Partnerships and Unsolicited Proposals
The standard approach to developing projects at public agencies is largely internal; the agency identifies a need, develops a project, and seeks a contractor to carry out the scope of work. Unsolicited proposals present an opportunity for external parties to bring forward project proposals for consideration, expanding Metro’s horizons and sparking conversations about alternative approaches and solutions.
- Metro Micro
- Sepulveda Transit Corridor Predevelopment Agreement (PDA) project delivery
- West Santa Ana Branch P3 project delivery
- Zero Emission Bus P3 project delivery
- Los Angeles Aerial Rapid Transit
- Camera Bus Lane Enforcement
- Vehicle to Infrastructure Technology
- Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) for Data Collection
- Travel Rewards Research Pilot
- Navilens wayfinding for the visually impaired
Learn about successful projects by reading the 2019 Innovation Portfolio.
Submit your proposal
Have an idea for a better way to meet Metro’s goals and deliver its mission, projects and services? Consider developing a conceptual proposal!
We suggest parties interested in submitting an unsolicited proposal take the following steps:
- Read Metro’s Vision 2028 Plan
- Read the Unsolicited Proposal Policy, learn about submission guidelines and proposal success factors by reading Frequently Asked Questions.
- If you have questions about how your concepts fits within Metro’s context, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a pre-proposal briefing with the Unsolicited Proposals team.
- Submit your proposal by email to email@example.com or by mail, following the directions in the Unsolicited Proposals Policy.
Metro’s Public-Private Partnerships (P3) team collaborates with all Metro departments to evaluate and develop major capital projects that have the potential to benefit from alternative delivery approaches. Potential benefits may include:
- Assignment of risks to the party best able to manage them
- Cost certainty
- Mechanisms to incentivize or drive performance
- Alternative technical concepts and financing tools
- Project acceleration
- Lifecycle cost reductions
Over the course of five years, OEI has screened eight capital projects for potential P3 delivery, six of which received submissions through the Unsolicited Proposals Policy. Of those, Metro has recommended three for P3 delivery:
- Sepulveda Transit Corridor Pre-Development Agreement
- West Santa Ana Branch
- Zero Emission Bus
Metro and OEI are also separately advising the City of Inglewood on the Inglewood Transit Connector, which is planned to be delivered as a P3 project. Metro continues to screen whether its large capital projects are a fit for delivery through public-private partnerships and is open to assessing other opportunities.
Metro’s Countywide Planning team also accepts unsolicited proposals for joint development incorporating Metro-owned land through the policy. Proposals should be submitted by mail and well in advance of the proposer’s desired commencement of the project to allow Metro enough time to evaluate the proposal, publicize it, and negotiate a contract if the proposal is accepted. Proposers should anticipate at least six months before any negotiation can begin. Find Metro’s Joint Development Policy here.
Unsolicited proposals can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions, input or feedback? Send email to email@example.com.