Transportation Operations Centers

On Tuesday, July 10, 2012, the Virginia Department of Transportation issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking private sector competition to operate, integrate and innovate the state's Transportation Operations Centers. VDOT operates centers in five geographic locations that monitor traffic conditions via cameras and other technology, providing traveler information on road conditions and coordinating congestion management and incident response. 

Last January, in coordination with the Office of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships, VDOT released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking interest and suggestions from the private sector on how all five centers can better operate as one system and deliver improved services to motorists.

Based on industry feedback obtained through the RFI, VDOT has now developed a procurement strategy to solicit proposals to operate and invest in the centers.

The project will be procured using the Virginia Public Procurement Act, integrating best practices from Public-Private Partnership projects. A single respondent will be selected to operate all five centers. 

Under the procurement, the private sector will provide innovative solutions to improve operations efficiencies and interoperability. A critical component is transforming the centers to operate under a single advanced active traffic management system platform.  

VDOT’s Transportation Operations Centers (TOC) are located in Northern Virginia, Richmond, Hampton Roads, Salem and Staunton. 

Proposed Outcomes of the Project Include:

  • Improved interoperability between five TOCs through technology, people and processes. 

  • Developing, implementing, operating and maintaining a new state-wide ATMS platform across five TOCs that is flexible for future enhancements and includes advanced components such as interoperability, Integrated Corridor Management, Active Traffic Management and Arterial Signal Management. Increase operational efficiency and safety through economies of scale gained by having one contract for responsible for traffic operations and ATMS.

  • Providing performance-based management of  TOC Operations and ATMS services.

  • Develop consistent standard operating procedures across the state, while accommodating regional characteristics.

  • Protect and enhance current asset value/investment.

  • Providing a platform for innovation of VDOT’s traffic operations and an opportunity for the private sector to test new products and strategies


Procurement Schedule

Procurement Milestone Date

Issue RFP

July 10, 2012

Mandatory TOC site visits for offerors

July 30 – August 2, 2012

Questions (written) due from Offerors

August 8, 2012 – 12 pm

Addendum # 1 issued

August 13, 2012

Mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference

August 16, 2012 – 10 am

Addendum #2  issued

September 14, 2012

Questions and Answers issued

October 3, 2012

Addendum #3 issued

October 12, 2012

Addendum #4 issued

October 17, 2012

Optional Vendor Question and Answer Session (Q&A)
(See Section 5.1.4)

October 24, 2012 – 9 AM

Questions (written) due from Offerors

October 25, 2012 – 3 pm

Proposals Due

November 14, 2012 – 2 PM, EST


March 11-15, 2013

Notice of Intent to Award

April 26, 2013

Contract Award

May 16, 2013 (Pending CTB Approval)
Contract Effective Date July 1, 2013

Transition to New Contractor

July – December 2013 ( all services except ATMS)


  • Click here to view the RFP. Click on Solicitations, Quick Quotes & Awards (VBO), enter 150401 under Keyword Search.

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VDOT’s Point of Contact for procurement questions:

Cindy Sager, Procurement Officer
Virginia Department of Transportation
1201 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219



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