Request For Proposal

Open Bid Process for Emergency Generator

Marion Senior Services, Inc. d/b/a Marion Transit invites your Company to submit a proposal for acquisition and instillation of an emergency back-up generator along with necessary site work to install at our main bus facility located at 1101 S.W. 20th Court, Ocala, Florida.

Marion Transit is a Division of Marion Senior Services, Inc. established in 1973. We are a private not-for-profit 501(c)(3) agency who serves as the Marion County Community Transportation Coordinator designated by the Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged. We do not discriminate by race, sex, age, sexual orientation or heritage and are governed by Florida State Statute Chapter 427 and Rules 14-90 and 41-2.

Marion Transit schedules over 400 trips a day in normal operations to meet the transportation needs of our disadvantaged citizens. Trips include medical appointments, life-sustaining nutritional needs, employment related services, education and recreation. Door to door transportation services are provided to qualified clients that include the elderly and persons with disabilities.

Our buses depend on communication via the internet, radio and telephone. Interruption of power can adversely affect our communications and operations having a back-up generator is a necessity especially during emergency operations that may involve evacuations and the coordination of transportation in the aftermath of a severe storm or hurricane. We work closely with Emergency Management to transport disadvantaged clients to shelters during these times.

Funding for this project will come from local match and a Florida Department of Transportation / Federal Transportation Agency 5339 Facilities Grant.

This is a competitive bid process whereas we will be accepting bids until end of business, Friday, May 31, 2019 at 5:00 pm. Bid packets may be downloaded or picked up from the Receptionist at 1101 SW 20th Court, Ocala, Florida.

There will be a pre-bid meeting on May 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm in the Marion Senior Services Board Room. Interested bidders are encouraged to attend, however, this meeting is not mandatory.

Questions may be directed to Tom Wilder, Transportation Director at 352-620-3501 or

Thank you for your interest!
Jenny Martinez, Executive Director

Request For Proposal
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RFP Emergency Generator