The City of Alameda is inviting proposals from qualified companies and teams interested in providing design, marketing, operation, and maintenance of a dockless bike share system. The agreement period for these services shall be two years, with the option to extend for up to 2 additional years, to be exercised at the City’s sole discretion.


The program area will encompass the entire city, and bicycles will be permitted to be parked in the public right-of-way and at City parks, subject to the limitations shown in the Scope of Work. The program will consist of 300 non-electric bicycles. The addition of more bicycles will be evaluated as the program progresses and may be allowed during the contract period, at the discretion of the City Council. Electric-assist bicycles and electric scooters are not included in this agreement. Bike share rentals should be available on-demand, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through a range of membership options. 


The selected Provider will be responsible for all aspects of the dockless bike share program, including system planning, any necessary permitting, design, equipment purchases, construction/installation, pre-launch and ongoing marketing, operations and maintenance, ongoing customer service, financial transaction handling, dispute resolution, and evaluation and reporting.


The City seeks a Provider to provide these services at no cost to the City, and who will bear the financial responsibilities identified in the Scope of Work.


The condensed schedule is as follows:

  • RFP Issued: May 3, 2018
  • Deadline for Written Questions: May 16, 2018
  • Proposals Due: May 30, 2018 at 4pm
  • Announcement of Top Ranked Provider: Week of June 18, 2018

The City reserves the right to alter the schedule as necessary.


The full RFP is available for download: FILE HERE.


Point of Contact:

Rochelle Wheeler, Senior Transportation Coordinator


Phone: 510-747-7442


Bid Due Date:
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 4:00 pm

Bid Due Location