Request for Proposals: National Conference Planning, Logistics, and On-Site Management

The Neponset Valley Transportation Management Association (NVTMA) of Woburn, MA is under contract with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to manage the National Rural Transit Assistance Program (National RTAP). National RTAP provides training and technical assistance products and services to rural and tribal transit operators and state departments of transportation nationwide. National RTAP hosts a biennial conference and the next is to be held in 2019.

National RTAP is requesting proposals from interested and qualified firms or individuals to assist with planning, logistics, and on-site management of the 4th National RTAP Technical Assistance Conference, sponsored by National RTAP and FTA, to be held in Portland, Oregon on September 15-18, 2019. 

RFP Documents and Deadline

The full, downloadable request for proposals (RFP), is available via the following Dropbox folder: National RTAP 2019 Conference Admin RFP. Any future related documents will be posted to that folder as well.

Proposals must be received electronically by 5:00pm ET on Friday, September 28, 2018. Proposals should be sent to Robin Phillips, National RTAP Executive Director, at

Pre-Proposal Call

Proposers may submit any questions related to this solicitation to by Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Answers to questions will be provided to all potential proposers in a conference call at 2:00pm ET on Thursday, September 6, 2018. Call information: Phone Number: 800-536-8982, Access Code: 8951100. 

Participation in the call is not mandatory; answers to questions will be sent via email to all potential proposers who have received a copy of the RFP and will be posted to the Dropbox folder after the call.