenses, support and training. The look and feel of the application shall be branded by CATS and available for download on the iOS and Android app stores.

In addition, the mobile ticketing solution shall have the capacity to implement fare capping for all pass types. Customers using the mobile app would pay for passes until they cap out at the CATS day, weekly and monthly pass rates. This can provide an additional opportunity for riders to benefit from the discounts afforded to pass buyers without having to pay for a pass upfront.

Mobile Fare Payment Goals and Objectives

CATS expects to achieve the following goals with the implementation of a commercially available application based mobile fare payment system:

  1. Stimulate growth in ridership.
  2. Decrease dwell time.
  3. Increase ease of use for customers and improve rider experience.
  4. Reduce cash and lower cash handling costs.
  5. Increase access to fare products, especially for customers lacking convenient access to the CATS Transit Center or CATS retail partner locations.
  6. Increase access to pass products through fare capping, providing customers with opportunity to benefit from the discounts afforded to monthly pass buyers without having to pay for a monthly pass upfront