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Transit Advertising on Buses, Bus Benches and Shelters

Date Posted: January 13, 2020
End Date: February 14, 2020

The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) will accept proposals from qualified

Proposers that can provide will accept proposals from qualified vendors with requisite experience

to provide advertising on transit buses, bus benches and bus shelters services. The Contract to

resulting from this RFP shall be known as the “Transit Advertising on Buses, Bus Benches and

Shelters” Contract. This is a five (5) year contract with three (5) five year options for a total of 20

years if all options were awarded.


The COMET intends to make TWO (2) separate awards for this procurement. One (1) award relates

to interior and exterior transit advertising on buses and one (1) award relates to transit bus bench

and bus shelter advertising. A PROPOSER could potentially be awarded both contracts.


If proposing bus benches, at the minimum, the Contractor must commit to installing 100

advertising benches throughout the Service Area within six (6) months of Contract signing. Each

year of the Contract, the Contractor must install a minimum of 25 benches throughout the Service

Area and 10 benches each option year throughout the Service Area.


All proposals must be submitted by Friday, February 14, 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.


There will be a pre-proposal conference for this RFP on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

at The COMET, 3613 Lucius Road, Columbia, SC 29201.


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

The COMET Transit Advertising RFP