Open Procurements


Kitsap Transit is requesting bids for tires and tire related services to be purchased on an “as needed” basis. This contract will be for a period of two (2) years with three (3) one (1) year extensions.

Copies of the IFB may be obtained by contacting Jeff Chou at jeffch@kitsaptransit.com.  Proposers downloading the IFB from the website must contact Jeff Chou at the email above to be placed on the Plan Holders' list to receive addenda/clarifications.

Mailed or hand-delivered sealed Bids will be accepted at Kitsap Transit's Main Reception desk NO LATER THAN 2:00 PM, on March 27th, 2018 (and must be addressed as (TIRES AND RELATED SERVICES IFB KT #18-594).

IFB KT #18-594


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Kitsap Transit (KT) is requesting sealed proposals for the lease of one (1) high speed passenger only ferry vessel for its Kingston to Seattle route. This vessel will be used to provide back-up and fill in service for Kitsap Transit’s primary vessel.

The specifications and bid prices shall be for an initial Contract period of eighteen (18) months beginning as early as June 2018. Kitsap Transit, at its sole discretion, shall have the option to extend the Contract for six (6) one (1) month periods.

The minimum standards of the proposed Subchapter K vessel shall be; a vessel capable of achieving a minimum of 28 knots and a capacity of 149 passengers.

Proposals will be accepted by Kitsap Transit (KT) at Kitsap Transit’s Main Administration Office, Reception desk NO LATER THAN 2:00 P.M. March 16, 2018 and must be addressed as:

Vessel Lease Agreement

RFP KT #18-592

Patrick Rogers, Kitsap Transit,

60 Washington Ave., Ste. 200, Bremerton, Washington 98337-1888.

Late proposals will be rejected.  Proposals may be received by mail, courier or hand-delivered.  Fax or emailed bids will NOT be accepted.

Plans and specifications are available for viewing at the KT Administration office or by requesting them from patrickr@kitsaptransit.com .

RFP-KT-18-592-Vessel-Lease-Agreement (pdf)


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KT 17-559 Plan Holders List 

Step 2 in development, release date TBD.

Contracts Pending Award

IFB KT #17-591 M/V Finest Refurbishment

Number of Addenda: 12
Number of Bids Received: 3

Preliminary Bid Results

Apparent Low Bidder:         Nichols Brothers Boat Builders            $3,399,796.00

Apparent 2nd Low Bidder:      Foss Maritime Company                  $3,405,245.10

Apparent 3rd Low Bidder:      Nichols Brothers Boat Builders        $3,657,199.00

KT#17-591 M/V Finest Refurbishment Opening Bid Log

Recently Awarded Contracts

KT 17-557: Owner's Representation for Ferry Vessel Construction was awarded to Elliott Bay Design Group by Resolution 17-33 on May 16, 2017
KT 17-573: B Float Fuel Tank #2 Install was awarded to ESE Corporation by Resolution 17-42 on June 6, 2016
KT 17-555: Small Passenger-Only Vessel Construction was awarded to All American Marine by Resolution 17-40 on June 6, 2016

Small Works and Consultant Roster Application

Kitsap Transit maintains our Small Public Works Roster and Consultant Roster in MRSC Rosters online database.  Businesses interested in working with Kitsap Transit on projects using a roster contracting process must register at www.mrscrosters.org and select Kitsap Transit in their application. 

If you have roster registration questions, please contact MRSC Rosters at mrscrosters@mrsc.org.  For questions regarding a specific project, please contact Kitsap Transit at 360.479.6960.

A list of projects awarded using the small works process is available upon request. To request a copy of the list, contact Patrick Rogers at patrickr@kitsaptransit.com.

Transit Advertising

Kitsap Transit offers interior and exterior bus advertising through a media agency.  For information and pricing, please contact:

Tammi Boggan
VP & General Manager
719 2nd Avenue, Suite 425
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-762-2531
Fax: 206-762-2532

Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

Kitsap Transit has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26.  Kitsap Transit has received Federal financial assistance from the Department of Transportation, and as a condition of receiving this assistance, Kitsap Transit has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26.

It is the policy of Kitsap Transit to ensure that DBE’s defined in part 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT–assisted contracts.  It is also our policy:

  1. To ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts;
  2. To create a level playing field on which DBE’s can compete fairly for DOT-assisted contracts;
  3. To ensure that the DBE Program complies with applicable laws;
  4. To ensure that only firms that fully meet 49 CFR Part 26 eligibility standards are permitted to participate in the DBE Program;
  5. To help remove barriers to the participation of DBE’s in DOT assisted contracts;
  6.  To assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the market place outside the DBE Program.

Upcoming Federally Funded Procurement Opportunities:

Expected Procurement Opening Project Project Type
2nd Quarter A-Float/BTC Dock Security Safety & Security Improvements     
2nd Quarter Fast Ferry Procurement Design/Build
3rd Quarter George's Corner Park & Ride Lot Improvements
3rd Quarter Annapolis Dock Upgrade Final Design

How to participate:
Kitsap Transit encourages participation by all firms wishing to participate in Kitsap Transit contracting opportunities. Firms seeking to be certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) should contact the state of Washington Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises (OMWBE).

How do I become certified as a DBE?
Contact the Office of Minority and Women Business Enterprises in Olympia, Washington for information on the eligibility criteria, instructions and certification materials.

Check their website at www.omwbe.wa.gov/ (external link) or call the OMWBE at 360.664.9750.

DBE Program (PDF)
FY 2018 - 2020 DBE Goal is 2.93% (PDF)

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