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FY 2023 through 2025 GOAL

It is the policy of the Greater Hartford Transit District (the District) to provide Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts financed in whole or part with federal funds.  The District will not allow any person or business to be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be discriminated against in connection with the award and performance of any U.S. Department of Transportation assisted contract on the basis of sex, race, color or national origin.  The District has established a proposed DBE participation overall goal for FYs 2023 to 2025 of 7%.

Any firm wishing to obtain further information about the DBE program or the goal setting methodology should contact Mary Bujeaud at or by calling 860-380-2024.  The goal setting methodology can also be viewed at the District’s office (by appointment) at the Greater Hartford Transit District, One Union Place, Hartford, CT, 06103.

Other information about the DBE program can be obtained by contacting the US Department of Transportation/Federal Transit Administration – Region I, Civil Rights Officer, 55 Broadway Street, Suite 920, Cambridge, MA 02142.



GHTD RFP #05-023

The Greater Hartford Transit District (The District), Hartford, Connecticut is seeking a firm to provide Uniformed Security Services at the Union Station Transportation Center Complex located at One Union Place, Hartford, CT 06103, and at the District’s ADA Paratransit Operations and Maintenance Facility located at 148 Roberts Street, East Hartford, CT 06108. RFP documents may be obtained by calling the District at 860.380.2012 or by emailing LaShaunda Drake, Procurement and Contract Coordinator, at Documents will also be posted at the District’s website: and on the State of Connecticut DAS Contracting Portal at:

A mandatory Virtual Pre-Proposal Conference will be held by the District on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. local time via Zoom, to outline the requirements and service standards that the District will expect of the Security firm, as well as to provide the opportunity for questions and explanations.

To join the web meeting via Zoom, visit:

Meeting ID: 833 9039 5546

Passcode: 035480

To call in by phone: (929) 205 6099

 The mandatory Virtual Pre-Proposal Conference will be followed by two mandatory on-site walk-throughs: the first walk-through will take place at the Hartford Union Station Complex on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 1:00 P.M., and the second walk-through will take place on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 2:30 P.M. at the District’s ADA Paratransit Operations and Maintenance Facility.

Attendance at the Virtual Pre-Proposal Conference and both on-site walk-throughs is mandatory.

Proposals shall be submitted to LaShaunda Drake, Greater Hartford Transit District, One Union Place, Hartford, CT 06103, on or before 2:30 P.M. Thursday, December 1, 2022.  Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered and will be returned to the Proposer unopened.  Any changes, or any requests for changes in the specifications, will not be recognized after sealed proposals are submitted to the District.

Any contract resulting from this request for proposals is subject to a financial assistance contract between the District and the Connecticut Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration. All Proposers will be required to certify that they are not on the Comptroller General’s list of ineligible contractors.  Further, the contractor will be required to comply with all applicable equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. The District hereby notifies all Proposers that in regard to any contract entered into pursuant to this Request for Proposals, advertisement or solicitation, small and/or minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit proposals in response, and will not be subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex or national origin in consideration for an award.

The District reserves the right to reject any and all proposals as submitted by this Request for Proposals, and to waive informalities and irregularities, as it deems in its best interest.

RFP #05-023 Security Services (Union Station Transportation Center Complex and the District’s ADA Paratransit Operations and Maintenance Facility)
RFP #05-023 Addendum 1
RFP #05-023 Addendum #1 – Attachment #1