Request for Proposal: 2023 Emergency and Abandoned Vehicle Towing

Issue Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Submittal Deadline: Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 2:00 p.m.


The City of Alameda (City) is a unique island community of approximately 79,000 people faced with a wide variety of environmental, climate change, land use, planning, and transportation issues and challenges.

The City is seeking experienced companies to provide towing and storage of vehicles from public and private property as directed by authorized representatives of the Alameda Police Department for a five (5) year period commencing April 1, 2023 through March 31, 2028, strictly in accordance with the instructions, terms, conditions and specifications as herein described.

The City will review proposals, rank the companies, and invite finalists to a panel interview. The City will evaluate the interviews, rank the companies, and invite the finalist company to enter into a contract with the City for a five-year term, to provide on-call towing and storage of vehicles from public and private property.

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Company’s shall submit one electronic pdf file of the information in Section IV above, Financial Document noted in section VIII-H below and Proposed Fee Schedule Attachment A-1.  All submitted material becomes the property of the City of Alameda.  Proposals must be sent electronically by 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 to:

Ryan DeRespini, Lieutenant,,

Or hand-delivered to:

Alameda Police Department

Attn. Lt. Ryan DeRespini

1555 Oak Street

Alameda, CA 94501

Submittals shall be clearly marked "Proposal to Provide Vehicle Towing and Storage Services.” Inquiries regarding the RFP may be made via email to Ryan DeRespini at The deadline for inquiries is 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14, 2023.