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					RFP 1114ZCSA STUDENT TRANSPORTATION QUESTIONS & ANSWERS



  1. Since we currently have the 16 passengers vehicles I would like to know the total # of
     transit buses we need.

             UCF Answer: 29 perimeter seating shuttles, 3 over the road (forward facing
             shuttles) for a total of 32 shuttles.

  2. Is there a specific name and brand of bus that is required?

             UCF Answer: No. The Passport-HD manufactured by ElDorado National and the
             Allstar XL series manufactured by Starcraft were suggestions of bus styles,
             which may be considered for this bid. UCF is open to other options.

  3. Do we have to be a large firm to participate?

             UCF Answer: No.

  4. I would like to just confirm that the information in Paragraph 2.21 is correct as stated and
     any contract resulting from this RFP will commence on January 1, 2014 and not January 1,
     2013.

             UCF Answer: January 1, 2014

  5. Can you please confirm the correct commencement date?

             UCF Answer: Service start date will be on or about January 6, 2014.

  6. Is there a previous award sheet? If so, can it be provided?

             UCF Answer: Please see question number 22.

  7. What is the current budget for the said services; and

             UCF Answer: Approximately $6 million.

  8. What is proposed budget; and

             UCF Answer: TBD

  9. What are the population trends over the last five (5) years … ridership; and
            UCF Answer: The ridership trend of the last five years averages a 4% increase.

10. What are the projected trends over the next five (5) years … ridership; and lastly,

            UCF Answer: The ridership trend is projected at 3% - 4% increase per year.

11. What is the Capital Improvements/Investment Plan for the Campus for the next five (5)
    years?

            UCF Answer: Refer to UCF Campus Master Plan
            http://www.fp.ucf.edu/mp2010/

12. Please clarify the exact type of vehicles UCF would like contractors to provide pricing. With
    so many different options, to ensure a level playing field, we respectfully request additional
    clarification for each specific route including:
        a. On campus routes
        b. Off campus routes
        c. Rosen and Health Center Routes

            UCF Answer:
            a) 4 shuttles -16 passenger, and allow for standees
            b) 29 shuttles -32 passenger, perimeter seating and allow for standees
            c) 2 shuttles -32 passenger, forward facing seats (Rosen College of
               Hospitality)
               1 shuttle 32 passenger, forward facing seats (Health Sciences Campus)

13. Specific type and configuration of either transit style, over the road coaches, or other type of
    vehicle.
             UCF Answer: Transit style or over the road shuttles are acceptable.

14. Please clarify the total hours and miles include deadhead and remote campus location.

            UCF Answer: Spring semester: 484 hours (90 class days), Summer semester:
            450 hours (54 class days), Fall semester: 484 hours (76 class days). The
            estimated annual class days is 220. The above reflects service hours only.
            Deadhead and remote campus location are not estimated in the above hours.



15. Please clarify if UCF will consider a fuel escalation clause (or de-escalation clause) and
    indexing of future fuel costs.

            UCF Answer: Yes.
16. Please clarify if there is a Good Faith Effort for DBE vendors.

            UCF Answer: There is no good faith effort required for this acquisition,
            however we strongly desire our partners to use diverse vendors whenever
            possible.

17. Please clarify the “university experience” of potential contractors.
            UCF Answer: University experience includes service provided in any
            university setting within the Continental USA.

18. Please provide any information available regarding existing Coach USA operators and
    whether UCF expects the new contractor to hire existing staff.

            UCF Answer: No.

19. Please provide any available information regarding wages, seniority and benefits associated
    with the existing contractor (if available).

            UCF Answer: Not Available

20. Please clarify whether the university or the contractor shall provide pricing for:
        a. AVL/GPS systems
        b. Real Time vehicle arrival information
        c. Passenger counters
        d. Stop annunciators
        e. Radios

            UCF Answer: Contractor to provide pricing for the above.

21. Please clarify the UCF pricing forms to ensure all vendors bid the same service and
    equipment requirements.

            UCF Answer: See revised pricing sheet (Appendix V) on Purchasing’s website
            http://www.purchasing.ucf.edu/bids/index.asp navigations Solicitations; RFP
            1114ZCSA Student Transportation Services; Appendix V

22. Please provide the UCF existing contract with the current provider of transportation
    services (Coach USA).

            UCF Answer: Yes, the existing contract along with the award tabulation sheet
            Agreement and modifications for present transportation services are located
            at http://www.purchasing.ucf.edu/bids/index.asp navigations Solicitations;
            RFP 1114ZCSA Student Transportation Services; Agreement, modifications
            and tabulations
23. Please provide the number of annual charter service (on average) that will be required of
    the contractor.

            UCF Answer: We may recommend charter service for requesting parties, i.e.
            other UCF departments, in which pricing and billing will be separate from this
            contract.

24. Please clarify the “8 electronic copies “ of the proposal; CD, Flash drives, etc.

            UCF Answer: Electronic copies of the proposals can be submitted on CD, or
            flash drives/jump drives, etc.

25. The evaluation criteria “other requirements.” Are there specific bonding requirements, i.e.,
    performance, payment, etc.

            UCF Answer: None under “other requirements”.
            The below clauses shall be inserted into the RFP as conditions and
            requirements 2.50 Payment and Performance Bonds

            (a) Any contractor contracting with the University to provide commodities,
            services or commodities which include installation, are required to furnish a
            payment and performance bond, with good and sufficient securities, to the
            University prior to the issuance of the contract. Bonds shall be furnished
            within 7 business days after notice of award.

            (b) The bond or security must be in an amount equal to 100% of the response
            submitted to the competitive solicitation. Bond or surety can be in the form of
            a certified, cashier’s or treasurer’s check, bank draft, or bond.



    A list of requests for clarification and/or approval to allow the ElDorado EZ Rider II and
    Goshen 16 passenger vehicles to be competitively proposed. The following questions 26 to
    40 are broken down into two categories to reflect the two different vehicles specified in the
    RFP.

    Larger Transit Bus
26. Section 5 Equipment Requirements
    Sec. 5 Sub A. – While the specification does not specify a low floor transit bus, request is
    made to enhance the specification to specify what has become a transit industry standard
    low floor configuration. Low floor transit buses provide the ease of one step boarding and
    alighting which allows for shorter dwell times at each stop and a more efficient operation.
   Another consideration is that low floor buses can be equipped with accessible ramps
   instead of cumbersome, time consuming wheelchair lifts. Ramps have also proven to be
   more reliable and are easier to operate manually, if necessary. Finally, the incident of
   passenger injury during the boarding/egress process is dramatically reduced with
   utilization of a low floor bus design. Our request is to require low floor transit buses.

           UCF Answer: Low floor or high floor shuttles should be considered for this
           proposal.

27. Sec 5 Sub A. – During the pre-bid meeting the question was raised relative to minimum seat
    capacity and wheelchair tiedown positions. Request is made to clarify seat capacity as a
    minimum of 32 seated passengers which can be reduced by three passengers for each
    wheelchair tiedown position. In other words: minimum 32 passengers without wheelchairs
    on board or a minimum of 26 passengers with two wheelchairs on board. See proposed
    attached seat layouts for maximum available seating in each configuration.

           UCF Answer: The above statement is correct.

28. Sec 5 Sub A. Sub 2 Sub c. – As it relates to the requirement for forward facing seats for the
    Health Services and Rosen Campus, request clarification that seats over any wheel wells can
    be aisle facing as necessary.

           UCF Answer: Yes, if a low floor shuttle is proposed.

29. Sec 5 Sub A. Sub 2 Sub i. – Request clarification as to location of electronic message signs.
    Typical locations are front, (above the windshield) and curb-side, (rear of the front door).

           UCF Answer: The above statement is correct.

30. Sec 5 Sub A. Sub 2 Sub j. – As raised at the pre-bid meeting, air conditioning compressors on
    larger transit buses are significantly larger that only one compressor is required. Please
    delete the requirement for two compressors if air conditioning capacity with a single unit
    exceeds a 95,000 BTU ASHRAE rating.

           UCF Answer: One or two compressors may be used as long as meets and or
           exceeds the BTU rating.

31. Sec 5 Sub A. Sub 2 Sub o. Sub 1 – Request approval to supply side sash with minimum
    dimensions of 30” w. by 30” h. for fixed side windows and 42" w. by 30" h. for egress
    windows.

           UCF Answer: This request can be an option if proposed.
32. Sec 5 Sub A. Sub 2 Sub o. Sub 3. Sub a) and b) – Request approval to supply a roof mounted
    emergency escape hatch. This hatch is in lieu of the rear emergency egress window or rear
    emergency door in their entirety. The aforementioned roof mounted emergency escape
    hatch along with the standard side emergency escape windows allows our bus to meet
    FMVSS 217 for emergency egress. The front and center exit doors also have emergency
    release mechanisms. Note, this design is the transit/heavy-duty shuttle bus industry
    standard.

           UCF Answer: This request can be an option if proposed.

33. Sec 5 Sub A. Sub 2 Sub p. Sub 2 – Request approval to supply either outward opening doors
    or the transit bus industry standard, heavy-duty slide/glide inward opening doors. The
    entrance door in the front can sometimes become a hazard opening outward into waiting
    passengers or engaging a tall curb or road sign.

           UCF Answer: This request can be an option if proposed.

34. Sec 5 Sub A. Sub 2 Sub p. Sub 3 – Door heights are typically at a minimum of 78” on transit
    buses. Request clarification that the glass window in each door panel be the maximum
    height possible but no less than 75% of the door height. Also, two tempered safety glass
    panels may be provided for each door pane, (upper and lower glass). Please approve.
    Sec 5 Sub A. Sub 2 Sub p. Sub 4 – Standard door heights for transit buses are a minimum of
    78” and to provide access for wheelchairs which is usually a minimum of 34” clear opening,
    measured between door-mounted handrails. Request specification be changed to allow
    these dimensions.

           UCF Answer: This request can be an option if proposed.

35. Sec 5 Sub A. Sub 2 Sub r. Sub 3 – Request approval to allow a single master switch for
    passenger compartment climate control that would provide heat or air conditioning based
    on the temperature setting of the bus. Also a separate dash mounted HVAC control switch is
    provided, dedicated to the driver's compartment.

           UCF Answer: This request can be an option if proposed.

36. Sec 5 Sub A. Sub 2 Sub u. – Transit industry testing is accomplished by the requirements of
    Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act also known as the Altoona
    Test. However, transit buses have not been required nor tested to meet the FMVSS 221
    School Bus Body Joint Strength requirement. Whereas this is a school bus body
    requirement, it is not applicable for commercial shuttle buses. Request is made that this
    requirement be deleted.
           UCF Answer: Any shuttle being proposed that does not require the above
           testing standards will be exempt from the requirement.

37. Sec 5 Sub A. Sub 2 Sub z. – A wheelchair ramp will be provided in lieu of a wheelchair lift on
    low-floor buses. The use of a wheelchair ramp equipped lowfloor bus has become the
    university shuttle industry-standard. Please approve the use of a wheelchair ramp in lieu of
    a wheelchair lift.

           UCF Answer: This request can be an option if proposed.

   16 Passenger Bus

38. Sec 5 Sub A Sub 2 Sub s – Request that the dual braking system be deleted for the 16
    passenger vehicle as this type of vehicle has hydraulic brakes in a single system. The dual
    braking system is designed for air brake equipped buses to meet FMVSS 121.

           UCF Answer: UCF accepts.

39. Sec 5 Sub A Sub 2 Sub u – The 16 passenger vehicle for a transit application would not be
    designed to meet the FMVSS 221 School Bus Body Joint Strength Test. Transit industry
    testing is accomplished by the requirements of Surface Transportation and Uniform
    Relocation Assistance Act also known as the Altoona Test. This vehicle would have been
    tested to that requirement. Request is made to delete the FMVSS 221 requirement.

           UCF Answer: Any shuttle being proposed that does not require the above
           testing standards will be exempt from the requirement.

40. During the Pre-Bid your folks had mentioned an Eldorado National medium duty bus as a
    possible choice. In many ways the Gillig Low Floor bus offers an even better choice as it's a
    heavy duty bus like the LYNX buses that currently service your campus. I just wanted to see
    if your folks liked the option before I offered it as an alternative to the companies that are
    bidding on the work.

           UCF Answer: Optional.

41. According to section 5.A.1. of the UCF 1114ZCSA student transportation RFP: "Each bus
    shall be equipped with a GPS tracking device that communicates the location of buses in
    real time. Each bus shall be equipped with an electronic passenger counting system. UCF
    may make recommendations for these providers. Proposers will be responsible for
    providing a credible GPS system subject to UCF’s approval. Proposals should reflect costs
    with and without the GPS system."

           UCF Answer: Statement is correct.
42. The RFP also states that this is 5% of the total bid evaluation.

            UCF Answer: Statement is correct.

43. We would like to know if there any plans to have WiFi or to require other broadband
    connections (for live viewing of a DVR, etc.) on the bus in the near future as well? There is
    equipment available with a narrowband cellular connection that can only send GPS
    coordinates, or there are broadband systems (such as those from WAAV) which can provide
    GPS coordinates as well as being ready for WiFi or live camera integration in the future. Any
    comments you could make in this area would be appreciated.

            UCF Answer: Presently, there are no plans to have Wi-Fi. See section 10
            subsection F of the RFP for camera requirements.

44. Do you prefer an APC (automatic people counter) for knowing how many people get on/off
    the bus at each stop in aggregate? Or would you like know the specifics of each ride/rider
    (where each rider gets on and off, how often they ride, etc.)? The latter would require the
    use of an RFID card reader for riding the bus, while the former would not (just showing an
    ID to get on the bus). Do current student IDs incorporate RFID, could they be used, and if so
    could you tell us which kind of device this is?

            UCF Answer: UCF requires an APC which determines how many people get
            on/off the bus at each stop in aggregate.

45. We are seeking clarification regarding the requirements to receive the 20 points allocated
    to “Experience and Qualifications”. On page 11: Table A – Evaluation of Responses: Item 1,
    the Request for Proposal (“RFP”) states: “Proposal’s record of performance in providing
    transportation services to students residing in, on and off-campus college/university
    housing facilities”. Then on page 24; paragraph 3.2.4 – Experience and Qualifications, the
    RFP states: “The proposer should demonstrate proven success in providing transportation
    operations and management services in the university environment”. Paragraph 1.2.A
    states: “UCF intends to award a contract or contracts resulting from this solicitation to be
    responsible offeror(s) whose proposal represents the best value after evaluation in
    accordance with the criteria in this solicitation”.

            UCF Answer: See revised Appendix I (Evaluation Scoring Sheet) on
            Purchasing’s website.

46. While all these statements are consistent, the end result appears to exclude the award of
    “Experience and Qualification” points to an operator like us who actually has the longest
    record of successful operations in Central Florida, owns and operates the largest fleet in
    Central Florida and has the following relevant experience:
       a. Own and operate a 17 vehicle public trolley operation that serves approximately
          2,000,000 annual riders.
       b. Own and operate a private shuttle bus operation utilizing 50-80 buses per day
          connecting Orlando International Airport to all the Disney resorts. This operation
          provides about 4.5 million annual passenger trips.
       c. Own and operate a private shuttle bus operation utilizing 12 buses connecting seven
          Lake Buena Vista resorts to the four Disney theme parks.

           UCF Answer: See revised Appendix I (Evaluation Scoring Sheet) on
           Purchasing’s website.

47. The question is whether or not a proposer could present other operational and customer
    service experience that would result in an award of 20 points for Experience without having
    direct experience providing shuttle services to college students in a college housing
    environment?

           UCF Answer: See revised Appendix I (Evaluation Scoring Sheet) on
           Purchasing’s website.

48. In Table A – Page 11 – Evaluation of Proposals, we did not see if the financial strength or
    financial history of the organization was a component of the evaluation process. However,
    sub-paragraph I of Section 3.2.5 – Equipment Requirements requires the operator to “make
    available” a copy of its annual financial report. With a 6.5 year contract and the
    commitment to purchase over 40 vehicles, we would have expected finances to be an
    evaluation component.
        a. Will the financial strength or financial history of a bidder be considered during the
            evaluation?

          UCF Answer: Yes, financial strength and history will be considered.

       b. What type of weighting will be given to financial strength and stability?

          UCF Answer: None given.

49. Section 3.2.5. Equipment Requirements, sub-paragraph C. (spare equipment).
        a. The requirement is for the spare equipment to be no older than 3 years. Is that 3
            years at the start of the contract or 3 years any time during the contract?

           UCF Answer: Spare shuttles must not be older than 3 years from the date the
           replacement shuttle is placed into service.

       b. A normal deadline (out-of-service) for a properly managed transportation operation
          is 4%-8%. The RFP requires 20% spares. This level of spare equipment seems
          excessive and may result in unnecessarily inflated costs. Is there any flexibility with
          regard to the required number of spare units?
           UCF Answer: Minimum of four shuttles will be considered for spares, which
           includes two forward facing and two perimeter seating shuttles.

       c. Is the required spare equipment calculation expected to be 20% of each of the three
          (3) vehicle types or can one vehicle type of an equal or greater capacity substitute
          for all the vehicle types?

           UCF Answer: Minimum of four shuttles will be considered for spares, which
           includes two forward facing and two perimeter seating shuttles.

50. Section 3.2.5 Equipment Requirements, sub-paragraph E. Does the requirement that the
    buses cannot be used for other purposes apply to weekends and other times classes are not
    in session?

           UCF Answer: Yes, unless it is a charter service for another UCF department.

51. Section 3.2.6 Maintenance and General Appearance, sub-paragraph A. Who is responsible
    for the cost of the development and application of the decals to be placed on the buses?

           UCF Answer: UCF Department of Parking and Transportation Services.

   Questions Related Specifically to the Equipment/Buses

52. Section 3.2.5.A.2.e. Is the 32 passenger requirement with or without one or two wheelchair
    passengers?

           UCF Answer: The 32 passenger shuttle is without the wheelchair(s).

53. Section 3.2.5.A.2.f. requires that the Contractor utilize UCF frequencies in addition to the
    Contractors radio dispatching frequencies. Can the contractor provide UCF access to their
    radio frequencies in lieu of operating on UCF frequencies?

           UCF Answer: Optional if desired by proposer.

54. Section 3.2.5.A.2. o. requires compliance with FMVSS 217. 3.2.5.A.2.o.3.a) Specifies a rear
    hinged emergency window or door and 3.2.5.A.2.o.3.b) requires a rear emergency door. Will
    UCF accept a vehicle with emergency exits that satisfy FMVSS 217 but does not necessarily
    include the referenced rear emergency window and/or door?

           UCF Answer: Yes, optional.

55. Section 3.2.5.A.2.o.1. specifies windows of a 36” x 36” dimension. Will UCF accept
    equipment proposals with windows of a similar but not the exact dimension specified?
           UCF Answer: Yes, optional.

56. Section 3.2.5.A.2.u. Requires proposers certify compliance with FMVSS 221 and 220.
    3.2.5.A.2.aa. requires vehicles satisfy STURAA 10 year/350,000 mile bus criteria. Will UCF
    drop the FMSS 221 and 220 school bus certification compliance requirement and defer to
    the STURAA 10 year/350,000 mile qualification?

           UCF Answer: Any shuttle being proposed that does not require the above
           testing standards will be exempt from the requirement.

57. Section 3.2.5.A.1 requires each bus to be equipped with a GPS tracking device and electronic
    passenger counting. Our notes from the April 2, 2012 Pre-Proposal Conference indicate that
    UCF owns the existing GPS arrival prediction equipment from ETA Transit Systems that is in
    the buses currently serving the students.
        a. Does UCF intent to abandon the existing equipment and have proposers include a
            new system in their quote?

           UCF Answer: Yes.

       b. Will UCF make the present equipment available for purchase by the future provider;
          and if so, what would the price be for the current equipment?

           UCF Answer: No.

       c. Does UCF intend to provide next bus arrival information message boards at bus
          stops within the contract term?

           UCF Answer: No.

58. Any specific areas UCF would like contractors to elaborate on under “innovative ideas”
    from past experience with previous service?

           UCF Answer: Cost cutting measures, quality of service, alternative fuels, and
           equipment storage within close proximity to the University.

59. Will UCF be receptive to the contractor using said vehicles for other charter work when not
    in use for UCF work?

            UCF Answer: No.

60. Are there any specific areas in marketing and public relations that UCF would like to see
    more of or improve upon?
            UCF Answer: Provide incentives or innovative ways to increase ridership.

61. Are seat belts a mandatory option?

            UCF Answer: No passenger seat belts are required, however, the driver and
            disabled seat belts/tie downs are necessary.

62. Will Altoona testing certifications typical of transit coaches suffice for the school bus
    certification requirements?

            UCF Answer: Yes.

63. Please provide the total number of annual revenue hours proposers should base their bid
    on.

            UCF Answer: Spring semester:            43,560 hours

                            Summer semester:        24,300 hours

                            Fall semester:          36,784 hours

                            Total annual hours: 104,644



64. Please provide the total number of annual revenue miles proposers should base their bid
    on.

            UCF Answer: Information not available.

65. Please provide a list of days that service will not be provided or any days that reduced
    schedules will be in operation.

            UCF Answers: Service operates on class days only, approximately 220 days.
            Reduced schedule reflected in question number 63 above.

66. Please provide running times, headway sheets and public schedules for all routes that
    proposers should base their bids on.

            UCF Answers: Visit www.parking.ucf.edu/shuttles for a listing of running
            times for Rosen and Health Science Campuses. Remainder of service is based
            on 15 minute headways.

67. Does UCF anticipate any reductions or increases in service during the term of the contract?

            UCF Answers: Yes. TBD.

68. Pricing pages include a column for a price per hour and total for each route. The initial term
    of the contract is from January 2014- June 30, 2020. Because factors such as fuel, health
   insurance and an aging fleet tend to increases costs during out years of a contract, how
   should proposers expect to negotiate for pricing after the first 12 months of the initial term?
   Does the University expect to receive a flat hourly rate for the entire 56 month term?

           UCF Answer: No, there is no negotiation of prices after the first 12 months.
           However, considering the factors above, proposers should build in an
           escalation clause. Yes, a flat hourly rate is expected.

69. How will pricing for the option years be negotiated?

           UCF Answer: TBD via renegotiation if contract is extended.

70. Section 2.10 states that proposals shall be valid for 24 months after submission date. Does
    this include pricing?

           UCF Answer: Yes.

71. Parking (pg 15 section 2.16) Will the selected service contractor qualify for special Vendor
    Parking Permits with the following rights:

                i. Ability to park in bus zones for shift relief

           UCF Answer: No vendor permits will be required for shift relief.

               ii. Ability to park in restricted zones in the event of responding to an
                   emergency incident.

           UCF Answer: No vendor permit required for restricted zones.

               iii. Park in areas to allow for adequate time checks for schedule adherence
                    requirements as stated on pg 33 sec I.3

            UCF Answer: No vendor permit required.

72. Please provide prices for parking permits that proposers will be responsible for.

           UCF Answer: Vendor permits cost $510/year.

73. Equipment Requirements Section 5 A, Subsection 2.E.2 (Hands- Free two-way mobile
    radio). Please confirm that drivers are to wear ear piece devices while driving to satisfy the
    hands free requirement.

           UCF Answer: Exception, two way radios do not have to be hands free.

74. Section 5 C states that a 20% spare ratio is required. Typical fixed route service requires a
    15% spare ratio. Would the University consider changing this requirement?

           UCF Answer: Minimum of four shuttles will be considered for spares, which
           includes two forward facing and two perimeter seating shuttles.
75. In Section 5 A the RFP states “Of the total, four buses should have the capacity of
    transporting up to a maximum of sixteen passengers per load, plus standees”. Are these
    vehicles also required to have 2 doors? Are these vehicles required to be ADA accessible?

           UCF Answer: The 16 passenger shuttles are not required to have two doors,
           but are required to be ADA accessible.

76. Please indicate which routes does the University anticipate operating with these smaller
    vehicles?

           UCF Answer: On campus Black and Gold routes require four 16 passenger
           shuttles plus standees.

77. Can you please provide a copy of a sample agreement?

           UCF Answer: No.

78. Please provide a copy of the contract with your current provider including rates.

           UCF Answer: The existing contract is posted on Purchasing’s website.

79. During the prebid meeting fuel pricing was discussed and a potential for a fuel escalation
    clause was mentioned. Would the University consider including a clause outlining a
    mechanism for increasing or decreasing rates based on a % or dollar amount adjustment in
    fuel costs?

           UCF Answer: Yes.

80. Section 5 A 1 states that Proposals should reflect costs with and without the GPS system.
    Pricing pages do not include a place to do this so should proposers submit two sets of
    pricing pages?

           UCF Answer: Pricing should include a GPS system on all shuttles. Disregard
           any other pricing option.

81. Will the University provide any office space on campus for vendors to utilize for the
    supervisors or other personnel?

           UCF Answer: No.

82. Considering that answers to submitted questions will have substantial effect on proposed
    equipment and service, would an extension beyond the stated date of May 23 be considered
    (while maintaining the stated start date, etc.)?

           UCF Answer: Question and answer period is hereby extended until May 1,
           2012 and proposal opening date is changed to May 31, 2012, 2:00pm.

83. Considering that substantial investment, well in excess of $15,000,000, will be required in
    order to procure the custom equipment and facility requested, would termination language
   as stated in Section 2.2 Termination of Contract be reconsidered to either eliminate the
   termination statement or modify it so that UCF would agree to reimburse the unamortized
   capital costs and/or pay off operating leases for the equipment. Alternately, would
   modification to require that any replacement operator be required to reimburse
   unamortized capital costs and/or pay off operating leases for the equipment be acceptable?

           UCF Answer: The requested change is under consideration and the answer
           will be provided to those proposers deemed to be within the competitive
           range for negotiations after evaluation of proposals.

84. Would UCF agree to the Operators right to terminate upon UCF’s breach and failure to cure
    within 10 days for monetary breach or 30 days for non-monetary breach?

           UCF Answer: The requested change is under consideration and the answer
           will be provided to those proposers deemed to be within the competitive
           range for negotiations after evaluation of proposals, if not sooner.

85. Considering the volatility of the fuel market and corresponding fluctuation in fuel prices,
    would a mechanism to incorporate fuel pricing escalation or de-escalation be acceptable? If
    so, please provide the mechanism to be used.

           UCF Answer: Yes. Proposer should provide options.

86. Considering that the existing workforce is organized as a union, would UCF provide a copy
    of the current contract, a listing of seniority, wages and benefits?

           UCF Answer: Not available.

87. Considering that the required initial investment will be incorporated into hourly pricing
    based upon the stated number of service hours, would UCF agree to renegotiate pricing if
    service hours increase or decrease by 10% or some other stated threshold?

           UCF Answer: Yes.

88. The RFP states that the both the RFP and proposal will be incorporated into the final
    contract. See Section 2.44, page 21 and that the contract takes precedence over the RFP,
    which takes precedence over the proposal. If the UCF accepts a proposal with exceptions,
    then will those exceptions govern over any contrary terms in the RFP?

           UCF Answer: Any exceptions cited in proposal should be clearly identified in
           the proposal and addressed to the point that both parties are aware of the
           exception. Acceptance of any exceptions should be annotated as part of the
           final agreement, which will then supersede the RFP. All other terms and
           conditions of the RFP not negotiated shall remain the same and therefore
           takes precedence over the proposal.
89. Please confirm if UCF will provide the maps, schedules, surveys, notices and other materials
    as stated in Marketing, Section 9, pages 30-31 or if these items will be the responsibility of
    the Operator to print as well as distribute.

           UCF Answer: Yes.



90. In reference to Interruption of Services, Section 10C, page 32, would UCF agree that the
    Operator will not be liable for interruptions in services resulting from damage to vehicles or
    injuries not caused by Operator?

           UCF Answer: No.

91. In reference to Interruption of Services, Section 10C, page 32, would UCF agree that any
    damage to University property or equipment caused by Operator or its employees resulting
    from the services shall be repaired at Operator’s expense to the University’s “reasonable”
    satisfaction?

           UCF Answer: No, total University satisfaction is required.

92. Please provide a summary of annual bus service hours for the last 5 years.

           UCF Answer: The average daily shuttle service over the past five years is 425
           hours.

93. On an annual basis, how many days of service are run at the stated 459.5 Total Daily Hours
    per Appendix V?

           UCF Answer: See revised pricing sheet (Appendix V) on Purchasing’s web site.

94. Please confirm the number of University observed holidays and all other non-classroom
    days that occur annually.

           UCF Answer: There are nine observed holidays, spring break, and TBD
           holidays in December. Please refer to http://registrar.ucf.edu/calendar/academic for
           a detailed listing of holidays, class schedules, etc.

95. What, if any, bus service is to be provided on weekend days, University observed holidays,
    and all other non-classroom days of the year?

           UCF Answer: None.

96. Appendix V indicates that service will require 32 large (34-36 passenger) buses plus a 20%
    spare ratio (6.4) = 38.4 buses. Please confirm if 38 (34-36 passenger) will be acceptable to
    UCF.
           UCF Answer: UCF confirms this is acceptable, however, a minimum of four
           shuttles (2 forward facing and 2 perimeter seating) will be acceptable for this
           contract.

97. Appendix V indicates that service will require 4 medium (18-20 passenger) buses plus a
    20% spare ratio (4.8) = 4.8 buses. Please confirm if 5 (18-20 passenger) will be acceptable
    to UCF.

           UCF Answer: No spare required, however, a replacement shuttle (15
           passenger van or similar) must be available in the event that one of the four
           shuttles is out of service.

98. On Page 1 of the RFP, the Proposal Number is referenced as 1114ZCSA and on Page 10; the
    Proposal Number is referenced as 1114DCSA. Can you please clarify which is the correct
    Proposal Number?

           UCF Answer: The proposal number is 1114ZCSA.

99. On Page 8, Section 2.2 – Approximate Calendar of Events, the RFP indicates that on April
    20, 2012, the University will mail any responses to inquiries and Addenda. Please confirm it
    is the intention of the University to email this information. If the University intends to send
    this information by U.S. Mail, please advise so this Proposer may provide a specific mailing
    address to forward the responses and Addenda to.

           UCF Answer: UCF Purchasing’s will email information and post on their web.

100.       On Page 11, Paragraph C – TABLE A – Evaluation of Responses – The RFP states
   that “Each evaluation committee member shall conduct an independent evaluation of the
   proposals in accordance with the weighted evaluation criteria set forth in the following
   Table A: “. Then under Section 3.0 - Required Proposal Format, on Page 24, Section 3.2 – The
   RFP indicates “the Proposer shall organize its proposal into the following major sections.”
   Can the University please clarify if it the Tabs in the proposal are to be based upon the
   Evaluation Criteria on Page 11 (i.e. Experience and Qualifications, Equipment Requirements,
   Personnel Management, Reporting, Marketing and Public Relations, Other Requirements,
   Innovative Ideas, Contract Pricing and Conformance to RFP’s Preferred Conditions and
   Requirements), with any additional information from 3.2.1-3.2.5 added into the appropriate
   sections from the Evaluation Criteria as noted above?

           UCF Answer: Correct.

101.       On Page 14, Paragraph 2.16 – Parking, the RFP indicates that the vendor or
   vendor’s employees will have to purchase university parking permits. After referring to the
   University’s Parking & Transportation Services website, it is not clear which category of
   parking permit would be required for the vendor or its employees. Can the University
   please clarify if an Employee Permit would be required and whether a “B” or a “C” Permit is
   the correct permit? If neither of these permits is correct, can the University please advise
   the correct permit needed to be purchased for the vendor and/or its employees.
        a. Additionally, can the University please advise what the anticipated parking permit
           fees will be in 2013 and 2014?

            UCF Answer: Staff “C” permits are required only if an employee needs to park
            on campus on a regular basis. For infrequent visits, employees can purchase
            the $5.00 daily parking permit. The annual cost of a “C” permit is estimated
            $181 plus tax.



102. On Page 17, Paragraph 2.21 – Term of Contract, the RFP indicates that the contract shall
     commence on January 1, 2014 and shall end on June 30, 2020. Can the University please
     clarify if it is anticipated that a firm price be proposed for the entire term of the contract?
     If this is the case, this would be highly unusual and most likely the University would be
     paying a higher price per hour to cover the risk the Contractor would have to cover for
     this period. In the best interest of the University, and to be fiscally conscious of the
     University’s funds, would the University please consider a firm price for year one of the
     contract period with the possibility of an annual increase tied to the published CPI? The
     cap on the CPI increase could certainly be negotiated with the successful proposer.

            UCF Answer: UCF will consider.


103. Can the University please confirm if the current drivers are unionized and if they are
     covered by a collective bargaining agreement? Can the University please confirm if the
     current supervisors and dispatchers are unionized and if they are covered by a collective
     bargaining agreement?

            UCF Answer: To the best of our knowledge some employees are unionized and
            some are not.

 104. If the current employees are covered by a collective bargaining agreement, can the
      University please advise which union they are members of?

            UCF Answer: Unknown to UCF.

105. On Page 24, Section 3.2 – Proposal Section, Paragraph 3. Routes – Can the University
     please provide an actual map with the campus shuttle routes for the main campus, the
     Rosen Campus and the College of Medicine Campus? When logging onto the
     www.map.ucf.edu site, the site indicates the Shuttle Route maps are “coming soon”.

            UCF Answer : Please refer to www.parking.ucf.edu for a listing of routes. It is
            suggested to perform a google map search for off-campus apartment
            complexes, Rosen Campus and Health Science Campus.

106. On Page 24, Section 3.2 Proposal Sections, Paragraph 4 – Experience and
     Qualifications – can the University please provide the number of hours of operation and
     the number of miles driven for all shuttle routes over the past 2 years (2010 and 2011)?
           UCF Answer: FY 2010 approximately 90,000 hours and FY 2011 approximately
           100,000 hours. Miles unknown.

      Under Section 5 – Equipment Requirements, this Proposer would like clarification on the
      following:

107. Section. 5., A. – While the specification does not specify a low-floor, rear engine shuttle
     bus, we request that the technical specification is revised to specify what has become the
     university shuttle industry standard. Low-floor transit style shuttle buses provide the
     ease of one step boarding and alighting which allows for shorter dwell times at each stop
     and a more efficient operation. Another consideration is that low floor buses can be
     equipped with accessible ramps instead of cumbersome, time consuming wheelchair lifts.

           UCF Answer: This option will be considered.

108. Section. 5., A. – Request is made to clarify the seating capacity as a minimum of 32 seated
     passengers which can be reduced by three passengers for each wheelchair tie down
     position. In other words: minimum 32 passengers without wheelchairs on board or a
     minimum of 26 passengers with two wheelchairs on board. Please confirm that this
     interpretation is accurate.

           UCF Answer: The above information is correct.

109. Section 5., A., 2., c. – As it relates to the requirement for forward facing seats for the
     Health Services and Rosen Campus, please confirm that seats located over any wheel wells
     can be aisle facing if necessary. Due to the large front wheel wells on low-floor buses,
     forward facing seating cannot be accommodated at those positions.

           UCF Answer: Yes, if a low floor shuttle is proposed.

110. Section 5. A., 2., i. – We request confirmation that the locations of the electronic message
     signs are to be at the front, (above the windshield) and curb-side, (rear of the front door).
     Please confirm these are accurate locations.

           UCF Answer: This above information is correct.

111. Section 5. A., 2., j. – Air conditioning compressors on heavy-duty, low-floor transit style
     shuttle buses are significantly larger that only one compressor is required. Please delete
     the requirement for two compressors if air conditioning capacity with a single unit
     exceeds a 95,000 BTU ASHRAE rating.

           UCF Answer: One or two compressors may be used as long as meets and or
           exceeds the BTU rating.

112. Section 5. A., 2., o., 1. – We request approval to supply side sashes with a minimum
     dimension of 30” w. by 30” h. for fixed side windows and 42" w. by 30" h. for egress
     windows.
           UCF Answer: This request can be an option if proposed.

113. Section 5. A., 2., o., 3., (a) and (b) – We request approval to supply a roof mounted
     emergency escape hatch. This hatch is in lieu of the rear emergency egress window or
     rear emergency door in their entirety. The aforementioned roof mounted emergency
     escape hatch along with the standard side emergency escape windows allows the
     intended proposed bus to meet FMVSS 217 for emergency egress. The front and center
     exit doors also have emergency release mechanisms. Note, this design is the
     transit/heavy-duty shuttle bus industry standard.

           UCF Answer: This request can be an option if proposed.

114. Section 5. A., 2., p., 2. – We request approval to supply the transit bus industry standard
     door which are heavy-duty slide/glide inward opening doors. Outward opening doors can
     become a hazard, with the door panels opening outward into waiting passengers or
     hitting a tall curb or road sign. The Vapor slide/glide door design is vastly superior.

           UCF Answer: This request can be an option if proposed.

115. Section 5. A., 2., p., 3. – We request that the door height be a minimum of 78”.
     Furthermore, we request approval to supply safety glass windows in each door panel that
     are the maximum height possible, but no less than 75% of the door height. Also, two
     tempered safety glass panels may be provided for each door pane, (upper and lower
     glass). Please approve.

           UCF Answer: This request can be an option if proposed.

116. Section 5. A., 2., p., 4. – Please approve a minimum of 34” clear opening, measured
     between door-mounted handrails. This will allow the passenger entrance door to be used
     as an ADA compliant, ramp mounted doorway as well.

           UCF Answer: This request can be an option if proposed.

117. Section 5. A., 2., r., 3. – We request approval to supply a single master switch for
     passenger compartment climate control that would provide heat or air conditioning based
     on the temperature setting of the bus. Additionally, a separate dash mounted HVAC
     control switch is provided, dedicated to the driver's compartment.

           UCF Answer: This request can be an option if proposed.

118. Section 5., A., 2., u. – The heavy-duty transit/shuttle bus industry testing is accomplished
     by the requirements of Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act
     also known as the Altoona Test. However, transit buses have not been required nor tested
     to meet the FMVSS 221 School Bus Body Joint Strength requirement. Whereas this is a
     school bus body requirement, it is not applicable for commercial shuttle buses. Request is
     made that this requirement be deleted in its entirety.
           UCF Answer: Any shuttle being proposed that does not require the above
           testing standards, will be exempt from the requirement.

119. Section 5. A., 2., z. – We request approval to utilize an ADA compliant wheelchair ramp in
     lieu of a wheelchair lift on low-floor buses. The use of a wheelchair ramp equipped low-
     floor bus has become the university shuttle industry-standard.

           UCF Answer: This request can be an option if proposed.

120. On Page 28, Paragraph C, - Can the University please confirm that your current forty (4)
     bus fleet provides a twenty percent (20%) spare ratio?

           UCF Answer: A minimum of four shuttles (2 forward facing and 2 perimeter
           seating) will be acceptable for this contract.

121. Can the University please clarify whether any of the forty (40) buses in your current fleet
     are used for special charter work? If these vehicles are used for charters (non-athletic),
     can the University please advise how many charter hours per year do the vehicles
     operate?

           UCF Answer: Yes, to other university departments. Charter hours vary.

122. Does the University require a copy of the proposer’s annual financial report be included
     in the proposal?

           UCF Answer: Optional.

123. On Page 29, Section 6, Maintenance and General Appearance – Paragraph A. – Can
     the University please clarify who will be responsible for paying for the graphics on each of
     the fleet vehicles? Can the University please clarify, if they can provide the graphic
     designs for the vehicles as part of the Addendum to be issued in response to these
     questions?

           UCF Answer: UCF will pay for graphics. Graphic designs are unavailable at
           this time.

124. On Page 29, Section 6, Paragraph C – Can the University please clarify that all proposed
     buses, including the spare buses in the UCF fleet are to be new?

           UCF Answer: Yes, please refer to page 27 section 5.A.2.

125. On Page 30, Section 8, Reporting – The RFP states that the “installation of automatic
     passenger counters in real time will be required at the expense of the Contractor. Can the
     University please clarify if the cost of the automatic passenger counting system will be
     paid for by the Contractor and added into the hourly rate or does the University intend to
     pay for the system and just have the Contractor pay for the installation?
           UCF Answer: Contractor is responsible for the electronic passenger count
           system.

126. On Page 31, Section 9, Marketing and Public Relations, Paragraph D – Can the
     University please clarify where the advertising and marketing collateral will be placed in
     the vehicles? Can the University please clarify if the Contractor is required to install
     brackets inside the buses for advertising cards or document holders for pamphlets, maps,
     etc? If so, will these be required on all vehicles, regardless of the size of the vehicle?

           UCF Answer: UCF generally does not encourage advertising inside shuttles,
           however, a minimum of one 11”x17” poster holder or similar should be
           installed on the bulk head.

127. On Page 33, Section 10, Other Requirements, Paragraph J – Dispatching/Radio
     Control – Can the University please clarify if the Contractor will be required to utilize the
     same frequency as the Campus Police or Safety Department? If Contractor will not utilize
     the same frequency and will be required to have its own system, can the University please
     clarify whether they will make a location available for installation of the Contractor’s
     antenna to operate Contractor’s system?

           UCF Answer: The contractor cannot use either the Campus Police or Safety
           departments’ radio frequency. The installation of an antenna is not
           recommended on campus, however, alternative communications i.e. two-way
           radios, Nextel, cell phones will be acceptable.

128. On Page 38, Section 11 – Innovative Ideas – Can the University please confirm that it
     will allow the Contractor to provide alternate solutions to the RFP so that Contractor can
     provide the most efficient and cost effective transportation options to the University.

           UCF Answer: Yes.

129. On Page 39, Section 12 – Contract Pricing – the RFP refers to Appendix V on Page 52.
     However, Appendix V is on Page 48 and there is no Page 52 in the RFP document. Can the
     University please confirm that the RFP in its entirety is 49 pages and there are no pages
     missing from the PDF document?

           UCF Answer: There are 53 pages in the RFP. The revised pricing sheet
           (Appendix V) is located on Purchasing’s website under solicitations.

130. Can the University please provide either the 2011-2012 school calendar and the 2012-
     2013 calendar, if available?

           UCF Answer: Please refer to http://www.registrar.ucf.edu/calendar/academic

131. Page 25 Section 5 - Equipment Requirements A 2d1:
     a. All seating shall be in compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard
     (FMVSS) 207 (Seating Systems).

     b. Any seat belt assemblies shall be in compliance with FMVSS 209; 210 (Seat
     Belt Assembly; Seat Belt Assembly Anchorage). Certification of FMVSS
     compliance will be submitted with this proposal. Failure to do so will
     render the proposal unresponsive. Requests clarification as to the requirement of
     passenger seat belts. Transit buses typically do not incorporate seat belts other then to
     secure a wheelchair patron and for the driver.

          UCF Answer: The above information is correct.

132. Page 26 Section 5 - Equipment Requirements 2. o. 3. b.

     All side passenger windows shall be transit-type (as opposed to the standard school
     bus variety), certified by an independent testing agency to be in compliance with
     FVMSS 217 (Bus Window and Retention Release). Certification of compliance
     with FMVSS 217 shall be provided with this proposal. Failure to do so will
     render the proposal unresponsive.

     3. Two-hinged emergency escape windows, minimum, must be provided on each
     side of all buses.
     a) A rear-hinged emergency escape window or door must also be provided
     on each bus. All such emergency exits must be clearly labeled as such,
     and operating instructions for each must be clearly visible.
     b) Each bus will be equipped with a rear emergency door, measuring a
     minimum of 36” wide and 64’ high, with one or two fixed windows.
     c) Each egress window and door, including the aforementioned rear
     emergency door shall be identified with a red light that is illuminated at
     all times. Requests clarification that each bus be equipped with a rear emergency door.
     Transit buses are designed with the engine in the rear of the bus making a rear emergency
     door not possible. We incorporates egress windows, emergency roof hatches and a side
     exit door strategically located in the passenger compartment. We respectfully
     recommends removing this requirement from the bid.

          UCF Answer: This option is acceptable if proposed for non-rear engine
          shuttles.

133. Page 27 Section 5 - Equipment Requirements 2. u.

     u. Each bus will be certified by an independent testing agency to meet FMVSS 221
     (School Bus Body Joint Strength) and FMVSS (School Bus Rollover Test).
     Certification of compliance with these tests shall be provided with the
     proposal. Failure to submit this data will render the proposal unresponsive. Request
     clarification pertaining to the requirement for FMVSS 221. This certification is for school
     buses and not applicable to transit buses. The Surface Transportation and Uniform
     Relocation Assistance Act (STURAA) required the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to
     establish a test facility for buses. The FTA's "Altoona Test" preforms the testing
     requirements applicable to transit buses. We respectfully recommends you require buses
     to be Altoona Tested in the 12yr / 500,000 miles service life category which is contestant
     with 35' heavy duty transit bus required in your bid.

           UCF Answer: Any shuttle being proposed that does not require the above
           testing standards, will be exempt from the requirement.

134. Section 5: Is there a length, width or height restriction or preference on the (4) buses with
     a maximum seated carrying capacity of 16 + standees?

           UCF Answer: No.

135. Section 5: Please clarify your expectations of the capabilities of the GPS system.

           UCF Answer: GPS service will include real time data tracking of shuttles with
           smart phone application.

136. Section 5: Does UCF desire or expect access to the GPS system and if so to what extent?

           UCF Answer: Yes, a desktop application is required.

137. Section 5: P. 27, Items. “Each bus will be equipped with two heavy-duty braking systems
     for maximum passenger safety and emergency stopping capability”. Example; Is it UCF’s
     desire/expectation that buses will be equipped with the standard air brake system that
     conforms to FMVSS 121 or an additional brake system over and above this such as a
     transmission retarder, or engine brake? (Note: Engine brakes may create unacceptable
     noise level on campus)

           UCF Answer: Understood, an alternative option will be considered.

138. Section 5; P. 24, Item d. 2. “Any seat belt assemblies shall be in compliance with FMVSS
     209; 210 (Seat belt assembly; seat belt assembly anchorage). Certificate of FMVSS
     compliance will be submitted with this proposal. Failure to do so will render the
     proposal unresponsive. Transit buses are equipped with a seat belt for the driver only.
     There is no federal or state requirement for transit buses to be equipped with passenger
     seat belts and as such are not standard equipment. Please clarify UCF’s expectation as to
     whether the buses are to be equipped with passenger seat belts. If so please re-consider
     as it is not a practical requirement and will likely reduce seating capacity which may then
     require a larger than 35 foot bus to meet minimum seating specifications.

           UCF Answer: No passenger seat belts are required, however, the driver and
           disabled seat belts/tie downs are necessary.

139. Section 5: P. 28, item C “replacement vehicles must meet all vehicle specifications listed
     herein,, and be no older than three (3) years” If UCF is requiring “all new transit buses” at
     the outset of the contract with a 20% spare ratio how is it possible to have vehicles,
      including spares no older than 3 years at any given time? Is the RFP saying that the fleet
      must be “turned over” or renewed every 3 years? Please clarify. Request re-wording that
      all vehicles, including spares must be new at the outset of the contract and maintained in
      the same manner throughout the contract.

            UCF Answer: Replacement shuttles do not have to be new at the outset of the
            contract, however, spare shuttles must not be older than 3 years from the date
            the replacement shuttle in placed into service.


140. Section 5: P. 28, item C, “the university reserves the right to substitute vehicles for those
     described herein, should the requirement arise during the term of the contract and to
     negotiate any appropriate contract modifications with the contractor. Please clarify
     intent.

            UCF Answer: This applies to contract extensions or renewals.

141. Section 5: Are bicycle racks required on the (4) on campus vehicles with a maximum
     seating capacity of 16?

            UCF Answer: No.

142. Section 8: P. 30, item B, “Ridership counts, in real time, will be separated by route, day and
     if requested, hourly”. Does UCF desire/expect to have instant, immediate and real time
     access to passenger counts, or expect a report in 1 hour as requested. Please clarify.

            UCF Answer: UCF may request passenger counts by day, route, or hour.
            However, it is not expected that this information be submitted to us in an
            hour.

143. Section 5: regarding perimeter or forward facing seats. Forward facing seats, allow for
     compartmentalization, however increases boarding and alighting time and reduces
     standee capacity. Perimeter seats do not allow for compartmentalization, however greatly
     reduces boarding and alighting time, increase ease of use, and maximizes standee
     capacity. Specifying multiple seating plans also reduces the ability for operational fleet
     efficiencies by dedicating certain buses to specific routes. Will UCF allow contractor to
     select a combination seating plan of perimeter and forward facing seats that maximizes
     capacity, safety, ADA accessibility and ease of student use that maximizes fleet efficiency?

            UCF Answer: Yes.

144. Section 5: P. 25, “each bus will be equipped with at least one hands free two way mobile
     radio. Each radio will have access to any designated UCF radio frequency or frequencies”.
     Are push-to-talk communications such as Sprint/Nextel acceptable, or is it a requirement
     for a “2-way” radio that access a UCF frequency. Please clarify.

            UCF Answer: Yes, this is acceptable.
145. Section 2.22. Page 17 – Termination of Contract without cause on thirty (30) days’
     advanced notice. With a multi-million dollar investment in new vehicles alone, will there
     be additional negotiation on this termination clause?


           UCF Answer: Yes, this clause can be negotiated after evaluation of proposals
           with those proposers deemed to be within the competitive range for
           negotiations, if not sooner.

146. Section 2.8. Page 11, Table A – Evaluation of Responses, No. 1 Experience and
     Qualifications: Can the 20 point weight criteria be expanded to include other passenger
     shuttle experience vs. students only?

         UCF Answer: See revised evaluation of responses sheet and appendix I on
   Purchasing’s web site.

147. Please clarify how UCF, through this RFP, takes into consideration the possibilities of
     future un-controllable rising fuel costs over the term of the contract. Is a fuel escalation
     schedule used?

           UCF Answer: Contractor may propose an escalation and de-escalation fuel
           schedule if so desired.

148. Can you provide the name of the companies and their representative(s) that were present
     at the April 2, 2012 Pre-proposal and Site Visit at UCF?

           UCF Answer: See UCF Purchasing’s website under “Solicitations” and scroll to
           this RFP. The list is posted there.

				
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