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Friday, April 23, 2010

New York Taxi of Tomorrow

About TLC

Taxi of Tomorrow - Introduction

The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), on behalf of the Taxi and Limousine Commission, is undertaking a major initiative, herein referred to as the Taxi of Tomorrow Project.  New York City seeks upgrades to its existing taxi fleet and is proactively exploring vehicle possibilities that more appropriately reflect the needs of its diverse stakeholders – passengers, drivers, owners and NYC residents.  As part of this Project, the TLC is seeking a highly qualified Original Equipment Manufacturer ("OEM"), or a team that includes an OEM, to provide an innovative vehicle developed or modified for use in a highly visible taxi market located within one of the paramount marketing centers of the world.
This Request For Proposal (RFP) seeks to bring a new taxi to the streets of New York City. Among the qualities envisioned for the Taxi of Tomorrow are:

      • Highest safety standards
      • Superior passenger experience
      • Superior driver comfort and amenities
      • Appropriate purchase price and on-going maintenance and repair costs
      • Sustainability (minimized environmental impact throughout the vehicle's
        life cycle)
      • Minimal physical footprint (with more useable interior room)
      • Universal accessibility for all users with a goal of meeting ADA guidelines
        (wheelchair accessible)
      • Iconic design that will identify the new taxi with New York City
Proposals are due by 2pm on May 14, 2010.

To view the press release, please click on the link below. You can also view questions and answers regarding this RFP by clicking on the second link.

View Press Release

View Solicitation Notice

To download the PDF of the RFP, please submit your contact information using the registration link below.

Proceed to Registration Page – City Record

You can also pick-up the RFP at TLC's Lower Manhattan office.  We are located at 40 Rector Street, 5th Floor, 10006. 

To download the response worksheets in Microsoft Excel, please click here.

Addendum 4 to the RFP gives supplementary information and expands the list of questions and answers. It also contains revised instructions for Attachment C. Please review it.

Several dates within the RFP have changed. Please refer to Addendum #3 to the RFP for more infomration on all date changes.

Upon review and consideration of questions regarding the RFP, DCAS, on behalf of TLC, has released  Addendum #2 to the RFP.

The first addendum to the RFP has instructions on how to access the pre-proposal conference. This conference occured on Janurary 14, 2010. If you want to review the first addendum, click on the on the following link:   Addendum #1 to the RFP.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to send us an email at RFPTOT@DCAS.NYC.GOV

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