Master Lessee

Request for Proposals for Master Lessee

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) issues this Request for Proposals (RFP) for a long-term master lease of the Transbay Transit Center. The TJPA welcomes teams with expertise in managing large-scale, mixed-use transportation facilities; developing, leasing, and managing local and destination-oriented retail; and designing and delivering integrated promotional platforms to submit responses. The selected master lessee will have the opportunity to:

  • Program, lease, and manage approximately 103,000 square feet of commercial space to serve a rapidly growing 24-hour neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco.
  • Create a cohesive promotional platform to be deployed across a variety of assets throughout the Transit Center and generate revenue through advertising, sponsorship, naming rights agreements, and promotional events.
  • Program a robust calendar of events within areas of the Transit Center including the Rooftop Park.
  • Manage and carry out a maintenance program for all spaces and systems associated with the Transit Center.

The TJPA invites qualified firms or teams to participate in this exciting opportunity to program and manage one of the leading multi-modal transit facilities in the nation.

A pre-proposal conference and site tour was held at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at the TJPA offices, located at 201 Mission Street, Suite 2100, San Francisco, CA 94105.

Pre-proposal Conference Presentation | Pre-proposal Conference Sign-in Sheets | Pre-proposal Conference Tour Map

Questions must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, June 3, 2016. All questions must be submitted via email to the following address:

Responses to all questions will be posted in batches on the TJPA’s website through June 10, 2016.

Proposals must be received by the TJPA no later than 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, June 17, 2016. Respondents are required to submit five bound originals and one electronic version (on a USB drive) of their response to the TJPA at the following address:

Transbay Joint Powers Authority
201 Mission Street, Suite 2100
San Francisco, CA 94105

Reponses to this RFP that are not received by the time and date specified, do not contain all the required information and completed forms, or do not meet all minimum qualifications shall be deemed non-responsive and rejected without consideration.

[Note: Proposers are encouraged to Register on the TJPA’s website to be alerted when changes and new documents are added. However, all proposers are solely responsible for ensuring the receipt of any and all documents, addenda, and questions and answers, and should therefore check the website before submitting their proposal/submission to ensure their proposal/submission responds to any such documents.]

Download Documents No. of Files/Links: 10
Document (Click to Download) File Size & Type Date Posted
Q & A Set No. 2 RFP 16-02: Master Lessee (Final Q & A Set) 840KB .pdf 4/29/2016
Q & A Set No. 1 RFP 16-02: Master Lessee 5,853KB .pdf 4/20/2016
Addendum No. 2
RFP 16-02: Master Lessee
216KB .pdf 5/23/2016
Addendum No. 1
RFP 16-02: Master Lessee
25KB .pdf 4/11/2016
RFP 16-02: Master Lessee 25,238KB .pdf 3/4/2016
Appendices for RFP 16-02: Master Lessee 6,679KB .pdf 3/4/2016
Please download Appendices 1 and 2 below:
241KB .xlsx 3/4/2016
302KB .docx 3/4/2016
Key Reference Documents for RFP 16-02: Master Lessee Box Link
Advertisement for RFP 16-02: Master Lessee 12KB .pdf 3/4/2016
Key RFP Dates
RFP Issued Friday, March 4, 2016
Pre-proposal Conference and Site Tour Thursday, March 24, 2016, 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Addendum No. 1 Issued Monday, April 11, 2016
Addendum No. 2 Issued Monday, May 23, 2016
Deadline for Submission of Questions Friday, June 3, 2016, 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Answers to Written Questions Posted Friday, June 10, 2016
Proposals Due Friday, June 17, 2016, 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Respondents Notified of Invitation to Interviews Week of July 18, 2016 (formerly Week of June 27, 2016)
Interviews Week of August 1, 2016 (formerly Week of July 11, 2016)
Respondents Notified of TJPA’s Decision Week of September 12, 2016 (formerly Week of August 15, 2016)
Contract Recommended for TJPA Board Approval TBD
Anticipated Master Lease Execution Q1 2017