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File #: 200370    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN MAYOR'S OFFICE
File created: 6/11/2020 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action: 6/25/2020
Title: Authorizing the Procurement Commissioner, on behalf of the City, to enter into a concession agreement with Bicycle Transit Systems, Inc. for the operation, maintenance and expansion of a bicycle sharing system, an essential service during the COVID-19 period, under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Thomas, Councilmember Jones
Indexes: AGREEMENTS, BICYCLES
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy20037001.pdf
Title
Authorizing the Procurement Commissioner, on behalf of the City, to enter into a concession agreement with Bicycle Transit Systems, Inc. for the operation, maintenance and expansion of a bicycle sharing system, an essential service during the COVID-19 period, under certain terms and conditions.
Body
WHEREAS, The City is committed to promoting environmentally responsible transportation initiatives and to supporting alternative modes of transportation, including bicycles; and
WHEREAS, the Indego bicycle sharing system ("Indego") is an essential transportation option for the citizens of Philadelphia, providing more than Three Million Five Hundred Thousand trips in its five years of operation; and
WHEREAS, Indego provides significant service to low income individuals and has been an essential service during the COVID-19 emergency; and
WHEREAS, Indego, despite its success, currently operates at a deficit; and
WHEREAS, Continued operation of Indego in the same manner would require significant financial support from the City; and
WHEREAS, The City has determined that a shift to a concession model for the operations and maintenance of a bicycle sharing system will reduce risk, increase the system size, improve service, and provide other benefits to the City; and
WHEREAS, The City, acting through the Procurement Department and the Office of Transportation Infrastructure and Sustainability, issued a request for proposals in July 2019 for a Best Value Concession Agreement ("Agreement") and evaluated six proposals before determining that Bicycle Transit Systems, Inc. (the "Concessionaire") provides the best value for the City; and
WHEREAS, The Agreement will require the Concessionaire to operate and maintain a bicycle sharing system for a ten-year term; and
WHEREAS The Agreement will expand bicycle sharing services to serve a greater portion of the City's population; and
WHEREAS, The Agreement will require the Concessionaire to provide up to Five Hundred T...

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