Request for Qualifications Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) Area Long-Range (Year 2040) Transportation Plan

The Kingsport Area MTPO, a federally mandated multi-jurisdictional organization responsible for transportation planning in the Kingsport Urban Area, is seeking qualifications for a multi-year contract for the following product;

Development and completion of the Kingsport MTPO Study Area Long-Range (Year 2040) Transportation Plan, as detailed in the RFQ specifications document, copies of which can be obtained from the offices of the Kingsport Area MTPO – located at 201 West Market Street, Kingsport Tennessee, or the City of Kingsport’s Procurement Office, located at 625 West Industry drive, Kingsport, Tennessee.  A copy of the RFQ document is also available on-line at htpp://purchasing.kingsporttn.gov/list. The Long-Range Transportation Plan will include an all-important travel demand modeling element (using TRANSCAD) as well as several other vital topics and elements, including multi-modal concepts and plans, financial parameters, public participation process, state and federal agency participation, the MTPO process, freight planning, bike/ped planning, land use and demographic research, and identification of future transportation needs.  Knowledge and experiencing in developing a plan that include all of these elements is required.  The Plan must also meet all requirements as set forth in federal and state legislation i.e. MOVING AHEAD FOR PROGRESS IN THE 21ST CENTURY (MAP- 21), in place at the time of adoption by the MTPO Executive Board.  In addition, the contract forthcoming from this request will be subject to compliance with any and all federal, state, and local regulations related to federally-funded consulting contracts i.e. President’s Executive Orders, and Title VI and Title VII specifications.

Qualified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE’s) are encouraged to apply, but must hold DBE certifications in Tennessee or Virginia.

Qualifications may be mailed or delivered to the Procurement Manager, 255 West Center Street, Kingsport, TN  37660, but must be received  no later than 4:00 P.M. Eastern Time, on Monday, June 29, 2015 , at which time , will be publicly opened and only the names of the submitters will be read aloud in the Council Room, City Hall..  The City has right to accept or reject any or all bids received, to waive any informalities, and to re-advertise.

Documents for the above referenced project are available online @www.purchasing.kingsporttn.gov/list.  Interested parties may also contact the Procurement Department @ 423-229-9419.

PUB 1T:  06/14/15                                                                     Tilden J. Fleming

City Manager