Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services requests proposals from qualified firms to complete a feasibility study assessing the viability of relocating, in part or whole, the Agency’s administrative and maintenance divisions, main transfer plaza with customer service and sales, bus wash, fueling station, and bus storage facility. Proposers should be able to demonstrate aptitude and experience in the act of completing similar projects and the evaluation of historical buildings.

STARS currently occupies the greater part of one square block in downtown Saginaw with its administrative and maintenance facilities, main transfer plaza with customer service and sales, bus garage and employee parking lot. The site exhibits significant challenges with regard to its physical infrastructure and service delivery for STARS’ ridership. The facility is too small both in building and site footprint and exhibits aging structure concerns. Rather than continue readapting these facilities, STARS is interested in examining if relocation of all or some departments should be implemented. Finally, it is felt that this new development should be located within the general downtown area in order to provide better access to the community and to help lead efforts to reenergize the City’s business district.

There will be a non-mandatory pre-proposal meeting held virtually at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 @ 11:00 am (EST). Interested parties may contact Christine Billeter at to receive information regarding the meeting. All firms intending to submit a proposal for this project are encouraged to attend to discuss the proposed work and receive answers to questions related to the project.

The purpose of this RFP is to provide a competitive means to select a service provider to evaluate STARS existing building and determine if it should be renovated or reconstructed, ascertain whether any or all of STARS’ divisions should be relocated, and to examine the viability of potential sites.

See the full RFP here.