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Operations and Maintenance of Fixed Route, Flex Route and Paratransit Services Request for Proposals

Date Posted: January 13, 2020
End Date: February 28, 2020

The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) will accept proposals from qualified vendors with requisite experience to provide the Operations and Maintenance of Fixed Route, Flex Route and Paratransit Services.   This will be a five (5) year Contract with a three (3) year option and an additional two (2) year option, totaling 10 years. All proposals must be submitted to and received by The COMET by Friday, February 28, 2020 by 10 a.m., EST.  Please reference the RFP document(s) for submission requirements.  The COMET encourages the use of recycled paper, and where practicable, printed on both sides, for all submittals. A Pre-Proposal Conference will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. EST at 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia, South Carolina.

All proposal responses should be mailed or delivered to, in accordance with the requirements in the RFP to:


ATTN: John Andoh, Contracting Officer

3613 Lucius Road

Columbia, SC 29201

If you have trouble downloading the RFP, please contact John Andoh at

If you want a perspective of the past contract with Transdev Services, Inc, or review what was discussed during the Request For Information process, please visit here. Please be mindful that this RFP does not reflect the past actions of the 2015 Contract and Proposers are strong advised to follow the instructions in the 2020 RFP.

Transit Operations and Maintenance RFP 2020
Parts Inventory
Pricing Worksheet – RFP
The COMET Routes and Schedules