Unsolicited Proposals

KCATA's Unsolicited Proposals Policy

Unsolicited Proposal Form [PDF] - KCATA's Unsolicited Proposal Policy [PDF]

KCATA is open for business and we want to hear from you. We encourage innovators, civic hackers, programmers, and other businesses to share ideas and concepts through our unsolicited proposal process.

What is an Unsolicited Proposal?

An unsolicited proposal is a written offer that is submitted to the KCATA for the purpose of developing a partnership or concept which is not in response to a current procurement solicitation.

An unsolicited proposal meets the following characteristics:

In short, an unsolicited proposal is a concept that uses innovative but efficient solutions to offer added value, lower operating expenses and/or avoided capital expenses to our regional transportation system.

An unsolicited proposal is not an offer or alternative for property or services that the KCATA is currently procuring through competitive methods. An unsolicited proposal is not a policy or operating procedure recommendation.

Who Should Submit?

The KCATA welcomes proposals from any vendor with technical and financial resources to provide the services proposed or the ability to contract with the KCATA and/or serve as a partner in a contract resulting from the adoption of the proposal. The KCATA encourages and welcomes innovative submissions from private sector businesses (including startups and small businesses), labor unions, municipalities, academic institutions, philanthropic foundations and non-profit organizations.

Submitting an Innovation Proposal – Concept Submission

Unsolicited Proposal Form [PDF] - KCATA's Unsolicited Proposal Policy [PDF]

All Conceptual Proposals shall be submitted to the KCATA by email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) using the submittal form. The KCATA will log the proposal and within three business days transfer it to the evaluation team for assessment of technical and/or financial merit. A review process will be completed within 60 days of acknowledgement, whereupon the proposer will be notified of the KCATA’s decision. The KCATA may request more detailed information for the proposer as a component of the evaluative process. After a full review, the KCATA will decide whether to forego the proposal, to proceed to a sole source agreement, to test a pilot program, or to pursue a competitive solicitation based upon the proposal.