KCATA's Unsolicited Proposals Policy
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:
- Be innovative and practical;
- Have potential to significantly reduce KCATA operating and/or capital expenses for a service the KCATA currently provides, or for a new service, including services for our customers (i.e. information about the KCATA’s service status) which the KCATA could provide;
- Be independently originated and developed by the proposer;
- Be prepared without KCATA supervision, endorsement, direction, or direct involvement; and
- Contain sufficient details regarding the benefits for the KCATA’s mission and responsibilities.
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